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Leadership Shelby County Class of 2020 makes graduation official

The wait was longer than 2020 itself—but on Wednesday, April 14, the Leadership Shelby County Class of 2020 ... Read more | Add your comment

ACS working to address mental health needs of students

In order to better address the mental health and wellness of their students, the Alabaster City Schools system ... Read more | Add your comment

Pelham Parks and Rec releases summer activity guide

Residents in Pelham will be able to get out and enjoy more activities within the city this summer, ... Read more | Add your comment

Kramer swears in new CASA Volunteers

After five weeks of intensive training, and in recognition of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 18 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Leadership Shelby County Class of 2020 makes graduation official

The wait was longer than 2020 itself—but on Wednesday, April 14, the Leadership Shelby County Class of 2020 finally got to celebrate their graduation in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Kramer swears in new CASA Volunteers

After five weeks of intensive training, and in recognition of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 18 new CASA Volunteers have been sworn in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Chamber’s 6th ‘Ready to Shred’ a success

The Shelby County Chamber’s Existing Business & Industry (EBI) Work Group held its sixth annual “Ready To Shred” recycling day Thursday, April 8 from 9 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:55 pm

Montevallo

UM hosting Warrior Challenge 5k, 1-mile Color Run

University of Montevallo students from DeAnna Smith’s Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability class are applying their academic knowledge to benefit local charity The Arc of Shelby County. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:44 pm

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Chamber accepting Small Business of the Year nominations

Five business organizations in Shelby County are collaborating on a joint Small Business of the Year program in five categories as part of this year’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:21 pm

Business

Sapp’s Fitness Garage to host Workout for Water April 17

PELHAM — The World Health Organization (WHO), reports “that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:07 pm

Helena

Helena moving forward with Greenway project

The Helena City Council approved funding for the Helena Greenway project, which is designed to eventually connect all of Helena’s walking trails with each other ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:54 pm

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Adventurer’s Coffee Co. to open in Alabaster

After opening their first location back in 2019, the team at Adventurer’s Coffee Company are expanding their operations with a new location in Alabaster. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:02 pm

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Earth Alive concert to showcase ACS choirs

Choral students from Alabaster City Schools will be featured at the fourth-annual Earth Alive concert on April 22. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:46 pm

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Oak Mountain Middle School to remain indefinitely closed due to damage

Oak Mountain Middle School will continue with online learning indefinitely after an assessment of last month’s tornado destruction revealed that the school was more severely ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:04 am

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Kearley shares abuse story during National Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and as part of Shelby County’s efforts to raise awareness about the issue, child abuse survivor Jessi Kearley ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:44 am

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Chelsea Council annexes more land, shares Nick Grant

The Chelsea City Council held a meeting on Tuesday, April 6, to address everything from education funding to upcoming development projects.  Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:26 am

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Pelham to offer youth coed flag football this summer

For the first time, Pelham Parks and Recreation is adding coed flag football to its roster of summer sports. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:06 am

Helena

Proximity park to be built in Old Town Helena

A new small park featuring a 15 foot historical clock, park benches and bike rack is set to be built next to the Caboose Welcome ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:47 am

Helena

Helena Council denies Riverwoods rezoning request

The Helena City Council denied a proposal by developers to rezone the remaining portion of the Riverwoods area that would have brought around 56 new ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:26 am

Columbiana

SCAC High School Juried Art Exhibit is April 24

In March of 2020, the Shelby County Arts Council was looking forward to hosting their annual Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit in their brand ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 12, 2021 8:51 pm

Community Columnists

Billings caps 30-year Army career with volunteerism

After retiring from the military in 2015, James Billings was asked to write a speech for an ESGR Awards Dinner, for the former Chief of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 12, 2021 8:48 pm

Helena

HPD sets date for Douglas W. Jones Memorial Golf Tournament

The Helena Police Department has set the 12th annual Douglas W. Jones Golf Tournament for May 4, at the Bent Brook Golf Club, which will ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Monday, April 12, 2021 3:10 pm

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Barks and Boils: Pub 261 hosts crawfish boil and pet vaccine clinic

Shelby Humane and Pub 261 teamed up to host a crawfish boil and pet vaccination clinic on April 11, which succesfully got a crowd of ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Monday, April 12, 2021 1:19 pm

Helena

Helena students enjoy a “Fireside Fairytale” prom

For the second year in a row, Helena High School seniors and juniors gathered at Helena Hollow for a special night making memories that will ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:24 am

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Alabaster City Schools recognized for music education programs

The Alabaster City Schools district was recently honored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), through their “Best Communities for Music Education” program, which ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Monday, April 12, 2021 9:54 am

Alabaster Reporter

I-65 lane closures expected April 12-15

Scheduled roadwork on Interstate 65 between the Chilton-Shelby county line and Alabaster will result in expected lane closures between April 12 and 15. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 5:17 pm

Montevallo

One arrested in Montevallo area shooting death

COLUMBIANA — A Marion man was arrested Friday, April 9 in connection with a shooting death that occurred in the 500 block of County Road ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:55 pm

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Alabaster man arrested on rape charges

ALABASTER — An Alabaster man was arrested April 7 on multiple counts of rape and other charges following an investigation by the Alabaster Police Department. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:24 am

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Severe weather possible today and tonight

The National Weather Service is advising that there is a potential threat of severe weather for a large portion of the state between 10 a.m. ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Friday, April 9, 2021 9:28 am

Helena

How Helena Middle’s softball team earned more than 300 wins

After more than a decade leading the program, Coach Mark Sanders and the Helena Middle School softball team achieved an impressive 300 wins for the ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Friday, April 9, 2021 8:53 am

Alabaster Reporter

ACS and PCS to continue to require masks

After Gov. Kay Ivey announced her “Safer Apart” order that effectively ends the mask mandate in Alabama on April 9, Alabaster City Schools announced that ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:37 pm