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JefCoEd transfers school road ownership to Clay; street light possible

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday voted to transfer Cougar Drive to the city of Clay. Cougar Drive is currently a private road belonging to the board of education. The transfer to the city of Clay means the city will maintain the road, which stretches from Deerfoot Parkway to Trussville-Clay Road in front of Clay-Chalkville High School and Clay-Chalkville Middle Sch ...

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General election set for Tuesday, Nov. 4

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The November general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4. For The Trussville Tribune coverage area, election night should be fairly quiet. For State House District 44, which covers Clay, Pinson, and Trussville, Republican Danny Garrett will take office due to being unopposed by a Democrat. The same can be said for State Senate District 17 Republican candidate Shay Shelnutt ...

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TMCA provides perpetual care for local historic cemeteries

By June Mathews For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- As the spirit world gears up for Halloween, the residents of Trussville’s two historic downtown cemeteries seem content to rest in peace. Rarely a peep, much less a hair-raising shriek is heard in their quiet quarters. And that’s probably in large part due to the care and maintenance their resting places receive from the Trussville Memorial Cemetery Association. ...

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Citing liability, JefCoEd declares former Clay elementary, city hall surplus

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday voted to declare the former Clay Elementary School and Clay City Hall building on Old Springville Road as surplus. The building is located beside the entrance to the current Clay Elementary School campus. Jefferson County Schools Director of New Construction Rafael McDaniel said that with Clay City Hall relocating to its current loc ...

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Authorities investigating attempted robbery at Trussville gun store

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Someone attempted to steal a gun from Southeastern Guns on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville today, authorities said. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jack Self said someone tried to steal a gun from the store, which is located in the 1800 block of U.S. Highway 11. Self said the alleged thief was caught. [caption id="attachment_17280" align="alignleft" width="300"] Southeastern Guns i ...

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Land rezoned in Pinson for JefCoEd use

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday voted to rezone a property in Pinson for future use. The board voted to rezone property at 6981 Highway 75 in Pinson from residential (R-1) to institutional. The land is owned by the board and will be school property. [caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignleft" width="300"] The city of Pinson sign outside Pinson City Hallphoto ...

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Irondale man charged with burglary, fraudulent credit card use

By Gary Lloyd IRONDALE -- On Oct. 16 a residential burglary was committed in the Shannon community. Jewelry and credit cards were stolen. Within hours a white male suspect was captured on video using the victim's credit card at Lowe's in Bessemer and Walmart in Homewood, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The credit card was also used at a shoe store. His vehicle, a two-tone Ford Explorer, ...

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Wendy’s robbed at gunpoint

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Two armed men robbed Wendy's on North Chalkville Road at approximately 9:50 p.m. Sunday, according to witnesses. The men, black males, entered the restaurant and grabbed an employee before demanding money. [caption id="attachment_17254" align="alignleft" width="300"] The scene at Wendy's in Trussvillephoto by Scott Buttram[/caption] According to the witnesses, both gunmen were ...

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JefCoEd supports Constitutional Amendment 4

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education last week voted unanimously to adopt a resolution for Alabama Constitutional Amendment 4. The amendment on the full ballot summary reads as follows: [caption id="attachment_13392" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Jefferson County Board of Education in Homewoodfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] “Amendment 4 would increase the require ...

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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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