Lazy Boy BBQ opening Helena restaurant Dec. 5

Lazy Boy BBQ opening Helena restaurant Dec. 5

A popular barbecue food truck known as Lazy Boy BBQ has made a name for itself over the past year and will be opening a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Moving on with life: Local boy continues ‘amazing’ recovery after brain injury

Brayden "BB" Butler and his family will never forget the afternoon of Oct. 18, 2014. On the final lap of an afternoon motocross practice, Butler, ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. THS students learn from award-winning author | Add your comment
  2. Shelby Baptist named ‘Top Performer’ | Add your comment
  3. New Girl Talk chapter offers mentoring for local girls | Add your comment

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Brookwood FED ready to open Nov. 30

Brookwood FED ready to open Nov. 30

The wait is finally over, and Brookwood Medical Center’s freestanding emergency department on U.S. 280 is ready to open. The 12-bed, 25,000 square-foot facility will ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabaster housing market triples from 2010

Alabaster housing market triples from 2010

Alabaster will finish 2015 with its highest number – by far – of new homes since the national economic downturn hit several years ago, according ... Read more | Add your comment

THS student ready to help peers in need

THS student ready to help peers in need

In late August, Girl Scout and Thompson High School student Leah Warman began cleaning out a barren, unused utility closet near the school’s front office. ... Read more | Add your comment

Jingle Bell Best Ball tourney returns to Ballantrae

Jingle Bell Best Ball tourney returns to Ballantrae

The first Saturday of December, Ballantrae Golf Club always hosts the Jingle Bell Best Ball Classic Tournament to give its member a way to kick ... Read more | Add your comment

Helena city leaders want residents’ input

Helena city leaders want residents’ input

The city of Helena and more specifically, leaders in the city of Helena, are looking for public input from Helena residents through an online survey. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Shelby County DHR hosts National Adoption Celebration | Add your comment
  2. ACS surprises teachers with extra compensation | Add your comment
  3. Greater Shelby Chamber welcomes new team members | Add your comment
  4. Jack’s opening new Helena restaurant Dec. 2 | Add your comment
  5. Chief Deputy Chris George shares story of faith | Add your comment
  6. Man charged with drug distribution near Cahaba Valley Road | Add your comment
  7. Hoover police preparing for holiday rush | Add your comment
  8. Pelham holds Christmas decorating contest | Add your comment
  9. Alabaster gathering input on annexations | Add your comment
  10. Improvements planned for U.S. 280, Walmart intersection | Add your comment
  11. Cops: Caretaker stole from 90-year-old victim | Add your comment
  12. Children pen letters of gratitude to those who serve | Add your comment
  13. Students participate in wreath laying ceremony at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | Add your comment
  14. City announces garbage collection schedule for Thanksgiving holiday | Add your comment
  15. Jeff State presents lecture on the history of the English language | Add your comment
  16. Stack’d Burger Kitchen opens for dinner | Add your comment
  17. Gas station robbery suspect identified, arrested | Add your comment
  18. Lindsey Allison announces re-election bid | Add your comment
  19. HFD shares Thanksgiving safety tips | Add your comment
  20. Parent commends HIS at BOE meeting | Add your comment
  21. Resident’s photography book depicts forgotten treasures | Add your comment
  22. Jeff State students selected for Leaders of Promise scholarships | Add your comment
  23. Several county elementary schools make top list | Add your comment
  24. Grandview Medical Center earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ recognition | Add your comment


Lady Warriors win second straight Spartan Classic

For the second consecutive year the Lady Warriors of Thompson have won the Spartan Thanksgiving Classic, hosted by Mountain Brook. Thompson beat Gardendale in the ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Bulldogs win Thanksgiving Tournament | Add your comment
  2. Oak Mountain takes down Briarwood in tournament final | Add your comment
  3. George pleased with Calera’s work so far | Add your comment

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Cause for joy in Montevallo

There is plenty of cause for excitement in Montevallo, as the city’s schools have seen plenty of upgrades over the past several months. Read more | Add your comment

Columns & Opinions

Leslie Whiting passes the chaplain’s hat to David Smith

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven,” says Ecclesiastes 3:1. ... Read more | Add your comment

Letters to the Editor

Guarantee right to carry

I have had a concealed-carry permit for over 20 years, and not once in that time have I ever had need to pull my weapon. Read more | Add your comment

Community Columnists

Teachers’ work ‘lives on in their students’

“I used to babysit for your kids,” I said in surprise. Read more | Add your comment