Tennis courts opening on County Road 51

Four new tennis courts have just been completed on County Road 51 south of U.S. 280. The courts have been under construction since May 2013 and cost $242,000 to complete. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Leaders participate in Shelby County Schools’ active shooter training.

Photo courtesy of Cindy Warner.

Shelby County Schools leaders participate in active shooter training

The Shelby County School District recently partnered with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department to provide an active shooter training workshop for School Resource Officers, administrators and teachers who serve on their local school safety teams. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Martha Washington from American Village says the prayer before guests line up for food.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Shelby County sits centrally in the history of Alabama

Someone unexpected addressed the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce July 10 — Martha Washington. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Jim ’N Nick’s CEO Nick Pihakis with Keith Caton at a community farm in Mt Laurel near Pihakis’ home.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Five secrets to Nick Pihakis’ success

Tips for achievement were served with cheese biscuits when Jim ’N Nick’s COO Bryan Lyman delivered at the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 25. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

These four dams are located within Oak Mountain State Park. Dam 1 is on Double Oak Lake, dam 2 is on Old Lake, dam 3 is on Oak Mountain Lake, also called Beaver Lake, and dam 4 is on Lunker Lake.

Image courtesy of the City of Pelham.

Flooding Fears Unfounded

Dam failures at Oak Mountain State Park have been under discussion in the Pelham City Council, but Mayor Gary Waters emphasized that the city’s concern is still hypothetical. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Raises and resignations at Shelby BOE

At its June 26 meeting, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to increase Superintendent Randy Fuller’s salary by 5 percent. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

The Inverness Corners Intersection is one of 27 intersections on U.S. 280 that were altered in an attempt to improve travel times.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

ALDOT data shows reduced travel times on U.S. 280

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) project on U.S. 280 has reduced travel times, and there is data to prove it. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

The planned resurfacing project for Chelsea Road (County Road 47) will run 8.5 miles between County Road 49 and State Highway 25.

Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

A new face for Chelsea Road

On June 23, the Shelby County Commission approved a resolution for the Alabama Department of Transportation to resurface Chelsea Road from State Highway 25 in Columbiana to County Road 49 in Chelsea. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

High volume traffic on U.S. 280, especially during peak hours, causes delays for Cahaba Valley Fire Department emergency vehicles responding to calls.

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.


Will your ambulance get through rush hour on U.S. 280? more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

A special bike allows Gabe Griffin to ride with his father Scott as they make their way across the country.

Photo courtesy of Michael Staley.

Gabe Griffin to throw first pitch at Barons game

After the long trek of Ride4Gabe, the team will celebrate a homecoming in Birmingham where Gabe will be honored with throwing the first pitch at Regions Field. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office seeking identity of robbery suspects

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects involved in a robbery at Full Moon BBQ, 4635 U.S. 280, last Friday. It is asking for help from the public in identifying the men who are allegedly still at large. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

SouthWest Water Company Managing Director Craig Sorensen presents the SWWC Engineering Scholarship to John Mason IV of Briarwood Christian High School.

Photo courtesy of Steve Bradley.

Water company awards engineering scholarships

Four high school seniors in Shelby County were awarded $1,000 engineering scholarships for their outstanding academic achievement and participation in community service. more »

Jul 17, 2014 News

Charges dropped on Chelsea gunman

Ryan Sims had faced five counts of kidnapping and one count of making terroristic threats, but he will now be transferred to a mental health facility. more »

Jul 8, 2014 News

The purrr-fect time to adopt

The Shelby County Humane Society has set adoption fees at $17.76 for the month of July. Fees will be waived for active military personnel and veterans. more »

Jul 8, 2014 News

Hoover keeping a close eye on I-459, I-65

After four fatalities on I-459 and I-65 last week, the department is enacting a “Zero Tolerance” policy on its sections of the two highways. more »

Jul 2, 2014 News

The intersection of Cahaba River Road and Riverview Road has changed from a four-way to a three-way stop. The new intersection is meant to decrease congestion on Highway 280.

Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

Three-way stop at Riverview Road could reduce 280 congestion

The intersection was creating traffic flow problems when drivers turning left onto Riverview from 280 had to come to an almost-immediate stop at the intersection. more »

Jun 30, 2014 News

After completing successful live fire training in January, firefighters with Chelsea Fire and Rescue rest and contain the burning structure.

Photo courtesy of Chelsea Fire and Rescue.

Chelsea Fire & Rescue joining statewide fire prevention plan

Despite the improvements of local fire departments’ ability to combat fire more effectively, the rate of fire fatalities have increased this year. more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

Jefferson State Community College Director of College and Community Relations David Bobo gave the keynote address at the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Aiming for affordable, quality education

South Shelby Chamber speaker discusses education more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

Hoover City Schools has a new plan to decrease deficit

Superintendent Andy Craig announced a $6.8 million budget increase for the current fiscal year at the Hoover City Schools Board of Education meeting in June. more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

Runoff between Mooney, Shaver for District 43 Republican nomination

The June 3 Republican primary for the District 43 House seat was too close to call. more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

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