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Respite ministry plans Drive-by Summer Kickoff Parade for June 1

NORTH SHELBY — Volunteers and staff from Anchor Community Respite Ministry at Asbury United Methodist Church will hold ... Read more | Add your comment

Asbury to reopen food pantry in June

Organizers are asking for donations of food and hygiene items in anticipation of a larger-than-normal influx of customers. Read more | Add your comment

UPDATE: County COVID-19 numbers see decline following Tuesday’s surge

Following a sharp increase of 33 cases in a 24-hour span between Monday and Tuesday earlier in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabaster library gears up for summer program

Summer at the Albert L. Scott Library will feature new books, new performers, streaming programs and a new ... Read more | Add your comment

Community Columnists

Bradstreet boasts background in military, education

Ron Bradstreet was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more | Add your comment

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Respite ministry plans Drive-by Summer Kickoff Parade for June 1

NORTH SHELBY — Volunteers and staff from Anchor Community Respite Ministry at Asbury United Methodist Church will hold a Drive-By Summer Kick-Off Parade for program ... Read more | Add your comment

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Libraries gearing up for summer reading programs

Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has changed how certain activities can be offered, staff members are hard at work to provide programs that are engaging, ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:58 pm

Montevallo

UM names 2020-21 SGA cabinet

The University of Montevallo’s Student Government Association’s leadership team has been finalized for the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:31 pm

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Marijuana, LSD, firearms seized in Alabaster raid

Seized from the residence was LSD, marijuana, $10,947 in cash and multiple firearms, including an AK-47 and an AR 15 pistol. Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:28 pm

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Hoover Historical Society installs new officers

The Hoover Historical Society installed its new officers and honored other members for their work at a small ceremony at the Hoover-Randle House on May ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:18 am

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Church installs Little Free Pantry to help feed those in need

“We don’t want it be just a ministry of our parish; we want it to be seen as a ministry that everyone can participate in,” ... Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:09 am

Columbiana

Columbiana businesses bounce back from closure

COLUMBIANA — Gabby Moreno is well acquainted with the ups and downs of business. Moreno had practically just opened La Patrona Mexican Restaurant in Columbiana ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:03 am

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Sheriff’s Office will resume normal office operations on June 1

“We’re extremely grateful for the cooperation, encouragement and support we have received from our citizens during these difficult months,” John Samaniego said. Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:48 am

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Hoover announces city personnel changes

The city of Hoover announced several personnel changes that have taken place this month at City Hall. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:31 am

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Birds & Burgers gives ‘hero bonuses,’ reduces prices during pandemic

ALABASTER — Some of the things Birds & Burgers owner Tyre Stuckey did during the COVID-19 pandemic might seem counterintuitive. Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:12 pm

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Robbins nominated for Alabama Music Award

Alabaster’s own Jerry Robbins has been nominated for an Alabama Music Award in the category of Bama Jazz Male Artist. Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:29 pm

Coronavirus

‘A different Memorial Day:’ Group honors veterans in small ceremony, tribute video

The Support Committee for the Alabama National Cemetery conducted a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the cemetery on Monday, May 25, in place of its traditional ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:46 pm

Montevallo

Council approves Dollar General site plan on Alabama 119

The Montevallo City Council has approved the site plan for a new Dollar General retail store in the city’s Scenic Corridor Overlay District on Alabama ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:28 pm

Coronavirus

American Village cancels Fourth of July event over COVID-19 concerns

The American Village has announced the cancellation of its annual Fourth of July event amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:55 am

News

Troop 404 honors veterans with Memorial Day service

Pelham Boy Scout Troop 404 held an intimate Memorial Day service at the Pelham Cemetery on Monday, May 25, to honor those who have died ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:03 am

Columbiana

Shelby County’s Pennington gaining recognition

Entering his senior season, Shelby County’s J.T. Pennington is finally receiving the kind of attention one would expect for a three-year starter on the offensive ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:03 am

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UPDATE: County sees slight surge in COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Over the last three weeks, Shelby County has seen consistent decreases in confirmed cases of COVID-19 with less than 40 cases per week, but in ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:07 pm

News

Meet Pelham PD’s new K-9 member, Thunder

His name is Thunder, and he and his handler, Officer Lee Tibbetts, make up the PPD K-9 Unit’s newest team. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:00 pm

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Miss Junior Teen U.S. plans Vision 2020 prom

Miss Junior Teen United States Angel Lynn Maddox has planned a prom event to give students an experience they may have missed out on—and to ... Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:31 pm

Coronavirus

HES sends students into summer with ‘Hip, Hip, Parade’

Teachers and students from Helena Elementary School got to say a proper goodbye to each other when they participated in the “Hip, Hip, Parade” on ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:10 pm

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Local YMCA branches to reopen to members June 1 

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham will reopen its branches to members on Monday, June 1, nearly two months after the COVID-19 outbreak prompted facility closures. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:04 pm

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Department of Labor warns of unemployment benefit scams

The Alabama Department of Labor is warning unemployment compensation recipients to beware of scammers who may be seeking to fraudulently obtain unemployment benefits. These individuals ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:32 am

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Shelby County has one of state’s lower unemployment rates despite record highs

As COVID-19 has taken the economy, shaken it up and thrown it to the wolves, the country and state have both seen record highs in ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:19 am

Alabaster Reporter

Brookwood Baptist Health shows appreciation during National Emergency Medical Services Week

FROM STAFF REPORTS ALABASTER – As National Emergency Medical Services Week is celebrated May 17-23, Shelby Baptist Medical Center recognized the men and women who ... Read more

by Stephen Dawkins, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:11 am

Montevallo

BREAKING: Police investigating deadly shooting in Montevallo

Police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred in Montevallo on Monday night, May 25, after responding to a shooting with injuries call.  Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, May 25, 2020 10:58 pm

Montevallo

UM professor earns national environmental award

Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Montevallo, has been named among the top instructors in her field by the Association ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 8:03 pm