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Clay talks park upgrades

By Chris Yow Editor CLAY -- Some city parks in Clay have seen better days. The city council talked at their meeting Monday night on how to find a way to get the parks back to those days. [caption id="attachment_13888" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chalkville Bryant ParkFile photo[/caption] Bryant Park’s walking trail is still used by many citizens, but the ball field is in dire need of help. The city talke ...

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Trussville man accused of capital murder

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville man has been identified as the suspect in a homicide investigation. Jonathan Burns, 30, of Trussville was arrested when a capital murder warrant was issued for his arrest. Burns turned himself Monday. [caption id="attachment_27364" align="alignleft" width="239"] Jonathan Burns Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Jail[/caption] The Birmingham Police Department rep ...

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VIDEO: Miss the speech by Sen. Ted Cruz? Here you go…

By Trussville Tribune Media The U.S. senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, brought his campaign for the Republican nomination for president to Trussville on Sunday and was greeted by an overflow crowd at the Civic Center. If you missed the speech, or were unable to attend, you can see it in it's entirety in the video below. [box type="info"][/box] [caption id="attachment_27358" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sen. T ...

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Turner Foods to provide concessions for Pinson Youth Sports Complex

By Lee Weyrich Staff Writer PINSON -- Last month the Pinson City Council sent out a request for bids for food services at the Pinson Youth Sports Complex facility. Turner Foods has been the vendor on a temporary basis until one could be formally accepted full-time. Turner won the bid and will now be the full-time vendor. Since the Council began operating  PYSC after taking over from Pinson Valley Youth Asso ...

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US Marshals and Sheriffs arrest man on attempted murder, robbery charges

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced Monday, Dec. 21 that arrest warrants have been carried out on 30-year-old Reginald Dedrick for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first degree robbery. Dedrick was arrested by deputies and members of the United States Marshals' Fugitive Task Force on Friday. Just after 8 p.m. on Dec. 9, deputies responded t ...

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Victims identified in fatal wreck that killed woman, two 8-year-old children near Pinson

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE –Diane McGlown, 47, and two children, Jakobe Johnson, 8, and Cardell Coachman, 8, were killed Saturday when a van collided with the car they were traveling in, according to the Jefferson County sheriff’s office.  Jefferson County deputy coroner Bill Yates said all three victims were from Birmingham. A statement from the sheriff’s office said evidence indicate ...

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VIDEO: Ted Cruz -“We will utterly and completely destroy ISIS”

Senator Ted Cruz told reporters in a press conference before his Trussville speech that the rise of ISIS had taken place on Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton's watch, calling the foreign policy under Barack Obama and Clinton "chaos." Cruz promised a change is strategy saying, "We will utterly and completely destroy ISIS." Additionally, Cruz discussed H1B visas being misused by companies to displace America ...

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Cruz talks to Trussville

TRUSSVILLE – Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. Senator from Texas and Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, addressed a packed crowd at the Trussville Civic Center on Sunday. The 44-year-old Texan spoke to the roughly 1,500 in attendance for more than 32 minutes, touching on topics such as border security, ISIS and taxes. [caption id="attachment_27335" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ted Cruz speaking ...

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Woman, two 8-year-old children dead after wreck on Hwy. 79

Form Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --One adult and two children were killed overnight when a van collided with the car they were traveling in, according to the Jefferson County sheriff's office. A statement from the sheriff's office said evidence indicated the driver of the van, Lawerence Jason Bewley, 45, of Birmingham, was impaired at the time of the evidence. Bewley was not injured in the c ...

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Cruz visit is a rare opportunity for Trussville area

Commentary By Scott Buttram In the confirmed red state of Alabama, few areas can match the conservatism of The Trussville Tribune coverage area. I've often joked that our neck of the woods is so conservative that it makes Shelby County look down right liberal. No doubt that northeast Jefferson County and our neighboring communities in St. Clair County are a God fearing, church going, Bible toting, smaller g ...

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