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Top volleyball players make 2020 All-County Team

Shelby County has become a hotbed for volleyball talent year in and year out, and the 2020 volleyball ... Read more | Add your comment

SCSO’s Burchfield honored with retirement resolution

Ken Burchfield has served in various positions during his 17-year tenure with the SCSO, most recently as chief ... Read more | Add your comment

Online sex offender registry helps keep public aware

There are currently 205 sex offenders in Shelby County, 166 of which are subject to community notification as ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabaster teachers receive well-deserved extra compensation checks

After a long and trying semester, the Alabaster City Schools Board of Education decided to thank their teachers ... Read more | Add your comment

Montevallo

UM freezes tuition for third consecutive year

To help maintain its status as one of the best quality-for-cost higher education institutions in the state, the University of Montevallo has frozen tuition for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Calera

Christmas in Calera welcomes Santa for Small Business Saturday

CALERA – Calera Main Street is excited to announce a safe experience for visiting Santa on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 1-5 p.m. in historic downtown ... Read more | Add your comment

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Commission OKs ALDOT agreement for bridge replacement on Alabama 25

The preliminary engineering and construction agreement with ALDOT relates to an Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program II project involving a bridge replacement and approaches ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:17 pm

Montevallo

Sides joining forces for UM’s 2021 College Night

In March, College Night will look significantly different than it has in the past, as the Purple and Gold leaders have developed a plan to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Alabaster Main Story

AGC Automotive breaks ground on new expansion

AGC Automotive recently broke ground for the expansion of their automotive facility in Alabaster. The worldwide automotive glass supplier held an event on Wednesday, Nov. ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:34 pm

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Celebrating a century: Hallman has sharp mind at 100

WESTOVER — Ethelene Hallman of Westover has witnessed something few of us have seen—she has lived a century of life. Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:49 am

News

PCS students honored with Character in Action Awards

Students from each school in the Pelham City School system recently received Character in Action Awards, which honor students who serve as positive influences on ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:37 am

News

PCS Foundation gives $2,500 to each Pelham school

Each of Pelham’s schools were presented with a check for $2,500 to help bolster initiatives by the PCS Foundation at their Fall Celebration event. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:19 am

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Debbie Horton approved as SCS Human Resources Supervisor

During the most recent Shelby County Schools Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 19, the board approved a new Human Resources Supervisor, swore ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:44 am

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Chamber’s Diamond Awards recognize 21 nominees, 3 winners

The Shelby County Chamber held its annual Diamond Awards program on Thursday, Nov. 19, to highlight several of the county’s most selfless and hard-working residents ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:52 am

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Hoover Christmas Tree Lighting set for Dec. 1

The city of Hoover will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:28 am

Community Columnists

SCAC to host Holiday Artist Market

On Dec. 5, the Shelby County Arts Council plans to host their annual Holiday Artist Market in Columbiana. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:05 pm

Community Columnists

Reaching out to those behind bars

A member of the Calera Senior Center, Bernice Fontenberry has volunteered her time and attention to the efforts the Shelby County Jail’s book program that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:02 pm

Helena

Lee Springs Park opens in Helena, has historical remnants

Residents of Helena have a new park to bring their families to, meet up with friends or enjoy the beautiful outdoors as the Lee Springs ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:52 pm

Helena

HHS student named Outstanding Choral Student

Mary-Carol Dassau, a senior at Helena High School, was recently honored with the distinction of Outstanding Choral Student by the Alabama Music Educators Association for ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:30 pm

News

Pelham man receives Governor’s Veteran of the Year award

Jerry McClain, a Pelham resident and veteran, recently received the special honor of receiving the Governor’s Veteran of the Year for the State of Alabama ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:13 pm

Lifestyles

City of Pelham to hold outdoor Christmas concert Dec. 6

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many festive seasonal events to be canceled or radically changed, the city of Pelham created a unique outdoor Christmas ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:00 pm

Lifestyles

Pelham holds outdoor concert for seniors

Seniors in Pelham got to enjoy a relaxed hour of music outside of the Pelham Senior Center on Nov. 12 as Parks and Recreation hosted ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:39 pm

Helena Main Story

Art camp to let kids dive into the holiday season

Children in Helena and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to come together and get into the Christmas and winter holiday spirit as Mazey Grace ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:27 pm

Business

Specialty food mart Walnut Block opens in Pelham

Walnut Block LLC. held its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 14 where guests had a chance to see the wide variety of meats, cheeses and ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:19 pm

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Chelsea resident forms nonprofit to restore, gift bikes to kids

On the night of Sunday, Nov. 1, the idea came to Bradford of restoring more bikes to give to children for Christmas or at times ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:05 pm

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Council hears street plan proposal, approves sports lighting bid

The Chelsea City Council on Nov. 17 heard a presentation on an access management study proposal and approved resolutions related to the city’s ongoing sports ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Jury finds Kat West’s husband guilty of manslaughter

A jury on Friday, Nov. 20 found William Jeffrey “Jeff” West guilty of manslaughter in the January 2018 death of his wife, Kathleen Dawn “Kat” ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:24 pm

Alabaster Main Story

Thompson downs Hoover, headed to 3rd straight state championship

The Thompson Warriors will get a chance to defend their Class 7A State Championship in 2020. Thanks to a 52-14 victory against region rival Hoover ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:16 pm

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26th Meadow Brook Runs taking off Dec. 19

Runners in the 26th Annual Meadow Brook Runs may be masking up but they will not let COVID-19 slow them down, as the race is ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Friday, November 20, 2020 5:38 pm

Lifestyles

Pelham community runs together at 5k

Runners came out in full force on Nov. 14 as residents and guests put on their best running gear to participate in the Maximum Phyiscal ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:29 pm

Helena

Civitan clubs build wheelchair ramp for Helena woman

Two branches of Civitan International, a volunteer organization, recently partnered together to help an elderly Helena citizen by building a wheelchair ramp to help her ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:18 pm