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Driver’s license renewals are back at county courthouse in Center Point

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT --Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight said driver's license renewals have resumed at the county courthouse in Center Point. "We've been working on this for a long time," Knight said. "Everything was tested last week and the equipment checked out fine, so we're ready to go." Jefferson County officials were forced to close the satellite offices in 20 ...

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Planned lane closure for sewer line repairs on AL 75 in Center Point

CENTER POINT –-On Tuesday, May 17, weather permitting, beginning at 8 a.m., Trussville Gas and Water (for Jefferson County Sewer) will begin sewer line repairs located on AL 75 (Center Point Parkway) southbound from the intersection of 19th Ave. NW to the intersection of Polly Reed Road in Center Point.  This work will require the closure of the outside (right) lane in the southbound direction.  Lanes will ...

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Guest Editorial: Save the arts at PVHS

By Steven Baird Guest Editorial PINSON --At the beginning of the school year, we had a orientation with the counselors and school principals at Pinson Valley High School. Mr. Turner spoke of how he values our children, their future and our community. My question is how can he say that he values our children and their future, and have us believe that, when he alone made the decision to dismiss two teachers i ...

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Sex offender failed to register, has ties to Center Point area

BIRMINGHAM --Jessie Lee Roberts, 26, is wanted for violation sex offender registration notification Act in Jefferson County. [caption id="attachment_31326" align="alignleft" width="175"] Jessie Lee Roberts[/caption] Roberts is described as a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 145 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is the 3000 block of Panorama East, Birmingham. He has 3 felo ...

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Huskies stun top-ranked Sparkman, sweep into state finals

By David Knox Sports editor TRUSSVILLE – The Sparkman Senators entered Friday’s Class 7A state baseball semifinals as the state’s top-ranked team. They left Phil English Field with nothing but disappointment. The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies, behind gutty, clutch pitching and daring baserunning, swept past the Senators 6-3, 4-3 to advance to the state finals in Montgomery next week. “It was a matchup of two di ...

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Push for transgender bathrooms could jeopardize right to privacy

Do not sacrifice the rule for the exception By Senator Phil Williams Guest Commentary Across our nation there is a deafening debate about the “rights” of those who claim a gender preference or identity other than the one with which they were born. Make no mistake: it is a debate that is happening even here in the very conservative state of Alabama. As I write this, a big-box retailer with multiple outlets i ...

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Bobbie Bryant Smith

Bobbie Bryant Smith, age 85, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Dogwood Bend Assisted Living in Clarksville, TN. She was the widow of Herbert Smith. They were originally from Trussville but spent their retirement years fishing on Logan Martin Lake at Cropwell, AL. She is survived by her four children, Joy (Rob) Salter, Bill (Beverly) Smith, Bryant (Colette) Smith, and Gayla (Joe) Watson; eleven grandchil ...

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UPDATED: Mother shot and killed, 4 children wounded Wednesday night

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Police are investigating a homicide after Coral Anita Wilson, 34, was shot and killed and four 0f her children were wounded. "We suffered a tragedy last night in our city," Birmingham police chief A.C. Roper said. "Around 10:30 p.m., officers from the north precinct responded to the 1400 block of 21st Street North regarding a female victim who had been ...

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CCHS teacher named Alabama’s secondary Teacher of the Year

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY --Dana Jacobson of Clay-Chalkville High School was named Alabama's secondary Teacher of the Year in Montgomery on Wednesday night. "I was so inspired by the stories of all 16 finalists that I heard at the ceremony," said CCHS Principal Michael Lee. "We truly do have thousands of dedicated educators in this state that do amazing things in our schools each ...

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