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DUI arrest in Trussville-Clay Road crash that injured 2

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said one person has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a two-vehicle collision on Trussville-Clay Road on Tuesday night that injured two people. The head-on collision occurred near Hewitt-Trussville Middle School when the vehicle driven by the person charged with DUI crossed over into the oncoming la ...

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Clay OKs resolution supporting UAB football

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The city of Clay has joined the party. The Clay City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting the UAB football program, which was shut down in December. “It felt like a hope and a dream was taken away from a lot of guys,” said Timothy Alexander, a former UAB football player injured in a car accident. VIDEO: Watch former UAB football player Timothy Alexander speak to the Clay ...

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Wreck on Trussville-Clay Road injures 2

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said two people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Trussville-Clay Road on Tuesday night. The road was temporarily blocked by police, fire and rescue vehicles while emergency personnel worked the scene of the accident, which occurred near Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. Bridges said no names would be released at this time. T ...

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3 years since tornado ravaged area

‘We’ve been able to move past it,’ Clay mayor says By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The lots are still nothing more than cracked sidewalks, but homes will soon begin to rise again in Georgebrook. The Clay subdivision off Old Springville Road became the dominant visual of the Jan. 23, 2012 EF-3 tornado, which scarred the landscape and took the life of 16-year-old Christina Heichelbech in Steeplechase. VIDEO: See some o ...

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Foundation established for Trussville youth sports

‘It means the world to me,’ director says By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A five-year-old dream has become reality, and kids who live in Trussville will start seeing the rewards this year. The Trussville Recreational Youth Sports Foundation was born Nov. 25, 2014, about four years after Trussville resident David Guttery, a financial advisor, saw a need for helping kids in Trussville Parks and Recreation sports. ...

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Trussville approves tennis court study due to ‘irregular separation’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week approved a contract with Bhate Environment Infrastructure for a geotechnical study for the tennis courts in The Mall area. The contract is for $2,995, with a $475 allowance for additional exploration and evaluation, if needed. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[ ...

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Hewitt-Trussville band bus involved in minor accident on way back from Montgomery

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- A bus carrying Hewitt-Trussville High School band members was involved in an accident with another car on the way back from Montgomery today. According to the @HTBand Twitter account, one of the band’s buses was involved in a “minor accident.” [caption id="attachment_19032" align="alignleft" width="300"] A scene from Monday's inauguration parade in Montgomeryphoto courtesy of the ...

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Trussville going out to bid to move Jack Wood Stadium lighting

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week approved of going out to bid to move sports lighting from Jack Wood Stadium to the fields behind Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. The city council in August 2014 awarded a $93,318 bid to Titan Electric, Inc. to light the fields behind the middle school. The Trussville City Board of Education has already approved an intergovernmental agreement ...

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AMBER Alerts expanded to include Facebook

From staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children last week announced a partnership with Facebook to send AMBER Alerts to the social network’s community to help find missing children. “Because of the time sensitive and critical nature of the AMBER Alerts, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency values the partnership with the Alabama Broadcasters Association and media outl ...

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Bentley establishes Alabama Safe Room Task Force

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week established the Alabama Safe Room Task Force by executive order. The purpose of the task force is to “develop and coordinate the implementation of administrative regulations that will govern the construction or installation of all storm shelters in the State of Alabama,” according to the order. [caption id="attachment_13049" align="alignright ...

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