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Pinson Valley grad post selfies with Auburn rape suspect, makes strong statement for rape victims

By Scott Buttram publisher PINSON --Carlee Coleman is a sophomore at Auburn University and a Pinson Valley High School graduate. She is also a rape survivor. When Coleman posted selfies on Facebook of herself with Tony Patillo who has been charged in the sexual assault of an Auburn student, she wasn't looking for attention and she certainly wasn't planning on becoming an advocate for rape victims. But the a ...

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Rep. Gary Palmer speaks at Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon

From The Trusville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE – United States Rep. Gary Palmer on Thursday was the featured speaker at The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon. [caption id="attachment_45554" align="alignleft" width="150"] Gary Palmer[/caption] Palmer, who was elected to the 114th Congress in 2014,  told the luncheon attendees there are two things on which United States leaders need ...

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Principal: Fire alarms at Hewitt-Trussville High set off by steam buildup in a custodial closet

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Several Trussville Fire & Rescue trucks responded today when fire alarms went off at Hewitt-Trussville High School. Principal Tim Salem said the the alarms were not set off by a blaze, but by steam that built up in a custodial closet at the school where paint brushes were being cleaned. Students were evacuated from the school when the alarms sounded ...

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Trussville camper experiences the life of Helen Keller at Camp Courage

Special to the Tribune Most students learn about Helen Keller, a few get to experience her life first hand. [caption id="attachment_45540" align="alignleft" width="150"] Owen Hemrick of Trussville examines a bluegill he caught while fishing on Pickwick Lake at Camp Courage. a Helen Keller Experience.[/caption] A group of fourth through sixth graders, who are visually and/or hearing impaired, attended Camp C ...

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No one hurt in wreck on I-459 in Trussville

From The Trussvile Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A wreck involved five vehicles on Interstate 459 this morning  did not cause any injuries. The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. today in the southbound lane of 459, just inside the Trussville city limits near mile marker 139. Trussville Police Detective Michael Bruce said the wreck appeared to have been a chain reaction caused when one  vehicle braked, ...

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Arrest made in fatal Center Point-area shooting of man from Trussville

From The Trussvile Tribune staff reports The man accused of shooting a former Trussville resident in the Center Point area Wednesday was  arrested Thursday  night. [caption id="attachment_45525" align="alignleft" width="150"] Kevin Speakman[/caption] Kevin Lewayne Speakman, 35, of Birmingham is charged with the murder of Toney Felix Myers Jr., 39, also of Birmingham. According to Myers' Facebook page, he wa ...

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Safety concerns drive Trussville campaign to increase motorists’ awareness

By David Lazenby Editor TRUSSVILLE — Seemingly overnight, red and white lawn signs that read “TVL SAFE” have popped up in front yards across the city. The placards, created as part of a grass-roots campaign called Trussville Safe, are meant to remind motorists to be more careful when they are on the road. [caption id="attachment_45506" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Safe chairman Kristi Jones on ...

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Trussville officials mull contract with Greater Birmingham Humane Society

By David Lazenby Editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council on Thursday authorized Mayor Buddy Choat to negotiate a contract proposed by the Greater Birmingham Humane Society to transfer the work — and legal responsibility — of dealing with animal control issues from the city to the GBHS. [caption id="attachment_45498" align="alignright" width="150"] Sliloh Lord with the Greater Birmingham Humane Socie ...

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Pinson City Council recognizes PVHS industrial maintenance students

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune PINSON — The Pinson City Council on Thursday passed Resolution 17-51 to recognize three Industrial Maintenance Program students from Pinson Valley High School who competed in a national SkillsUSA industrial contest. [caption id="attachment_45497" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders (left) gives recognition to PVHS students Diego Espinoza (center) and Ju ...

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Trussville motorcycle ride being held to benefit non-profit organization, family of deceased local cystic fibrosis sufferer

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A motorcycle ride to benefit the family members left behind after a Trussville man died in August following a double lung transplant will be held Sunday in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_45488" align="alignleft" width="150"] Steven Vaughan poses with his wife, Ashley, and their three children.[/caption] The ride was originally scheduled when Steven ...

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