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Clay Council swears in new councilor Dean Kirkner

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY – During its pre-council session on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Clay City Council swore in Councilman Dean Kirkner, who will be filling the position of Place 2 on the city council, previously held by Don Baker, for the remainder of the council’s term. [caption id="attachment_79369" align="alignleft" width="225"] Clay Mayor Charles Webster and City Manager Ronnie Dixon swe ...

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Trussville homeschool group publishes book for Alabama’s bicentennial birthday

By Crystal McGough, copy editor TRUSSVILLE — In December 2017, Governor Kay Ivey launched the Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative in honor of the state of Alabama’s 200th birthday, selecting 200 Alabama schools to receive $2,000 grants for a yearlong project celebrating the state’s history and achievements throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Among the schools chosen were five homeschool groups. One of ...

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Green House Cafe ‘coming soon’ to Clay

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — By now, most of the people who live in Clay have noticed the new coffee shop, Green House Cafe, that has been in progress at 2449 Old Springville Road, next door to Moon Nails. The question on everyone’s minds, however, seems to be, “When will Green House Cafe be open?” According to co-owner Emmy Lam, the cafe currently has a tentative opening date of May 25. “We may d ...

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Mythic Cards & Games thriving in its new location

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY -- Even a dreary, rainy day didn’t stop people from coming out to enjoy a night of gaming at Mythic Cards & Games Saturday night. Cars packed the parking lot and gamers filled the tables for multiple events at the popular game shop in Clay. Mythic, which originally opened in Clay in 2016, recently moved from its former strip mall storefront location at 6401 Old Sprin ...

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Pinson Council passes ALDOT resolution on AL 75, ordinance on removal of 4422 Main Street

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON -- The Pinson City Council passed a resolution submitted by ALDOT (Alabama Department of Transportation) concerning improvements to be made on SR-75, including resurfacing, planing, striping, leveling, widening and patching, on a section of the highway from 116 feet south of Fox Hill Drive to 240 feet south of Innsbrooke Parkway. [caption id="attachment_78458" align="a ...

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Clay Council honors CCHS student for winning Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — CCHS student-athlete Khalil Bell won the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award for the state of Alabama and the Clay City Council honored him with a proclamation on Tuesday, April 23. [caption id="attachment_77712" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mayor Charles Webster, Khalil Bell, Councilor Bo Johnson, John Williamson BGCCA program director  Taylor Gurley, Counci ...

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Clay Council passes P&Z case authorizing Highland Green Sector III zoning change

By Crystal McGough, copy editor The Clay City Council unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday, April 23, to approve Planning & Zoning Case Number: Z-2019-02, which authorizes the rezoning of parcels of land know collectively as Highland Green Sector III from Medium Density Residential to High Density Residential for the purpose of building a garden home subdivision with 50 homes. Prior to the vote, the c ...

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FCF Trussville holds Easter weekend ribbon cutting for new sanctuary

By Crystal McGough, copy editor TRUSSVILLE -- Faith Community Fellowship in Trussville opened the doors of its brand new sanctuary to the public over Easter weekend. Lead Pastor Steve McCarty and the FCF staff held a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication on Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m., and the church’s first Easter service was held in the new sanctuary that evening. On Sunday, FCF held two more Easter se ...

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Clay Council approves rezoning for garden homes off Dug Hollow Road in 3-2 vote

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — The Clay City Council held a public hearing Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to discuss and hear from the community concerning the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation to allow the rezoning of parcels of land at 6286 Old Springville Road from Medium Density Residential to High-Density Residential for the purpose of a garden home subdivision. Following the public he ...

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Clay City Council bids farewell to Don Baker

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — Clay Councilor Don Baker served his last meeting on the Clay City Council Tuesday night, March 19. Baker previously announced at the March 5 council meeting that he would be resigning from the council as a result of selling his house in Clay. He and his wife have plans to build a house outside of the city. Baker has held Place 2 on the council since November 2016. “As ...

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