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County manager updates commission on improvement projects

“We’ve drawn some of our projects back in that were associated with lodging tax, but we are still doing projects along with our Shelby County ... Read more

3 days ago by Emily Sparacino.

Helena Council approves board to develop arts in Old Town

The Helena City Council recently voted in favor of a resolution creating the “HOTboard,” which stands for Helena Old Town board—a council-appointed board for developing ... Read more

3 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

HHS kicks off summer band camp, shares Disney theme

While band students had to miss out on the concerts and events that typically precede the end of the school year, band students at Helena ... Read more

3 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Gov. Ivey extends Safer at Home order, mandates masks until Aug. 31

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey held a press conference from the state capitol in Montgomery on Wednesday, July 29, and extended the current Safer at Home ... Read more

5 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

UPDATE: County’s COVID-19 daily case count on slight downward trend

 With 1,869 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the number of new cases continues ... Read more

6 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Registration for Helena youth sports moving forward

As summer comes to a close many parents and youth in Helena are considering how to spend their free time. Luckily, despite the uncertainty caused ... Read more

6 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Helena council recommends entrance standards for large neighborhoods

The Helena City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution requesting that the Planing and Zoning Commission adopt a regulation ensuring that neighborhoods with more ... Read more

6 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Domestic violence on the rise during COVID-19

One of the most unfortunate side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rise in domestic violence in Shelby County, according to reports from SafeHouse ... Read more

6 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Helena Middle School releases information for in-person learning

Students attending Helena Middle School during the 2020 fall semester have been given two options for learning, which include traditional or virtual learning. The school ... Read more

6 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Jefferson-Shelby Youth Football League cancels 2020 season

After a meeting on Sunday, July 26, the Jefferson-Shelby Youth Football League board members voted 6-5 in favor of canceling the upcoming 2020 season due ... Read more

6 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

BOE approves assistant principals for Chelsea, Helena middle schools

The Shelby County Board of Education approved two assistant principals for schools in Helena and Chelsea during a July 23 meeting. Read more

1 week ago by Emily Sparacino.

Goodfellas Social Club holds billiards grand opening

Residents of Helena gathered at the charming speakeasy like atmosphere of Goodfellas Social Club for its official Billiards Grand Opening on Saturday night, July 18. Read more

1 week ago by Alec Etheredge.

“Back 2 School Rally” to help provide school supplies

Most children will be returning to school this fall whether through traditional or virtual learning, meaning that parents will need to buy a wide range ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alec Etheredge.

Help provide food to children with “Snack a Child”

During the COVID-19 pandemic children have been the most susceptible to food insecurity, but “Snack a Child in Helena” is seeking to ease those worries ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alec Etheredge.

Helena puzzles offer popular pastime during pandemic

HELENA — When times are tough, sometimes all you need to do is pick up the pieces and put them back together. Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Mims.

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