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Today's News

  • King gets new court date

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, has received a new court date.

    At a disposition hearing Monday, King received a date of April 3 for a disposition hearing.

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

  • Feeding a tradition

    Surrounded by tender, flaky fish frying to perfection, golden brown hush puppies piling up in baskets and a bevy of delectable desserts awaiting hordes of diners, Kent Herold scurried all around the Church of the Annunciation’s community center Friday, making sure everything was in order for the first fish fry of the Lenten season.

  • Mystery boom

    Social media was bustling with chatter over the weekend regarding an unanticipated and thunderous boom that occurred Saturday evening. But days later, people are still searching for a solid explanation.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said he was asleep at the time but began receiving text messages around 9:15 Saturday night questioning a loud boom that radiated through the eastern portion of the county.

    Whitman said there were reports from those in Mount Eden to Bagdad.

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 28: Landing on an aircraft carrier without a hook

    Author’s Note: This is my 200th column in a series “History Researched and Recalled,” published in The Sentinel-News since 2007.

    [I continue to depart from My Marine Corps Journal temporarily to describe the hazardous missions of a spitfire pilot.]

    Selected entries in Jerry Smith’s Diary:

  • Collins grinds out win over Gallatin

    With senior forwards Charlie Cochran fouled out and Dominique Turner nursing a sore ankle, point guard Dayvion McKnight came through for Collins in a big spot.

    With 4.4 seconds remaining in regulation, the freshman McKnight stepped to the line for a pair of free throws that would put the Titans (22-12) ahead by four points and effectively seal the game.

  • Shelby looks to build off regional run

    Last season, the Shelby County softball team made a deep postseason run thanks to a combination of upperclassman talent and a pair of emerging freshman contributors.

    Despite the loss of five seniors to graduation in 2016, SCHS will look to carry that postseason momentum into this season and return to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Young Titans growing on diamond this season

    The Collins softball team will look to compete with a number of new faces on the varsity roster this season.

    10 of the Titans’ 16 players will be sophomores or younger, but despite the relative youthfulness of the unit, Collins returns two pitchers that will anchor the team on the mound this year in junior Paige Oldham and sophomore Carson Murray.

    According to the Titans’ head coach, the team will boast a good amount of experience in its roster.

  • Shelby escapes carnage from storm


    Spring-like weather to return next week, say forecasters

    With severe storm sirens and warning tones sounding around the state Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Shelby escaped with very little damage while several other areas of the state suffered everything from downed power lines and trees, flooding and property damage from roof being torn off barns and even houses in some cases.

  • Showcasing the arts

    Not only is spring in the air, but also the excitement of having an art gallery operating downtown again.

    The Dogwood Art Gallery, which opened in the Shoppes at Blue Gables last month, will celebrate its grand opening Saturday.

    The facility is the new home of the Shelby Regional Arts Council.

    Janice Emery, interim director of the council, was busy Wednesday getting ready for the event.

  • Hornet stings competition

    Roberta Clifton ran her hand lovingly over her 1971 AMC Hornet as she remembers buying it when it was just two years old.

    “I used to drag race it,” she said with a chuckle. “I was very young, in my twenties, and I thought to myself the other day how crazy I was then, because it was my daily ride and I would drag race it on the weekends.”