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The Shelby County Reporter
Fulton Springs extension opening date setBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Drivers soon will have a more dir
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Drivers soon will have a more direct route to travel from U.S. 31 to Alabama 119, as the newly paved Fulton Springs Road extension is set to open to traffic in late October. The extension will open to... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Fulton Springs extension opening date setBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Drivers soon will have a more dir
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Drivers soon will have a more direct route to travel from U.S. 31 to Alabama 119, as the newly paved Fulton Springs Road extension is set to open to traffic in late October. The extension will open to... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
THS student named to state superintendent’s councilBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Thompson High School senior wil
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Thompson High School senior will have a direct voice in the future of Alabama’s education system after he was recently chosen for the Alabama State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. In late... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
THS student named to state superintendent’s councilBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Thompson High School senior wil
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Thompson High School senior will have a direct voice in the future of Alabama’s education system after he was recently chosen for the Alabama State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. In late... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Local cities among best for income equalityBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Several Shelby County cities have the lowest
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Several Shelby County cities have the lowest amounts of income inequality in the state, according to a study recently conducted by a national website. Zippia.com recently released a list of the cities with the least... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Alabaster among best for income equalityBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Several Shelby County cities have the lowest
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Several Shelby County cities have the lowest amounts of income inequality in the state, according to a study recently conducted by a national website. Zippia.com recently released a list of the cities with the least... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Child porn suspect sentenced to probationBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 33-year-old Alabaster man who
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 33-year-old Alabaster man who originally was charged with producing child pornography will spend the next two years on probation after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of possession of obscene... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Child porn suspect sentenced to probationBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 33-year-old Alabaster man who
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 33-year-old Alabaster man who originally was charged with producing child pornography will spend the next two years on probation after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of possession of obscene... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Dinner celebrates, honors Alabaster’s firefightersBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – John Ellison stood near the entra
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – John Ellison stood near the entrance to Buck Creek Pizza and Wings on the night of Oct. 17, greeting the restaurant’s patrons with a smile as he handed out red bracelets supporting the Alabaster Fire... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Troopers: Drivers without liability insurance will face penalties after Nov. 1By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is warning
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is warning drivers who operate a vehicle without liability insurance they could soon face hundreds of dollars in fines and even a possible driver’s license revocation. Beginning on... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Troopers: Drivers without liability insurance will face penalties after Nov. 1By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is warning
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is warning drivers who operate a vehicle without liability insurance they could soon face hundreds of dollars in fines and even a possible driver’s license revocation. Beginning on... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Dinner celebrates, honors Alabaster’s firefightersBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – John Ellison stood near the entra
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – John Ellison stood near the entrance to Buck Creek Pizza and Wings on the night of Oct. 17, greeting the restaurant’s patrons with a smile as he handed out red bracelets supporting the Alabaster Fire... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Alabaster’s Fall Fest set for Oct. 28By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER –Locals will have a chance to enjoy
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER –Locals will have a chance to enjoy the Halloween season while perusing local vendors and even a trick-or-treat trail at Buck Creek Park in late October. Alabaster’s ninth-annual Fall Fest, which is... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Alabaster’s Fall Fest set for Oct. 28By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Locals will have a chance to enjo
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Locals will have a chance to enjoy the Halloween season while perusing local vendors and even a trick-or-treat trail at Buck Creek Park in late October. Alabaster’s ninth-annual Fall Fest, which is... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
SCSO: Alabaster man failed to register as sex offenderBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A 62-year-old Alabaster man who w
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A 62-year-old Alabaster man who was convicted in the 1980s of sexually abusing a child is facing up to 10 years in prison after he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender when he moved to the area... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
SCSO: Alabaster man failed to register as sex offenderBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A 62-year-old Alabaster man who w
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A 62-year-old Alabaster man who was convicted in the 1980s of sexually abusing a child is facing up to 10 years in prison after he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender when he moved to the area... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Alabaster sets date for Christmas paradeBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – The city of Alabaster will contin
