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  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 24, 2012

    Gas prices in Shelby County

    begin another sharp increase

    You probably have noticed those spiking gas prices again. They had reached $3.75 per gallon – a rise of about 25 cents – at Speedway on Midland Trail in Shelbyville as of Wednesday afternoon, and most fuel outlets tend to follow Speedway in price swings.

  • O’Brien sues Pearce over lease

    O’Brien of Shelbyville, Inc., which owns the county’s Ford dealership, is suing its landlord over an option to purchase the land on Mount Eden Road where the dealership is located.

    O’Brien filed the lawsuit Feb. 3 in Shelby Circuit Court, alleging that the property owner, Robert Pearce of Shelbyville, had breached an agreement to sell the property.

  • In Shelby it has been slow-growing for African-American-owned businesses

    About 16 years ago Yolanda Bradford decided to get out on her own.

    After working as an accountant for the state for several years, she said she was ready to open her own business.

    "I was the first, and probably only, black accountant in Shelby County," she said.

    But as an African-American business owner, Bradford, the owner of YLB Accounting & Consulting Services, is starting to get some company.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the presence of African-American-owned businesses is on the rise.

  • 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.