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Hewitt-Trussville AD submits resignation

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – According to multiple sources, Trussville City Schools’ athletics director Karen Johns is expected to step away from her duties with the program. According to those sources, Johns sent her resignation letter via email. [caption id="attachment_14900" align="alignleft" width="300"] Karen Johnsphoto courtesy of Trussville City Schools[/caption] Johns, who has directed athletics in T ...

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Teenager found shot dead on Springville Road

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Early Saturday morning, police responded to a call of shots being fired and a person down on the 700 block of Springville Road in east Birmingham. When officers arrived after the 12:15 a.m. call, they found a 16-year-old boy, later identified as Cameron Toles by the Birmingham police department, in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the sc ...

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Robbery suspect sought by BPD

From staff reports [caption id="attachment_24532" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Birmingham PD[/caption] BIRMINGHAM -- At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, a black male entered Game Stop located at 9256 Parkway East, Birmingham, and was allegedly pretending to be shopping for his son according to a Birmingham Police Department release. The man asked the cashier questions, waited ...

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Alabama’s first lady Dianne Bentley files for divorce

MONTGOMERY -- Alabama's first lady Dianne Bentley has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, citing the relationship has had an irretrievable breakdown, and attempts at reconciliation are futile according to the Tuscaloosa News. The couple were married in 1965, and the filing states they have been separated since January 2015. ...

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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. [caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignleft" width="300"] photo courtesy of[/caption] The city proposes raising the sales tax by two cents per dollar spent to help fund a local police departmenton a 30-month plan that w ...

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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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