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Pelham’s Warehouse 31 opens to the public

Pelham residents ready for a screaming good time can celebrate as the city’s favorite haunted house, Warehouse 31, ... Read more | Add your comment

Bridge on Shelby County 24 to close during replacement project

On Monday, Sept. 27, by the end of the day, the Shelby County Highway Department will close the ... Read more | Add your comment

UPDATED: One fatality reported from incident involving train

An single-vehicle incident involving a train under an interstate overpass in Calera resulted in one fatality. Read more | Add your comment

Helena man dies in local structure fire

A Helena man died in the structure fire of a single-family residence that took place on Thursday, Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

Calera

UPDATED: One fatality reported from incident involving train

An single-vehicle incident involving a train under an interstate overpass in Calera resulted in one fatality. Read more | Add your comment

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Two Chelsea restaurants expected to open in next five months 

Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby’s locations are being built side by side on property next to Tractor Supply. Read more | Add your comment

by Emily Sparacino.

Events

Montevallo Rotary Club to hold Thanksgiving food giveaway for families

By EMILY SPARACINO | Staff Writer MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo Rotary Club is preparing to help families in need during the upcoming Thanksgiving season. The ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:50 am

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Inaugural disABILITY Hiring Expo to be held at United Ability

The disABILITY Hiring Expo will connect individuals with disabilities to over 20 local employers who have made disability inclusion part of their company culture. Read more

by Meg Herndon, Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:59 am

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Double Oak Community Church collecting food donations for area nonprofit

Double Oak Community Church is holding a fall food drive to benefit Alabama Childhood Food Solutions. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, September 23, 2021 9:41 am

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Pelham Homecoming set to be fun for everyone

Pelham High School’s Homecoming rides the week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 2, and everyone is gearing up for what is sure to be a ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 2:45 pm

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Life-size statue, bench to honor Destiny Riekeberg

People are remembered for many different reasons—usually it is because they did something great or left a significant impact during their lifetime. One such person ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:47 pm

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First responders, community come together for Alabaster National Night Out

The Alabaster Police Department celebrated its seventh annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Sept. 14, where residents had the opportunity to learn about the inner ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:34 pm

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Chelsea approves budget for 2022 fiscal year

The budget represents an increase from the previous year’s budget, with an anticipated total income of nearly $17.7 million. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:28 pm

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Pelham mayor declares September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for city of Pelham

At the Sept. 20 Pelham City Council meeting, Pelham Mayor Gary Waters declared September 2021 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the city of Pelham. Read more

by Michelle Love, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:21 pm

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Using faith to overcome grief

On Sunday Oct. 3, The Church at Brook Hills will be hosting a GriefShare seminar and support group. The event is part of a 13-week ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:19 am

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Pelham Police Department to host National Night Out

The Pelham Police Department will host a National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Pelham City Park. This is Pelham’s fourth National Night Out ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:38 am

Helena

Helena man dies in I-459 crash

A fatal crash on Interstate 459 Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 21, claimed the life of a Helena man. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:18 am

Helena

Officer Kelsey Vansickle loves Helena’s community culture

Members of the Helena community are very familiar with the smiling face of Helena Police Department’s Officer Kelsey Vansickle. Whether she’s patrolling through the neighborhood ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:41 am

Columbiana

SCHS Peer Helpers hold ribbon cutting ceremony for Prevention Awareness TV

The SCHS Peer Helpers partnered with Tri-City Impact Team, COMPACT and Central Alabama Wellness to bring prevention awareness to the area. The TV is an ... Read more

by Meg Herndon, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:31 am

Helena

Parents providing Helena students with ‘faux homecoming’ event

On Sept. 9, Helena parents received an email from Helena High School Principal April Brand explaining there would be no 2021 homecoming dance. Not wanting students ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:29 pm

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Alabaster City Schools announces homecoming festivities

Alabaster City Schools has announced the official date for the school district’s homecoming celebration, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6 for all ACS ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:36 pm

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The Shelby County Football Show Week 6

On this week's Shelby County Football Show, we break down the midway mark of the season with big non-region games this Friday, including our Game ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:53 pm

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Hatching Hope provides PPE supplies to Shelby County schools

Several schools in the Shelby County district have received a generous amount of PPE supplies from the disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, Hatching Hope ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:51 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo woman arrested on trafficking, other drug charges

A Shelby County woman was arrested on multiple drug charges on Sept. 2. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:45 pm

Helena

Helena Belles provide meal security through Backpack Buddies program

The Helena Belles are always a highlight in the Helena community. The group of young girls who devote their time and efforts into making the ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:10 pm

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Hoover City Schools shares new mask matrix procedures

Hoover City Schools released its new face covering matrix procedures on Friday, Sept. 17. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:02 pm

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Chelsea’s RaceTrac opens for business

A new RaceTrac gas station and convenience store opened in Chelsea this week. Located near Chelsea Crossroads, the new facility is RaceTrac’s third convenience store ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:44 pm

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All Shelby County school districts ranked inside top 30 according to Niche

According to the latest rankings released by Niche.com for 2022, all four school districts inside Shelby County are among the top 30 districts in the ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:05 pm

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Mt Laurel Elementary receives National Blue Ribbon Schools award

MLES was among 325 schools, including five Alabama schools, recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:04 am

News

Hope through the storm

A bad bout of rain couldn’t stop the large crowd from participating in the Blanket Fort Hope 5k and 10k run on the early morning ... Read more

by Michelle Love, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:00 am

Columbiana

Local artist brightens learning spaces at Elvin Hill, Wilsonville elementary schools

Thanks to recent commissions fulfilled by local artist Trina Miller, two of the Columbiana area elementary schools have started off the year with a splash ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 8:46 am