April 18 run supporting pancreatic cancer cure

April 18 run supporting pancreatic cancer cure

For Alabaster City Councilman Russell Bedsole and his wife, Dena, the upcoming Purple Stride event at Hoover’s Veterans Park will be much more than just ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mother pleads guilty to using meth, pot while pregnant

A 31-year-old Centreville woman will spend the next five years on probation after she pleaded guilty to exposing her unborn child to methamphetamine and marijuana ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. OMSP launches ‘Bring a friend’ campaign | Add your comment
  2. Want to serve on the Pelham School Board? | Add your comment
  3. Pair charged with chemical endangerment of a toddler | Add your comment

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Chelsea earns strong credit rating

Chelsea earns strong credit rating

The future looks bright for Chelsea, based on the city's most recent credit rating. Chelsea received a AA rating and stable outlook from Standard & ... Read more | Add your comment

Helena Fire Explorers receive awards at recent competition

Helena Fire Explorers receive awards at recent competition

The Helena Fire Explorers is an organization designed for teenager’s ages 14-20 that are interested in pursing a career in fire service. Read more | Add your comment

Man with lengthy criminal history facing trio of drug felonies

A 43-year-old Alabaster man with a lengthy criminal history is facing a trio of felony drug charges after he was arrested by the Shelby County ... Read more | Add your comment

Highway 70 reopened after deputy strikes pedestrian

Highway 70 reopened after deputy strikes pedestrian

A pedestrian is in stable condition after being struck by an on-duty Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the early morning hours of April 1. Read more | Add your comment

April is Autism Awareness Month in Helena

April is Autism Awareness Month in Helena

The month of April marks the start of Autism Awareness Month in the city of Helena, and Helena residents soon will notice some changes for ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Hoover Fire Department recognizes promotions, retirees | Add your comment
  2. Palmer talks budget, Obamacare and EPA | Add your comment
  3. Galloway continues ‘Dancing with the Stars’ run | Add your comment
  4. SBMC’s Tower Imaging receives national designation | Add your comment
  5. Voters may decide Sunday alcohol sales in Shelby County | Add your comment
  6. Helena First Fridays begins April 3 | Add your comment
  7. Caregiver listening session to be held April 7 | Add your comment
  8. Frankie’s Market Café closing doors after 13 years | Add your comment
  9. Montevallo Chamber hosts 37th annual Citizens’ Night | Add your comment
  10. Pelham BOE OKs plans to move wheelchair lift project forward | Add your comment
  11. Major general throws first pitch at PHS game | Add your comment
  12. Dollar, 39, charged with insurance fraud | Add your comment
  13. Shelby slams national debt during Alabaster visit | Add your comment
  14. Shelby County Schools holds Digital Day of Learning | Add your comment
  15. Local church pastors answer call to ministry later | Add your comment
  16. Red carpet affair: Kids First unveils music video | Add your comment
  17. Protect personal information at Pelham Library shred event | Add your comment
  18. Locals place in top five in Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant | Add your comment
  19. OMSP offers new improvements | Add your comment
  20. Chelsea mom empowers, educates women about firearms | Add your comment
  21. CES students learn about careers from professionals | Add your comment
  22. Castille praises new Alabaster high school | Add your comment
  23. Graduation rate and AP exams on the rise for Shelby County Schools | Add your comment
  24. MVES students duct tape principal to wall | Add your comment

Sports

Lightning fall off early season pace, drop three in Nashville

Lightning fall off early season pace, drop three in Nashville

After scoring 10 or more runs in 13 of their first 15 games of the season, the Evangel Christian baseball Lightning fell off of their ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Lady Panthers go 1-1 over two-day stretch | Add your comment
  2. Knudson’s homer highlights Falcons 12-4 win | Add your comment
  3. Lady Chargers clinch area championship | 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

Telling stories powerful enough to change the world

“Danielle, I love your quotes, your points are well-made, and your grammar is lovely,” I said ... Read more | Add your comment