The Trussville Tribune http://www.trussvilletribune.com All your news, now for Trussville, Clay and Pinson Wed, 25 May 2016 02:14:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.11 Miss the Hewitt-Trussville graduation? Here you go… http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/miss-the-hewitt-trussville-graduation-here-you-go/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/miss-the-hewitt-trussville-graduation-here-you-go/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 01:43:17 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31583 From Tribune Digital Media TRUSSVILLE –Couldn’t score a ticket or make it to the Hewitt-Trussville graduation at Husky Stadium on Tuesday night? Or maybe you were there and want to watch it again. Either way, check the video below for the ceremony. Tribune Digital Media is powered by Trussville Gas and Water

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TRUSSVILLE –Couldn’t score a ticket or make it to the Hewitt-Trussville graduation at Husky Stadium on Tuesday night? Or maybe you were there and want to watch it again. Either way, check the video below for the ceremony.

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    Trussville Shell Gas Stations placed on probation sting operation http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/trussville-shell-gas-stations-placed-on-probation-sting-operation/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/trussville-shell-gas-stations-placed-on-probation-sting-operation/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 01:08:30 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31580 By Amalia Kortright, For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE — Two Shell Gas Stations were put on probation by the City of Trussville on May 24 for selling allegedly alcohol to minors. According to Mike Gunter, owner and operator of the Deerfoot Shell, the incorrect date was accidentally put into the system during an undercover operation. According more »

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    By Amalia Kortright, For the Tribune

    TRUSSVILLE — Two Shell Gas Stations were put on probation by the City of Trussville on May 24 for selling allegedly alcohol to minors.

    According to Mike Gunter, owner and operator of the Deerfoot Shell, the incorrect date was accidentally put into the system during an undercover operation. According to Gunter, the system used to determine whether a buyer is of age is the same for both alcohol and tobacco.

    Gunter also said that the clerk who sold the alcohol has been at the same location for four years, and had been previously considered for a management position.

    “This lady is our number one cashier, we feel that it was truly a mistake,” said Gunner. “We do take that seriously. The last time it happened was in 2004.”

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    This is the first time that the Deerfoot Shell has been put on probation. Though that location was put on probation, no further action was taken.

    “From our perspective, you’ve been good corporate citizens. We believe that you take this as seriously as we do,” said Councilman Buddy Choat.

    The Shell Station on Roper Road was also put on probation after the clerk didn’t ask to see the identification of a 19-year old during a separate undercover operation. According to owner and operator Mr. Mohammed, the 19-year-old was a regular at the store, and had previously presented a fake I.D. in order to illegally buy alcohol.

    “The gentleman looked of age. I’ve even sold it to him, myself, thinking he was 21,” said Mohammad. “On that particular day, she was busy, and she sold it to him before.”

    According to Mohammed, all employees, including himself, took a four hour course online on how to be a responsible vendor, as a precautionary measure following the incident. The clerk who sold the alcohol has been working there for over a year, had previously worked at another Shell station.

    “We have never had any issues with the ABC board or the Trussville Police Department,” said Mohammad. “We understand that it’s a privilege. We checked [the buyer’s] I.D. numerous times in the past.”

    According to Mohammad, there are ways to bypass their system if an employee believes a buyer to be over the age of 21.

    “You pride yourself on knowing your customer when they walk through the door. Sometimes that bites you,” said Councilman Alan Taylor. “Even if you know them, if they’re young, you’re just going to have to I.D. them.”

    Both Shell Stations use the same system in order to determine a customer’s eligibility to buy tobacco or alcohol. The policy at both stores is to terminate any employee who sells alcohol to an underage person. Although no employees were terminated at either store, they have both been placed on probation and unpaid leave.

    “This is the first time,” said Taylor. “Both of them should understand that if they come back, it isn’t going to be good.”

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    The Trussville Tribune will live stream the Hewitt-Trussville graduation http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/the-trussville-tribune-will-live-stream-the-hewitt-trussville-graduation/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/the-trussville-tribune-will-live-stream-the-hewitt-trussville-graduation/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 21:59:58 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31577 From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE –The Hewitt-Trussville graduation exercises at Husky Stadium will be live streamed via www.TrussvilleTribune.com. The video player is at the top of the homepage. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The event is sponsored by Paul Davis and Alabama Orthopedic Surgeons.

