Steve Martin leaves a legacy after 26 years on Shelby County school board
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- Ellie Glasscox was the first superintendent at the Shelby County School District to serve with fledgling Board of Education member Steve Martin back in the mid-'80s.
Rotary Club of Alabaster-Pelham donates van to help BackPack Buddies program
Vineyard Family Services Program Director Stephanie Grissom and Executive Director Ward Williams accept the van for their BackPack Buddies program donated by the Rotary Club of Alabaster and Pelham with the group's Debbie Parrott, Craig Sorensen and others at the Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Alabaster: Shops on Fulton Springs Road bring local flavor to Alabaster
Sure, there's been plenty of growth in the city of Alabaster with the introduction of department stores, restaurants and other new businesses.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Former Alabaster restaurant, where the Rolling Stones once dined, is on the market
The property at 534 Industrial Road in Alabaster used to be home to Meadowlark Farms Restaurant, which opened in the 1970s.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Former Chilton County sheriff's deputy, his wife face charges of inappropriate relationship with student
An investigation that started after a deadly wreck last month in Clanton has led to charges that a former Chilton County sheriff's deputy and his wife had an inappropriate and illegal relationship with an underage female.
Alabaster school gets grant that provides students fruits, vegetables as snacks
ALABASTER, Alabama -- Alabaster's Meadow View Elementary School is getting a $50,000 grant that will provide snacks consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables to students during the upcoming academic year.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Open Carry Voting
John David Murphy an Alabaster resident planned to vote with a pistol by his side Tuesday July 15, 2014 but was met at the doors to First United Methodist Church in Alabaster by Shelby County Sheriffs Deputies.
Alabaster school district hires financial officer following departure of 'A-Team' member
Alabaster City Schools' new chief financial officer, Linda Agee, at left, talks with Sarita Tapscott, who is leaving the job to take a similar role in Muscle Shoals, following the Alabaster Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Alabaster gains, loses land in hopes of spurring Highway 119 development
The City of Alabaster is annexing 3.2 acres along the east side of Highway 119, south of Thompson Road, in hopes of seeing the area developed.
Religion News Service
What happens when the irresistible force of gun rights meets the immovable object of religious liberty? Well, in the laboratory of democracy known as the State of Alabama, we may soon find out.
Cops converge on Alabaster's Thompson Middle School for active-shooter training
Shelby County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles fill part of the parking lot at Alabaster's Thompson Middle School on Monday, July 14, 2014, for a training program focusing on situations involving active shooters.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Pelham celebrates 50 years with free party, ice skating, concert today
PELHAM, Alabama -- At 81 years old, Carrie Sue Hinds clearly remembers almost 50 years ago to the day when Pelham officially incorporated as a municipality.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
State sheriffs' group wants clarification on issue of guns at polling sites
John David Murphy, 55, of Alabaster talks about gun rights on June 4, 2014, after he was denied entry into a polling location for the primary election the previous day because he openly wore a holstered pistol.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Birmingham's Rick Carter on recovery of stolen guitar: 'I didn't know whether to cry, laugh or jump for joy'
Rick Carter and his beloved Santa Cruz guitar were celebrated by folks who attended a singer-songwriter night on July 9 at Bar 31 in Vestavia Hills.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Ex-assistant principal at Pelham High School seeks dismissal of indictments for sexual contact with student
Catherine Armstrong Bell, 33, of Alabaster faces a four-count indictment accusing her of sexual activity involving a student while she was an assistant principal at Pelham High School.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Some Alabama corrections officers make more in overtime than regular pay, records show
From 2009 through 2013, Irvin Harris made an average of $49,351 a year in base pay working as a corrections officer at Kilby Correctional Facility - a salary that puts him close to the median household income in Alabama.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Lake Martin erupts with Fourth of July fireworks as aerial drone records the display
Fireworks explode above Lake Martin for the annual Fourth of July show on Friday, July 4, 2014, as captured by an aerial drone operated by Kevin Henderson and Alabama Aerial Photography.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Check out video of Oak Mountain State Park's fireworks show from a bird's-eye view
Alabaster's Kevin Henderson with Alabama Aerial Photography and www.skybama.com has used a drone to record an aerial view of the fireworks display at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham on Thursday, July, 3, 2014.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Leader of Alabama Task Force to Testify in DC
State Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster will be in Washington on July 15 to speak to a congressional subcommittee about making changes in prisons.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Alabaster man charged with impersonating a peace officer
Charles Damon Lewis, of Alabaster, is charged with impersonating a peace officer and has been released from the Shelby County Jail on a $10,000 bond, according to court records.