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Indoor soccer team coming to Pelham as potential loss of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre looms

Entertainment management company Live Nation might be leaving Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre for a new venue in downtown Birmingham, but it’s gaining a professional indoor soccer team. 

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No reports of injuries after mysterious big boom heard in Shelby County

Dozens of residents in Shelby County reported hearing a big boom Monday morning, but authorities are unsure what caused it.

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Helena land wars: City appeals zoning case against Pelham as it faces annexation battle with Hoover

Last week, a Jefferson County judge placed a restraining order on Hoover and Helena in the midst of an annexation battle over part of an unincorporated community in Jefferson County. But Hoover is not the only nearby municipality conflicting with the City of Helena over land.

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Pelham Mayor Waters remains tight-lipped on potential Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move — Calls it a 'business decision,' Says city has a plan if move proceeds

On Tuesday, 1819 News approached Pelham Mayor Gary Waters at a Pelham City Council meeting to ask about the city's plans if Live Nation chooses to move forward with a deal that would result in them managing a new amphitheater in North Birmingham instead of Pelham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. 

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City of Pelham to widen road outside of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre for new entertainment district; Offers no further comment on pending Live Nation move

The Pelham City Council elected to approve a road widening project for Amphitheater Road, which leads to the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, even as the plan for Live Nation to manage a new amphitheater in North Birmingham instead seems to be coming to fruition.

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Why are Shelby County officials mostly silent about the proposed Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move?

Over a month after news broke of a potential deal that would move Pelham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre to North Birmingham, most Shelby County officials remain silent.

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State Sen. Jabo Waggoner support for Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move from Pelham to Birmingham poses possible conflict of interest

State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) is placing his support toward moving Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre out of Shelby County and into Jefferson County.

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'Like being married for 25 years, and you find out on TV that your wife wants a divorce': Pelham Mayor Gary Waters talks potential Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move

Pelham Mayor Gary W. Waters spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about the proposal brought before the Jefferson County Commission to replace Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre with a new facility in Birmingham.

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Oak Mountain Amphitheatre may leave Shelby County; Asks millions from Jefferson County, Birmingham

For the last three-and-a-half decades, Pelham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre has been a staple of North Shelby County and holds the distinction of being the biggest outdoor music venue in Alabama. But it might be moving to Birmingham, according to a proposed project that could cost up to $50 million.

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Alabama church corrects error in SBC sexual abuse report

An Alabama church has cleared the air after it was falsely listed in the large sexual abuse report sanctioned by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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Project underway to replace trees downed in tornado at state park

By Craig Monger   Oak Mountain State Park is receiving help from a family-owned business to replace trees that were destroyed by a...

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Gov. Ivey extends condolences to Alabamians killed in flooding

By Brandon Moseley Alabama was hit hard by flooding late on Wednesday, Oct. 6, and into the early morning hours of Thursday, resulting...

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Central Alabama flooding claims 4 lives, causes widespread damage

By Erica Thomas Flooding in central Alabama caused widespread damage in Jefferson and Shelby Counties on the night of Wednesday, Oct....