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    From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

    TRUSSVILLE –The Hewitt-Trussville graduation exercises at Husky Stadium will be live streamed via www.TrussvilleTribune.com. The video player is at the top of the homepage. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

    The event is sponsored by Paul Davis and Alabama Orthopedic Surgeons.

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    Birmingham PD needs help locating robbery suspect http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/birmingham-pd-needs-help-locating-robbery-suspect/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/birmingham-pd-needs-help-locating-robbery-suspect/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 20:02:06 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31573 From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM — A robbery occurred at the Chevron in the 700 block of Springville Road at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. A black male, wearing a blue and white checkered button down and peach shorts with white boat shoes, entered the store after exiting a 2013-16 white Buick Enclave. The male waited more »

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    BIRMINGHAM — A robbery occurred at the Chevron in the 700 block of Springville Road at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.

    chevron vehicleA black male, wearing a blue and white checkered button down and peach shorts with white boat shoes, entered the store after exiting a 2013-16 white Buick Enclave. The male waited at the register until the employee opened the drawer and reached over, taking the money form inside.

    Another employee got into a physical altercation with the suspect before he was able to flee in the aforementioned vehicle.

    Anyone with information should contact Detective Harless at 254-1753.

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    Two former Jefferson County schools celebrate 50th reunion http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/two-former-jefferson-county-schools-celebrate-50th-reunion/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/two-former-jefferson-county-schools-celebrate-50th-reunion/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 17:01:22 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31569 By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune JEFFERSON COUNTY — Hooper City and North Jefferson High Schools are hosting their 50th Golden Reunion from May 26 to 29. Those who participate will be brought to Montgomery by Charter Bus on May 26 for a riverboat dinner on the Harriott II. On the second day, guests will more »

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    By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Hooper City and North Jefferson High Schools are hosting their 50th Golden Reunion from May 26 to 29.

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    Those who participate will be brought to Montgomery by Charter Bus on May 26 for a riverboat dinner on the Harriott II. On the second day, guests will attend a banquet at Spring Hill Suites back in Birmingham. The reunion will end with a social event at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in the Roebuck area.

    Students from Village Springs, Bradford, Warrior, Trafford and Kimberly graduated from Hooper City and North Jefferson High Schools in 1966. North Jefferson High School was established in 1956 after the Jefferson County School Board wanted to decrease overcrowding during the Integration Era. There were 178 graduates from Hooper City and 39 graduates from North Jefferson.

    Hooper City High School has since been converted into a community center, while North Jefferson High School is no longer in use.

    For more information, contact group president Ernestine Howard at (205) 956-4394.

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    HTHS students recognized by Trussville Board of Education http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/hths-students-recognized-by-trussville-board-of-education/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/hths-students-recognized-by-trussville-board-of-education/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 16:49:49 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31566 By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — Many Hewitt-Trussville High School students were recognized for their athletic, academic and artistic achievements at the Trussville Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 23. The HTMS Baseball Team was recognized by the board for their win in the 7A State Championship in Montgomery. The baseball team more »

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    By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune

    TRUSSVILLE — Many Hewitt-Trussville High School students were recognized for their athletic, academic and artistic achievements at the Trussville Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 23.

    The HTMS Baseball Team was recognized by the board for their win in the 7A State Championship in Montgomery. The baseball team won their first state baseball title in their school’s history and set a school record, with 36 wins and 11 losses.

    They also received proclamations commending them from the City of Trussville and Governor Robert Bentley.

    “This community is awesome to play and live in, because of all the support you receive,” said coach Jeff Mauldin. “We hope to continue the success we have here.”

    IMG_2126Several students were also recognized for their successes in the 7A AHSAA State Championships for Track and Field. Colin Lafon now holds the title of Wheel Chair Shot Put State Champion, Wheel Chair Javelin State Champion, Wheel Chair 100 mm Dash State Champion and is the state record holder of all events in the Wheel Chair Division.

    Noah Igbinoghene is also the state record holder and state champion for the Long Jump. Ben Knox also holds the title for state champion and state record holder for the 1,600 mm Run.

