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Flash flood watch issued for Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount counties

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a flash flood watch for much of central and north Alabama, including Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount counties, on Friday. The watch begins at 10 a.m. and continues into Friday evening. Several rounds of thunderstorms are expected on Friday which could produce heavy downpours and localized flash flood ...

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Center Point council approves ‘clean room’, cardiac defibrillators for fire district

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune CENTER POINT – The Center Point City Council on  Thursday voted unanimously to spend $50,000 for the purchase of external cardiac defibrillators and building materials for a new facility where fire district firefighters can safely store turnout gear. At the council's  July 13 meeting, Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West requested the council provide building materials for a ...

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American Ride: Project Patriot Bikes displays true colors

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE –Terry Dailey is on a mission to spread love of country among people and he does this through his non-profit organization, Project Patriot Bikes, where he showcases his motorcycles painted with American symbolism and educates the public on national pride. [caption id="attachment_42779" align="alignleft" width="300"] Terry Dailey stands between his motorcycles. Ph ...

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Alabama Attorney General to speak at August Trussville Chamber Luncheon

Special to the Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its August chamber luncheon speaker will be Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. [caption id="attachment_42770" align="alignleft" width="150"] Steve Marshall will be the guest speaker at the luncheon. Photo by Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.[/caption] The luncheon is sponsored by First Comm ...

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Renovations at Rock School Center to add Pinson library

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune PINSON – Rock School Center in Pinson is a historic landmark in the city that has undergone numerous changes since 1920 and has served different functions over the years as a school and a community center. [caption id="attachment_42764" align="alignleft" width="300"] Plans for renovations to Rock School Center. Photo provided by the City of Pinson.[/caption] “When I was you ...

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Arrest made in Monday night drive by shooting in Tutwiler

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE - Trussville police made an arrest Wednesday in the case of a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Wimberly Drive at the Tutwiler subdivision on Monday night. The suspect is believed to have discharged a firearm into a building with two juveniles. [caption id="attachment_42735" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jeremy Harris, 25, has been charged ...

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Rainfall causes problems in Center Point, other parts of Jefferson County

By David Lazenby Editor CENTER POINT -- Severe rain Wednesday afternoon created extra work for the Center Point Fire District and other area rescue officials. [caption id="attachment_42720" align="alignleft" width="150"] The Center Point Fire District was dispatched today to assist motorists affected by flash flooding.[/caption] One task the CPFD handled was assisting two motorists who got stuck while attem ...

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Citizens defend Cosby Lake geese to Clay Council

By Crystal McGough For The Tribune Clay citizens filled city hall Tuesday night to show their support of the geese at Cosby Lake and plead with the city council to reconsider the city’s plans to get rid of them. During the regular council meeting, public comments opened with Dr. Judy Rapp, a citizen of Pinson and fourth grade teacher at Gwin Elementary School in Hoover, sharing with the council her love of ...

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Trussville Council seeks help to collect business license dues

By David Lazenby Editor TRUSSVILLE --  Trussville city councilors on Tuesday authorized Mayor Buddy Choat to sign a contract with PReMA Corp., a company interested in helping the city to collect unpaid business license fees. [caption id="attachment_42659" align="alignleft" width="150"] Steve Whitman, executive vice president of PReMA Corp., speaks on Thursday with Trussville City Council members.[/caption] ...

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Trussville police investigating drive by shooting at Tutwiler

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE – According to the Trussville Police Department, a drive-by shooting occurred at the Tutwiler subdivision at around 7:20 p.m. on Monday night. The shooting happened at a residence on the 200 block of Wimberly Drive in Tutwiler. According to witness reports there were multiple shots fired from an unidentified person from a “small gray car.” It is believed that ...

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