Shelby County Sheriff's Office

The wreck occurred July 31 at 3 p.m. The Shelby County Traffic Homicide Investigation unit is looking into the cause of the accident. more

Aug 1, 2017 5:59 PM News

The four-vehicle wreck occurred at 3 p.m. It is unknown how long the road will be closed. more

Jul 31, 2017 9:42 PM News

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Photos by Erica Techo

The training focused on recognizing the symptoms of mental illness, understanding developmental disabilities and how to interact with individuals with mental illness. more

Jul 28, 2017 7:52 PM News

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Erica Techo

Rising sixth graders attended the week-long camp at Oak Mountain Intermediate School. more

Jun 23, 2017 6:18 PM Oak Mountain Schools


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The suspect was last seen in the area of Highway 119 and U.S. 280 heading toward Pelham. more

Mar 15, 2017 7:29 PM News

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Erica Techo

The finance committee formerly met to discuss the agenda item. more

Mar 13, 2017 9:50 PM News

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Erica Techo

The action is in relation to a budget amendment passed in September. more

Mar 9, 2017 11:26 PM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

During 2016, the Chelsea COP spent over 8,000 hours volunteering to keep the community safe. more

Mar 3, 2017 7:44 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Most revenues were over 2016 numbers, with the exceptions of rental tax, interest earned and probate fees. more

Feb 28, 2017 3:53 AM News

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Erica Techo

The council approve resolutions to authorize the payment for an additional Shelby County contract law enforcement officer and to make an amendment to the 2016-17 budget for Chelsea Fire & Rescue Department. more

Feb 8, 2017 3:32 AM News


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The suspect was last seen behind the Publix in Chelsea. more

Jan 30, 2017 11:14 PM News

Car break-in suspect

Courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a woman suspected of breaking into multiple cars at daycares in the U.S. 280 area. more

Jan 18, 2017 5:04 PM News

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Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

Chelsea has a sheriff’s office substation at City Hall as well as three contract deputies who patrol the city throughout the day, but those aren’t the only eyes on Chelsea. more

Dec 27, 2016 8:36 PM News

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Erica Techo

A 37-year-old Chelsea resident was taken into custody on Thursday, Dec. 15 and charged early Friday morning. more

Dec 16, 2016 11:49 PM News

Constance Leigh Woolweaver was discovered dead in her home on Wednesday. more

Dec 16, 2016 6:43 PM News

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Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

Sheriff John Samaniego said he does not believe there is any related threat for other Highland Lakes residents, calling Woolweaver's death a "calculated act." more

Dec 15, 2016 5:50 PM News


Photo by Erica Techo.

Highland Lakes resident Sunny Gilliam knew she wanted to give back to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, but she wasn’t sure how. more

Oct 25, 2016 5:42 PM People/Places

Katelyn Alexis McCullar

Shelby County Sheriff's Office

McCullar was declared missing in late September. more

Oct 18, 2016 4:09 PM News

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Erica Techo

Officers participated in lessons that ranged from hands-on simulation activities to classroom discussions. more

Oct 17, 2016 10:24 PM News

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Erica Techo

Fire and police departments from around the county were invited to nominate a firefighter, police officer or sheriff’s deputy for the 2016 Safety Awards, an annual award ceremony hosted by the chamber. more

Sep 27, 2016 11:35 PM Businesses

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