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Trussville man with autism to be featured in documentary at Sidewalk Film Festival

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Between jump shots, Jesse Miller III runs to the front door. He dribbles over every time someone walks into the Trussville YMCA on Valley Road, to extend a handshake, to give a hug. Miller loves playing basketball at the YMCA, but he may love turning strangers into friends more. Every person who pushes the door open to come lift weights, to shoot hoops, is approached by Miller, w ...

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Schools to work with city on use of fields

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Trussville for the use of recreational facilities. The agreement now goes to the Trussville City Council, which it will likely approve at its Tuesday, Aug. 26 meeting. [caption id="attachment_13054" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville Middle Schoolfile photo by R ...

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Clay facing many road repairs

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay City Council is staring down the barrel at several large, unavoidable expenses. The city is looking at roughly $435,000 in essential paving projects, even after cashing in bonds, City Manager Ronnie Dixon said. The council only has $471,000 in total funds available for road repairs from its 4-, 5- and 7-cent gas funds, as well as its contingency road fund, leaving only $36,0 ...

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Enrollment at area schools close to last year’s numbers

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- How many students go to area schools? Look no further than here. Trussville City Schools and Jefferson County Schools this week released their most up-to-date enrollment numbers for the 2014-2015 school year. Those numbers compared to the average daily membership numbers from the 2013-2014 school year show not a lot of change. [caption id="attachment_12201" align="alignleft ...

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Sheriff’s office asks for help for sergeant battling leukemia

By the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Randy Nash is no stranger to adversity. Having served 20 years in the United States Air Force and nearly 20 years as a deputy sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, he has made service his life's work. As a five-year survivor of Stage 4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma who recently lost his wife and fath ...

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Northern Beltline progress in Pinson: Landscape ‘changes every day’

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- For now, it appears to be a dirt biker’s paradise. The area just off Alabama Highway 75 in the Pinson area by Palmerdale United Methodist Church is vast, the walls of red-orange dirt built high. From the intersection of Clay-Palmerdale Road, those walls look almost daring, begging those with a Yamaha or Kawasaki to throttle the engine, forget the brakes and fly. The area is cut deep ...

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Trussville PD identifies gaming operation suspect

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A warrant has been signed for the arrest of a Birmingham man in connection with the gaming operation that was busted in Trussville last month. The suspect has been identified by the Trussville Police Department as Andrew James Grundy, 33, of Birmingham. He’s charged with possession of a gambling device, a Class A misdemeanor. His bond will be set at $1,000. [caption id="attachmen ...

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Better Basics looking for volunteers

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Better Basics is seeking volunteers to help at-risk children develop a love of reading. Volunteers are needed during the school day to tutor struggling readers or to read to students and reward their reading achievements with prizes provided by Better Basics. Additional volunteers are needed to provide homework help and enrichment support for children in Better Basics’ after ...

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Trussville administrator to have article published in education journal

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools Alternative Learning Center Principal Phyllis Faust will have an article published in September in The Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership. Faust earned her doctorate in 2012 from Samford University, and her dissertation centered around middle school students, their voice and sense of belonging. The article is titled “The Relationship between Middle ...

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Miss Hewitt Husky set for Saturday, Aug. 23

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The ninth annual Miss Hewitt Husky Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hewitt-Trussville High School. The school auditorium opens at 2:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., the pageant for K5 through fourth grade will be held. The fifth through eighth grades will compete at 7 p.m. Contestants must be Trussville residents. Each contestant will receive a tiara and award on stage. A Miss Hew ...

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