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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Alabaster, Calera fire departments awarded $413,000 grant

The Alabaster and Calera fire departments will be better equipped to respond to emergency situations – including joint response emergencies – thanks to a nearly $413,000 federal grant.

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Calera volleyball takes down Shelby County

The Calera High School volleyball team looked to send its seniors out with a huge win over county rival Shelby County on senior night Oct. 16, and succeeded, taking down the Wildcats in three sets, 3-0.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Eagles race past Huskies

It was a showdown between Shelby County 5A powers on Oct. 10, as the Helena Huskies traveled to Calera to take on the Eagles in a battle for Region 4 bragging rights. The Eagles came out swinging on their homecoming, crushing the Huskies, 45-21.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

Eagles soar in road contest with Wildcats

In what is becoming one of the more prominent inter-county rivalries, the Shelby County Wildcats hosted the Calera Eagles in a AHSAA Class 5A matchup on Sept. 26.

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Eagles take down Choctaws at home

The Calera High School Eagles and Bibb County High Choctaws faced off in high school football action Friday, Aug.9. The game was the Eagles’ first game playing in the 5A classification. Their inaugural game was a success as they defeated the Choctaws 28-8

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

No Clark, no problem as Eagles cruise in jamboree

While former Calera standout Ronnie Clark is preparing to help the Crimson Tide win another national championship, the community of Calera quietly wondered what the Eagles would do without him.

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Calera Chamber honors former coach Burdette

The Calera Chamber of Commerce honored former Calera High basketball coach Robert Burdette at a meeting held at Timberline Country Club April 15.

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Calera baseball takes area opener over Jemison

Tyler Harrell provided plenty of power at the plate while Matthew Marfice turned in a complete game on the mound as Calera opened area play in style with a 7-4 win over visiting Jemison in varsity baseball March 20.

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

Calera softball dominates Jemison at home

While the temperatures were dropping close to freezing March 4, the Calera Eagles softball team’s bats were anything but, taking down neighboring Jemison 17-7.

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Posted on: December 12, 2013

Defense lifts Calera girls over MHS

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A’kia Harris had 12 points and seven steals, and Calera held host Montevallo scoreless for the entire third quarter as the Eagles stayed undefeated with a 46-26 win in girls basketball.

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Posted on: December 12, 2013

Bishop leads Calera boys past MHS

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Jordan Bishop turned in a monster performance for the Calera varsity boys’ basketball team as the Eagles bounded back from a halftime deficit to down host Montevallo 63-57.

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

Calera boys knock off Marbury for first win

A formidable pass-catch combo on the gridiron proved its worth on the hardwood to help George Drake grab his first win as Calera boys’ varsity basketball head coach with an 86-61 thumping of visiting Marbury.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

Calera rolls on with win over Tallassee

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For a team that is known for its offensive prowess, the Calera Eagles put on a defensive clinic Nov. 8, besting the Tallassee Tigers, 21-10.

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Posted on: November 4, 2013

Calera holds off Chilton County

The Calera Eagles move to 9-1 by virtue of edging Chilton County, 29-28, on the road Nov. 1.

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Posted on: October 28, 2013

Calera crushes Jemison in region finale

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The Oct. 25 matchup between close-distanced and AHSAA Class 4A, Region 4 rivals Calera and Jemison had all the makings of a shootout as both squads came in with 7-1 records.

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Calera kids rewarded for character

Calera High School student Marina Dimas Gaytan isn't afraid to get involved in her school and in the community. In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, Future Teachers of America and Future Business Leaders of America...

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Calera volleyball takes down Shelby County

The Calera High School volleyball team looked to send its seniors out with a huge win over county rival Shelby County on senior night Oct. 16, and succeeded, taking down the Wildcats in three sets, 3-0.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Calera crushes Dallas County in road contest

Dallas County (2-6) saw its playoff hopes come to an end Friday night after a 43-19 loss to Class 5A, region 4 rival Calera (7-1).

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Shelby and Calera Chambers form collaborative partnership

A collaborative partnership was announced at the Calera Chamber’s monthly meeting at Timberline Golf Club that includes both the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Calera Chamber coming together for the future.

