Open for Business in May 2024

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

  Tesha LeShon Natural Hair Care  This locally owned all-natural hair care salon provides healthy hair care and styling services to men, women and children specializing in braids, twists, locs and more. 11063 Highway 119 S (205) 315-3444 [email protected] teshaleshon.as.me Two L’s Creations – Freeze Dried Candy & Treats Two L’s Creations is a veteran … Read More

Southfield Gardens

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

A neighborhood that feels like a family. Above Photo: Neighborhood HOA standing behind the Southfield Gardens wall. From left: Robyn Fleming- Activities and Decorations; Kitsy Sullivan-Secretary; Renee Bailey-Activities and Decorations; Tim Willmert-Vice-President, Architectural Review; Ron Bell-HOA President; Gary Blankenship-Vice-President, Architectural Review; Not pictured: Karolyn Bell-Landscaping; Spurgeon Henderson-Welcome and Bereavement.   By Carmen Brown Photos by Steven Ross Renee Bailey was taking a walk through her … Read More

A Letter from the Mayor in May 2024

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Dear Friends, It’s that time of year again—graduation time! It’s the time of year when one very important era ends, and another begins. This year is particularly bittersweet for my family as my twin sons graduate from Thompson High School. We are so proud of them and their classmates and wish nothing but the best … Read More

Library News and Events

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Capturing Alabaster’s Memories – Call out for Family Photos! The Albert L. Scott Library is composing a book about Alabaster. Candice Murdock, our reference librarian, is working with Arcadia Publishing to put together an Alabaster issue of their Images of America series. We’d love to hear your stories! Come let us scan your photos, and … Read More

Alabaster CityFest

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

 From Idol to the Opry: A Conversation with Scotty McCreery By Brent Thompson Photos by Jeff Ray. American Idol has helped launch the careers of many artists, but few have had the staying power of country sensation Scotty McCreery. Since winning the 10th season of the wildly popular television singing contest in 2011, McCreery has been … Read More

District 31

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

“We’re so excited to see the highly anticipated District 31 development coming to fruition. This will further cement Alabaster’s status as a regional shopping destination while generating millions in additional tax revenue to support Alabaster schools, infrastructure and public services.” —Mayor Scott Brakefield District 31 A shopping, food, and entertainment destination is about to become … Read More

City News in Alabaster

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

March On The Thompson High School Band represented our city, state, and school system in New York City on Saint Patrick’s Day. The community is so proud of these awesome representatives of Alabaster. Pickleball The new Pickleball courts and playground at Veterans Park are complete and opened to the public! These new facilities are located … Read More

May and June Beautification Board Winners

May 5, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Residential Winner—May 113 Big Oak Drive The May Beautification Board winner is the home of Gary and Susan Hulsey   Residential Winner—June 1212 Grande View Lane The June Beautification Board winner is the home of Mary Beth and Mayfield Armstrong

Blueprint Alabaster: Forging the Path Forward

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Alabaster leaders move forward with updating the city’s comprehensive plan. After the passage of the Alabaster Fast Forward plan in 2023, which increased city sales tax by one penny to fund significant capital projects in Alabaster, city leaders decided an update was needed to the city’s Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2016 (comprehensive plans … Read More

Alabaster’s Storied Past Leads to a Bright Future

March 4, 2024By Alabaster Connection

Steeped in History By Barry Smith It’s hard to imagine while driving the busy roads of Alabaster today, that the vibrant, growing city was once a rural area with rolling hills and farmland. As Alabaster looks forward to a bright future, it’s helpful to reflect back on who and what came before. In the early … Read More