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Trussville wreck sends 2 to hospital

From Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --A two vehicle collision on Saturday morning sent two people to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Chief Russell Ledbetter of Trussville Fire and Rescue said the wreck occurred on Valley Road before noon on Saturday. "Both victims were transported, but thankfully, neither appeared to have any serious injuries," Ledbetter said. The names of the victims h ...

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Anything but skin deep

Special to The Trussville Tribune By Taylor Elliott Vitiligo. The word rolled off the doctor’s mouth with such ease – without her even missing a beat. Last Tuesday I was diagnosed with a rare skin disease that changes the pigmentation of my skin. Basically, the skin cells in my body that make pigment (or color) are being destroyed and patches of white spots have started to appear on my skin. Before I dive t ...

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Trussville expands downtown district

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville city council voted Tuesday night to expand the downtown boundaries following a request from the Downtown Redevelopment Authority. The DRA had requested the expansion to include the former Marvins building to the south and part of the transition zone from Kay Avenue to Tutwiler on U.S. Highway 11 which will now fall into the downtown district. [caption id="attachm ...

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Guest editorial: Why I voted no on the body shop deal

By Robbie Roberts, Pinson City Councilman - Place #3 The people were outraged over the possibility of a new jail being built in their community. “How could something like this be allowed to happen in our back yard?” they asked. With the possibility of such a project looming, the folks decided it was time to act. If they didn't stand up for their community then who else would? [caption id="attachment_23727" ...

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Trussville BOE releases superintendent evaluation

Special to The Tribune TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville City Schools Board of Education released its annual job performance evaluation for Dr. Pattie Neill, superintendent of the school system on Monday. Dr. Neill is beginning her fourth year as superintendent of the school system. The review covers Neill’s job performance for the 2014-15 school year.   The board gave the superintendent an overall composite eval ...

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A new look for some older buildings in downtown Trussville

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --There has been a lot of talk about attracting new businesses to downtown Trussville as the city continues to focus on redevelopment, but there may also be some good news for existing businesses downtown. Jef Freeman, chairman of the Downtown Redevelpment Authority, recently asked Dave Reese of TurnerBatson Architects to create artist renderings of how some existing buildings mi ...

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Trussville burglary under investigation

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – An attempted burglary has been reported in Trussville’s Wynnwood subdivision. The Trussville Police department is currently conducting an investigation. [caption id="attachment_7007" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoefile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The failed attempt took place at the home of Trussville school board president Bill Rob ...

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Deputies nab man with 2 pounds of meth in north Jefferson County

From Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Christopher Anthony Murphy, 27, of Stone Mountain, Georgia was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine after an investigation tipped deputies to an expected delivery in Jefferson County. "As part of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine, narcotics investigators developed information that a significant amount of the drug would b ...

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Photos released of Pinson robbery suspect

PINSON –Deputies from the Jefferson County sheriff’s office are searching for a young white male they believe robbed the Chevron gas station and convenience store on 7700 block of Alabama Highway 75 in Pinson, according to sergeant Jack Self. On Friday, officials and Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama released surveillance photos of the suspect they believed robbed the Palmerdale area store. [caption id="attac ...

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12 local students attend Troy University IMPACT

From Tribune staff reports TROY --A dozen students from Trussville and Pinson completed the Troy University IMPACT program, the school announced. IMPACT is for students who have been accepted and registered for the 2015 fall semester. The area students who participated in the program are: Alexander Villari of Trussville Victoria Townsend of Pinson Hannah Peoples of Pinson Madison Snow of Trussville Tanner T ...

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