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Trussville City Schools adds sex offender policy

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved a policy for sex offenders. The policy states that adult sex offenders who have been convicted of a sex offense involving a minor must: Notify the principal of the school or his designee before entering school property or attending the K-12 school activity Immediately report to the principal of the school or his designee u ...

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Trussville City Schools looking at ‘feasibility’ of co-op program

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville High School may be looking at the possibility of a co-op program for next year, according to Principal Tim Salem. Salem and Secondary Curriculum Director Jennifer Cardwell presented the possibility to the Trussville City Board of Education at Monday’s work session. Salem said the school is looking at the “feasibility” of adding a co-op program, which the school ...

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Trussville, Utilities Board agree to land swap

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week agreed to a land swap with the Trussville Utilities Board. With the swap, the city gets a 39-acre tract on Mary Taylor Road that will be the future site of a new elementary school near the Magnolia Place subdivision. The city originally purchased this property from a developer, and later sold it to the Utilities Board. The land has routinely ...

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Tribune website launches interactive weather radar map

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Tribune’s website, www.trussvilletribune.com, has launched an interactive weather radar map. The map works on all devices -- computer, tablet and mobile -- giving people the ability to see the current radar, watches and warnings. The interactive map gives people the ability to see current weather conditions in Trussville, Clay, Pinson and any other city in the ...

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Garrett leaves Trussville City BOE: ‘Tremendous privilege’ to serve

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The meeting was difficult to adjourn. Trussville City Board of Education members on Monday saved their well wishes for Danny Garrett until the end of the meeting, and they all complimented him as a board member. Garrett’s last board meeting was Monday, as he prepares to leave for Montgomery as the newly elected representative for State House District 44, which covers Clay, Pinson ...

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Clay to clean up lots affected by 2012 tornado

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay City Council on Monday voted to abate six lots in the Paradise Valley subdivision affected by the Jan. 23, 2012 tornado that ripped through much of Clay. According to the city of Clay’s Emergency Management Agency report, 98 structures were destroyed in the tornado. There were 241 with major damage, 194 with minor damage and 138 affected. Most of that happened in the Paradis ...

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Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 charges

By Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY --A Lee County grand jury has indicted house speaker Mike Hubbard (R) on 23 charges of public corruption, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. Hubbard had been the subject of the grand jury hearing for months and word of the pending indictments began circulating on Friday. According to the newspaper, Hubbard is accused of violating the following ethics laws: • Four counts of usi ...

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Tri-City Pink Out check presentation Wednesday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- On Wednesday, Oct. 22, more than 5,000 people, representing more than 200 community partners across the cities of Trussville, Clay, and Springville, will unite together to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. The Tri-City Pink Out was organized by the Audie and Kathy White Cancer Research Foundation, an organization working in partnership with the UAB Compre ...

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Trussville shakes up city council positions

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council voted last week to shake up its council positions. For the next year, Councilman Alan Taylor will serve as the city council president. Councilman Anthony Montalto will serve as council president pro-tem. “Well deserved,” said Trussville City Council President Buddy Choat. Their new positions on the council are effective Monday, Nov. 3. [caption id="att ...

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Pinson could start garbage pickup April 1

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The city of Pinson could have garbage pickup by April 1, 2015, if a bid is accepted. The Pinson City Council last week voted on amendments to the trash pickup proposal, and extended the period to receive bids through the end of October. Changes were based on advice from experts and industry standards. The biggest change involved bagged garbage pickup. Since most modern garbage truc ...

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