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Today's News

  • Looking Back: October 29, 2010

    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.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help. Check for photos on the Looking Back and grads from the past slide show on www.sentinelnews.com

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville could ban parking on some streets

    Simpsonville Police Chief Scott Chappell has a problem with where vehicles are parked on some city streets, and he wants the city commission to do something about it.

    Chappell went before the commission earlier this month and requested that seven city streets be designated no parking between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 22, 2010

     Kentucky’s unemployment at 10.1 percent

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in September 2010 from a revised 10 percent in August 2010, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Nichols, Decker are top women

    Kathy Nichols and Jennifer Decker took home top honors on Monday night, when the Shelby County Professional Women’s Club met to acknowledge National Business Women’s Week and to name its Woman of the Year and Woman of Achievement.

  • Severe weather predicted for Tuesday

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    The National Weather Service has forecasted severe weather for Tuesday morning and afternoon.

  • This week we get a glimpse into the past and the future

    We can pull out a familiar old term from the unabridged dictionary of our minds this week and reintroduce it to our daily vernacular after an, oh, 35-year absence.

    This etymological re-entry will become official Friday night at Collins High School Stadium, where cross-town rival – yes, that’s the word – Shelby County comes a-calling, as Cawood used to say.

    Rivalry.

  • Shelby County gets 1st win

     

     

     

    Finally!

    The Shelby County High School football team won its first game of the season Friday night, beating host Southern 36-32.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” said senior Quinten Cottrell, who rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns for the Rockets.

    Sophomore quarterback Zach Shipley added a touchdown pass and a TD run for Shelby County (1-8), which built a 29-12 halftime lead but had to hold on late to preserve its first victory of 2010.

  • Slaughter's pro career off to good start

    Former Shelby County High School star A.J. Slaughter’s professional basketball career is off to a good start.

    Slaughter is averaging 19 points per game through his first two games with Angelico Biella, a pro team in Italy.

  • Looking Back: October 22, 2010

    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.

  • The greatest athlete of a lifetime leaves a great legacy

    I have an elderly aunt who not long ago confided something very important to me.

    “I like what you write,” she said, “except I don’t care much about sports.”

    Well, Carroll, I have to apologize, but sometimes my roots in the dirt of diamonds, the creaky basketball courts and the trees, sand and water of golf courses sometimes fight their way past the topsoil of today’s world and push fresh shoots that must be nourished with a few organic sentences from the compost pile within me.