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Deputies discover meth lab while checking on children

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday dispatched to a residence in northeastern Jefferson County to check the welfare of two children ended up making another discovery. Deputies responding to a mobile home in the 4600 block of Elfreth Johnson Road in unincorporated Jefferson County near Pinson found an active methamphetamine lab just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Jefferson ...

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Auburn University cancels classes after threat

By Scott Buttram AUBURN --The Plainsman is reporting that Auburn University officials canceled classes in a message sent to students at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday. The cancellation comes after the discovery of a second handwritten threat. The message said, ""To whom it may concern, April 16, 2014, I will unleash a rampage of biblical proportion across this tiny campus. You have been warned." According to the artic ...

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Commercial development picking up in Trussville

‘Steady, controlled growth’ is mayor’s goal By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The questions are asked about as often as the signs are popping up. What’s going on at the intersection of Deerfoot Parkway and Husky Parkway? An “Under Contract” sign emerges on U.S. Highway 11 near the Tutwiler Farm subdivision. Why is land being cleared near Trussville Springs? A brown “For Sale” sign is planted in front of Eastminst ...

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Two-car wreck on Highway 11 leaves one injured

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- One person has been injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville, according to authorities. The accident happened not long after noon Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_7007" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoefile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The wreck happened between the Tutwiler Farms subdivision and Mary Taylor R ...

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Strange, Hale announce court win in electronic bingo case

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Attorney General Luther Strange and Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale on Tuesday announced a decisive ruling in a Jefferson County case involving so-called “electronic bingo.” Circuit Judge David Hobdy issued a final ruling Monday that was the culmination of a joint law enforcement effort by the offices of Hale and Strange. [caption id="attachment_7223" align="alignleft" width=" ...

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Alabama changing method of tax collection on CNG

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Alabama is changing the way it taxes natural gas sold for transportation fuel in the state. A measure passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Robert Bentley suspends a motor fuel road tax decal program for compressed natural gas vehicles that fuel in the state. The bill provides a tax holiday for natural gas used in vehicles and gives state agencies until Oct. 1, 2016, to de ...

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Buy-a-brick at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium deadline nears

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The deadline to order a commemorative brick at the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium is Thursday, May 1. A $35 donation gets you a personalized brick embedded in the walkways at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium. The 8-inch by 4-inch bricks allow for one to three lines of engraving with 18 to 20 characters per line, including spaces. [caption id="attachment_7193" align="alignleft" width="300 ...

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School board to discuss zoning lines for new schools

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education will meet in a board retreat Monday, April 21 to discuss zoning lines and the possibility of intra-district transfer relative to two new community elementary schools. The retreat begins at noon at the Central Office on North Chalkville Road and lasts until 4:30 p.m., when a work session begins. A board meeting is at 6 p.m. Trussville City Sc ...

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PVHS ‘excited’ about hybrid schedule

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley High School Principal Terrence Brown said in a video that the school is “excited” about a new hybrid schedule that aims to prepare students for college and the workforce. Brown said the new hybrid schedule was approved by the Jefferson County Board of Education in March. Brown said the schedule, which features five class periods instead of eight, is designed to provide ...

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Trussville adopts state code violations

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week unanimously approved an ordinance to adopt state code violations as municipal violations. The approval repeals some municipal violations and replaces them with state code violations. [caption id="attachment_11308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City Hallphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The ordinance states that any person or corporati ...

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