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Captain Chris George will be quick to tell you that the day-to-day operations of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are more about preventing things from happening than many people ever realize. Read more

People/Places

Stacy Walkup might have the title of being South Shelby Chamber of Commerce’s executive director, but she prefers to look at her role as being “executive directed” by the needs of its membership. Read more

People/Places

Chelsea Fire and Rescue Department is once again holding its popular fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Read more

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0912 Mary Padgett The Voice

Photo courtesy of the Padgett family.

In March, Mary Padgett received an invitation to audition for national television. Without her knowing, her dad had sent a video of her singing into NBC’s The Voice. Read more

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0912 Greek Festival crowd

Photo courtesy of Elaine Lyda.

It’s that time of year again, so mark your calendar and come hungry to the 40th Annual Greek Festival, to be held September 27 - 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Holy Trinity Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Birmingham. Read more

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0812 Madelyn Lovette

Photo courtesy of Conley Lovette.

For Oak Mountain sophomore Madelyn Lovette, focusing on the volleyball during games looks different from her teammates. Read more

Sports

0812 Phase I Inverness Greenway

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is pursuing several road construction projects affecting areas along the Highway 280 corridor, as they discussed at a June town hall meeting at Simmons Middle School. Read more

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0812 Mike Jeffreys

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

Oak Mountain State Park offers its visitors nearly 10,000 acres of pristine beauty. Just ask Park Superintendent Mike Jeffreys who describes his role at the park as almost being like “a mayor of a small town.” Read more

People/Places

0712 Anna Davis

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

Anna Davis graduated from Oak Mountain in May and is looking toward college in the fall. However, Anna also has one of the most sought after accomplishments for any author on the horizon–her first novel is about to be published. Read more

People/Places

0712 Balch Blueberry

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

For many of us, summertime brings out the urge to hop in the car and see something new. Whether you are a longtime resident or have just moved to our area, here are a couple of venues we recommend a visit to this month. Read more

People/Places

0712 Earl Niven

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

Ask any long-time resident (or short-time resident for that matter) about the people who worked to make Chelsea the bustling small city it is today, and the name Earl Niven will quickly enter the conversation. Read more

People/Places

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Dunham of Greystone began volunteering at Community of Hope Health Clinic when it opened in 2008, just about the same time as he began his retirement. Read more

People/Places

0911 Cowboys

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

Browsing the aisles at Cowboys convenience store is a mini field trip around Alabama. Shoppers find Morgan Creek wines from Harpersville, Jimmy Carmack’s Pure Alabama Honey, Wickles Pickles from Dadeville, Big Sky Bread from Mountain Brook and more. Read more

Businesses

0611 English Ivy

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

English Ivy home Home Décor and Gifts has been a delightful retreat for customers in Lee Branch since 2003. The store’s welcoming atmosphere complete with soft piano music and aromatic candles invites you to stop in and stay a while. Read more

Businesses

0411 Wild Bird Center

Photo by Kathryn Acree.

Who doesn’t love the idea of lovely birds to make an even lovelier backyard? Why does it seem that all your efforts to be kind to your fine, feathered friends results in a lot of full-tummied squirrels instead? Read more

Businesses

Owners Mike and Susan Tate welcome hungry diners to their new restaurant venture, Tropical Smoothie Café. This is the Tate’s first restaurant but the franchise based out of Destin, Florida, already has plenty of fans. Read more

Fuji serves sushi, habachi, steak and more from the River Hills Shopping Center on Highway 280. Read more

0910 Olivia's Resturant

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Beverly Russell, owner of Olivia’s Restaurant and Lounge in the Inverness area, wanted her third restaurant to give the traditional “meat and three” meal an overhaul. Read more

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