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‘Oak Mountain is open:’ Park implements changes amid COVID-19

“We’re committed to keeping the park open, but we do have some restrictions, and we have some operational changes,” OMSP Superintendent Kelly Ezell said. “We’re ... Read more

2 days ago by Emily Sparacino.

UPDATE: County nears 100 COVID-19 cases, state surpasses 1,100

The day after the first two deaths were confirmed from COVID-19 in Shelby County, the confirmed number of cases rose by just three from 86 ... Read more

2 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Agents using technology, caution to sell homes during pandemic

Local real estate agents are finding creative ways to facilitate the buying and selling of homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though recommended precautions against the ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Neighborhoods united: Residents spread positivity, hope through fun activities

During a time when family members and friends have gone weeks without seeing each other, several Alabaster neighborhoods have united to spread messages hope and ... Read more

2 days ago by Briana Harris.

COVID-19 case prompts temporary closure of Columbiana bank

The Columbiana branch of Regions Bank closed temporarily for a thorough cleaning March 31 after staff learned a person who had spent time in the ... Read more

3 days ago by Emily Sparacino.

Daycares working through challenges, hoping to reopen soon

After being ordered to close by the Alabama Department of Public Health amid the COVID-19 crisis, some Shelby County daycares are preparing to reopen in ... Read more

3 days ago by Briana Harris.

Christ Church United Methodist hosting PPE Drive

With supplies low across the country for medical professionals and others who need personal protective equipment, Christ Church United Methodist next to Spain Park off ... Read more

3 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Helena First Baptist Church holds drive-In worship

Most local churches have decided to cancel in-person services due to the spread of COVID-19, however the First Baptist Church in Helena found a way ... Read more

3 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Freddy’s, Dunkin’ joining Chick-fil-A and others in Helena

A business development that was approved by the Helena Council last year is set to bring several new businesses to the city including Chick-fil-A, Freddy’s, ... Read more

3 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

Three arrested in Columbiana drug case

Three Columbiana men have been arrested on drug charges as part of a lengthy investigation the Columbiana Police Department has conducted on the sale of ... Read more

3 days ago by Emily Sparacino.

Libraries offer online resources, curbside service during pandemic

“We are still working for you. Our doors may be locked, but we will bring your items to your car.” Read more

4 days ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Red Cross offers local opportunities to donate needed blood during pandemic

FROM STAFF REPORTS The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the ... Read more

4 days ago by Stephen Dawkins.

Pelham company to help ease shortage of sanitizing liquid

After almost having to leave the city of Pelham due to an expansion and water issue, Research Solutions was able to stay in the spot ... Read more

4 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

$150k approved for Helena distance learning

HELENA — The Helena City Council has approved a total of $150,000 for Helena schools, including $25,000 to each of the four schools and an ... Read more

4 days ago by Scott Mims.

Shelby County coroner shares message following first two COVID-19 deaths

It was confirmed on Tuesday morning, March 31, that Shelby County had its first two confirmed deaths from COVID-19, but Shelby County coroner Lina Evans ... Read more

4 days ago by Alec Etheredge.

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