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Trussville family seeks info on missing girl

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Lisa Ledbetter of Trussville posted to The Trussville Tribune Facebook page seeking information on the whereabouts of her daughter, Savannah, on Saturday. According to Ledbetter, her daughter has been missing since Thursday night. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lisa Ledbetter or the Trussville Police Department at 205-661-4000. ...

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Trussville PD needs help locating alleged purse-snatchers

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department needs the public’s help in locating two alleged purse-snatchers. Lt. Jeff Bridges said two suspects allegedly stole purses at the Trussville and Springville Walmarts on Wednesday, Oct. 8. [caption id="attachment_16952" align="alignleft" width="300"] The alleged purse-snatchersphoto courtesy of the Trussville Police Department[/caption] In Trussvil ...

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11 apply for Trussville City Board of Education opening

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Eleven people have applied for the soon-to-be-open Trussville City Board of Education seat, according to Trussville Mayor Gene Melton. Applications can be sent in before close of business today, Oct. 10. Melton said the Trussville City Council wants to choose Danny Garrett’s replacement “quickly.” Melton didn’t disclose the names of the 11 who have applied for the position. Read ...

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2 charged in Grayson Valley burglary

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- Two Center Point men have been charged with a home burglary in Grayson Valley. According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian, just after 8 p.m. Wednesday deputies were called to the 2500 block of Martin Road in Grayson Valley to investigate a report of a burglary in progress. [caption id="attachment_16940" align="alignleft" width="240"] William W ...

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Center Point woman dies in Old Springville Road crash

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of Old Springville Road and Earline Circle to investigate a traffic accident. Chief Deputy Randy Christian said they arrived to find a Chevrolet HHR that had struck a utility pole. Paramedics from Birmingham Fire and Rescue were treating the driver and only occupant of the car. The ...

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Pink fire truck raising breast cancer awareness today in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- “Cindy” the pink fire truck will be in Trussville today, raising awareness of breast cancer. The fire truck will be in the parking lot behind Bryant Bank on Main Street in Trussville today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. [caption id="attachment_16935" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Cindy" the pink fire trucksubmitted photo[/caption] Pink shirts are available and all cancer survivors are i ...

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Gardendale begins negotiations to split from JefCoEd; first since Trussville

By Gary Lloyd GARDENDALE -- Jefferson County Board of Education Superintendent Craig Pouncey and Gardendale City Board of Education Superintendent Patrick Martin confirmed this week that the first meeting in the negotiation process pertaining to the separation of the Gardendale and Jefferson County school systems was held Tuesday. Both superintendents expressed confidence that the negotiations would lead to ...

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Clay parent objects to coach-led prayer before football game

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- An incident at a Clay Youth Sports football game has the city of Clay buzzing. During the last weekend of September at a Clay Youth Sports football game -- the game was an away contest -- a coach of a 75-pound Clay team held a pre-game prayer to God with his players, according to Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon. One child on the team and his family do not pray to God, but to Yahweh ben ...

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Crash victim north of Clay had been pursued by Springville police earlier

By Scott Buttram CLAY –Springville police chief Bill Lyle confirmed that police in his city had pursued Frankie Lane Fenley, 42, of Springville who was identified by media sources as the victim in a fatal crash early Wednesday morning north of Clay. Lyle said his officers answered a call from a female seeking assistance and Fenley was identified as a person of interest. During the call, Fenley passed the of ...

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Deputies investigate traffic fatality north of Clay

By Scott Buttram CLAY --According to a statement from the Jefferson County sheriff's office, speed was a contributing factor in a traffic accident that cost a man his life early Wednesday morning just north of Clay. "At about 4:30 this morning deputies were called to investigate a traffic accident on Zuber Road at Clayton Road north of Clay," Chief Deputy Randy Christian said in the statement. "A passerby h ...

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