A Letter From The Mayor

September 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Dear Friends, It is that time of year that many of us look forward to—the return of Friday night lights for the Thompson Warriors. The four-time defending state champions kicked off the season on August 25th.  The home slate is an impressive one including the August 31st matchup with nationally ranked IMG Academy and a … Read More

Fall News at the Library

September 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Celebrating National Comic Book Day    Over the last 3-4 years we have emphasized building our library’s collection of graphic novels and Manga to correspond with the growing popularity of the genre. This collection is currently housed with non-fiction, sandwiched between illustration and hand lettering.  Since the collection has expanded to almost a thousand volumes, … Read More

Ode to a Water Tower

September 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Mayor Scott Brakefield What was once old is new again—with poetry to celebrate our iconic landmark. Last March the city council and mayor’s office approved and initiated a facelift for the historic, iconic water tower. The $320,000 project was finished in June, and the water tower is now beautifully restored to its original grandeur. A … Read More

Councilor Corner: Zach Zahariadis, Ward 6

September 6, 2023By Alabaster Connection

How has your first year on the City Council gone? My first year has been truly amazing. This opportunity has allowed me to serve in a capacity that I would have never thought possible. I now see how vital a communicative and transparent team of not only council members but city administrators, employees, and Mayor … Read More

Alabaster City News

September 6, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Walk of Honor A portion of the new Alabaster Police Department grounds will be dedicated to honoring Alabaster’s former police chiefs. The Walk of Honor will be next to the department’s fountain, and will recognize the following individuals: William P. Hill        (Chief of Police 1953-1956) O. O. Lee          … Read More

Fall 2023 Beautification Board Winners

September 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

September – Ward 1 Mike and Liz Whisonant have been in their beautifully landscaped Ward 1 home on 100 Canter Way for 20 years. They especially love their Saddle Lake neighborhood. “We have the very best neighbors; it is quiet here and refreshing with the lake behind the house,” Liz says. “There is a wonderful brook … Read More

Alabaster For Tomorrow: The Choices We Make

September 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

By Brandon Matthews Many families have made this place a vacation destination for decades. It has been called the “Happiest Place on Earth,” and “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Through their numerous larger-than-life events, they have earned the nickname “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” However, what may have made them even more famous is … Read More

September Events at the Albert L. Scott Library

August 18, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Closed Dates – September 4 – Labor Day Tai Chi – Wednesday mornings starting September 6th at 10:00 am. Join us as local instructor Melanie Chaney teaches an 11-week course in Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an exercise that improves balance, sharpens the mind, boosts the immune system, and circulates oxygen throughout the body while … Read More