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Governor to attend Northern Beltline groundbreaking in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The groundbreaking for the Northern Beltline is scheduled for Monday, April 21 in the Pinson-Palmerdale area, the Coalition for Regional Transportation announced. The groundbreaking will begin at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Alabama Highway 75 and Clay-Palmerdale Road. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will lead the event, which is expected to draw a significant number of elected official ...

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Celebration of life Monday for Trussville woman who died in car accident

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A celebration of life is scheduled Monday for Beatrize Mirelez, the 21-year-old Trussville woman who died in a car crash Monday, April 7. The celebration of life will be Monday, April 14 at NorthPark Baptist Church on Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville. It will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the church. There will be a speaker at 7 p.m. The attire for the celebration ...

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Car chase leads to arrest of fugitive linked to JeffCo break-ins

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Just after midnight today deputies attempted to stop a car that was suspected of being stolen. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit began in the area of 12th Avenue and 31st Street North. The car was confirmed to be stolen out of the city of Hueytown. The chase traveled through north Birmingham and into the Kingston and Woodlawn areas. As the chase moved through the Kin ...

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Family of Clay teen killed in tornado to throw out first pitch at Barons game

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The family of a Clay teenager killed in the Jan. 23, 2012 tornado will throw out the first pitch at Friday’s Birmingham Barons baseball game against the Jacksonville Suns at Regions Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. Christina Heichelbech, 16, was killed during the tornado in the Steeplechase subdivision off Old Springville Road in Clay two years ago. Her brother, ...

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Tribune editor’s book on Trussville history releases Tuesday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Tribune editor Gary Lloyd has published a book on the history of the city of Trussville, and it releases Tuesday, April 15. Published by The History Press in Charleston, S.C., “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History” features information about all things Trussville, including its early beginnings, the Cahaba Project, Cahaba River, landmarks, people, schools, chu ...

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Sisters, one from Trussville, arrested on federal tax fraud charges

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Federal authorities today arrested two sisters on charges that they worked together in their Taxes N More business in Tarrant to prepare fraudulent tax returns for themselves and others, often falsely claiming a credit for first-time homebuyers, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and IRS, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot. A federal gran ...

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Pinson tables discussing rezoning of land for Kellogg’s warehouse

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Tony the Tiger might not be welcome in Pinson, at least without some restrictions. The Pinson City Council voted last Thursday to table a discussion regarding the rezoning of property to allow a Kellogg's brand distributorship warehouse. The property, located at 7068 Highway 75, is owned by Jason Stidham, who currently has a warehouse elsewhere for the cereal giant. Stidham bought ...

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Clay-Chalkville freshman’s art honored by city of Birmingham

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A Clay-Chalkville High School freshman was announced as a winner in the city of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services inaugural SMART ART logo design contest. Jaylen Callins, 15, is this year’s winner of the student-created logos contest for SMART ART, an upcoming youth cultural arts fair. The contest was for Birmingham-area students in the sixth through 12th grades. [ca ...

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Cahaba River Boil set for Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Cahaba River Crawfish and Shrimp Boil is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at Trussville Springs in Trussville. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. Admission will be free. The boil will feature boiled crawfish and shrimp, live music and a fireworks display. “Bring your lawn chairs, and spend a relaxing evening along the banks of the beautiful Cahaba in the ...

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Real estate company taking bids for Trussville church property

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A merger of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and Grace Presbyterian Church is making a 5.5-acre site on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville available for retail development. The two churches merged last year to form Cahaba Springs Presbyterian Churchon Deerfoot Parkway. The Eastminster Presbyterian Church property is now up for sale, and Shannon-Waltchack is taking offers on the propert ...

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