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Trussville OKs bid to move Jack Wood Stadium lighting

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a low bidder to move the lighting from Jack Wood Stadium to the fields behind Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. Stone & Sons Electrical was the low bidder at $61,285. Titan Electric came in with a bid of $75,000 and Petty Line Construction bid $120,341. [caption id="attachment_19278" align="alignright" width="300"] Jack Wood Stad ...

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Remembering Jack Wood Stadium

Nearly 66 years old, Trussville landmark set to be demolished By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Flecks of red and gray paint have been chipping away for several years. The reserved seats, mostly the ones not shielded by the overhang of the press box, have faded from deep red to an almost pink tint. A gaping hole in a corner of the stands greets you if you enter Jack Wood Stadium on the side nearest to Parkway Dri ...

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‘Substantial completion walkthrough’ at Cahaba River project

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Engineers were set to complete a “substantial completion walkthrough” last week at the Cahaba River enhancement project site in Trussville, according to LBYD’s Curtis Eatman. Eatman wasn’t sure of the exact date, but he said he believed planting will take place in the first week of February. In December, construction was “essentially finished,” said Greg Jennings, a specialist in ...

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‘I just knew I had to help’

Woman who drove 104 home in snowstorm 1 year ago recalls day By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Beverly Elders Cross looked out her living room windows, and she could see the snow falling. She was doing laundry when she thought she better go to the grocery store to stock up on necessities, just in case the snow continued to fall. It was Jan. 28, 2014. While driving, Cross realized the snow was already sticking to ...

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Trussville system asking for input on naming new elementary schools

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education is asking for input on naming the two new community elementary schools. At Monday’s meeting, board members briefly discussed the process for naming the schools. Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill said the “starting point” for the names of the two schools are Cahaba Elementary School and Magnolia Elementary School. Those wish ...

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Trussville students get creative for Board Appreciation Month

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- There may be just one word to describe Paine Primary School’s appreciation for the Trussville City Board of Education. Super. January is School Board Appreciation Month, and each Trussville City Board of Education member and Superintendent Pattie Neill on Monday received artwork depicting each of them as a superhero. [caption id="attachment_19249" align="alignleft" width="300"] T ...

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JefCoEd students get longer Thanksgiving, Christmas breaks in 2015-16

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education at its Jan. 22 meeting approved the 2015-2016 school calendar, and students will approve. The calendar gives students the entire week of Thanksgiving off, which means no classes Nov. 23-27. [caption id="attachment_13392" align="alignright" width="300"] The Jefferson County Board of Education in Homewoodfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/captio ...

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Suspect runs from Trussville PD, turns himself in later

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A man Trussville police officers were in the process of arresting on drug charges Sunday night ran from them and turned himself in later. Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said officers were in the process of arresting a suspect at the Chevron on Deerfoot Parkway when he ran into the nearby woods. [caption id="attachment_19225" align="alignleft" width="300"] Isaiah ...

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Adding flash to the trash

Pinson trash cans could include artwork By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The city of Pinson could promote cleanliness on its new trash cans. The Pinson City Council last week discussed the possibility of adding an insignia and a couple words to its new trash cans. [caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignleft" width="300"] The city of Pinson sign outside Pinson City Hallphoto courtesy of www.thecityofpinson.com[/ca ...

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Cell tower coming to Clay

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A 150-foot Verizon cell tower is coming to Clay. The Clay City Council voted last week to amend its zoning ordinance, allowing telecommunications towers to “more easily” be placed in city limits near residential zones, according to City Manager Ronnie Dixon. The tower will be located behind the strip mall near the Steeplechase subdivision on some “unbuildable” property, Dixon said. The ...

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