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Montevallo Middle School getting new driveway, gymnasium expansion, other improvements
A renovation project for Montevallo Middle School includes expansion of the gymnasium, a redesigned driveway and parking area in front of the building and other improvements to the institution.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Steve Martin leaves a legacy after 26 years on Shelby County school board
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- Ellie Glasscox was the first superintendent at the Shelby County School District to serve with fledgling Board of Education member Steve Martin back in the mid-'80s.
Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham donates van to help BackPack Buddies program
Vineyard Family Services Program Director Stephanie Grissom and Executive Director Ward Williams accept the van for their BackPack Buddies program donated by the Rotary Club of Alabaster and Pelham with the group's Debbie Parrott, Craig Sorensen and others at the Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Shelby moms are older: How do the ages of Alabama's mothers vary by county?
Since 1990, nearly one out of every 10 mothers in Dallas, Wilcox, and Perry counties has been under the age of 18, according to data collected by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
A $1,000 handcrafted pen? Check out these writing instruments made in Alabama
COLUMBIANA, Alabama - Phil Morris has been turning pens from his garage workshop crating one of a kind instruments ranging from functional to ornate.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Shooting outside Old Town Helena nightspot remains under investigation by state agency
Numerous police officers from Helena and Pelham remain at the scene of a police-involved shooting that happened April 19, 2014, outside of Papa Saia's Sports in Helena's Old Town district.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Pelham's Windstone subdivision revives effort to de-annex from city
Pelham Mayor Gary Waters is expecting a meeting to happen in the next month or so involving the petition by the Windstone subdivision requesting de-annexation from the city.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
'We're not anti-immigrants,' say protesters voicing concerns at Birmingham-area rally
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- With some holding signs stating "no amnesty" and "no illegal immigrants period," about 20 people had gathered to protest federal immigration policies this morning along U.S. Highway 280 near the Walmart shopping center in north Shelby County.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Diverse group of animal rescues, therapy groups awarded prestigious Remy Fund grants
It's bigger than my $750,000, and we've given away over $100,000." -- Ken Jackson In the five-county Birmingham metro area, there isn't a more prestigious grant an animal advocacy, rescue or therapy organization can win than a Remy Fund grant.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Former Army Reserve Captain Cindy Bell to challenge Jabo Waggoner for State Senate...
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Local nurse and former Army Reserve Captain Cindy Bell, a Democrat, will challenge 40-year incumbent Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills , in the race for State Senate District 16. "I'm excited to give the voters of District 16 a voice in Montgomery," said Bell according to a news release.
Shelby County man in jail on charges of child porn, solicitation of minor for sexual purposes
Delvin Blayze Burnett, 20, of Columbiana, faces charges of possession of child pornography and electronic solicitation of a child for sexual purposes.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Mooney wins in House District 43 Republican runoff race over Shaver
Arnold Mooney wins the Republican primary runoff for Alabama House District 43 over Amie Beth Shaver.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Plantation Patterns to move distribution center to Calera
Plantation Patterns, manufacturer of pillows, cushions, umbrellas, outdoor dA©cor and accessories, is moving its distribution operations to Shelby County.
Open Carry Voting
John David Murphy an Alabaster resident planned to vote with a pistol by his side Tuesday July 15, 2014 but was met at the doors to First United Methodist Church in Alabaster by Shelby County Sheriffs Deputies.
Pelham voter openly wearing pistol casts ballot; cops called on group
Robert Kennedy a Pelham, Alabama resident and member of BamaCarry a gun rights group voted Tuesday July 15, 2014 with his handgun visible on his hip at the Pelham First Baptist Church Annex.
Cops converge on Alabaster's Thompson Middle School for active-shooter training
Shelby County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles fill part of the parking lot at Alabaster's Thompson Middle School on Monday, July 14, 2014, for a training program focusing on situations involving active shooters.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Calera's elementary, intermediate schools get new principals
CALERA, Alabama -- The Shelby County Board of Education last week approved new principals for Calera's elementary and intermediate schools.
Shelby County's Caldwell Mill Road, Cahaba Valley Trace resurfacing begins
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama - Repaving is scheduled to begin today on a project involving Caldwell Mill Road and certain related roads in the area.
SouthPoint Bank to open new branch in eastern Shelby County
The Birmingham-based community bank recently received approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for the 2,400-square-foot branch, which will be located in a building on North Main Street that formerly housed a Merchants and Farmers Bank.
Shelby County's attorney supports sheriff's ability to ban weapons at polling sites
Pointing to Alabama's election law under Title 17 about the sheriff "keeping peace and order at the election," Ellis said, "In my mind that is broad enough that he has the power --not the County Commission, but the sheriff -- as a matter of keeping peace and order" at polls and prohibiting firearms.