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Sale of Avondale properties turns developers’ attention to downtown Trussville

by Scott Buttram publisher TRUSSVILLE --Coby Lake, the developer behind Avondale and one of the key developers for downtown Trussville, has sold the Avondale Brewery, Post Office Pies, Saw's Soul Kitchen, Avondale Common House, Wasabi Juan's, and The Sour Room properties to Avondale Holdings, a subsidiary of Orchestra Partners. "In Orchestra Partners, we found an organization with a great vision for Avondal ...

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Boy Scouts to accept girls, unhappy Girl Scouts tout their own organization

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The winds of change continue to blow through the Boy Scouts of America organization. After the decision to accept gay scouts in 2013 and transgender scouts earlier this year, BSA announced on Wednesday that the group will begin accepting girls in the older group in 2019. Cub Scouts, the younger groups, will offer separate dens for boys and girls. The de ...

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First Baptist Church Trussville cancels Sunday services due to weather

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --In the wake of Nate-produced weather concerns, at least one Trussville church was prompted to cancel Sunday services out of concern for the safety of members. In an early morning tweet through social media, the church announced, "Due to the timing and unpredictability of today's storms, services/activities won't take place today. Please watch the weathe ...

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UPDATED: Formal charges filed against PVHS teacher

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON --Saturday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced formal charges against 30-year-old Pinson Valley High School teacher Joseph Allan Farmer of Collinsville, AL Farmer was taken into custody Friday morning at PVHS after the female victim came forward to report inappropriate sexual contact. Farmer was questioned by detectives and admitted to an ...

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Jasper man killed in Friday night crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WALKER COUNTY --According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a single-vehicle crash at 11:15 p.m. on Friday has claimed the life of a Jasper man. Charles Edward Suchey, 84, was killed when the 2008 Ford Ranger he was operating left the roadway and struck a guardrail before overturning down an embankment, Trooper Mark Stone said in a statement released on Saturda ...

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Tropical storm warning issued for Jefferson, St. Clair counties, Blount under TS watch

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports UPDATE: Jefferson and St. Clair counties have been upgraded to a tropical storm warning. UPDATE: All weather graphics from the National Weather Service in Birmingham have been updated as of 5 a.m. Saturday. TRUSSVILLE --The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a tropical storm warning for much of central Alabama, including Jefferson and St. Clair counti ...

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Pinson Valley High School teacher to be charged with sexual contact with student

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON --A 30-year-old male teacher from Pinson Valley High School was taken into custody today after a female student disclosed he had sexual contact with her, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office. [caption id="attachment_46378" align="alignleft" width="240"] Joseph Allan FarmerPhoto via Jefferson County Jail website[/caption] Just after school began ...

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Ivey declares state of emergency for Alabama, Baldwin County recommends evacuation

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY– Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of the potential impacts for Tropical Storm Nate. According to the National Hurricane Center, Nate is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane when it makes landfall on Sunday morning. This storm is expected to bring direct impacts from wind, ...

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Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox announces run for governor

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA --After forming an exploratory committee several months ago, Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox has announced his intention to run for the governor's office. He will run for the Democrat nomination. Maddox was thrust into the national limelight when Tuscaloosa was struck by a devastating EF4 tornado on April 27, 2011. Lauded for his leadership at the time, Madd ...

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1 dead in overnight fire in Pinson-Clay area

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — One person is dead after an overnight fire near Dug Hollow Road and Dewey Heights Road. Center Point Fire and Rescue crews battled the fully involved residential blaze shortly after 2 a.m. on Thursday. The body was discovered after firefighters were able to bring the fire under control and enter the home. The cause of the fire remains under invest ...

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