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Investigation under way following death of Shelby man

An investigation is under way in Shelby following the death of a man on Sunday, July 25. Read more | Add your comment

Montevallo seeking more grant funding to continue energy upgrades

The city of Montevallo has completed two energy upgrade projects, and more could be forthcoming if the city ... Read more | Add your comment

Barks and Brews: Shelby Humane and Interstellar partner for benefit

Shelby Humane and Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co. partnered together to host the Barks and Brews event. Read more | Add your comment

Wilton to hold public hearing on community development needs

The town of Wilton will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 27 to discuss the town’s submission ... Read more | Add your comment

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Columbiana to host job fair in August

COLUMBIANA — Job seekers and employers looking to fill positions each stand to benefit from an upcoming job fair scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 17 at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Mims.

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God Did It Ministries motorcycle ride raises money for community efforts

Nearly 20 motorcycles could be seen cruising through Alabaster, Helena and Pelham on July 17 for the inaugural God Did It Ministries motorcycle ride. Read more | Add your comment

by Nathan Howell.

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Chelsea approves new fire transport unit, honors 9U baseball champs

The Chelsea City Council approved the purchase of a new fire transport unit and recognized a local youth baseball team for winning a state title ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:11 pm


Parnell Library launches free toddler music class

The Parnell Memorial Library is launching a new weekly program for families with young children starting Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 2:58 pm

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Plans for proposed subdivisions near Chelsea, Columbiana approved

The Shelby County Planning Commission on July 19 unanimously approved the master plan for Iron Wood Lakes, a subdivision to be constructed on unzoned property ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:47 pm

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Joe Sparacino ready to take over as Calera head baseball coach

An assistant at Thompson High School for the last six years, one local baseball coach is now living out a lifelong dream after being named ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:14 pm

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Beulah Mae’s opens restaurant in Alabaster

Beulah Mae’s Southern Kitchen has officially launched a restaurant in Alabaster, marking the company's first venture into in-person dining.  Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, July 22, 2021 3:25 pm

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Secretary of State holding free voter ID event in Alabaster

All Alabama voters are required to have a specific type of photo identification in order to vote in any election in the state. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:46 pm

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Regions Tradition Birdies for Charity raises $1 million

The 2021 Regions Tradition golf tournament’s Birdies for Charity raised $967,435 for local charities. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:49 am

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Shelby Humane hosting “Clear the Shelter” adoption event

Shelby Humane will host its “Clear the Shelter” event on Saturday, July 24 at locations throughout the county with a goal of adopting out hundreds ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:24 am

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Children discover ‘God’s Great Light’ at Camp Branch VBS

Camp Branch United Methodist Church invited children from the area for a week of music, games and bible lessons during its island-themed Vacation Bible School. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:37 am

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Alabaster City Schools invests $5 million in school improvements

Through the use of funds from state bond issue and bond refinance money, Alabaster City Schools has been hard at work renovating each of the ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:48 am


Kids enjoy Rock and Roll Playground at Old Town Live

Children from Helena and surrounding areas were treated to a fun day of music, games, activities and more during a special concert event on Saturday, ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:14 pm

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Asbury’s Summer Institute to explore Eastern Orthodox Christianity

The Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson will lead the 2021 Summer Institute of Religious Studies, “Understanding Eastern Orthodox Christianity,” beginning on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:30 ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 11:55 am


Friday Nights at the Cove to wrap up with Red Hot Rodeo

Montevallo Main Street’s free-admission live music series will conclude with Red Hot Rodeo, headlined by Montevallo’s Mary Howard. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:32 am


Inaugural Calera Cruise-In logs miles of fun

The first ever Calera Cruise-In was held Saturday, July 17, attracting a crowd of car enthusiasts—drivers and admirers alike—to the lot adjacent to Cowart Drugs ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:36 pm

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‘Something different:’ Greek Street serves up Athens-inspired fare

Keith and Amy Richards, founders of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, have opened Greek Street, a fast-casual restaurant serving cuisine similar to the street fare in Greece’s ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:31 pm


Irvin shadows Main Street programs, businesses to benefit students through Career Corps

Lindsey Irvin’s students at Calera Intermediate School have quite the task at hand—to complete and submit a detailed business plan. Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:46 pm

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New Alabaster Water facility holds ribbon cutting

Alabaster Water held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 20 for its new facility at 200 Kent Stone Boulevard. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:30 pm


Riding for a reason

The Columbiana American Legion has several branches that comprise Post 131. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:31 pm


SafeHouse of Shelby County moving to new location

SafeHouse of Shelby County will officially begin offering its services out of a new building as of Aug. 1. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:25 pm

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Young Impressions Child Care expands to five Pre-K Programs

Young Impressions Child Care is expanding its services to offer a total of five state-funded First Class Pre-K programs. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:17 pm


Local butchers competing for $20,000 in meat-cutting challenge

Texas Roadhouse is hosting the first round of its Qualifier Meat-Cutting Challenge on Tuesday, August 3 at the Pelham Civic Center. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:46 am

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Tyler Blackwell named head basketball coach at Montevallo High School

In a tight Sweet-16 battle with Sparkman, Spain Park assistant coach Tyler Blackwell noticed a trend throughout the game that would go on to make ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:38 am

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I-65 northbound shut down near Alabaster

All northbound lanes of Interstate 65 between Calera and Alabaster have been shut down Tuesday morning, July 20, due to a debris spill from a ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:10 am

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Alabaster tennis team wins Junior Team Tennis Championship

The Alabaster Aces recently won the USTA Junior Team Tennis Championship title in the Advanced 18 and Under Division. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:31 pm


Shelby County inmate dies following medical emergency

COLUMBIANA — A Shelby County Jail inmate was transported to the hospital for a medical emergency on Sunday, July 18, where he was later pronounced ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 19, 2021 3:42 pm