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Briarwood Christian School

Sarah Finnegan

The text of HB 309 would allow the president or chief executive of each campus to employ police officers to “keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon, and damage to, the property of the school or academy.” Read more

Private Schools

Talavera pottery takes many shapes, from vases and mugs to statues shaped like frogs, fish and donkeys, but the vibrant paints and floral patterns make the art form iconic. Read more

Businesses

In Leisha Knight’s paddleboard yoga classes, some participants struggle to keep their balance on the boards, while others are doing handstands. Read more

People/Places

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The 2019 XTerra race was held on May 18. Read more

People/Places

LaJuana Hamer describes herself as a “chameleon.” Whatever the schools need from her on any given day, that’s what she’s going to do. Read more

Schools

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Students who ask questions in Ben Thompson’s classroom are likely to be told to figure it out, instead of being given an answer. Read more

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The voluntary agreement states that the cities will not give incentives or otherwise try to lure businesses from their neighbors. Read more

News

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Photos courtesy of RLT Jewelry.

Amber and Madelyn Lewis didn’t have plans to create a business when they picked up bracelet beads at a craft store. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Alabama was still a brand new state — mostly occupied by forest and farmland — when New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church started as a small prayer meeting in 1828. Read more

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Competing at a horse show in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association requires more than just showing up and riding well. Read more

Chelsea Schools

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After her death on Feb. 21, 2018, Thelma Mueller bequeathed a gift of $1 million to Shelby County libraries. Read more

News

Elite Offroad and Performance

Courtesy of Josh Balch

Offroading enthusiasts will soon have a new place to customize Jeeps, trucks and other vehicles, as Elite Offroad and Performance opens this spring. Read more

Businesses

I-59/20 Bridge

Sarah Finnegan

The Interstate 59/20 bridge near Birmingham’s Uptown area is going to be closed for about a year as the Alabama Department of Transportation works to construct a new bridge with more capacity. Read more

News

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When Chelsea Middle School eighth-grader Brandon Ridderhoff was called to the school media center, he wasn’t expecting to be handed a check for $1,000. Read more

Chelsea Schools

After his 40th birthday, Cary Guffey woke up in the middle of the night with a new goal: to complete a marathon. Read more

People/Places

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The program currently has about seven regular archers, he said, though it has to compete with other sports like football and cheer for kids’ time. Read more

People/Places

Chelsea Council votes to purchase sewer system

Sydney Cromwell

Chelsea issued a press release with details of its proposed agreement with Southwest Water Company on Friday, Jan. 18. Read more

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Kaliffa Oliveira has participated in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu since he was 3 years old, and he has worked his way up to national and world rankings in both sports. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell

Dr. Tony Ballagas’ veterinary surgery practice outgrew its facility on Acton Road several years ago. In early January, he will relocate to U.S. 280 to expand his space and his services for pets. Read more

Businesses

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The second of three paving and bike lane projects for Oak Mountain State Park is expected to start in February 2019. Read more

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