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Hewitt-Trussville students recognized for science, engineering achievements

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Board of Education members shook a lot of hands Monday. As is customary when students or teachers are recognized by the board, they move from left to right in front of the dais, shaking each board member’s hand. Their hands may be tired. First to be recognized were Hewitt-Trussville High School science and engineering fair sponsors Chris Walters and Chris Bond. Wi ...

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Trussville superintendent’s contract extended another year

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved of amending Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill’s contract another year. Neill’s contract now runs through June 30, 2017. It had been scheduled to end in 2016. Neill has been the superintendent since 2012. [caption id="attachment_18761" align="alignleft" width="200"] Trussville City Schools Superintendent P ...

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Clay completes Library Board

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay City Council nominated and accepted its final Clay Library Board member at a relatively brief meeting Monday. Chris Walker, the Clay-Chalkville Middle School band director, was nominated and unanimously accepted to the final position on the new library board. Walker has previously chaired the Clay School Committee. Walker's term will be one year. “I did talk to him today, an ...

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Matt Pitt trial continues in Jefferson County

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The trial of youth evangelist and The Basement founder Matt Pitt continues in Jefferson County this week. The trial began Monday and recessed Tuesday around 4:15 p.m. It is set to resume Wednesday at 9 a.m., with five witnesses left to testify for the defense. The prosecution rested its case Tuesday afternoon. Pitt is charged with impersonating a peace officer, a felony, for an i ...

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Patrol car gets hit in construction zone

By Erik Harris   FULTONDALE – John E. Parrish, 25, was arrested on charges of DUI at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning in Fultondale.    Parrish reportedly struck one of two patrol cars directing traffic through a construction zone on U.S. Highway 31 near the Interstate 65 interchange in Fultondale.   Following the collision, Parish was taken to the Jefferson County jail and charged with DUI.   ...

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Deadline nears for Veterans Memorial Monument inclusion

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The submission deadline for commemorating a veteran on the Veterans Memorial Monument in Trussville is Wednesday, April 29. The city of Trussville in March announced that the inscriptions of names for the Veterans Memorial Monument are being redone. The city was not pleased with the original inscriptions. After the submission deadline, the city will look at the number of applicat ...

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16 new properties annexed into Pinson

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Trash, apparently, is attractive. Once again, Pinson’s new trash collection service is drawing in new residents. Sixteen new properties were annexed into the city at Thursday’s Pinson City Council meeting. The bulk of those were attributed to the new service. “Yes, most of these are because of the garbage service, and we’ve still got more to come,” Councilman John Churchwell said. ...

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Houston family stopping in Trussville on walk across U.S. to honor late daughter

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A family of five from Houston is almost 75 percent through their journey to walk from Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Traveling by foot 20 to 25 miles per day, the family will arrive to the Trussville area Tuesday on their walk to honor their late daughter and help other families facing cancer. The Cobb family will be visiting various business ...

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New Trussville elementary schools officially named

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The names are now official. The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday voted on the official names of two community elementary schools under construction in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_7198" align="alignleft" width="300"] A rendering of what the elementary school in the Cahaba Project will look like, as seen from where Jack Wood Stadium used to standphoto courtesy o ...

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Trussville out to bid on ‘big improvement’ to Pine, Poplar streets

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week approved of going out to bid for sidewalk installation from Pine Street to Poplar Street along Chalkville Road, and from Poplar Street to Parkway Drive. The work will also include roadway repositioning of a portion of Poplar Street. Mayor Gene Melton estimated the project to cost approximately $370,000. He called the project a “big improvemen ...

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