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Resurfacing coming for Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to resurface Deerfoot Parkway from Interstate 59 to Old Springville Road. The resurfacing will be at no cost to the city. “We certainly wouldn’t turn that down,” Trussville City Council President Buddy Choat said. The resurfacing will include the alignment, profile, grades, typical sections and paving layouts. [caption ...

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Longtime Hewitt teacher becomes assistant principal in Gardendale

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Longtime Hewitt-Trussville teacher and coach Tim Reeves has been approved by the Jefferson County Board of Education as an assistant principal at Gardendale High School. The approval is effective Wednesday, July 23. [caption id="attachment_14741" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tim Reevesphoto courtesy of Principle Portrait Group[/caption] Reeves, a history and government teacher ...

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Trussville school board honors AP Scholars

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday honored Hewitt-Trussville High School AP Scholars. The high school had 51 AP Scholars that received a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.  They are Onika Abrams, Brian Acton, Jonathan Adams, Jessica Bacon, Rachel Bailes, Dalton Bednar, Bethany Burgess, Joseph Cauble, Kyle Degreen, Spencer Ellis, Jonathan Ennis, Chandler ...

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ADEM issues enforcement notice to landfill near Trussville neighborhood

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Alabama Department of Environmental Management last Wednesday posted an enforcement notice on its website relating to the Eastern Area Landfill’s failure to adequately cover landfill slopes. The 370-acre landfill is located in the city of Birmingham but backs up to the Magnolia Place subdivision area of Trussville, and is visible from Mary Taylor Road. The landfill is near th ...

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Trussville superintendent gets ‘excellent’ annual evaluation

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday released its annual evaluation of Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill, and she earned an “excellent performance.” Neill earned an overall composite evaluation score of 4.76 out of 5.0, which reflects an excellent performance and an increase from the previous year’s 4.7 evaluation. This evaluation is for the 2013-201 ...

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School system, police force possible goals after Clay OKs property tax

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- Clay's new property tax could be the first step to a school system or a police department. The Clay City Council voted 4-1 Monday to levy a five-millage ad valorem property tax. The rate equates to $50 per year on a house with an assessed value of $100,000. It would be $100 per year on a house with an assessed value of $200,000. Councilman Ben Thackerson was the only council member t ...

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Clay OKs five-millage property tax

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay City Council on Monday approved a five-millage property tax for residents of the city. Councilman Ben Thackerson was the only council member to vote against the property tax. Money will be earmarked for schools and public safety. [caption id="attachment_13657" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay City Hallfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Clay had no property tax before Mond ...

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Pinson could approve city park contract July 31

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council will likely hold a special meeting Thursday, July 31 to consider the contract for the city park project. Mayor Hoyt Sanders said during last week’s meeting that the council will “probably” need the special meeting to discuss or even approve the contract, talk about a groundbreaking and more. [caption id="attachment_6825" align="alignleft" width="300"] This gra ...

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The Basement moves services from Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Basement has relocated from Trussville to the Roebuck area. The ministry has moved its offices and services from Railroad Street in downtown Trussville to 9094 Rear Parkway East in Roebuck. The building houses CBF Ministries International, run by UAB chaplain and former Blazer Jhun Cook. The Basement held services and had office space at the Railroad Street location for about ...

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Secretary of state says runoff turnout higher than predicted

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Secretary of State Jim Bennett said last week that voter turnout was slightly higher than expected for the July 15 runoff election. Around 8 percent of Alabama's 2.9 million voters showed up to the polls to decide on races like secretary of state and a place on the Public Service Commission. Voters turned out in higher numbers in areas like the Sixth Congressional District. ...

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