CIS students present Black History Month program

CIS students present Black History Month program

Dressed in a black business suit and red tie, Calera Intermediate School student Emery Hopkins strode across the school's auditorium stage to the microphone March ... Read more | Add your comment

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Schools closed Thursday, March 5

Shelby County, Alabaster, Pelham and Hoover City schools and offices will be closed due to the possibility of inclement weather on Thursday, March 5. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Pelham meat cutter makes finals in national competition | Add your comment
  2. Helena Police Explorers succeed in state competition | Add your comment
  3. THS medical academy competes in state conference | Add your comment

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Alabaster looking to demolish burned-out house

Alabaster looking to demolish burned-out house

The Alabaster City Council is looking to demolish a vacant, burned-out shell of a house off Daisy Lane after the city’s Housing Abatement Board declared ... Read more | Add your comment

Homewood man charged in Pelham robbery

A 22-year-old Homewood man is facing up to life in prison after he was charged with allegedly robbing a victim at gunpoint at a Pelham ... Read more | Add your comment

CHHS senior named National Merit finalist

CHHS senior named National Merit finalist

Chelsea High School Principal Wayne Trucks wasn’t surprised when he found out CHHS senior Christopher Robinson had been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Read more | Add your comment

Owen’s House urges kids to report physical, sexual abuse

Owen’s House urges kids to report physical, sexual abuse

In contrast to the colorful puppet show used as a medium to connect with elementary school students on a range of serious issues, Owen’s House’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Chelsea council discusses status of capital projects

Chelsea council discusses status of capital projects

Chelsea City Council members reviewed the status of two capital projects and repair needs on a local park building during a pre-council meeting March 3. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Fight cancer at the Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run | Add your comment
  2. Award recognizes Pelham students for character | Add your comment
  3. Helena Mayor Mark Hall headlines HBA meeting | Add your comment
  4. ACS hires chef to spice up school lunches | Add your comment
  5. UAB announces start of Carly’s Law study | Add your comment
  6. What’s the status of Alabaster’s city dump? | Add your comment
  7. Public meeting focusing on Alabaster’s future | Add your comment
  8. Locals speak out on proposed OMSP hotel | Add your comment
  9. Helena resident honored for Eagle Scout project | Add your comment
  10. Palmer named Pelham’s new police chief | Add your comment
  11. Hoover City Council accepting applications for BOE position | Add your comment
  12. OMIS students become researchers with Heather Montgomery | Add your comment
  13. Man pleads guilty in fatal U.S. 280 crash | Add your comment
  14. Prosecutors: Children discovered their house burglarized | Add your comment
  15. Court date reset for child sex abuse suspect | Add your comment
  16. Greystone Chick-fil-A to open March 12 | Add your comment
  17. U.S. 280 westbound lane closed due to motor vehicle accident | Add your comment
  18. OMES kids run for their school | Add your comment
  19. Police investigate report of suspicious envelope | Add your comment
  20. Montevallo man charged with illegal meth lab | Add your comment
  21. HHS student receives $1,000 music scholarship | Add your comment
  22. CVES wows crowd with talent show | Add your comment
  23. Longtime Beverly’s Barbecue owner dies | Add your comment
  24. Local buildings on state’s Places in Peril list | Add your comment


HHS basketball coach Chris Laatsch receives coaches award

HHS basketball coach Chris Laatsch receives coaches award

Helena head basketball coach Chris Laatsch recently completed his first year coaching the Helena Huskies boy’s varsity basketball team where he guided the team to ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Pelham drops two games to Cullman | Add your comment
  2. Thompson falls short against Hartselle | Add your comment
  3. Briarwood baseball goes 2-1 on the weekend | 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

Hurt’s Disney World wish granted

On June 27, Emma Grace Hurt will be 9 years old. For her 8th birthday party, ... Read more | Add your comment