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – The city of Alabaster will continue an annual tradition in early December, as dozens of floats will travel down U.S. 31 to greet thousands of spectators at the city’s Christmas parade. The parade will... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Alabaster sets date for Christmas paradeBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – The city of Alabaster will contin
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 5 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – The city of Alabaster will continue an annual tradition in early December, as dozens of floats will travel down U.S. 31 to greet thousands of spectators at the city’s Christmas parade. The parade will... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Woman charged with stealing tools from Alabaster businessBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Birmingham woman is facing up t
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Birmingham woman is facing up to 20 years in prison after she allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment from an Alabaster plumbing business. The Alabaster Police Department... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
ACS purchases furniture, weight room equipment for new high schoolBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster’s new high school moved
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster’s new high school moved one step closer to welcoming students in January, after the city’s Board of Education voted to purchase furniture and weight room equipment for the facility during an... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Woman charged with stealing tools from Alabaster businessBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Birmingham woman is facing up t
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – A Birmingham woman is facing up to 20 years in prison after she allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment from an Alabaster plumbing business. The Alabaster Police Department... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
ACS purchases furniture, weight room equipment for new high schoolBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster’s new high school moved
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster’s new high school moved one step closer to welcoming students in January, after the city’s Board of Education voted to purchase furniture and weight room equipment for the facility during an... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Brian Copes attends teaching summit in Abu DhabiBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Thompson High School engineering
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Thompson High School engineering teacher Brian Copes has already had an international impact during his time in education over the years, as he and his students have completed projects ranging from... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Brian Copes attends teaching summit in Abu DhabiBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Thompson High School engineering
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 9 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Thompson High School engineering teacher Brian Copes has already had an international impact during his time in education over the years, as he and his students have completed projects ranging from... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Duo nabbed in pot, fentanyl bustBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 35-year-old Alabaster man and
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 35-year-old Alabaster man and a 49-year-old Alabaster woman are facing multiple drug-related charges after they were arrested in an Oct. 10 sting by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force. The... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Duo nabbed in pot, fentanyl bustBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 35-year-old Alabaster man and
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 35-year-old Alabaster man and a 49-year-old Alabaster woman are facing multiple drug-related charges after they were arrested in an Oct. 10 sting by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force. The... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Alabaster passes new address visibility codeBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – All Alabaster address numbers mus
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – All Alabaster address numbers must now be clearly visible from the street, as the City Council passed an ordinance during its Oct. 9 meeting setting requirements for address number size and... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Alabaster passes new address visibility codeBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – All Alabaster address numbers mus
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – All Alabaster address numbers must now be clearly visible from the street, as the City Council passed an ordinance during its Oct. 9 meeting setting requirements for address number size and... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Woman pleads guilty to leaving baby in hot carBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 24-year-old Birmingham woman w
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 24-year-old Birmingham woman will spend the next two years in the community corrections department after she pleaded guilty to leaving a baby in a hot car while she shopped in an Alabaster shopping... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Woman pleads guilty to leaving baby in hot carBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 24-year-old Birmingham woman w
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 24-year-old Birmingham woman will spend the next two years in the community corrections department after she pleaded guilty to leaving a baby in a hot car while she shopped in an Alabaster shopping... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Man accused of providing drugs to kids faces prison contraband chargeBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Montevallo man who
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Montevallo man who is facing charges alleging he attempted to sell synthetic marijuana to local high school students is now facing a new felony charge after he allegedly brought suboxone... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Man accused of providing drugs to kids faces prison contraband chargeBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Montevallo man who
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Montevallo man who is facing charges alleging he attempted to sell synthetic marijuana to local high school students is now facing a new felony charge after he allegedly brought suboxone... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Alabaster sets rates for city garbage serviceBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Residential customers will not se
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Residential customers will not see a rate change once the city of Alabaster begins operating its own garbage service in 2018, after the Alabaster City Council voted to set the rates during an Oct. 9... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Shelby County has ‘Highest net worth’ in AlabamaBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Residents of Shelby County have the highest a
