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Trussville buys Braden property for $1.63 million, ‘major step forward’ for redevelopment

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The city council approved the purchase of the Braden’s Furniture building on the corner of Main Street and Chalkville Road for $1,630,000 on Monday. The property will be used to install a right-turn lane on Chalkville Road. The purchase also allows the city to upgrade drainage and further curtail flooding downtown. After the completion of the drainage and road work, the remaini ...

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U.S. Census: Trussville grows, Clay, Pinson bounce back

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The United States Census office has released the population estimate figures for cities across the country. Locally, the numbers look good for Trussville, Clay and Pinson where all three cities experienced growth. According to U.S. Census estimates, Trussville's population has grown 1.7 percent from 20,353 to 20, 702 from 2013 to 2014. That gave Trussville the fourth highest gr ...

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Search continues in relation to Center Point robbery

From staff reports CENTER POINT – One unnamed man has been arrested for the robbery of a Family Dollar store in the 2000 block of Center Point Parkway. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office police cruiserfile photo[/caption] Another suspect remains at large in relation to the crime, which was executed around 10:20 this morning. According to a press ...

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Veterans Memorial dedication takes place on Memorial Day

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE – Eight years after the concept of building Trussville’s new Veterans Memorial was proposed to city leaders, the impressive stone spire at the corner of Parkway Drive and U.S. Highway 11 was dedicated. In a moving Memorial Day ceremony, approximately 300 attendees honored the military service of 228 individuals with Trussville connections. The names of those individuals are carved ...

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CCHS grad Christian Crawford to appear on Fox & Friends Monday

By Scott Buttram The story of Clay-Chalkville High School senior class president Christian Crawford's powerful prayer during a medical emergency at the school's graduation ceremony continues to spread across America. Crawford's prayer has been seen on numerous television news stations across the country, as well as the national news programs. FOX News Insider broadcast the video Sunday morning and Crawford ...

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Clay’s Christian Crawford talks graduation prayer

By Erik Harris CLAY – On Thursday night at the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation ceremony, roughly 300 young men and women were given the key to adulthood. Christian Crawford didn’t need that key. The departing senior kicked the door down and stepped into the role of a man before the commencement celebration was even over. As the seniors settled in and the graduation began, a member of the Cougar Stadi ...

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One woman’s vision becomes a memorial to many

By Donnette Plant Guest Contributor May 25, 2015, will mark a significant day in history for the City of Trussville. The long-awaited Trussville Veteran’s Memorial located in Civitan Park at the corner of Parkway Drive and Hwy. 11 will be dedicated. There are currently 228 names inscribed on the memorial. We citizens of Trussville have always been proud of our veterans. During World War II, a billboard styl ...

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VIDEO: CCHS graduate’s powerful prayer brings cheers during medical emergency

By Scott Buttram CLAY --When the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation ceremony stopped briefly for a medical emergency in the stands, graduate Christian Crawford spontaneously took to the microphone to pray for the person receiving treatment. Crawford told the crowd that he didn't know what was going on, but he wanted to pray. The young man's powerful prayer brought cheers from the crowd on hand. The cere ...

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Youth survival camp comes to Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale has partnered with Fresh Air Family to launch Prepared, Not Scared Summer Camp, which will be coming to Trussville on July 6. The camp is designed to teach kids self-defense, safety and survival skills. Students entering the fourth through the seventh grade will be eligible to take part in the five-day camp. [caption id="attachment_7223" align=" ...

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Tribune to broadcast Clay-Chalkville graduation ceremony

From Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville Tribune and media partner Cross Digital will broadcast the 2015 Clay-Chalkville High School graduation exercises on Thursday night at 7 p.m. The broadcast will live stream on the newspaper website. Viewers may access to broadcast by going to the homepage of TrussvilleTribune.com and clicking on the banner at the top of the page. "We're excited for the o ...

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