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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Project Lifesaver celebration to mark statewide coverage

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Sheriffs from across Alabama will converge at the Alabama Power auditorium in Clanton on Thursday morning to celebrate the success of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Project Lifesaver program. For almost five years, ALEA Aviation personnel have worked with Project Lifesaver International to recruit and train law enforcement agencies across the state. Alabama no ...

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Leeds Arts Council present play about betrayal, love and marriage

From Staff Reports   LEEDS - The Leeds Arts Council is gearing up for  their Spring comedy PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward, directed by Cliff Keen, Jr. Private Lives is about betrayal, love and marriage, and  will be performed on April 8,9,15 and 16 at 7 p.m., and April 10 & 17 at 2 p.m. Elyot Chase, played by Todd Ponder, and Amanda Prynne, played by Ashley Richardson, once married and now honeymooning wi ...

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Is a course teaching educators how not to have inappropriate relationship with their students really necessary?

By Dale Jones Editor   School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days 'Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick You were my queen in calico I was your bashful, barefoot beau And you wrote on my slate, "I Love You, Joe" When we were a couple o' kids So goes the century old song about a couple looking back at their puppy love days in elementary school. [caption id="attach ...

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Getting a Trussville liquor license not a walk in the park for one restaurant owner

By Dale Jones Editor   Things did not go easy for Michael Catanese at last week’s Trussville City Council meeting. What seemed to be a typical request for a liquor license turned into quite an ordeal for the owner of the new Courtyard Oyster Bar and Grill in Trussville. Catanese, who has been the owner of Courtyard 280 for almost a decade and who owns another location in Alabaster, addressed the council, ha ...

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Brothers arrested for trafficking heroin and drug possession

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY - Just before 11 a.m. yesterday, Jefferson County sheriff deputies patrolling Pratt Highway in the Sandusky community conducted a traffic stop for an improper turn near Pratt Highway and Elba Avenue. There were two men in the car. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="240"] file photo[/caption] According to a report from Jefferson County Chief Deputy Rand ...

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Spring Carnival 2016 enjoys good crowds and great weather

By Dale Jones Editor   TRUSSVILLE -- Spring break 2016 is turning out to be picture perfect for one of Trussville’s most anticipated events. Once again, Trussville residents and visitors from all around are coming to Magnolia Park for an afternoon of food, fun and rides as the spring carnival is officially underway. [caption id="attachment_29861" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Once caption for Moby Dick Ri ...

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New fire marshal introduced in Clay

By Dale Jones Editor   During last week’s regular council meeting in Clay, Center Point Fire District Battalion Chief Gene Coleman formally introduced elected officials to the city’s new fire marshal, Brandon Self. Self has been with the fire department for six years, and moves into the position vacated by Matt Angelo who recently retired. [caption id="attachment_29849" align="alignleft" width="238"] Center ...

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Pinson resident named to inaugural class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows

From Staff Reports The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) has announced the selection of its inaugural class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows. Caitlyn Cleghorn of Pinson is one of 16 graduate students working in the field of health who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the exam ...

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Murder charges filed against McCalla man after deadly shooting

From Staff Reports Matthew Brent Wilson of McCalla is behind bars following a fatal shooting near Interstate 20/59 on Monday afternoon. Wilson, 44, has been chared with capital murder and is being held without bond in Tuscaloosa County Jail. [caption id="attachment_29842" align="alignleft" width="227"] Matthew Brent Wilson (photo via Tuscaloosa County Jail)[/caption] According to Tuscaloosa County Lt. Kip H ...

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Pinson Library one of 20 nationally to receive grants for summer reading program

By Dale Jones Editor   Pinson Public Library is one of just 20 libraries across the United States that was chosen to receive a grant for their summer reading program for teens. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen the 20 libraries to receive its 2016 Summer Learning Resources Grant. The grant’s purpose is to provide libraries w ...

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