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Calera teacher wins Riley Scholarship

Lindsey Irvin, a third and fourth grade teacher at Calera Elementary School in Shelby County, was one of six Alabama teachers awarded the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship by Alabama Humanities Foundation in a special ceremony Oct. 6.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Bray earns spot on Under Armour team

The Calera native has earned 75 podium (first, second or third place) medals in her career. She’s also qualified for a spot on the AAU and USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in her first two seasons of competition.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Eagles race past Huskies

It was a showdown between Shelby County 5A powers on Oct. 10, as the Helena Huskies traveled to Calera to take on the Eagles in a battle for Region 4 bragging rights. The Eagles came out swinging on their homecoming, crushing the Huskies, 45-21.

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

Calera Elks host ninth annual car and truck show

Calera Elks hosted their ninth annual Car and Truck show Saturday, Sept. 27 on a day that was filled with custom cars, a woodcarving artist and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

Calera Junior Chamber of Commerce to host open house

The Calera Junior Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a homecoming open house at Calera High School Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. for any students, parents or community members who would like to tour the school and see the pride of the Eagle Spirit.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

Eagles soar in road contest with Wildcats

In what is becoming one of the more prominent inter-county rivalries, the Shelby County Wildcats hosted the Calera Eagles in a AHSAA Class 5A matchup on Sept. 26.

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Posted on: September 17, 2014

Calera Chamber of Commerce seeks new executive director

The Calera Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applicants for the position of executive director following Gail Blankenship’s retirement from the role on July 31.

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Calera Chamber of Commerce unveils new logo

The Calera Chamber of Commerce announced two new logos on Sept. 9, Holly Stanley, chamber president, said.

“We’re very, very excited about them,” Stanley said. “It’s more in line of what the chamber is looking to do in the future.”

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

Shelby County BOE appoint assistant principal at Calera High School

The Shelby County Board of Education unanimously approved Michael Jones as the new assistant principal at Calera High School during a meeting on Sept. 4.

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Alabaster, Calera fire departments awarded $413,000 grant

The Alabaster and Calera fire departments will be better equipped to respond to emergency situations – including joint response emergencies – thanks to a nearly $413,000 federal grant.

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

Shelby County NAACP hosts family fun day

The Shelby County NAACP’s Family Fun Day will provide both entertainment and education to the community, event organizer Dorothy Guillory said

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Eagles take down Choctaws at home

The Calera High School Eagles and Bibb County High Choctaws faced off in high school football action Friday, Aug.9. The game was the Eagles’ first game playing in the 5A classification. Their inaugural game was a success as they defeated the Choctaws 28-8

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Timberline Golf Club opens Hank Johnson School of Golf

Timberline Golf Club is excited to announce the arrival of the Hank Johnson School of Golf. Head Golf Professional Joe Kruse approached the instruction staff at the Hank Johnson School of Golf to grow the game in and around Calera

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Appraising your valuables: Calera library hosts certified appraiser

Ever wondered if your family heirloom has as much monetary value as sentimental meaning?

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

No Clark, no problem as Eagles cruise in jamboree

While former Calera standout Ronnie Clark is preparing to help the Crimson Tide win another national championship, the community of Calera quietly wondered what the Eagles would do without him.

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

Calera paints the town pink

The city of Calera and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama will team up during breast cancer awareness month in October to present “Paint Calera Pink.”

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

The Alabama Power Foundation awards a $2,000 Gateway grant to Calera

Calera and Columbiana will both receive new signs after being named among 19 cities across the state as recipients of the Alabama Power Foundation Gateway grant.

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

"Calera Goes Pink! 2014"

Benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (*BCRFA)

Calera Goes Pink T-Shirts on sale now! Buy yours now to help fund The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. All sizes are $12.00 each. Make... Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Calera Chamber of Commerce announces junior chamber members

The Calera Chamber of Commerce announced members for their Calera Chamber of Commerce Junior Chamber during the Aug. 12 luncheon at Timberline Golf Club.

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

Vizzini Farms Winery hosts winemakers dinner

Vizzini Farms Winery will hold a three-course winemakers dinner on Aug. 23, with reservations starting at 6 p.m.

