• New Business: SOS Wipe and Restore

    Address: Hilltop Shopping Plaza, 93 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville


    Who We Are: Gary Ostertag, owner, has more than 15 years of experience helping 

    people get the most out of their computers.


  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 17, 2012

    SCHS grad promoted to

    district-wide role with UPS

    Kelly Wilson, a 2004 graduate of Shelby County High School, will be the new district communications supervisor for the United Parcel Service’s plains district, which covers Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.

  • Masonic again a 5-star place

    Another year, another piece of national recognition for Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

    For the third consecutive year, Masonic received a 5-star ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes.

    U.S. News & World Report bases its evaluation on data from Nursing Home Compare, a Web site run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that establishes and enforces standards for nursing homes.

  • Real Estate deeds: Feb. 17, 2012

    Jan. 17-31

    Robert M. and Leigh F. Underhill to Ashley and James E. Judd II, Lot 31, Rolling Ridge Phase II, $124,900

    Housing & Urban Development to Stephanie Baughman, Lot 22, Rolling Ridge Phase II, $110,000

    Justin W. and Amy S. Roberts to Blanca and Marcelino Zapata, Lot B, Roberts Lot, Hazel Heights, $96,000

    George Downs Estate to Ricky Downs, Lot 69, Block 1 Trailwood Lakes, $4,500

    Elite Homes Inc. to Michael D. and Carol L. Chinberg, 5.002 acres, Lot 15, Overbook Bend, $497,775,47

  • New business: All About You Celebrations, LLC

    Address: 725 Ashland Ave., Shelbyville

  • Which chocolate is the most sampled on Valentine’s Day?

    Chances are, you will be buying at least one box of chocolates for a loved one this Valentine’s Day.

    The only question is, how likely is it that it will be a Whitman’s Sampler?

    Very likely, according to Russell Stover, the company that makes the sampler.

    WWW.russellstover.comreports that the sampler, an assortment of the company’s best-selling chocolates, became the nation’s best-selling box of chocolates in 1915, a position its officials say it still holds today.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 10, 2012

    Shelby County Life names new editor/publisher
    Shelby County Life announced Wednesday that Stephanie Doyle of Simpsonville will assume duties as the magazine’s editor and publisher.
    “We were looking for that special person that not only possesses great skills as an editor and publisher but also understands community and small-town America. We think we have found that person in Stephanie,” said Pat Hargadon, chairman of the group that owns the magazine.

  • Housing report 2011: Sales up, foreclosures down

    The housing market in Shelby County improved in 2011, industry sources say, and some of those sources say they think that trend will continue.

    Analysis of data provided to The Sentinel-Newsshows that in 2011:

    §       The sale of existing homes grew by 24 to 418 in 2011, a 6 percent improvement and approaching the 444 sold in 2009. The average sale price held pretty firm, dropping less than a thousand dollars to $140,000.

  • New business: The Computer Hawks No. 4

    Address: 519 Main St., Shelbyville


  • UNDERWOOD: How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?

    The unofficial day of breaking New Year’s resolutions is fast approaching. People actually celebrate the inevitable or maybe just use the failure to follow through as an opportunity to party. How are you doing with best intentions to change some long standing habits?

    Recent surveys indicate that many older folks don’t make resolutions because they have not been successful in the past in following through. Research has confirmed what every person knows – resolutions or goals are easy to set but hard to achieve.