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Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Zaxby’s to request parking changes

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear the Amended Development Plan for the newly developing Zaxby’s at 4455 Freedom’s Way in Shelbyville. The amended development plan proposes an amendment to the parking lot configuration. The waiver requests are to reduce the drive aisle width from 18 feet to 16 feet and to reduce the number of parking spaces 51 spaces to 46 spaces.

    Owner Steve Brewer said the revision is necessary because of soil conditions.

  • Woodworking Maniak to open on Main

    The arguably perfect details accompanied by the vibrant colors and intricate designs of Timothy Babb’s handcrafted woodworkings are best appreciated in person. And tomorrow that opportunity to be afforded to the community when Babb officially opens the doors to his first storefront for his business, The Woodworking Maniak, at 545 Main Street.

  • Rebuilding history

    It was a day many have waited so long for.  On Tuesday, members of the Shelby County Historical Society and Shelby Preservation Group greeted guests in the courtyard at The Shoppes at Blue Gables for an open house ceremony that has been in the works for more than five years.

  • Looking backward: Oct. 21, 2016

    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.

     

     

  • A tale of two offenses

    While Collins and Shelby County high schools may only sit six miles apart from one another, the teams couldn’t be further apart in its offensive schemes.

    The Rockets run a classic triple-option offense, highlighted by a strong ground attack led by quarterback Tyler Drane and running backs Caleb Morehead and Brandon Davis.

    “I think the talent we have, and our offense goes hand-in-hand,” Drane said. “I make my reads and trust my teammates and it’s worked out well.”

  • Anglin sentencing postponed again

    A sentencing hearing for a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars has been delayed a second time.

    Benita Anglin was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 19, but Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled it for Oct. 21 at the request of her attorney, Matthew Pippin, who said that Anglin was ill.

    Sentencing has now been scheduled – for the third time – for Nov. 7.

    It is not clear why the event has been postponed yet again.

  • King has court date Friday in embezzlement case

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, will appear in court Friday for a disposition hearing.

    King is charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.

  • Fostering love

    Sue and Tommy Newton of Waddy have recently stepped down from a very special calling — and they did it in a big way.

  • Paving continues in Simpsonville

    The project to pave all city streets in Simpsonville, which began in late summer, is already more than halfway completed, officials said.

    "We have about forty percent to go," said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton at Thursday night's meeting. "As of this point, everything on the north side has been completed, on the south side, Rolling Ridge subdivision's completed, Countryside, Maplewood, and then all of the Cardinal Club. We just have to do this area here, the parking lots and the road out by Pilot [truck stop]."

  • My Marine Corps Journal 1937-1942, Part 18: A 'parachutist' returns to the sea

    March 12, 1941