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Woman injured in shooting near Montevallo

Shelby County 911 received a call about a shooting with injuries in the 100 block of Tomlyn Road ... Read more | Add your comment

Carjacking takes place at UM

A carjacking took place near the University of Montevallo’s Stewart Student Retreat Center on the night of Saturday, ... Read more | Add your comment

UPDATE: Shelby County nears 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19

By EMILY SPARACINO | Staff Writer and ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor Numbers continue to rise as more ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Hope is never cancelled’: Sharing a positive message

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak the response has been a wave of closures and cancellations, however, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Helena urgent care facility offering COVID-19 testing

The It’s About Time Urgent Care in Helena is now offering COVID-19 testing for individuals displaying symptoms of the virus. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, March 27, 2020 4:58 pm

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THS student tests positive for COVID-19

Alabaster City Schools on Thursday, March 26, notified parents and employees that a Thompson High School student has tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

by Briana Harris, Friday, March 27, 2020 4:41 pm

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Governor announces closure of ‘non-essential’ businesses until April 17

Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday, March 27, announced a “Safer at Home” order that includes the closure of a list of businesses deemed “non-essential” until ... Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Friday, March 27, 2020 1:04 pm

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Don’t forget: It’s time to complete the 2020 Census

As the COVID-19 pandemic dominates the majority of news coverage, Shelby County leaders want to remind residents that the 2020 Census is currently available to ... Read more

by Briana Harris, Friday, March 27, 2020 1:02 pm

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Alabama’s February unemployment rate was at record low

FROM STAFF REPORTS MONTGOMERY – Before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were being felt, Alabama’s unemployment rate was at a record low. Alabama Department ... Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Friday, March 27, 2020 11:43 am

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Enviro-Systems helping customers who can’t pay during pandemic

WESTOVER – A waste-water provider that serves parts of the U.S. 280 area is trying to help its customers during a difficult time. Westover Mayor ... Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Friday, March 27, 2020 11:34 am

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AHSAA releases statement on cancellation of spring sports

For the county, it was shaping up to be a historic spring with five soccer teams, two baseball teams and one softball team ranked No. ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, March 27, 2020 10:55 am

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Asbury UMC finds new ways to minister during pandemic

“We may not be there, but everything we normally do we are still doing in some capacity,” Amy Gonzalez said. Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Friday, March 27, 2020 10:21 am

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First responders advise patience during COVID-19 outbreak

During the COVID-19 outbreak first responders are on the front lines continuing to protect and assist citizens despite the risk of potential exposure. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, March 27, 2020 8:37 am

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Schools to stay closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year

On March 14, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed an order to immediately close all schools from March 16 through April 6 amid the outbreak of ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:38 pm

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Alabaster girl enjoys drive-by birthday party

With birthday celebrations plans foiled by the COVID-19 pandemic, an Alabaster family found a different way to celebrate and make the day special 9-year-old Kasyn ... Read more

by Briana Harris, Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:41 pm

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UPDATE: Shelby County surpasses 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Numbers continue to rise as more tests come back positive for COVID-19, and on the afternoon of Thursday, March 26, Shelby County's total of confirmed ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:32 pm

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Montevallo church pastor diagnosed with coronavirus

Father Ray Dunmyer, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, is in quarantine at home after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:18 pm

Calera

Calera resident mails gift cards to help local business

CALERA — An act of kindness can go a long way. Calera resident Alyssa Corpstein decided to help her neighbors and support one of her ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:31 am

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David Peacock ministers with music at St. Vincent’s

BIRMINGHAM — The crisp, rhythmic strumming of an acoustic guitar and the primal, sometimes mellow, notes that reverberate throughout a room have a strange tendency ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:31 pm

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UPDATE: Shelby County nears 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19, state total nears 400

The afternoon of Wednesday, March 25, brought a big jump in confirmed cases across both Shelby County and the state of Alabama, while the first ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:13 pm

Business

Montevallo mayor forms Economic Sustainability Task Force

A new group of business and economic development leaders in Montevallo will work to find solutions to issues residents face during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:40 pm

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ACS to conduct virtual pre-K lottery drawing

Alabaster City Schools’ pre-K lottery drawing will take place March 31 as planned, according to information released by the district. Read more

by Briana Harris, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:24 pm

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Chelsea students design device that could prevent school shootings

Four Chelsea High School students developed an idea that could be an answer to school shootings—and earned the third-place prize at the annual TeenTech Bham ... Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:13 pm

Business

Pelham to start hotline for local businesses

With uncertainty surrounding local business throughout Shelby County and what exactly is considered an essential business, the city of Pelham and Mayor Gary Waters are ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:14 pm

Business

Area market, winery offering takeout meals

The COVID-19 crisis has challenged Shelby County business owners to come up with innovative ways to stay afloat. Corbin Farms Winery in Calera and Burnette ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:59 pm

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UPDATE: County’s COVID-19 case count jumps up 9 overnight to 36

By EMILY SPARACINO | Staff Writer and ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor Shelby County had one of its largest jumps in confirmed cases of COVID-19 ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:55 am

Coronavirus

Pelham’s Palooza in the Park canceled

Originally scheduled for May 16, the city of Pelham has decided to cancel its sixth annual Palooza in the Park due to the rapid spread ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:55 am

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Alabaster’s Golden Rule BBQ temporarily closes

Paul Curcio, owner of Golden Rule BBQ, announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Monday, March 23, that the Alabaster eatery would be closed until ... Read more

by Briana Harris, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:48 pm

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UPDATE: Now 27 cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County

By EMILY SPARACINO | Staff Writer and ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor A total of 27 cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have now been confirmed in ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:20 pm