    HTHS students from the Hewitt-Trussville Engineering Academy placed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix Arizona. Travis Gunn and Eli Greene won 3rd place in the Physical Energy Category for their project, Renewable Power Trekking Pole for Green Electric Generation in Extreme Outdoor Locations. There were 350 projects submitted in their division, and 1,800 projects submitted overall. According to superintendent Pattie Neill, this is the third time in three years that students have placed in this competition.

    Three students from the Entrepreneurship class in the Academy of Business and Finance placed out of 200 participants in the Junior Achievement of Alabama Business Plan Challenge. Carlee Bennett, Emily Leonard and Jarrod Turnbow represent two of the six projects that were selected for the final round. As finalists, these students will also have the opportunity to attend the Junior Achievement Spirit of Free Enterprise Luncheon.

    Twelve members of HTHS Future Business Leaders of America placed in the top four spots in several events at the FBLA State Leadership Conference. All students who placed have qualified for nationals.

    Several students won scholarships based on their artistic talents. Brailey Busby received the University of Montevallo Joan-Gregg Art Scholarship, Sarah Cork received the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Art Scholarship and Laura Smith was the recipient of the Jefferson State Community College Art Scholarship.

    Two students also placed in the Alabama Visual Arts Achievement Program District Exhibition. Jessica Gagliano won 1st place for 2D Design, and Juan Campbell won 1st place for 3D Design.

    Daniel Hernandez also won 1st place in the Mixed Media Division of the Shelby County Arts Council High School Art Exhibition. Noemi Vogel was the 1st place winner overall in the Eastern Women’s Committee of 50 District Exhibition.

    The first class of students to receive their volunteer firefighter certification were also recognized.

    “It’s a very special night for recognitions,” said Trussville City Schools Superintendent Patty Neill.

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    Pair of aces gives Huskies the winning hand http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/pair-of-aces-gives-huskies-the-winning-hand/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/pair-of-aces-gives-huskies-the-winning-hand/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:55 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31559 By David Knox, Sports Editor MONTGOMERY – If you’re looking for the key factors in Hewitt-Trussville’s Class 7A state baseball championship, Jeff Mauldin can lay them on the table. “I can’t speak highly enough for two kids, at this level , in the state championship, to throw back-to-back shutouts,” Mauldin said. “We walked nobody in more »

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    By David Knox, Sports Editor

    MONTGOMERY – If you’re looking for the key factors in Hewitt-Trussville’s Class 7A state baseball championship, Jeff Mauldin can lay them on the table.

    “I can’t speak highly enough for two kids, at this level , in the state championship, to throw back-to-back shutouts,” Mauldin said. We walked nobody in 14 innings – you can’t say enough about those two guys and what they did.”

    A pair of left-handed aces – sophomore Carson Skipper and junior Cameron Furr – topped anything the Auburn Tigers had in their deck.

    Skipper set the tone with a three-hit shutout, striking out eight, in Friday’s series-opening 6-0 win. Furr finished the deal with a four-hit shutout, fanning four in Saturday’s 2-0 clincher. Neither Husky hurler walked a batter in their 14 innings on the hill.

    The performance was so dominant, so complete, that the Huskies’ other fine pitchers — junior Cameron Moore and sophomore Davis Burgin among them – were not required. In a tough call, Skipper was given the series’ most valuable player honor over Furr by the media covering the game, largely because Skipper played first base in Game 2, had an RBI single and made some nice defensive plays.

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    “I had everything working today,” Furr said. “I watched the game last night and I saw they struggled with the curve ball tried to take the same approach Carson did. It’s hard to live up to a three-hit shutout, but I feel like I did a pretty good job.”

    Said Skipper, “This means the world to me. I’m more excited about this than anything ever. It’s a huge honor to be named MVP.”

    Heading into the series, a big concern was Auburn’s 6-foot-3, 200-pound pitcher/first baseman Andrew Naismith, an Alabama State signee. In the Tigers’ semifinal series against McGill-Toolen for the South Region title, Naismith pitched a complete-game three-hit shutout and belted a grand slam in Game 1. In Game 2, he smacked two more home runs and narrowly missed a third with a blast that caromed off the top of the wall.

    But the lefty struggled some on the mound against the Huskies in Game 1, allowing three runs on two hits and walking four with five strikeouts in five innings.

    At the plate, he was completely flummoxed by the slants of Skipper and Furr – going 1-for-6 with three strikeouts, the lone hit an infield single.

