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Falcons sweep GSC academic awards for 2021

After leading the conference in the winter in academic honorees, University of Montevallo student athletes were at the ... Read more | Add your comment

Bassmaster College Series to make stop at Lay Lake

Talented college teams from across the country will converge on Lay Lake on June 23-24 for the Carhartt ... Read more | Add your comment

Double Oak Community Church VBS returns in person

Double Oak Community Church held its first in-person Vacation Bible School last week for the first time since ... Read more | Add your comment

Nancy ‘Nan’ Abbott remembered as an inspiration to many

Nancy Abbott, former director of the Albert L. Scott Library, passed away on Sunday, May 30 at the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Spain Park’s Widra wins Gatorade Player of the Year award

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor HOOVER – Spain Park standout Annabelle Widra has now won both of the state’s top awards following her senior season ... Read more | Add your comment

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Columbiana

Columbiana man sentenced to 80 months in prison

A Columbiana man was sentenced June 17 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Read more | Add your comment

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Helena man arrested for allegedly placing camera in neighbor’s bathroom

A Helena man was arrested on Wednesday, June 16 by detectives from the Helena Police Department after evidence indicated a covert camera had been placed ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:30 pm

Montevallo

UM student project adds ‘music wall’ at Child Study Center

Children at the University of Montevallo’s Child Study Center will be able to make their own music on the center’s playground when they return from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 12:26 pm

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Mobile pantry food distribution planned for Pelham

In response to the storms that devastated Shelby and Calhoun counties on March 15, the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama (CFB) will hold large-scale ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 18, 2021 11:54 am

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Chelsea’s Butler to compete at USA National Miss

Joscelyn Butler, a 9-year-old Chelsea resident, will compete on the national stage in July as a contestant in the 2021 USA National Miss. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:32 pm

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OHenry’s Coffees opens Mt Laurel location

OHenry’s Coffees has officially opened a new store location. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:38 pm

Calera

Calera Main Street recognized as national affiliate

Calera Main Street has been designated as an affiliate Main Street program. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:47 am

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Alpha, Mu and Omega: First-recorded Texas Longhorn triplets born at Wilsonville farm

Rounding the corner of the barn on his Wilsonville farm, his jaw dropped and his eyes popped out of his head in disbelief. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:28 am

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Red Cross: Blood shortage ‘becoming a little scary’

The American Red Cross and area hospitals are requesting blood donations as a nationwide shortage risks delaying critical patient care. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:44 pm

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Shelby Humane clinic to offer drive-thru vaccine, microchipping

The Shelby Humane Society will host a drive-thru vaccine and microchipping clinic on Saturday, June 19. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:40 pm

Helena

Former Helena standout Justin Stuckey to compete in Olympic Trials

Stuckey, who started track and field in middle school, said it never was his main focus with basketball and football being what he poured his ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:40 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo Farmers Market gets patriotic on Flag Day

There’s nothing like heading out to the local farmers market and browsing through all the colorful fruits, vegetables and baked goods to help kick off ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:06 pm

Helena

Old Town Live returns with ‘Mo-N-Grass’ event

Though it was originally scheduled for May, Helena’s Old Town Live concert series returned to the Helena Amphitheater on June 12 offering a day packed ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:50 pm

Calera

Calera PD open house reaches out to special needs individuals

As a father of special needs children, Calera Police Chief David Hyche is well aware of the importance of knowing how to communicate with special ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:49 pm

Lifestyles

Community health fair promotes positivity on Father’s Day

A crowd bustled around the Pelham Recreation Center on June 12 at a community health fair that was designed to promote both positive relationships between ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:21 pm

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Improvements along State Park Road clear out parts of ‘tree tunnel’

A road project designed to improve a portion State Park Road is having a noticeable effect on commuters as the so-called “tree tunnel” along this ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:09 pm

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Chubbfathers to open in Bryant-Denny Stadium

Those attending games and events at Bryant-Denny stadium will be able to have a familiar taste as Chubbfathers is set to open inside the venue ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:20 am

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Pro Wakeboard Tour set for July 10 at OMSP

The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour is set to bring day of exciting competition and family fun to Oak Mountain State Park on July 10. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:38 am

Calera

Project to replace Waxahatchee bridge on Alabama 25 in fall 2021

The bridge over Waxahatchee Creek on the portion of Alabama 25 that connects Columbiana and Calera will be replaced this fall, ALDOT has announced. Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:00 am

Columbiana

Little Texas to headline 35th Liberty Day on June 25-26

Many events were canceled in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, but Columbiana’s Liberty Day was not one of them. Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:00 am

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Chelsea City Council approves study to consider forming its own school system

The city of Chelsea is exploring breaking away from Shelby County Schools and creating the city’s own school system. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:13 pm

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Cahaba River Bridge construction may cause traffic delays

Traffic delays and periodic shutdowns are expected on Shelby County 52 at the Cahaba River Bridge on Thursday, June 17 and later dates this summer ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:57 pm

Helena

SONIC donates to Helena teacher through Limeades for Learning

SONIC Drive-In donated $1.5 million to teacher requests on national education nonprofit site DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:42 pm

Montevallo

University of Montevallo MBA program adds flexible online class options

In an effort to meet the needs of its students and their busy schedules, the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business is adding a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:39 pm

News

Pelham Public Library offers technology-themed classes

As part of their summer reading program, the Pelham Public Library is offering an opportunity for kids in third through sixth grades to learn more ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:40 pm

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Alabaster Independence Day celebration set for July 2

The city of Alabaster will celebrate Independence Day with a celebration including a firework show on Friday, July 2. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:35 pm