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Apparent vandalism at Clay-Chalkville HS

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- This isn’t what snow days are for. The Clay-Chalkville High School campus was apparently vandalized sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday. [caption id="attachment_20050" align="alignleft" width="300"] The apparent vandalism at Clay-Chalkville High Schoolphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The front lawn was torn up by what appears to be a vehicle doing doughnuts. Mud covered a large ...

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Trussville OKs 2015-16 school calendar

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved the 2015-2016 school calendar. The calendar has students starting the school year Aug. 12. Thanksgiving break is from Nov. 25-27 and winter break begins at noon Dec. 18. Students will return from winter break Jan. 6, 2016. Spring break will be March 28, 2016 through April 1, 2016. Graduation is set for May 24, 2016. The Je ...

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‘Evaluation period’ for Clay library could last 9-10 months

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- An “evaluation period” of the Clay Public Library could last nine or 10 months, according to Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon. The evaluation will be done with the help of Pinson Public Library Director April Wallace, who was approved Feb. 10 by the Pinson Public Library Board of Trustees to assist the Clay Public Library during its time of transition. “Then we’ll go from there,” Dixon s ...

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Clay-Chalkville theater teacher ending career with big award

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Before he can walk away, Hal McIntosh must come out for at least one more curtain call. McIntosh, the theater teacher at Clay-Chalkville High School, received the Teacher Hall of Fame Award for 2015 from the Alabama Educational Theatre Association in January. He’s retiring later this year. VIDEO: Watch Hal McIntosh talk about what the award means to him. McIntosh has been at Clay-Chalk ...

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Court date reset for woman charged with DUI while driving 3 kids

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The court date has been reset for a Trussville woman charged with driving under the influence while driving three children. Stephanie Leigh Day, 34, was originally scheduled to appear in Trussville Municipal Court on Wednesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. That date was reset on request of her attorney to Friday, June 12 at noon. [caption id="attachment_19090" align="alignleft" width="300"] ...

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Trussville City Schools creates college, career coach position

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved a job description for a college and career coach. Qualified applicants should have a degree in social work or sociology. The salary range is from $37,250 to $63,911. The coach will provide assistance to all high school students, individually and in groups, regarding college and career readiness, post high school graduation ...

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Trussville to appraise 3 areas for future right turn lane

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Gene Melton to hire Joe Batrich of JNP Appraisal Services to appraise three areas the city must acquire to construct a future right turn lane on North Chalkville Road. The rights-of-way that will be appraised are in front of First United Methodist Church of Trussville, Best Insurance and First Baptist Church of Trussville. [ ...

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ALDOT emergency call center opened as wintry weather approaches

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama Department of Transportation has opened its emergency call center as wintry weather approaches. The call center can be reached by calling 888-588-2848. Callers can get road conditions and travel information on state and interstate highways. Road conditions and travel advisories may also be checked at www.dot.state.al.us. According to Gov. Robert Bentley, ALDOT has mad ...

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‘Stay in School Week’ to emphasize importance of graduation

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Alabama State Department of Education, The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation and The Lawler Foundation of Birmingham are partnering to bring awareness to the importance of graduating from high school and taking an honest look at the reality of what happens to those who don’t. During “InsideOut: Stay in School Week,” March 2-6, the ALSDE is encouraging all middle and high sch ...

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Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution

From staff reports MONTGOMERY — Winter storm forecasts for north Alabama likely will result in snow‐covered or icy roads and hazardous driving conditions throughout northern Alabama. Alabama State Troopers encourage all motorists to drive with extreme caution and to avoid roadways when weather conditions are prohibitive. Troopers offer these tips to help ensure safe winter travel: • Avoid travel, if possibl ...

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