The event will feature live music, with indoor and outdoor areas as well as an open solarium, said Whitney Maske, a server at the winery.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

ABC store to open in Calera

An Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board liquor store will be the newest addition to the Calera Marketplace shopping center, which is currently home to such stores as The UPS Store and Publix.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

Sequel documentary chronicles trip to Honduras

For Calera High School junior Alex Miller, the watershed moment of his recent trip to Honduras was when he helped fit a man with a prosthetic leg.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

American Family Care opens in Calera

American Family Care opened a clinic in Calera on July 28, and business has “been going pretty good,” according to Felicia Fortune, director of marketing for American Family Care.

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

Calera High School's new principal leaving leadership role at Vincent Middle High

The Shelby County Board of Education during a special meeting this morning named Joel Dixon as principal of Calera High School.

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Calera High School to get new principal

The Shelby County Board of Education unanimously approved Calera High School Principal Richard Bishop’s resignation during its July 24 meeting.

Bishop has served as principal of the school since 2008.

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

‘A man is not a financial plan’: Investment advisor offers free course

Jerri Gray knows what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck.

“I was that single mother raising four children, living paycheck to paycheck,” Gray said, and notes this background makes her passionate about sharing financial knowledge with women.

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

Calera event benefits community member

On Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m., friends, family and community members will gather at the Calera Community Center for an event benefiting Calera resident Joyce Roy.

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Library hosts weekly dance class

The Shelby Stompers 4-H dance class, held every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Roy Downs Memorial Calera Library is a “free class run by the 4-H center,” according to Rhonda Cracraft, who works in the children’s department of the library.

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

A Night with Calera Police and Fire Department

Kids in Calera will experience forensic science in action as part of the “Fizz, Boom, Read!” children’s summer reading program.

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Posted on: June 24, 2014

Local cities named best in state for homeowners

Six Shelby County cities are among the best in Alabama for homeowners, according to a list compiled by a national consumer advocacy website.

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Posted on: June 18, 2014

Calera Chamber of Commerce undergoes change

Executive Director Gail Blankenship will retire from her role with the Calera Chamber of Commerce on July 31.

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

Evergreen Transport celebrates opening of CNG station

City and state officials looked on as a transport truck tore through the ribbon at the grand opening of a Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas station at an Evergreen Transport fueling and maintenance facility in Calera....

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Posted on: June 4, 2014

Calera hosts first farmer’s market of the season

Approximately 100 people attended the first farmer’s market of the season at Oliver Park in Calera during the first two hours, estimated Jeff Stewart, an employee with the city of Calera....

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Posted on: May 30, 2014

Winners announced for first annual chamber 5k

The Calera Chamber of Commerce hosted a 5k before the Strawberry Festival, which will become “an annual thing” according to Calera Chamber of Commerce President Holly Stanley.

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Posted on: May 21, 2014

Calera food pantry to give away 10,000 pounds of produces

CALERA—Feed My Sheep, a food pantry run by Calera First United Methodist Church, will be distributing approximately 10,000 pounds of produce to the Shelby County community on May 22 at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

Calera Chamber of Commerce announces junior chamber

The Calera Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced a new program named the Calera Chamber of Commerce Junior Chamber in an email sent out on May 11.

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Posted on: May 6, 2014

Calera ‘pioneer’ Rusty Ryan passes away, leaves rich legacy behind

Sometimes, an athlete’s legacy transcends what he or she does on the field. Such is the case with the late Rusty Ryan.

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

Calera high school student is ‘truly a hero’

When Evan Majewski was born, the doctors told his parents his chances of survival were slim to none, and that even if he survived he would be unable to walk, talk and would be cognitively challenged.

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Posted on: April 30, 2014

Calera High School ranks among top Alabama high schools

Calera ranked 15th on the list of best Alabama high schools released recently by the U.S. News and World Report.

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Calera quartet signs scholarships

Four of Calera High’s finest athletes inked scholarships April 18, as three senior football players and one senior softball player announced their plans to continue their careers on the collegiate level.

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Calera Chamber honors former coach Burdette

The Calera Chamber of Commerce honored former Calera High basketball coach Robert Burdette at a meeting held at Timberline Country Club April 15.

