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Oxford PD finds missing senior safe

From Senior Alabama Trooper Chuck Daniel UPDATE: Martin was found unharmed by the Oxford Police Department. ORIGINAL: The Calhoun County, Alabama Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Leon Martin. He is a 79-year-old white male [caption id="attachment_26134" align="alignleft" width="216"] (file photo)[/caption] and suffers from Alzheimer’s and has a heart condition. Martin w ...

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Clay councilman / mayor encourage unity in the community

By Dale Jones Editor Monday night was not your typical Clay city council meeting. The agenda was bare.  No public hearings. No resolutions, ordinances or other orders of business. It was basically a meeting for the mayor and council to give their reports. Councilman Kevin Small took advantage of the light slate to address the council and citizens in attendance, encouraging the community to come together. [c ...

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Birmingham’s Crisis Center to hold several awareness events throughout April

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Crisis Center invites the communities of the Birmingham metro area to an entire month of awareness-raising and survivor-centered events throughout the month of April. Events will include a candlelight vigil at Avondale Park for survivors of sexual assault, a night of readings and spoken word at the Magic City Acceptance Center, the Wounded Hearts Workshop, where su ...

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The Vulcans Community Awards 2016 nominations being accepted

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — Vulcan Park and Museum is now accepting nominations for the third annual The Vulcans Community Awards. The Vulcans honor citizens who exemplify civic pride, leadership and progress within the seven-county metro area. Nominations will be accepted through July 31 in five award categories: Lifetime Achievement, Servant Leadership, Hero, Game Changer and Newcomer. View the ...

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Project to Widen and Raise Bridges on I-65 Continues, in Birmingham From 1st Avenue N. to 5th Avenue N. over I-59/20

From Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – Weather permitting, April 6 the Alabama Department of Transportation will continue a project to Widen and Raise bridges on I-65 northbound and southbound as follows: Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 from 7 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m., there will be lane closures on I-65 southbound, just south of Exit 261-A.  The lane closures will be necessary to prepare for a bri ...

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Health officer to present annual address on the state of Jefferson County’s health

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY - Jefferson County Health Officer Mark Wilson, M.D., will present the annual address on the health of Jefferson County this morning at 10:00 a.m. The presentation will take place at the UAB Hill Student Center (2nd floor Ballroom D), 1400 University Blvd. This report is part of the opening ceremony for National Public Health Week, which is celebrated the first full week o ...

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Trussville Schools recognized for their commitment to music education

By Dale Jones Editor TRUSSVILLE – Trussville City Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Trussville City Schools joins 476 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016. The Best Communities Music Education designation is ...

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Impeachment proceedings against Bentley will go nowhere, nor should they

By Steve Flowers In early 2009, Dr. Robert Bentley came to see me about his race for Governor of Alabama.  Bentley was finishing his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives and closing down his very successful dermatology practice in Tuscaloosa. I liked Bentley immediately and thought it was magnanimous that he would want to spend his retirement years as Governor.  I did not give him much of a c ...

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Trussville Fire Department hosts 2016 Fire Explorer Competition

From Staff Reports When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, often the answer is “fireman.” [caption id="attachment_29977" align="alignleft" width="198"] File photo[/caption] Tomorrow, many of these kids, now older, get to put some of their training into practice as the Trussville Fire Department hosts the 2016 Fire Explorer Competition at the Trussville Civic Center. Now in it’s 11th year ...

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Motorcycle ride benefiting first responders set for Saturday

From Staff Reports A motorcycle ride benefitting the Philip Mahan Davis Foundation will roll through Shelby and Jefferson County on Saturday, April 2. All riders are welcome to take part. [caption id="attachment_29972" align="alignleft" width="234"] A motorcycle ride benefitting the Philip Mahan Davis Foundation will roll through Shelby and Jefferson County on Saturday, April 2. (Photo courtesy officerphili ...

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