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Siluria Brewing to host Hocus Pocus viewing party

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – Siluria Brewing Company is preparing for a very spooky gathering in late October. The brewery announced details on Facebook regarding their Hocus Pocus viewing party which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22. The movie will start promptly at 7 p.m. in the Siluria Beer Garden.

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Siluria Brewing to host Hocus Pocus viewing party

Helena City Council votes to suspend subscription-based yard debris service

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer HELENA – The city of Helena made a considerable vote during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Sept. 26. At the meeting, the City Council voted to discontinue the city-offered subscription-based yard debris service effective Oct. 28, 2022. In a statement released by Mayor Brian Puckett, it was revealed that over the past few months the Council was presented with several options for solutions to save the service, but none were able to garner enough for a majority vote approval.

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Helena City Council votes to suspend subscription-based yard debris service

Helena Police Department to hold Veterans’ Honor Ruck

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer HELENA – The Helena Police Department has released details regarding their upcoming annual Veterans’ Honor Ruck, which will take place this year on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event is held every year in honor of veterans of the armed forces and involves participants trekking across a certain distance while carrying weight on their back.

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Helena Police Department to hold Veterans’ Honor Ruck

Alabaster Homecoming parade returns with ‘Come Together’ theme

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – The annual tradition of Alabaster Homecoming returned on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to a large, excited crowd of Alabaster residents. The homecoming parade began at 6 p.m. and included all Alabaster City Schools. The parade, which traveled around the Thompson High School campus, consisted of floats designed and assembled by Alabaster students and faculty.

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Alabaster Homecoming parade returns with ‘Come Together’ theme

Pedestrian struck and killed in Pelham interstate accident

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer PELHAM – A pedestrian was struck and killed just before mile marker 242 on Interstate 65 South in Pelham on Saturday night, Sept. 17. Pelham Police Department posted on its Twitter page at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Sept. 18 that I-65 South would be closed from Exit 246 (Hwy 119) to Exit 242 due to the incident.

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Pedestrian struck and killed in Pelham interstate accident

Man arrested after hit and run in Helena

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer HELENA – A man has been charged with a hit and run that took place in the Old Cahaba neighborhood in Helena on Thursday, Sept. 15. Jeremy Lane Shaw was admitted to the Shelby County Jail on charges of fleeing the scene of an accident involving an injury.

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Man arrested after hit and run in Helena

Alabaster Chick-fil-A announces closing for remodel

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – The Alabaster Chick-fil-A announced on Wednesday, Sept. 14 that it will be closing its doors to remodel on Friday, Sept. 23 “We are so appreciative of all the support that has been given to us by the Alabaster community and are so grateful for the ability to take this next step on our journey,” said Chick-fil-A’s Human Resources Manager Wendy Ellison Cain.

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Alabaster Chick-fil-A announces closing for remodel

Buck Creek Lacrosse to return in November

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – Families who attended last year’s edition of Buck Creek Lacrosse will be happy to know the program is returning this upcoming November. The free event offers Shelby County boys and girls the opportunity to try out lacrosse every Monday throughout the month of November so they can see if they enjoy the sport before tryouts begin in the spring.

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Buck Creek Lacrosse to return in November

Full Moon BBQ in Alabaster awarded Small Employer of the Year at Alabama Governor’s Committee annual awards

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – The Alabaster location of Full Moon BBQ received special recognition at the Alabama Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (AGCEPD) annual awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 8. The AGCEPD is a program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.

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Full Moon BBQ in Alabaster awarded Small Employer of the Year at Alabama Governor’s Committee annual awards

Long-Lewis Automotive Group acquires Ernest McCarty Ford in Alabaster

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – As of Friday, Sept. 9, the Long-Lewis Automotive Group has acquired Ernest McCarty Ford in Alabaster and also the associated stand-alone Quick Lane in Calera. Ernest McCarty posted news of the acquisition on its Facebook page Sunday night, Sept. 11 and wrote the acquisition is to better serve the Greater Birmingham area.

