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New offensive coordinator approved for Pinson Valley

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley has its newest offensive coordinator. The Jefferson County Board of Education last week approved Jon Clements as a physical education teacher at Pinson Valley High School. He will also serve as the varsity football team’s offensive coordinator. [caption id="attachment_14734" align="alignleft" width="300"] New Pinson Valley offensive coordinator Jon Clementsphoto by Ron ...

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Bids for new Trussville schools to be ready in November

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Bids for the construction and renovation of two new community elementary schools will be ready in November, according to Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill. Neill said a new timeline shows bid documents will go to contractors in November and be opened 30 days later. The original plan was for bid documents to go to contractors in January 2015. [caption id="attachm ...

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Trussville OKs moratorium on money brokers

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved of imposing a moratorium on the licensing of money brokers in the city. The moratorium is for 180 days. The moratorium isn’t applied to prevent the renewal of an existing business license. Trussville City Council President Buddy Choat said a moratorium has been in place “for some time” and needed to be renewed. [caption id="attachme ...

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Resurfacing coming for Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to resurface Deerfoot Parkway from Interstate 59 to Old Springville Road. The resurfacing will be at no cost to the city. “We certainly wouldn’t turn that down,” Trussville City Council President Buddy Choat said. The resurfacing will include the alignment, profile, grades, typical sections and paving layouts. [caption ...

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Longtime Hewitt teacher becomes assistant principal in Gardendale

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Longtime Hewitt-Trussville teacher and coach Tim Reeves has been approved by the Jefferson County Board of Education as an assistant principal at Gardendale High School. The approval is effective Wednesday, July 23. [caption id="attachment_14741" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tim Reevesphoto courtesy of Principle Portrait Group[/caption] Reeves, a history and government teacher ...

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Trussville school board honors AP Scholars

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday honored Hewitt-Trussville High School AP Scholars. The high school had 51 AP Scholars that received a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.  They are Onika Abrams, Brian Acton, Jonathan Adams, Jessica Bacon, Rachel Bailes, Dalton Bednar, Bethany Burgess, Joseph Cauble, Kyle Degreen, Spencer Ellis, Jonathan Ennis, Chandler ...

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Ball Up streetball tour coming to Birmingham Saturday

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Ball Up is giving local basketball players throughout the Birmingham area a chance to go pro during the 2014 Ball Up Summer Tour. Players are invited to bring out their best skills as they compete for a contract worth $100,000 and a spot on the Ball Up All-Star roster, awarded at the conclusion of the tour. While cheering on the local basketball players as they go head to head ag ...

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ADEM issues enforcement notice to landfill near Trussville neighborhood

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Alabama Department of Environmental Management last Wednesday posted an enforcement notice on its website relating to the Eastern Area Landfill’s failure to adequately cover landfill slopes. The 370-acre landfill is located in the city of Birmingham but backs up to the Magnolia Place subdivision area of Trussville, and is visible from Mary Taylor Road. The landfill is near th ...

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Green Bean Drop set for Saturday in Trussville

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- What do you do with 20,000 pounds of green beans? This is the question asked of a green bean grower by Society of St. Andrew in Tennessee. After mechanically harvesting the green beans he can only keep the perfect ones to sell. Any beans that are considered unmarketable – broken, too short, too long – he will throw away unless Society of St. Andrew is there to rescue the bea ...

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Pinson Valley Youth Association to get new fencing

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council voted unanimously last week to hire O. Jay Fence Company to install new facing and repair current fencing at the Pinson Valley Youth Association fields. The work will be done for $4,917. [caption id="attachment_12725" align="alignleft" width="214"] A Pinson historical marker outside Pinson City Hallphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Mayor Hoyt Sanders said the repa ...

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