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Sen. Shay Shelnutt receives committee assignments

From staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The Senate Committee on Assignments has announced that Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville, has been appointed to serve on the Banking and Insurance, Confirmations, Education and Youth Affairs and Governmental Affairs committees. The decision comes after much deliberation and careful consideration on the most efficient operation of the Alabama Senate. [caption id="attachment_13 ...

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Clay library director takes new job

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay Public Library Director Karen Moody has accepted another position. Moody was hired Monday to be the new director at the Warrior Public Library. Moody had been the director at the Clay Public Library for almost five years. She said the city of Clay doesn’t offer retirement, whereas the city of Warrior offers retirement through Retirement Systems of Alabama. Moody already has nine y ...

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Projected bid opening date for Cahaba Project school moved

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The projected bid opening date for the elementary school in Trussville’s Cahaba Project has been moved from Feb. 5 to Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. The Trussville City Board of Education will then hold a called meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m., likely to approve the bids for the construction of both elementary schools. The other will be near Magnolia Place. [caption id="attachment_1 ...

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Draft of 2015-16 Trussville school calendar placed on table

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education at its Jan. 26 meeting placed a draft of the 2015-2016 school calendar on the table for consideration. The proposed calendar has students starting the school year Aug. 12. Thanksgiving break would be from Nov. 25-27 and winter break would begin at noon Dec. 18. Students would return from winter break Jan. 6, 2016. Spring break would be March ...

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Pinson could amend resolution that changed highway name

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council at its Thursday, Feb. 5 meeting could vote to amend a resolution that changed the name of a section of Alabama Highway 75. The city council in February 2014 voted to rename Highway 75 from Saturn Lane to the Highway 151 intersection Pinson Boulevard. The city council recently learned that a portion of that stretch is in the city limits of Birmingham. Pinson Ma ...

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UPDATE: Stolen Irondale PD car recovered

By Gary Lloyd IRONDALE -- The Irondale Police Department is reporting that one of its police cruisers was stolen from an officer’s home Wednesday night. Car 122 was stolen from an officer’s home in Irondale. [caption id="attachment_19319" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Irondale police carphoto courtesy of the Irondale Police Department[/caption] If you have information on the location of the car, you’re ...

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JeffCo Sheriff’s Office warns against telephone scam

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning against a telephone scam. On the Mountain Brook Police Department Facebook page Wednesday, the department reported it’s taken multiple reports from citizens due to a telephone scam in which someone telephoning and stating that they’re from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The caller states they’re notifying you that a b ...

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Leeds PD wants Pinson-area man for questioning regarding burglary

By Gary Lloyd LEEDS -- The Leeds Police Department is asking for help in locating a Pinson-area man wanted for questioning in regard to a burglary. Laken Keith Edward Harris is wanted for questioning regarding a burglary that occurred in Leeds between Jan. 18 and Jan. 21. [caption id="attachment_19311" align="alignleft" width="225"] Laken Keith Edward Harrisphoto courtesy of the Leeds Police Department[/cap ...

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Hewitt-Trussville HS student charged with drug possession at school

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville High School student has been charged with possessing drugs on school grounds. An 18-year-old senior is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of paraphernalia and unlawful possession of prescription drugs. All cases are in Trussville Municipal Court. Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said school resource officers disco ...

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Pinson woman dies in crash

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Pinson woman has died as a result of injuries she sustained in a vehicle accident. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded just after 3 p.m. Monday to a single-vehicle accident in the 8100 block of Cedar Mountain Road north of Pinson. A 1998 Honda Odyssey was traveling along Cedar Mountain Road near Emerald Lake Drive West when the driver lost control ...

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