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‘There they are’: Pinson trash service brings new residents

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- “Build it, and they will come” is the famous line from the movie “Field of Dreams.” Something similar is happening in Pinson. You could say, “Offer it, and they will be annexed.” Pinson’s new garbage collection service began this week, and at last week’s Pinson City Council meeting, 19 parcels of land were annexed into the city limits. [caption id="attachment_19325" align="alignlef ...

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Hewitt-Trussville students first, second in Electrathon race

From staff reports LEEDS -- Hewitt-Trussville High School Engineering Academy students competed Monday in the Electrathon race at Barber Motorsports. The Hewitt-Trussville Engineering Academy has two teams. The girls’ team consists of Emma Slay, Emma Burford, Kaitlin Silverwood and Amanda Green. The boys’ team consists of team captain A.J. Ward, Blake Hoggan, Cody Wilcox, Bin Tran and Taylor Herrin. [captio ...

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Crime Stoppers asks for help identifying Trussville Shell thieves

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is asking for help identifying two suspects who took money from a Shell station in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_20952" align="alignleft" width="264"] One of the alleged thievesphoto courtesy of Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama[/caption] On April 4 around 9:10 a.m., two men entered the Shell station in the 5900 block of Chalkville Mountain Roa ...

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Authorities crack down on roadway texting

By Erik Harris MONTGOMERY – Texting while at the wheel has become a growing problem, and law enforcement agencies intend to break the cycle. A national campaign called “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” will go into action this Friday. For five days, authorities will use a combination of inventive and traditional tactics to crack down on those who choose to text on the roadways. “Not only is driving and texting irre ...

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Clay library looks for change

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay City Council has announced some major changes to the Clay Public Library, beginning with a new library board and possibly a new location. The library is currently located in an old house near Clay City Park, but several city council members believe the area around the old Clay City Hall, near the schools, would be a better location for a city library in the future. [caption ...

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Another accident on I-59 North in Springville

By Erik Harris SPRINGVILLE – Shortly after the northbound lanes on Interstate 59 in Springville were reopened following this afternoon’s 24-car pileup, another accident occurred in the same area, also going north. [caption id="attachment_20913" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency[/caption] The wreck took place around 15 minutes after the lanes opened back up w ...

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24-car accident reported on I-59 North in Springville

By Erik Harris SPRINGVILLE – Authorities have confirmed that a 24-car accident occurred roughly three miles past Springville’s 156 exit on Interstate 59 North around noon. [caption id="attachment_20906" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Fox 6 WBRC[/caption] The collision happened at mile marker 159, causing traffic to detour to U.S. Highway 11. Cars are being directed off the interstate at th ...

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Trussville native wins UA College of Commerce award

From staff reports TUSCALOOSA -- The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce’s highest student honor, the Austin Cup, was recently awarded to senior Zachary Adams of Trussville. The award was presented to Adams during UA’s Honors Week. He is a senior graduating in May with a triple major in finance, economics and math with a 4.0 grade-point average. He’s also a student ambassador for Culverhou ...

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Luther Strange files amicus brief in support of states’ right to define marriage

From staff reports MONTGOMERY -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of the freedom of states to affirm marriage as a union of one man and one woman. The amicus brief, which was filed Friday in the combined cases of Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder and Bourke v. Beshear, encourages the Supreme Court to uphold the U.S. ...

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Meeting to focus on hazard mitigation in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The city of Trussville is conducting a hazard mitigation survey in conjunction with the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency. On Thursday, April 16 at 6 p.m., a public meeting will be held at the Trussville Civic Center for residents to express concerns about future weather events, manmade disasters, natural disasters and response capabilities. [caption id="attachment_129 ...

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