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Long-Lewis Automotive Group acquires Ernest McCarty Ford in Alabaster

Helena City Council approves computer funding for HHS marketing program

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer HELENA – The Helena City Council voted yes on a request from Councilmember Chris VanCleave to provide new computers to Helena High School’s marketing program at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 22. The funding for the computers will come from the city’s one-cent tax, which is earmarked for education purposes.

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Helena City Council approves computer funding for HHS marketing program

James Spann makes visit to Albert L. Scott Library

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – The program room of the Albert L. Scott Public Library was full on Monday, Aug. 29, as families with homeschooled children anxiously anticipated a special guest. Local ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann was visiting the library to teach the children present a little something about the subject he knows best: meteorology.

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James Spann makes visit to Albert L. Scott Library

Helena holds final 2022 Old Town Live concert

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer HELENA – It was bittersweet fun at Helena’s final Old Town Live of 2022 on Saturday, Aug. 20. The concert was held at Helena Amphitheatre Park, and despite the rain, hundreds of Shelby County residents came out to enjoy the final installment of the concert series.

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Helena holds final 2022 Old Town Live concert

Alabaster mayor declares National Suicide Prevention Week

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer ALABASTER – Alabaster Mayor Scott Brakefield officially proclaimed the week of Sept. 4-10 as National Suicide Prevention Week in the city of Alabaster during the City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 22. Brakefield presented the proclamation to Amber Henderson from the Alabama Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which is dedicated to helping those affected by or struggling with suicide through research, education, advocacy and other resources.

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Alabaster mayor declares National Suicide Prevention Week

Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon has successful turnout to 2022 event

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer PELHAM – Over 400 triathlon enthusiasts lined up bright and early on the shores of the Oak Mountain State Park Beach on Saturday morning, Aug. 13 to participate in the 37th annual Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon. The triathlon is held every year by Team Magic to honor Buster Britton, a Birmingham-area triathlete who died while participating in a fun run shortly after completing the Hawaii Ironman.

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Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon has successful turnout to 2022 event

Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena holds free hockey session for girls

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer PELHAM – The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena’s hockey program held a special Try Hockey for Free event on Saturday, Aug. 13 dedicated solely to girls. The event, as its name implies, was free and open to girls of all ages who may be interested in trying the sport.

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Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena holds free hockey session for girls

Helena Elementary welcomes back little Huskies

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer HELENA – As the little Huskies of Helena Elementary School filed out of their parents’ cars in the carpool line, the air surrounding the school was alive with excited energy for the first day back to school. “The first day is always exciting,” Principal of HES Genet Holcomb said.

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Helena Elementary welcomes back little Huskies

Pelham Council approves amendments to zoning ordinances

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer PELHAM – The city of Pelham held a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 15 in regards to amending two zoning ordinances. The ordinances under review were Articles XXI related to the Corridor Overlay District and Article XV related to the B-2 general business district.

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Pelham Council approves amendments to zoning ordinances

Rep. Arnold Mooney presents Owens House with $6,000 in funding

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer NORTH SHELBY – On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Alabama Rep. Arnold Mooney presented a check for $6,000 to the local nonprofit Owens House at the U.S. 280 County Services Building. Owens House, also known as the Children’s Advocacy Center, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding and fighting for children who have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused.

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Rep. Arnold Mooney presents Owens House with $6,000 in funding

Pelham teachers prepare for school year with Back to School Employee Institute Meeting

By MICHELLE LOVE | Staff Writer PELHAM – The auditorium of Pelham High School was alive with Panther Pride early Monday morning, Aug. 8. Teachers from all Pelham City Schools were present wearing their best school gear for the Back to School Employee Institute Meeting. The annual meeting allows current teachers to catch up, meet new teachers and hear what the school board has in store for the upcoming academic year.

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Pelham teachers prepare for school year with Back to School Employee Institute Meeting