Jimmy Mitchell

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

The new facility has allowed more room for athletes to spread out while training and allowed the top section of bleachers to be used in an effort to space spectators out for volleyball matches and basketball games in the winter. Read more



Photo courtesy of David Bobo.

Jefferson State and the University of West Alabama recently entered into an agreement to provide a seamless transition for students transferring between the institutions. Read more


The Shop, Save & Share Sale, in its 15th year, will take place Oct. 14-25. Read more


The events are a fundraiser for the Hoover-based cat shelter. Read more



Photo courtesy of Brian Williams/Chip Shots Photography.

The national foundation provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of U.S. military service members who died or were disabled while serving in the military. Read more


One week before Halloween, guests can enjoy a fun afternoon with the owls and other birds at the Alabama Wildlife Center. On Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the center will be hosting its annual Owl-O-Ween event. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Bakers and their employees will take all the precautions needed to safely welcome guests to the farm, while encouraging them to practice social distancing. They ask that if people feel sick or have a fever to not come until they are healthy. Read more



Photo courtesy of Wendell Rottenberry.

Participants come from all walks of life and ages, from around 10 to mid-60s. The crew spends Friday evening through Sunday camping, riding and enjoying each other’s company. Read more



Photo courtesy of Jim Jones, ACFS.

All proceeds from the event will be used to support hungry children in Shelby, Talladega, Coosa, Calhoun, St. Clair, Randolph, Chilton and Clay Counties in central Alabama. Read more


Empathy is a muscle that craves exercise. We grow it by acting on our Good Samaritan instincts, using our hard experiences to comfort others, and caring more about real life people than characters that get made up. Read more

Kari Kampakis

The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community involvement. Read more

Private Schools

Matthew David Coby, a member of Troop 533 chartered by Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America. Read more


Rebecca Wolfe of Birmingham, a graduate of Briarwood Christian High School, is a recipient of a 2020-21 AGA Scholarship. Wolfe is working to obtain a degree in accounting from Samford University. Read more

Private Schools

A drive-by parade was held in Bailey’s honor Aug. 26, where former students could come by and say their goodbyes from their cars. Some brought balloons, cards, flowers and posters for her. Read more

Chelsea Schools

The AACC program recognizes chambers that have achieved those standards while offering guidelines for those to improve their effectiveness. Read more



Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

The U.S. Postal Service is considering the potential relocation of retail services provided at the Chelsea Post Office. Read more


U.S. Steel furnace Feb 2020

Photo courtesy of U.S. Steel

Hoover's Industrial Development Board has agreed to issue $100 million more in tax-free bonds to finance construction of U.S. Steel's new electric arc furnace, but the company must repay all the debt. Read more



Photo courtesy of Oak Mountain Volleyball

The local high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more


Oak Mountain suffered its first loss of the season with a 42-7 setback at Hoover on Friday night. Read more

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