Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Company has two firsts to its name: the first brewery to open in Shelby County, and the first in the area to serve only ginger beer. Read more


Every Tuesday and Thursday, you can find Copeland Pace playing bingo at the Heardmont Senior Center. Read more



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Mike Vest has been an avid mountain biker for six years. Although he’s had wrecks in the past, nothing came close to the one he had the evening of Aug. 6. Read more

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To prepare for the Miss America competition, Walker said she will continue to work out and practice a healthy lifestyle. Read more



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During the pre-council meeting, Mayor Tony Picklesimer also said he had reviewed the numbers from the treasurer and that the city operated with a surplus for month of June. Read more



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Searching for a vacation Bible school for your child to attend this summer? Here are a few programs planned at local churches, with information on how to register. Read more


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Alicia Cuevas and Meredith Horton have been friends for 12 years. Read more



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Inspired by ‘awesome feeling,’ Karen Pearce tells stories of perseverance on her Facebook page She is Strong. Read more

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OneAscent Financial to occupy 1 building; 2 others for sale or lease. Read more



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Resident launches city-focused podcast to strengthen community engagement. Read more


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Brian Senn grew up about 110 miles from Birmingham in Demopolis, Alabama, and his fondest memories are of times spent with his dad hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Now raising his own children, Senn is trying to instill that same passion in them. Read more


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Magnolias Gift Shop is celebrating its 25th year in business, and part of that celebration will be opening a third location in Chelsea this month. Read more



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The restaurants around the Bazaar 280 Shopping Center aren’t the only things giving off a fragrant smell. Read more


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Favorite Laundry, a Mt Laurel children’s clothing boutique, closed its storefront location May 15. Read more


The MindSide working with athletes from big leagues to high school. Read more


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After starting in his new position in January as rector of St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Chelsea, Father Eric Mancil wanted to have a way to reach out to the community and let people know that both he and St. Catherine’s were in the area. Read more



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When Henry Jacobs applied to be a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter in March, he did so for fun and to see if he would actually get chosen. Read more

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The North Shelby Library will host a Summer Lovin’ Romance Conference June 23-24. Designed as a mini-conference for readers and aspiring writers in the romance genre, this will be the second such event at the library. Read more



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For Chelsea City Fest 2017, the Big Kaboom is July 1 in the large grassy area behind the Dairy Queen on County 47. Read more



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When Chelsea resident Krista Brackin launched her “Everything for Kids Birmingham” website in August 2015, it was set up as a local resource for parents in the Birmingham area. Read more


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