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Alabaster's CityFest on June 7 features headliner Rodney Atkins
Acclaimed country music performer Rodney Atkins is the headliner at this year's 12th annual Alabaster CityFest happening June 7. ALABASTER, Alabama -- Acclaimed country music performer Rodney Atkins is the headliner at this year's 12th annual Alabaster CityFest happening June 7. Atkins is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. at the event billed as one of ... (more)
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Shelby County School District showcases achievements, progress
After speaking about the benefits of his education in the Shelby County School District, Oak Mountain High School 2011 graduate Ameen Barghi chats with Superintendent Randy Fuller at an event to showcase the educational system at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Shelby County agency identifies 79 homes, businesses with flood damage
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has identified 79 homes and businesses with structural damage caused by the flooding that occurred April 7. "There were basically about four areas of the county that we actually went and surveyed," Emergency Management Agency Supervisor Hubbard Harvey said in an interview ... (more)
The Montgomery Advertiser
Editorial: Ballot barriers too tough
That's because it's hard -- unjustly hard -- for anyone else to get on the ballot in our state, thanks to the restrictive ballot access law the Legislature has refused to change.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Easter economics: Bunny Hop Shop opens at Alabaster's Meadow View Elementary
ALABASTER, Alabama -- If anyone wanted to know what connection exists between swampland and an Easter-themed business operated by Meadow View Elementary gifted-and-talented third-graders, just ask student Julia Wynn.
Alabaster's Meadow View Elementary scans visitors' ID cards for security, checks databases
Meadow View Elementary School in Alabaster is serving a pilot in the district by using the online Raptor system that scans government-issued photo identification cards and checks national databases to ensure visitors are able to be on campus.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Alabaster school chief gets two-year contract extension with 'favorable' review
The Alabaster Board of Education approved the extension of Superintendent Wayne Vickers' employment contract by two years at its meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Shelby County approves $4.27 million paving bid that includes Pelham, Montevallo projects
Shelby County's $4.27 million bid award to Wiregrass Construction for numerous paving projects includes roads and streets proposed and funded by Montevallo and Pelham.
Shelby County coal mining plan that will close part of Road 270 gets initial approval
Shelby County Commissioner Jon Parker says an Alabaster company's plan extract coal from beneath County Road 270 in the Pea Ridge area will not affect the route through Brantleyville west of Alabaster.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Shelby County man killed in ATV accident
Alabama State Troopers tell CBS42 37-year-old Larry Hal Dyer Pierce, Jr. was driving an ATV down County Road 331 about six miles south of Alabaster when he lost control and overturned around 11:20 p.m. Troopers say Pierce was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and alcohol may have been involved.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
From prosthetic legs to hydro-electric generators, Calera students provide aid to Honduras
CALERA, Alabama -- Calera High School student Christian McDonald started crying when the prosthetic leg he and his peers built for people in Honduras couldn't fit the blind man he was helping.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Alabaster schools using anonymous system to get reports of bullying, cutting, other issues
The Alabaster City School District since January has been using an online and cellphone-accessed system called Anonymous Alerts that allows anyone to send messages directly to school leaders about issues of concern such as bullying or substance abuse.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Alabaster school district advancing toward bond for new high school, other renovations
The Alabaster Board of Education is hoping to pursue a bond that will fund construction of a new high school and renovations of other buildings.
Pelham to address effect of Shelby County's water rate hike
Pelham City Council President Rick Hayes says the municipality's water board will meet to discuss the effect of Shelby County's rate hike for water.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Maylene mom indicted for reckless murder of infant son
A Maylene mother arrested after her infant son's body was found inside her burning car has been indicted for reckless murder.
Check out aerial footage of Buck Creek's flooding in Old Town Helena
HELENA, Alabama - Many saw Buck Creek's flooding in Old Town Helena from the ground on Monday, but Kevin Henderson of Alabama Aerial Photography has provided the chance to see it from the skies.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Lethal injections could be on hold in AL after bill fails in legislature
Lawmakers failed to pass a measure in the waning hours of the legislative session that would have kept information about lethal injections secret from the public.
Floods rock apartments, several neighborhoods
The flooding caused several problems for commuters, but also hit a number of low-lying apartment complexes and neighborhoods very hard - damaging cars, residential property and some businesses.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Hoover Councilman John Lyda to share about delegation trip to Brazil with Friends of Hoover group
Hoover Councilman John Lyda presents a Hoover High School soccer jersey to Mirella Catto, who served as interpreter for a delegation from the American Council of Young Political Leaders during a trip to Rio, Brazil in late March 2014.