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Residents of Shelby County have the highest average net worth, by a significant margin, in the state of Alabama, according to a study recently conducted by a national website. Smartasset.com published the rankings... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Shelby County has ‘Highest net worth’ in AlabamaBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Residents of Shelby County have the highest a
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Residents of Shelby County have the highest average net worth, by a significant margin, in the state of Alabama, according to a study recently conducted by a national website. Smartasset.com published the rankings... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Alabaster sets rates for city garbage serviceBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Residential customers will not se
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Residential customers will not see a rate change once the city of Alabaster begins operating its own garbage service in 2018, after the Alabaster City Council voted to set the rates during an Oct. 9... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Teen convicted of baseball bat murder seeks new trialBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – Attorneys for an 18-year-old May
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – Attorneys for an 18-year-old Maylene man who was found guilty by a jury in August of killing a 19-year-old victim with a baseball bat in have asked for a new trial, claiming “numerous constitutional... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Teen convicted of baseball bat murder seeks new trialBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – Attorneys for an 18-year-old May
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – Attorneys for an 18-year-old Maylene man who was found guilty by a jury in August of killing a 19-year-old victim with a baseball bat in have asked for a new trial, claiming “numerous constitutional... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Alabaster may get 65 acres near Veterans ParkBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster City Council members li
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster City Council members likely will decide during an Oct. 23 meeting if they will move forward with a land swap giving about 107 city-owned acres off Old Highway 31 in exchange for 65 acres across... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Alabaster may get 65 acres near Veterans ParkBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster City Council members li
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – Alabaster City Council members likely will decide during an Oct. 23 meeting if they will move forward with a land swap giving about 107 city-owned acres off Old Highway 31 in exchange for 65 acres across... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Alabaster business holding martial arts classes for special needs childrenBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – An Alabaster business is working
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – An Alabaster business is working to teach area children with special needs the basics of martial arts through a partnership with the Angel Warriors Foundation. Battleground Martial Arts off First Street... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Alabaster business holding martial arts classes for special needs childrenBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – An Alabaster business is working
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor ALABASTER – An Alabaster business is working to teach area children with special needs the basics of martial arts through a partnership with the Angel Warriors Foundation. Battleground Martial Arts off First Street... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Woman charged with abusing Alabaster childBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 19-year-old Birmingham woman i
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 19-year-old Birmingham woman is facing up to a decade in prison after she was arrested and charged with allegedly striking a child in the face with a belt earlier this year. The Alabaster Police... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Woman charged with abusing Alabaster childBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 19-year-old Birmingham woman i
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 13 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor COLUMBIANA – A 19-year-old Birmingham woman is facing up to a decade in prison after she was arrested and charged with allegedly striking a child in the face with a belt earlier this year. The Alabaster Police... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
THS crushes Vestavia, remains perfect on seasonBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor VESTAVIA HILLS – Thompson quarterback Taulia
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor VESTAVIA HILLS – Thompson quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and ran for a pair of touchdowns to help the Warriors take down Vestavia 45-14 on Oct. 6 and remain perfect six games into the season – A... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
THS crushes Vestavia, remains perfect on seasonBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor VESTAVIA HILLS – Thompson quarterback Taulia
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor VESTAVIA HILLS – Thompson quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and ran for a pair of touchdowns to help the Warriors take down Vestavia 45-14 on Oct. 6 and remain perfect six games into the season – A... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Suspects identified in high-speed police chaseBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor CALERA – Two Birmingham men with lengthy crim
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor CALERA – Two Birmingham men with lengthy criminal histories are facing several felony charges after police said they led officers on a high-speed chase from Calera to Alabaster in the late-night hours of Oct. 2,... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Suspects identified in high-speed police chaseBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor CALERA – Two Birmingham men with lengthy crim
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 16 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor CALERA – Two Birmingham men with lengthy criminal histories are facing several felony charges after police said they led officers on a high-speed chase from Calera to Alabaster in the late-night hours of Oct. 2,... Read more
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The Shelby County Reporter
Blue Cross and Blue Shield warns of phone scamBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is warn
The Shelby County Reporter / Posted 17 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is warning locals to be wary of fraudulent phone calls claiming to be from the company and seeking personal information. The scam is targeting victims across the state and... Read more
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Alabaster Reporter
Blue Cross and Blue Shield warns of phone scamBy NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is warn
Alabaster Reporter / Posted 17 days ago
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is warning locals to be wary of fraudulent phone calls claiming to be from the company and seeking personal information. The scam is targeting victims across the state and... Read more
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