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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Jan. 8, 2010

    SCPS H1N1 shots Jan. 20-21 Shelby County Public Schools will offer H1N1 vaccinations at the middle schools, high school and Cropper on Jan. 20-21. Consent packets were sent home with students on Tuesday and must be returned by Wednesday.

  • High school rocket gets facelift

    Don't worry, the SCHS rocket didn't blast off Tuesday, although it did take a trip through town.

    The rocket, which is actually an authentic Air Force rocket, was lifted off its stand at the school by a crane and placed onto a flat bed truck and taken to a local body shop to be repainted. As befitting its status as a community icon, the rocket was escorted by sheriff's deputies from Rocket Lane to Hi Tech Body Shop on Henry Clay Street.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville looks to start Village Center project

    The Simpsonville City Commission had the first of two readings on a new zoning ordinance to change properties on either side of U.S. 60 from residential and commercial to Village Center Form District.

    This reading, passed Wednesday at the commission's meeting, was to accept the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations. The second reading, on Jan. 5, will commence with a vote. After acceptance and publication of the ordinance, the city will lift a building moratorium that had been in place for the most of the city's downtown core.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville looks to start Village Center project

    The Simpsonville City Commission had the first of two readings on a new zoning ordinance to change properties on either side of U.S. 60 from residential and commercial to Village Center Form District.

    This reading, passed Wednesday at the commission's meeting, was to accept the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations. The second reading, on Jan. 5, will commence with a vote. After acceptance and publication of the ordinance, the city will lift a building moratorium that had been in place for the most of the city's downtown core.

  • Shaw on her way to becoming a Tiger

    Shelby County senior Taylor Shaw signed a letter of intent in a ceremony at the high school Monday afternoon Monday to play softball for Georgetown College.

    Sally Zimmerman, SCHS's athletic director and Shaw's former coach, praised her hard work on and off the field.

    "She's just the ultimate student athlete," Zimmerman said. "It's the reason she's going to play at the next level -- what she's done in the classroom."

  • Shaw on her way to becoming a Tiger

    Shelby County senior Taylor Shaw signed a letter of intent in a ceremony at the high school Monday afternoon Monday to play softball for Georgetown College.

    Sally Zimmerman, SCHS's athletic director and Shaw's former coach, praised her hard work on and off the field.

    "She's just the ultimate student athlete," Zimmerman said. "It's the reason she's going to play at the next level -- what she's done in the classroom."

  • EARLIER: Rockets take title, prep for Anderson Saturday

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team held off an pesky Russell County squad, 45-35, Wednesday for the American Founders Bank Rocket Invitational title.

    Shelby County (9-3) used a 15-0 run at the end of the first half to take a 22-17 lead, and then held on for the victory. The loss was Russell County's (10-1) first this year.

    The Rockets can now turn their attention to rival and defending 30th District and 8th Region champs Anderson County. The Bearcats (8-2) will visit Shelby County Saturday with the JV game at 6:30 p.m. and the varsity at 8 p.m.

  • Shelby's victory over Spencer a work-in-progress

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  • Rockets' defense wins it on slow offensive night

    Boomer Beckley's layup with 44 seconds remaining in the game helped Shelby County defeat Anderson County, 32-30, at home Friday night.

    "I'm real pleased with the fact that we were able to win the game because we really had to grind it out in the half-court," Rockets Coach Mike Clark said. "Boomer made a tremendous play, and it forced them to have to play offensively."

  • School board, new National Board teachers to be recognized

    In honor of National School Board Recognition Month, members of the Shelby County Board of Education will be recognized at a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

    “I hope the community realizes that our board members don’t just serve this community when they attend meetings,” Superintendent James Neihof said. “They support various academic and athletic events, offering countless hours most of the general public never sees.”