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Today's News

  • 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

  • County to buy new ambulance

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved purchasing several new vehicles for various departments.

    Magistrates approved a bid for a new ambulance and other EMS equipment upon the recommendation of Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers.

    The court had given Ivers the go-ahead to advertise for bids at the last meeting on Oct. 4, as well as stretchers and mounting equipment.

  • Dishing with candidates

    If you’re in the mood for an evening of good food with some political conversation thrown in, a chili and bean supper Saturday night should fill the bill nicely.

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue will host “Meet the Candidates,” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Station No. 2 on Clubhouse Drive behind White Castle, said Beth Williams, administrative assistant to Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

  • Collins downs Carroll in region opener

    The Collins High School boys’ soccer team advanced to the second round of the 8th Region Tournament with a 4-2 victory over Carroll County on Monday night.

    “We got the win, and while it’s comforting in certain ways, but we played a little sloppy,” Collins coach Jamil Shalash. “I was concerned with them being out of routine due to the fall break, and you could see it.”

    The Titans surged out to a 3-0 lead over the Panthers, thanks to goals from Arturo Reyes-Avila, Kevin Lanham, and Wilber Cabrera.

  • Shelby County sweeps Anderson

    The Shelby County High School volleyball team is moving on to the 30th District championship match after edging out Anderson County on Monday night.

    “I was glad we won, and it’s going to take more than that [on Tuesday night],” coach Kristen Kapp said. “I think its really hard to beat a team three times, especially in their home gym, so I was happy with it, but they’re going to have to pick it up [on Tuesday].”