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Pinson hears from citizens on sales tax

By Chris Yow Editor PINSON -- The Pinson City Council held a public hearing Thursday night to hear a number of citizen's thoughts on a proposed sales tax increase. The city proposes raising the sales tax by two cents per dollar spent to help fund a local police department. Citizens raised concerns over the dollar figures presented, but councilman Joe Cochran said his research shows the numbers he proposed a ...

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Motocross series returns to Barber

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The Northwest Maico & CZ National Vintage Motocross Series is returning to the Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealer of North America after taking last year off from the event. The series will run at the Barber Motorsports Spark in Leeds on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11, while the event is a three-day event spanning the entire weekend. [caption id=" ...

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John Croyle to speak at TFUMC

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville First United Methodist Church is hosting a combined service on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. as they welcome guest speaker John Croyle. Croyle, founder of the Big Oak Ranch boys home, will help kick off the church's "Back to the Start" campaign and fall season. As the speaker, Croyle plans to highlight aspects of his two most recent books "Two Minute Drill to Manhood" and "R ...

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Free yoga classes offered next week

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- There will be a free yoga class offered Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Trussville Senior Center beginning at 10 a.m. and another at the Trussville Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. the same night. ...

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TCS conducting a parent survey

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Schools Board of Education is conducting a parent survey to help administrators get an idea of how parents are reacting to the school system. Each school has its own survey link, and all responses are anonymous. The TCSBOE believes these surveys will allow them an opportunity to hear honest opinions from parents, and give them a chance to improve on areas ...

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High speed chase in Clay ends in crash

By Chris Yow Editor CLAY -- According to an eye witness and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a high speed chase Tuesday night on Old Springville Road in Clay ended in a two car crash involving a stolen Chevrolet pick up and Honda Civic. Robert Allen Kendrick, 26, of Clanton, faces a plethora of charges, including drug possession, attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a pistol and first degree re ...

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News reporter and cameraman shot, killed on the air

From Tribune staff reports MONETA, Va. --WDBJ7 is reporting that two of the station's employees, a news reporter and a cameraman, were gunned down while on the air Wednesday morning. The employees were identified as reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27. Both victims lived in the local area. [caption id="attachment_24428" align="alignleft" width="190"] Suspected shooter was caught on tape ...

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Trussville awards bid to pave Creekside Way

By Chris Yow Editor Trussville City Council met Tuesday night, and awarded a paving contract to Massey Paving for Creekside Way in the amount of $47,435. The road is in dire need of repair, and the council declared it an emergency at a previous meeting. The council also approved a proclaimation to make the annual Fall Carnival a city-wide event from Oct 11 until Oct 18 at Magnolia Park. "This event is norma ...

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Reward offered for Roebuck Pawn Shop burglary

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM-- On Sunday, August 23, Scott's Jewelry and Pawn, located at 608 Springville Road, Birmingham, was burglarized and approximately 21 firearms were reported stolen to the Birmingham Police Department, according to a release from the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) division. The ATF in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department and the National Shooting Spor ...

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