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Traffic accident in Blount County claims life of Oneonta man

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BLOUNT COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash in Blount County claimed the life of an Oneonta man on Friday just after 11:30 a.m., according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. According to law enforcement, Lawrence Layne Woods, 59, was killed when the 2014 Nissan Rogue he was driving left the roadway on Blount County 29 and struck a tree. Woods, who was not wearing a s ...

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Pinson honors 8U Football Team

By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune PINSON — The Pinson 8U Football team was honored by the Pinson City Council on Thursday. Related Story: Pinson City Council receives funds for library, Turkey Creek Mayor Hoyt Sanders presented a resolution before the council to recognize the team for an outstanding season in which they placed second overall with the United Youth Football of Alabama. “Whereas extracurricula ...

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First Baptist Church Trussville to host a Living Room Reset

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — First Baptist Church Trussville will be hosting Kirk Cameron’s Living Room Reset event in the worship center on Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The focus of the event is marriage and parenting as it relates to all stages of life.  Cameron will share the lessons that he and his wife, Chelsea, have discovered over the 26 years of their marriage. “The hope ...

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BPD makes arrest in case of Birmingham shooting death

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department reported that detectives made an arrest in connection with a homicide investigation into an incident that occurred on Jan. 5 at around 3:42 a.m. Related Story: BPD investigate early morning homicide in Birmingham On Jan. 5, officers from the West Precinct were alerted that a person was shot near 16th Street and Avenue V. ...

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Suspect arrested in Panorama Terrace area homicide

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department reported that a homicide investigation was conducted into an incident that occurred on Dec. 20 at approximately 8:15 p.m. Related Story: 1 dead in east Birmingham shooting, suspect on the loose [caption id="attachment_70976" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Birmingham PD[/caption] According to authorities ...

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Obituary: William Watts

William R. Bill Watts, Jr., age 73, passed away on Jan. 10. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Mickey Watts. He is survived by his children, Rebecca A. Watts and Christopher E. Watts; his grandchildren, Brandon and Jordon Watts; his sisters, Sharon Goodwin, Patty Watts, Nancy Watts, Jennie Marlin, and Susan Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. Funeral service will be ...

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Honor roll student suspended from Atlanta area school after using counterfeit bill to buy lunch

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A 12-year-old student from Atlanta has been suspended after his school alleged he used a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for lunch, according to WBRC. WBRC reported that Christian Philon was given the bill from his father, Earvin, who had received the bill as change from a fast food restaurant. Philon used the bill to pay for a school lunch, however ...

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Tuscaloosa: Central High School on lock-down after shots were fired near the campus

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — Central High School in Tuscaloosa is on lock-down after it was reported that shots were fired. According to a post from the school’s Facebook page, “There were shots fired in the neighborhood near Central High School. The campus is on lockdown until TPD give the all clear.” The Facebook post went on to note that no shots were fired on the Central High S ...

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Homicide investigation underway after dead man was discovered behind an East Lake home

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham police reported that the discovery of a dead body behind an East Lake home prompted a homicide investigation in Birmingham. Related story: Trussville man found murdered in Birmingham The man was found on Thursday, shortly after 1 p.m., behind a residence located at 7327 Second Ave. S., according to Sgt. Johnny Williams. The victim has not bee ...

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Roadwork in St. Clair County on I-59 from Etowah County Line to St. Clair Springs exit

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY – ALDOT reported that starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close either the right or left lane of I-59 Southbound and Northbound at various locations for clearing and grassing operations between the Etowah County line (Milepost 175) and the St. Clair Springs exit (Milepost 156). All travel l ...

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