Helena Picture of the Day
Jennifer Womochil Fulmer has the honor with this beautiful and romantic photograph. Here's what she said about it, " I have no clue who they were, but Jeffry and I were totally living vicariously through this picture perfect couple as we enjoyed our dinner by the waterfall with our sweet Bella Kate".
Miss Helena High
The first Miss Helena High pageant is over and our the first winner in history is the beautiful Miss Kenlee Hood. Congratulations on being part of Helena history. Here is the whole list of winners:
|Photo of Miss HHS by Cissy Thompson Johnson|
Second Runner Up: Jessica Barr
Third Runner Up: Lillie Brewer
Fourth Runner Up: Abby Manasco
Freshmen Elite was Shireen Rashid, Sophomore Elite was Bailey Everett and Junior Elite was Tiffany Hogue! Thanks to everyone sharing on Facebook and Jeni Russell for filling in the blanks. Way to Go to all the young women!
Laurie Lively shared "Helena Varsity Softball are area champions! They are the first team to win an area championship". They move forward to compete in Regional play. A great job by all the young ladies and Coach Heidi L Buchanan.
Little Italy Closing
Kathi Rozof shared, "It is with a heavy heart to post that Little Italy's Pizza in Helena has closed! The current owner/operator couldn't negotiate a new lease with the landlord. We want to thank you all for your patronage over the last few years while in Helena. We truly appreciate your continued support after Rusty was no longer able to work there. We will miss our favorites! Please visit our daughter's restaurant, Little Italy's Pies and Pints in 5 Points South in Birmingham for the same great pizzas, calzones, pasta, etc. may God Bless you all"!
|Special Thanks to Matt Herndon|
With several starters suspended, Helena High Baseball teams comes back to defeat Marbury to stay alive. They move to the 5A State semifinals after taking games 2 & 3 against a very good Marbury Bulldogs team. This is a huge win for a first year program and the first series ever played at the new Helena High ball field. Thanks to Matt Herndon for going to the game and track the score while I have been off due to my leg. Here is what the brackets look like for us. We play St. Paul of Mobile next:
Helena Soccer Win
Christina Renee shared that the "Helena High Soccer Team beat Marbury 4-0 and advances to Semi-finals!! They play this Thursday in Huntsville"! This first year program has shocking all the teams that come against them.
Helena Cross County and Track
Theses young men and women have done an amazing job this year. The girls team finished 4th in the state and boys team finished 10th in the state! A huge way to Go!
Adam Smith lives in the Quail Ridge subdivision in Helena and has a new novel that has gone on sale as of Friday. http://www.amazon.com/Thunders-Keeper-Adam-Smith-ebook
Here is the jacker description, "In his first novel, Adam Smith takes us to Jones Chapel –a small town in southern Kentucky –the site of multiplegrisly murders on a fateful day decades earlier. By all accounts, the drowning of nine year old Jacob Bailey that same day was ruled unrelated and accidental. But things in Jones Chapel are rarely what they seem...Joined by his daughter and ex-wife, Brig Bailey returns home to the family farm, only to find himself faced with the death of his father and the management of his estate. While there, long forgotten unearthly forces reveal a terrifying hidden past and the possibility of a cataclysmic future.
Fate rests in the hands of Brig’s five year old daughter, Kaitlyn who must harness paranormal abilities within herself that have yet to be awakened in order to confront the menace plaguing Jones Chapel and fulfill a destiny handed down through her bloodline for ages.ADAM SMITH is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience in the banking and investments industry. Given his family’s deep Kentucky roots, Adam has come to know Southern Kentucky well, and it seemed the perfect setting for his first novel.He currently lives in Helena, Alabama with his wife Shellie. If he’s not working on his latest story, you can most likely find him deeply involved in a home improvement project, working in the yard, or just relaxing in front of the television with a cat in his lap.www.LinvillePress.com"
Suzanne Dennis Schnetzler from "Rocking S Farm had a fabulous time at our Derby Party hosted by Troy and Juliette Hughes. Yummy food, watched the Derby and kids watched their horse show videos".
|Helena twitter post|
|Helena Twitter Post|
Student and Teacher of the Year
Helena had several teachers and students honored in the Greater Shelby County Teacher and Student award ceremony . Helena had the rare honor of being the only city with two students nominate Grant Parker and Kylie Woodman from Helena High School.
|Kylie Woodman with nominees from Pelham|
Most Affordable Places to Live
A new study from SmartAsset ranked the most affordable places to live in Alabama. The following cities secured their ranking due to their relatively low property taxes, homeowner’s insurance fees and mortgage payments when measured against the local median income.Helena City Council Agenda
2 Fort Rucker
2 Fort Rucker
|City of Helena Dam Waterfall Animated by your truly|
5pm Pre-meeting at Helena City Hall
1. Update on Fire Department Request for Equipment Purchases
2. Paving Projects
3. Update and Discussion on abandoned properties on Dearing Downs Drive and Kayla Street.
4. Hillsboro Hiking Trails
6pm City Council Meeting at City Hall
1. Call To Order.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Council Roll Call.
5 Presentation of Minutes from Council meeting and Pre-Council meeting April 20, 2015.
6 Revenue Report - Bill payment.
7 City Operations, Department, and Mayoral Report: Mayor Mark Hall
• Police, Fire, Library, Streets, Sanitation, Utilities.
8. City Donations to HES, HMS, HIS and HHS
9. Council Comments