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Today's News

  • 1968: St. Nick gifts going to Armed Forces in Vietnam

    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.

    10 years ago, 1998

  • PART I: Living through the Great Depression

    About six months ago, when I decided to write a column for the anniversary of the 1929 Market Crash, I had no idea how timely it might be.

    Oct. 29, 1929. 79 years ago today, was engraved in the public mind as "Black Tuesday." The next day, The New York Times reported:

  • Some roses need winter attention

    No need to wait on putting the roses to bed this year.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Dec. 12, 2008

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    David K. Lee, 51, of Danville, was arrested Dec. 6 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, first offense.

    Carleen A. Bailey, 32, of Shelbyville, was arrested Dec. 4 on Washington Street and charged with no operator's license, expired registration and driving on a suspended license.

    Daniel Johnson, 53, of Goshen, Ky., was arrested Dec. 5 on I-64 and charged with DUI, second offense.

    Pedro Jacinto Navarrete, 52, of Shelbyville, was arrested Dec. 7 on Juniper Drive and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault.

  • Old Elf's illness threaten parade

    A sudden sickness could jeopardize an appearance by Santa Claus at Saturday's Shelby County Christmas Parade, although insiders insist Claus will recover in time for the event. 

    A Santa spokesperson reported earlier this week the long-time Christmas front man was ill, fueling speculation he might be forced to miss this weekend's parade. It's believed the man -- who's notoriously noted for his love of cookies -- is suffering from a severe stomach ache.

  • Funerals held for woman who died in jail

    Pull Quote

    “At least now she doesn’t have to worry about having immigration papers. She is at home now with God,” Rev. Anthony Veras concerning Ana Romero’s untimely death.

    Almost four months after Ana Romero was found dead in her jail cell, her family finally bid her farewell at two funeral services held in Shelbyville on Wednesday.

  • Season of giving

    There were 11 students in Maureen Simon’s class working diligently, ironing and sewing together pieces of cloth to make a twin-size comforter Wednesday.

    These fifth- and sixth-grade students from Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville have been using their time for Ann Horn’s art class to work on the project for two hours every Wednesday for the last three weeks at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension building.

  • Shopping center saved from foreclosure

    A local investor recently saved a Simpsonville shopping center from the foreclosure chopping block.

    When Dan Ison was notified that the Town Center Plaza on Buck Creek Road had fallen into foreclosure, he knew he had to act and act fast.

    "I just couldn't stand the thought of this place going under," he said. "Our community would be hurt by having a vacant, boarded-up storefront on the main road into the heart of the city."

  • The yearly Christmas battle: Real vs. Fake

    Whether real or fake, there's something magical about a Christmas tree, its lights and ornaments recalling joyful memories of past holidays.

    There are plenty of options to suit all tree-buyers, with cut Frasier firs and white pines, along with live Norway spruce, white pine, and even a few blue spruce ball and burlaps.

    Tough choices must be made.

  • Part III: A first taste of combat teaches important lessons

    The battalion sprang to life. This would be my first experience in battle, seeking out the Japanese on the island of Bougainville in the fall of 1943.

    Small patrols moved out and were soon swallowed by the dense jungle.  The battalion in seven files, each preceded by scouts and a team of machete-wielding Marines followed them.