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Frightmare on Freda: Clay family trades frights for food donations on Halloween

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune CLAY — “Boys and girls of every age/Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?/Come with us and you will see/This our town of Halloween” — "The Nightmare Before Christmas" [caption id="attachment_46911" align="alignleft" width="300"] The coffin serves as a dropping off point for food donations at the Phillips' yard in Clay.[/caption] Every year, the front yard of the Phill ...

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Stolen car recovery in Center Point by Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s deputies results in resident’s arrest for meth trafficking

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A Center Point resident was arrested Friday and charged with trafficking methamphetamine by Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies investigated a stolen vehicle recovered near the suspect's residence. [caption id="attachment_46891" align="alignleft" width="240"] Eric Michael Simonson[/caption] Eric Michael Simonson, 43, remains in the Jefferson County Jail with a bond ...

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Trussville City Schools officials expect bids on athletic facility improvement project this month

By David Lazenby Editor TRUSSVILLE – As part of an ongoing effort to make all of its sports teams competitive — and improve the gameday experience for team fans and supporters — Trussville City Schools is working on a project to improve several athletic facilities. Lance Walker, the athletics director for Trussville City Schools, said planned facility improvements will benefit the Hewitt-Trussville High Sch ...

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Sale of Avondale properties turns developers’ attention to downtown Trussville

by Scott Buttram publisher TRUSSVILLE --Coby Lake, the developer behind Avondale and one of the key developers for downtown Trussville, has sold the Avondale Brewery, Post Office Pies, Saw's Soul Kitchen, Avondale Common House, Wasabi Juan's, and The Sour Room properties to Avondale Holdings, a subsidiary of Orchestra Partners. "In Orchestra Partners, we found an organization with a great vision for Avondal ...

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UPDATE: Trussville mayor to speak Thursday at Chamber luncheon about Edgar’s Bakery, other new city business developments

By David Lazenby Editor Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat, who is currently nearing the end of his first year in office, will present an update on city business Thursday as the guest speaker of the monthly luncheon of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.  The luncheon is held each month at the Trussville Civic Center. [caption id="attachment_46767" align="alignleft" width="214"] Buddy Choat[/caption] Choat s ...

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Domestic dispute complaint in Pinson leads to drug bust involving more than $10,000 in heroin, meth

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A domestic dispute call to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department led to two men being arrested Thursday morning in Pinson for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin. [caption id="attachment_46738" align="alignleft" width="240"] Devonte Martese Brown[/caption] Devonte Martese Brown, 26, of Pinson is charged with trafficking heroin and trafficking methamphetamine. ...

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Argo Fire officials boosted by FEMA grant that will allow department to ‘fill the voids’

By Tanna Friday For the Tribune The Argo Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response  grant from FEMA for $324,597. According to FEMA’s website, the SAFER grant “was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, ‘front-line’ firefighters available in th ...

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Center Point Council votes for 2-cent sales tax increase

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune CENTER POINT — The Center Point City Council on Thursday approved  a 2-cent sales tax increase to fund the purchase of a vacant property located on 533 Sunhill Road Northwest that is hoped to be a recreational center and possibly a "permanent residence" for City Hall offices. [caption id="attachment_46951" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hilldale Baptist Church, recently bou ...

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Trussville officials award bids for civic center and library projects during council meeting

By Tanna Friday For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE — The City of Trussville approved a refinishing project for the civic center’s gym floor as well as furnishings and millwork for the city library during a Council meeting on Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_46697" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat, right, and attorney Rick Stotser take part in Tuesday's city council meeting.[/caption] “Whe ...

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Hewitt-Trussville senior who lost her mother to breast cancer takes on crucial role in Turn Trussville Pink fundraiser

By David Lazenby Editor TRUSSVILLE — A Hewitt-Trussville High School senior whose mother passed away from breast cancer last September at age 47 has been instrumental in making this year's annual Turn Trussville Pink fundraiser a splash. [caption id="attachment_46710" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bailey Hemphill arranges T-shirts being sold at Tula J Boutique Trussville where she works. Hemphill, a senior ...

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