What were the most-read stories of 2017?

FROM STAFF REPORTS

As 2017 draws to a close, we are taking a look back at the most-read stories on Shelbycountyreporter.com from the past calendar year. Crime stories made up the majority of the articles with the highest web traffic in 2017, followed closely by business- and school-related stories.

In ascending order, here are Shelby County’s 25 most-read stories of 2017:

 

  1. “Area school systems closed Jan. 6 for possible winter weather” by Graham Brooks. Published January 5, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/01/05/area-school-systems-closed-jan-6-for-possible-winter-weather/

 

  1. “New ice cream shop rolls into Pelham” by Amalia Kortright. Published September 22, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/09/22/new-ice-cream-shop-rolls-into-pelham/

 

  1. “Helena man arrested following road rage incident” by Graham Brooks. Published April 28, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/04/28/helena-man-arrested-following-road-rage-incident/

 

  1. “Alabama fair coming to Oak Mountain Amphitheater” by Amalia Kortright. Published September 21, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/09/21/alabama-fair-coming-to-oak-mountain-amphitheater/

 

  1. “Professional football coming to Columbiana” by Alec Etheredge. Published January 13, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/01/13/professional-football-coming-to-columbiana/

 

  1. “Pedestrian killed in accident near Columbiana” by Neal Wagner. Published April 1, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/04/01/accident-closes-highway-47-near-columbiana/

 

  1. “Blackerby gets life in prison for baseball bat murder” by Neal Wagner. Published September 26, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/09/26/blackerby-gets-life-in-prison-for-baseball-bat-murder/

 

  1. “Harpersville leases Meadows Golf Course property” by Stephen Dawkins. Published March 13, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/03/13/harpersville-leases-meadows-golf-course-property/

 

  1. “New Orleans inspired Cajun restaurant opens in Pelham” by Briana Harris. Published August 22, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/08/22/new-orleans-inspired-cajun-restaurant-opens-in-pelham/

 

  1. “SCS proposes 2017-2018 school calendar” by Graham Brooks. Published February 23, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/02/23/scs-proposes-2017-18-school-calendar/

 

  1. “Helena man drowns in Lay Lake” by Graham Brooks. Published August 14, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/08/14/helena-man-drowns-in-lay-lake/

 

  1. “Man arrested in connection with murder case” by Amalia Kortright. Published December 4, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/12/04/man-arrested-in-connection-with-murder-case/

 

  1. “Shelby man charged with producing child porn, bestiality” by Neal Wagner. Published May 30, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/05/30/shelby-man-charged-with-producing-child-porn-bestiality/

 

  1. “Planned Cahaba River Park to be ‘signature destination'” by Stephen Dawkins. Published January 10, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/01/10/planned-cahaba-river-park-to-be-signature-destination/

 

  1. “Fox Valley restaurant closing its doors June 24” by Graham Brooks. Published June 16, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/06/16/fox-valley-restaurant-closing-doors-june-24/

 

  1. “Alabaster Best Buy closing its doors” by Neal Wagner. Published September 9, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/09/15/alabaster-best-buy-closing-its-doors/

 

  1. “Attorneys to seek to bar death penalty for Demarcus Means” by Amalia Kortright. Published July 20, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/07/20/attorneys-seek-to-bar-death-penalty-for-demarcus-means/

 

  1. “Woman charged with selling more than $9,000 worth of meth” by Amalia Kortright. Published December 4, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/12/04/woman-charged-with-selling-more-than-9000-worth-of-meth/

 

  1. “HMS bookkeeper charged with embezzling from school” by Amalia Kortright. Published April 14, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/06/14/alabaster-woman-charged-for-theft-from-school/

 

  1. “Man charged with two rapes while on bond for four others” by Neal Wagner. Published April 25, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/04/25/man-charged-with-2-rapes-while-on-bond-for-4-others/

 

  1. “Chelsea man charged with sex abuse, sodomy” by Amalia Kortright. Published March 30, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/03/23/helena-resident-saves-three-children-from-drowning/

 

  1. “Helena resident saves three children from drowning” by Graham Brooks. Published March 23, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/03/23/helena-resident-saves-three-children-from-drowning/

 

  1. “Pair charged with trafficking heroin in Alabaster” by Neal Wagner. Published February 13, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/02/13/pair-charged-with-trafficking-heroin-in-alabaster/

 

  1. “New 75 acre shopping center coming to Alabaster” by Neal Wagner. Published September 11, 2017.

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/09/11/new-75-acre-shopping-center-coming-to-alabaster/

 

  1. “Shelby woman arrested on bestiality charges” by Amalia Kortright. Published May 31, 2017

https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2017/05/31/shelby-woman-arrested-on-bestiality-charges/