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U.S. 280 back open after roadside fire

CHELSEA — All westbound lanes of U.S. 280 were temporarily shut down between Shelby County 43 and Shelby ... Read more | Add your comment

C Spire begins construction in Helena, Pelham

HELENA — C Spire Fiber is accepting consumer pre-orders now and has already begun construction for its ultra-fast, ... Read more | Add your comment

Montevallo’s Wood among Jeff State’s ‘big four’ award winners

Jefferson State Community College held its virtual Honors Convocation recently, and one of the “big four” award winners ... Read more | Add your comment

Road closure planned for railroad crossing work in Calcis

CALCIS – Weather permitting, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, Norfolk Southern Railroad will rework the crossing ... Read more | Add your comment

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U.S. 280 back open after roadside fire

CHELSEA — All westbound lanes of U.S. 280 were temporarily shut down between Shelby County 43 and Shelby County 41 due to a roadside brush ... Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Mims.

Business

C Spire begins construction in Helena, Pelham

HELENA — C Spire Fiber is accepting consumer pre-orders now and has already begun construction for its ultra-fast, fiber-based Gigabit internet access and related services ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Chamber to celebrate outstanding students, educators

Shelby County’s leading students and educators for the 2020-2021 school year will be recognized Wednesday, April 28 at 1 p.m. during the virtual Student & ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:11 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo Main Street to host Friday Nights at the Cove

MONTEVALLO — Montevallo Main Street is reviving their signature event, Friday Nights at the Cove, this summer. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:03 pm

Columbiana

Novella Club hears from Blanket Fort Hope CEO

On April 15, 2021, the Novella Club of Columbiana had their monthly meeting, which was the first in a while due to the pandemic. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:18 am

Montevallo

Parnell Library among grant funding recipients

MONTEVALLO — Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo will benefit from a portion of nearly $1 million in funding for small and rural libraries. Read more

by Scott Mims, Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:10 am

News

Oak Mountain State Fair returns for 2021

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel the event in 2020, the Oak Mountain State Fair will return for three weeks beginning on April ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:53 am

Helena Reporter

Helena looking to increase diversity and inclusion

The city of Helena is seeking to create a more diverse environment that accurately represents the community through their Diversity and Inclusion Framework Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:06 pm

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Spain Park claims 7A State Tennis Championship

With athletes competing in every singles and doubles division at the 2021 AHSAA State Tennis Tournament for the Spain Park Jaguars on Monday and Tuesday, ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:59 am

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Oak Mountain’s Qian wins state championship, doubles team finishes in semis

A special tennis season came to an end on Tuesday, April 20, for Grace Qian and Lacee Sheaffer at the AHSAA State Tennis Tournament held ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:46 am

Helena

Surcouf and Tolbert earn Eagle rank

Aaron Surcouf and Kyle Tolbert of Helena Scout Troop 2 were honored on April 17 as they were given the rank of Eagle Scout after ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:39 am

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Interstellar Crawfish Fest brings community together

The weather was perfect as pounds of crawfish boiled and families enjoyed the smooth music at Interstellar Ginger Beer’s Crawfish Festival on April 17. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:52 am

Columbiana

Childers leaving Shelby County to take over as Red Bay head coach

After seven seasons leading the Shelby County Wildcats as their head football coach, Heath Childers has made the difficult decision to take on a new ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:50 am

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Keeping the faith during a pandemic

Attending faith services can be the highlight of any given week for a lot of people. Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused many people to miss ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:02 am

Community Columnists

Familiar face, generous heart

John Gaydon’s face is a familiar one at community events featuring veterans’ organizations, especially the Alabama National Cemetery (ALNC). Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:02 am

News

Pelham Palooza in the Park to return May 15

The city of Pelham has announced that the Pelham Palooza in the Park will return on May 15 on the trail system outside of the ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:47 pm

News

Dance party helps to raise money for tornado victims

Several guests gathered at 24e Health Club on April 17 to spend a couple hours dancing for a good cause.   Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:17 pm

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Fire at the Foothills sees biggest crowd ever

CHELSEA — People were obviously fired up about the return of Chelsea’s annual Fire at the Foothills event, which on Saturday, April 17 saw its ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:44 pm

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THS students rank nationally in French competition

Five students from Thompson High School ranked nationally in the 86th annual Le Grand Concours, which is a nationwide French speaking competition. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:24 am

Helena

Helena Miracle League holds opening day

The Helena Miracle League kicked off its third season as an organization on April 17, which saw several athletes come out and play baseball in ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:26 am

News

Coosa the Barred Owl celebrates 20th birthday

Coosa the Barred Owl was the guest of honor at his 20th birthday celebration hosted by the Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:45 am

Calera

Calera High students present ‘Aladdin’

CALERA — Calera High School’s theatre and choir students joined forces Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, for an on-stage performance of Disney’s “Aladdin.” Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:28 am

Montevallo

MHS vaccine clinic benefits Hispanic community

MONTEVALLO — Montevallo High School and UAB partnered to host a COVID-19 vaccine drive on Sunday, April 11 in the school’s parking lot, targeting members ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:18 am

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THS jazz bands “Swing into Spring”

Guests were treated to four hours of jazz provided by different ensembles from Thompson High School on April 17 at the “Swing into Spring” concert. Read more

by Nathan Howell, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:57 am

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THS and TMS present On Broadway dance recital May 4

Students participating in Thompson High School and Thompson Middle School dance classes will present their spring recital, “On Broadway,” on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30 ... Read more

by Nathan Howell, Monday, April 19, 2021 4:31 pm

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Oak Mountain hosts outdoor show choir event

Oak Mountain Middle School’s show choir earned top honors during the statewide King of the Mountain Show Choir competition on April 9-10. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, April 19, 2021 4:21 pm

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Shelby County Schools promotes 2 principals to senior leadership roles

The Shelby County Board of Education approved two current principals to fill senior leadership roles in the district’s human resources and facilities and maintenance departments ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, April 19, 2021 4:06 pm