Monday Dec 2
The Montgomery Advertiser
Ex-Alabama teacher guilty of sex with student
<![CDATA[COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) -- A former central Alabama high school teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a student has been sentenced to probation. AL.com (http://bit.ly/1htGBBS ) reported Monday that a Shelby County Circuit Court judge suspended a 10-year prison sentence and ordered 34-year-old Stephanie Suggs Millard to serve five years on probation. Millard pleaded guilty to a count of a school employee having sex with a student under age 19. Millard was arrested by police in Hoover and authorities have said she had been having sex with a 17-year old boy between March 9 and May 14 of 2012. Millard's attorney, Brett Bloomston, says he and his client believe the boy was 18 at the time. Bloomston says the state's law banning sexual relationships with teachers should allow adults to give consent.
Heat up the holidays with The Hot Tamales at the Shelby County Arts Council on Dec. 14
Jan D. Hunter and Kristi Tingle Higginbotham will perform as The Hot Tamales for a holiday show at the Shelby County Arts Council performance space in Columbiana on Dec. 14. COLUMBIANA, Alabama -- The Shelby County Arts Council is ready to provide a little heat this holiday season with a performance called "Christmas with The Hot Tamales."
Former Shelby County 911 Center director receives commendations for public safety service
A surprise presentation in Columbiana to give John Ellison of Montevallo a proclamation from the state House of Representatives for his work as Shelby County 911 CenterA A A s director for two decades and as a Pelham police officer for 13 years on Nov. 13, 2013, includes former county 911 board member Sally Cox, Sheriff Chris Curry, state Rep. Mike ... (more)
Pelham teen facing nine counts of child porn pleads not guilty to charges
A Pelham teenager indicted on nine charges of disseminating or displaying child pornography has pleaded not guilty to all counts, according to court documents.
Columbiana man faces charges of first-degree rape, sexual abuse of child
Pelham police on Friday arrested a Columbiana man on felony charges of first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 years old.
Alabaster police investigate man 'severely assaulted' with a shotgun
Alabaster police are continuing to investigate a robbery and assault on Nov. 5 that resulted in serious injuries to a man whom authorities say the suspects repeatedly beat with a shotgun.
Alabaster bank robbery suspect faces indictment for Hoover holdup
An Alabaster man has been indicted on two charges related to the July 11 robbery of a Regions Bank in Hoover , according to court documents.
Helena man has $250,000 bond for manufacturing methamphetamine charge
A Helena man remains today in the Shelby County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond after authorities the previous day arrested him on a warrant for first-degree manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Shelby County Arts Council hosting fundraising party Nov. 15 for new venue
The Shelby County Arts Council is launching a campaign to raise the needed $3 million to reach groundbreaking of a new 26,000-square-foot performing arts center in Columbiana with a party on Nov. 15. The council's Campaign Launch Party is happening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the organization's gallery at 104 Mildred St. in Columbiana.
Check out Blues, Brew and BBQ at the Shelby County Arts Council on Nov. 23
The Shelby County Arts Council is getting ready to throw a party complete with good music, beers and tasty barbecue on Nov. 23. The Blues, Brew and BBQ features a performance by 2BLU and the Lucky Stiffs at the Shelby County Arts Council's performance venue at 104 Mildred St. in Columbiana.