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Voter Guide: Today’s Birmingham municipal election

By Virginia Martin, Birmingham Watch BIRMINGHAM --Birmingham city voters go to the polls today to select a mayor and fill all nine City Council seats and all nine city Board of Education seats. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can check your polling place and voter registration through links in the BirminghamWatch city Voter Guide below. The guide also gives you profiles on each of the 88 candidates on t ...

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North half of Alabama should have optimal viewing conditions for eclipse

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting fairly clear skies for the northern half of Alabama during peak times of Monday's solar eclipse. There is, however, a small chance of an isolated shower this afternoon. Though Alabama is not in line for a total eclipse, much of the state will get a view of 90-97 percent blockage of the ...

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Walker County man dies from injuries suffered in crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WALKER COUNTY --A single-vehicle crash at 11 a.m. on Thursday has claimed the life of a Jasper man. According to the Alabama State Troopers office, Roger Dale Forrester, 60, was seriously injured when the 2005 Nissan 350Z he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Forrester was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he died on Sunday. The crash occurre ...

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Scott Bradford

Scott Bradford, age 77, of Trussville, AL, passed away on August 18, 2017. He was a former resident of McCalla, AL and Panama City Beach, FL. Scott graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1958. [caption id="attachment_43777" align="alignleft" width="273"] Scott Bradford[/caption] He was a member of Deerfoot Baptist Church in Trussville, AL. He was a former member of St. Andrew’s Baptist Church in Panama City ...

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Pickens Academy coach sentenced to 3 years in prison for sex with student, husband awaits trial

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CARROLLTON --The first of two former teachers and coaches at Pickens Academy accused in a sex scandal that rocked the small West Alabama community has pleaded guilty. The pair were husband and wife at the time of their arrest. [caption id="attachment_29863" align="alignleft" width="268"] Charli Jones ParkerPhoto via Facebook[/caption] Former Pickens Academy teacher ...

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Don Ray Cameron

Don Ray Cameron, age 74 of Birmingham, AL passed away on August 17, 2017. Don graduated from Cottonwood High School. He was a member of Ruffner Valley Baptist Church. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force after serving four tours during the Vietnam War. Don was preceded in death by his father, L.C. Cameron, mother, Loice Dickerson Cameron and sister, Nora Jeanette Hinson. He is survived by his ...

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Missouri state senator: ” I hope Trump is assassinated”

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports St. Louis, Missouri --The Secret Service is investigating after a Missouri state senator posted on Facebook that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Democrat-University City, MO., quickly deleted her post, but screen shots of her comment have gone viral on social media. Other Democrats immediately called for Chappelle-Nadal's res ...

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Attorney General files suit against Birmingham, Mayor over Confederate monument

By Scott Buttram, publisher MONTGOMERY --Alabama attorney general Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit against the City of Birmingham and mayor William Bell on Wednesday for violations of the The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act. Marshall asked the court to impose a $25,000 per day fine for each day that the monument is covered. Bell ordered a wall built around the 1905 Confederate monument at Linn Park. City wo ...

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Birmingham builds wall around Confederate monument

[caption id="attachment_43591" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Confederate monument at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham.Photo by Scott Buttram/The Trussville Tribune[/caption] By Scott Buttram, publisher BIRMINGHAM --City workers descended on Linn Park at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and began erecting a wall around a Confederate monument at the entrance to the park. It took workers just over 30 minutes to as ...

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Jones wins nomination for Democrats, Moore and Strange in Republican run-off

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Former U.S. attorney Doug Jones will be the Democratic nominee for Jeff Sessions' former United States senate seat. That seat is currently held by Robert Bentley appointee Luther Strange who made the Republican run-off for the office. Strange will face the former chief justice of the state supreme court Roy Moore. Moore, who has twice been removed from ...

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