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Trussville mayor talks road paving, library expansion at July luncheon

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Trussville Mayor Gene Melton was the featured speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce July luncheon. While at the podium, Melton got the chamber up to speed on roadway construction, city finances and the expansion of the Trussville Public Library. According to Melton, the old Trussville Community Center is scheduled for demolition in the near future. The mayor expects ...

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After efforts to recruit restaurants fail, Pinson offers incentives to body shop

By Scott Buttram PINSON --City officials had high hopes for a restaurant on the property on Highway 75 where Rite Aid drug store is located and the parcels next to the former Big 10 tire store back in December of 2012. By April of 2013, the city was voting to purchase the land and annexing Rite Aid into the city limits. The only restriction on the property was that neither a drug store or a grocery store co ...

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Murder-suicide on I-20 under investigation

From Trussville Tribune staff reports State law enforcement officials are investigating and incident on Interstate 20 following the apparent murder-suicide of two people in a vehicle that was being pursued first by Georgia law enforcement officers and then by Alabama state troopers. "At approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Jacksonville Highway Patrol Post received no ...

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Cahaba Riverkeeper hires first full-time Riverkeeper

From Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – The Cahaba Riverkeeper (CRK) is pleased to announce the hiring of David Butler as their new Riverkeeper. Butler assumes his new position effective immediately. Butler has served CRK as a Board member and active member of the Water Quality Sampling Committee. For the past two summers, he has volunteered for weekly bacteriological testing on the river in an effort to pr ...

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Free conference to address church crisis response

From staff reports [caption id="attachment_23362" align="alignleft" width="300"] First Baptist Church Trussville[/caption] In light of recent world events, remaining alert -- even in what we used to consider havens of safety and peace -- is imperative. And sadly, preparing for the worst is just as critical. To help local church families formulate plans for dealing with medical, fire, severe weather, civil d ...

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Metro: DUI-related accident leads to manslaughter charge

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call on Sunday night that led them to an intoxicated man, his flipped Monte Carlo and a dead wife. Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to investigate a report of a suspicious person in the 1600 block of Pratt Highway in Birmingham. Upon arrival, authorities found 27-year-old Eshmael Munashe Patterson walking down the ro ...

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Man charged with Capital Murder for death of child

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – A man has been arrested on Capital Murder charges for the death of a three-year-old boy. [caption id="attachment_23331" align="alignleft" width="239"] Cornelius Warren. photo via the Birmingham Police Department[/caption] Cornelius Warren, the defendant, has been taken into custody following an incident that took place on Sunday. Police responded that day to an assault call t ...

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JefCoEd board passes vote to extend pay raises

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – In an effort to keep employees from jumping over to neighboring school systems for higher pay, the Jefferson County Board of Education has chosen to pass out some pay raises. In a Thursday meeting, the board voted to approve the 2015-16 salary schedule, which offers higher payment to many non-teaching JefCoEd employees. The vote passed 5-0. [caption id="attachment_22735 ...

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Birmingham PD investigate homicide

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Police detectives with the Birmingham Police Department are conducting a homicide investigation following a Tuesday night shooting. Officers responded to the 200 block of Memphis Street Wylam on Tuesday night around 7 on a person shot. Upon arrival, police found Forrest Jackson, 39, lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The Birmingham native passed aw ...

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Trussville optometrist elected AOA secretary-treasurer

From American Optometric Association ST LOUIS, MO. - Samuel D. Pierce, O.D., who is in private practice in Trussville, Alabama, has assumed the position of secretary-treasurer of the American Optometric Association (AOA). The AOA represents approximately 39,000 doctors of optometry and other eye care professionals. Dr. Pierce was sworn into office in June 2015 in Seattle, Washington, during the association’ ...

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