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JefCoEd OKs tobacco, sex offender policies

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education on Thursday approved of prohibiting e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and added a new policy that requires adult sex offenders to notify principals before attending any K-12 activity. The changes to the tobacco policy expand the definition of prohibited tobacco products on school property to include “electronic cigarettes, vape pens, h ...

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Pinson council, historical society to meet about bicentennial

From staff reports PINSON -- The Pinson City Council and the Pinson Historical Society have scheduled a work session for Thursday, Oct. 30 to discuss plans and alternatives for the city’s bicentennial celebration. The work session is at 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall. Mayor Hoyt Sanders in September suggested combining the bicentennial celebration, Pinson City Fest and the grand opening of the new city park ...

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Dollar General in Clay robbed

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Dollar General located at 6680 Deerfoot Parkway in Clay was robbed Thursday night. According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian, at about 7:40 p.m. deputies responded concerning a robbery. They arrived on the scene and were advised a black male walked into the store armed with a possible 9mm handgun, Christian said. [caption id="attachment_4540" align ...

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Deputies investigate pharmacy robbery in Center Point

By Scott Buttram CENTER POINT -- According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a robbery at CVS Pharmacy in Center Point just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. The business is located at the intersection of Center Point Road and 20th Avenue Northwest. Christian said the suspect entered the pharmacy area of the store, produced a handgun and demanded drugs and m ...

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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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