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RECALL ALERT: Electric bicycle could be hazardous

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) — 195 Stromer ST5 electric bicycles have been recalled due to crash and injury hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. CPSC said the bicycle stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. The company has received one report of a stem breaking, but no injuries were reported. [caption id="attachment_74777" ...

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Clay City Council bids farewell to Don Baker

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — Clay Councilor Don Baker served his last meeting on the Clay City Council Tuesday night, March 19. Baker previously announced at the March 5 council meeting that he would be resigning from the council as a result of selling his house in Clay. He and his wife have plans to build a house outside of the city. Baker has held Place 2 on the council since November 2016. “As ...

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HTMS boys golf wins over North Jefferson by single shot

The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — It was a great day on the course for the Hewitt-Trusville Middle School Boys Golf team on Monday as they faced off against North Jefferson. The Huskies won by a single shot, ending with a 136 total to North Jefferson’s 137 total. Photo courtesy of Trussville City Schools Landon Elders took the honor of having the low score of the day for Trussville, shooting ...

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HTMS boys golf wins over North Jefferson by single shot

The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE – It was a great day on the course for the Hewitt-Trusville Middle School Boys Golf team on Monday as they faced off against North Jefferson. The Huskies won by a single shot, ending with a 136 total to North Jefferson’s 137 total. [caption id="attachment_74186" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Trussville City Schools[/caption] Landon Elders to ...

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Director of Jefferson County EMA addresses Center Point Chamber of Commerce

By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune CENTER POINT – The Center Point Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Jefferson County EMA Director Jim Coker as the special  guest speaker at Tuesday’s luncheon. Coker was introduced to the chamber by Tim Gann, general manager of the Center Point Area Chamber of Commerce. “He (Coker) was appointed director of the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency in September 2014,” G ...

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Gas tax passes 28-6, local senators Shelnutt, Roberts, McClendon vote no

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — The Alabama gas tax bill is on the way to Governor Kay Ivey for a signature after legislators passed the measure in a special session. The final passage came Tuesday from the Senate in a vote 28-6. Among the six opposing the bill were five Republicans and one Democrat. The Republicans were Sen. Shay Shelnutt (District 17), Sen. Dan Roberts (District 15) ...

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Pinson Valley varsity softball win over Calera, 7-1

By Shaun Szkolnik Sports Editor PINSON —  The Pinson Valley Indians Varsity softball team came through with a 7-1 win over Calera on Saturday. With the game tied at one run a piece at the bottom of the third, Lauren Hallmark stepped up for the Indians and singled on the first pitch of her at bat, scoring one run. Four more runs followed for Pinson Valley in the fourth inning.   Mollie Peoples got a single, ...

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Obituary: Mildred Anne Svoboda Simpson

Mildred Anne Svoboda Simpson, age 98, died on Feb. 25 in the Kirkwood by the River, a caring and loving retirement home and community in Birmingham. From her birth in Chicago, IL, on July 24, 1920, to her death on Monday, she nourished people around her with love, cooking, flower arranging, and swimming. After graduating from J. Sterling Morton High School on June 11, 1937, she enlisted in the WACs as a cle ...

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Clay Council motion to rezone Highland Green Sector III for garden homes fails to pass

By Crystal McGough Copy Editor The Clay City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night on the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation to rezone 28 parcels of land in Highland Green Sector III from Residential Medium Density to Residential High Density for the purpose of a garden home subdivision. “This was a subdivision that was originally approved by Jefferson County,” City Manager Ronnie Dixon s ...

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