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Today's Features

  • Tom and Ruth Hodge own both Its Convenient stores located on U.S. 60, and for the past few decades, they have been known for their efforts in treating their customers like family.

    The Hodges make it a point to help out people in need in the community, and their most recent effort was collecting thousands of dollars for Bill Pearson, an elderly man who lost his home on Henry Clay Street in a fire that killed his brother. 

  • Gary Walls is a man with a mission: Nothing too big, just working to raise thousands of dollars to help people change their lives, that’s all.

    Walls is the co-founder and past president of Shelby County Community Charities, an organization that he and some others started in 1996 to raise money for families who have children or young adults in serious need of surgeries they can’t afford.

  • Mary Marshall spent 40 years coaching youth sports, ever since graduating from high school in the early 1950s.

    A single mother, Marshall, who found herself divorced at an early age, raised 7 children on her own, which in itself is no small accomplishment.

     “And they all went to college,”  she said with well-deserved pride.

    Marshall, who was quite athletic herself, had a passion for sports at an early age, coaching softball, soccer and baseball even before graduating from the Lincoln Institute in Simpsonville in 1952.

  • The Sentinel-Newssince 2008 has honored at year’s end five Shelby Countians we think have had a significant impact on our community during this year. For the first time, we asked for your nominations on our Facebook page, and we believe each person selected for what we call Shelby County’s Fabulous 5 has in his or her own way left an imprint that merits our honoring and emulating, represents a broad spectrum of a diverse society and truly is one of the best of our best.

     

  • Tom and Ruth Hodge own both Its Convenient stores located on U.S. 60, and for the past few decades, they have been known for their efforts in treating their customers like family.

    The Hodges make it a point to help out people in need in the community, and their most recent effort was collecting thousands of dollars for Bill Pearson, an elderly man who lost his home on Henry Clay Street in a fire that killed his brother. 

  • Gary Walls is a man with a mission: Nothing too big, just working to raise thousands of dollars to help people change their lives, that’s all.

    Walls is the co-founder and past president of Shelby County Community Charities, an organization that he and some others started in 1996 to raise money for families who have children or young adults in serious need of surgeries they can’t afford.

  • Mary Marshall spent 40 years coaching youth sports, ever since graduating from high school in the early 1950s.

    A single mother, Marshall, who found herself divorced at an early age, raised 7 children on her own, which in itself is no small accomplishment.

     “And they all went to college,”  she said with well-deserved pride.

    Marshall, who was quite athletic herself, had a passion for sports at an early age, coaching softball, soccer and baseball even before graduating from the Lincoln Institute in Simpsonville in 1952.

  • History means a lot to Jerry Miller, so much so that he dedicated three years to a project he thought was one of the most worthwhile historic projects he has ever been involved in – the Skirmish near Simpsonville Memorial.

    “It was so neat to be involved in a project related to history, which I absolutely love. It was like a mystery unraveling,” he said of all the research and work that went into completing the memorial.

  • Living Nativity in Bethlehem
    The living Nativity scene in Bethlehem in Henry County will be on display from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through Christmas Day.
    Combined Christmas Day service
    St. John, Allen Chapel and Wesley Chapel will have a 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday at Allen Chapel. There will be no service at St. John on this day.
    Burks Branch Baptist Christmas service
    A special Christmas service will be 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. There will be no Sunday school.

  • You see it all year round: Shelby Countians continuing to support their own like no other, raising thousands and thousands of dollars for dozens of organizations, charities and families in need.

    But maybe you don’t quite understand until you hear a special story that has all the earmarks of a script for a holiday movie on the Hallmark channel.

    This is one such story of Christmas angels in Shelby County.