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Jefferson County Personnel Board recognized for leadership

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Recipients of the Leadership 500 Awards for 2015 were named last week for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs at the LEAD2015 forum being held in Dallas, Texas. For the second year in a row, the Personnel Board of Jefferson County ranked in the top five nationally in the government/military category. The Personnel Board of Jefferson County Traini ...

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12-year-old emails bomb threats to Center Point schools

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Bomb threats were emailed to Center Point Middle School on Wednesday and Thursday last week. A 12-year-old student has been charged with making a terrorist threat and will be adjudicated through juvenile court. On Wednesday, April 15 a school administrator received an email that read, “I planted a bomb in one of the bathrooms you going to need a bomb suad and a remoted in one of ...

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Trussville amends firearms discharge ordinance

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week voted unanimously to approve an amendment to its firearms discharge ordinance to accommodate an indoor firing range. Sheepdog Firearms plans to open an indoor firing range on Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville this year. [caption id="attachment_14686" align="alignright" width="300"] A rendering of what Sheepdog Firearms Inc. could look likephoto ...

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Jeff State named a top digital college

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- For the third time in a decade, Jefferson State Community College earned national recognition as one of the top 10 digital community colleges in the country in the 10th annual Digital Community College Survey released Thursday. The survey analyzes how community colleges use digital technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large. All accred ...

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UAB treating man for flesh-eating bacteria

By Scott Buttram and Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A man is being treated at UAB after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria following a baseball game in Trussville, according to a report from al.com. Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious bacterial skin infection that spreads quickly and kills the body's soft tissue, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accurate diagnosis, prompt treatment wit ...

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American Revolution patriot with ties to Trussville to be remembered

For The Tribune CLEBURNE COUNTY -- At 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, the Josiah Brunson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veteran John Roper. A memorial marker will be installed at his grave site in the Oak Level United Methodist Church Cemetery at Fruithurst in Cleburne County. Roper resided in Northampton County, N.C. He assisted in establish ...

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Sheriff’s office warns of telephone ‘spoofing’ scam

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls concerning a scam that is again going around. According to reports, a man identifying himself as an investigator with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office calls. The suspect uses a technology known as “spoofing” to make the victim's caller I.D. show that the call is from the sheriff's office. [caption id="at ...

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‘I never stopped’

Hewitt-Trussville freshman singer signs label deal By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Jackson Capps realized his dream when he was just 9 years old. He wanted to be signed to a label, to go far in the music business. “I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to stop (music),” Capps said. He definitely won’t be stopping now. Capps, at the end of February, signed a label and management deal with Mike Jones Entertainment. Th ...

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New Trussville school board member re-appointed through 2020

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Kathy Brown has passed her first test. The Trussville City Council on Tuesday re-appointed Brown, a member of the Trussville City Board of Education, through May 25, 2020. Brown has served on the board since November 2014. Brown was appointed to fill the vacant role Danny Garrett left after his election to the Alabama State House of Representatives. With the move, school board me ...

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Trussville BOE to choose school names Monday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday will choose the official names of two community elementary schools to be constructed in Trussville. The meeting is Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m. with a work session at 4:30 p.m. [caption id="attachment_7198" align="alignleft" width="300"] A rendering of what the elementary school in the Cahaba Project will look like, as seen from wher ...

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