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Clay Council passes motion for dredging permit

By Crystal McGough For the Tribune CLAY - The Clay City Council unanimously passed a motion Tuesday night to begin the permit process for the Cosby Lake dredging project. “I got an update from Volkert,” City Manager Ronnie Dixon said. “The Cosby Lake estimate, I guess is the best way to put it, is 48,000 cubic yards that need to be moved, but it can all be stored in the lake. Their estimated cost is $470,00 ...

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Central Alabama to be under flood watch over weekend

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports All of Central Alabama, including Jefferson and St. Clair counties, will be under a flood watch from 9 a.m. on Saturday to 6 p.m., according to Alabama Wx Weather Blog. "A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rains will continue to add up and could result in rises in rivers, creeks, and low lying areas," the report says. "Localized flash flooding could occur with a ...

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Shooting incidents in Jefferson County leave Birmingham teen injured, man dead in Fairfield

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A teenage girl in northeast Birmingham was injured when an unidentified person opened fire into her home, according to a report by Carol Robinson. The shooting occurred on early Wednesday morning. The 16-year old girl was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shooting happened at her residence on the 4900 block of Brittain Street in Birm ...

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First Baptist Church Trussville senior boys win state title

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE - The Senior Boys basketball team from First Baptist Church Trussville went on the road to Mobile and came home as state champions. FBCT team won the Alabama Baptist Senior High Boys state championship in Mobile with a 72-69 victory over Tillmans Corner Blue. The Senior Boys grabbed a first-round win over Oak Park and then defeated Tillmans Corners White. ...

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ALEA secretary appoints new State Bureau of Investigation director

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Secretary of Law Enforcement, Hal Taylor, appointed John Q. Hamm as the new director of the State Bureau of Investigation. He has previously served as Governmental Affairs Director at ALEA since 2014. [caption id="attachment_50993" align="alignleft" width="238"] Director John Hamm (left) with ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. Photo by A ...

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Huffman High School sanctioned for coaching violations

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HUFFMAN - Huffman High School has been placed on probation for one year for a violation of "coaching outside of the school year" and for for coaching a transfer student from another school prior to enrollment, according to the Alabama High School Athletics Association. "Furthermore, any coach that coaches a student from another school renders that student ineligible ...

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Civil War history comes to life at Old South Firearms and Trading Post in Argo

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune ARGO - Old South Firearms and Trading Post gave visitors an opportunity to get a glimpse of history as it hosted members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and reenactors associated with 1st Division - a Civil War reenactment group - from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_50883" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brent Goodwin prepares the cannon. Photo by ...

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Old South Firearms in Argo to hold ‘Civil War Living History’ on Feb. 3

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO - Old South Firearms will hold a "Civil War Living History" event tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with weather permitting. Old South Firearms is a store specializing in "cowboy, military, and black powder firearms; muzzleloader rifles, pistols, revolvers, cannons, BB-Guns, and muzzle loader accessories." The event will feature historical exhibits, re-enactors in ...

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Victim of west Birmingham homicide identified by police

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - A man who was killed in his backyard in Ensley has been identified, according to the Birmingham Police Department. The victim was Ricky Parker, 58, who lived at the 1000 block of 46th Street Ensley where he was shot in the head area. "Detectives learned neighbors reported hearing 2-4 shots around 7:00 am and later saw the victim’s grey 2004 Cadillac CTS ...

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