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Soldier returns home, surprises sons at Trussville school

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Last week at Paine Intermediate School in Trussville, two brothers got the surprise of the holiday season. After seven months serving in Afghanistan, Brad Gallant arrived in Trussville and surprised his sons, fourth-grader Will Gallant and third-grader Macon Gallant. [caption id="attachment_18540" align="alignleft" width="262"] Brad Gallant and his sons at Paine Intermediate Scho ...

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Springville teen dead after fall from pickup truck

By Scott Buttram SPRINGVILLE -- A 15-year-old Springville High School student has died from injuries he suffered when he fell from the back of a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, according to a statement from Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as Hunter Lee Sligh, according to the St. Clair Times. The accident occurred on Oak Valley Road six miles ...

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Protest under way at Summit shopping center

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM -- The Black Lives Matter group's planned protest is under way, according to multiple media sources. So far, about 100 people are participating in the event. People began gathering at the Summit shopping center in Birmingham at 3 p.m. Friday to protest recent deaths of two unarmed black males, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, during police encounters. Grand juries in both cases ref ...

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Trussville BOE approves bidder for Jack Wood Stadium demolition

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Friday approved a low bidder for the demolition of Jack Wood Stadium. TriStar of America, based out of Norcross, Ga., was revealed last Thursday as the apparent low bidder. TriStar’s base bid was $374,000. VIDEO: Watch Gary Lloyd discuss the history of Jack Wood Stadium. [caption id="attachment_18503" align="alignleft" width="300"] The re ...

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Kids from Big Oak Ranch ‘shop with a cop’ in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- People in Trussville on Thursday reported on social media about seeing eight Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoes in the Target parking lot. They worried about possible shoplifters, grew concerned over employee and customer safety. [caption id="attachment_18498" align="alignleft" width="200"] Trussville police officer Chuck Bradford walks with a boy from Big Oak Ranch in ...

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Trussville garbage pickup info for Christmas

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two garbage pickup days will be rescheduled next week due to Christmas. There will be no garbage pickup on Thursday, Christmas Day, Dec. 25. [caption id="attachment_17789" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical marker near the Trussville Public Libraryphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Thursday’s pickup will be Friday and Friday’s pickup will move to Saturday. Contact ...

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Gary Palmer names 3 to key positions

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Congressman-elect Gary Palmer has announced the hiring of his district director, field director and constituent service liaison. Ray Melick will join Palmer’s district office as district director and local media liaison. Melick is well known throughout central Alabama after two decades as a member of the Birmingham sports media. Melick was a longtime sportswriter, as the Ala ...

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Pinson supports continued operation of UAB football program

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday approved a resolution supporting the continued operation of the UAB football program. The resolution states that the city of Pinson “urges the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees and the University of Alabama at Birmingham President to ensure uninterrupted continuation and/or reestablishment of the University of Alabama at Birmingham f ...

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Low bidder revealed for Jack Wood Stadium demolition project

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- TriStar of America, based out of Norcross, Ga., is the apparent low bidder for the Jack Wood Stadium demolition project. TriStar’s base bid was $374,000. The demolition project consists of Jack Wood Stadium; as well as a major portion of the existing New Deal-era school building; interior tear-out of interior finishes, ceiling, lighting, plumbing fixture and associated piping; re ...

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Center Point man captures burglar, holds for deputies

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Just before noon Wednesday deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 20 block of Dogwood Lane in Center Point. They arrived to find the victim standing over a suspect in his back yard. [caption id="attachment_18474" align="alignleft" width="239"] Deontre Johnsonphoto courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] The male victim reported that he ...

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