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Freezing rain advisory issued for Jefferson and St. Clair counties

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a freezing rain advisory for Jefferson and St. Clair counties. The advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the north and central portion of the state.  Locally, the time of concern is primarily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday. The area of highest impact is expected to be in the northwest corner of Alabama. Th ...

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Running the Roads

Local school officials talk about weather delay process By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- When many people are nervous about driving on potentially icy roads, local school officials are on them. Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill rides through the section of town in which she lives, while other school system employees do the same. Jefferson County Schools mechanics and transportation employ ...

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Renovations coming for Hewitt-Trussville Middle cafeteria

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Another item on Trussville City Schools’ capital plan is about to be checked off. The Trussville City Board of Education last Monday approved Pelham-based Williford Orman Construction to renovate the cafeteria at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. The cost is $335,200. The equipment will be paid for through Child Nutrition Program funds and the installation will be paid for through ...

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3 from area make mittens for injured koalas in Australia

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- After hearing the news report in January that Australia had devastating brush fires and that many koalas were injured, three friends from Trussville and Pinson decided to help. [caption id="attachment_20183" align="alignleft" width="300"] The mittenssubmitted photo[/caption] Caroline Hill and Kaleigh Rowe, freshmen at Hewitt-Trussville High School, and Lacey Johnson, a fresh ...

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Alabama Supreme Court stops same-sex marriages

By Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY --Six Alabama Supreme Court justices concurred that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages is constitutional, multiple media sources are reporting. In a writ of mandamus brought before the court by the Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program, the state's high court said that probate judges should not violate the state's ban on same-sex marriage "Alabama allo ...

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Garrett, Shelnutt submit first bills in Montgomery

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Rep. Danny Garrett has submitted his first bill as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives. HB 97 would provide that teachers could receive a tax credit of up to $250 on their Alabama income tax return as reimbursement for money they spend out of their own pockets for their classrooms. [caption id="attachment_16523" align="alignleft" width="300"] Danny Garrettphoto court ...

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Cafeteria equipment approved for Johnson Elementary

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Jefferson County Board of Education last week approved a bid to supply cafeteria equipment at Kermit Johnson Elementary School in Pinson. Hotel and Restaurant Supply won the bid at a total project cost of $477,240. The board last month voted to award a bid for the construction of a new cafeteria at the school to Cullman-based Civicon Construction Company for $2,415,542. The proje ...

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Clay could switch library board to committee

Move would mean more city control over funds By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay Public Library is not closing, but it may be restructuring, City Manager Ronnie Dixon said after Monday’s Clay City Council meeting. The council has been ending various boards and replacing them with committees. The largest difference between the two, in most instances, is that board members and the board director are appointed by ...

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Adult, juvenile charged in Center Point burglary

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- At about 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 500 block of 26th Avenue Northwest in Center Point. It was reported that two black male suspects broke into the house and then fled when they encountered the homeowner. A description of the suspect vehicle, a light blue Honda, was broadcast to responding deput ...

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Alexander, Stotser win Gatekeepers

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Jane Alexander and Rick Stotser/Massey, Stotser & Nichols PC won the annual Gatekeeper Awards at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Saturday. The awards recognize outstanding service to the community. Alexander won the individual award while Massey, Stotser & Nichols PC won the group award. [caption id="attachment_20123" align="alignleft" width="2 ...

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