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Alabaster ranked 39th best place to live in American

Money.com recently released its best places to live in America list for 2020 and one Shelby County city ... Read more | Add your comment

HPD officer injured in wreck now in stable condition, has long road ahead

Following a serious motorcycle accident in Helena on Monday, Sept. 21, a Helena Police Officer was upgraded to ... Read more | Add your comment

Pelham Parks and Rec announces Scarecrows in the Park contest

As the temperature begins to drop, and the leaves start to change signaling the beginning of fall, Pelham ... Read more | Add your comment

Two charged with attempted murder in deadly Alabaster shooting

Two arrests have been made following a shooting at a party in Alabaster during the early morning hours ... Read more | Add your comment

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Alabaster ranked 39th best place to live in American

Money.com recently released its best places to live in America list for 2020 and one Shelby County city was firmly in the top 50. Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

Helena

HPD officer injured in wreck now in stable condition, has long road ahead

Following a serious motorcycle accident in Helena on Monday, Sept. 21, a Helena Police Officer was upgraded to stable condition on Tuesday afternoon. Read more | Add your comment

by Alec Etheredge.

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United Way kicks of 2020 fundraiser campaign

United Way of Central Alabama kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday, Sept. 10, with the theme “Because of You Hope Happens.” Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:15 pm

Helena

Church at Cahaba Bend collecting supplies for teachers

In addition to holding weekly prayer walks for each of Helena’s schools, the Church at Cahaba Bend is also collecting supplies to help assist teachers ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:00 pm

Helena

Scout Troop 2 cleans up Historic Harmony Cemetery

Helena’s Scout Troop 2 spent the better part of the day Saturday, Sept. 12 working together to clean up the Historic Harmony Cemetery. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:55 pm

Montevallo

UM waives admission test score requirement

The University of Montevallo has waived the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission, and is offering scholarships to students based on their high school GPA.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:00 pm

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SEA assists nearly 1,200 during pandemic

MONTEVALLO — It goes without saying that 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges for many individuals and families in Shelby County, and organizations like Shelby Emergency ... Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:19 pm

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Old Baker Farm Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 26

HARPERSVILLE — Perhaps the best place to find that picture-perfect pumpkin is at Old Baker Farm’s Pumpkin Patch this fall. Read more

by Scott Mims, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:36 pm

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Mt Laurel second grader sings at big-name Nashville venues

“She had people come up and ask for an autograph, and she doesn’t even know cursive yet,” Heather Lofthus, Evan Riley’s mother, said. “It’s really ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:26 pm

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Bow hunting coming to Oak Mountain State Park

As part of the urban deer management program, Oak Mountain State Park will offer bow hunting beginning in November and running through early February. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:50 pm

Birthdays

‘Madear’ celebrates her 95th birthday

On Sept. 7-8, Martha Alexander Adams, a resident of Pelham, celebrated her 95th birthday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:28 pm

Montevallo

UM named among South’s most beautiful colleges

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the most picturesque college campuses in the South by Southern Living magazine. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:52 pm

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Chamber to hold 2020 Public Safety Awards

Shelby County’s leading law enforcement officers and firefighters will be recognized during The Shelby County Chamber’s upcoming Annual “Public Safety Awards” program. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:35 pm

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ALDOT announces lane closure in Wilsonville

WILSONVILLE – Weather permitting, as of Monday,  Sept. 21,  the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will close the southbound lane of Alabama 25 from mile marker 138.440 to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:48 am

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Planning Commission OKs rezoning request for gas station development

The Shelby County Planning Commission has approved a developer’s request to rezone property located south of the intersection of Shelby County 52 and Shelby County ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:13 am

Community Columnists

Vining spreads laughter, goodness

PJ Vining laughs often and causes those around her to laugh just as much. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:32 am

Helena

Off duty Helena officer seriously injured in motorcycle crash

A Helena Police Officer is in the UAB Trauma Center following a motorcycle wreck that happened on Monday, Sept. 21. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:06 pm

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Free county landfill day set for Saturday, Oct. 3

Residents of Shelby County will be able to offload any number of items they need to dispose of for free at the Shelby County Landfill ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 21, 2020 6:44 pm

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Alabaster approves $85.7M budget, including funds for police, parks, road improvements

The Alabaster City Council approved an $85.7 million budget on Sept. 21, which set aside money for ongoing projects including the new police station, improvements ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 21, 2020 6:39 pm

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Elks Lodge makes donation to SCSO for Project Lifesaver

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the lead administrator for the Shelby County Project Lifesaver Program, was presented with a donation in the amount of $1,500 ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 21, 2020 1:27 pm

Helena

Planning commission to hear rezoning request for land in Helena tonight

The Shelby County Planning Commission is set to hear a rezoning request from a developer looking to build on a lot at the corner of ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 21, 2020 1:01 pm

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Photos: Hurricane Sally leaves destruction

Hurricane Sally made landfall as a Category 2 Hurricane in Orange Beach last week, leaving a path of destruction across the Alabama coast. These photos ... Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:47 pm

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The Meadows at Harpersville officially opens

HARPERSVILLE — “It’s been a long time coming but this facility is proof that hard work pays off,” said Mayor Don Greene on Tuesday, Sept. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00 pm

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Alabaster man charged with child pornography possession, intent to distribute

An Alabaster man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 17 on charges of child pornography possession with intent to distribute. Read more

by Alec Etheredge, Monday, September 21, 2020 11:30 am

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Alabaster library announces October events

The Albert L. Scott Library has announced a full lineup of events in October for residents of all ages. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, September 21, 2020 11:17 am

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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

by Alec Etheredge, Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:52 am

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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

by Scott Mims, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:52 am