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

Alabama Power General Services Complex in Calera seeks to expand its industrial park

The Alabama Power General Services Complex in Calera has petitioned the Shelby County Department of Development Services to designate a tract of land adjacent to the complex as an industrial park.

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

Calera Chamber of Commerce to host candidates for Shelby County sheriff

Calera Chamber of Commerce president Holly Stanley is passionate about the importance of law enforcement. Stanley cites being married to a law enforcement officer for over a decade as one reason, and a concern for safety as another.

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

Students design hydroelectric power plant

Brian Copes’ engineering class at Calera High School is at work again, this time creating a hydroelectric power plant that will provide a reliable source of electricity in Honduras.

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Posted on: April 10, 2014

A day out with Thomas

Despite the grey skies and intermittent rain, a great crowd showed up for the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum’s Day Out With Thomas event.

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Calera High School Gastsby prom held at the American Village in Montevallo

The Calera High School Gatsby Prom was held at the American Village in Montevallo, Ala. Saturday April 5, 2014. The prom began with a senior lead out in front of parents and friends lining the front of Liberty Hall.

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Posted on: March 27, 2014

Double Tap Training Grounds opens in Calera

At first glance, Double Tap Training Grounds is unremarkable. It is just a big, industrial building with a single flagpole in front, surrounded by woods.

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Plans continue for U.S. 31 bridge renovation

Alabama Department of Transportation engineers are currently designing plans to expand the U.S. 31 bridge over I-65 at exit 231.

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Calera baseball takes area opener over Jemison

Tyler Harrell provided plenty of power at the plate while Matthew Marfice turned in a complete game on the mound as Calera opened area play in style with a 7-4 win over visiting Jemison in varsity baseball March 20.

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Calera Elementary students celebrate career day

Calera Elementary School second-graders let out a collective “ewww,” as endoscopist Matthew Vanscant inserted a flexible endoscope up his nose, so the children could see the inside of his nose, ears and throat.

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

Calera Chamber to host 12th annual golf tournament

The Calera Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 12th annual golf tournament May 12 at Timberline Golf Club.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

Planning underway for third annual Strawberry Festival

Calera is gearing up for its third annual Strawberry Festival, set for April 26.

Each year, more that 3,000 people from Calera and neighboring cities gather for the festival, which boasts live music, a variety of food vendors and a kid-friendly zone.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

Cowart Drug Co. in Calera teams with Health Mart to offer free screenings April 1

Free health screenings for risks associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and obesity will be part of the national Health Mart Healthy Living Tour that's coming to Calera on April 1.

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

ManUP to Breast Cancer and Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network plan Shelby County kickoff

Alton Doyle found out that his wife Becky had stage 3B breast cancer on an otherwise normal Friday in February while he was substitute teaching.

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

Author and sustainable living expert to visit library

In the early 1970s, Gwen Rowland and her boyfriend set out to live a simpler life. With no building experience or training, they managed to build a houseboat, which would be their home for eight years on the Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp in Louisiana.

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

Calera softball dominates Jemison at home

While the temperatures were dropping close to freezing March 4, the Calera Eagles softball team’s bats were anything but, taking down neighboring Jemison 17-7.

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Posted on: March 5, 2014

Book characters come to life in a Fairy Tale Ball held at the Calera Library

"The library is a little loud tonight," said Sara Dickens, a library assistant at the Roy Downs Memorial Calera Library.

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Posted on: March 4, 2014

Words hard to find when describing the high and lows of sports

My job is a relatively easy one.

I go to sporting events across the county, take some notes, and write stories that give hard-working student-athletes the credit they’re due. I report the facts and to a more subdued level, give the athletes and their...

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

Roy Downs Memorial Library offers free tax preparation

Roy Downs Memorial Library will offer free tax preparation on Tuesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

Haynes’ buzzer-beater propels Calera to finals

The Calera Eagles’ girls basketball squad magical season continues, thanks to a buzzer-beating jump shot by Tyesha Haynes that propelled the squad past Anniston, 45-44.

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Posted on: February 26, 2014

Calera girls ready for state semifinals

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The Calera Eagles girls basketball team is just two wins away from capturing the AHSAA Class 4A State Championship, but head coach James Knowles said he knows his squad can’t worry about trophies just yet.

