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Trussville resident travels to North Korea to run half marathon

By Megan Miller, Editor Trussville resident Andy Bass embarked on a new and exciting adventure in April, running the Pyongyang International Half Marathon in North Korea. Bass said a few years ago he’d started exercising, trying to gain weight, and quickly realized that his body type would not allow that. It was then that Bass decided to take up running for exercise, and it’s been a love affair that’s conti ...

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March for Babies to raise funds for programs, research for premature birth

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM -- More than 3,000 people are expected to participate in the Annual March for Babies on April 30. [caption id="attachment_30616" align="alignleft" width="300"] Participants in the 2015 March for Babies line up to start their 2 mile walk (submitted photo)[/caption] The event, which will take place at Uptown Park and Entertainment District, is projected to raise nearly $700, ...

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Pinson continues to make improvements to parks

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council continues to improve the new city parks. At the last meeting, the council approved new trashcans at the park to replace the barrels they had been using. The cans have been so well received that Councilman Joe Cochrane made a motion for the council to buy six more of them for the park. Included in that motion was a request for two more benches for seating. Th ...

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2nd Annual First Responders Breakfast to thank fire, police departments

By Megan Miller, Editor [caption id="attachment_30604" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eddie Adams and Mike Royer at the 2015 First Responder’s Breakfast. Royer was the featured speaker in 2015. (Submitted photo)[/caption] TRUSSVILLE – The second annual First Responders Breakfast will be at the Trussville Civic Center on May 26, hosted by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce. The event gives the Chamber a ...

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Birmingham based company acquires Express Oil Distribution Center

By Megan Miller, Editor [caption id="attachment_30609" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Submitted photo)[/caption] BIRMINGHAM – Sanders Capital Partners, LLC, a real estate acquisition and development firm, has acquired the Express Oil Distribution Center in Trussville. SCP purchased the 34,000 square foot space for $2.185 million. Express Oil will continue to operate the facility, according to a press relea ...

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Homicide investigation opens after shooting at night club

By Megan Miller BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham Police Department Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after an incident that occurred Monday. The incident happened in the 3900 block of Richard Arrington Boulevard at the East Birmingham Lounge. Around 4 a.m., officers responded to calls of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers found two victims had been shot at the location, one of which was transport ...

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Friends of the Trussville Library to Hold Craft Sale

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Friends of the Trussville Library are veterans at holding book sales during all seasons, but this spring they’re trying something different: a craft sale. They’ll be selling various types of items Saturday, May 14, at the library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. [caption id="attachment_30599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Susan Branch (left) and Trudy Strain (right) ...

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New plans unveiled for Pinson Public Library

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Thursday night's council meeting was a banner one for the Pinson Public Library. In addition to being given a prestigious award, plans for the new library at the Rock School were unveiled. Work on the project could conceivably begin as early as three months from now. The first priority is to install a new roof. Erik Hendon of Hendon Huckstein Architects said roofing work could begi ...

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Shelby County woman dies in Sunday crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY --According to the Alabama State Troopers office, A single-vehicle crash at 2 p.m. on Sunday has claimed the life of a Shelby County woman. Wendy Etress Johnson, 55, was killed when the 2004 Ford Explorer she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Johnson was transported to Shelby Baptist Hospital where she later died of her injuries. The cras ...

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Murdered single mother is area’s 3rd domestic homicide in 3 months

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --On Friday, 42-year-old Melinda Searight was found dead inside an apartment at Colonial Village at Trussville on Meadows Drive in Irondale. Searight had been beaten and shot in her apartment which is tucked into an area between The Pinnacle and Lowe's. Her boyfriend, 36-year-old Anthony Lanier Kelly, was arrested and charged with murder by the Irondale p ...

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