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Trussville appoints new school board member

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Thursday appointed a new member to the Trussville City Board of Education. Kathy Brown was appointed to fill the vacant role. Danny Garrett left the board after his election to the Alabama State House of Representatives. With this move, school board member Stan Garrett takes Danny Garrett’s spot, meaning his term ends in May 2016. Brown takes Stan G ...

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Well-involved fire near Trussville

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A “well-involved” fire is currently burning near the Trussville city limits, according to Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter. The fire is in a scrap yard area near Queenstown Road and Alabama Avenue, directly behind Queenstown Full Gospel Lighthouse. [caption id="attachment_17884" align="alignleft" width="300"] The scene Friday morningphoto by Scott Buttram[/caption] Ledbett ...

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Car tag sales in Clay could be in jeopardy

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A new service of offering Clay residents the option of renewing and buying vehicle tags at Clay City Hall could already be in jeopardy. Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon said Jefferson County asked for an attorney general’s opinion and the county attorney sent a “demand letter” to the cities of Clay, Irondale and Vestavia Hills, which offer the service to their residents. [caption id="att ...

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Commission narrowly approves rezoning for senior housing near Trussville

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 to rezone land on Chalkville Mountain Road from agricultural to institutional, paving the way for an age-restricted apartment building. Commissioners Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington and George Bowman voted for the rezoning. Voting against it were Joe Knight and Jimmie Stephens. Knight said the project is a Section ...

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Thanksgiving tournament tips Saturday at Hewitt-Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Once again, Hewitt-Trussville will host the Bryant Bank Thanksgiving Classic basketball tournament starting Saturday. Pinson Valley and the Huskies will compete in the eight-team boys’ field. Both will take the floor Saturday in first round action. [caption id="attachment_10334" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley head coach Clint Argo talks to his players at Hewitt-Trus ...

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Gary Palmer names chief of staff

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- William David Smith Jr. has been named Chief of Staff for newly elected Republican Congressman Gary Palmer, representing Alabama’s 6th District. “William is a man of utmost integrity and high intellect. I am honored to have him serve alongside me,” Palmer said. “He is an Alabama native and his vast experience will be an asset as we work hard to accomplish great things for ou ...

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Clay-Chalkville grad’s documentary about Leeds nonprofit premieres Sunday

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A documentary written and directed by a 2008 Clay-Chalkville High School graduate premieres this weekend at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. The show is Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. [caption id="attachment_17869" align="alignleft" width="300"] Christian Suttonsubmitted photo[/caption] Christian Sutton wrote and directed a documentary about The Red Barn, called “ ...

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Trussville Winn-Dixie holding job fair Friday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Winn-Dixie in Trussville is in the process of a substantial remodel and is looking to fill all store positions at the remodeled store, located on Main Street. This Friday, the store will hold a job fair to accept applications and conduct on-site interviews. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at www.winndixie.com/careers prior to the job fair. The job fair is from 9 ...

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Recruiting already heating up for Pinson Valley freshman WR

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- He’s only 13 receptions into his high school career, but the next level is already taking notice of a Pinson Valley freshman. Wide receiver Liallen Dailey last week earned a scholarship offer from Louisville. In October, he was offered by UAB. [caption id="attachment_17855" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley freshman wide receiver Liallen Dailey hauls in a reception against ...

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Clay student accepted to UA Early College

From staff reports TUSCALOOSA -- The University of Alabama UA Early College program recently accepted Alison Riggins from Clay-Chalkville High School. [caption id="attachment_13129" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville High Schoolphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] UA Early College students are high school students from across the United States who earn college credit online, and ...

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