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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 14, 2013

Calera falls late to Bibb County

It will be back to the drawing board for Class 4A top-ranked Calera come next week, as the Eagles fell to Bibb County 16-15 on Oct. 11.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

Calera dominates Carbon Hill for homecoming

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It had all the makings of a trap game: homecoming, Ronnie Clark’s commitment press conference earlier in the day and a huge matchup with Bibb County looming the following week all served as potential distractions for the Calera Eagles’ matchup with

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Posted on: October 4, 2013

Calera’s Clark commits to UA

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After months of speculation in internet chatrooms, message boards and around office water coolers, it’s official: Ronnie Clark intends to play college ball at Alabama.

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Posted on: October 3, 2013

Calera volleyball continues success

The Calera Eagles volleyball team took down county foe Shelby County Oct. 1 in a 3-0 sweep.

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Posted on: September 30, 2013

Calera outlasts Shelby County, 42-27

The scoreboard doesn’t show it, but the Sept. 27 rivalry game between Shelby County High and Calera was anything but a 42-27 runaway win for the Eagles.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

Calera sweeps in tri-match

The Calera Eagles volleyball squad swept both McAdory and Isabella in a tri-match competition Sept. 23.

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

Calera registers shut out on Corner

For the second consecutive week, AHSAA Class 4A No. 1 Calera took a while to gain traction offensively, though that stagnant start did little to impede its path to victory as the host Eagles shut out Region 4 foe Corner 37-0.

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

Calera cruises past West Blocton

Calera standout Ronnie Clark’s dual-threat performance guided the offense while the defense turned in a stellar effort as the AHSAA Class 4A No. 1 Eagles eased to a 63-0 win over Region 4 rival West Blocton.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

Calera volleyball defeats Bibb County

The Calera Eagles’ volleyball team took down Bibb County in three sets Sept. 10.

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Posted on: September 5, 2013

Calera football soaring at new heights

All year long, every football team strives to be No. 1 at the end of the season, but what about being No. 1 just a week in?

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Posted on: September 3, 2013

Calera dominates Holt on the road

The Calera Eagles opened up the 2013 season with a bang, crushing the Holt Ironmen 69-0 on the road Aug. 30.

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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: October 22, 2013

Is commuter rail service coming to Shelby County?

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Amtrak is considering creating a commuter rail service linking Birmingham with Montgomery, and the service could include multiple stops in Shelby County, Pelham Mayor Gary Waters said on Oct. 22.

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Posted on: October 21, 2013

Calera shuts out Oak Grove, 55-0

A week after a tough defeat at rival Bibb County, the Calera Eagles bounced back in a big way with a 55-0 victory over visiting Oak Grove.

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

Calera High School's United States flag once flew over U.S. Capitol

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The United States flag waving on a pole in front of Calera High School may seem ordinary, but the educational institution in Shelby County is not the first place where it has flown.

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

Breast cancer awareness month

We are in the middle of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations across Shelby County are doing their parts to help ensure that local women have the information they need to fight against breast cancer.

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Posted on: October 14, 2013

Calera Elementary School hosts Grandparents’ Day Luncheon

Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

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Posted on: October 14, 2013

Calera falls late to Bibb County

It will be back to the drawing board for Class 4A top-ranked Calera come next week, as the Eagles fell to Bibb County 16-15 on Oct. 11.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

Calera dominates Carbon Hill for homecoming

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It had all the makings of a trap game: homecoming, Ronnie Clark’s commitment press conference earlier in the day and a huge matchup with Bibb County looming the following week all served as potential distractions for the Calera Eagles’ matchup with

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Posted on: October 4, 2013

Calera’s Clark commits to UA

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After months of speculation in internet chatrooms, message boards and around office water coolers, it’s official: Ronnie Clark intends to play college ball at Alabama.

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Posted on: October 3, 2013

Calera volleyball continues success

The Calera Eagles volleyball team took down county foe Shelby County Oct. 1 in a 3-0 sweep.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

Picking pumpkins by train

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Calera’s Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum will offer train rides with a seasonal destination beginning Oct. 5.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

Alabama Firefighters Museum cuts ribbon on new campaign office

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The Alabama Firefighters Museum and Education Center moved into a new office Sept. 27 in what executive director Lindsay Schluntz called a “very visible step forward” on the construction of the new museum.

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Posted on: September 30, 2013

Calera outlasts Shelby County, 42-27

The scoreboard doesn’t show it, but the Sept. 27 rivalry game between Shelby County High and Calera was anything but a 42-27 runaway win for the Eagles.

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Posted on: September 27, 2013

As mayor, Graham’s heart is in Calera

Calera Mayor Jon Graham was born in Birmingham and raised in Vestavia for the first 14 years of his life. He then moved to Calera in 1984. It was where he and his heart would stay and his political career would begin.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

Calera AOK clothing give-away set for Oct. 5

Residents in Calera and surrounding communities will stay warm this winter thanks to Calera Acts of Kindness (AOK). The neighbors helping neighbors semiyearly clothing giveaway continues with its fall giveaway Oct. 5, beginning at 8 a.m.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

Calera resident re-elected American Mensa treasurer

About 10 years ago, Calera resident Nick Sanford found himself rather bored. He wanted intellectual stimulation. He wanted to talk to people. And then he found Mensa.

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

Calera registers shut out on Corner

For the second consecutive week, AHSAA Class 4A No. 1 Calera took a while to gain traction offensively, though that stagnant start did little to impede its path to victory as the host Eagles shut out Region 4 foe Corner 37-0.

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Posted on: September 19, 2013

Calera City Council approves 2014 budget

The Calera City Council approved its 2014 budget Sept. 17, through which the city reinstated step raises for current city employees, absorbed most of the cost of rising insurance premiums and funded new positions in the police, fire and parks departments

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Posted on: September 17, 2013

Calera Elementary is soaring to new heights

When you walk in the welcoming entrance of Calera Elementary School, the first smiling faces you meet are Secretary Tracie Rothe, Registrar Sherri Jones and Bookkeeper/Office Manager Tina Allen. These cheerful ladies run the daily office operations of...

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

Calera cruises past West Blocton

Calera standout Ronnie Clark’s dual-threat performance guided the offense while the defense turned in a stellar effort as the AHSAA Class 4A No. 1 Eagles eased to a 63-0 win over Region 4 rival West Blocton.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

Calera volleyball defeats Bibb County

The Calera Eagles’ volleyball team took down Bibb County in three sets Sept. 10.

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Posted on: September 10, 2013

Red Hatters gather at Hampton Inn for Bama Bash

A woman’s work is never done, but Patty Miller, princess of the Senior Rita’s, said Red Hat Society women occasionally forget work and kick their heels up. Red Hatters from Alabama and surrounding states gathered Aug. 23 at Calera’s Hampton Inn for fun...

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

Calera rocks Dora in region opener

In what was supposed to be a shootout between top-10 schools in AHSAA Class 4A ended up being a blowout as the No. 1 Calera Eagles routed the No. 8 Dora Bulldogs, 56-32, at home Sept. 6.

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Posted on: September 5, 2013

Calera football soaring at new heights

All year long, every football team strives to be No. 1 at the end of the season, but what about being No. 1 just a week in?

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Posted on: September 3, 2013

Calera dominates Holt on the road

The Calera Eagles opened up the 2013 season with a bang, crushing the Holt Ironmen 69-0 on the road Aug. 30.

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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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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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