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Residents cite concerns at Center Point council meeting

By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune CENTER POINT — During the pre-council portion of Center Point’s City Council meeting, Council President Roger Barlow presented a proposal from Great Southern Recreation for the construction of a splash pad. The project has been discussed before, but was previously decided against. “There’s still no building to house the chemicals or those other things,” Councilor Leesburg p ...

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Clay City Council welcomes Covenant Church International, discusses community updates

By Bethany Adams For The Tribune CLAY—During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, the council presented a proclamation welcoming Covenant Church International. Covenant Church International was founded in 1990 in Birmingham by Dr. P. Ronald Wilder. In June of 2016, the main building was damaged by a fire, and the church purchased the former East Lake Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building at 5407 Old Spri ...

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HTHS football team, Trussville residents find Compassion Experience “humbling”

By Bethany Adams For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE-- In the first room, behind a door painted with the name “Ruben”, a yellow toy truck sits on the floor. Next to it is a little girl’s doll covered in grime. They are both surrounded by crumpled pieces of trash. [caption id="attachment_37909" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo by Bethany Adams[/caption] It’s the first of many images which may seem out-of-place, b ...

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Center Point has nearly 19,000 traffic citations made available for prosecution via cameras since October

By Bethany Adams, for the Tribune CENTER POINT — During the month of November, more than 3,000 traffic citations were approved from traffic cameras throughout Center Point. In December, 22 were approved and nearly 5,000 are still in progress. Including the warning period that lasted the entire month of October, 18,703 citations have been made available for prosecution and 12,412 have been approved by city o ...

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Clay City Council rezones properties on Deerfoot Parkway, Trussville Clay Road

By Bethany Adams, for the Tribune CLAY—During Tuesday night’s meeting, Clay City Council considered recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Commission for the annexation of 6451 Deerfoot Parkway into the city of Clay, as well as for the rezoning of three properties on Deerfoot Parkway and Trussville Clay Road. The owner of 6620 Trussville Clay Road (adjacent to middle school) has requested that the pro ...

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Local photographer finds inspiration on the road

For the Tribune, by Bethany Adams TRUSSVILLE-- John B. Shadrick’s artistic journey has been, in many ways, a literal one. It began when he was working for the Defense Department-- a job that required a lot of traveling. “I was a field supervisor, so I had all kinds of time on my hands, and I started drawing,” he said. From pencil sketches, Shadrick took the next step to painting. Eventually, he began enteri ...

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Annual audit given during Clay City Council meeting

By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune CLAY— During pre-council preceding Monday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Charles Webster and the council discussed the mobile cameras, which were recently purchased by the city. “The sheriff said today what a great deterrent they are,” City Manager Ronnie Dixon said. Webster further addressed the meeting that he and Dixon had with the Sheriff Hale. “He was very excited ...

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Center Point City Council discusses splash pad, coyote issues

By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune CENTER POINT—During Pre-council preceding Thursday night’s city council meeting, the council considered a resolution appointing an appraisal for the Polly Reed Road project. The project, which has been in the works for years according to Council President Roger Barlow, involves the installation of sidewalks and other work to be done in the area. Citing concern that there wa ...

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Clay cheerleading squads recognized during city council meeting

By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune CLAY — During Monday night’s City Council meeting, the council passed resolutions recognizing the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior Clay Youth Cheerleading Squads. According to the proclamations, each squad performed well during the Central Youth Cheerleading Association cheerleading competition, with the senior squad coming in second place in their division. The junio ...

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Center Point City Council shares community updates

By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune CENTER POINT—During Thursday night’s City Council meeting, Tim Gann presented the quarterly report for the Chamber of Commerce, which included the money that was raised by the charity golf tournament in October. “We netted over $5,000,” Gann said. “That’s the most we’ve ever made at a golf tournament before.” Gann also shared an update on the Center Point Comprehensive Plan ...

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