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Today's Features

  • With winter cold and falling temperatures comes an even better chance that lice can spread at schools.

    Although some parents have mentioned problems at schools on The Sentinel-News’ Facebook page, district officials said they are not aware of any major issues.

    Traci Early, the district health coordinator, said she has not heard of any outbreaks but added that she’s ready to help.

    “Parents can certainly contact me for help, or they can ask for help at the youth service centers at the schools,” she said.

  • One of James Ray Morgan’s earliest musical memories is of his mother singing country tunes to him in their Mercury Comet.
    “And I was one of those kids that sang with the stars on records in my room made to be a grand stage,” Morgan said.
    Now, he’s fulfilling a dream and bringing that stage – a singing stage – to Shelby County, for dozens of youth.

  • Leonard Shouse, the man who helped turn Simpsonville into a city and brought its residents a sewer system, died Tuesday after complications from a fall the day after Thanksgiving. He was 89.

  • James and Judy McAllister Hamilton of Lexington have been married for 45 years. The couple was married on Dec. 30, 1966, at First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

    They are the parents of Andrew and Sylvia Hamilton of Apex, N.C., and Stuart and Lin Hamilton of Finchville; and grandparents of Steven Hamilton of Apex and Cameron and Scott Hamilton of Finchville.

    They celebrated with a trip to Opryland in Nashville, where they saw the Rockettes and took a dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat.

  • Sullivan daughter

    Blake and Ginny Sullivan of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Dec. 4, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Avery Karsyn Sullivan. She was born at 11:25 a.m., weighting 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and 19 ½ inch tall.

  • Family members of Ed Puckett and Kim Copas help celebrate their marriage in November by enjoying the Old Lahiana Luau on the island of Maui in Hawaii. They were (from left, top row) Wayne Puckett, Ed Puckett, Richard Copas and Mike Griffin; and (bottom row) Peggy Puckett, Kim Copas Puckett, Pat Copas and Cindy Griffin.

  • The fabulous Monarchs kept the crowd of more than 80 entertained and on the dance floor during the fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club Lodge. The dance, which was a benefit for Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville, included a reverse raffle, with the $3,000 being won by Tim Crawford of Shelbyville.

  • Mary Ellen Hulker is not the woman she once was.

    And she’s glad.

    Hulker, 37, a mother of two, has lost half her body weight within a year’s time, shrinking from 317 pounds to 168.

    Her goal is to get to 130.

    Hulker underwent a lap-band procedure in December 2010, and she says she still marvels at the way her life has changed in just one short year.

  • Mary Ellen Hulker is not the woman she once was.

    And she’s glad.

    Hulker, 37, a mother of two, has lost half her body weight within a year’s time, shrinking from 317 pounds to 168.

    Her goal is to get to 130.

    Hulker underwent a lap-band procedure in December 2010, and she says she still marvels at the way her life has changed in just one short year.

  • New Year’s resolutions have come a long way since the tradition began with the early Babylonians, when the most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.

    For decades, in the United States at least, the most-popular resolutions revolve around health, fitness and finances.

    How do Shelby Countians’ resolutions for 2011 stack up against these?

    Surprisingly, most people The Sentinel-Newstalked to said they didn’t worry about it.