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One of highest growth years ever in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Call it annexation jubilation. The city of Pinson this year has added 62 parcels to the city limits, plus 77 more parcels -- including several acreage tracts -- in the Aspen Ridge subdivision as a result of a September annexation referendum in which residents of the neighborhood voted to join the Pinson limits. Of the 62 parcels, most were houses with the exception of the referendum, ...

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Alabama continues to show gain in AP exams

From staff reports MONTGOMERY -- Alabama’s continued commitment to expand access to challenging course work for students across the state has resulted in an increase in the number of Alabama public school students who take and excel on Advanced Placement exams, according to data released by the College Board. The number of participating students who took the test in the 2013-2014 school year was 22,515, a 1 ...

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HTMS Cooking Club wins recipe contest

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Cooking Club has won the Dreamland Bar-B-Que/Jr. Pitmasters Cookbook Recipe Contest, part of the Birmingham Public Library’s Eat, Drink, Read, Write Festival. The announcement was made earlier this month at a reveal reception at the Birmingham Public Library downtown. [caption id="attachment_17010" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussvil ...

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Stadium opening date may be known Monday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The opening date for the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium may be determined at Monday’s Trussville City Board of Education meeting. The board will hold a board retreat Monday, Oct. 20, beginning with a tour of Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, followed by lunch in the Husky Cafe. After lunch, board members will return to the Central Office for the afternoon for the completion of the ...

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The Color of Caring Communities: Trussville, Clay, Springville vie for ‘Pinkest City’

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- Turning an entire city pink is no easy feat. Just ask Joshua White. He’s been the driving force behind Turn Trussville Pink each October for seven years, a community effort that has raised more than $100,000 for breast cancer research through the distribution of pink T-shirts and ribbon decorations in exchange for donations. But now White and his supporting team of family membe ...

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Argo fall cleanup starts Saturday

By Gary Lloyd ARGO -- Argo residents that want to clean up and clean out will have one more opportunity to do so this year, as the city’s Fall Clean Up is scheduled for Oct. 18-25. The city is encouraging citizens to clean up their neighborhoods, yards and businesses. Free trash bags will be provided by Alabama People Against A Littered Street and will be available at Argo City Hall Monday through Friday fr ...

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Missing Trussville teen back home

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Lisa Ledbetter, who reported her daughter Savannah missing over the weekend, said she was found Sunday and is now back home. "She is at home safe and sound and she seems to be OK," Ledbetter said. "I want to thank all of you and your readers for all of the help you have given me and my family." Savannah had not been heard from since Thursday night. [caption id="attachment_1696 ...

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Sidewalks construction begins at Chalkville Elementary

By Gary Lloyd CHALKVILLE -- A longtime dream for Chalkville Elementary School is starting to come true. Construction of sidewalks began at Chalkville Elementary School last Tuesday. That sounds like any other project, right? Not exactly. This construction has been years in the making, and for a significant purpose. On April 5, 2006, Larry Bevis, the school crossing guard, was struck by a car while directing ...

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Bentley, others discuss Alabama’s Ebola preparedness activities

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Gov. Robert Bentley and State Health Officer Donald Williamson held a news conference last Wednesday to provide an update on preparedness and planning activities in response to potential cases of Ebola in Alabama. Ebola, also known as Ebola Virus Disease, isn’t spread through air, by water, or in general, by food. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, peopl ...

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JeffCo P&Z recommends senior housing on Chalkville Mountain Road

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that land just outside the Trussville corporate limits on Chalkville Mountain Road be rezoned for an age-restricted apartment building. The Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday recommended approximately 4.5 acres at 5841 Chalkville Mountain Road -- just above the MedHelp building -- be rezoned from ...

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