Emily Sparacino, Author at Shelby County Reporter

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Chelsea City Council approves numerous annexation requests

The council approved property annexations totaling about 5,000 acres, according to Mayor Tony Picklesimer. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:21 pm

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Shelby County NAACP hosts virtual MLK celebration

Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prompted the group to cancel its traditional march and in-person program in Montevallo, participants and guests gathered via Zoom to ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, January 18, 2021 3:00 pm

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Plans approved for new residential project on Cahaba Valley Road

The Shelby County Planning Commission has approved the preliminary plat and site plan for a new 64-lot subdivision to be built about one and a ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, January 18, 2021 8:58 am

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Chelsea aiming to bring businesses to new park development

Situated near the U.S. 280 corridor, Foothills Business Park features 7-8 acres of land available to businesses wanting to locate to Chelsea. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:30 pm

Montevallo

Council approves engineering services for Alabama 25 sidewalk project

The resolution allows the mayor to execute an agreement for professional engineering services with Garver USA for the sidewalks, which are part of an ongoing ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:51 pm

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Shelby County still in Phase 1A of state’s vaccination plan

County staff members provided an update on Jan. 11 to the Shelby County Commission on COVID-19 vaccines in Shelby County. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:24 am

Montevallo

UM announces 2-hour weather delay for Jan. 11

The University of Montevallo will adjust its normal operations on Monday, Jan. 11 in preparation for the threat of winter weather and potentially dangerous road ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:51 pm

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Man shares brother’s epilepsy story in hopes of bringing attention to disease

Scott Stantis's older brother Marc had died from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP, at only 31 years old. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:59 am

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Chelsea approves traffic safety ordinance, hears fire equipment update

The Chelsea City Council at its Jan. 5 meeting approved traffic safety and surplus property ordinances before listening to an update regarding Chelsea Fire and ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:46 pm

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The year in review: Looking back at the top stories from 2020

Below is a look back at the top news stories in the U.S. 280 area from the second half of 2020. JULY Gov. Kay Ivey ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:22 am

Montevallo

More questions surface about Brierfield prison project plans

Plans for the construction of a new state prison in the Brierfield area have raised questions among residents and local leaders as they wait for ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:50 pm

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Nonprofit opens distribution facility for military care packages

Support Our Soldiers of Alabama’s new distribution facility might appear ordinary on the outside, but the work happening on the inside is extraordinary for countless ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, January 4, 2021 5:28 pm

Columns

COLUMN: ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

Each year, we here at the Shelby County Reporter celebrate the Christmas season by reprinting the “Dear Virginia” editorial first published in the New York ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:24 pm

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Hoover baking school holds first Kids Christmas Cookie Bake Off

The first Itty Bitty Bakers Kids Christmas Cookie Bake Off on Dec. 20 saw young bakers compete in three categories: Best Tasting Cookie, Most Festive ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:20 pm

280 Main Story

The year in review: Looking back at the top stories of 2020

Below is a look back at the top news stories in the U.S. 280 area from the first half of 2020. Look for a review ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 3:12 pm

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