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Lottery bill approved by Alabama Senate

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – A lottery in the state of Alabama got one step closer to becoming a reality on Thursday, April 25. The Alabama State Senate voted 21-12 to narrowly approve the bill. The 21 votes received was the minimum amount necessary for the state Senate to approve a constitutional amendment. As per the rules of state government, the bill will now move to the Alabam ...

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Reading proficiency, third grade holdback bill approved in House committee

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News. MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill approved in the House Education Policy Committee on Wednesday would provide resources and programs to get more Alabama third-graders reading proficiently and requires that those who aren’t be held back. Rep. Terri Collins, R- Decatur, is the sponsor for the Alabama Literacy Act and told the committee that it is the result of many years of work ...

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Alabama set new record with economic development in 2018

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday, April 25, that companies locating new facilities in Alabama or expanding existing operations invested $8.7 billion in growth projects during 2018, establishing a new annual record. These economic development projects, outlined in the comprehensive 2018 New & Expanding Industry Report, will generate an anticipate ...

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Former Best Western Oak Mountain bookkeeper pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme involving Leeds woman

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A former bookkeeper at a Pelham-area accounting firm pleaded guilty to charges that she embezzled money from a local hotel. A grand jury also returned an indictment against the bookkeeper’s accused co-conspirator on related charges. In a one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court, United States Attorney Jay E. Town charged Delaine Dawson Summervi ...

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Jefferson County home builder charged in wire fraud scheme

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Federal prosecutors have charged a Jefferson County home builder in connection to a wire fraud scheme, according to  U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. Jeffrey Rusert, 52, is accused of embezzling over $1.3 million from his customers. Rusert was the owner and President of Southern Craftsman Custom Homes, Inc.  S ...

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Joe Biden announces 2020 Presidential run

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WASHINGTON — In a three minute and 30-second video posted online, former Vice President Joe Biden announced his run for President of the United States. The majority of the video focused on President Donald Trump's reaction to the deadly racial clash in Charlottesville in 2017. "He said there were ‘some very fine people on both sides,’" Biden said. "With those words, ...

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Reading proficiency, third grade holdback bill approved in House committee

By CAROLINE BECK, Aalabama Daily News. A bill approved in the House Education Policy Committee on Wednesday would provide resources to get more Alabama third-graders reading proficiently and requires that those who aren't be held back. Rep. Terri Collins, R- Decatur, is the sponsor for the Alabama Literacy Act and told the committee it is the result of many years of work and many meetings with different edu ...

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Tuscaloosa Police Chief working to get charges dismissed after arrest video goes viral

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson held a press conference Wednesday, April 24, after a video of the arrest of  Jhasmynn Sheppard was circulated on social media. Sheppard was arrested Friday, April 19. Anderson said she was involved in an accident on Old Plantation Road and Old Greensboro Road. Police said a citizen followed her from the scene after ...

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3 men join a woman for dinner…what happened next will give you goosebumps!

By Erica Thomas, managing editor OXFORD, Ala. — If you thought the days of kindness were long gone, there is a ray of hope shining from east Alabama. It's a story about kindness and taking time to look up from your phone to see who around you is in need. Jamario Howard posted a photo on Facebook of him and his friends, JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight, sitting at a table at Brad's Bar-B-Que in Oxford with a wo ...

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Former Tannehill State Park Administrator charged with theft and ethics violations

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA COUNTY — A former administrator of Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park turned herself in Monday, April 22, for felony ethics and theft charges, as well as possession of a forged instrument. Stacy Ingram Green, 42, of Birmingham, surrendered to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and was released on bond. Attorney General Steve Marshall said Green ...

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