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Tri-City Pink Out check presentation Wednesday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- On Wednesday, Oct. 22, more than 5,000 people, representing more than 200 community partners across the cities of Trussville, Clay, and Springville, will unite together to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. The Tri-City Pink Out was organized by the Audie and Kathy White Cancer Research Foundation, an organization working in partnership with the UAB Compre ...

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Trussville shakes up city council positions

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council voted last week to shake up its council positions. For the next year, Councilman Alan Taylor will serve as the city council president. Councilman Anthony Montalto will serve as council president pro-tem. “Well deserved,” said Trussville City Council President Buddy Choat. Their new positions on the council are effective Monday, Nov. 3. [caption id="att ...

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Inside the Statehouse: Does Birmingham have a chance at Democratic National Convention?

By Steve Flowers This year’s state primary elections have brought very little drama or surprises. However, there have been the inevitable novel surprises nationwide. One of the most glaring jaw droppers was the defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia. He lost his House seat to a Tea Party challenger in the Republican Primary. Many national commentators found his defeat implausible ...

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Pinson could start garbage pickup April 1

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The city of Pinson could have garbage pickup by April 1, 2015, if a bid is accepted. The Pinson City Council last week voted on amendments to the trash pickup proposal, and extended the period to receive bids through the end of October. Changes were based on advice from experts and industry standards. The biggest change involved bagged garbage pickup. Since most modern garbage truc ...

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Trussville 10U softball wins fall tourney

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Softball had its annual fall recreation tournament Oct. 10-11. For 10U, there were 15 teams from Homewood, Mountain Brook, Odenville, Morris, Hoover, Pell City, Springville and Pinson. [caption id="attachment_17128" align="alignleft" width="225"] Back row from left are Coach Jackson, Coach Cobb Cobb O’Neal and Coach Justice. Next row from left are Madison Martin, ...

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Former SEC official speaks to Chamber

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Former Southeastern Conference football official and retired general Dick Burleson was the featured speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Oct. 16. Burleson has been a football official in the Southeastern Conference for 25 years and worked a full schedule of top SEC games every year as head referee. He officiated 15 major bowl games and an SEC C ...

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Clay-Chalkville MS wins Metro Championship

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville Middle School eighth grade football team last week defeated Thompson 32-8 at Cougar Stadium for the Metro South Championship. For the first time in school history, the Cougars posted a perfect 8-0 season record. Matt Taylor, the team’s first-year head coach, said the team was two points shy of a Metro Championship last year as seventh-graders. [caption id="attachmen ...

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Pinson Valley clinches playoff spot with shutout of Center Point

By Rich Durazzo PINSON -- Pinson Valley is headed to the Class 6A playoffs. The Indians earned their third shutout of the season by dropping rival Center Point 31-0 on Friday night at Willie Adams Stadium. [VIDEO: Game highlights and post-game interviews] Senior cornerback Juray Smith intercepted three passes, one of which he returned 30 yards for a touchdown, to lead Pinson Valley (4-4, 3-2 Class 6A, Regio ...

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Clay-Chalkville roughs up Woodlawn

By Erik Harris CLAY -- No. 2 Clay-Chalkville advanced to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in Class 6A, Region 6 play by downing Woodlawn 42-8 at Cougar Stadium on Friday night. The Cougars held the visitors scoreless offensively. Woodlawn’s Jarvis Armstrong put the Colonels on the board with an 80-yard scoop and score with 1:28 remaining in the game. Armoni Warren converted the two-point conversion to end the night. [VI ...

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Huskies keep playoff hopes intact with big win at Mountain Brook

By Gary Lloyd MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Hewitt-Trussville felt good about its defense coming into Friday’s Class 7A, Region 3 contest at Mountain Brook. The Huskies continued to feel good about it on the bus ride home from Spartan Stadium. Hewitt-Trussville held Mountain Brook to 98 yards of offense and zero points in the second half, pulling away to win 28-10 in a key region matchup. Hewitt-Trussville moves to 5-3 ...

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