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Cougar boys win Springville Christmas Classic

By John William Gallagher The Clay-Chalkville boys’ basketball team won the Springville Christmas Classic tournament last weekend in Springville. The Cougars (13-2) defeated Weaver 65-37 last Saturday to claim the championship. Senior guard Marcus Baldwin led Clay-Chalkville with 13 points. Sophomore forward Sean Burrell scored 12 points and senior guard Cory Judkins added 10. The Cougars beat Vincent 66-50 ...

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Clay Senior Center offers more than entertainment

  [caption id="attachment_4015" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy http://www.clayalabama.org/senior-activity-center.html[/caption] By Lee Weyhrich The Senior Activity Center in Clay may be the area’s best kept secret, at least that is what Assistant Co-directors Beth Petty and Linda Plummer think. The problem is that the center is not supposed to be a secret. “We would love for more seniors ...

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Pinson annexes Brook Crest properties

By Lee Weyhrich The Pinson City Council discussed the acquisition of a large section of the Brook Crest community at its regular council meeting Thursday night, as well as several improvements to that area. The council also discussed plans for the city’s new website and a new roof for the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center, among other things. The city has been working for seven years to annex 23 homes ...

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Huskies takes first at Fayette County Tournament

By Phil Gibson The Hewitt-Trussville High School wrestling team took first place Saturday at the Fayette County Christmas Classic tournament at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Ga. The Huskies entered the second day of competition with eight wrestlers in the semi-finals and four in the consolation bracket. Eight-grader Heath Williamson, senior Marcus Elkins and junior Arnoree Sanders all won thei ...

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Chamber hears from Birmingham Business Alliance president

[caption id="attachment_3923" align="alignnone" width="300"] The HTHS Chamber Choir performed Christmas carols at the TACC luncheon.[/caption] Submitted by TACC Birmingham Business Alliance President and CEO Brian Hilson was the featured speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. The luncheon was held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3230 Edwards Lake Parkway, on Dec. 20.  The luncheon wa ...

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Huskies finish second at Tuscaloosa County Duals

By Phil Gibson The Hewitt-Trussville High School wrestling team made another strong showing Saturday at the Tuscaloosa County Duals. The team finished second in the tournament, which was a team-versus-team format event. The Huskies defeated the Arab High School “B” team (59-21), American Christian (59-7), and Tuscaloosa County High School (39-34) before losing to the Arab High School “A” team in the finals ...

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Pinson discusses highway safety

By Lee Weyhrich It has been almost eight weeks since Walter Smith, 59, and his son Noah, 2, were killed by a vehicle while crossing Highway 75 in Pinson. The father and son were leaving the last Pinson Valley High School football game of the year and had parked across the road. “We'll never know why they parked across the street,” Councilman Joe Cochran said. Cochran was the first person to arrive at the sc ...

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Pinson receives accolades from independent audit

By Lee Weyhrich The Pinson City Council received excellent news from the city's independent auditing firm, Borland Benefield. Charles Polmatier, an auditor with the firm, presented his data and opinion at Thursday’s council meeting. “The city is in a strong financial position,” Polmatier said. “When I say that, I speak of your funds, as well as your assets.” Polmatier said the city’s finances would be grade ...

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Cougar boys, girls beat Pinson Valley

By John William Gallagher The Clay-Chalkville Cougars Varsity boys and girls basketball teams beat the Pinson Valley Indians Friday night. The Cougar boys won in an overtime thriller 81-76. The Cougar girls won big, 66-30. Senior Marcus Merriweather lead the Pinson Valley boys with 31 points. For the Cougars, senior Marchus Baldwin had 17 points, sophomore Hasan Abdullah had 13 points and 7 assists, senior ...

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Trussville City Council approves SROs

By John William Gallagher The Trussville City Council approved a measure to set funds up to $400,000 to the police department’s budget for School Resource Officers at tonight’s council meeting. Mayor Gene Melton will meet with the Trussville City Schools Board of Education to discuss a plan about these officers. He will then bring the plan back to the council for approval. "I know it has been tough these la ...

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