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8 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Authorities investigate bomb threat in Montevallo

University of Montevallo students, faculty and staff are being told to avoid part of Main Street in downtown Montevallo because of an apparent bomb threat.

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Related Topix: Montevallo, AL, University of Montevallo

13 hrs ago | Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Montevallo, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Pelham, AL, Alabaster, AL

18 hrs ago | Alabama Live

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)

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Related Topix: Indian Springs Village, AL, Wilsonville, AL, Alabaster, AL, Pelham, AL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Oak Mountain State Park could get more bike lanes on Findlay Drive

Shelby County government is applying for a grant to develop six-foot bike lanes on John Findlay Drive from the north trailhead to the back gate guard station at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL, Columbiana, AL

Alabama Live

Shelby County NEGU run ready to raise money for children June 28 in Columbiana

In front of Shelby County sheriff's personnel at the second annual Shelby County NEGU benefit run in Columbiana on June 29, 2013, are beneficiaries Ezra Hunt with mom Pippa Hunt, Cayden Atchison with mom Karen Atchison, Amy Windham holding a photo collage of youngest daughter Halle Scott, Tripp Nichols with mom Jessica Nichols, and Connor Sanders ... (more)

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL, Brent, AL, Montevallo, AL, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Alabaster, AL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Matt Pitt released from jail in Shelby County

A local evangelist serving time for impersonating a peace officer was released from the Shelby County Jail on Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Jefferson County, AL

Alabama Live

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.

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Related Topix: Montevallo, AL, Pelham, AL, Alabama, Alabaster, AL, Columbiana, AL

Alabama Live

Firefighters rescue trapped man in Bibb County mobile home blaze this morning

BIBB COUNTY, Alabama -- Three people were transported to hospitals following a mobile home fire in the Six Mile community in Bibb County this morning.

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Related Topix: Bibb County, AL, Fire, Brierfield, AL, Centreville, AL

Alabama Live

Shelby County planning to raze health facility in Columbiana for senior center

Shelby County government is considering razing the vacant health department building across from Columbiana City Hall on Mildred Street to create a senior citizens center.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WIAT-TV Birmingham

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.

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Related Topix: Alabaster, AL

Alabama Live

Anonymous generosity highlights Oak Mountain High School special-needs students' prom...

Trent Key, Emily Duncan, Binh Nguyen, and Laura Ann Davenport attend Oak Mountain High School's prom at the Cahaba Grand on April 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Family, Teenagers

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Alabama Live

'Menace' who vowed shootout with cops finally captured in early-morning chase

A Birmingham man who was fired on by U.S. Marshals before he escaped their dragnet last month was captured early Friday after a chase in Jefferson County.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Jefferson County, AL, Irondale, AL

Alabama Live

Shelby County Sheriff's Office national accreditation process has public hearing Monday

SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- A meeting to gain public comments about the Shelby County Sheriff's Office in its efforts to achieve national accreditation will be at 7 p.m. on Monday.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL

Alabama Live

Six inches of rain does not seem like a lot. But 677 million gallons of rain?

I'm going to end the week as we started it with rain and some math that I hope will connect us a little better to all that water that covered so much on Monday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Vestavia Hills, AL, Birmingham, AL, Pelham, AL

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Alabama Live

Shelby County Special Olympics held in Calera with students from Shelby County and...

Students from Shelby County and Alabaster City schools filed into Ricky Carnes Stadium in Calera, Ala.

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Related Topix: Calera, AL, Alabaster, AL

Alabama Live

Oak Mountain students returning to schools after crash ruptures gas line

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office closed Alabama Highway 119 at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014, due to a crash at the intersection of Cahaba Valley Trace.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Montgomery Advertiser

Inside the Statehouse: Agriculture still Alabama's most important industry

Alabama has seen its share of industrial recruitment coups in the past few years.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alabama Government, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Baldwin County, AL

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Alabama Live

Pelham approves $1.57 million repaving project for 23 streets

Stonehaven Trail between Highway 31 and Walker Way is part of the City of Pelham's roughly $1.57 million repaving project involving 23 streets.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL, Montevallo, AL

Alabama Live

Shelby sheriff's deputies announce pre-dawn safety checkpoints

Be careful if you happen to be out and about in the wee hours of the morning Saturday in Shelby County.

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Related Topix: Crenshaw County, AL

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