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  • Residents to take questions about outlet mall plan to Simpsonville Commission

    Simpsonville City officials didn’t attend a community-wide briefing conducted last week by Horizon Group to present plans about its proposed outlet mall, so now a couple of concerned residents are taking their questions to the city.

    Jamie Jarboe and Barbara Shadley are scheduled to appear before the commission at its meeting tonight at 7 in Simpsonville City Hall to ask commissioners some questions about the 355,000-square-foot mall being planned for the intersection of Veechdale Road and Buck Creek Road, on the south side of Interstate 64.

  • Sunday storm in Shelby cools heat, knocks out power

    Monday morning bore the signs of nature’s weekend rage through Shelby County, with some trees still partially blocking some roadways, houses and barns still smoking from lightning strikes and power still out to more than 1,000 residents.

    Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said that though the storm that blew through Shelby County Sunday night bore down on the community with 60-mile-per hour winds, but it didn’t bring any tornadoes with it.

  • News briefs: June 29, 2012

    Animal shelter facing overcrowding problems

     

    The Shelby County Animal Shelter is facing a crisis from overcrowding and may have to euthanatize some of its animals as soon as today, which would end the county’s four years of having a No Kill status.

    Since May 1, shelter officials say they have taken in 110 dogs and 128 cats and kittens and are running out of space for new animals that are arriving.

  • Shelby Countians question health-care ruling

    The landmark decision by the Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold the nation’s new health-care law likely will have broad impact nationally – and questionable popularity among some Shelby Countians.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s central element, the individual insurance mandate, should stand, with a 5-4 decision against a suit brought by the attorneys general of several states.

  • Shelby Energy annual meeting: Member nominee fails in board bid

    The results from Shelby Energy’s first election that included a member-owner running for a spot on its board of directors weren’t much different than those in past years.

    Sonia McElroy of Milton gathered the proper number of signatures from members to be included on the ballot, but she lost Friday to the incumbent in District III, Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens, 1,024-83, during the cooperative’s 75th annual meeting at Henry County High School.

  • Heat rises to record range in Shelby

    Farmers, athletes, firefighters, construction workers and anyone else who spends a lot of time outside is facing a real challenge with temperatures that should approach record highs right through the weekend.

    The high reading fell a little short of that record on Thursday, topping out at 99, but that could be the lowest recording until Monday.

  • Cancer stricken baby to have transplant

    Things finally are beginning to look up for Addison Miles, a critically ill infant who has captured the hearts of her community.

    Her grandfather, David Miles, said the little girl is finally ready for a bone marrow transplant, a living-saving procedure that had to be postponed until her body had reached a certain status.

  • Cancer stricken baby to have transplant

    Things finally are beginning to look up for Addison Miles, a critically ill infant who has captured the hearts of her community.

    Her grandfather, David Miles, said the little girl is finally ready for a bone marrow transplant, a living-saving procedure that had to be postponed until her body had reached a certain status.

  • Large crowd attends librarian’s reading at Clear Creek Park

    Sherry Bogard was back to doing what she loves on Wednesday – reading to children, just not at the library.

    Bogard, who was fired last week by the Shelby County Public Library, where in 2011 she was named the top children’s librarian in the state, looked around at the huge crowd of more than 100 children and nearly as many adults and smiled.

    “Yes, I see a lot of people here from my program at the library, and I really appreciate their support so much,” she said, a tear or two mingling with her smile.

  • Rand Paul to visit Shelby on Monday

    Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be making a couple of stops in Shelby County on Monday.

    His schedule will include an afternoon press briefing at the Stratton Center and an evening speaking engagement with Shelby County Farm Bureau members.

    Jennifer Decker, field representative for Paul in nine counties, said he will be holding a press briefing at the Stratton Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to give the media the chance to speak with him about topics of interest.