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Today's News

  • F-3 storm just misses Shelby

    Pounding rain, high winds, thunder and lightning – and even a nearby tornado – brought a taste of August to the last morning of February as severe weather roared across Shelby County during early morning hours.

    Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said winds gusted to 100 miles per hour and struck northern Shelby County hard, as a tornado touched down just a thousand feet north of the county line in Henry County, where two houses were destroyed.

  • How a guy terrified of tornadoes has found a scary new calm

    Maybe it’s a statement about complacency, laziness or just a bit of “the-sky-is-falling” syndrome – literally – that I didn’t leap to the computer or TV Monday morning when it felt like the side of my house was going to be sent blasting into Franklin County.

    Many of you were awake, alert and ever vigilant to your family’s safety, but all I did was lie there and hope that the siding would stay put and wonder if the dripping I heard was from the ceiling and not the gutter (neither happened).

  • What we think: We need you to help best of our best

    We were struck both sad and concerned when we heard that the Pflughaupt Scholarship, the largest benefactor for students in Shelby County for the past 15-plus years, is about to run out of money.

    The generosity of Gene and Margery Pflughaupt has been unmatched in helping the best of the best in Shelby County find their paths to the treasure trough of education.

    They stepped in when the O. L. Moore Scholarship, a smaller version that had helped students since the 1960s, ran its course in 1995.

  • We congratulate: Latest good news for our industries

    More good economic news arrived Thursday when state economic development officials approved tax incentives for expansion projects at Katayama American Co. and Shelby Industries.

    On top of the hot fudge sundae that was the earlier announcement at Martinrea Heavy Stamping, these are two plump and tasty cherries.

    That the companies received the incentives and will add, between them, more than 30 new jobs in the next year is wonderful news. These are opportunities for workers who have lost their jobs or maybe looking for new opportunities.

  • Movements in math

    To incorporate movement after a period of sitting still, Simpsonville Elementary teacher Karen Hauber prompted her students to shape their arms as parallel lines, obtuse angles, perpendicular lines and other geometrical shapes.

  • Corpus Christi Academy calendar

    March 15 - End of third quarter

    March 17 - St. Patrick's Day, wear a green shirt or sweater to school

    March 19 - Crusade for Education Dinner/Auction at Claudia Sanders Dinner House

  • Test tube students

    Caytie Page Burgin assists her biomedical students at Shelby County High School in an experiment Jan 31. The Project Lead The Way class took crushed-up food items, placed them in glass test tubes and applied various chemicals by eye-droppers to see whether the foods contained protein, glucose, starch or lipids.

  • Backpack project

    Members of the Shelby County High School National Honor Society celebrated  after their successful food drive for the Backpack Project. The NHS challenged each first block class at the school to bring in food items for the Backpack Project. More than 400 food items were donated. Jeffrey Bracken's ninth-grade Honors Social Studies class won the challenge and was treated to a Krispy Kreme doughnut party provided by the officers of the NHS.

  • Storm causes heavy damage in northern Shelby

    Pounding rain, high winds, thunder and lightning – and even a nearby tornado – brought a taste of August to the last morning of February as severe weather roared across Shelby County during early morning hours.

    More rain and the possibility of severe weather is expected to continue into the afternoon, when weather will turn much cooler.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 2, 2011