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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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Studies will determine future ‘challenges’ of downtown Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week authorized Mayor Gene Melton to hire CDG Engineering for a Phase 1 environmental study on 101 Morrow Ave. in downtown Trussville. In October, the city council approved of CDG Engineering looking for any environmental problems at 156 and 158 Main St. The cost of the studies for those two addresses was $4,500. Melton estimates the newest study ...

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Inside the Statehouse: GOP Senate takeover has silver lining for Alabama

By Steve Flowers The GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate has a silver lining for Alabama. We came out like gangbusters with the Republican victory. Both of our U.S. senators are Republican and both have seniority. Our Senior Sen. Richard Shelby has been in the U.S. Senate 28 years. He is in the top 10 members of the Senate in seniority. He will become one of the Senate’s most powerful members. He will chair the ...

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Missing out on holiday celebrations isn’t exactly this party girl’s style

By June Mathews In college I was a party girl. Oh, now don’t go getting all shocked and everything. It’s not what you’re thinking. Smoked-filled, beer-soaked fraternity houses were never really my style, nor were the bars across the state line featuring Tequila Sunrises and wet T-shirt contests. But I was always the first person in the dorm to break out the Jiffy Pop and chocolate chip cookie dough after mi ...

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