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Pinson Valley finishes perfect season, beats Wetumpka 31-10 in 6A state title game

  By David Knox Sports Editor TUSCALOOSA — Pinson Valley finished its perfect season Friday night in Tuscaloosa beating Wetumpka High School 31-10 in the AHSAA 6A state championship. [caption id="attachment_49129" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley running back Khymel Chaverst fights through a tackle attempt during Friday night's 6A state title game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.Photo ...

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Man dies after vehicle crashes into tree

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ONEONTA — A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of an Oneonta man Friday, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Leopoldo Mejia Chacon, 40, was killed when the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado he was driving left the roadway on Blount County 36 and struck a tree at 12:25 p.m. Chacon, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash ...

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Of a Certain Age: Letter to Santa places order for construction help

By June Mathews Special to The Tribune Dear Santa, I know it’s been a while since I’ve written – third grade to be exact. That was the year I asked for an Easy-Bake Oven, and our snotty little neighbor got one instead. I tried not to blame you. I told myself the elves must have mixed up the orders, or maybe your reindeer took you to the wrong address. But either way, your management skills were clearly lack ...

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VIDEO: Officer warns of near white-out conditions on I-65, ALDOT says avoid unnecessary travel

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A video posted to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Twitter account shows Lt. Daniel Dean of Highway Patrol warning of near white-out conditions on I-65 Friday afternoon. Lt. Dean is on I-65 North at mile marker 193 in the video. Lt. Dean encourages motorists to "slow your roll, we want you to get where you're going safely" in the video due to the adverse weather ...

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Center Point man wanted for murder, attempted murder

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — A Center Point man is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with murder and attempted murder, according to Crime Stoppers. [caption id="attachment_49112" align="alignleft" width="210"] Vincent Lamar Jones[/caption] Vincent Lamar Jones, 30, is wanted by the Birmingham Police Department. He is listed as 5'9" tall and 160 pounds. His ...

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UPDATE: Super 7 games still on per AHSAA

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — UPDATED: At 9:43 a.m. the AHSAA once again posted on social media to confirm that all of the games to be played at the Super 7 Friday are still on as scheduled. All #Super7 games today are on schedule. Fans, be safe as you travel today! Plenty of hot chocolate here at @BryantDenny_UA to stay warm! — Super 7 (@AHSAA_football) December 8, 2017 All games t ...

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Trussville City Council promotes new police department captain

By Tanna Friday For The Tribune Thursday evening the Trussville City Council promoted police Lt. Eric Rush to captain before a crowded chamber hall packed with his fellow officers. [caption id="attachment_49064" align="alignleft" width="300"] Left to right: Chief Jeff Bridges, Councilor Zack Steele, Councilor Alan Taylor, Captain Eric Rush, Councilor Brian Plant, Mayor Buddy Choat, Councilor Jef Freeman and ...

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Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick wins Bednarik, Thorpe awards

Courtesy RollTide.com ATLANTA — Alabama junior defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was presented with a pair of individual national awards Thursday night at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which took place at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga. Fitzpatrick received both the Chuck Bednarik and Jim Thorpe awards on Thursday. The Bednarik recognizes the nation's top defensive play ...

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3 Auburn players named to Walter Camp All-America team

By Greg Ostendorf AuburnTigers.com AUBURN — The Walter Camp All-America Team was announced Thursday at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show, and Auburn, with Daniel Carlson, Braden Smith and Carlton Davis, was the only SEC school with three players selected. The rest of the conference had three players combined on either the first or second team. Carlson, a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, was Aubur ...

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