A Man of Many Talents: Dr. John Myrick

January 1, 2024By Alabaster Connection

John Myrick has been a distinguished member of the Alabaster Board of Education since its beginnings in 2012. His wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of education, music, and science and his contributions to the Alabaster community have been both influential and commendable. His commitment to excellence has made him a respected figure … Read More

Words of Wisdom from Alabaster’s Teen Council

October 26, 2023By Alabaster Connection

As the first semester of school ends, some of the members of the Alabaster Teen Council share their ideas for making the school year the best it can be. Making High School the Best it can Be In high school, teenagers get a chance to establish their independence and navigate their education, friendships, and more. … Read More

The Story of Sisters CANcervive

October 25, 2023By Alabaster Connection

These strong women give up their time to support each other and many others through an annual consignment sale. In 2016, Taliesha Cash, the founder and Executive Director of Sisters CANcervive, received the news that no one wants to hear when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cash chose a naturopathic path for her treatments … Read More

Meet Thompson High School’s new principal Mike Lee

September 7, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Honesty, Humility and Service By Barry Wise Smith Mike Lee, the new principal of Thompson High School, has developed three core beliefs that have guided him during his 16-year administrative career. “Be honest, be humble, and serve others,” Lee says. “That’s who I am in my life and career.” Since Lee took the principal’s desk … 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

Paying it Forward with Coast Guard Veteran Shannon Layton

July 5, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Coast Guard Veteran Shannon Layton turned her trauma into support for others By Lori Culpepper After enduring the devastating effects of a hospital-acquired infection that occurred soon after joining the military, Shannon Layton started down a path to improve the quality of healthcare for veterans like herself. Layton is part of a home church group … Read More

Griller Josh Tatum Preaches Slow and Low

July 4, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Josh Tatum was born and raised in Alabaster. He owns Absolute Cleaning Solutions, which focuses on commercial and residential gutter cleaning, pressure/soft washing homes and surfaces, and window cleaning. Josh got into this business working part time for his uncle who owns a large-scale construction/residential cleaning business in Tuscaloosa. His vision of Absolute Cleaning started in … Read More

An Interview with Councilor Jamie Cole

July 4, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Jamie Cole serves Ward 5 Alabaster Connection: What are the most pressing issues facing your Ward 5 constituents right now? What’s top of your agenda for your Ward? Jamie: We’ve finished a couple of big projects to help relieve some of the stormwater issues that affected us in the historic flood of May 2021. While … Read More