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Emily Sparacino, Author at Shelby County Reporter

Montevallo

Montevallo Council passes revised animal control ordinance

The ordinance amends Chapter 4, Article II of Montevallo’s municipal code and seeks to improve the city’s ability “to protect the health and welfare of ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:01 pm

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SCS to hold kindergarten pre-enrollment in April

Shelby County Schools will hold kindergarten pre-enrollment online April 7 and April 8 for the 2021-2022 school year. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, March 1, 2021 12:05 pm

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Commission approves incentives for biotech company’s expansion

COLUMBIANA – The Shelby County Commission has approved nearly $29,000 in incentives for a biotechnology company planning to expand its Alabaster facility. At its Feb. ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:35 pm

Calera

Local Main Street directors share updates with business leaders

The Women’s Business Council heard updates from several of Shelby County’s Main Street Alabama cities during the group’s February virtual meeting. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:39 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo to hold 2021 Arbor Day event Feb. 27

The Montevallo Arbor and Beautification Board will hold the socially-distanced event on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Montevallo Recycling Center. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:31 pm

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Shelby County Schools to refund parents’ money from canceled band trip

Shelby County Schools will provide refunds to the parents of local band students for a canceled out-of-state trip last spring. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 26, 2021 9:41 am

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Shelby County Schools shares remote learning plans for next school year

SCS will not offer remote instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade, but Virtual Shelby, the district’s remote learning option, will be available for ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:30 pm

Montevallo

Montevallo Rotary Club to send six students to RYLA program

The Montevallo Rotary Club is sponsoring six students, five from Montevallo High School and one from Maplesville High School, to attend this year’s program, which ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:07 pm

Montevallo

‘A well-loved woman:’ Family, former students, colleagues share fond memories of Barbara Belisle

MONTEVALLO – If a building can bear witness to the immeasurable difference a person makes in others’ lives, then Montevallo High School was such a ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:50 pm

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Chelsea to hold pick-up-and-go Arbor Day event

This year, residents may pick up tree seedlings and information pamphlets at the pavilion behind the Chelsea Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 11 ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:52 am

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Hoover City Schools participating in Be Kind Week

Hoover City Schools and its partners are promoting a week dedicated to taking a stand against bullying and ensuring a kind culture this month. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, February 22, 2021 11:03 am

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Local parents seeking answers about band trip refunds

An ongoing situation involving unpaid refunds for canceled school band trips has left many local parents frustrated and searching for answers. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, February 22, 2021 10:41 am

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Chelsea City Council names Lee fire chief

Nearly six months after becoming the fire department’s interim chief, Joe Lee was unanimously approved as fire chief, a role for which he expressed deep ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 19, 2021 1:36 pm

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New assistant principals named for two Shelby County schools

The Shelby County Board of Education at a Feb. 18 meeting approved Brandon Byars for the position at Helena Intermediate School and Cynthia Monroe at ... Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Friday, February 19, 2021 9:53 am

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Hoover City Schools, offices to remain closed Feb. 16

All Hoover City Schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16, due to the threat of winter weather and potentially hazardous road conditions. Read more

by Emily Sparacino, Monday, February 15, 2021 3:19 pm

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