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Pinson man arrested for possession of child pornography

From Trussville Tribune staff reports DORA -- According to Dora Police Department, Aaron Gage Robertson, 24, of Pinson, has been arrested for possession of child pornography. Robertson is currently in the Walker County Jail with a $100,00 cash bond. He was free on bond from other sex-related charges at the time of his arrest. ...

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JCSO looking for two male suspects in Center Point murder

Carlesha Denise Cox, 33, of Center Point, was arrested in Novemeber 2016, and is charged with the murder of Corey Merrida.  The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office believes she was accompanied by two males during the crime, and are asking for help identifying the additional suspect. Corey Merrida, 39, was found shot to death on October 26  in the 1800 block of Centerbrook Lane in Center Point. [caption id="at ...

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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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Clay City Council rezones properties on Deerfoot Parkway, Trussville Clay Road

By Bethany Adams, for the Tribune CLAY—During Tuesday night’s meeting, Clay City Council considered recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Commission for the annexation of 6451 Deerfoot Parkway into the city of Clay, as well as for the rezoning of three properties on Deerfoot Parkway and Trussville Clay Road. The owner of 6620 Trussville Clay Road (adjacent to middle school) has requested that the pro ...

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Erwin Middle School burglarized, sheriff’s office asking for help

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- According to detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, between 5 p.m. on Dec. 22, and 8 a.m. Dec. 23, four unidentified black males are suspected of breaking into Erwin Middle School in Center Point and stealing a safe from inside. Surveillance video inside the school captured images of these suspects during this burglary. If you think you recognize these ...

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Trussville police chief to retire after 40 years of service

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- After more than 40 years in the Trussville Police Department, Chief Don Sivley has announced he will retire at the end of January. Mayor Buddy Choat offered his gratitude to Sivley for his service to the community. [caption id="attachment_37563" align="alignleft" width="281"] Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley.[/caption] “I'm very appreciative of Chief Sivley and his long s ...

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Trussville City Schools delay one hour Tuesday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools announced the system will delay opening by one hour on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The buses will be a on a one hour delay as well. Schools have been closed for the past two school days due to inclement weather. ...

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Trussville man wanted on felony warrant for theft

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Floyd Roland Needham Jr, 34, is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging him with Failure to Appear Theft of Property 3rd Degree. He is described as 5'11" tall, 180 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. His last reported address is in the 500 block of Queenstown Road, Trussville 35173. If you know where this suspect might be, please call Cri ...

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