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  • EARLIER: School tax may rise by 2 cents
  • Simpsonville woman killed in crash

    A Simpsonville woman was killed in a single-vehicle car crash Saturday morning after running off the road and hitting a tree, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Meadows said that Elizeth Delaluz, 21, of Simpsonville, who was alone in her car, was traveling westbound on Shelbyville Road when she ran off the road on the 4900 block, just east of Fields Lane.

  • 7th Street corridor initiative has its first wish list

    With the east end and downtown zoning regulations nearly complete, the City of Shelbyville and Shelby County have turned their attention to the 7th Street corridor from Washington Street to the entrance of Clear Creek Park.

    On Thursday, the project got under way with the first of three public workshops aimed at converting the street into a more attractive and user-friendly area.

  • School board to look at projections

    The Shelby County Board of Education will head to the new Collins High School for this week's meeting, and the highlight of Thursday's agenda will be a look forward.

    Last month, board member Sam Hinkle asked to hear a report on how the district's enrollment, projections and facility plan tie together.

    The district's enrollment projections were just a hair off this year, with 35 fewer students enrolled on the fifth day (when a census is taken) than had been projected.

  • FAC gets new management

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  • County property tax to hold steady

     The county tax rate will stay the same this year, as determined by the Shelby County Fiscal Court last week. 

  • Republic bank robbed; suspect still at large

     Police were still looking Tuesday night for a man who held up Republic Bank on Midland Trail in Shelbyville on Tuesday afternoon, and they are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

  • Simpsonville bumps property tax 4%

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved at a special meeting Thursday morning a half-cent increase in its property taxes for 2010.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday night at Simpsonville City Hall, commissioners passed the first reading of an ordinance to establish the tax rate at .097 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Agencies applying for help

    Some city and county agencies in Shelby soon will have some help bouncing back from a storm in mid-July that put residents through a harrowing 24 hours and left them with a lot of damage. Although no help will be forthcoming from FEMA for individual property owners, many local agencies, such as city and county fire departments, Shelby County Fiscal Court and others, will be receiving some reimbursement for their efforts in recuperating from the storm, Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said. “The FEMA team has been here for a couple of wee

  • Two parades highlight Labor Day celebrations

    From morning to noon to night, Shelby County will be rocking with Labor Day celebrations on Monday.

    Waddy hosts the biggest day, starting at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast on the Ruritan Club grounds, but you can't eat too much because a 5K Fun Run starts at 8 p.m.

    Greg Darst, the club's treasurer, said the Waddy Labor Day parade a celebration has deep roots.