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'A game-changer' for Bibb County

A day after announcing a $1 billion expansion to its plant in Vance, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International broke ground Friday morning in neighboring Bibb County, where the company plans to invest an additional $250 million to build a new Global Logistics Center and an after-sales North American hub. The

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 02:04:37

Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on logistics center, after-sales hub

The first step in Mercedes-Benz's latest expansion project happened today in Bibb County, as the company officially broke ground on a new Global Logistics Center and an after-sales North American hub in Bibb County. Though it was an official groundbreaking, the ceremony was punctuated by the sound o

AL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:26:08

Black mold discovery leads to Alabaster Parks and Rec move

Alabaster offices currently housed at the city's depot building at Warrior Park soon will move to Veterans Park after crews discovered black mold at the depot. (File) By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER - The Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department soon will move to Veterans Park off Alaba

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-21 18:50:00

Alabaster issues bonds for garbage facility, city improvements

Alabaster will use $4.3 million in bonds it issued on Sept. 11 to help fund the city's upcoming garbage service, which will begin operating in early 2018. (File) By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER - The city of Alabaster has issued $4.3 million in bonds to finance the purchase of the city's

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-21 18:04:00

Mercedes-Benz creates 600 jobs that can impact rural and state economies

600 more jobs were announced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance as part of a 1,000,000 expansion plan. Since Mercedes came to Alabama in 1997 it has transformed Eastern Tuscaloosa county and put thousands of people to work. The automotive growth announced on Thursday will also benefit some of the m

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2017-09-21 19:22:43

Jemison approves fiscal year 2018 budget

Jemison approved its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget at a City Council meeting on Sept. 18. City Administrator Shannon Welch briefed the council with a summation of the budget. "Basically, the budget we presented has got a surplus of $88,000 in it. We're very, very conservative on our revenues, and the

CLANTON ADVERTISER - 2017-09-21 21:58:00

Four Helena students receive Character in Action Awards

Four Helena students were honored on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition meeting for their outstanding character, leadership qualities and for being positive role models in their schools. The students were awarded the Character in Action Awards presented by the Shelby Count

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-21 19:29:00

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir

WABM68.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

New ice cream shop rolls into Pelham

PELHAM- Two Pelham business owners are putting a new spin on a classic dessert. Siblings Kash and Kim Rojani opened the Cream and Cones Ice Cream Lounge on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the North Pelham Plaza on Pelham Parkway. According to Kash Rojani, Cream and Cones is the first ice cream parlor to brin

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-22 21:53:00

MICHAEL BROOKS: Senior saints can yet have value to the Church (column)

Reflections is a weekly devotional column written by Michael J. Brooks, pastor of the Siluria Baptist Church in Alabaster, and adjunct instructor of speech at Jefferson State Community College, Hoover.Submitted photo King Solomon as an older man gave a stern warning: "Remember now thy Creator in the

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-22 19:20:00

FBCP to host first revival event in years

PELHAM - The First Baptist Church of Pelham is hosting a revival worship event called the Harvest from Sunday, Oct. 22 through Wednesday, Oct. 25. Senior Pastor Daven Watkins said the event will serve as an outreach to the community. "Historically, revivals have been used by churches to get people r

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-20 17:30:00

Friday Night Blitz: Alabama high school football Week 5 coverage lineup

Check out the Friday Night Blitz coverage lineup for week five of Alabama high school football! Be sure to watch Friday Night Blitz Rivals Gameday on My 68 at 6:30 p.m., and stay tuned for the games at 7 p.m. Game highlights and interviews will be featured on Friday Night Blitz on ABC 33/40. COVERAG

WABM68.COM - 2017-09-21 15:29:35

Pelham Wow! House: A Spacious Home with Pool, Privacy And Convenience On More Than 6 Acres

PELHAM, AL - This spacious Pelham home is a one -level, open concept home sitting on 6.4 acres of mostly wooded land. Offering provacy while still convenient to the interstate, this property is perfect for family and entertaining. Listed at $475,000, it features a covered patio with built in grill,

PATCH - 2017-09-21 19:02:35

Hoover School System Gets $9.1 Million From Jefferson County Commission, But Is It Enough?

The Jefferson County Commission made good on a promise to distribute $69 million of unspent money from a county education sales and use tax to the 12 school districts in the county. Hoover schools received $9.1 million of that distribution. This money is in addition to about $2 million that Hoover s

PATCH - 2017-09-22 17:15:47

John Carroll Teacher Arrested By Pelham Police For Having Sex With Student

PELHAM, AL - A Pelham man who had been a teacher at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham was arrested by Pelham police after information surfaced that he had a sexual re;lationship woth a student at that school. Charles Edward Dudley, 30, faces one charge of sexual intercourse with a stud

PATCH - 2017-09-20 22:25:59

Service to honor memory of 13 miners

The public is invited to a Saturday memorial service for 13 miners who died in an accident 16 years ago. Music will start at 4 p.m. and the service will begin at 5 p.m. at the Miners' Memorial Monument at West Brookwood Church, 12882 Lock 17 Road in Brookwood. Thomas F. Wilson, a retired representa

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-23 01:34:43

House fire under investigation in Pelham

The fire started Wednesday afternoon on the second floor. The homeowners were not home and no one was hurt. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The fire started Wednesday afternoon on the second floor. The homeowners were not home and no one was hurt. A cause of the fire has not yet bee

WSFA - 2017-09-20 18:12:52

Mercedes breaks ground on new facilities in Bibb County

WOODSTOCK, Ala. (WIAT) - Mercedes Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) broke ground on two new facilities in Bibb County Friday. The project is anticipated to create 429 new jobs and have a multi-million dollar economic impact on the state. "We're not just a thousand acre site anymore, we're actually 1,2

WIAT TV - 2017-09-22 20:13:12

Local cities promote Family Week

Many cities across Shelby County are participating in Family Day and Family Week after a proclamation was made my Gov. Kay Ivey on Aug. 10. According to the proclamation, Monday, Sept. 15 has been designated as Family Day and the week of Sept. 24-30 was declared to be Family Week. Recently, the citi

ALABASTERREPORTER.COM - 2017-09-20 23:19:00

Soldier rescues woman from burning car, shields her body from explosion

You might find the world feels a little safer with Staff Sergeant Cory Hinkle in it. At least you might when you find out what he did for a woman he didn't even know. Monday afternoon, Hinkle was driving to his home in Forest City from his National Guard base in Charlotte. On Boiling Springs Highway

WSFA - 2017-09-21 22:15:22