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Area cities among 'Best places to live'
- 280 Reporter April 29, 2017
Several Shelby County communities are among the best places to live in Alabama, according to a list recently released by a national website...
 
Is your city among 'Best places for young couples?'
- Shelby County Reporter June 11, 2015
A national real estate blog recently touted several Shelby County cities for their safety, community offerings and local eateries while naming the municipalities among the "Best places for young couples"...
 
Shelby County cities rank high on list for best public schools
- Shelby County Reporter June 3, 2015
Three cities within Shelby County were once again recognized on a top list calculated by the national ranking website Local.niche.com for its new 2015 rankings...
 
Three Shelby County cities considered best suburbs to live in
- Shelby County Reporter May 28, 2015
Three cities within Shelby County were once again recognized on a top list calculated by the national ranking website Local.niche.com for its new 2015 rankings...
 
Three Shelby County cities named most affordable places to live
- Shelby County Reporter May 07, 2015
SmartAsset.com recently released data across all 50 states identifying the most affordable housing markets in the country, and three Shelby County cities made the list...
 
What are the healthiest counties in Alabama? New rankings have the answer
- Birmingham Business Journal March 25, 2015
Shelby County ranks as the healthiest county in Alabama for 2015. That comes from comprehensive data compiled in an annual joint study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
 
Local cities named best for young families
- Shelby County Reporter February 9, 2015
A national consumer advocacy website has named multiple Shelby County cities among the best in the state for young families, citing strong education systems, home affordability and family friendliness...
 
Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Hoover named among safest in state
- Shelby County Reporter January 26, 2015
A national real estate blog cited low violent and property crime rates in naming a quartet of Shelby County cities among the safest in Alabama for the spring of 2015...
 
CHS named top 15 high school in state from recent report
- Shelby County Reporter November 5, 2014
In a recent U.S. News and World Report, Calera High School was named the 15th best school in Alabama...
 
St. Vincent's One Nineteen breaks ground on expansion
- Shelby County Reporter November 5, 2014
Dozens of people broke ground on St. Vincent's One Nineteen expansion on Oct. 30....
 
Oak Mountain State Park awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- Shelby County Reporter October 22, 2014
Oak Mountain State Park is not only Alabama's largest state park, it was also recognized as one of Alabama's best state parks...
 
Hoover among top 30 places to live in U.S.
- 24/7 Wall St. Website September 18, 2014
The 24/7 Wall St. website this week ranked Hoover as being in the top 30 cities in which to live in the United States...
 
Shelby County cities among safest in the state
- Shelby County Reporter August 20, 2014
Four Shelby County cities were named to the recently released Safe Choice Security "Safest Cities in Alabama" list, with Helena coming in as the No. 1 safest city in the state...
 
Plantation Patterns to move distribution center to Calera
- AL.com July 15, 2014
Plantation Patterns, manufacturer of pillows, cushions, umbrellas, outdoor decor and accessories, is moving its distribution operations to Shelby County...
 
Alabaster Hibbett Sports facility is now open
- AL.com July 9, 2014
A large new Hibbett Sports wholesale and logistics facility is now open in Alabaster's Shelby West Corporate Park, according to company officials...
 
Local cities named best in state for homeowners
- Shelby County Reporter June 23, 2014
Six Shelby County cities are among the best in Alabama for homeowners, according to a list compiled by a national consumer advocacy website...
 
Top of class state health rankings
- Shelby County Reporter April 2, 2014
For the fifth straight year, a national health ranking agency has named Shelby County the healthiest county in Alabama, citing high marks in quality of life and health factors...
 
County students' test scores best national average
- Shelby County Reporter January 14, 2014
Eighth and 10th grade students in Shelby County Schools scored at or above the national average in two college-readiness tests...
 
CNN Money ranks Pelham in Top 50 best small towns in America for 2013
- AL.com August 12, 2013
Pelham earned a spot as the only Alabama city listed in CNN Money Magazine's list of Top 50 best small towns in America released this morning...
 
Helena in CNN Money Magazine's Top 25 places with affordable homes
- AL.com August 12, 2013
The ranking posted this morning online listed Helena as 18th with a median home price of $138,842 and a median family income of $86,230. The only other Alabama city on the list was Millbrook, which was ranked 12th...
 
HD Supply opens Alabama distribution center, creates 50 jobs
- AL.com July 8, 2013
San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a national distributor of maintenance and repair products...
 
Eight Birmingham area high schools named among nation's best by Newsweek, The Daily Beast
- AL.com May 13, 2013
Eight high schools in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area were picked among the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation by Newsweek and The Daily Beast websites in their recently released annual rankings...
 
Shelby County is Alabama's healthiest county; Lowndes, the least, survey says
- AL.com March 20, 2013
Shelby County is the healthiest county in Alabama - Lowndes County is the least healthy, according to a national ranking released today...
 
