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20 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Shelby County Arts Council accepting entries for annual Juried Art Show

SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama - The Shelby County Arts Council is accepting submissions for its sixth annual Juried Art Show until midnight Aug. 10. Amateur and professional artists can digitally submit up to three pieces for consideration in the show.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Photography, Columbiana, AL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Alabama Live

Armed robbery suspects at large in Full Moon Bar-B-Que heist in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding two suspects involved in the armed robbery of a restaurant on U.S. Highway 280 on Friday night.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Montevallo, AL, Birmingham, AL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids, Columbiana, AL, Gulf Shores, AL, Alabaster, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabaster, AL, Pelham, AL, Shelby, AL, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Shelby, AL, Madison County, AL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Columbiana, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Tuscaloosa, AL, Talladega County, AL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Helena, AL, Pelham, AL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL, Education Etc., Chelsea, AL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Alabama Live

'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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Birmingham, AL, US News, Illegal Immigration

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Vestavia Hills, AL, Family, Kids

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Jefferson County, AL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Business Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Calera, AL, Irondale, AL, Selma, AL, Dallas County, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabaster, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabaster, AL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Calera, AL, Education Etc., Samford University, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL, Montevallo, AL

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