Johnny Ray’s earns barbecue fame

Johnny Ray’s earns barbecue fame

Pelham-based barbecue joint, Johnny Ray’s BBQ, was recently inducted into Gov. Robert Bentley’s newly created Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame. The list includes 29 restaurants ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local student receives Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship

Kyla Kugler, a Chelsea High School graduate, is one of 28 students to be recognized for receiving a Jimmy Rane Foundation scholarship this year during ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Step by step: Dance South Studio marks 25th anniversary | Add your comment
  2. Police release details of Cam Ward’s arrest | Add your comment
  3. UPDATED: Cam Ward responds to DUI arrest | Add your comment

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Local pharmacist named to state Hall of Fame

A Shelby County pharmacist was in the first class ever inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame earlier this month, earning praise for his ... Read more | Add your comment

HPD pays visit to Helena’s Summer Reading Program

HPD pays visit to Helena’s Summer Reading Program

A crowd of kids and their families gathered at Helena City Hall on Wednesday, July 1, as four members of the Helena Police Department came ... Read more | Add your comment

Deputies issue murder charges against school maintenance employee

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 47-year-old McCalla man employed by the Shelby County School System after the man was charged with ... Read more | Add your comment

Madison man charged with human trafficking in Pelham  

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 38-year-old Ricardo Crutcher on June 27 on charges of human trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and ... Read more | Add your comment

Couple moves antique resale store to Pelham

Couple moves antique resale store to Pelham

Brent McClure found himself at another estate sale looking for treasure within the scattered items around the house. Nothing particularly stood out among the mundane ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. On the Hill: Pelham woman completes internship with Senator Shelby | Add your comment
  2. Meeting the forefathers: YMCA campers spend day at American Village | Add your comment
  3. a2 Church offers different worship experience | Add your comment
  4. First round of CHHS library, auditorium renovations nearly finished | Add your comment
  5. Shelby County man charged in June 30 Walgreens robbery | Add your comment
  6. Governor signs Ward’s Open Meeting Act bill | Add your comment
  7. Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to robbery at Walgreens on U.S. 280 | Add your comment
  8. Hollywood in Alabaster: ‘Faith of our Fathers’ premieres at Amstar | Add your comment
  9. Mt Laurel Library hosting fun programs for adults | Add your comment
  10. Ward appointed to state prison council | Add your comment
  11. Alabaster hosting slip ‘n slide day for teens | Add your comment
  12. Daniel Foundation awards multi-year grant to Shelby County Arts Council | Add your comment
  13. County School Board approves new assistant principals | Add your comment
  14. Pelham missionaries return from LaFollette | Add your comment
  15. Grand jury: Man busted with cocaine in McDonald’s parking lot | Add your comment
  16. Man pleads not guilty to charges of raping underage girl | Add your comment
  17. Pelham City Schools adopts Virtual School Program | Add your comment
  18. Rain does not stop Liberty Day | Add your comment
  19. The Church at Brook Hills selects new senior pastor | Add your comment
  20. Attempted murder suspect set for August court date | Add your comment
  21. Pelham coaches gear up for football camp | Add your comment
  22. Helena students gain knowledge through ESL Summer Camp | Add your comment
  23. The Connection to hold new discipleship class, sermon series | Add your comment
  24. Motorcycle driver leads police on high-speed chase, flees into woods | Add your comment


Alabaster 6U softball places second in state tournament.

Alabaster 6U softball places second in state tournament.

The Alabaster 6U softball All-Star team just finished up a successful season. The team placed first in the first pre-area tournament and second in the ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Oak Mountain holds successful two-day basketball camp | Add your comment
  2. Kingwood has five sign basketball scholarships | Add your comment
  3. Helena 6U Softball All-Star team finishes as runner-ups in state tournament | 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