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Sheriff’s office seeks Center Point lawn equipment theft suspects

By Gary Lloyd CENTER POINT -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two people who allegedly stole lawn equipment in Center Point. A man and woman allegedly stole a lawn mower, weight equipment and air conditioning unites from a home in the 1800 block of Reed Road in Center Point. [caption id="attachment_14584" align="alignleft" width="263"] The suspectsphoto courtesy of the Jefferson County Sher ...

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Shelnutt claims victory in Senate District 17 race

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Shay Shelnutt, of Trussville, has claimed victory over Locust Fork’s Brett King in the race for the Alabama State Senate District 17 seat, he said on his campaign Facebook page. The post on the page congratulated King on a great race. [caption id="attachment_12661" align="alignleft" width="200"] Shay Shelnuttfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] “His kids should be proud of their d ...

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Palmer will beat DeMarco in U.S. House District 6 runoff

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Gary Palmer will defeat Paul DeMarco in the runoff for the U.S. House District 6 Republican seat. The Associated Press called the race just after 50 percent of the precincts had reported Tuesday night. [caption id="attachment_13896" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gary Palmerphoto courtesy of the Gary Palmer Facebook page[/caption] With 50 percent of precincts reporting Tues ...

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Trussville City BOE meets Monday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Central Office on North Chalkville Road. The meeting will include the first public budget hearing for the school system. A public work session will begin at 4:30 p.m. [caption id="attachment_14110" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael Brady of Michael Brady Inc. talks to Trussv ...

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Commission distributes nearly $8 million to JefCoEd

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Commission last week presented new Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Craig Pouncey a check for $7,887,280.70. The funds were left over from the bonds that were used to finance the rebuilding of county schools, said Commissioner Joe Knight. “We tried to get these funds refunded to the schools when we first came into office, however, the trustee wou ...

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Float Your Boat in Pinson on Saturday

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The fifth annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 19 at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. The event begins at 11 a.m. This event offers games, boat races, trail runs, food and music. Proceeds will benefit the nature preserve’s Environmental Education Programming, which reaches 10,000 students every year. [caption id="attachment_14562" align="align ...

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Flag football game to benefit Clay-Chalkville grad

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A flag football game scheduled for Saturday, July 19 will benefit a Clay-Chalkville High School graduate with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. The tournament will benefit the impending treatment and surgery for 2011 graduate Trey Belvin. [caption id="attachment_14012" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cougar Stadium at Clay-Chalkville High Schoolfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The ...

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Husky Parkway paving under way

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The paving of Husky Parkway between the Hewitt-Trussville Stadium site and Trussville-Clay Road is under way. Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said he isn’t sure when the road will actually open, but he did say Monday that half the road is sealed with black base. The other side must be sealed and cure for 72 hours before the black base can be put down, Melton said. [caption id="attac ...

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Trussville ‘still working on details’ of car tag issuing at city hall

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville is “still working on the details” of when it may open Trussville City Hall for the issuance of car tags, Mayor Gene Melton said Monday. Is there a target date for Trussville to be operational? “Not yet,” Melton said. [caption id="attachment_14547" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Mayor Gene Melton’s car at a service window at Trussville City Hallphoto by Gary ...

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Crime Stoppers still seeking Pinson pair for identity theft

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is continuing to search for information on the whereabouts of a Pinson pair wanted on identity theft charges. A July 1 post on the Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama Facebook page states that Sheldon Lynn Sullivan, 38, and Brandy Lynn Sullivan, 33, are wanted on four charges of identity theft. [caption id="attachment_14536" align="alignleft" width="225"] ...

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