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Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce hosting golf tournament

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE –  The Limestone Springs Golf Course will host the 8th annual Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 23. [caption id="attachment_21871" align="alignleft" width="300"] The top team from the 2014 Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. photo by Dennis Washington[/caption] Two of those scholarships will be renewable for as many as four ye ...

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Clay-Chalkville issues apology to Reedus family

By Erik Harris CLAY – At the Clay-Chalkville High School Senior Awards Program last Tuesday, the school unintentionally skipped over the accomplishments of a Class of 2015 student-athlete. [caption id="attachment_20341" align="alignleft" width="292"] Jarrod Reedussubmitted photo[/caption] “Clay-Chalkville High School would like to send our most sincere apology to Jarrod Reedus and his family,” wrote princip ...

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Local fire department receives donation

By Erik Harris The Center Point Fire District Combat Challenge Team, which has more than held its own in the world of competitive firefighting for the past four years, might have just gotten one step quicker. Thanks to two separate checks written by local supporters, the six-man combat challenge team will be sporting some brand new, lightweight gear this season. [caption id="attachment_21861" align="alignle ...

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Metro: UAB to announce football decision by June 1

By Kyle Parmley BIRMINGHAM -- UAB has announced a decision date of June 1 for the possible reinstatement of the football, bowling, and women's rifle programs. In an email sent to students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, university president Ray Watts laid out plans for the next two weeks as it pertains to the athletic department. A study from College Sports Solutions on the financial feasibility of the th ...

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Trussville approves downtown development

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- The city council approved changing the zoning of 401 Main Street, also known as the Wheeler property, from I-1 to a planned unit development (PUD). The parcel lies between the Chocolate Biscuit and Captain D's, extending back to Pinchgut Creek. The property also falls within the new downtown overlay boundaries. The rezoning clears the way for a new retail strip mall downtown o ...

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Metro: Killings in Birmingham up 100 percent in 2015

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A 22-year-old man died this morning from a shooting in Birmingham on Saturday, becoming the city's 31st homicide victim of 2015, according to Al.com. Carol Robinson reported that a shooting death on Sunday night brought the 2015 total to 30, doubling the 15 homicides from the same period in 2014. [caption id="attachment_15893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Birmingham police ...

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Metro: 7 injured in Bessemer apartment fire

By Kyle Parmley BESSEMER -- WBRC reported that seven were injured and 16 families displaced by a large fire in a Bessemer apartment complex. According to the television station, the fire started at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday and took two and a half hours to extinguish at the Westlake Apartments off the Bessemer Superhighway. The area was still being monitored for hot spots as late as 4:30 a.m. [caption ...

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Loss Of A Legend: Weather forecaster, Trussville resident J.B. Elliott has died

Special to The Trussville Tribune By James Spann Publisher's note --Longtime weather forecaster and Trussville resident J.B. Elliott died on Monday at the age of 82. The following appears in The Trussville Tribune with permission from James Spann and Alabamawx.com When J.B.’s son Steve broke the news to me this afternoon, it almost took my breath away. Yes, we all know J.B.’s heath was failing, but I don’t ...

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Metro: Birmingham shootout leaves one dead

  From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – According to the preliminary investigation of Birmingham Police Department detectives, a gambling dispute seems to be the cause of another homicide investigation.  West Precinct officers arrived in the 300 block of Sixth Street SW on Sunday around 7 p.m. Birmingham Fire and Rescue pronounced one victim dead at the scene from what appeared to be multiple gunshots to the ...

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Cancer survivors to be honored during Relay For Life events

From staff reports Relay For Life of East Jefferson will be hosting its annual Survivor Dinner on Thursday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., at Trussville Civic Center. Cancer survivors from Trussville and surrounding communities (Clay, Chalkville, Pinson, Center Point, Argo, Grayson Valley, etc.) and their family members are invited to attend. Guest speaker will be William Caldwell, a local fireman and cancer survivor. ...

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