Oak Mountain grad Ameen Barghi named Rhodes Scholar

Next fall Barghi will be one of 32 U.S. students to receive an all-expenses-paid graduate education at Oxford University in England as a part of the prestigious scholarship program. more »

Nov 25, 2014 6:45 PM News

Defying the odds

When Captain Chris George started his speech, the South Shelby Chamber members didn’t know what story he had to tell. more »

Nov 24, 2014 8:41 PM News

Inverness sewers to be repaired

For most Inverness residents, the sewers are out of sight, out of mind. Not for the city of Hoover, though; the city is beginning a repair project for Inverness’s sanitary sewer system. more »

Nov 24, 2014 8:41 PM News

Resurfacing scheduled for Hugh Daniel Drive

About 8,000 cars travel Hugh Daniel Drive every day — and it shows. more »

Nov 24, 2014 8:40 PM News

New apartment complexes in the works

Three new apartment complexes are under construction off U.S. 280, bringing more than 600 apartments to the area. more »

Nov 24, 2014 8:38 PM News

The Hoover Fire Department practices a response to an Ebola call.

Photo courtesy of the Hoover Fire Department.

Hoover FD practices Ebola response drill

On Nov. 4, the Hoover Fire Department practiced its newly developed response to Ebola. HFD Executive Director Rusty Lowe explained more about the drill and Hoover’s preparations for the possibility of Ebola. more »

Nov 24, 2014 8:35 PM News

Photo courtesy of Renaissance Consignment & Marketplace.

Renaissance Consignment hosts toy drive

Renaissance Consignment & Marketplace is hosting its second Christmas Smiles event to benefit the local children's hospital. more »

Nov 21, 2014 9:15 PM News

2014 election results

Shelby County voters decided Tuesday night to approve a local amendment requiring probate judges to be licensed attorneys. The amendment passed with 79 percent of the vote. more »

Nov 5, 2014 8:58 PM News

Urban Cookhouse announces expansion

The owners of Urban Cookhouse recently acquired 765 additional square feet of dining space at their Summit location, taking them from 2,938 square feet to 3,703 square feet. more »

Nov 4, 2014 5:37 PM News

Everyone at the ceremony was asked to join in with shovels provided by One Nineteen, so they could break ground together as a community.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

St. Vincent’s expansion project breaks ground

The facility broke ground on its The 40,000-square-foot expansion on Oct. 30. more »

Oct 31, 2014 6:57 PM News

Rodriguez accepts his 2014 Officer of the Year award from Bill Keller.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Awarding excellence, heroism

The Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 Safety Awards on Wednesday to honor local law enforcement and firefighters. more »

Oct 29, 2014 9:23 PM News

Glory Cottage Gifts and Market

After 26 years, the Briarwood Christmas Shop has a new name — Glory Cottage Gifts and Market. more »

Oct 27, 2014 5:33 PM News

Living healthy

Dr. Donald Williamson addresses health at the Greater Shelby Chamber luncheon. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:43 PM News

City Manager Alex Dudchock addressed the South Shelby Chamber and touched on some of the major projects going on in Shelby County.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Ongoing projects in Shelby County

Alex Dudchock addressed the South Shelby Chamber on. Oct. 2. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:43 PM News

Shelby County’s economy outshines state stats

As the national economy continues to recover, job growth in Alabama has lagged far behind. But amid those weak numbers there is a bright spot in the state – Shelby County. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:43 PM News

280-119 Chick-fil-A approved but construction delayed

A building permit has been approved for the new Chick-fil-A location at the corner of U.S. 280 and Highway 119, but Shelby County Planner Kristine Goddard said the future restaurant’s owners have not yet picked it up. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:42 PM News

Chelsea community center, sports complex gain new property

Despite what he described as “some bumps in the road,” architect Bob Wanninger said the Chelsea community center is progressing well toward its summer 2015 completion date. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:41 PM News

Pride Survey shows high substance use rates in Shelby County

The recent Pride survey administered in Shelby County Schools showed that while a minority of students are using cigarettes, alcohol and other addictive substances, their usage rates are at or above the national average. more »

Oct 27, 2014 4:40 PM News

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen now open

The Texas-based restaurant is open in the former Ralph and Kackoo's location just south of the 280-459 interchange. more »

Oct 15, 2014 7:20 PM News

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Chelsea celebrates National Night Out

Children explored firetrucks, the sheriff department's motorboat and even a helicopter at Tuesday's National Night Out. more »

Oct 8, 2014 4:11 PM News

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