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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Publishing unaudited report provides concern

    The Shelby County Board of education approved the unaudited financial report during their regular board meeting Thursday, but not before voicing concern. 

    Board member Andrew Cline shared his displeasure for a change in legislation requiring school boards to publish their unaudited report in local newspapers. 

    Cline said publishing the unaudited report shortly before the audited report is available could cause confusion. “There will be updated audited financial statements that go out in November,” he said. 

  • Step in the right direction

    March to Recovery

    WHAT:Drug addiction awareness event

    WHEN:Saturday, 10 a.m.

    WHERE:Starts at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Midland Trail, participants will walk down Main Street to the former Shelby County Courthouse

    PARKING:Parking will be at the fairgrounds and First Baptist Church across the street

     

     

     

    By Lisa King

     

  • A place to call home

    A broad expanse of green grass, gently ruffled by a warm summer breeze, and a lone sunflower, still in its infancy, are the only features visible on a small vacant tract of land on 7th Street in Shelbyville.

    But a cozy little home also exists, although as yet, it lives only in the imagination of members of the Powell family, who will live there once the house is built by Habitat for Humanity in 2017.

  • New Titans kicker comes with pedigree

    With the injury to starting kicker Webb Bates, the Collins High School football team has had to look outside the program for help on special teams.

    Naturally, they turned to a soccer player whose brother is the best kicker in school history and is currently a kicker for the University of Louisville football team.

    Only Lindsay Creque needs her own locker room.

  • Leaving the sideline

    After 43 years of coaching football all over the world, Shelby County High School coach Greg Calvin is ready to hang up his whistle.

    “I’ve been blessed to coach for as long as I have,” Calvin said. “Football is a young man’s game.”

    Calvin began his coaching career in 1973 at the age of 21, when he helped coach football at a military base in the Philippines. Calvin had just injured his knee playing football, and was asked to help out with the team.

  • SCHS girls split tourneys with Green County

    The Shelby County High School girls’ golf team kept to its winning ways over the past week, winning one tournament, and finishing second in another.

    The Rockets competed in the Madison Central tournament over the weekend, capturing the first place trophy over Green County High School thanks to the tiebreaker of its fifth place golfer’s score.

    Both SCHS and Green County finished with a score of 334 as a team before Shelby won on the tiebreaker.

  • Goodwin departs chamber

    Shelley Goodwin, president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, is vacating her position for a new role as a workforce development coordinator.

    Goodwin said the newly established position has been in the works for a number of years.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Will consider Simpsonville zone change requests

    The Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change for nearly seven acres of property in Simpsonville when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    Simpsonville Enterprises has filed the zone change request to the City of Simpsonville for property located on Shelbyville Road between Buck Creek Road and Meadow Ridge Drive from R-1 (residential - very low density), C-2 (commercial – neighborhood)and IC (interchange) to C-4 (highway commercial) on 6.68 acres. 

  • A big comeback

    Social media was overflowing Wednesday morning with images of students dressed in their back-to-school best as parents shared feelings of sorrow and excitement for their children’s first day of school.  

    Students shared similar feelings mixed with butterflies for what the new school year may bring, but most of the gloom and apprehension melted away as buses and cars and were greeted with smiles, high fives and hugs from excited faculty members.  One school literally rolled out the red carpet for its students.

  • Looking back: Aug. 12, 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.