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Center Point man captures burglar, holds for deputies

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Just before noon Wednesday deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 20 block of Dogwood Lane in Center Point. They arrived to find the victim standing over a suspect in his back yard. [caption id="attachment_18474" align="alignleft" width="239"] Deontre Johnsonphoto courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] The male victim reported that he ...

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Charity game raises nearly $3,000 for students in need

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville High School faculty/student charity basketball game raised nearly $3,000 for students in need this Christmas. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville High Schoolphoto courtesy of Trussville City Schools[/caption] The game, played Dec. 4, raised approximately $2,795 for gift cards for students in need for the holiday ...

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Clay girls ascend in rankings, boys hold at No. 6

By Erik Harris CLAY -- The second addition of the Alabama Sports Writers Association top 10 basketball poll is out, and Clay-Chalkville is represented on the girls’ and boys’ side. After beating previous No. 2 Center Point on Friday and handling Pinson Valley on Tuesday, the Lady Cougars (12-2) jumped one spot up to No. 2 this week. The Lady Eagles slipped two spots to No. 4. [caption id="attachment_18469" ...

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Former Marvin’s building in Trussville up for sale

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The former Marvin’s Building Materials store on South Chalkville Road in Trussville is up for sale. Southpace Properties lists the industrial property for sale for $1,755,000. The site covers 9.17 acres and the main building is about 30,4000 square feet. [caption id="attachment_18457" align="alignleft" width="300"] The former Marvin's Building Materials store in Trussvillephoto b ...

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Clay-Chalkville boys get back on track against Pinson Valley

By Erik Harris CLAY – After suffering an overtime loss in Class 6A, Area 12 play Friday at Center Point, sixth-ranked Clay-Chalkville rebounded nicely Tuesday night by downing Pinson Valley 73-54 at home. “We talked about bringing your own energy, not having to have a crazy crowd or a big environment to just go play and I thought we did a good job tonight,” said Clay-Chalkville head coach Jeremy Monceaux. [ ...

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Lady Cougars take control of Area 12

By Erik Harris CLAY – It’s only mid-December, but there’s no question that Class 6A, Area 12 is Clay-Chalkville’s to lose. The No. 3 Lady Cougars handled Pinson Valley, 48-36, at home Tuesday night to secure a 2-0 area record. With the loss, the Lady Indians drop to 0-2 in league action. Head coach Justin Haynie’s team had to find the win without their top player Kristian Hudson, who was ejected after a que ...

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Ethics complaint filed against Clay councilwoman

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- On Oct. 20 Clay City Councilwoman Becky Johnson received unofficial notification that an ethics complaint had been filed against her. She received official notification in early November. The complaint was filed by a Clay resident who wishes to remain nameless, and revolves around two issues. The first issue involves three contracts that were awarded to J&S Construction -- the co ...

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Storm shelter could be coming to Clay

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- Two resolutions could be the first step to an emergency storm shelter in Clay. The first, Resolution 2014-62, will allow Mayor Charles Webster to pursue a Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant that will allow a first responder storm shelter to be built at Clay-Palmerdale Fire Station No. 4. The grant is supposed to be for 20 percent of the project, but City Mana ...

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‘Charlie Brown Christmas tree’ in Trussville brings mystery, joy

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It’s hardly a sapling now. No longer can passersby glance through their car windows and see the red ribbon and red ornaments at eye level. They must look up. The tree standing mere feet from North Chalkville Road in Trussville, just past Woodland Acres and just before Green Drive, continues to grow. And so does its legend. Some say they’ve seen this Trussville tree decorated duri ...

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Chalkville Elementary counselors win RAVE award

From staff reports CHALKVILLE -- Two Chalkville Elementary School counselors recently won the Recognition of Accountability, Verification and Excellence silver award from the Alabama School Counselor Association. Lynn Wasylenko and Pam Beckham won the award. The duo won the bronze award last year. The award is awarded for exemplary implementation of the comprehensive counseling and guidance model for Alabam ...

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