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Contractor begins Cahaba River enhancements in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said Tuesday that a contractor hired to enhance a stretch of the Cahaba River in Trussville was on site and getting to work. The city of Trussville hired North Carolina-based North State Environmental to enhance a stretch of the river from Cherokee Drive to the Civitan Bridge at Civitan Park. North State Environmental was awarded the project with a bi ...

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Important info for those who vote at Clearview Baptist

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Due to the summer fire at Clayridge Baptist Church in Clay, Clearview Baptist Church opened its doors to house the Clayridge daycare program. The daycare area at Clearview is commonly used for all voting activities. Clearview’s new sanctuary, however, will serve as the polling site for Tuesday’s general election, said polling worker Andy Driggers. Clearview Baptist Church is located at ...

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More lighting coming for Husky Parkway

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- More lighting is coming for Husky Parkway in Trussville. The Trussville City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Gene Melton to pursue purchasing 10 street lights for Husky Parkway from Hewitt-Trussville High School to the Trussville-Clay Road intersection. [caption id="attachment_17384" align="alignleft" width="200"] Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill, left, han ...

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Suspects caught in chase that led to Clay schools’ lockdown charged

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The two Birmingham men that led police on a chase from Trussville into Clay Tuesday, prompting the soft lockdown of three schools, have been charged. Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges said Rodrigus Dewayne Sellers and Daniel Webster Felder Jr., both of Birmingham, have been charged with first-degree theft of property and third-degree burglary. Their bonds were set at ...

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No replacement yet for Danny Garrett on Trussville City BOE

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council did not appoint a person to fill an opening on the Trussville City Board of Education on Tuesday. The end of this month had been the targeted timeframe to appoint someone to fill Danny Garrett’s place. Garrett resigned from his position on the board of education earlier this month due to his election as a new State House representative. Trussville City ...

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2 from Birmingham to be charged in burglary, chase that locked down Clay schools

By Gary Lloyd [caption id="attachment_17346" align="alignleft" width="300"] The two suspectsphotos courtesy of the Trussville Police Department[/caption] TRUSSVILLE -- Two Birmingham men will be charged with burglary and theft in the Tuesday burglary of a home and chase that led to the lockdown of three Clay schools. Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges identified the suspects as Rodrigus Dewayne S ...

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UPDATE: Suspects caught in chase that led to lockdown of Clay schools

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay Elementary, Clay-Chalkville Middle and Clay-Chalkville High schools were in a key drill -- or a soft lockdown -- Tuesday around 11 a.m. as authorities searched the surrounding area for burglary suspects, according to Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Trussville Police Department. The suspected burglars crashed the ...

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Grant will pay for extension of trails at Turkey Creek in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $60,160 grant to improve recreational and educational opportunities at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. The funds will enable the Southern Environmental Center to extend and improve a multipurpose trail at the preserve. The preserve is located within 466 acres of property acquired by the Freshwater Land Trust and Alabama Forever Wild Program. ...

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Site work begins at new Pinson park

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Construction has begun at the new city park site in Pinson. Site work began this week. The current schedule calls for construction to be completed by late spring 2015. [caption id="attachment_17318" align="alignleft" width="239"] A map of the new park in Pinsonfile photo[/caption] The Pinson City Council in August approved of entering into a contract with Clements Dean Construction t ...

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JefCoEd transfers school road ownership to Clay; street light possible

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday voted to transfer Cougar Drive to the city of Clay. Cougar Drive is currently a private road belonging to the board of education. The transfer to the city of Clay means the city will maintain the road, which stretches from Deerfoot Parkway to Trussville-Clay Road in front of Clay-Chalkville High School and Clay-Chalkville Middle Sch ...

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