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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Sweet Success: Calera's Annual Strawberry Festival Draws Crowds

Artisan vendors, live entertainment and hundreds of fresh local strawberries were featured at Calera's third annual Strawberry Festival April 30.

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Calera High School Choirs Earn Superior Ratings

The choirs at Calera High School recently earned a slew of superior ratings at two choral assessments March 21.

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Calera students prepare for future education

Students at Calera High School are taking ownership of their own education. As part of a Shelby County Schools focus on student-led conferences, ninth-graders are conducting “My High School Future” projects in Erin Golden’s English class.

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Calera Middle School hosts Career Day

Police Officers, cosmetologists, scientists and more filled the gymnasium of Calera Middle School Jan. 19 at the school’s first Career Day Jan. 19.

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Calera library hosting several community events

The Roy Downs Memorial Library in Calera is hosting several upcoming events for the community, starting Jan. 26 with a meeting of the Adult Book Club.

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Calera mayor earns professional designation

Calera Mayor Jon G. Graham has earned the professional designation of Advanced Certified Municipal Official after completing several training requirements.

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Calera Middle School student donates to Children’s Hospital

A few months ago, Calera Middle School student Brynlee Davenport decided she wanted to do something nice for the Children’s Hospital, knowing that many of those children wouldn’t be able to spend Christmas at home.

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Calera resident crafts Meeks Sweet Treats

By day, Kimeka Bloomfield’s kitchen is just a kitchen, but after the working day, it’s transformed into a workshop where Bloomfield crafts her chocolate-covered treats.

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Four local high schools ranked among best in Alabama

Four local high schools have been named among the top 100 public high schools in the state, according to national ranking website, Niche.com.

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Calera students recognize veterans

When Calera High School students walked into school Nov. 10, veterans from various branches of military joined them for a special ceremony.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Living donor: Calera man promises to save a life

A promise James Leachman made to his best friend, Danny Prince, changed Leachman’s life in a way he never expected. Prince was 42 years old and had a 2-year-old daughter when he was diagnosed with throat cancer.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Calera students explore the cost of living

Students at Calera High School were busy with grocery lists, monthly expenses and insurance payments Oct. 23 while participating in the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce’s Keeping it Real program.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Calera City Council recognizes Field of Angels

The Calera City Council recognized the Field of Angels, a nonprofit baseball league for children and adults with special needs, at its Oct. 19 meeting.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

Calera turns pink to help fight breast cancer

Wendy Paschal knows she’s not battling breast cancer alone. The town of Calera is standing beside her, encouraging her every step along the way.

Paschal, who co-owns Active Air in Calera with her husband, Brian, was diagnosed with breast cancer in July

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Calera Bridge Widening Project Hits Unexpected Delay

The population of Calera has exploded since the two lane bridge over I-65 was built. With heavy industry and large neighborhoods nearby, loads of commuters share the road with big trucks.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

In Memory of William Cecil Harris

William “Cecil” Harris, age 87, died September 28, 2015.

Cecil was born October 11, 1927 in Marvel, Alabama, grew up in Siluria and graduated from Thompson High School.

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Calera community supports breast cancer research

Around this time of year, Calera community members deck out in pink to support the efforts of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.Calera Goes Pink will kick off at Calera High School’s football game Sept. 25 with events continuing into Oct.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Largest flag in Alabama flies in Calera

Camping World in Calera flew a 40-foot by 80-foot American flag, the largest one in the state of Alabama, on a 130-foot pole to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. A crowd of about 100 people helped raise the flag at 4 p.m. Sept. 11.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Calera conquers Chiari malformation

Eva Eakins’ first brain surgery related to Chiari malformation disorder was Sept. 19, 1994, so it’s only fitting that her daughter is chairing Calera’s first Conquer Chiari Walk on the same day 21 years later.

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Calera’s Harrell is West Point bound

Kyle Harrell has seen some talent in his day. The Calera senior running back/safety has spent the last two years looking up to Ronnie Clark and ShaKeith Tyes.

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Alabama Firefighters Museum begins comprehensive planning

In 2010, J.D. King decided to donate his collection of fire fighting antiquities to Shelby County in order to create a firefighter museum. What began as a simple plan morphed into a large-scale project, bigger than anything King could have imagined.

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...