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Council votes no on Main Street building proposal

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Following the release of a plan by Mayor Gene Melton to facilitate the first facade improvement for two Main Street buildings, there was heated discussion at the Tuesday night Trussville City Council meeting. Ultimately, the council voted the plan down on a 3-1 vote, however, the council plans to come back to the issue after the plan goes before RDA and design review. M ...

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No injuries sustained in north Alabama school bus accident

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports FAIRVIEW -- Alabama State Troopers responded to a school bus accident that occurred on Alabama 69 around 4:20 p.m. in the Fairview area. [caption id="attachment_1894" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] There were 19 students, a swim team, and a bus driver involved. Nobody on the bus sustained injuries. The driver of the other vehicle involved was al ...

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Orlando mayor sends letter of thanks to Birmingham mayor

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has sent a letter expressing gratitude to Birmingham Mayor William Bell and others for their support following the Orlando nightclub shooting. Read the letter below: [caption id="attachment_32084" align="alignleft" width="225"] via Twitter[/caption] Dear Mayors, Though the words thank you seem woefully inadequate, I want to ...

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New teachers appointed to area schools at JEFFCO BOE meeting

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – A number of personnel actions were approved at the June 14 Jefferson County Board of Education meeting. Rebecca Bidwell and Kayla Driggers will be teachers at Clay-Chalkville Middle School. Bidwell will teach 6th grade and Driggers will teach physical education. Carissa Higgins will be teaching English at Pinson Valley High School. Tondamirria Smith and ...

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Trussville native moves to Nashville to establish music career

By Megan Miller, Editor NASHVILLE -- Trussville native Brett Rutledge now calls Nashville, The Music City, home, and has been making a name for himself in the music world for the last eight years. Rutledge has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a tennis player at HTHS and a worship leader at First Baptist Church Trussville. He comes from a long line of football players, and playing tennis was ju ...

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Miss Trussville places second runner up in Miss Alabama pageant

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM -- Miss Trussville 2016, Cassidy Jacks, represented Trussville at the Miss Alabama pageant last week on Birmingham’s Samford University campus. Jacks was named second runner up, and was named first runner up to the Miss Alabama Community Service Award. Jacks walked away with $4,700 in scholarship money. She also placed first in the talent competition. “Fi ...

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PVHS student attends prestigious Girls State

By Megan Miller, Editor TUSCALOOSA -- Pinson Valley High School student Laurel Uhomba was selected to represent her school at the annual Alabama Girls State. The 74th annual Girls State was held on the University of Alabama campus June 5-10, where Uhomba became part of an imaginary state, taking part in the [caption id="attachment_32064" align="alignleft" width="300"] submitted photo[/caption] political lif ...

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Weaver man killed after vehicle overturns, strikes utility pole

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports CHILDERSBURG -- A single vehicle crash on Monday has claimed the life of a Weaver man. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] The accident occurred at 9:05 p.m., when the 2000 BMW 528i Bobby Joe Horton, 30, was driving left the roadway, overturned and struck a utility pole. Horton was pronounced dead on the scene. The cras ...

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Deputies seek help identifying burglary suspects

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT --According to a report with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, several storage units were burglarized in the 2600 block of Center Point Parkway on May 31st, 2016. [caption id="attachment_32071" align="alignleft" width="164"] Two men burglarized storage units in Center Point.Photo via Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama[/caption] Jefferson County detect ...

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8th annual TASTE draws nearly 200

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- Around 200 patrons attended the 8th annual TASTE, Trussville’s Art Show and Tasting Event. The event was June 9 at the Trussville Civic Center, and was produced by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce. It featured 11 area restaurants and bakeries, a live art show, live entertainment and a cash bar. Entertainment was provided by Kevin Grigsby, a rece ...

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