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  • EARLIER: Schools reopen -- more snow expected

    Shelby Countians managed to get through the season’s heaviest snowfall on Tuesday, but they might find the going even tougher today.

    Shelby County was hit with a 6-inch snowfall on top the 1-2 inches that fell on Saturday, giving the county a blanket of white that was enjoyed by students who stayed home from schools and adults whose businesses closed or had a short day.

    With the temperatures hovering around freezing, they found the conditions comfortable enough to build snowmen, sled down hills and make homemade snow cream.

  • EMS director Wortham resigns

    Steve Wortham has stepped down after 7 years as Shelby County’s director of emergency medical services.

    That announcement was delivered to Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night by Todd Early, former deputy director and now has been named acting EMS Director.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that last week, Wortham told him that he wanted to go back to his old job of paramedic, for personal reasons,

  • News Briefs: Feb, 19, 2009

     

    Guthrie’s field rep in Shelby

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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.