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Harpersville recognizes new, former fire chiefs - Shelby County Reporter
HARPERSVILLE– Harpersville’s new fire chief is a familiar face around town.Heath Confer was recognized as the new chief at the meeting of the Harpersville Town Council on Monday, Aug. 6, when former chief Wade White was also honored.White served the Harpersville Fire Department for about 14 years, a
HOT BLAST: The return of 'In God We Trust' signs in Alabama
Now that school is back in session, take a moment to look around your child's campus and see if you can find a "In God We Trust" sign prominently displayed.If so, you can thank the Alabama Legislature. (Or criticize it, if that's your preference.)Remember that state lawmakers this spring OK'ed legis
Talladega Civil Service Board dismisses 2 appeals by same employee due to technicalities
TALLADEGA --The Talladega Civil Service Board dismissed two termination appeals filed by the same employee during a called meeting Monday.However, the panel will likely be taking up the same case in the future, according to attorney Mark Owsley.Owsley said Public Works employee Casey Waites Jr. was
Jury selection begins for man charged with sexually abusing girls age 5-17 in Talladega County
Jury selection has begun in the trial of Benjamin Allen Farris, 40, who is accused of sexually abusing four girls ranging from 5 to 17 years old at various times between 2013 and 2017.
One of three women sought in suspected theft ring arrested
A Montgomery woman, accused of playing a part in a five-person theft ring, is in the Montgomery County Jail on Wednesday morning on a probation violation.
Delta man killed in crash on Alabama 9
A Delta man died Monday afternoon in a crash on Alabama Highway 9 near Lineville, according to state troopers.Stephen Dwayne Green, 57, was traveling south near the 201 mile marker about 12 miles north of Lineville at 3:25 p.m. Monday when his 1999 Ford F-150 collided with a 2018 Dodge Ram headed no
Company reports $25,000 in credit card fraud
A business on the Calhoun County line near Eastaboga reported $25,000 in fraudulent charges on a company credit card last week, according to a report filed by the Sheriff’s Office.Chief Deputy Jon Garlick said a company called Max Holdings reported the alleged theft of $25,000 by a contractor who wo
Benjamin Farris trial: Alleged victims testify against man accused of sex crimes
TALLADEGA COUNTY --A Talladega County jury of eight men and five women heard testimony from state’s witnesses all day Tuesday in the trial of Benjamin Allen Farris, 40, who is accused of rape in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and sodom
Talladega commission grants tax abatement to speedway for $50 million infield transformation
TALLADEGA COUNTY --On Monday, the Talladega County Commission agreed to approve a tax abatement for major additions to Talladega Superspeedway.A$50 million “transformation” of the infieldat the speedway will include lots of renovations and additions that are set to coincide with the track’s 50th ann
Dadeville police need help identifying robbery suspect - The Alexander City Outlook
Dadeville Police Department is hoping the public can help it solve a Highway 280 convenience store robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning.“We are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery at Citgo,” Dadeville Police Chief David Barbour said. “A man entered the store about 1:20 a.
COOKING ’EM UP: Seventh annual low country shrimp boil, drawdown unfolds at Talladega Superspeedway; event benefits school programs at Ritz Theatre (with photos)
The event is sometimes billed as “the biggest end of summer party in east Alabama.” Look for coverage of the fundraiser, including more photos, in Wednesday’s Daily Home.
2 Alabama cities on list of worst places to raise children
24/7 WallStreetlooked at a number of education, health and safety measures to determine where children face the greatest struggles. The ratings include information on preschool enrollment and high school graduation rates, as well as access to areas for physical activity and violent crime rates.
Engineer gives update on Old 280/Shelby County 11 intersection - Shelby County Reporter
COLUMBIANA– County Engineer Randy Cole updated the Shelby County Commission at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, about two local road projects.Cole told commissioners that complaints have been received about the intersection of Shelby County 280 (Old Highway 280) and Shelby County 11 in Chelsea, and t
57-year-old dies in two-vehicle Clay County crash
State Troopers say Stephen Dewayne Green, of Delta, was driving south on Hwy 9 when he collided with a driver traveling north. Green was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Talladega dentist Dr. Daniel Piccard using special mask to communicate with deaf patients
TALLADEGA --It seems like such a simple thing, but often times the best ideas seem obvious once someone has thought of them.Dr. Daniel Piccard has had a dental practice in Talladega for some time and has treated many deaf patients over the years. He has a hygienist, Sandra Strickland, who can sign,
Alex City Fire Department trains new recruits in town - The Alexander City Outlook
“This is the first one we have done in a year and half,” Alexander City Fire Department Captain Jeff Brewer said. “The last class graduated Dec. 2016. This class started June 15. We traditionally do one a year, sometimes two a year.”
The next big thing goes up and down, and sometimes sideways
Shea Cronin, of Lineville, Ala., does a trick on the trampoline during the Great Lakes Meet Up, a gathering of trampoline enthusiasts, in Waterford, Mich., in July. Gtramp, short for garden trampoline, blends the countercultural aspect of skateboarding with the raw daring of parkour and freestyle sn
Talladega police investigating shooting into occupied residence Thursday
TALLADEGA --Talladega police are investigating a shooting into an occupied residence Thursday night on the 650 block of Era Scott Circle.According to Lt. Jimmy Thompson, neighbors called police just after 10 p.m. to report shots fired.The victim in the case told investigators he was going to go take
Sylacauga paving project resumes with Norton Ave. up next week
Heigl wanted the public to be aware North Norton Avenue from Fort Williams Street to 10th Street is scheduled, along with West Walnut Street, West Clay and South Main Avenue.
ALVIN BARNETT: A tribute to a great dog
My oldest son picked him out in the fall of 2006. Jackson picked out the runt from a litter of eight beautiful border collies. He named him Oreo and he was so small that he could crawl through the spaces in our chain link dog pen.I was actually more excited than my children were about the little pup