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Bywater Oyster Bar offering wine tasting Oct. 5

Wine lovers will have a chance to indulge in a wide variety of wines on Monday, Oct. 5, ... Read more | Add your comment

Calera’s game with Pell City canceled due to COVID-19

Coming off a win and a bye week the last two weeks, the Calera Eagles were excited to ... Read more | Add your comment

UM Department of Theatre receives national accreditation

The University of Montevallo’s Department of Theatre has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabama 25 work in Wilsonville to continue into October

WILSONVILLE – Weather permitting beginning Monday,  Sept. 28  at 8 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will close one ... Read more | Add your comment

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Alabama 25 work in Wilsonville to continue into October

WILSONVILLE – Weather permitting beginning Monday,  Sept. 28  at 8 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will close one southbound lane of Alabama 25 in Wilsonville ... Read more | Add your comment

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PCS proposes $44.8 million budget for upcoming fiscal year

Pelham City Schools has proposed a budget of $44,805,205 for the upcoming fiscal year with a projected surplus of $745,516 thanks to funding from federal, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

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Shelby County Football Show Week 6

But there are plenty of exciting matchups on tap for Friday night, including a No. 1 versus No. 1 matchup in Alabaster between Thompson and ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:22 pm

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Alabaster Tour of Lights to provide Christmas cheer

In a year of staying home and missing out on opportunities, Christmas lovers will still get to enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Alabaster’s annual ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:45 am

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Matthew Blount Post 555 memorial ride for wreaths across America

Several motorcycles and other vehicles buzzed through the streets of Pelham on Saturday, Sept. 19, riding in the Matthew Blount American Legion Post 555 annual ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:06 pm

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MVES goes gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Faculty members at Meadow View Elementary School donned bright yellow shirts the morning of Sept. 18 to commemorate and bring awareness to those affected by ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:35 pm

Helena

Helena Library to host 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Jane B. Holmes Public Library is hosting the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program to keep children reading and listening to books to prepare for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:12 pm

Helena

Helena teen improves Joe Tucker park for Eagle Scout Project 

Jacob Strickland, junior at Helena High School, recently completed a project working toward earning his Eagle Scout rank designed to improve Joe Tucker Park for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:03 pm

Columbiana

Shelby County Shindig features bluegrass

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Old Mill Square Park at the Shelby County Arts Center for the Shelby County Shindig! Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:43 pm

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Keeping it in the family

One of the founding businesses in the Westover area is Chappell Carpets, owned by Frank and Edwina Chappell. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:37 pm

Columbiana

Doing good behind the scenes

Seventy-one-year-old Cecelia Ebert-Link is a Wilsonville native. Married at the age of 15 at which time she left school, Link later earned her G.E.D. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:31 pm

Columbiana

Legion looking for a few good men—and women

On Friday, Sept. 18, at City Hall in Columbiana, a quiet ceremony happened in front of City Hall that only a few were present for. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:28 pm

Business

Shugah’s restaurant offers sweet desserts, more in classy setting

Lovers of desserts like pies, cakes, cookies and more now have a new restaurant to indulge their sweet tooth as Shugah’s officially opened in Pelham ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:26 pm

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Two more suspects arrested in Alabaster shooting case

Police have arrested two more suspects in connection with a Sept. 20 shooting at a party in Alabaster that left one person dead and another ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:54 pm

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SBA gearing up for annual Christmas Gift Shop

The Shelby Baptist Association is accepting donations and scheduling interview appointments for its 2020 Christmas Gift Shop. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:47 am

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Thompson remains unanimous No. 1 team, climbs in national rankings

After taking down No. 2 Hewitt-Trussville 35-21 on national television, the Thompson Warriors held onto their No. 1 ranking in the ASWA Class 7A standings. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:45 am

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Alabaster ranked 39th best place to live in America

Money.com recently released its best places to live in America list for 2020 and one Shelby County city was firmly in the top 50. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:37 pm

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United Way kicks of 2020 fundraiser campaign

United Way of Central Alabama kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday, Sept. 10, with the theme “Because of You Hope Happens.” Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:15 pm

Helena

Church at Cahaba Bend collecting supplies for teachers

In addition to holding weekly prayer walks for each of Helena’s schools, the Church at Cahaba Bend is also collecting supplies to help assist teachers ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:00 pm

Helena

HPD officer injured in wreck now in stable condition, has long road ahead

Following a serious motorcycle accident in Helena on Monday, Sept. 21, a Helena Police Officer was upgraded to stable condition on Tuesday afternoon. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:29 pm

Helena

Scout Troop 2 cleans up Historic Harmony Cemetery

Helena’s Scout Troop 2 spent the better part of the day Saturday, Sept. 12 working together to clean up the Historic Harmony Cemetery. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:55 pm

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Pelham Parks and Rec announces Scarecrows in the Park contest

As the temperature begins to drop, and the leaves start to change signaling the beginning of fall, Pelham Parks and Rec is inviting citizens to ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:48 pm

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Two charged with attempted murder in deadly Alabaster shooting

Two arrests have been made following a shooting at a party in Alabaster during the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 20, killing one and ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:36 pm

Montevallo

UM waives admission test score requirement

The University of Montevallo has waived the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission, and is offering scholarships to students based on their high school GPA.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:00 pm

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SEA assists nearly 1,200 during pandemic

MONTEVALLO — It goes without saying that 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges for many individuals and families in Shelby County, and organizations like Shelby Emergency ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:19 pm

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Old Baker Farm Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 26

HARPERSVILLE — Perhaps the best place to find that picture-perfect pumpkin is at Old Baker Farm’s Pumpkin Patch this fall. Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:36 pm

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Mt Laurel second grader sings at big-name Nashville venues

“She had people come up and ask for an autograph, and she doesn’t even know cursive yet,” Heather Lofthus, Evan Riley’s mother, said. “It’s really ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:26 pm