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Jeffco sheriff warns public of scams

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is again receiving reports of a scammer who attempts to have victims wire money to pay a fine for missing court or jury duty. The scammers call the victim and identify themselves as a deputy or investigator with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. They tell the victim that they have missed a court appearanc ...

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Local photographer finds inspiration on the road

For the Tribune, by Bethany Adams TRUSSVILLE-- John B. Shadrick’s artistic journey has been, in many ways, a literal one. It began when he was working for the Defense Department-- a job that required a lot of traveling. “I was a field supervisor, so I had all kinds of time on my hands, and I started drawing,” he said. From pencil sketches, Shadrick took the next step to painting. Eventually, he began enteri ...

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3 days of rain starts today, ends with possible storms on Monday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the local area will have a wet New Years Eve and News Years Day. The Trussville area will see wide spread rain beginning Saturday morning, New Years Eve, that will continue on and off through Monday. There is a limited chance for severe storms on Monday across Alabama. ...

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Center Point man wanted on three drug-related warrants

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports CENTER POINT – Mitchell Clyde Hardy, 44, is wanted on a Jefferson County felony warrant. Hardy is accused of drug trafficking and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He’s described as 5’11” tall, 190 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Hardy’s last known address was the 1800 block of 6th Street NE in Center Point. Anyone with informati ...

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Pinson Library offers full calendar for New Year

By Megan Miller, Editor PINSON – The Pinson Public Library has a full calendar to ring in the New Year. Reading with Ringling will take place between Jan. 3 and 16, and anyone who checks out five books from the children’s room will get a free children's ticket to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the BJCC in January. Conditions apply, so ask a staff member for further information. ...

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Trussville emerges as an economic powerhouse with the help of strong neighbors

By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune With another major shopping center on the way, Trussville has become a major retail hub in northeast Jefferson County. While the city's proximity to two major Interstates is appealing to retailers, having strong economic neighbors plays a major role in attracting higher end businesses. Last year, the Birmingham Business Journal published the results of a study by parent com ...

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Argo officers recognized for service during council meeting

By Lee Weyhrich, For The Tribune ARGO – Argo’s last council meeting of 2016 certainly began on a high note. Three Argo Police officers were recognized for their service Tuesday. Officer Alan Busler and Reserve Officer Austin Burns were presented letters of commendation from Police Chief James Downing and Sgt. Mike Jennings for their actions in apprehending a pair of burglary suspects on Nov. 29. According t ...

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Police searching for man that exposed himself to jogger at Cosby Lake Park

By Megan Miller, Editor CLAY – Just before noon on Tuesday, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a suspicious person at Cosby Lake Park. Hannah VanSlambrouck was jogging around the trail reported she saw a man standing off the trail at the north end of the park. When she made another lap, the man was reportedly smiling at her and exposing himself. [caption id="attachment_4954" alig ...

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Courtyard Marriott receives liquor license during Trussville council meeting

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville City Council conducted one final short meeting for 2016 to cover last-minute business before ringing in the New Year. The main topic of conversation on the agenda was the approval of a liquor license for the Courtyard Marriott on Roosevelt Boulevard, which was carried over from the last meeting. During the last meeting the council asked general manager of ...

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Mother of JSU football coach found dead Tuesday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports ODENVILLE – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has cancelled the missing senior alert for Virginia Grass. Virginia Grass, 78, went missing from 1227 Bucks Valley Road between 9 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday. Her body was recovered after 10 a.m. in a pond three-quarters of a mile away from her home, [caption id="attachment_37230" align="alignleft" width="225"] Virgin ...

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