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Concerns raised over Center Point councilman’s bid for state representative, other residents speak at meeting

By Bethany Adams For The Tribune CENTER POINT -- Four Center Point residents spoke during the public comments portion of Thursday night’s city council meeting, including Sharon Wilbourn, who expressed concerns regarding Councilor James Howell’s recent decision to run for state representative. “It feels as if we were used as a stepping stone,” Wilbourn stated. [caption id="attachment_35921" align="alignleft" ...

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Center Point has nearly 19,000 traffic citations made available for prosecution via cameras since October

By Bethany Adams, for the Tribune CENTER POINT — During the month of November, more than 3,000 traffic citations were approved from traffic cameras throughout Center Point. In December, 22 were approved and nearly 5,000 are still in progress. Including the warning period that lasted the entire month of October, 18,703 citations have been made available for prosecution and 12,412 have been approved by city o ...

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St. Vincent’s to locate outpatient services and more at new facility to be built in Trussville

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- A brand new multi-purpose medical clinic is headed to Trussville. St. Vincent’s Health System will announce on Friday their plan to locate outpatient services, including diagnostics, at a new location to be built in Trussville. In addition to the outpatient services, the center will include primary care, after hours/urgent care, wellness services and physical therapy as wel ...

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Clay man sought in burglary, theft charges

From Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY -- Debarthony Jermaine Watkins, 25, is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with second-degree burglary, first-degree theft of property, and failure to appear possession of controlled substance. He is described as 6'1" tall and 175 lbs. His last reported address is in the 9900 block of Willow Ridge Road, Pinson. If you know where this suspect ...

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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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