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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Update on 21 Century Support Systems

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update on 21st Century Support Systems when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street. 

    Chief Operations Officer Eddie Oakley and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Kerry Whitehouse will lead a presentation regarding the fifth strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan: 21st Century Support Systems.  Their presentation will include an update on their implementation on the 1:1 digital conversion, as well as information on upgrades to the district’s WiFi system.

  • Big moment for small town

    Simpsonville will be in the limelight Saturday with its holiday kickoff, Light up Simpsonville.

    The evening will launch with dazzle in the lighting of the city’s holiday lights at 6:15 p.m. at Wiche Park in the middle of town at the corner of Old Veechdale Road and U.S. 60, an annual event targeted at getting people in the holiday spirit.

    Chris Truelock, Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director, said everyone looks forward to the event and many take pleasure in the traditional scene.

  • Wakefield-Scearce Christmas Gala underway

    The Christmas Gala at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries kicks off the holiday season for many.

    As visitors stopped in Wednesday for opening day of the annual event, they were greeted by an elegant doorman swinging the door open wide to reveal the opulent wonderland.

  • Celebrating those who serve

    In 2005, in response to news that an extremist religious group was protesting the funerals of fallen heroes, an American Legion Riders chapter out of Kansas formed the Patriot Guard Riders. Comprised of individual riders and groups from across the nation, the organization today has more than 200,000 members who attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military, firefighters and police at the invitation of a decedent's family.

  • Angel Tree taking applications

    Officials with the Angel Tree program are preparing to take applications through the school system.

    Dorcas Murphy, a long time volunteer with the Salvation Army, the entity that operates the program that furnishes Christmas gifts to children in need, said that applications would be available to students by next week.

    “We’re working through the schools with the applications with the family resource officers, so they’ll have applications,” she said.

  • Thorntons partially closed for renovation

    If a coffee and donut from Thorntons has been your regular routine, get ready for a change in your mornings.

    The Midland Trail gas station and morning hotspot has closed its doors for renovation, instead opening a small kiosk on the side to continue to sell gas a limited other items during the construction.

    Rex Loeffler, a representative with Thorntons, said the store’s revamping should take about five weeks.

    “It looks like they are not scheduled to reopen until the sixteenth of next month, said Loeffler.”

  • Community foundation awards $46,000 in grants
  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Martinsville seeks to revitalize community center

    Rev. Ronald Walker approached the Shelbyville City Council Thursday evening with a request for funds to cover the costs associated with the demolition of a dilapidating community center in Martinsville.

    “We want to do something to help our community,” Walker said, noting improvements are often made around Martinsville but rarely within.

  • Anglin gets 18 years for embezzlement

    Benita Anglin stood quietly before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman Monday as he ordered her to be taken immediately into custody for a nearly $600K theft from the school system she had pleaded guilty to in August and begin serving the 18 year prison sentenced he had just pronounced.

    She had spoken not a word throughout her brief appearance at the podium in the circuit, but had let her attorney, Matt Pippin, plead an impassioned request for leniency from the court –  a request that did not go over well with Hickman.

  • Zone change for 3rd Street gets 1st approval

    A zone change request for two small properties on 3rd Street in Simpsonville from residential to highway commercial met the approval of city officials, in contrast to a negative recommendation from planners.

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved a first reading for the adjoining properties at 401 and 405 3rd St. where a storage unit facility has been proposed.