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Trussville native competing for Miss Maroon and White at Mississippi State Univ. this weekend

From Trussville Tribune staff reports STARKVILLE, Miss.—A Trussville native is among thirty-three young women who will compete for the title of Miss Maroon and White 2017 at Mississippi State University on Friday, Feb. 17.  [caption id="attachment_14125" align="alignleft" width="116"] Jessica Lyster (2014 Student of the Month)[/caption] Junior Jessica Lyster is a kinesiology major at the school. She is the ...

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Former Trussville Superintendent retiring from Pike Road Schools

From Trussville Tribune staff reports PIKE ROAD -- Pike Road Schools Superintendent, Dr. Suzanne Freeman announced her plans for retirement Monday afternoon. Freeman, who served as the first superintendent of Trussville City Schools, has been making an impact on Alabama’s children for the past 31 years. [caption id="attachment_38533" align="alignleft" width="264"] Dr. Suzanne Freeman[/caption] “I cannot thi ...

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ATF now offering reward in Center Point pawn shop burglary

From Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Lee’s ...

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Clay-Chalkville drops heart-breaker to Parker in sub-regionals

By David Knox Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM -- Algie Surrell hit a short jumper with 2.4 seconds left to lift Parker over Clay-Chalkville 47-46 at Cap Brown Gym. The Cougars saw a nine-point lead with 2:14 to play disappear. A critical offensive foul and travel call late stunned the Cougars, who outplayed Parker all night. Parker (23-6) advances to Jacksonville for the Northeast Regional. Clay's season ends at 2 ...

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Landscaping will shield Homestead Village from US 11 view

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council approved a recommendation from Mayor Buddy Choat at their city council meeting Tuesday night that will help improve the aesthetics on US 11. Blackwater Resources developer of Homestead Village, has agreed to change the method in which they will shield businesses in the shopping center from a brick wall to landscaping with bosque elm trees. The ch ...

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Trussville council approves resolution in support of ad valorem tax renewal

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Council approved Tuesday night a resolution in support of an upcoming tax renewal that has a significant impact on the city's school system. There are three separate taxes on the ballot in Trussville, a 2.1 mil county-wide tax, a 5.1 mil county-wide tax and a 5.1 mil tax specifically tied to Trussville City Schools. The county portion is a 30 year term and w ...

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Seven guns stolen from Center Point pawn shop, sheriff’s office looking for help to ID suspect

From Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a Center Point pawn shop where several guns were stolen. At about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary alarm at Lee’s Pawn in the 2000 block of Center Point Parkway and arrived to find that the backdoor had been forced open and several items had bee ...

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Greenways project end is in sight . . . maybe

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Liquidated damages, fines assessed to the contractor for not meeting the completion deadline, were set to begin on the Greenways Civitan Park project on Friday, Feb. 3, but according to Alabama Dept of Transportation (ALDOT) Director John Cooper contractor Walker Patton received an additional seven working days to complete the project. That number is down to three working d ...

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Lady Cougars’ season ends with tough loss to Ramsay in sub-regionals

By David Knox Sports Editor CLAY – The Clay-Chalkville Lady Cougars, Area 12 champions and ranked ninth in the state, trailed for only 70 seconds in the second half of Monday night’s Northeast Subregion game against fifth-ranked Ramsay. It was the wrong time to trail. Ramsay, utilizing their pressing defense and length to force turnover upon turnover, rallied from a 10-point deficit to edge the Lady Cougars ...

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Former Trussville fire marshal back at work within Trussville Fire Department

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- According to Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat, former Trussville fire marshal Steve Reasonover is once again working for Trussville Fire Department. Reasonover was placed on administrative leave in September 2016, along with former fire chief Russell Ledbetter. The two were placed on leave while an investigation into the city's volunteer fire department could be completed. At t ...

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