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Alabaster police investigating deadly shooting at party

The Alabaster Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

Jackets swarm Fayetteville in first home game

VINCENT — The hive was alive in Vincent Friday night as the Yellow Jackets bested the Fayetteville Wolves, ... Read more | Add your comment

Briarwood remains perfect in region play

Both sides of the ball were clicking for the Briarwood Lions on Friday, Sept. 18, as the Lions ... Read more | Add your comment

Big first half lifts No. 1 Thompson in top-2 battle

Early during the 2020 season, the Thompson Warriors have been focused on getting confidence for starting quarterback Conner ... Read more | Add your comment

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Alabaster police investigating deadly shooting at party

The Alabaster Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 20, killing one and leaving another seriously ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

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Jackets swarm Fayetteville in first home game

VINCENT — The hive was alive in Vincent Friday night as the Yellow Jackets bested the Fayetteville Wolves, 41-34, in a back-and-forth battle that was ... Read more | Add your comment

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Columbiana

Demopolis finishes strong to pull away from Shelby County

The Demopolis Tigers won their third straight region game with a big victory over the visiting Shelby County Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 18. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:14 am

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Evangel remains perfect in home win

By CHRIS MEGGINSON | Special to the Reporter ALABASTER – A 22-point third quarter gave Evangel Christian School some distance Friday night, as the Lightning moved ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:06 am

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Farmingdale Estates nears third phase of development

HARPERSVILLE — It’s not often that on ribbon cutting day of a housing development, the words “already SOLD OUT” are part of the announcement but ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:22 pm

Montevallo

UM continues to climb in U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings

For the 12th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:02 pm

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Column: Remembering the legacy of Spain Park’s Parker Boswell

When you walked into a basketball gym, you knew who Parker Boswell was. His outgoing nature and competitive banter made him someone people wanted to ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, September 18, 2020 2:07 pm

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Spain Park unveils new site honoring alumni in the military

Brick pavers bearing the names, branches and class years of SPHS alumni who have served or are actively serving in the military will be placed ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:37 pm

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Cinnaholic announces opening date for Hoover location

Cinnaholic, the gourmet cinnamon roll bakery acclaimed for serving innovative cinnamon roll creations, has announced its first Alabama location will open on Sept. 25. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:56 pm

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Shelby County Football Show Week 5

On this week's Shelby County Football Show, we break down our two Games of the Week featuring Thompson at Hewitt-Trussville and Oak Mountain at Hoover, ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:37 pm

News

Pelham Ridge goes gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

As September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Pelham Ridge Elementary School is asking students and faculty to wear gold and learn how they can help ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:09 pm

Montevallo

UM to operate Montevallo golf course with management company

An ordinance transferring Montevallo’s public golf course assets to the University of Montevallo passed in a 3-2 vote following a lengthy discussion at the Montevallo ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:49 pm

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SCSO billboards thank public for support

COLUMBIANA — Billboards in seven different locations across Shelby County express gratitude to the public for their recent support of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. Read more

by Scott Mims, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:15 pm

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Chelsea Council approves city’s 2021 budget

The Chelsea City Council approved the city’s operating budget for the 2021 fiscal year at a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:33 am

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M4A provides caregivers with resources on dementia

The Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) partnered with People First Alabama to provide resources to caregivers providing care to someone with an Intellectual ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:34 am

Helena

Church at Cahaba Bend holds prayer walk for schools

The Church at Cahaba Bend is using the month of September to reach out to faculty and students at each of Helena’s schools to offer ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:28 am

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Pelham declares Sept. 27-Oct. 3 as ‘Family Week’

Pelham Mayor Gary Waters has officially proclaimed Sept. 28 as “Family Day” and Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, 2020, as “Family Week” in the city ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:01 am

Helena

Helena to observe ‘Family Week’ Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Helena Mayor Mark Hall will proclaim Sept. 28 as “Family Day” and Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 as “Family Week” in the city of Helena. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:57 am

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THS remains No. 1, Oak Mountain and Pelham gaining recognition in latest poll

The ASWA high school football rankings will look much different following a night of action on Friday, Sept. 18, with several top-10 battles set to ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:03 pm

Business

‘We’re all like family’: Cowart Drugs holds 100th anniversary celebration

CALERA — The historic Cowart Drugs of Calera has had just four owners in its 100-year-long history, and three of the four were on hand ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:07 pm

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Hoover City Schools moving K-5 in-person students to 4 days per week

Hoover City Schools made the announcement on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that all students who chose the in-person learning option for grades kindergarten through fifth will ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:25 pm

Helena

Helena cancels next 2 games due to COVID-19, including Friday’s rivalry with Pelham

After a big bounce-back win against Benjamin Russell following two consecutive losses by six points or less, the Helena Huskies will now take a big ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:28 pm

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Calera gym hosts 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge

CALERA — Local firefighters competed in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Challenge on Friday, Sept. 11 at Workout Anytime in Calera. Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:44 pm

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Shelby County Commission adopts FY 2021 operating budget

The Shelby County Commission adopted an operating budget for the 2021 fiscal year at a meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:59 pm

News

Shelby Humane hosts adoption event at PUB 261

Shelby Humane brought some of their furry friends to Pub 261 on Friday, Sept. 11, to look for adoptive families and to have a fun-filled ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:29 am

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Great Dane Ralph helps save family from house fire

Married couple Derek Walker and Maria Gilbert were awoken around 2:20 a.m. on Sept. 8 when their 4-year-old Great Dane Ralph began barking to alert ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:54 am

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Shelby County to get 4-6 inches of rain from Sally

As Hurricane Sally pounds the the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast as a category 2 storm, it will soon take a curve to the ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:57 am