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Shelby County group creating NAACP branch; voting rights rally to help
A group in Shelby County is building membership and support toward starting an NAACP branch for the area that is at the center of litigation challenging parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Shelby County group plans Voting Rights Act rally without Farrakhan
After controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was the featured speaker at rallies in central Alabama last Friday to stir support for the Voting Rights Act, a different group supporting the same cause is holding a separate rally in response this Saturday.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Three railroad crossings getting improvements in Shelby County
The Shelby County Commission this week approved agreements with the Alabama Department of Transportation to improve a railroad crossing in Alabaster and two around the Montevallo area.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Alabaster barbecue vendor violates city ordinances for cooking at home
Since Nov. 19, Mike Checchi of Alabaster has traded in his career in the construction industry in order to sell his Kansas City-style slow-smoked barbecue as his full-time profession.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Shelby County wants Forever Wild to buy Cahaba River land
Shelby County government representatives plan to attend this month's meeting of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust board to encourage the group to purchase land along the Cahaba River for preservation and public access.
Montevallo names honor students
Those named to the President's List include Kimberly G. Hagood and Leah E. Pedersen, both of Somerville; William C. Hasenbein of Falkville; Deborah F. Nichols of Hartselle and Anna E. Shelton of Danville.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Montevallo supports funding for additional officer in city schools
The Montevallo City Council today supported $14,250 in funding to help pay for a full-time school resource officer under a partnership with the Shelby County Board of Education and commissioners.
Shelby County Airport getting 16 new T-hangars after wind damage in June 2012
The Shelby County Commission this morning awarded the bid for the construction of 16 T-hangars at the airport to Montevallo-based Wayne Davis Construction.
Pelham murder gets not-guilty pleas from four defendants
Four Shelby County defendants accused of murder in the death of a Pelham man last August have pleaded not guilty to their charges.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
A Montevallo student charged with animal torture asks for youthful offender status
KISSIMMEE, Fla.- A Birmingham man is in a Florida jail Saturday charged with the death of a child who drowned in a pool.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
University of Montevallo planning to construct new arts building on campus
The University of Montevallo is planning to raze an old disused structure on campus that many years ago served as a laundry facility and replace it with a new art building after getting support from the institution's Board of Trustees in May.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Smothers named commentary editor
Jim Smothers, a 34-year veteran of The Daily Home has been named commentary editor of the newspaper, effective today.
Thu May 30, 2013
The Sand Trap
Mississippi/Alabama coast courses
I have a group of 4 from South Central Louisiana wanting to get out of state. Looking for a 4-5 hour drive, so that would put MS/AL coast in the range.
Failure to Flower
Q: Is there some trick to growing the native climbing hydrangea? I've had one that I've tried to grow on a tree for several years and it is barely climbing and not flowering.
Wed May 29, 2013
Tue May 28, 2013
Montevallo's Main Street improvement project ready to make progress
A multimillion-dollar improvement project for Main Street in downtown Montevallo took a major step forward Tuesday with a green light to hire an engineer.
Pelham Library Guild's college scholarships helping students achieve education
The Pelham Library Guild is seeing results from the $2,500 scholarship it provides annually to a Pelham High School graduating senior.
Shelby County getting guardrail work this week on some state roads
The Alabama Department of Transportation this week is performing guardrail repairs on some state roads in Shelby County that will require lane closures and cause delays.
Mon May 27, 2013
Mobile-based band 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea surfaces with 'Patches of Light'
The cover art for "Patches of Light," the new album from Mobile-based band 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, was crafted by Birmingham-based artist Daniel Lawson.
Sat May 25, 2013
Volunteers place about 2100 flags at gravesites in Alabama National Cemetery
Volunteers canvased the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama Saturday morning to place about 2100 flags at grave sites of veterans interned there.