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Mark Your Calendar: Montevallo Arts Fest Scheduled for Saturday

Montevallo, Ala.- Get ready to see the work of some local artists this weekend in Montevallo. The annual Montevallo Arts Fest will be held on Saturday at Orr Park. In connection with the Forte Festival, this arts show will have something for the entire family to enjoy. Nearly 60 artists will display

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Alabaster becomes 4th city in state to win finance award

ALABASTER – Alabaster is now among only four cities in Alabama to have won the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, earning praise from the organization for its 2019 fiscal year budget.

SHELBY REPORTER

Two killed in area crashes

Two people were killed in separate automobile crashes Friday and Saturday in Alexander City and near Rockford, respectively. On Friday, a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 and Alabama Highway 63 took the life of Linda Peppers, 60, of Alexander City, according to Alexander Cit

DADEVILLE RECORD

Autauga County EMA Working to Repair Two Weather Sirens

For many people, weather sirens are a call to take shelter. But with severe weather in the forecast for Thursday, 2 Autauga County weather sirens in the Marbury area will not be working due to recent lightening strikes.

ALABAMANEWS.NET

Alexander City police arrest Millbrook man on rape charge

The Alexander City Police Department arrested Semajay M. Holley of Millbrook on charges of first-degree rape Monday. Alexander City police chief Jay Turner said the charge stems from a statement from the victim, who is 15.

DADEVILLE RECORD

Who has higher approval rating in Alabama: Donald Trump, Kay Ivey or Richard Shelby?

Kay Ivey’s infrastructure plan – complete with 10 cent gas tax – hasn’t hurt her approval ratings, according to a recent poll. Mason Dixon Polling and Research polled 625 registered Alabama voters as part of a job performance poll on state and national leaders. The information was gathered between A

AL.COM

U.S. Dept. of Commerce awards funds to Mobile, Tallassee for booming Alabama manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) on Tuesday announced that it is awarding a $500,000 grant to support the development of the new Flight Works Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile and a $2.4 million grant to the city of Tallassee to make critical infr

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS

Poll: Alabama Voters Split on U.S. Sen. Doug Jones

A new Mason-Dixon poll shows Alabama voters are split in rating the job performance of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who is the only Democrat to hold statewide office. The poll shows 45% of those asked approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 44% who disapprove and 11% who weren’t sure. In a deep-red Repu

ALABAMANEWS.NET

Robertson’s walk-off homer leads Thompson to undefeated area title

ALABASTER – It’s been a dominant season for the Thompson softball team, and after four consecutive wins by at least seven runs, the Warriors went into a matchup with the Oak Mountain Eagles on Tuesday, April 16, looking to close out area play with an undefeated record to set themselves as host of th

SHELBY REPORTER

Significant Weather Advisory For Southeastern Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes And Montgomery Counties Until 1:15 AM CDT

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN AUTAUGA…ELMORE…. LOWNDES AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES UNTIL 115 AM CDT…. At 1220 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along.

ALABAMAWX.COM

Alabama Sports Writers Association High School Softball Rankings

4. Thompson (30-3) 5. Hewitt-Trussville (27-9) 7. James Clemens (21-15-1) 8. Central-Phenix City (27-13) 9. Vestavia Hills (21-16) Others nominated: Austin (13-15), Hoover (22-16), Prattville (28-13-1),

ANNISTON STAR

‘Slight risk’ of severe weather in northeastern Alabama on Thursday

A potential tornado-bearing storm system will roll through northeastern Alabama late Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in Calera. The northeastern part of the state “has a good chance for thunderstorms on Thursday night and a slight chance for tornadoes,” said Jim Westland, m

ANNISTON STAR

Freshman needing remedial courses decreases

A study released by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama shows that the percentage of freshman college students in the state being required to take remedial courses in math or English has decreased since 2013.

CLANTON ADVERTISER

Mustangs fail to build on momentum after area win

The Stanhope Elmore softball team took a huge step in preparing for the postseason with its win over Wetumpka on Tuesday. However, the Mustangs struggled to build off that victory throughout the week including an early exit in their own tournament over the weekend.

WETUMPKA HERALD

OLJ 5K organizers set a $10K goal

MONTEVALLO – This year’s Ora L. Jones Memorial 5K Walk and Run has another number—and a lofty goal—attached to it. The event, named for the late Ora Lee Jones of Montevallo, is an annual fundraiser for the OLJ Foundation, which awards scholarships to students from Shelby and surrounding counties.

SHELBY REPORTER

Thorsby explores plan for grass cutting

It is that time of year when the grass starts growing at a rapid rate, and it forces municipalities to devise a plan of attack for the summer months. This was the primary discussion during the Thorsby Town Council’s meeting on April 15.

CLANTON ADVERTISER

On this day in Alabama history: Renowned forecaster J.B. Elliott was born

Well-known Alabama meteorologist J.B. Elliott was born on this day in Havana Junction in Hale County. Elliott was a forecaster for the National Weather Service (NWS) near Calera for 32 years, from 1957 to April 1989. The son of James and Alva Elliott grew up fascinated by weather and news reporting.

ALABAMANEWSCENTER.COM

Dodge Nitro sought in Prattville vehicle break in found

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - The Dodge Nitro wanted in a Prattville vehicle break in has been located. According to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers, a tipster led Prattville patrol units to Victoria Place Apartments, where the vehicle was located. The driver is still being sought.

WSFA

Calera pulls off area win against Pelham

CALERA – It hasn’t been the season Calera’s softball team hoped for, but on Tuesday, April 16, the Eagles had a reason to celebrate after scoring five unanswered runs between the fifth and sixth innings to pull off a 7-6 upset of the Pelham Panthers.

SHELBY REPORTER

Alabaster OKs funding for July fireworks show

ALABASTER – The date for Alabaster’s Independence Day fireworks display has not yet been finalized, but the City Council voted to continue the yearly tradition during a recent meeting.

SHELBY REPORTER