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Illegal gambling machines seized from two businesses in Jefferson County

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY - Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies along with Investigators from the Alabama Attorney General's Office executed search warrants at two businesses in western Jefferson County that resulted in the seizure of illegal gambling devices. [caption id="attachment_28094" align="alignleft" width="300"] File photo-The Trussville Tribune[/caption] According to Jefferson County Chi ...

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Volunteers needed for Grants Mill Road cleanup project

From Staff Reports The Cahaba River Society is hosting a roadside clean up on Grants Mill Road Friday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. at the Grants Mill Cahaba River access parking lot, approximately 1.1 miles east of the bridge over I-459. T-shirts, sponsored by Tom Williams Automotive Group, will be provided to the first 50 participants. Participants are encouraged to bri ...

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Much road work planned in Jefferson County area over the weekend

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – On Friday, March 18, between 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 19, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will begin emergency bridge repairs at the following locations: I-65 northbound at the bridge over University Blvd.  -  remove the temporary concrete barrier rail.  This will require the outside lane to be closed in the area the work is being performed. I-65 southbo ...

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Local McDonald’s owner / operator enjoys “supersized” life with work and family

By Dale Jones Editor   In every community you find them. People who have found their niche in life, who work hard and who make a difference. Be it an architect, a minister, a teacher or a road construction worker, there are individuals all across our land who found what they love to do, and they do it well. Since the 1950s, after architect Stanley Meston designed the infamous Golden Arches for one of the wo ...

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Motorcycle crash in claims life in early morning accident

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY - Just after 7:00 a.m. the morning, Jefferson County deputies were called to investigate a traffic accident involving a motorcycle in the 8000 block of Bluff Ridge Road in McCalla. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] According to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, they arrived to find a 20 year old McCalla man dead ...

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Former soldier sentenced to 55 years for aggravated sexual abuse of a child

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon today sentenced a truck driver from Talladega to 55 years in prison and a lifetime term of supervised release for his aggravated sexual abuse of a child under age 12, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. A federal jury convicted Rick ...

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Police arrest suspect in Huffman school shooting

From Staff Reports The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the school shootint incident that occurred Tuesday, March 16, at Huffman High School. [caption id="attachment_29545" align="alignleft" width="194"] Quandarious Williams(Photo via Birmingham PD)[/caption] The suspect has been identified as Quandarius Williams, 19, of Birmingham A ...

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Sheriff’s Office investigating accident involving school bus

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY - Just after 7:15 this morning deputies were called to investigate a traffic accident in the 7400 block of Dickey Springs Road. The accident involved a Bessemer City School bus and a sport utility vehicle. According to a report from Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, the two vehicles were traveling in opposing directions on Dickey Springs Road when they collid ...

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Schools and community come together for Earth Alive celebration

By Dale Jones Editor   Great food, great weather and lots of fun were all on tap at the Clay-Chalkville football field on Tuesday afternoon in an event called Earth Alive that organizers hope to make a regular part of the Spring calendar. [caption id="attachment_29519" align="alignleft" width="267"] The combined choirs from the elementary schools, middle school and high school started off the first of hopef ...

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Trussville council moves $50,000 from contingency reserve to Redevelopment Authority

By Dale Jones Editor During the regular Trussville City Council meeting on March 8, elected officials passed a resolution making a budget adjustment that will move $50,000 from general fund contingency reserve to the Redevelopment Authority. [caption id="attachment_11308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City HallFile photo[/caption] The annual budget serves as a tool for funding various department ...

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