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Three local teams ranked in latest ASWA basketball polls

From Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The ASWA released its post-holiday basketball polls Wednesday, and three area teams found their way into the top 10. Hewit-Trussville's girls are ranked No. 7 in Class 7A, while both Clay-Chalkville boys and girls teams were in the rankings. Clay-Chalkville's boys are ranked No. 8 in the state, while the girls come in at No. 7 in Class 6A. Center Point's b ...

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Mike Raita and Linda Mays let go at ABC33/40

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Long-time Birmingham TV personalities Mike Raita and Linda Mays have reportedly been let go by local station ABC 33/40, according to Bob Carlton. [caption id="attachment_37638" align="alignleft" width="299"] Mike Raita[/caption] Raita and Mays have been fixtures on Birmingham television for close to three decades each. Raita, who left WBRC Fox 6 in 1996 to ...

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Man shot dead while aiding mother who was hit in the face with gun

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Birmingham Police Department detectives are conducting a homicide investigation according to Lt. Sean Edwards. The incident occurred Wednesday at Best Convenience Store on Pearson Avenue. [caption id="attachment_31514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Birmingham Police Twitter[/caption] Rashiem Porter, 36, was killed Wednesday around 8:45 p.m. acco ...

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Auburn’s Lashlee leaves for UConn OC spot

By Jeff Shearer AuburnTigers.com AUBURN, Ala. - After four seasons as Auburn’s offensive coordinator, Rhett Lashlee is leaving the Plains to become the play-caller at the University of Connecticut. Lashlee, a Broyles Award finalist in 2013 as one of the nation’s top assistant coaches, coordinated some of the most explosive offenses in Auburn history. In 2016, the Tigers averaged 31.2 points per game. “It’s ...

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Pinson Valley, Center Point among five JeffCo schools labeled ‘failing’ by state

By Chris Yow Editor JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Craig Pouncey announced at a press conference Wednesday that five schools in the system were labeled as ' failing' by standards set forth in the Alabama Accountability Act. The Alabama Accountability Act is legislation passed in 2013 and amended in 2015 to identify schools around the state with sub-par test scores. [caption id=" ...

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McSweeney Holdings to open new automotive dealership in Pell City

From staff reports PELL CITY – Trussville-based McSweeney Holdings will locate a new automotive dealership in Pell City later this year. The dealership is set to carry brand vehicles such as Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram initially with future plans of adding additional brands. “The McSweeney Holdings companies have always had a focus on the American made automotive brands so when we set out to grow the comp ...

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Argo continues quest to finalize 2017 budget

By Lee Weyhrich For The Tribune ARGO -- The city of Argo still does not have a budget. During Monday’s regularly scheduled council meeting, the city council voted to extend the deadline for the budget another month. The new deadline is Feb. 18. Mayor Betty Bradley said the extension was needed to further investigate the city’s finances. She added that all accounts from the previous administration had not be ...

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FBI arrests former controller for Iron Tribe Fitness and The Pants Store on wire fraud charges

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – According tor U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI agents in Texas have arrested the former controller for Birmingham-based Iron Tribe Fitness center on charges she defrauded that company and The Pants Store out of more than $100,000. A federal grand jury in Birmingham on Dec. 28 indicted Rebecca Frith, also known as Rebecca Wilson, 44, on 20 counts of wire fraud between Apri ...

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Pair of CCHS students earn inaugural Pioneer Awards

By David Knox Sports Editor The Tribune Sports staff this year inaugurates a new achievement award for our high school students who contribute to their school’s football program – the Pioneer Award. Two Clay-Chalkville students are so recognized this season. Calvin Cullen has been referred to as the “director of football operations” at Clay-Chalkville High School. That’s not a job a student normally has. Bu ...

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Christian Smith earns Defensive Player of the Year honor

By David Knox Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Two former Hewitt-Trussville athletes who transferred back ended up being huge difference-makers for the Huskies in 2016. One, Connor Adair, is the Tribune’s Offensive Player of the Year. The other is Christian Smith, our selection as Defensive Player of the Year. Smith returned from Leeds when Josh Floyd was hired, and Huskies fans are happy he did. From his tackle ...

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