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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Calera Fire Department delivers baby

Despite having three other children, April Rawlins never experienced a birth quite like this.

With the help of the Calera Fire Department, Rawlins’ baby girl was delivered April 14 in the parking lot of the Calera Police Department.

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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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High School Sports

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

Calera baseball set to start

As the days begin to get a little longer and the weather gets incrementally nicer, the familiar sound of aluminum bats hitting balls and gloves being punched means baseball is around the corner.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

Calera crushes Sumter Central

The Calera Eagles made quick work of the Sumter Central Jaguars, dominating the first half 36-6 on their way to a 60-point win, 66-6.

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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: July 23, 2015

Bray earns spot on Under Armour team

Jordon Bray is quickly becoming a star in track and field.

The Calera native has earned 75 podium (first, second or third place) medals in her career.

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Calera’s Caver invited to top prep showcase

Ryan Caver of Calera Middle School, class of 2020, from Calera has been invited and will be competing at the nation’s top prep football all-star camp,

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Calera family starts Lakehills Church

The Howells have lived in Calera for 11 years, and despite having many opportunities to leave the area, they’ve never wanted to. Now, the family is planting additional roots in Calera, by creating Lakehills Church.

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

County School Board approves new assistant principals

The Shelby County Board of Education approved four new assistant principal positions for various schools throughout Shelby County at its June 30 board meeting.

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

CHS student joins Macy’s Day Parade band

Millions of people gather to watch the Macy’s Day Parade on Thanksgiving. This year, one Calera High School student will be participating in the parade herself.

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Posted on: June 19, 2015

Calera begins work on new city hall

Work on Calera’s new city hall building began about two weeks ago out on U.S. 31, as crews began demolition at the old Bird Building Materials structure.

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Calera Farmers Market starts in new location

CALERA—The sixth annual Calera Farmers Market kicked off June 2 with the same local products in a fresh setting.

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Calera Fire Department delivers baby

Despite having three other children, April Rawlins never experienced a birth quite like this.

With the help of the Calera Fire Department, Rawlins’ baby girl was delivered April 14 in the parking lot of the Calera Police Department.

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

Calera’s Gaines looking to have big senior season

The farther backward you travel from any professional sport, the more diluted the product becomes. College football does not have the same speed or power that the NFL has seeping through its rosters, and high school football is not near the product...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

From the runway to the red carpet: Kristalize Boutique builds a name in fashion

Calera resident Krista Lovelady never imagined the sensation her hand-beaded jewelry would become when she started Kristalize Boutique in 2012.

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

Calera continues postseason run, moves to 4A-5A Final Four

The Calera Lady Eagles soccer program finished the regular season ranked eighth in the state in class 4A-5A, according to Eurosportscoreboard.com.

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Football and forgiveness: Calera’s Bryant-Jordan winner ShaKeith Tyes excels in both

He’s not a big kid.

ShaKeith Tyes stands at about 5-feet-9-inches tall, seemingly undersized for a running back. But the broad shouldered, compact back finished his high school career at Calera High School as the schools’ all-time leader in rushing yards

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

Seven Calera athletes sign college scholarships

The Calera High School library filled quickly as friends, family and classmates gathered to celebrate the culmination of seven high school athletic careers.

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Shelby County EMA to host storm spotter class

Shelby County is hosting a National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotter Class at Calera Baptist Church on Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m.

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

CIS students present Black History Month program

Dressed in a black business suit and red tie, Calera Intermediate School student Emery Hopkins strode across the school’s auditorium stage to the microphone March 4 and introduced himself as United States President Barack Obama.

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

Calera softball goes 3-0 on the weekend

In a two-day tournament at Homewood High School and Middle School stretching from Feb. 27-28, the Calera Lady Eagles won their three-game stint by a combined score of 25-1.

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

Calera baseball set to start

As the days begin to get a little longer and the weather gets incrementally nicer, the familiar sound of aluminum bats hitting balls and gloves being punched means baseball is around the corner.

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church hosting “I Love You” Celebration Feb. 14

The Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church will host an inaugural “I Love You” Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. in the church fellowship hall that will be free to anyone wanting to attend.

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

ShaKeith Tyes caps off stellar Calera career with Mr. Football banquet

Calera running back ShaKeith Tyes attended the Mr. Football banquet held in Montgomery on Jan. 14 to be honored as one of the top football players in the state for the past season.

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

Calera overpass widening shoots for fall groundbreaking

Plans to renovate the bridge on U.S. 31 over Interstate 65 at exit 231 in Calera are now 90 percent complete and city officials hope to see groundbreaking in the fall of 2015.

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Calera Chamber announces new executive director

The Calera Chamber of Commerce recently named Alabaster resident and small-business owner Jennifer Hand as its new executive director.

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

Calera High students participate in annual Career Day

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 19, Calera High School was abuzz with excitement.

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

Calera Elementary Student Named Honorary Officer for the Day by the Calera Police Department

A student at Calera Elementary School got a big surprise today when he was notified that he will serve as “Honorary Officer for the Day” with the Calera Police Officer on December 6.

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Calera High hosts third annual Veterans Day program

Every year Americans get the chance to show their appreciation to veterans and to pay respects to those fallen soldiers that fought for the country’s freedoms.

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Posted on: November 18, 2014

Roy Downs Library raises money for military families suffering from PTSD

The Roy Downs Calera Public Library is partnering with Usborne Books to raise money for “The Whatif Monster Military Challenge.” The challenge is to help support children from military families struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

CHS named top 15 high school in state from recent report

In a recent U.S. News and World Report, Calera High School was named the 15th best school in Alabama.

The report discussed how CHS students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate for CHS is 39%.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

Calera crushes Sumter Central

The Calera Eagles made quick work of the Sumter Central Jaguars, dominating the first half 36-6 on their way to a 60-point win, 66-6.

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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 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: 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: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

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