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Today's Features

  • Public meetings
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.

  • Civil War ghost stories

    Thursday at library

    Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories.

    They will share their scary tales at 6-7 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street.

    First-person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room.

  • My last column was about how I like small towns because they develop some people’s character.On a related subject, I have often heard that small Southern towns seem to develop some people into characters.I believe this is true, and to make these characters more enjoyable to you and to them,have for you three theories, two questions and a wager.

  • At a critical juncture in his young life, Lee Meriwether, wrote a painful letter, dated Feb. 23, 1885, to his revered father. “Dear Father,” he wrote “From various reasons I have decided to give up going to New Orleans; another trip I have determined upon however and I fear it will be against your advice and wishes. I have made up my mind to take my long talked of trip to Europe this summer & defer my Law studies until next September.”

  • Shelley Diane and David Isaac Warncke were married June 4, 2011 at the Hurstbourne Country Club outside at the alter area.

    Parents of the bride are Robert and Marcia Biagi of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Rich and Karen Warncke of Freehold, NJ.

    Robert Mueller officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Robert Biagi.

    Maid-of-honor was Laura Biagi of New York City (formerly of Shelbyville), sister of the bride.

  • Heather and Ryan Price of Shelbyville announce the birth of their fourth child, a son, on Sept. 27, 2011 at Baptist East. He has been named Kingston Levi Price.

    Grandparents are Lynn and Jim Price of Shelbyville, Loretta Longley of Shelbyville, Beverly Greenwell of Frankfort and the late Richard Greenwell.

    Great-grandparent is Marjorie Price of Shelbyville.

  • What happens when you come home and see a window busted out, maybe a door slightly ajar or something out of place?

    Of course, you call the police, but unless you live on Main Street in Shelbyville, between 5th and 3rd streets, it's going to take a few minutes for help to arrive.

    If you are a registered gun owner, especially one certified to carry a weapon, you may be inclined to investigate on our own.

  • What happens when you come home and see a window busted out, maybe a door slightly ajar or something out of place?

    Of course, you call the police, but unless you live on Main Street in Shelbyville, between 5th and 3rd streets, it's going to take a few minutes for help to arrive.

    If you are a registered gun owner, especially one certified to carry a weapon, you may be inclined to investigate on our own.