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Commission dismisses charges against Clay councilwoman

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- An Alabama Ethics Commission investigation has dismissed all complaints against Clay City Councilwoman Becky Johnson. In October 2014, a Clay resident filed a complaint against Johnson regarding three contracts that were awarded to her husband's company, as well as an issue regarding a donation to the Clay-Pinson Chamber of Commerce suggested by Johnson, then a member of the Clay Cit ...

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JefCoEd, Trussville recognize National Board Certified teachers

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County Schools and Trussville City Schools have recognized their new National Board Certified teachers. This status means a teacher has achieved the highest qualification of teaching excellence, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the organization that confers the honor. Jefferson County Schools pinned 13 teachers last week, and th ...

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Pinson Valley teacher charged with sexual contact with student

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Pinson Valley High School teacher has been charged with sexual contact with a student. On Feb. 24, sheriff's detectives began an investigation into reports of inappropriate sexual contact between a female teacher and a 17-year-old male student at Pinson Valley High School. [caption id="attachment_20454" align="alignleft" width="239"] Jennifer Marie Perryphoto courtesy of the Jeffer ...

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Clay-Chalkville HS career tech center approved

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education on Friday approved a low bid for career technical centers to be constructed at Clay-Chalkville and Mortimer Jordan high schools. Duncan & Thompson Construction won with a low bid of $1,246,731. That total includes both career technical centers. VIDEO: Watch a report about the career technical center coming to Clay-Chalkville High School. [cap ...

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Pinson library asks for help in offering summer reading programs

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson Public Library is asking for help in offering summer reading programs. This year will be the fourth summer reading program for the library, and last year it offered a program per day. [caption id="attachment_19110" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pinson Public Libraryfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The library wants to do the same this summer. Activities will be offe ...

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Trussville City Council could meet with legislators about bills

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council could soon meet with state legislators to discuss bills in the Alabama House of Representatives and Alabama State Senate that could affect the city. No date or timetable was discussed about a potential meeting, but should one happen, the public will be given notice. The meeting would likely be with Rep. Danny Garrett, Sen. Shay Shelnutt and Sen. Slade ...

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Names placed on table for new Trussville elementary schools

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The official names of two community elementary schools to be built in Trussville will be coming in April. The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday placed two names on the table for consideration for the two new schools. [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 ...

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PVHS to showcase special effects class Friday

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley High School will showcase its special effects class Friday. A free showcase is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. [caption id="attachment_7338" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley High Schoolphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] Chris Screws leads the class, which is the only one of its kind in the Southeast. Screws hopes the event ...

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Roy Moore’s son charged with drug possession

By Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY -- Caleb Moore, the 24-year-old son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, was charged with drug possession after officers found four Xanax tablets sitting on top of his wallet, The Montgomery Advertiser reported Monday. According to the newspaper, the incident took place in Troy on Sunday when police were responding to a report of an attempted break-in. When officers arrived, they ...

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HTHS students show success at regional science fair

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- On Saturday, March 7, 19 teams totaling 36 students that are in the research capstone courses of the Biomedical Sciences Academy (biomedical innovations) and Engineering Academy (engineering design and development) at Hewitt-Trussville High School competed in the Central Alabama Science and Engineering Fair at UAB. Hewitt-Trussville students received four awards and received ...

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