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Thompson starts No. 1, others receive recognition in preseason poll

For the fourth year in a row, the Thompson Warriors will start a new football season inside the ... Read more | Add your comment

Coin shortage affecting some businesses, not others

When’s the last time you reached into your pocket and heard the familiar jingle of change when making ... Read more | Add your comment

Officers revive child in cardiac arrest on I-65

CALERA — First responders from multiple agencies cooperated early Friday morning, July 31 to save the life of ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 testing event serves nearly 150 people

A free COVID-19 testing event put on by Community of Hope Health Clinic on Tuesday, July 28, provided ... Read more | Add your comment

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Thompson starts No. 1, others receive recognition in preseason poll

For the fourth year in a row, the Thompson Warriors will start a new football season inside the top five of the ASWA football rankings, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

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Coin shortage affecting some businesses, not others

When’s the last time you reached into your pocket and heard the familiar jingle of change when making a cash transaction? Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Mims.

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Thomas announces candidacy for Chelsea City Council Place 3

Chris Thomas has announced his candidacy for Chelsea City Council Place 3. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:21 am

Montevallo

Montevallo to hold second drive-in movie Aug. 7

Impact Montevallo, Montevallo Junior City Council and the city of Montevallo will host another drive-in movie for local families on the night of Friday, Aug. ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, July 31, 2020 2:00 pm

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County manager updates commission on improvement projects

“We’ve drawn some of our projects back in that were associated with lodging tax, but we are still doing projects along with our Shelby County ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, July 31, 2020 10:55 am

News

Pelham PD warning of car break-ins

The Pelham Police Department wants to warn local residents of a recent surge in vehicle break-ins happening within city limits. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:56 am

Helena

Helena Council approves board to develop arts in Old Town

The Helena City Council recently voted in favor of a resolution creating the “HOTboard,” which stands for Helena Old Town board—a council-appointed board for developing ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:52 am

Helena

HHS kicks off summer band camp, shares Disney theme

While band students had to miss out on the concerts and events that typically precede the end of the school year, band students at Helena ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:48 am

Calera

Calera Main Street Farmers Market to open July 31

CALERA — A farmers market is returning to the city of Calera starting July 31, Calera Main Street has announced. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:09 pm

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South City Theatre hosting virtual game show on Friday nights

Despite not being able to put on live productions, the South City Theatre is continuing to engage the community by hosting an interactive Virtual Game ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:08 am

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Shelby County Schools releases updated instructional guidance for reopening

Shelby County Schools released an update on July 29 that the district’s schools will reopen in August in the green phase of starting all students ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:46 pm

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Harpersville Day 2020 canceled

HARPERSVILLE — After thoughtful consideration, the town of Harpersville has made the decision to cancel Harpersville Day 2020 due to continuing concerns surrounding the novel ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:23 pm

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Chelsea Planning Commission recommends comprehensive plan for approval

The Chelsea Planning Commission on July 27 conducted a public hearing for the city’s comprehensive plan before approving a final draft to recommend to the ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:56 pm

News

Jeff State offering scholarships for dual enrollment students

Jefferson State Community College is accepting students now for fall 2020 dual enrollment—with scholarships available for Career Technical Education courses. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:31 pm

Columbiana

Liberty Day cut short by lightning, still well-attended

COLUMBIANA — As people gathered on the streets of Columbiana for the 34th Annual Liberty Day festivities on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:51 pm

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Thompson season opener to raise money for childhood cancer

For the second consecutive year, the Thompson Warriors will open the 2020 football season fighting for both a win on the field and a good ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:13 pm

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Gov. Ivey extends Safer at Home order, mandates masks until Aug. 31

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey held a press conference from the state capitol in Montgomery on Wednesday, July 29, and extended the current Safer at Home ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:45 am

Montevallo

Swords running for Montevallo City Council District 4

Sonya Swords has announced her candidacy for Montevallo City Council District 4. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:48 am

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Briarwood seniors reunite for long-awaited graduation ceremony

The members of Briarwood Christian School’s Class of 2020 celebrated their achievements during a long-awaited graduation service held at Briarwood Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:19 am

Community Columnists

Local entrepreneur ready to share new drink with the world

Al Lamoureux is a regular guy, living in Shelby County, who is learning the art of adapting to the changes that are happening all around ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:22 pm

Community Columnists

Clark sees caring for others as her duty

Mary “Molly” Clark would agree with Actress Audrey Hepburn who is quoted as having said: “As you grow older, you will discover that you have ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:19 pm

Montevallo

UM Outdoor Scholars Program sees record fall enrollment

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo will see its highest-ever enrollment this fall, nearly doubling in size thanks to a large ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:43 pm

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Senior dogs at Two by Two Rescue fetch grant

Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at Two ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:24 pm

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UPDATE: County’s COVID-19 daily case count on slight downward trend

 With 1,869 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the number of new cases continues ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:48 pm

Helena

Registration for Helena youth sports moving forward

As summer comes to a close many parents and youth in Helena are considering how to spend their free time. Luckily, despite the uncertainty caused ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:24 am

Helena

Helena council recommends entrance standards for large neighborhoods

The Helena City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution requesting that the Planing and Zoning Commission adopt a regulation ensuring that neighborhoods with more ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:20 am

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Development plans in Dunnavant Valley area move forward

The Shelby County Planning Commission held public hearings for and then took action on multiple cases continued from previous meetings regarding proposed developments off Dunnavant ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:10 am