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1 dead in head-on collision near Trussville Country Club

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- One person is dead in a head-on collision near Trussville Country Club. Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said the crash occurred in the 7400 block of Roper Road early Saturday afternoon. The crash happened around 1 p.m. Two males in a vehicle struck an Alabama Power truck head-on, he said. One male in what appeared to be a Ford Expedition was dead on the scene, Bri ...

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Paine math coaches attend national conference

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The math coaches from Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools recently attended a national conference. [caption id="attachment_21406" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lisa Lothspeich and Donna Brumlowsubmitted photo[/caption] Donna Brumlow and Lisa Lothspeich attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, Mass. The exposi ...

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Rudd Middle student threatens to shoot up, burn down school

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Rudd Middle School student told a friend Tuesday he was planning to shoot up and burn down the school, according to a report from www.myfoxal.com. Jefferson County Schools spokeswoman Nez Calhoun told the television station that the friend who heard the threat reported it to school officials. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rudd Middle School in Pinsonp ...

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Miss City Fest winners named

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Miss City Fest Pageant was held at the Trussville Civic Center on April 12. There were 42 participating girls in the event, which was emceed by Miss Trussville Shea Summerlin. Named Baby Miss Queen was Barrett Landry. Mini Miss Queen was Campbell Thomson and Tiny Miss Queen was Karlee Chandler. The Overall 0-K Miss City Fest was Emme Bell. [caption id="attachment_21400" ...

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Rudd Middle School hosting folk art show May 1

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Rudd Middle School’s fine arts department will feature a folk art show Friday, May 1. The show will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center located at 5320 Miles Spring Road in Pinson. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rudd Middle School in Pinsonphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] Admission is free. There wil ...

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HTHS competes in FBLA competition

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Several students from the Hewitt-Trussville High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Alabama State FBLA Competition recently in Birmingham. Miles Dawson and Micah Grey won first place for business ethics. [caption id="attachment_21395" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chaptersubmit ...

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Alabama Treasurer’s Office to give college savings funds to 31 May newborns

From staff reports MONTGOMERY -- Alabama parents: do you have a May baby on the way? If so, you could be one of 31 winners selected at random to receive $529 in a new account with CollegeCounts, Alabama’s 529 Plan. In total, more than $16,000 is being awarded by the Alabama State Treasurer’s Office in honor of May 29 (5/29 Day). “When a newborn arrives, it is difficult to start planning for the long-term,” ...

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From cut to signed: Clay’s Brandon Wood to play college baseball

By Erik Harris CLAY -- Shielded from the sting of summer behind his four walls in Clay, Brandon Wood ate quietly with his family. He had a mountain of emotions waiting to surface, but couldn’t find the words to explain. Wood, standing at 6-foot-1, hovered over his dinner plate for some time until the table was clear. He wiped the sweat from his face and found the courage to face the hardest part – telling h ...

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Pinson Valley sweeps past Gardendale

By Erik Harris GARDENDALE – Behind a stellar performance from senior Hunter Davidson, Pinson Valley (30-12) made quick work of host Gardendale (27-11) in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Davidson launched a pair of solo bombs on his way to a four-RBI outing in the early game, which belonged to the Indians by a count of 6-1. He carried that confidence to the hill in Game 2, tossing a complete ...

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Boy Scouts hosting electronics recycling day Saturday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Boy Scout Troop 845, which serves Trussville, Clay, and Springville, is hosting an electronics recycling day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Clay City Hall building in front of Clay Elementary School. The Boy Scouts will be collecting old appliances, electronics, scrap metal, old cell phones, batteries, sound boards, printers, copiers, freezers, refrigerators, washers and ...

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