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'S-Town' trial likely to be held in Bibb County

CENTREVILLE -- The burglary trial of a man at the center of the popular "S-Town" podcast will likely be held in Bibb County. On Tuesday, Circuit Judge Don McMillan ruled that Tyler Goodson's trial will remain in Bibb County, denying his attorneys' motion to move the trial to another site. Previously

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:38:20

Chilton law enforcement honored at luncheon

Chilton County law enforcement and area state troopers received quite the treat with a police appreciation luncheon on Sept. 18, organized by Verbena resident Kathy Giles. "They're the reason that we're safe where we're at," Giles said. "I just want them all to know that, you know, we've got their b

CLANTON ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 21:58:00

Chilton County Sheriff's Department incident report for the week of September 18

The following is an incident report from the Chilton County Sheriff's Department from September 6-12: September 6 - Custody dispute: 200 block of County Road 18 West, Clanton. - Burglary, third degree: 600 block of County Road 144, Calera. - Theft of property, third degree: Verbena. - Domestic dispu

CLANTON ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 13:26:05

Man who rammed police cars during chase rearrested

COLUMBIANA - A 47-year-old Alabaster man who previously pleaded guilty to ramming several Alabaster police vehicles during a 2012 high-speed chase is back in jail and facing reinstatement of his original 10-year prison sentence after he was recently charged with attempting to pass worthless checks a

ALABASTERREPORTER.COM - 2017-09-18 17:20:00

Jazz in the park quickly approaching

Alabaster's Jazz in the Park event will be held from 4-9 p.m. in the field next to the Alabaster Senior Center and City Hall. (File) By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER - The organizers of Alabaster's upcoming Jazz in the Park said they are anticipating a large crowd at this year's event, an

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-19 18:42:00

Alabama's child population shrinks, grows less white

Since 2000, the total number of people living in Alabama has risen 9.4 percent, but the percentage of children has decreased. Children now make up roughly one quarter of Alabama's population, according to the 2017 Alabama Kids Count Data Book. The study was released today by VOICES for Alabama's Chi

AL.COM - 2017-09-18 15:56:13

I-65 NB reopens near Verbena after crash with injuries

Alabama State Troopers worked a crash on Interstate 65 northbound near Verbena Tuesday afternoon that blocked the road near mile marker 200. According to Cpl. Jess Thornton, the crash involved a commercial vehicle, and there are serious injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

WSFA - 2017-09-19 19:58:02

Chunk of change: HIS students collect coins for school fundraiser

HELENA-Over the course of five days, students at Helena Intermediate School arrived at school with heavier than usual pockets. The school held its annual "Coin Drive" in which students brought as many coins as possible to help raise money to make improvements to HIS. The largest annual fundraiser fo

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-18 22:14:00

Q&A with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International CEO Jason Hoff

EDITOR'S NOTE: This conversation with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International President CEO Jason Hoff took place on May 12 at the Mercedes plant in Vance. Questions from The Tuscaloosa News have been edited for brevity and clarity. Hoff's answers appear as he gave them. Q: What's your personal background

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-17 14:00:00

Mercedes plant now six times as large as original facility

Mercedes-Benz's initial $300 million investment to build an auto assembly plant in Vance in eastern Tuscaloosa County seemed like plenty at the time to a state and region that was just happy to land the iconic brand's facility and the thousands of jobs it would bring. But there would be more to come

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-17 14:00:00

Long shot pays off in a multitude of ways

It was such a long shot, Vegas wouldn't have laid odds. Alabama would have been off the board. "All along, the conventional wisdom was that BMW had put theirs in South Carolina, and Mercedes was going to be in North Carolina," said Dara Longgrear, longtime executive director of the Tuscaloosa County

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-17 14:00:00

Workers praise Mercedes' family atmosphere

For Brandi McDonald, working at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Vance has been a family affair. After spending several years working in banks, McDonald got a job at the plant in August 2004. Her inspiration for a change of pace was her older brother, Clay White, who began working for MBUSI not

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-17 12:00:00

It began with the M-Class, but model lineup has grown

With the introduction of the M-Class sport utility vehicle in 1997, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International launched the premium SUV segment in the worldwide automotive market. MBUSI would go on to produce a second-generation model of the mid-size SUV beginning in 2005, the same year it launched production

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-09-17 14:00:00

Harmon is new bishop of LDS Columbiana Ward

Ricky Harmon was ordained as the new bishop of the Columbiana Ward of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, Sept. 3, by Stake President Peter Johnson. Also ordained were First Counselor Ray Ozley and Second Counselor Brent Jex. Harmon is the oldest of six children of Rick and Mary E

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-18 16:31:00

FBCP to host annual Fall Festival

PELHAM - The First Baptist Church of Pelham is set to hold its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Summer Classics Wholesale on Pelham Parkway. According to Senior Pastor Daven Watkins, the Fall Festival has been a church tradition for over three decades. W

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-19 18:42:00

PPD responds to lane closure, wreck on I-65 North, South

PELHAM - The Pelham Police Department responded to two separate incidents in both the northbound and southbound lanes on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 19. According to a post on the PPD's Facebook page, the two incidents were responsible for slow traffic on I-65 in Pelham. The PPD reported that an

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-20 00:24:00

Helena Cumberland Presbyterian hosting Fall Bazaar Oct. 28

HELENA-Anyone seeking to enjoy some crisp, fall weather while also helping a good cause will have the chance to do so at Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church's annual Fall Bazaar. The Fall Bazaar is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Helena Cumberland Presbyteria

SHELBY REPORTER - 2017-09-19 18:42:00

Fall Farm to Feast coming up this weekend

The Blackbelt Benefit Group's annual Fall Farm to Feast is coming up Saturday, and Spencer Farm is making the final preparations to make the night as good as it can get. Local food prepared by the group, Spencer Farm and local restaurants will be served at the feast, which features libations, hors

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 23:59:59

New Asian Restaurant Opens in Pelham

PELHAM, AL - A new Asian restaurant has opened in Pelham. Ooka Chinese and Japanese Restaurant opened in August at Riverbrook Plaza on Valleydale road near the Pelham/Hoover border. The restaurant is owned by Xian Shi Ren and manages by Steven Wang. Wang told the Pelham Reporter the owner had origin

PATCH - 2017-09-19 15:51:37

Pelham Wow! House: Large Home On 2 Acres Next To Oak Mountain State Park

PELHAM, AL - Tghis home, on a two-acre wooded lot next to Oak Mountain State Park, is convenient to I-65, but private enough to offer serene living. Listed at $525,000, this home has six large bedrooms and five full bathrooms, with modern appliances, a luxurious master suite and plenty of storage s

PATCH - 2017-09-18 19:07:15