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Today's News

  • We watch the weather whether we want to or not

    It’s Monday evening, and I’m typing this with one eye on the window and the other on the constantly changing weather forecast.

    Yes, that means I have no eyes on my typing, which would bring joy to the heart of Mrs. Paul Fry, who taught me how to push the keys on an old manual upright, but it also means you’ll have to understand if the words come out runtogether, misspelt or even spacd stranjely.

  • Rockets pound Spencer to earn top seeding in district

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  • Simpsonville close to starting on downtown project

    The Simpsonville City Commission took another step Tuesday toward starting its downtown project.

    Mayor Steve Eden reported that the city is close to completing a deal with American Engineers Inc. (AEI).

    “We’re in discussion to work with them [AEI] on the downtown project,” the Mayor said during the meeting. “We think it’s realistic that we can be done with the first part of the project by November, breaking ground this spring.

  • Datebook: Feb. 17, 2010

    Public meetings

    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. today at city hall.

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

  • Exreme Makeover Home Edition wants you

     “Driver, move that bus!”

  • Fiscal Court approves overlay district

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a second reading Tuesday for an ordinance that will establish a Building Exterior Quality Design Overlay District.

    "What that means is that anyone who lives on Frankfort Road from Marsh Mobile Home Park out to the high school who wants to do any building will now have to submit exterior design specifications to planning and zoning," Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

  • School closed again on Wednesday

    School officials announced Tuesday afternoon that they would be closed again today.

    "We put some people out on the roads to take a look at them and make a determination on that," said Gary Kidwell, Director of Student Accounting and Support Services.

    At Thursday's school board meeting the board approved a change to the calendar, moving the end of school back from May 28 to June 3. However with Tuesday being out it would move to June 4.

  • News Briefs: Feb, 12, 2009

     Holiday closings

    Presidents Day will be celebrated Monday. All schools, government offices, post offices and banks will be closed. The Sentinel-News will be closed, too.

     

    Rescheduled events:

  • Two candidates withdraw from magistrate race

    Two have candidates withdrawn from the race in the May primary election.

    Bobby Andriot withdrew from the magisterial race in District 3, leaving incumbent magistrate Allen Ruble unchallenged until November.

    Andriot said he had reconsidered running because business concerns at his restaurant, The Bell House, were paramount to him at this time, and he could not devote enough time to the venture.

  • MY WORD: We must preserve our roots in agriculture at the high schools

    Next year, students will benefit from the opening of Martha Layne Collins High School. While many new opportunities will await students, the community is concerned about a lack of support for the Agriculture Program.

    According to Shelby County High School Principal Eddie Oakley, “The community wants to see more emphasis put on animal science and a transition away from agriculture mechanics.”