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UM announces cyber tuition for graduate programs

Out-of-state students who enroll in the University of Montevallo’s online graduate programs beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year ... Read more | Add your comment

Brown indicted in 2018 Galleria shooting

MONTGOMERY—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment of a Birmingham man charged with assault for the 2018 Thanksgiving ... Read more | Add your comment

Calera Walmart listed as COVID-19 vaccine location

CALERA — The Calera Walmart Supercenter is now a COVID-19 vaccine provider location, according to the Alabama Department ... Read more | Add your comment

Why is Shelby County struggling to get vaccines?

Since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine began across Alabama in mid-December, there has been concern of where ... Read more | Add your comment

Montevallo

UM announces cyber tuition for graduate programs

Out-of-state students who enroll in the University of Montevallo’s online graduate programs beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year will pay the same as in-state graduate ... Read more | Add your comment

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Brown indicted in 2018 Galleria shooting

MONTGOMERY—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment of a Birmingham man charged with assault for the 2018 Thanksgiving shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Montevallo

Montevallo Council passes revised animal control ordinance

The ordinance amends Chapter 4, Article II of Montevallo’s municipal code and seeks to improve the city’s ability “to protect the health and welfare of ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:01 pm

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SCS to hold kindergarten pre-enrollment in April

Shelby County Schools will hold kindergarten pre-enrollment online April 7 and April 8 for the 2021-2022 school year. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, March 1, 2021 12:05 pm

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Commission approves incentives for biotech company’s expansion

COLUMBIANA – The Shelby County Commission has approved nearly $29,000 in incentives for a biotechnology company planning to expand its Alabaster facility. At its Feb. ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:35 pm

Montevallo

UM Environmental Studies receives $15k grant

The University of Montevallo’s Studies Program has received a $15,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama to support the University’s efforts to deliver free ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:08 pm

Montevallo

UM naming stage in memory of Luker

The University of Montevallo will be honoring the memory of alumna Rebecca Luker by naming the stage in its new Center for the Arts after ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:59 pm

Calera

Local Main Street directors share updates with business leaders

The Women’s Business Council heard updates from several of Shelby County’s Main Street Alabama cities during the group’s February virtual meeting. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:39 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo to hold 2021 Arbor Day event Feb. 27

The Montevallo Arbor and Beautification Board will hold the socially-distanced event on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Montevallo Recycling Center. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:31 pm

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Shelby County Schools to refund parents’ money from canceled band trip

Shelby County Schools will provide refunds to the parents of local band students for a canceled out-of-state trip last spring. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 9:41 am

Community Columnists

Sewing a ministry to Morrison

“I consider it a ministry,” said 79-year-old Duffy Morrison, referring to sharing her sewing skills. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:26 pm

Columbiana

Cancer fighter, multitasker and community helper

As the proprietor of the Corner Shoppes of Columbiana, football and baseball coach at Shelby County High School, foster family advocate and cancer fighter, Shannon ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:20 pm

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Déjà vu: Oak Mountain headed to 2nd Final Four in a row

Trailing 16-12 at the half against Hoover, the Oak Mountain Eagles were forced to take a deep breath at the halftime break. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:48 pm

Columbiana

Cowboy Day to return for 13th year

COLUMBIANA — One might be tempted call it unlucky that the 13th annual Cowboy Day will be the first to take place during the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:06 pm

News

PHS puts up new sign marking completion of traffic improvements

After months of work, the improvements to Pelham High School’s traffic flow were completed, marked by the installation of a new sign welcoming parents, teachers ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:26 am

Lifestyles

Pelham Councilman Coram working for railway changes in the area

One of the major issues that many residents in the Pelham and Helena areas often ask to be improved is the flow of trains throughout ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:19 am

News

PHS students excel in Culinary Arts competition

Avery Fuller and Ashlyn Johnson are both juniors at Pelham High School and both have a passion for the culinary arts, which has led them ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:03 am

News

Pelham Oaks student wins first place in state art exhibit 

Brianna Crumley, a fourth grader at Pelham Oaks Elementary, was selected to participate and won first place for her submission in the State Superintendent’s Visual ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:48 am

News

Family Strong Friday provides biblical enrichment for parents and children 

Families came together on Friday, Feb. 19 at First Baptist Church of Pelham to celebrate the importance of the family unit as well as learn ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:38 am

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Shelby County Schools shares remote learning plans for next school year

SCS will not offer remote instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, but Virtual Shelby, the district’s remote learning option, will be available for ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:30 pm

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Kendall Williams named county’s manager of tourism & events

Kendall Williams has been named as the next Shelby County Manager of Tourism and Events—a newly created position within the county. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:23 pm

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The will to win: Spain Park wins by one to advance to Final Four

Trailing 50-49 with 2:38 to play, Cam Crawford showed his determination for the Spain Park Jaguars in the biggest moment of his career. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:45 pm

News

Great Backyard Bird Count helps boost citizen science at OMSP

PELHAM — On Sunday, Feb. 14, around 20 volunteers came out to help nature specialists at Oak Mountain State Park participate in the Great Backyard ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:22 pm

News

Pelham invites four-legged friends to city park

PELHAM — Pelham City Park will play host to furry four-legged friends as they invite residents to bring their pets for Paws in the Park ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:05 pm

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Barnes, SCSO say goodbye to another K9 partner

Sgt. Jud Barnes of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is the second SCSO officer this year to have to part with a longtime K9 partner. Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:11 pm

Helena

Helena resident becomes Shelby County’s first female Eagle Scout

Carley Seabrooke, an eighth grader at Helena Middle School, has earned the distinction of becoming the first girl in Shelby County to earn the title ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:30 am

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Chubbfathers sees growth with food truck, plans for bigger location

“We are extremely blessed to have outgrown our space,” Will Cholewinksi said. “We had an opportunity come up with this location that we could not ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:36 am