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  • 2010 Calendar

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  • EARLIER: Wills pleads guilty to embezzlement

     

    Jody Wills, a Shelby County woman charged with embezzling $600,000 of escrow account money from her employer, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Shelby Circuit Court under an arrangement with prosecutors.

    Wills had been charged with 39 counts of theft by unlawful taking, but nine of the charges were dropped.

    In her plea before Senior Judge Steve Mershon, she pleaded guilty to failure to make a required disposition of property, tampering with physical evidence, fraudulent use of a credit card, and 30 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

  • Simpsonville advances town-center process

    Simpsonville commissioners took one firm step and one initial step Wednesday in a methodical process to implement their long-range plan to build a unique downtown corridor along U.S. 60.

    The commission first gave final approval to a new ordinance that creates the new Village Center Form District, following the process specified late last year by the Triple S Planning & Zoning Commission.

  • Catalpagreen moving forward

    Catalpagreen is moving along just like construction across the street at Collins High School.

    The new subdivision, by WAZE Development, is located on Discovery Boulevard by Collins, and the final plats for phase 1 of sections 12, 13 and 14 were approved by the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission at Tuesday’s meeting.

  • A new place to bark in Shelby County

     It won't exactly be the cat's meow, but local officials are looking forward to the establishment of Shelby County’s first dog park later this year.

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said the facility, planned for Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street, will consist of two main fenced areas, a 1.7 acre-enclosure for small dogs and a larger one of 2.6 acres for bigger canines.

  • EARLIER: Man rescued after falling through ice

    Saturday's snow storm did not cause many problems for Shelby Countians, with the exception of an elderly Southville man who fell through the ice on his frozen pond farm.

    But lucky for Ray Clark Casey, 69, a good Samaritan who was passing by stopped to rescue him.

    Casey was lying in the freezing water when Todd Brown and his wife, Heather, happened along with their three children.

  • Schools closed again Tuesday

    Shelby County schools will be closed again Tuesday.

    This means the new final school date of June 3, just approved Thursday, will have to be revisited.

    The President's Day holiday on Monday, with schools, public offices and banks closed, was greeted with an all-day snowstorm that hampered roads and caused delays in clearing streets in some areas.

    With estmates of 5 to 8 inches of fresh snow in the county, early morning clearing work was rendered useless by the continuing snow and plummeting temperatures.

  • Simpsonville close to starting on downtown project

    The Simpsonville City Commission took another step Tuesday toward starting its downtown project.

    Mayor Steve Eden reported that the city is close to completing a deal with American Engineers Inc. (AEI).

    “We’re in discussion to work with them [AEI] on the downtown project,” the Mayor said during the meeting. “We think it’s realistic that we can be done with the first part of the project by November, breaking ground this spring.

  • Exreme Makeover Home Edition wants you

     “Driver, move that bus!”

  • Fiscal Court approves overlay district

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a second reading Tuesday for an ordinance that will establish a Building Exterior Quality Design Overlay District.

    "What that means is that anyone who lives on Frankfort Road from Marsh Mobile Home Park out to the high school who wants to do any building will now have to submit exterior design specifications to planning and zoning," Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.