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Today's News

  • Looking Back: February 3, 2012

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Chapter 10: A rousing finish to Civil War story

    This is this is the 10th and final in a series of literacy enhancement articles that appear biweekly in The Sentinel-News.

     

    The weather was perfect for the Civil War reenactment. The Barkstreet Band was introduced, and we took the stage. I played drums, Bark played lead guitar, Brutus played bass, and Otis played acoustic. Five weeks ago we thought we'd have to disband when Bark came to the house and said our lead singer had developed kennel cough, but thanks to Chloe, the show would go on.

  • February events

    District-wide

    Tuesday – Shelby County Parent Training Groups give practical and helpful advice to help strengthen parents. Opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers who want the best for their children! Free childcare (all ages), free dinner, free door prizes.  All families are welcome 6-7:30 p.m. ‘Avoiding Power Struggles’ at location: The Dorman Center, 719 Burks Branch Road, (Next to FAC)

    Thursday – School Board 7 p.m. West Middle

    Feb. 16 – Special School Board 7:30 p.m. Central Office

  • On campus: February 3, 2012

    Anderson on president’s list

    Austen Anderson of Bagdad was named to the president’s list for the 2011 fall semester at the University of the Cumberlands. To be eligible, students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 4.00.

     

    Shelby students on Bellarmine dean's list

  • In the class

    Roberto Avila Pena read softly to himself about “It’s a Group” – learning that a group of bees is a swarm, a group of whales is a pod, and a group of kids is a class. To figure out the word “swarm,’ he broke the word apart and sounded out ‘sw’ and then was prompted to look at the remaining letters that were the name of a part of his body...he smiled when he said “swarm.”

  • Lewis and Clark are back

     

    Photo by Duanne B. Puckett

     

  • What’s in your Super Bowl? Wings, pizza, veggies, chips?

    Get ready for the Super Bulge on Sunday.

    Annually considered the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday has turned into a celebration that goes well beyond any football game.

    If the excessive media coverage surrounding Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's ankle and the protective boot he may or may not be wearing hasn't pushed you over the edge, then surely the TV time spent focused on what to serve, how to serve it, what to serve it with and how to make it fun has.

  • FCC OKs Insight-Time Warner merger

    Shelby Countians could soon be seeing information from Time Warner Cable showing up in their mailboxes.

    On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of Insight Communications, the cable provider for Shelby County and the largest provider in the state, to Time Warner Cable.

    "The proposed merger has a tremendous amount of momentum right now," Insight spokesman Jason Keller said. "It's been approved by more than two hundred regulatory commissions, including the FCC now, and it's closer to finishing."

  • Combined recycling and waste facility in progress

    Plans to combine two county waste-related facilities are coming along without any problems so far, officials said.

    The Shelby County 109 Taxing District Board will meet next Thursday to discuss more details, said Rusty Newton, chairman of the 109 Board.

    “We will get a report from our engineer and our project manager at that meeting,” he said.

  • Housing report 2011: Sales up, foreclosures down

    The housing market in Shelby County improved in 2011, industry sources say, and some of those sources say they think that trend will continue.

    Analysis of data provided to The Sentinel-Newsshows that in 2011:

    §       The sale of existing homes grew by 24 to 418 in 2011, a 6 percent improvement and approaching the 444 sold in 2009. The average sale price held pretty firm, dropping less than a thousand dollars to $140,000.