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Pinson blows out No. 5 Oneonta in home opener

By Rich Durazzo For The Tribune PINSON -- Pinson Valley rolled over Class 4A No. 5 Oneonta 42-0 on Friday night at Willie Adams Stadium. [VIDEO: Game highlights and post-game reaction] Senior running back Nick Gibson and junior quarterback Errius Collins had their own back-and-forth touchdown-fest. First, Gibson scored on a 28-yard run to give the Indians (1-1) a 7-0 lead. Then, Collins rushed for an eight- ...

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Construction on Trussville orthopedic center begins

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Construction began Friday on a new orthopedic facility in Trussville, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Alabama Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine Associates broke ground Friday at 1801 Gadsden Highway, according to the BBJ. The two-story, 33,868-square-foot facility will house examination rooms, medical imaging, physical therapy space and a first-floor pharmacy. ...

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Clay-Chalkville drops Minor in first home game

By Erik Harris For The Tribune CLAY -- There was no national spotlight. There were no ESPN camera crews on campus, but that didn’t make No. 2 Clay-Chalkville any less glamorous on Friday night at the newly renovated Cougar Stadium. [VIDEO: Game highlights and post-game reaction] The Cougars sank their spikes into the new artificial turf for the first time in a live game situation and proudly stepped off the ...

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Huskies turn it on in second half, defeat Gardendale

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- When things were going well for Gardendale, the Rockets’ student section heaved baby powder into the air, leaving a cloud of smoke over the field at Jack Wood Stadium. In the second half, Hewitt-Trussville left its own cloud of smoke, scoring 23 unanswered points to defeat Gardendale 30-24 in Josh Floyd’s first game as the Huskies head coach. It’s the 100th win of Floyd’s career. ...

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Caregiver from Pinson charged with abusing nursing home patient

By Gary Lloyd HOOVER -- The Hoover Police Department has charged a former caregiver at South Haven Health and Rehab with physically abusing an 80-year-old patient. This case was brought to the attention of South Haven administrators and police after a family member suspected their relative was being abused. Evidence gathered led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of Taneka Kiera Hopkins, of Pinson. [c ...

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Court date set for Trussville gaming operation suspect

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A court date has been set for the Birmingham man charged in connection with the gaming operation that was busted in Trussville on July 25. Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges said Andrew James Grundy, 33, of Birmingham was arrested earlier this week. He made $1,000 bond and will face Trussville Municipal Court Judge Carl Chamblee on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. [caption ...

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Trussville City Schools launching new website

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools on Monday will launch its new website. The web address is still www.trussvillecityschools.com, but viewers will see a new design. The website will now have a mobile-friendly version. To receive emergency messages and notifications from the school system, parents must sign up for the NotifyMe service, which will be located in the middle of the page above “D ...

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Inside the Statehouse: James comes from nowhere in 1978 to win governor’s race over 3 Bs

By Steve Flowers The 1978 governor’s race between the three heavyweights, former Gov. Albert Brewer, Attorney General Bill Baxley and Lt. Gov. Jere Beasley was expected to be titanic. All three men had last names beginning with the letter “B.” The press coined the phrase “the three Bs.” The Republicans were relegated to insignificance on the gubernatorial stage. The winner of the Democratic Primary would be ...

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Don’t forget about Alabama’s entrepreneurs

By Slade Blackwell Lately you would have to be hiding under a rock not to hear a politician talk about job creation. Phrases like “economic development,” “industrial recruitment” and “workforce training” have become widely integrated into political conversations. It makes sense. After all, most Alabamians are more concerned about having good jobs than just about anything else other than the health and well- ...

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Charity golf tourney Sept. 15 at Grayson Valley

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Daybreak and Trussville Noon Rotary Clubs are presenting the 22nd annual charity golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 15 at Grayson Valley Country Club. A box lunch will be served at 11 a.m., and at noon the tournament will begin with a shotgun start. The fee is $150 per person or $500 for a team (includes three mulligans, range balls and closest to pin entry fee) ...

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