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  • Community Foundation passes out annual grants

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  • EARLIER: More to be Thankful for

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, local ministers have decided to double up on the community-wide service this year. Simpsonville United Methodist Pastor Lenny Marr, chairman of the Shelby County Ministerial Alliance, said the main reason the decision was made to hold two Thanksgiving services next week is to generate support

  • News Briefs: Nov. 24, 2010

    Government offices closed for Thanksgiving In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all government offices, banks and schools will be closed on Thursday. Shelby County Public Schools also will be closed today and Friday.

  • EARLIER: 2 take pleas in death cases

    Jeana Searcy, charged in the traffic death of her best friend a few days before graduation, and Timothy Carpenter, who was sitting in a truck when a friend was fatally wounded, have pleaded guilty in Shelby County Circuit Court.

  • EARLIER: The last sign goes down, the first vehicles pass by

    The scene on the Shelbyville Bypass was hectic Wednesday afternoon, with engineers, traffic personnel and contractors running around all over the place.

    Excitement was definitely in the air – after years in the works and after one setback after another, the Big Moment had finally arrived – the long-anticipated highway was about to open.

  • Many reasons to be thankful

    Alyson Myatt still gets choked up when she talks about the night she ran barefoot through a burning house to rescue a 5-year-old boy.

    Though he is very young, Aden Gray Hawes already knows the meaning of trust more fully than most adults ever will.

    And you can’t imagine how much of that trust was at play last March, when Myatt dashed through flames and pulled Aden from his bedroom in the home owned by his guardian on Golden Rod Court in Shelbyville.

  • Warmer winters possible

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  • EARLIER: Left turn lane on bypass may get green arrow

    Although the topic was not on Tuesday’s agenda Shelby County Fiscal Court, the Shelbyville Bypass continued to dominate talk, even when finished.  “People have been calling me about intersections on the [Shelbyville] Bypass,” said magistrate Allen Ruble, amid nods of agreement from others.

  • Simpsonville wants to replace aging concession stand

     The Simpsonville Parks Department wants to build a new concession stand at its softball field, and it’s developing a plan to do so.

    Parks Commissioner Cary Vowels told the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Tuesday night that the board is working with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center to get assistance in constructing a new stand.

  • Her hope is everlasting

    After going through many rounds of chemotherapy treatment at Kosair Children’s Hospital and learning that she would indeed be home for Christmas, 4-year-old Hanna Evans thought about her new-found friends at the hospital, the ones who might not get to go home, and she decided they needed toys.