I posted this last week and it didn't happen, but the Alabama Department of Transportation updated this on Friday. It looks like 261/Helena Rd will have road work during the night for the next few days. Update: As of 8:30pm they have only one lane from Papa Saias to Roy Cemetery.
SR 261 Northbound in Shelby County Advisory
Planned Lane Closures on AL 261 from Old Town Helena to US 31, in Shelby County • Sunday, October 21 at 8 p.m. until Monday, October 22 at 6 a.m., the northbound lane of AL 261 from Old Town Helena (milepost 1.4) to US 31 (milepost 5.9) will be closed to perform paving operations at this location. The same procedure will be followed the following four days. Division: 03 Last Update: 10/19/2012 11:07 AM from http://alitsweb.dot.state.al.us/RoadConditionsFarewell Address
This Monday at 6:00 pm will be the last meeting of our current city council. It will also be very special because Mayor Sonny Penhale will give a farewell address to the city that he has served for almost 50 years.
After serving on the Helena City Council, Charles W "Sonny" Penhale took the office of Mayor in 1968 following his grandfather's footsteps. His grandfather was Charles Iverson Hinds, who was Helena's first mayor after its incorporation in 1917. Sonny saw the city grow from 870 residents to over 16,000. When he started, the city limits was a one-mile radius and now it is over 26 square miles. City Hall was in the old brick building in Old Town, but it also housed the library and fire department. Helena had no city parks, no traffic lights, a small school, some volunteer firemen, and one police officer when he took his oath for the first time. What a change he has made to the city.
In Sonny's childhood, Old Town Helena was decimated by tornadoes and in the 1960s it only being used for storage and warehouses. He began a main street revitalization project in the 1990's that would recreate and transform Old Town into what is is today. In 2006 the area was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Helena Historic District. It was all ranked in the top 100 places to raise a family and the 90th place place to live in America by Money Magazine.
Thank you Sonny for everything you have done for Helena!
Wonderful news, Melynda told me that the HMS boys cross country team won 1st place at the Hewitt-Trussville meet! Congrats on the big win!
Helena Twisters Champ
Congrats to the Helena Twisters won are now the Champions at the "Play for a Cure" in Chelsea.Way to Go!
Kimberly shared a picture of the the Helena United U-11 Soccer team. They decided to support breast cancer awareness by wearing pink socks and their coach (Shawyn Barton) had a pink ribbon put on each jersey. The team will be showing their support throughout October!
This Thursday morning will be the last day to nominate homes for the Best Halloween House in Helena. I will post the final list on Friday and send the judges out there to review them. Today's nominee is 480 Fieldstone Drive.