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Trussville woman missing from her Longmeadow home

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --Authorities are searching for a Trussville woman who resides in the Longmeadow subdivision, according to police captain Jeff Bridges. [caption id="attachment_22805" align="alignleft" width="225"] Pei Yen Sung is missing from her home in Longmeadow in Trussville.Photo provided by Trussville police[/caption] "It is believed that Pei Yen Sung went out for her daily neighborhood wa ...

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Trussville Noon Rotary awarded international grant

From staff reports The Rotary Foundation recently granted $75,308 in a matching grant to the Trussville Noon Rotary Club and Rotary District 6860 in partnership with the Rotary Club of Escandon Victoria, Tamaulipas, México, and District 4130. The grant supports the purchase of medical equipment for The Centro Oncologico de Tamaulipas (a cancer treatment hospital) located in Cd. Victoria. The Center serves t ...

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Turning lemons into lemonade for a good cause

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE - Caroline Summers may not be the first kid to think of setting up a lemonade stand to earn money for her favorite charity, but when it comes to branding, she probably has most young entrepreneurs beat. [caption id="attachment_22772" align="alignleft" width="168"] Caroline Summers displaying her new logo. submitted photo[/caption] The resourceful Hewitt-Trussville Middle School ...

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Pinson City Council votes to help local fire departments, elementary school

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council voted to financially aid two area fire districts and an elementary school on Thursday night. The council voted to give $20,000 to Palmerdale Fire Department so that they could buy land for a new facility. The Council had previously given a similar amount of money to Center Point Fire District for the same reason. [caption id="attachment_5631" align="alignlef ...

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Pinson welcomes new deputy

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON – A new deputy was sworn into the Pinson Sheriff’s Department at the council meeting on Thursday. [caption id="attachment_22755" align="alignleft" width="176"] Deputy Doyle Burns being sworn into the Pinson Sheriff's Department. photo by Lee Weyhrich[/caption] At the meeting, Doyle Burns was officially welcomed as a Pinson contract officer by Mayor Hoyt Sanders and councilman Joe Coch ...

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Jefferson County Board of Education removes vote on pay raises

By Erik Harris HOMEWOOD – The Jefferson County Board of Education voted to remove the topic of salary schedules from today’s meeting. That decision, which passed with a 3-2 vote, was made in order to give board members more time in deciding on whether or not to give pay raises to certain Jefferson County employees. [caption id="attachment_22735" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Central Office board room. ...

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Here’s what Trussville’s new shopping center won’t have

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --Speculation on which new businesses will be included in the new shopping center on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville has been rampant. According to various sources, those announcements will be released by the individual  retailers on their own time schedule. While the developer isn't ready to announce any of the new tenants, they have offered a lengthy list of the type businesses t ...

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Clay approves alcohol sales at new restaurant

by Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- A new restaurant at McEnally’s Mercantile has been approved for on-premises alcoholic sale. Cahaba Oaks Cafe Bar and Grill has been part of the plans for the Mercantile since the beginning, owner Kim Steffey said. At the hearing held before the vote, three area residents spoke in favor of the new restaurant at the hearing, and no one spoke against it. The council voted unanimously to ...

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Woman killed in overnight shootout on the Interstate

From Tribune staff reports CLANTON --Morning commuters may encounter heavy traffic near exit 212 in Clanton on Thursday as law enforcement officials investigate an overnight shooting in which a female was killed. According to a statement from Sergeant Steve Jarrett of the Alabama State Troopers office, shortly after 8 p.m. this evening, a male approached a trooper who was stationed at a construction zone on ...

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Jefferson County coaches could see pay raises

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY – According to a source, over 40 coaches will be on hand at an upcoming JefCoEd board meeting. These Jefferson County coaches find particular interest in the topic of pay raises. It’s believed that the board will be voting on whether or not to extend salary increases to its coaches. If passed, the upgrade in pay would be a first for Jefferson County coaches in 12 years, said ...

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