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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

Alleged Chelsea Middle School gunman to appear in court

The man who allegedly held five girls at gunpoint at Chelsea Middle School will appear in court on Monday, July 7. more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

Chelsea to build new sports complex

The City of Chelsea has begun planning a new sports complex to be built next to Chelsea High School more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

Tag renewal station coming to Hoover Met

The Hoover City Council is considering operating a Jefferson County annex for car tag renewal at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

Construction has started at the location for the new Chelsea Community Center on Highway 47 across from Liberty Baptist Church.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

One year to go

The new Chelsea Community Center is set for completion in July 2015. more »

Jun 27, 2014 News

The new Mt Laurel Library

Photo courtesy of Ann Price.

Mt Laurel Public Library now open

Mt Laurel Public Library opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 21. more »

Jun 25, 2014 News

Republican congressional candidates to face off

Republican runoff candidates for Alabama’s 6th Congressional District will face off on June 24 at Jefferson State Community College. more »

Jun 19, 2014 News

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

Telephone fraud in Shelby County

Local residents reported fraudulent telephone calls from someone claiming to be with the Shelby County Police Department needing personal information. more »

Jun 17, 2014 News

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

Neighborhood advisory announced for Eagle Point

Shelby County Sheriff's Office continued the search for David William Ricketts who has an outstanding warrant for a probation violation and possible additional local charges from a previous domestic violence call. more »

Jun 10, 2014 News

Samaniego wins Republican primary for Shelby County sheriff race

In the race to replace Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry on June 3, John Samaniego emerged victorious from the Republican primary with 55 percent of the vote. more »

Jun 4, 2014 News

Roadwork to begin on Valleydale

Resurfacing on Valleydale will begin this summer while widening of the road is still years away. more »

May 28, 2014 News

Trinity Medical CEO Keith Granger overlooks the area outside the new hospital on U.S. 280, which is on track to open in two years. Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Grandview Medical Center on track to open in 2016

Changes are visible one year after Trinity on 280 cleared to construct. more »

May 27, 2014 News

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