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10-year-old shot in Center Point

By Gary Lloyd CENTER POINT -- Just before 1 p.m. today Jefferson County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of gunfire in the 1600 block of First Street Northwest in Center Point. They located a 10-year-old child who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the stomach. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office police cruiserfile photo[/capti ...

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Chamber accepting applications for scholarships, ambassadors

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting scholarship applications. Applicants must be Hewitt-Trussville High School seniors, home-schooled seniors, chamber ambassadors or a child of a chamber member. A committee has been named to select the recipients and will determine the criteria for awards. A copy of the student’s transcript will be required. Awards will be p ...

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Electronic sign at Clay City Hall complete

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The sign has power. The electronic sign at Clay City Hall is now complete, City Manager Ronnie Dixon said last week. VIDEO: Watch a video report about the sign. [caption id="attachment_20822" align="alignleft" width="300"] The sign outside Clay City Hallphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Dixon said the mortar and brick attached to the sign cost around $1,000. He said all the labor and the s ...

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Pinson teen to compete in state pageant

From staff reports PINSON -- A Pinson teenager will be competing in the National American Miss Alabama Pageant in June. Justine Loomis, 16, was chosen as a state finalist for the pageant, which will be held June 15 at the Sheraton Birmingham. [caption id="attachment_12725" align="alignleft" width="214"] A Pinson historical marker outside Pinson City Hallfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The National Americ ...

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Pinson library wins grant for 3D printer

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson Public Library has won a grant that will give it a 3D printer valued at $1,299. Library Director April Wallace didn’t know a timeline for when the printer will be available, but when it is the library give a demonstration at an open house event. Wallace said the grant also provides training on how to set the machine up and use it. [caption id="attachment_19110" align="alig ...

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Jack Wood Stadium home bleachers almost completely demolished

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The home side bleachers at Jack Wood Stadium are almost completely demolished. Just one section was still standing Tuesday night. The rest of the home bleachers and the press box have been demolished. Demolition started March 9, when the area surrounding the stadium and historic school building on Parkway Drive were closed to the public. [caption id="attachment_20815" align="alig ...

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Jody Graves brings production, leadership to Pinson Valley

By Kyle Parmley PINSON -- Great leaders and productive players don’t always come in the same package. But they go hand in hand when describing Pinson Valley first baseman Jody Graves, a junior in his first season on the varsity squad. “He’s one of those guys that is the reason you get into coaching,” Pinson Valley head coach Shane Chappell said. “He does everything you ask and works his tail off.” During hi ...

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Senate passes changes to Alabama Accountability Act

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed to bill that strengthens the Alabama Accountability Act sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston). First passed in 2013, the Alabama Accountability Act allows schools and school districts the opportunity to enter into flexibility contracts with the purpose of improving education for their students.  The bill also provides income tax credits for ...

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Registration for Pinson Elementary announced

From staff reports PINSON -- Pinson Elementary School 2015-2016 registration for kindergarten and new students will be May 4-6. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 5, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6. [caption id="attachment_9510" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Elementary Schoolphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] This registration is not f ...

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Settlement proposed in Trussville Hooters tip-sharing case

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A settlement has been proposed in the case of Trussville Hooters servers sharing tips with non-wait staff. The proposed settlement totals $38,000 -- approximately $20,000 to the plaintiffs and $18,000 to the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The proposed settlement has been submitted and the court has to determine whether or not to approve it.  An attorney representing the servers declined ...

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