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Secretary of state says runoff turnout higher than predicted

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Secretary of State Jim Bennett said last week that voter turnout was slightly higher than expected for the July 15 runoff election. Around 8 percent of Alabama's 2.9 million voters showed up to the polls to decide on races like secretary of state and a place on the Public Service Commission. Voters turned out in higher numbers in areas like the Sixth Congressional District. ...

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Gun range planned for Deerfoot Parkway

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An indoor gun range and gun store is being planned for Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville. Sheepdog Firearms Inc. has developed a Facebook page, and on it the company states it is coming to the area in the spring of 2015, possibly as early as March. [caption id="attachment_14686" align="alignleft" width="300"] A rendering of what Sheepdog Firearms Inc. could look likephoto courtesy o ...

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Boats on the Water

PINSON -- The fifth annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival was held at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson on Saturday. The event offered games, boat races, trail runs, food and music. Proceeds benefited the nature preserve’s Environmental Education Programming, which reaches 10,000 students every year.  The build your own boat race enabled participants to compete with their own biodegradable boat. Check ...

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Bathed in blue, Birmingham to make pitch for the 2016 National Democratic Convention

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM -- Birmingham city leaders are preparing to welcome a delegation of national Democratic leaders on Monday as they make their pitch to host the party's national convention in 2016. Alabama's largest city was not among the original 15 cities considered by DNC officials, but that didn't stop city leaders from entering a bid. Heading into Monday, Birmingham is among the final five ci ...

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ICYMI: Trussville AD warns of possible scam, 3 arrested in Trussville with stolen gun from Argo, Clay City Council may raise property tax Monday

From staff reports The Hewitt-Trussville athletic director warns of a possible scam by someone claiming to be an assistant coach. Read the full story here.  Three men were arrested in Trussville after police found a gun stolen in a burglary reported in Argo. Police were alerted by a Trussville resident who said one of the men knocked on her door. Read the full story here.  The Clay City Council will conside ...

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Trussville athletics director warns of possible scam

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools Athletics Director Karen Johns is warning people of a possible scam. In an email from Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Poole, the information states that a man is allegedly going around the Birmingham area who claims he’s an assistant coach for various schools. He allegedly asks for $299 for a poster advertisement, with all the ...

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3 Trussville burglary suspects charged

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The three suspects arrested in Trussville on Thursday have been charged. Daroues Montrail Hayes, 20, of Birmingham is charged with second-degree receiving stolen property. His bond was set at $15,000. [caption id="attachment_14617" align="alignleft" width="300"] Daroues Montrail Hayesphoto courtesy of Trussville Police Department[/caption] Kelvin Dewayne Walker, 23, of Birmingham ...

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Traffic light installation begins at Husky Parkway

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The installation of a traffic light where Husky Parkway meets Trussville-Clay Road and the entrance to the Longmeadow subdivision was under way Friday. Adding turn lanes on Trussville-Clay Road and signalization at Husky Parkway was on Gov. Robert Bentley’s Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program. The local match is $184,575 and ATRIP covers $738,300 for a t ...

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Clay may levy property tax at Monday meeting

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay City Council could vote to levy a property tax at its meeting Monday. An ordinance “levying ad valorem taxes for the use and general support of the municipal government through the general fund of the city of Clay, Alabama” is on the preliminary agenda. [caption id="attachment_13657" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay City Hallfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The city counc ...

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Trussville may lower Deerfoot Parkway speed limit

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday will consider lowering the speed limit on Deerfoot Parkway. According to Tuesday’s preliminary agenda, there is a resolution to set the speed limit on Deerfoot Parkway at 45 mph. [caption id="attachment_8716" align="alignleft" width="300"] Deerfoot Parkway in Trussvillefile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Much of Deerfoot Parkway is currently ...

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