Chad Scroggins addresses the commission at a previous commission meeting

Leah Ingram Eagle

The new hangar at the Shelby County Airport would accommodate more aircraft and provide hangar space for prospective tenants and serve as a source of revenue for the airport. Read more


BIMA is one of the largest practices in the market, averaging just under 1,000 patients per week. At any given time, there are 15 providers there to see patients. Read more


The Citizen of the Year, Public Servant of the Year and Non-Profit of the Year were named at Thursday's luncheon. Read more


Chelsea City Hall

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A public hearing was held during the meeting for a request from The Broadway Group for 1.61 acres of property on Hwy. 11 to be rezoned from E1 to B1 for commercial development for a Dollar General store. Read more


With a retirement date of March 31, 2020, County Manager Alex Dudchock gave his last State of the County address at the Oct. 30 Shelby Chamber Community Luncheon. Read more


Commissioner Jon Parker

Leah Ingram Eagle

Bearden will take over the role from Jon Parker, who has served as Chairperson for the past three years. Read more



Photo courtesy of School House Granola.

A school-to-work transition program that launched last year partners Shelby County students with local businesses, with the aim to allow students to gain work experience and learn the skills necessary to become independent, productive citizens. Read more



Photo courtesy of Heather Atkins.

The method uses an approach to music education that was developed by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály and is used to train students in basic music skills and teach the reading and writing of music. Read more

Oak Mountain Schools


Photo courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

The All Pro Dads Initiative for Shelby County Schools kicked off in the Shelby County school district this fall with chapters launching in elementary and intermediate schools. Read more


Each year in the U.S. more than 25,000 young people age out of foster care and more than 60% of them do not have any identified housing. In Alabama, the number is around 500 yearly, about 70-80 just in Shelby County. Read more



Photo courtesy of John Michael Simpson.

Presented by Southeastern Trails, the Blood Rock will feature 25K and 50K trail races along with 50- and 100-mile options during the race the weekend of Nov. 22-24 at Oak Mountain State Park. Read more


CrossFit Chelsea will host its third Fight Like a Girl Competition at its space on old U.S. 280 on Nov. 23. Read more


November is National Novel Writing Month, and the North Shelby Library will provide the opportunity for guests to come to the library and spend time writing. Read more



Photo courtesy of Snapster Foto.

The 10th annual Kampfire for the King Celebration will be held on Nov. 23 at the King’s Home campus in Chelsea from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Read more



Photo courtesy of Alabama Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The purpose of the event is to provide support to people who have lost loved ones to suicide, but also provide messages of hope and reminders to people who may be struggling. Read more



Photos courtesy of Amy Pylant, Briarwood High School PTF.

Held in the Fellowship Hall at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, the shop will have 50-plus vendors with a variety of products for sale. Read more



Photo courtesy of Chelsea Library.

The library is hosting an Amnesty Food Drive from Oct. 21 through Nov. 9. For each item donated (canned or boxed food), $1 in fines will be waived (applicable to Chelsea Library late fees only), up to $5 per visit. Read more



Photo courtesy of The Arc of Shelby County.

Inverness Country Club was recently named Employer of the Year by The Arc of Shelby County. Read more



Photo courtesy of Carol Bruser.

On Oct. 8, our Leadership Shelby County class had its first official outing as we spent time in the county seat of Columbiana for Government Day. Read more



Photo courtesy of Donna Bowles.

On Saturday mornings, Chelsea residents can enjoy their cup of coffee and hear two familiar voices on Chelsea’s KOOL 96.9 FM. Weekends with Donna & Paul, which airs every other Saturday at 8:30 a.m., recently hit its two-year milestone. Read more


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