Winter 2023 Letter From Scott Brakefield

January 8, 2023By Alabaster Connection

Dear Friends, It is a great time to be a Thompson Warrior! We are so proud of the Thompson High School Warrior football team for winning their historic fourth consecutive 7A state championship on Nov 30th in Auburn. They are the first 7A team to ever accomplish this feat! A big congratulations to Coach Mark … Read More

Councilor Corner: Sophie Martin

October 26, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Meet Sophie Martin of Ward 1 We talked to Ward 1 City Councilor Sophie Martin about the new budget holds for Ward 1 and about the upcoming holidays! Alabaster Connection: What items included in the budget this year will directly affect Ward 1 residents? Sophie Martin: The repair and repaving of Alabaster Boulevard is a project … Read More

Meet Human Resources Director Tracy Worley

October 25, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Photo by Neal Wagner Tracy Worley has only been with the city of Alabaster for two years, though in that time she and her team have been busy showing appreciation for the city’s hard working employees and implementing innovative ways to recruit high-level talented people to work for the city. In an effort to continually … Read More

Teen Council Student on the Dangers of Social Media

September 1, 2022By Alabaster Connection

By Phillip Martin We live in a time when social media and innovative technology are part of our daily lives. As students, we need to protect ourselves from the dangers of being on social media excessively. There are benefits to social media, but it can be harmful, especially during school, causing distractions and taking attention … Read More

A Letter From Mayor Scott Brakefield

September 1, 2022By Alabaster Connection

(In the photo: Helping to break ground at Patriots Park on July 29th are, from left: State Representative Kenneth Paschal, City Council member Jamie Cole, City Council member Kerri Pate, Mayor Scott Brakefield, City Council member Stacy Rakestraw, Shelby County Commissioner Ward Williams, and City Administrator Brian Binzer.) Dear Friends, It’s that time of year … Read More

Meet Brian Binzer, Alabaster City Administrator

August 31, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Brian Binzer is a big-picture guy. “I’m economic development and business-growth focused,” he says. “I like to work with the pieces and see everything come together.” And that’s exactly what he does (among many other things) in his role as Alabaster’s City Administrator. Binzer grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Jeff Davis High School … Read More

Councilor Corner: Kerri Pate

August 30, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Kerri Pate—Ward 7 Alabaster Connection: How long have you served Ward 7? Kerri Pate: I was elected in 2016, and in 2020, I ran unopposed, so I’m two years in to my second term. AC: How long have you been in Alabaster, and where do you live? KP: I’ve lived in Alabaster since 1996. We … Read More

Meet the Teacher: McKenzie Wayman

August 29, 2022By Alabaster Connection

By Lori Culpepper After a milestone year obtaining her doctorate, being named Thompson High’s Teacher of the Year, and being named Alabaster City Schools’ (ACS) District Secondary Teacher of the Year, McKenzie Wayman is committed to raising the bar even higher during the 2022-2023 school year. “Last year was one of my personal best in … Read More

A Letter From Mayor Scott Brakefield

July 5, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Dear Friends, As we celebrate the birth of our nation with family, fireworks, and barbecue, remember the military service members who guard our freedom around the world. We are grateful to the Alabaster Veteran’s Center that serves our local veterans and provides invaluable resources to these brave men and women. Also, check out the story … Read More

Taking Care Of Those Who Take Care Of You

July 5, 2022By Alabaster Connection

Command Sergeant Major Mary Kyser (ret) Photos by Brit Huckabay and courtesy the Kyser family Retired Command Sergeant Major Mary Kyser grew up in Greenville, Mississippi, graduated from Greenville High School, and promptly joined the Army. Why? “I knew that most military persons were better educated, better paid, and better off than in the civilian sector … Read More