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Judge from Trussville finds Dothan bondsman guilty of unlawful imprisonment

By Gary Lloyd DOTHAN -- Trussville’s municipal judge, as a specially appointed judge, found a Dothan bondsman guilty of two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment Monday, stemming from an incident that occurred June 4 in which two men were chained to the city courtroom door, according to the Dothan Eagle. Judge Carl Chamblee Jr. sentenced Rickey Stokes, owner and operator of A Advantage Bonding, to 3 ...

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‘I was surprised’

Trussville resident, hospital volunteer with Down syndrome gets birthday surprise By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Classrooms 1 and 2 on the second floor of St. Vincent’s East are likely used most often for lectures and meetings, probably for serious discussions. Last Monday, the two classrooms were turned into an indoor carnival. Hospital auxilians were there for a regular meeting, but there was a little bit of ...

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Clay city manager ‘appalled’ by commission’s discretionary fund

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon said he’s “appalled” that the Jefferson County Commission considered and approved reinstating a discretionary fund for commissioners. The commission voted 3-2 last week in favor of the 2015 fiscal year budget, which included a $250,000 discretionary fund. Each commissioner will get to spend $50,000 in his or her district. “If they have $250,00 ...

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CCHS wants to send rice to Africa to help battle Ebola

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville High School National Honor Society is trying to help in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak. The society has a goal of getting 1,000 10-pound bags of rice to send to West Africa, said Clay-Chalkville High School Principal Michael Lee. [caption id="attachment_13129" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville High Schoolphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Sc ...

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Cahaba River Fry-Down rescheduling date announced

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The fifth annual Cahaba River Fry-Down has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 12. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Trussville Springs. The Fry-Down was originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28, but the threat of rain led to its postponement. The best amateur catfish fryers in Alabama will square off at the Fry-Down, a competitive catfish cooking contest and riverfront fes ...

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JefCoEd buys land for Chalkville Elementary cafeteria

By Gary Lloyd CHALKVILLE -- The Jefferson County Board of Education last week voted to purchase 3.2 acres of land for the needed space to construct a new cafeteria at Chalkville Elementary School. The cost of the land is $124,800. The board in August appointed TurnerBatson Architects to provide design services for the construction of the cafeteria. [caption id="attachment_5249" align="alignleft" width="269" ...

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Pinson sets work session for bicentennial celebration

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Pinson is coming up on its 200th birthday, but there’s some confusion over who will throw the party. Mayor Hoyt Sanders suggested combining the bicentennial celebration, Pinson City Fest and the grand opening of the new city park into one huge event in mid-May 2015 rather than doing a string of individual events in a short period. Unbeknownst to most Pinson City Council members, th ...

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Trussville Chamber announces fall carnival

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce will present a fall carnival in late October, it announced last week. The carnival will be held at Magnolia Park in downtown Trussville. The carnival will feature rides and activities for all ages, as well as some favorite fun festival foods. [caption id="attachment_16629" align="alignleft" width="300"] The scene at a past fall carniva ...

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Hewitt-Trussville homecoming parade route info

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville High School homecoming parade is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. The parade route will begin in front of the historic school building on Parkway Drive, proceed down Parkway Drive to U.S. Highway 11 and turn right. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville High Schoolphoto courtesy of Trussville City Schools[/cap ...

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Trussville establishes Husky Parkway speed limit

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last Tuesday approved an ordinance changing the speed limit on Husky Parkway and establishing a designated school zone in the area. The council established the speed limit on Husky Parkway as 30 mph, extending from the road’s intersection with Trussville-Clay Road through to its intersection with Deerfoot Parkway. [caption id="attachment_13715" align=" ...

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