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Posted on: February 24, 2014

Senator Richard Shelby visits A.C. Legg on statewide business tour

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Senator Richard Shelby continued his statewide jobs and industry tour with a visit to leadership and employees at A.C. Legg, Inc. in Calera.

Posted on: February 19, 2014

Clark honored by USA Today, National Guard

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To say Calera’s Ronnie Clark is a great football player is akin to saying that Bear Bryant was a great coach; at this point, it’s an understatement.

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Posted on: February 19, 2014

Calera teacher named 2014 Best Environmental Educator

Calera High School teacher Brian Copes was named the 2014 Best Environmental Educator by the Environmental Education Association of Alabama.

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Posted on: February 12, 2014

PRADCO to open distribution center in Calera

PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a company that manufactures and markets major hunting and fishing brands, will open a new distribution center in Calera, the company announced.

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Posted on: February 11, 2014

Mayor drives students home in snow

“It was quite an adventurous day.” That’s the way Calera’s Mayor, Jon Graham, described the unexpected snowstorm that occurred on Jan. 28. “I picked up my boys from school here in Calera at 10:30 a.m.,

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

Shelby County governments ready to respond to winter weather

Shelby County communities are preparing for the possible arrival of winter weather tonight or Tuesday morning that many hope will not be a repeat of the Jan. 28 snowstorm that made roads nearly impassable with ice.

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Posted on: February 5, 2014

100 years old and ‘still figuring it out’

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Frances Degroat—Ms. Frances to almost everyone—is a celebrity at the Calera Senior Center, and quite a crowd gathered on a rainy Wednesday, Feb. 5, to celebrate her 100th birthday.

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

Calera emergency crews, mayor reunite families after winter storm

Calera emergency responders worked around the clock transporting children from their respective schools to their homes following Tuesday’s winter storm.

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Posted on: January 24, 2014

Heisman winner Mark Ingram Jr. helps Calera students score in financial education

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Former Crimson Tide running back and 2009 Heisman winner Mark Ingram Jr. brought his football skills to Calera High School this morning for a lesson that combined sports and financial education.

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Posted on: January 24, 2014

Alabama’s first drive-through liquor store opens in Calera

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Calera residents can now buy alcohol and cigarettes without getting out of their car. The first drive-through liquor store in the state, R&R Wine and Liquor, opened on Highway 31 next to Subway and Publix in November 2013.

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Posted on: January 22, 2014

American Family Care Breaks Ground in Calera

Urgent care just got a little more accessible in Central Alabama with the ground breaking of a new American Family Care clinic in Calera. This clinic marks AFC’s 50th urgent care clinic overall.

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Posted on: January 22, 2014

City of Calera gets credit rating boost from Standard & Poor's

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CALERA, Alabama -- Standard & Poor's has boosted the City of Calera's credit rating to AA from AA-minus as the municipality prepares to seek bond financing to work on major capital improvement projects.

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Posted on: January 21, 2014

Calera named one of Alabama's top ten cities.

Movoto, a national online real estate brokerage firm and blog, today posted its list of Alabama's Top 10 cities.

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Posted on: January 17, 2014

Natural gas station to be built in Calera

A compressed natural gas station for use by trucking companies and other approved fleets is slated for construction in Calera.

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

Friends of the Calera Public Library gearing up for Fairy Tale Ball

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Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera is proud of their Annual Fairy Tale Ball, with good reason. Saturday, March 1 will mark the library’s sixth year of hosting the event, which will feature two Fairy Tale Balls and a Princess Tea.

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Posted on: December 30, 2013

George Drake’s true calling

George Drake has come home – home to his alma mater and home to Calera, the town he loves. The former Calera High School basketball standout and star of both the Vanderbilt and UAB basketball teams has begun his first season as head coach of the Eagles...

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Posted on: December 16, 2013

NXS opens indoor batting facility in Calera

Though known for cheerleading and gymnastics, NXS Gym in Calera has expanded to include some other sports.

