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Alabaster teen charged with murder

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has announced 16-year-old Eric Matthew Blackerby, of Alabaster, will be charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old William Allen Neff. Blackerby was originally charged with first-degree assault on July 30, but Neff died at the hospital earlier today. According to a release from the sheriff's office, Neff was taken by friends from a popular swimming hole off Shelby Cou ...

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Center Point man in custody for burglary

From staff reports CENTER POINT – A man has been arrested in connection to a Thursday burglary in Center Point. 41-year-old Brian Key has been charged with Burglary in the second degree, and is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail on $60,000 bond. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office police cruiserfile photo[/caption] The Center Point ...

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TACC welcomes congressman for August luncheon

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – Congressman Gary Palmer will be the guest speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce August luncheon. [caption id="attachment_16363" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sen. Jeff Sessions, left, with Gary Palmersubmitted photo[/caption] Next month’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Trussville Civic Center, which is located at 5381 Trussville-Clay Road in T ...

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Anything but skin deep

Special to The Trussville Tribune By Taylor Elliott Vitiligo. The word rolled off the doctor’s mouth with such ease – without her even missing a beat. Last Tuesday I was diagnosed with a rare skin disease that changes the pigmentation of my skin. Basically, the skin cells in my body that make pigment (or color) are being destroyed and patches of white spots have started to appear on my skin. Before I dive t ...

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Trussville expands downtown district

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville city council voted Tuesday night to expand the downtown boundaries following a request from the Downtown Redevelopment Authority. The DRA had requested the expansion to include the former Marvins building to the south and part of the transition zone from Kay Avenue to Tutwiler on U.S. Highway 11 which will now fall into the downtown district. [caption id="attachm ...

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Body image survey reveals Alabama’s problem areas

From staff reports The Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa has conducted a survey to find what people would want to change most about their bodies for a day on the beach, and data revealed interesting findings in Alabama. Nationally, people had a particular urge to narrow down their waistline, but Alabamians had something different in mind. Patrons of the Yellowhammer state proved to be uncommonly ...

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Trussville Zaxby’s donates to good cause

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – The Zaxby’s restaurant franchise will donate 20 percent of its Wednesday sales to Make-A-Wish Alabama, and the Trussville chain, located on Crossings Blvd., has decided to participate. Make-A-Wish Alabama is an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. 59 locations from across the state will participate in Make-A-Wish Wednesday ...

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Overnight shooting under investigation

From staff reports  CENTER POINT – A Monday night shooting in Center Point has left one man in critical condition. Police responded to the 2900 block of Creek Lane NE to investigate a report of a person down. Upon arrival, authorities discovered a male, 25, suffering from gunshot wounds just outside his apartment door. Authorities have reason to believe that an intruder forcibly entered the apartment. An am ...

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Trussville BOE releases superintendent evaluation

Special to The Tribune TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville City Schools Board of Education released its annual job performance evaluation for Dr. Pattie Neill, superintendent of the school system on Monday. Dr. Neill is beginning her fourth year as superintendent of the school system. The review covers Neill’s job performance for the 2014-15 school year.   The board gave the superintendent an overall composite eval ...

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A new look for some older buildings in downtown Trussville

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --There has been a lot of talk about attracting new businesses to downtown Trussville as the city continues to focus on redevelopment, but there may also be some good news for existing businesses downtown. Jef Freeman, chairman of the Downtown Redevelpment Authority, recently asked Dave Reese of TurnerBatson Architects to create artist renderings of how some existing buildings mi ...

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