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Parts of Shelby County see 7-plus inches of rain, flooding

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Westland called the rainfall totals map from Tuesday, May 4 “frame worthy” as ... Read more | Add your comment

New sculptures help define Columbiana’s place in history

COLUMBIANA — The concept of “county seat” has taken on a quite literal meaning for the city of ... Read more | Add your comment

Pelham Racquet Club hosts USTA state championship

More than 500 players competing on many teams came out to the Pelham Racquet Club between April 30 ... Read more | Add your comment

Several Shelby County area high schools rank highly in Niche ratings

Several public high schools in Shelby County have achieved high rankings in the Niche 2021 Best Public High ... Read more | Add your comment

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Parts of Shelby County see 7-plus inches of rain, flooding

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Westland called the rainfall totals map from Tuesday, May 4 “frame worthy” as it showed areas of Shelby County as ... Read more | Add your comment

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Columbiana

New sculptures help define Columbiana’s place in history

COLUMBIANA — The concept of “county seat” has taken on a quite literal meaning for the city of Columbiana. Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Mims.

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Reba Joiner Patterson

Reba Joiner Patterson, age 88, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, May 2.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:13 pm

Helena

Helena Teen Council taking applications

The city of Helena is accepting applications for the Helena Teen Council, which is an service organization that promotes civic duty through a variety of ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:24 pm

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On the tee: Celebrities take part in pro-am at Regions Tradition for special cause

Stepping onto the first tee at the Regions Tradition Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday morning, May 5, Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban pulled ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:59 am

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Shelby County school districts among top in the state

All four of the school districts that operate within Shelby County placed in the top 26 out of the 137 that were measured in the ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:34 am

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Michael Button’s magic moment

Thompson High School senior Michael Button was surprised at a Birmingham Bulls game on Friday, April 30 when he was granted a ‘magic moment,” in ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:28 am

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Thompson High School holds Parade of Graduates

As graduation quickly approaches, seniors at Thompson High School are getting the opportunity to go through some of the more traditional motions that seniors typically ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:30 am

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Alabaster City Schools operating on three-hour delay Wednesday

With several roads across the city of Alabaster impassable as of Tuesday night, May 4, Alabaster City Schools has announced a three hour delay for ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:13 pm

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Shelby County Schools shifting to remote learning for Wednesday

Due to flooding at the Shelby County Instructional Services Department and other facilities in the Shelby County School system, all schools will be closed for ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:56 pm

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From rough to fairway: Carlisle uses golf to overcome trauma of tornado

Driving home from the beach after a spring break trip with her friends, Oak Mountain senior Bella Carlisle got a Facetime call from her sister ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:17 pm

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Gov. Ivey signs bill approving 2-percent raise for teachers, state officials

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 188, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr and Rep. Bill Poole, into law, making teacher pay ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:56 pm

Calera

Sage Bar & Grill to open in Calera

CALERA — Sage Bar & Grill hopes to bring the best of both worlds—family restaurant and night spot complete with live entertainment—to the former location ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:14 pm

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PCS supporting teachers to earn National Board Certification

Pelham City Schools is seeking to increase the potential of their teachers by providing support and scholarships to have them earn National Board Certification.   Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:01 pm

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McGee earns perfect ACT score

Thompson High School student Abigail McGee recently accomplished a rare achievement in attaining a perfect 36 score on the ACT test. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:13 pm

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Alabaster recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

The city of Alabaster is observing Mental Health Awareness during the month of May. This was boosted by a proclamation made by Mayor Scott Brakefield ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:11 pm

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Alabaster City Schools dismissing early for severe weather

Due to the threat of severe weather this afternoon Alabaster City Schools announced that they would dismiss all schools 1.5 hours early on Tuesday, May ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:33 pm

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Shelby County Schools dismissing early due to weather

Shelby County Schools has announced that it will dismiss on Tuesday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. due to the threat of severe weather later this ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:28 pm

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Traywick shares her story for Stroke Awareness Month

Most people never expect to experience a stroke and usually are unaware of the symptoms that present before a stroke happens. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:58 am

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Alabaster Veterans Center holds ribbon cutting

After initially being approved back in June 2020, the Alabaster Veterans Center held its grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, May 4. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:18 am

Columbiana

Justice shines a light on history

“I love history,” said Bill Justice. He has volunteered with the Shelby County Historical Society (SCHS) for the past 15 years. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:02 am

Columbiana

Hobbs finds path to business after high school

Hall Hobbs, senior at Shelby County High School, has found a way to thrive in the face of what has been a tough year for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:58 am

Calera

Calera High softball launches shoe drive fundraiser

CALERA — Calera High School Softball is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from now through May 28 to raise funds for their program. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:18 am

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All local schools cancel after-school activities, care due to severe weather

Alabaster City Schools, Shelby County Schools, Hoover City Schools and Pelham City Schools have canceled after school activities and all after-school care today due to ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:17 am

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OMES holds ribbon cutting for new multisensory room

The number of students who have experienced trauma or have a sensory processing disorder continues to grow each year. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:56 am

Montevallo

UM’s Lee chosen for 2021 Millennium Leadership Initiative

Dr. Kristalyn Lee, the vice president for administration and liaison to the Board of Trustees at the University of Montevallo, was among 32 exemplary, senior-level ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 3, 2021 5:57 pm

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Municipal candidates must file statements with Secretary of State in 2023

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Act 2021-314 was recently signed into law, which will require all principal campaign committees to file reports and statements electronically with the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 3, 2021 5:15 pm