    “We really took the same approach with all their hitters,” Mauldin said. ”Our scouting report said they were very aggressive at the plate, so we wanted to throw all three pitches, locate them, throw to both sides of the plate, different speeds. If (Naismith) was expecting a curve, we wanted to throw a fastball. In fact, he swung right through one right down the middle. Basically, figure out what they would be expecting and give them something else.

    “That was the strategy. And Carson and Cameron executed it perfectly.”

    Keegan Morrow’s bases-loaded triple in Game 1? Critical. Tyler Tolbert’s dashing and daring baserunning? Crucial. The Huskies’ solid and occasionally spectacular defense? Clutch.

    But the dominance of the Huskies’ two aces? That’s the call.

    You’ve just got to hand it to them.

     

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    Tractor-trailer accident in Warrior shuts down 2 lanes of I65 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/tractor-trailer-accident-in-warrior-shuts-down-2-lanes-of-i65/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/24/tractor-trailer-accident-in-warrior-shuts-down-2-lanes-of-i65/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 13:14:34 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31563 From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports WARRIOR — A tractor-trailer hauling coal wrecked on I65 North Tuesday around 6:34 a.m. The crash, which only involved one vehicle, occurred near mile marker 282 in Warrior. No injuries have been reported at this time. Three lanes were blocked by the wreck, but law enforcement got everything clear and more »

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    From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports

    WARRIOR — A tractor-trailer hauling coal wrecked on I65 North Tuesday around 6:34 a.m.

    The crash, which only involved one vehicle, occurred near mile marker 282 in Warrior. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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    Three lanes were blocked by the wreck, but law enforcement got everything clear and all lanes reopened shortly before noon.

     

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    Roberts steps down, McNeal named Trussville BOE President http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/23/roberts-steps-down-mcneal-named-trussville-boe-president/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/23/roberts-steps-down-mcneal-named-trussville-boe-president/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 00:51:19 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31556 By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE — Bill Roberts, President of the Trussville City Schools Board of Education, stepped down during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday May 23. Sid McNeal Jr., Vice President of the Board, was elected to take Roberts’ place. He was nominated by Gayle Glenn, and the board unanimously approved the decision for more »

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    By Megan Miller, Editor

    TRUSSVILLE — Bill Roberts, President of the Trussville City Schools Board of Education, stepped down during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday May 23.

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    Sid McNeal Jr., Vice President of the Board, was elected to take Roberts’ place. He was nominated by Gayle Glenn, and the board unanimously approved the decision for McNeal to step up. He was initially appointed to the Board in April of 2009.

    “What an incredible 6 years I’ve had working with these folks, and not only are they great people, but they’re great friends,” said Roberts.

    Roberts has served as the president since May of 2009, and his term is not set to expire until 2019.

    With McNeal moving into the president’s chair, Kathy Brown nominated Gayle Glenn for the vice president’s position, and she was unanimously approved by the board.

    “McNeal is certainly ready and qualified, Gayle Glenn has been a faithful member and has been for some time,” said Roberts.

    After the elections took place, Robert said he wanted to swap places with McNeal and allow McNeal to close out the meeting for the first time as president.

    “The amount of accomplishments this board has achieved with Bill is amazing,” McNeal said. “I’m encouraged by the fact that he’s not going anywhere, and appreciative of the guidance he’s given me and Gayle. The ting I appreciate more than anything else is our personal friendship.”

    McNeal also said that the board would arrange a time to honor Roberts and his accomplishments.

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    Free community health fair at YMCA Wednesday http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/23/free-community-health-fair-at-ymca-wednesday/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/05/23/free-community-health-fair-at-ymca-wednesday/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 19:28:22 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=31535 From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – A free community health fair will take place at the YMCA in Trussville on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Screenings will include cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, flexibility and body fat analysis, and results will be available immediately. Information on primary care services at Grandview Medical Group more »

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    From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports

    TRUSSVILLE – A free community health fair will take place at the YMCA in Trussville on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Doctor pen padScreenings will include cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, flexibility and body fat analysis, and results will be available immediately.

    Information on primary care services at Grandview Medical Group in Trussville, cardiac rehab, sleep disorders and physical therapy will also be available at the health fair. Appointments aren’t needed and fasting isn’t required for screenings.

    LifeSouth will be on site for a blood drive from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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