Trader Joe's offers about 3000 items under the Trader Joe’s private label, which includes Trader José's salsas, Trader Ming’s fried rice and Trader Giotto’s marinara sauces

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Trader Joe's to open at The Summit

Trader Joe's, a specialty grocery store that offers foreign and everyday food and beverages, signed a lease to open its first Alabama store at The Summit in the second half of 2015. more »

Sep 17, 2014 News

New networking event coming to 280

In collaboration with Dixie Fish Company and the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 280 Living is providing a networking opportunity for the U.S. 280 corridor. more »

Sep 16, 2014 News

Pastor David Platt will be leaving The Church at Brook Hills 
to become the 12th president of the International Mission Board.

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Pastor David Platt to serve new role

Pastor David Platt has announced he will be leaving The Church at Brook Hills, where he has been since 2006. He will now serve as the 12th president of the International Mission Board. more »

Aug 28, 2014 News

Drivers use the new Michigan Left U-turn at the intersection of U.S. 280 and Valleydale Road.

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Valleydale Road part of county resurfacing project

Traveling Valleydale Road is about to get a whole lot smoother. Shelby County is beginning a resurfacing project for 3.8 miles of the road from Highway 280 to Caldwell Mill Road. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

Shelby County redesigns license site

The newly designed Shelby County License Office website should simplify the car and boat tag renewal process for residents. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

More security coming to Shelby County Schools

As part of its Safe Schools Initiative, Shelby County Schools will be adding new safety measures in the upcoming school year. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

New board member Kevin Morris.

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Shelby County BOE appoints new member

On Aug. 7, the Shelby County Board of Education announced the appointment of Kevin Morris as its newest board member. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

Zelia Baugh currently serves as the executive director for psychiatric services for Baptist Health System.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Building the road to recovery

Shelby Baptist plans to open a new adult, in-patient psychiatric unit. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

Instead of speaking at the podium, Dr. Tommy Bice weaved around the round tables as he addressed the chamber members just like he did when he taught school.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Time to rethink school

Dr. Tommy Bice spoke about innovation in the classroom at last month's Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

The Gailey boys painted pallets as American flags to raise money for Gabe.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Gailey.

Paintng Pallets

Colin and Walker Gailey painted pallets as American flags to raise money for Gabe Griffin, a boy fighting a rare muscular disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

Sprouts offers thousands of organic and glutton-free groceries.

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Sprouts Farmers Marking coming to Brook Highland

Thousands of organic and gluten-free groceries will be available in about a year when health living-based grocery store Sprouts opens off U.S. 280. more »

Aug 22, 2014 News

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Hoover City Schools to hold ‘FYI For Parents’

Hoover City Schools and the Hoover Police Department are holding "Cyber-Citizenship" forums to discuss trends in social media, and its use by child predators. more »

Aug 21, 2014 News

A new Chick-fil-A franchise is planned at the former site of a gas station at the Highway 280-Highway 119 intersection. A construction crew is still at work demolishing the gas station.

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New Chick-fil-A planned for 280

The BP gas station that is being demolished at the intersection of Highway 280 and Highway 119 is expected to be replaced with a Chick-fil-A. more »

Aug 15, 2014 News (14 Comments)

The map illustrates the section of students in the Riverchase Parkway area multi-dwelling units between Highway 31 and Interstate 65 who might have to move from Riverchase Elementary to Greystone.
The red line surrounds Riverchase Gardens, Royal Oaks, The Gables Condominiums, Summerchase of Riverchase, Colonial Grand at Riverchase Trails and Sterling Oaks of Riverchase.

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How does rezoning in Hoover affect U.S. 280?

To accommodate the continual growth within the city of Hoover, the Board of Education has released a breakdown of a proposed realignment plan for the 2015-2016 school year. Greystone Elementary only stands to gain from the proposed changes. more »

Aug 15, 2014 News (2 Comments)

Leadership coaches to speak at WMU

Authors Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder, both John Maxwell leadership coaches, will speak at the Women's Missionary Union national headquarters on Sept. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. more »

Aug 5, 2014 News

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

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

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 in July — Martha Washington. 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

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