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Posted on: December 4, 2013

Calera City Council approves Calera Crossings shopping center expansion

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The Calera City Council approved a resolution at its Dec. 2 meeting that would allow the city to lease land adjacent to the Publix shopping center to a developer, who plans on adding a 5,600-square-foot retail space.

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

New fire truck arrives in Calera

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The day before Thanksgiving, Calera Mayor Jon Graham said the city had a lot to be thankful for with the arrival of a quint, or a five-in-one fire engine that serves both as an engine and ladder truck.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

Seniors have much to be thankful for

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As we get older, it’s natural for medical needs to become a greater focus in our lives, but Calera Senior Center members direct their focus toward fun and fellowship. Each one has reason to embrace the important meaning behind Thanksgiving Day.

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Posted on: November 20, 2013

Acceleration lane added to I-65 north ramp at exit 228

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Those driving on Interstate 65 in Calera may have noticed some changes this week. The north ramp leading to Interstate 65 at exit 228 has lost its stop sign and gained an all-new acceleration ramp, a change that Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley said was...

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Posted on: November 18, 2013

Calera falls to Dadeville in second round

Calera QB Ronnie Clark (1) escapes the grasp of Dadeville's Tre Marbury during the Eagles' second-round match-up against the Tigers.

After weeks of the defense leading them to victory, the Dadeville Tigers’ offense carried the load in Friday’s 35-24 second round playoff win over the Calera Eagles.

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Posted on: November 18, 2013

Calera teen races barrels on blind horse

Brooke Bailey competes in rodeos with her horse Jaspur, who went blind in May.

It was May 6 at a practice that Brooke Bailey noticed something wasn’t right with her horse. Bailey, 17, races barrels with her horse Jaspur, and that day it was as if Jaspur wasn’t seeing the barrels.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

Calera rolls on with win over Tallassee

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For a team that is known for its offensive prowess, the Calera Eagles put on a defensive clinic Nov. 8, besting the Tallassee Tigers, 21-10.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

Film features Calera High School students’ work in Honduras

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“Children Changing the World” is a fitting title for the documentary that features a group of Calera High School engineering students.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

Calera High freshman gain insight of the cost of living

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Calera High School freshman got a perspective of what it cost to live in the adult world when the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce brought its ShelbyOne Initiative program, Keeping it Real, to the school Oct. 23-24.

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Posted on: November 6, 2013

Calera Elementary School receives Carmax Foundation grant for science lab

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When Calera Elementary second grade teacher Kristina Harper inquired about the Carmax Foundation Regional Grant Award last spring, the school received a visit from Carmax’s Atlanta Regional Manager. Participation in the program is by invitation only.

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Posted on: November 5, 2013

Calera Middle School teacher publishes book with Penguin

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When Calera Middle School teacher John Mantooth was 30 years old, he set a goal for himself – to publish a novel by the time he reached age 40.

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Posted on: November 4, 2013

Clark named to Under Armour All-America game

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The accolades keep coming in for Calera quarterback Ronnie Clark. On Oct. 31, Clark was named to the prestigious Under Armour All-America team in a ceremony held at Calera High School.

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Posted on: November 4, 2013

Calera holds off Chilton County

The Calera Eagles move to 9-1 by virtue of edging Chilton County, 29-28, on the road Nov. 1.

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Posted on: October 28, 2013

Calera crushes Jemison in region finale

The Oct. 25 matchup between close-distanced and AHSAA Class 4A, Region 4 rivals Calera and Jemison had all the makings of a shootout as both squads came in with 7-1 records.

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Posted on: January 16, 2013

Calera Eagle band changes plans due to weather

The Calera Eagle Marching Band send-off celebration has undergone a change of plans due to inclement, snowy weather today.

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Posted on: June 6, 2012

Green Care for Troops Program

I recently attended the Alabama Turf grass Associations Sports Turf Field Day where we were given a presentation by Project Evergreen on a program called Green Care for Troops. Green Care for Troops is a nationwide outreach... Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

Friends of the Calera Public Library gearing up for Fairy Tale Ball

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Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera is proud of their Annual Fairy Tale Ball, with good reason. Saturday, March 1 will mark the library’s sixth year of hosting the event, which will feature two Fairy Tale Balls and a Princess Tea.

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