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Trussville church donates school supplies for Paine schools

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- First United Methodist Church of Trussville held a school supplies drive during August for the students of Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools. [caption id="attachment_16360" align="alignleft" width="300"] Counselors Lauren Blake and Christy Naylor organize supplies for distribution.submitted photo[/caption] The supplies were presented to the schools during the week ...

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CCHS cheerleader named Scholar-Athlete of the Week

From staff reports CLAY -- This week’s Tribune Sports Live “Scholar-Athlete of the Week” sponsored by Gunter Oil was Rebekah Sewell. [caption id="attachment_16357" align="alignleft" width="228"] Rebekah Sewellsubmitted photo[/caption] Currently ranked third in her class with a 4.23 grade-point average, Sewell scored a 28 on her ACT. Sewell is a member of the Clay-Chalkville High School cheerleading squad. ...

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Center Point Fire earns Life Safety Achievement Award

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Center Point Fire District was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The award was announced by Butch Browning, president of the NASFM Foundation. “The he ...

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Cahaba River Fry-Down Sept. 28 in Trussville

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The best amateur catfish fryers in Alabama will square off for the fifth annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down, a competitive catfish cooking contest and riverfront festival to celebrate the Cahaba River. The Fry-Down fundraiser is presented by Amerex to benefit the Cahaba River Society. The event is Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. along the banks of the Cahaba River at ...

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Wintzell’s no longer pursuing former Costa’s building in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Wintzell’s Oyster House may still be coming to Trussville, but it won’t be located at the former Costa’s Barbecue restaurant building at 5893 Trussville Crossings Blvd. “The location we were pursuing did not work out because of the high cost to remodel and to convert to our concept,” Wintzell’s Oyster House President Bob Donlon said in an email. Donlon said the restaurant is stil ...

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Trussville PD identifies Highway 11 robbery suspect

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department has identified a suspect in Friday’s alleged robbery of a woman near Plato’s Closet on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville. Lt. Jeff Bridges identified the suspect as 19-year-old Travel J.C. Gaspard, of Birmingham. Bridges said there is an active warrant for Gaspard’s arrest. He will be charged with first-degree robbery. His bond will be set at $30,000. ...

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Clay-Chalkville remains No. 2 in rankings

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay-Chalkville remains No. 2 in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A rankings. Spanish Fort (4-0) garnered 28 of the 31 first-place votes to remain No. 1. Clay-Chalkville had two first-place votes, and No. 3 Shades Valley earned one. The rest of the top 10, in order, are Opelika, Carver-Montgomery, Florence, Daphne, Saraland, Blount and Muscle Shoals. [caption id="a ...

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Bigham pleads guilty to public intoxication

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Former “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” child actor Luke Bigham on Friday pleaded guilty to the charge of public intoxication in Trussville Municipal Court. He was denied youthful offender status on that charge. He was arrested on the charge Aug. 22. Because of the public intoxication charge, it violates Bigham’s terms of probation on a previous offense. [caption id= ...

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Superintendent calls PLAN 2020 ‘outstanding’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill said Monday she believes Alabama State Department of Education Superintendent Tommy Bice’s PLAN 2020 is “an outstanding plan.” PLAN 2020 is the strategic plan for education in Alabama, with the goal of preparing all students to be successful in college and/or career upon graduation from high school. [caption id="attachment_814" ...

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School board OKs budget, capital projects

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved its 2014-15 fiscal year budget. According to the proposed budget, the projected beginning general fund balance on Oct. 1 will be $4.34 million. The projected ending general fund balance on Sept. 30, 2015 will be $1.86 million. Trussville City Schools Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations Jim Kirkland said the app ...

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