Tuesday, October 6, 2009

 

Thompson High-Schoolers return after 20 years

— Though some had not returned to Shelby County for nearly 20 years, a group of about 90 Thompson High School alumni Oct. 2 cheered as if they had not been gone a day.

The Thompson High School class of 1989 celebrated their 20th reunion by gathering and cheering at what some alumni described as the “Iron Bowl of high school football.

Read the entire article here.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

 

Shelby County Offering Blood Money

What a provocative title, eh?

It's actually much nicer than that title makes it sound.

This weekend and next month, the American Red Cross is holding blood drives at four locations in Alabaster and Columbiana. The fun part is, in a show of thanks for donors, there will be prizes given away to a few lucky donors.

They are pretty good prizes, and you can read about them here:

Red Cross to offer prizes to blood donors

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

 

Missing Alabaster Veteran

From the Alabaster Reporter:

"Family members of a missing Alabaster veteran are seeking the public’s help in locating their loved one.

Howard Stanford, a 38-year-old Iraq veteran, has been missing from his Alabaster home since Sept. 1. Stanford’s friends, family members and local and state law enforcement officials have been searching in and around Oak Mountain State Park since the man’s vehicle was found abandoned near the park."

I'm sure they could use some local help, read about it here: Missing man’s family seeking public help

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

 

Congrats to Alabaster, Calera and Helena

Alabaster, Calera and Helena were listed, along with Madison, Alabama, in Money magazine's top 100 places to live. Not too shabby, Shelby.

Read about it locally.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

 

August back-to-school sales tax holiday in Alabama

Looks like they're going to do it again, many cities in Alabama to eliminate sales taxes August 7th through the 9th for back to school shoppers.

Read about the tax holiday here.

From the al.com blog entry:

"Some of the participants in the 2009 sales tax holiday, according to the Alabama Department of Revenue

Alabaster
Bessemer
Birmingham
Calera
Center Point
Chelsea
Columbiana
Fultondale
Gardendale
Helena
Homewood
Hoover
Hueytown
Irondale
Kimberly
Pelham
Springville
Tarrant
Trussville
Vestavia Hills
Warrior
Wilsonville
Shelby County
Jefferson County (will exempt the regular 1 percent sales tax but not the 1 percent education sales tax that took effect in 2005)"

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