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Today's Features

  • Sullivan daughter

    Blake and Ginny Sullivan of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Dec. 4, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Avery Karsyn Sullivan. She was born at 11:25 a.m., weighting 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and 19 ½ inch tall.

  • Family members of Ed Puckett and Kim Copas help celebrate their marriage in November by enjoying the Old Lahiana Luau on the island of Maui in Hawaii. They were (from left, top row) Wayne Puckett, Ed Puckett, Richard Copas and Mike Griffin; and (bottom row) Peggy Puckett, Kim Copas Puckett, Pat Copas and Cindy Griffin.

  • The fabulous Monarchs kept the crowd of more than 80 entertained and on the dance floor during the fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club Lodge. The dance, which was a benefit for Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville, included a reverse raffle, with the $3,000 being won by Tim Crawford of Shelbyville.

  • Mary Ellen Hulker is not the woman she once was.

    And she’s glad.

    Hulker, 37, a mother of two, has lost half her body weight within a year’s time, shrinking from 317 pounds to 168.

    Her goal is to get to 130.

    Hulker underwent a lap-band procedure in December 2010, and she says she still marvels at the way her life has changed in just one short year.

  • Mary Ellen Hulker is not the woman she once was.

    And she’s glad.

    Hulker, 37, a mother of two, has lost half her body weight within a year’s time, shrinking from 317 pounds to 168.

    Her goal is to get to 130.

    Hulker underwent a lap-band procedure in December 2010, and she says she still marvels at the way her life has changed in just one short year.

  • New Year’s resolutions have come a long way since the tradition began with the early Babylonians, when the most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.

    For decades, in the United States at least, the most-popular resolutions revolve around health, fitness and finances.

    How do Shelby Countians’ resolutions for 2011 stack up against these?

    Surprisingly, most people The Sentinel-Newstalked to said they didn’t worry about it.

  • The passing in 2011 of four men who showed their love for Shelby County in a variety of ways – with public service and determined legacies – left significant gaps in the foundation of the community.

    All of them served in their unique ways, but perhaps none of them expanded the imprint of Shelby County more than Clarence Miller, who died in August at the age of 98.

  • New Year’s Eve in Shelbyville will be rung in a little more vibrantly this year for folks at the Shelbyville Country Club.

    Hard Rock City, a heavy metal cover band that features Brad Holland of Shelby County, will be entertaining at a special show at the Lodge at SCC.

    Doors open at 8 p.m., with music from 9 to 11:45 p.m. Finger foods will be available, and the Lodge will be open for dinner.

    Hard Rock City plays music by Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, U2, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd, Rush and other renowned bands from the 1980s.

  • Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Holidays at Highland Baptist
    A New Year’s Even fellowship will be at 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Highland Baptist Church. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service on New Year’s Day.
    Christmas at Mount Pleasant Baptist
    New Year’s prayer service at Mount Pleasant Baptist in Todds Point will be at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The service will conclude approximately 12:12 a.m.
    New Year’s celebration