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Today's News

  • Searcy to serve 5 years diversion

    A year and a half after an automobile crash killed her best friend, a Shelby County teen was sentenced Monday for her role in that death.

    Jeana Searcy, 19, of Waddy accepted a plea agreement from prosecutors last month in the death of Samantha Mathus-Cooper, 18, which consisted of a guilty plea of reckless homicide, which carries a potential penalty of 5 years in prison.

    Her agreement stipulated that she would undergo felony diversion for a period of 5 years and that she do public speaking about the dangers of reckless driving.

  • Board votes to build new Southside, add preschool on Northside site

    With construction and finishing touches just wrapping up at Martha Layne Collins High School, Shelby County Public Schools will jump right back into the building process.

    But this time they'll work on two buildings at once.

    The Board of Education Thursday voted to make a few changes in buildings around the county.

  • Collins, SCHS cap seasons at State

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  • Dunbar steals one from Shelby

    Paul Dunbar stole the show Tuesday night.

    The Bulldogs recorded 19 steals off 41 Shelby County turnovers in a 60-56 victory over the Rockets in the newly named Mike Casey Gymnasium in the season-opening high school basketball game for both schools.

  • WICHE: Holiday spices from tropical plants

    Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration around the world in the 15th century, it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world.

    From Southwest India to Southeast Asia we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.

  • Titans, Rockets ready for first meeting

    After taking the job as the head basketball coach at Collins High School, Curtis Turley met with Shelby County Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman and new boys’ coach Rick Parsons.

  • Man charged in sex abuse of children

    A man facing several charges of rape, sodomy and related offenses, lived for a brief time in Shelby County, where he allegedly raped a child under 12.

    John Claude Martin, 47, of Versailles, is charged in Shelby County with second-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Martin’s case is currently in the Anderson County court system because of similar charges there.

  • A Mount Eden Christmas

    The Ruritan Club in Mount Eden boasted the sights and sounds of the season Friday night, with a good crowd, who enjoyed a chili support, homemade desserts and holiday music.

    Visitors who attended Christmas in Mount Eden had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and a quilt raffle, as well as browse through a wide variety of homemade arts and crafts for sale.

  • Dunbar spoils Shelby's special night, 60-56

    Paul Dunbar spoiled Mike Casey Night in more ways than one Tuesday night.

    With less than six seconds left Bulldog William Gary intercepted a pass intended for Shelby County sharpshooter Eric Schreiner, who wears Casey’s No. 34, and scored an easy layup just before the final buzzer to preserve Paul Dunbar’s 60-56 victory over the Rockets in their first game in the newly-named Mike Casey Gymnasium, which was dedicated to the 1966 Mr. Basketball prior to tip-off.

  • MY WORD: The reasons we serve

    The reasons why we serve are as varied and diverse as the American men and women who wear our nation’s uniforms.

    There are those who serve for personal pride and a yearning to give back to their community and to stand against those that threaten their home. Others serve for the tangible benefits of an education and financial stability.