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The budget totals around $9 million in revenue, not including funding for capital projects. Read more

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LEAH INGRAM EAGLE

The annual fundraiser for the Shelby County Education Foundation was held at Inverness Country Club on Sept. 12. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Current Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and state Representative Arnold Mooney will speak beginning at 9 a.m. Read more

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The Shelby County Commission approved next year's Fiscal Year budget at the Sept. 9 meeting.

Leah Ingram Eagle

The operational general fund budget will increase to over $64 million for 2020. Read more

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Chelsea Park is named a Bicentennial School of Excellence

Chelsea Park Elementary

CPES received the honor on Sept. 3 along with a $5,000 Governor’s Award grant to support its continued commitment to student-led community engagement. Read more

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Probate Judge Allison Boyd addresses the crowd at the Sept. 5 chamber luncheon.

Leah Ingram Eagle

Mental health needs and Services in Shelby County was the topic of the Sept. 5 Chamber Connections Luncheon held at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Chelsea named Tree City USA for 20th year

Wayne Morris

Chelsea was honored as a 2018 Tree City USA for their commitment to effective urban forest management. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor said his budget proposal is focused on better traffic management, education and public safety. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Riley Scruggs did not look like a heroin addict. A talented artist, musician and athlete, he was nicknamed “Smiley Riley” for the way his smile lit up a room. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Lloyd Beard.

Check out details for these two charity events for runners and walkers scheduled in Hoover in September. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Liz McGuire.

Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley Curry will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Harvest of Hope luncheon, a fundraiser for Oak Mountain Mission Ministries. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Navigating the death of a family member can be a difficult and lonely road. The need to talk with others who have a similar experience can be a helpful part of the healing journey. Read more

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Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

Spain Park High School’s marching band for the second year in a row will use its Sparks in the Park event as a showcase and exhibition for area high school bands. It also will feature a performance by the UAB Marching Blazers. Read more

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Giggles & Grace is gearing up for their fall consignment sale that will be held Sept. 6-7. What began as an idea from two church members is now in its 12th year as a spring and fall event at Asbury United Methodist Church. Read more

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Class 7A, Section 3 Golf Tournament

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The Shelby Chamber is making preparations for its Tee It Up Fore Education golf tournament. This will be the 30th year of the event, which raises money to help fund the chamber’s career readiness program along with student and teacher scholarships. Read more

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Photo courtesy of John Milton.

After taking a group of eight Oak Mountain High School students to a leadership conference in Auburn in 2013, John Milton wanted to provide a similar, but free, experience for Shelby County students closer to home. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Bundles of Hope.

What began as a conversation about the high cost of diapers between a group of women in 2014 has turned into a thriving nonprofit that serves around 600 families each month. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Dan Deem.

Mt Laurel Elementary is gearing up for its 15th Renaissance Faire. The event will be held at the school Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Read more

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