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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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Alabama Highway 11 closed due to accident that damaged natural gas line

From Staff Reports As a result of that accident on Alabama Highway 11 in Shelby County that happened early this afternoon, the roadway will be closed in both directions for an unknown period of time.  The closure is taking place between Shelby County Highways 332 and 334. [caption id="attachment_26134" align="alignleft" width="219"] (file photo)[/caption] At least two tractor trailers and several other cars ...

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Daylight Saving Time! What’s the big deal?

By Dale Jones Editor   Change isn’t always bad. Really, it’s not. I’ve always heard that “old people” hate change. Great! That must mean that even though I turned the big 5-0 last November, I must not be old because I’m totally okay with change. [caption id="attachment_28642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trussville Tribune editor Dale Jones[/caption] I’ve really never understood why we “spring forward” an ...

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Trussville City Schools Child Nutrition Program members attend annual conference

From Staff Reports [caption id="attachment_29495" align="alignleft" width="169"] Photo submitted by Debbie Skinner[/caption] Members of the Trussville City Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP) attended the yearly School Nutrition Association (SNA) conference last week at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery. As part of the 3-day event, attendees participated in the Montgomery Marathon and Wellness Walk. Top ...

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