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Disabled school bus snarls rush hour traffic on South Chalkville Road

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville City Schools bus had a mishap Monday morning when it ran into a ditch at the intersection of  Queenstown Road and Pear Street. Emergency vehicles blocked traffic on South Chalkville Road while crews prepared to unload the students and assist in moving the bus. No other vehicles were involved and students were being loaded onto another bus, which had already arri ...

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Alabama Probate Judges Association: Ruling does not open the door for same sex marriage licenses

By Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY -- Saying it wanted to clear up any misconceptions in the media, the Alabama Probate Judges Association issued at statement Saturday regarding the effect that a federal court ruling will have in Alabama. Citing the ruling issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade and some media reports that same sex couples will be able to receive marriage licenses Monday, the APJA "want ...

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Federal judge strikes down Alabama’s same sex marriage ban

By Scott Buttram MOBILE -- U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade struck down Alabama's same sex marriage ban in a ruling on Friday, according to Yellowhammer News. The plaintiffs in the case were Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand, who were married in San Diego, Calif. in 2008, but have lived in Alabama since 2001. McKeand was the birth parent of a son with a sperm donor and Searcy had sought adoption rights. Acc ...

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UPDATED: Former HTHS defensive coordinator David Partridge named head coach at Shades Valley

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY – As a teenager at Huffman High School in 1983, David Partridge was faced with some obstacles. His father Jerry, who also doubled as his head football coach, decided to transition the Vikings’ offense from the I formation to the veer, which put his signal caller in a state of transition. Jerry’s quarterback, standing at 5-foot-6, was returning for his second year as a starter ...

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DUI arrest in Trussville-Clay Road crash that injured 2

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said one person has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a two-vehicle collision on Trussville-Clay Road on Tuesday night that injured two people. The head-on collision occurred near Hewitt-Trussville Middle School when the vehicle driven by the person charged with DUI crossed over into the oncoming la ...

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Wreck on Trussville-Clay Road injures 2

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said two people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Trussville-Clay Road on Tuesday night. The road was temporarily blocked by police, fire and rescue vehicles while emergency personnel worked the scene of the accident, which occurred near Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. Bridges said no names would be released at this time. T ...

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Today we honor the memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King, leader of the civil rights movement and one of America's great orators, led the march from Selma to Montgomery 50 years ago to demand equal rights in the voting booth for all Americans. Below is the speech he gave upon arriving at the state capitol. [caption id="attachment_19003" align="alignleft" width=" ...

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Trussville’s Malone crowned Miss West Central Alabama

From staff reports LIVINGSTON -- Katie Malone of Trussville was crowned Miss West Central Alabama in Livingston on Saturday night. [caption id="attachment_18998" align="alignleft" width="225"] Katie Malone was crowned Miss West Central Alabama in Livingston on Saturday.photo by Anna Malone[/caption] The pageant was a Miss Alabama Pageant qualifier, meaning Malone will have a chance to compete again for the ...

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Deadly wreck on Bradford Road

By Scott Buttram PINSON -- Jefferson County sheriff's deputies are investigating an overnight wreck on Bradford Road that claimed the life of a 51-year-old woman. Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle accident just after midnight on Saturday morning on Bradford Road near Hidden Trail. The vehicle had flipped onto its roof and the driver was trapped inside. The victim, from McCalla, was pronounc ...

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