Mackenzee Simms, Author at Shelby County Reporter

Helena

Spring Fling fair dazzles Helena Elementary

Children squealed with laughter as they touched the sky on the Ferris wheel while parents meandered the playground, eating funnel cake and catching up with ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Friday, April 19, 2024 11:11 am

Birmingham Bulls

Bulls fall to Thunderbolts in first round of playoffs

The Birmingham Bulls suffered a game three loss to the Evansville Thunderbolts on Saturday, April 13, ending their postseason run. The 4-3 overtime defeat occurred ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:52 pm

bus driver

Miles of kindness: Julie Gray’s drive makes an exceptional difference

The sky is overcast with a slight hint of mist in the air as Julie Gray finishes unloading the back of her SUV. With a ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:04 am

Helena High School

Sports Q&A: Michael Sestili

Pole Vault State Champion and junior at Helena High School Michael Sestili talks about his stellar season and state title.  Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 8:53 am

calera

Calera Main Street to host charity cornhole tournament

Calera Main Street will continue its popular First Friday event series in May with a Cinco de Mayo celebration and charity cornhole tournament benefitting the ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2:48 pm

coke ovens

Helena Historical Preservation Committee leads hike

Under the swaying branches of old trees, the Helena Historic Preservation Committee led a group of around 45 people on a historical hike to Helena’s ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:35 pm

Calera

Calera Main Street kicks off First Friday series

Attendees weaved between tents lining Calera’s 17th Avenue—laughing, shopping and enjoying delicious crawfish as they gathered as a community to celebrate the start of summer. ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:04 pm

arrests

MPD arrest two daycare employees for aggravated child abuse

On Monday, April 8, the Montevallo Police Department announced the arrests of two daycare employees from Milestone Academy and Daycare on the charge of aggravated ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 2:11 pm

Eagle Scout

Education Q&A: Ethan Quinn

Boy Scout and local student Ethan Quinn talks about his Eagle Scout Service Project to build flag retirement boxes for the city of Helena. Eagle ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 8:41 am

Helena

Helena awards TAG grants at city council meeting, Hillsboro returns money

The city of Helena invited local teachers and school administrators to City Hall to receive teachers assistance grants at a regularly scheduled city council meeting ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 6:30 pm

Calera

Railroad car blocks intersection in Calera

At the intersection between Highway 31 and Highway 25, a single unattached railroad car blocked both northbound lanes of Highway 31 around 11 a.m. of ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Monday, April 8, 2024 12:58 pm

ALDOT

Calera accepts TAP grant for Main Street improvements, discusses audit

The city of Calera voted to accept a Transportation Alternatives Program grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation and discussed findings from a recent audit ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Thursday, April 4, 2024 9:38 am

Alice Lobell

Helena Teen Council opens applications for upcoming year

For any Helena teenagers looking to connect and serve in their community, applications to join the Helena Teen Council are open now through Friday, May ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Wednesday, April 3, 2024 5:03 pm

Birmingham Bulls

Bulls finish last regular season home game with 1-1 weekend

The Birmingham Bulls finished their last game on home ice during the 2023-24 regular season with a 1-1 weekend against the Macon Mayhem on March ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Wednesday, April 3, 2024 12:27 pm

helena the magazine

City Hall Faces: Lisa Han

Meet Lisa Han, staff member at the Jane B. Holmes Public Library. In 1988, Lisa Han moved to Helena to pursue a job with an ... Read more

by Mackenzee Simms, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 9:49 pm

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