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Today's Features

  • Public meetings

    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

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    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Veteran Shelbyville attorney Darby L. Smith has filed to make another run for District Judge Division III, which serves Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties.

    Smith, 38, lost this race in 2006 to Donna Dutton, who had filed for re-election.

    In that race, Smith finished third in the primary election, about 2,000 votes behind winner David Nutgrass. Dutton, who finished second, overtook Nutgrass in the general election.

  • Emphasizing her record of tough penalties and case efficiency, Judge Donna Dutton is running for a second 4-year term in the 53rd Judicial District's Div. II courtroom. "I love what I do," she said.

  • District Court Judge Linda Armstrong, on the bench since 1998, wants to serve another term.

    Armstrong, who serves Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties in Division 1 of the 53rd Judicial District, so far is unopposed for re-election in November.

  • As a resident and business owner of downtown Shelbyville, Robert Burry has his finger on the pulse of the city.

    Burry moved to Shelbyville 35 years ago, but it wasn’t until the last year that he became completely invested in the city.

    “I feel like I was brought here to make a difference, and I could not be effective one building at a time. Those were my words a year ago, to a mutual downtown focused friend, after I had begun the renovation process, investing my life into the buildings at 401-405 6th Street, where I live and work,” he said.

  • A fund-raiser Saturday night to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital embodied the spirit of class and generosity, with a large turnout with all proceeds going toward the hospital.

    The goal of Tres Chic, held at Claudia Sander's Dinnerhouse, was to raise $10,000 to go toward a private room named after Shelby County in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit .

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

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  • Frank Page said he decided it’s time for him to give a little back.

    “Shelbyville has been very, very good to me,” he said. “I always felt that if I had the chance, my duty would be to give something back. City council is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

    Page, a Republican, has lived in Shelbyville for most of his life, graduating from Shelby County High in 1984 and then Brescia College in 1989. He has helped serve the community in a number of ways, from committees to campaigns.