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For Nix, Pinson Valley, a win over Hoover solidifies place among the giants of Alabama high school football

By Justin Nails Special to the Tribune PINSON— When Pinson Valley takes the field against Hoover on Saturday, it will be the first time that the previous year champion from the 6A and 7A classifications will face off in Alabama high school football history. That’s just one of many firsts that could put Pinson Valley and head coach Patrick Nix in an elite class even more so than a blue map. First, Saturday’s ...

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Springville Tigers fall short in overtime against Hayden

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor HAYDEN— The start of 2018 football season for the Springville Tigers did not go in their favor as they suffered a 21-15 overtime loss to the Hayden Wildcats. The Wildcats' Jeremiah Burrow started the game by taking the opening kickoff all the way to the Springville six yard line. They scored three plays later on a two yard run by Evan Orr and added the extra point to make th ...

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2018 Football Kickoff Edition: Springville

By Damian Mitchell Tribune Sports Tigers: All grown up SPRINGVILLE—Under first year head coach Matt Graben the Springville Tigers enter the 2018 season in a new region in class 5A. This year’s team will have to compete with Central Clay County and Sylacauga who both finished with 8 wins last year, Mortimer Jordan won 9 games, and St. Clair County won 10 games before losing in the semi-finals of the playoffs ...

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2018 Football Kickoff Edition: Hewitt-Trussville

By Damian Mitchell Tribune Sports Championship Expectations for Huskies TRUSSVILLE—The buzz around the area is that the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies are ready to make themselves a championship contender and are a force to be reckoned with this upcoming fall. Head coach Josh Floyd has done what he has set out to do and that is turn Hewitt-Trussville into one of the most dominant programs in the state. The Huski ...

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2018 Football Kickoff Edition: Clay-Chalkville

By Damian Mitchell Tribune Sports Cougars preach Consistency for 2018 CLAY—As the 2018 season begins for the Clay-Chalkville Cougars, the expectations are high and obtainable. The word that head coach Drew Gilmer believes will be key is consistency. “We’ve got the guys that could do something special this season and it's going to come down to consistency.” Coming off of an 11-2 season in his first stint as ...

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Trussville to host conference on truancy prevention

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — In partnership with the Jefferson County Family Court the Trussville City Schools will host the second annual Truancy Intervention Program (TIP) Conference. The conference will be hosted Tuesday, August 28 at the Trussville Civic Center and will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast.  Activities will conclude at noon. The meet ...

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Mother charged with ‘reckless murder’ for the death of her 4-year-old daughter

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY —Alabaster police have confirmed that that Amy Reeves Silver was arrested by U.S. Marshalls on Tuesday.  Silver has been charged with reckless murder in the death of her 4-year-old daughter, according to WBRC 6. The daughter, Sharon Smith, was in the car with Amy Reeves Silver when a train hit their car while it was on Fulton Springs Road. Silver was a ...

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Inside Look: Pinson Valley

By Damian Mitchell Tribune Sports PINSON -Head coach Patrick Nix and the Pinson Valley Indians are the defending 6A state champions and have placed the target on their back as every team they play will be giving them their best shot. The Indians return firepower on both sides of the ball that make the thought of repeating as champion a realistic goal. The high powered Pinson Valley offense is led by one of ...

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Birmingham woman wanted for felony warrants

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Jasmine Hatia Stinson, 34, is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging her with probation violation and possession of forged instrument second degree. Stinson is described as 5-foot-seven, and weighting 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was on North Ensley Avenue in Birmingham. If you know where this suspe ...

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House fire in Center Point, investigation continues

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — An early morning fire is being investigated by firefighters in Center Point, according to WBRC 6. It is believed that the fire started around the 2200 block of 2nd Place Northeast and began on Monday morning. Although there were no injuries reported significant damage was done to the front door of the home. According to neighbors the residents of the ...

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