The Best Places to Raise Kids 2013
- The Birmingham News December 18, 2012
Many young, working parents—tired of wheeling strollers onto the subway—have considered leaving the big city for a more family-friendly place, even as urban living gains popularity....
 
Distributor moving to Alabaster
- The Birmingham News July 8, 2012
Alabama Crown Distributing Co., a distributor of liquor, wine, beer and other beverages, is building a $16 million facility in Alabaster that will employ 70 people...
 
Hibbett to build Alabaster Center
- The Birmingham News July 8, 2012
Hibbett Sports Inc. plans to move its distribution center from Birmingham to Alabaster, spending more than $25 million on the project at a site near the Shelby County Airport...
 
Jeff State names a top digital community college
- Shelby County Reporter October 5, 2011
Jefferson State Community College has been named one of the top 10 digital community colleges in the country by the Digital Community College Survey...
 
New study says Shelby County best place in state to be a kid
- The Birmingham News September 27, 2011
Montgomery - Shelby County is the best place to be a child in Alabama, according to a study ranking indicators...
 
Shelby Projected to Add 10,000 Jobs by 2015
- The Birmingham News March 23, 2011
Shelby County is projected to be one of the nation's hot spots for job creation over the next five years...
 
County still state’s fastest growing
- The Birmingham News March 2, 2011
Last week's release of Census Bureau figures brought good news for Shelby County and better news for several of its cities. The county remains the fastest-growing in the state, according to the census, and two cities - Calera and Chelsea - more than doubled in size. Several other cities posted double-digit growth...
 
Shelby County residents healthiest in state, new study reports
- Shelby County Reporter February 17, 2010
Shelby County’s residents are the healthiest in Alabama, reports a national study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
 
Shelby Baptist tower to open
- The Birmingham News November 18, 2009
Shelby Baptist Medical Center unveils its $92 million expansion at a 2 p.m. ceremony today, marking the completion of the single largest capital project in Baptist Health System history...
 
Calera, Alabaster and Helena among the best 100 places to live, according to Money magazine
- The Birmingham News July 14, 2009
Three Shelby County cities are among the best 100 places to live, according to Money magazine. Calera, Alabaster and Helena were chosen as some of America's best small towns...
 
Shelby schools tops in online data
- The Birmingham News June 2, 2009
The Shelby County school system leads the state's 132 public school districts in keeping students, parents, employees and other stakeholders informed online...
 
EGS building $8 million follow-up spec building in Shelby County
- Birmingham Business Journal March 27, 2009
Following up on its successful Shelby West Distribution Center, EGS Commercial Real Estate returns to fast-growth Shelby County and Alabaster with a new warehouse and distribution center, Shelby West Commerce Center...
 
Metro Huntsville, Auburn-Opelika and Shelby County lead Alabama in growth
- The Birmingham News March 19, 2009
Two Alabama metro areas made the Census Bureau's list of the 100 fastest-growing metro areas from 2007 to 2008...
 
State to Widen I-65, Construction to begin this fall
- Shelby County Reporter July 9, 2008
After years of planning, the widening of Interstate 65 from Pelham to Calera may soon become a reality...
 
Shelby project targets business
- The Birmingham News February 10, 2008
EGS Commercial Real Estate plans to develop an $8 million speculative industrial building in fast-growing Shelby County, a project that is expected to lure new and expanding businesses...
 
Officials allow running line beneath I-65 to spur development
- The Birmingham News January 30, 2008
The Alabaster Water Board has agreed to jump-start plans to go under I-65 with a water line that's expected to open up areas around U.S. 31 and Shelby County 87 for development...
 
Alabaster developer plans 1,000 homes, school, park
- The Birmingham News January 28, 2008
Developers are moving ahead with what would be Alabaster's largest subdivision in recent years...
 
State's automakers rev up record in 2007 - 738,832 vehicles roll off assembly lines
- The Birmingham News January 11, 2008
Alabama automakers shifted their assembly lines into high gear last year, rolling out 738,832 vehicles and setting a state record on the eve of a premier event for the global automotive industry...
 
Shelby looks decade ahead to shed commuter image
- The Birmingham News November 30, 2007
Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock says the County Commission is looking 10 years down the road with a new public-private cooperative initiative to make Shelby County not only a desirable place to live, but also a desirable place to work...
 
Global Financial buys land, plans to employ 350
- Birmingham Business Journal November 9, 2007
Global Financial Aid Services Inc. has purchased five acres and a 35,000-square-foot facility in Birmingham to establish a contact center that will employ up to 350 people within the next few years...
 
County gets richer as homes, jobs shift south
- Birmingham Business Journal November 2, 2007
Shelby County's population explosion, coupled with a booming economy in recent years, has made Birmingham's bedroom community the Southeast's eighth wealthiest suburban county...
 
Shelby County nabs Jasper Engine facility
- Birmingham Business Journal May 4, 2007
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is building a facility in Alabaster to distribute its remanufactured engine drive train components on four acres in Shelby West Corporate Park...
 

 

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