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Alabaster Schools releases COVID-19 data

With a recent return to five days a week of on campus instruction, Alabaster City Schools released COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

Shelby County Schools releases COVID-19 numbers

As COVID-19 continues to present challenges for schools across the state, Shelby County Schools has released its first ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabaster City Schools making upgrades to several schools

Students and teachers in the Alabaster City School system will soon benefit from several capital project upgrades to ... Read more | Add your comment

UM Board of Trustees votes to remove names from 2 campus buildings

The University of Montevallo Board of Trustees voted during a Sept. 29 virtual meeting to remove the names ... Read more | Add your comment

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Alabaster Schools releases COVID-19 data

With a recent return to five days a week of on campus instruction, Alabaster City Schools released COVID-19 data for the school zone on Tuesday, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

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Shelby County Schools releases COVID-19 numbers

As COVID-19 continues to present challenges for schools across the state, Shelby County Schools has released its first look into the impact the virus has ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

Calera

Calera plans triple ribbon cutting for bakery, fitness, plant stores

CALERA — Calera Main Street has big plans for Friday, Oct. 2. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the city’s Historic Downtown District will officially welcome three ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:36 pm

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Pelham Public Library reopening its doors

PELHAM — The Pelham Public Library will welcome visitors back inside the building on a staggered schedule beginning Monday, Oct. 5. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:51 pm

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Thompson adding more air-conditioned buses to fleet

More students in Alabaster City Schools will have a refreshing ride home as the school system continues to upgrade its fleet of new air conditioned ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:46 pm

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Camp named STAR Scholarship recipient

NORTH SHELBY — The prestigious STAR Scholarship award for the 2019-2020 academic school year was presented to Elizabeth Camp, a recent graduate of Oak Mountain ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:41 pm

Columbiana

Godwin Brothers double up in Alabama Bass Trail South Division

COLUMBIANA — The Alabama Bass Trail South Division closed its season on Lay Lake just how it started—with the Godwin brothers on top. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:59 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo sustainability report gives overview of city’s progress

If Montevallo residents are curious about how the city’s sustainability efforts measure up, they can find the answers in the recently released 2019-2020 annual report. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:52 pm

News

Kevin Finch named new Pelham Park Middle principal

Pelham Park Middle School officially announced a new principal at a regularly-scheduled board of education meeting on Monday night, Sept. 28. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:17 pm

Columbiana

Signs point to good things at Elvin Hill

Those who live in Columbiana may have noticed a bright new addition to the view on Washington Street. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:30 pm

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Charges upgraded to murder for Alabaster suspects

Charges have been upgraded for four suspects arrested in the deadly shooting of a man in Alabaster that also injured a woman. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:31 am

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South City Theatre announces October production

South City Theatre will stage the world premiere of “Puzzle With The Piazza” by Mark Dunn on Oct. 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:25 am

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Cinnaholic bakery’s grand opening sees ‘great response’

On Friday, Sept. 25, people flocked to Alabama’s first location of Cinnaholic, an Atlanta-based bakery known for its vegan cinnamon rolls and sweet treats. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, September 28, 2020 4:44 pm

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Church of the Highlands buys Greg’s Golf for Alabaster campus

Church of the Highlands recently purchased a large portion of land in the city of Alabaster in hopes of building a permanent home for the ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 28, 2020 3:37 pm

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Alabaster’s annual shredding, e-recycling day set for Oct. 10

Alabaster residents will have an opportunity to safely dispose of paper documents and electronic items for free at the city’s annual event with Shred-it and ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, September 28, 2020 2:28 pm

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Former Spain Park QB Nick Mullens has standout day for 49ers

Stepping in for injured starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens made history for the San Francisco 49ers in a 36-9 victory against the New York ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 28, 2020 7:20 am

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Oak Mountain, Spain Park set for important region battle in Game of the Week

Easily the biggest game this week, both Oak Mountain and Spain Park are coming off a bye week needing a win for their playoff hopes. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:25 pm

Columbiana

Wildcats hold on despite Tiger rally

COLUMBIANA — The Shelby County Wildcats held onto a 6-point lead to beat the 6A Chilton County Tigers, 27-21, despite a fourth-quarter Tiger rally that ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:01 am

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Thompson defense bottles up Mountain Brook in battle of top teams

In a battle between No. 1 teams, Thompson flexed its muscles and never trailed shutting out Mountain Brook 31-0 on Friday, Sept. 25. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, September 25, 2020 10:51 pm

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Pelham ground game leads to 47-28 victory against Chelsea

After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter and 28-27 at the half, the Pelham Panthers scored 20 unanswered points in the second half behind ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, September 25, 2020 10:23 pm

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Thompson basketball coach helps give back to hurricane victims

As Hurricane Sally slammed the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, Sept. 16, Thompson head basketball coach Dru Powell and his wife Jennilee had heavy hearts. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, September 25, 2020 3:52 pm

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Dixon named SCS assistant superintendent of human resources

The Shelby County Board of Education approved Joel Dixon as the school district’s assistant superintendent of human resources at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, September 25, 2020 1:16 pm

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BOE OKs annexation request for portion of CHHS campus

The Shelby County Board of Education approved a request from the city of Chelsea to annex a portion of the Chelsea High School campus into ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:36 pm

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SCS recognizes First-Year Teachers of the Year

Two Shelby County Schools teachers were honored at the Board of Education’s Sept. 24 meeting for their work in the first year of their careers. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, September 25, 2020 11:28 am

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Bywater Oyster Bar offering wine tasting Oct. 5

Wine lovers will have a chance to indulge in a wide variety of wines on Monday, Oct. 5, as Bywater Oyster Bar and Grill is ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Friday, September 25, 2020 7:48 am

Calera

Calera’s game with Pell City canceled due to COVID-19

Coming off a win and a bye week the last two weeks, the Calera Eagles were excited to get back on the field for a ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:27 pm

Montevallo

UM Department of Theatre receives national accreditation

The University of Montevallo’s Department of Theatre has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), meaning every visual and performing arts ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:42 pm