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Today's Features

  • As soon as the survivors of the Long Run Massacre started to drift into Linn Station, Col. John Floyd, as County Lieutenant charged with the defense of Jefferson County and command of its militia, gathered what men he could from his station, in present-day St. Matthews, and the nearby stations.

  • Like other customers at McDonald's restaurant at Governor's Square on Wednesday, Sam Neace was just passing through.

    "I just stopped in to get a bite of breakfast on my way to Chicago," he said, taking a last sip of coffee before hitting the road again.

  • In a way, Dorethea Richmond’s history with the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center was born before she was.

    The property near Simpsonville where Whitney Young has rested for the past 37 years  actually was purchased for the Lincoln Institute in 1909. And Richmond, an employee of the center’s records department, has seen a lot of it.

  • A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center's annual fall banquet was an evening of inspiration and giving, plus beautiful music and -- yes -- fried chicken.

    The event was held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Thursday evening.  Guests scanned tables and placed their bids on 74 silent-auction items. There were karate classes and massages, Dairy Queen cakes and a Christmas wreath.

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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.

  • Suebeth Newton's blond ponytail nearly reaches the ground as she bends over to strap on her long chaps and spurs. This 16-year-old smiles at the people around her, but she casts a nervous glance at the empty ring over her shoulder.

    Newton's boyfriend, Tyler Chesser, tapes the wrist of a leather glove on her right hand. Then she grabs her helmet and the black vest with "Cowgirl Up!" written on the back. She makes her way through ankle-deep mud to the holding pen containing a bull named Monsoon.

  • Magistrate Betty Curtsinger is very excited about Clay Village’s first festival ever, coming up this Friday and Saturday.

    “I have pushed for this for the last 15 years,” she said. “The people here have worked very hard for this, and I’m so proud of them,” she said of her friends and neighbors.

    The Clay Village October Fest will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with several bands, followed by a pig roast at 5:30 at the former Henry Clay School.

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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.

  • Her hair is long and flowing and Baby Boomers would take one look at her 1960s bell bottoms and love beads and call her a hippie.

    But there’s no doubt about it, Elizabeth is a real doll.

    Literally.

    Nine women who attended Patti Medaris Culea’s “Create a cloth doll” workshop this past weekend at a local craft shop, patterned their dolls after “Elizabeth,” created by the instructor,  Culea.