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Hewitt-Trussville senior named Miss Alabama Teen USA

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Taylor Elliott of Trussville took top honors in the Miss Alabama Teen USA pageant held in Montgomery on Saturday. Elliott, a senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School, advanced to the state competition after being named Miss Teen Trussville. [caption id="attachment_17744" align="alignleft" width="264"] Taylor Elliottsubmitted photo[/caption] She will represent Alabama in the Mis ...

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Trussville Radio Shack reportedly robbed

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Radio Shack just off Chalkville Mountain Road in Trussville was allegedly robbed at gunpoint Saturday night. Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said two black males entered the store, one wearing a white mask and brandishing a handgun. The other man was unmasked and unarmed, Bridges said. [caption id="attachment_17749" align="alignleft" width="300"] The scene at ...

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Clay park still closed due to October storms

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Chalkville Bryant Park is still closed due to damage it suffered in October, according to Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon. During some inclement weather last month, outfield lights fell down. Dixon said the lights fell like dominoes as the wire tension from one pulled the next one over. The city council had been discussing renovations to the park, and Dixon said the damage likely saved ...

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Grayson Valley private school among 20 best in Alabama

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- A website recently created a “Best Private High Schools” ranking system, and one from the area is among the 20 best in Alabama. Mountain View Baptist School on Chalkville Mountain Road in Grayson Valley was ranked No. 18 by Niche.com, a website that seeks to “make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process” by “providing reviews and insight fr ...

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‘We will beat the disease,’ medical officer tells Trussville Rotary of Ebola

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Rotarians with the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club heard a presentation on Ebola from a local expert this week. Frank Malensek, chief medical officer at St. Vincent’s East since July 2012, presented facts about the disease. The first Ebola virus, he said, was recognized in 1966. This latest outbreak of the disease, he said, has been worse than previous ones and is facilitate ...

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Charges announced against man who robbed Center Point, Pinson CVS stores

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Charges have been announced against the man arrested for the alleged robberies of CVS Pharmacy stores in Center Point and Pinson. Tommy Leon Stewart, 28, of Birmingham is charged with five counts of pharmacy robbery and four counts of menacing. Arrest warrants were issued for Stewart on Nov. 4. He was arrested today by Birmingham police and has no bond. Stewart is also suspected ...

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Trial date set in Matt Pitt impersonating officer case

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A trial date has been set in the 2013 case of The Basement founder and youth evangelist Matt Pitt allegedly impersonating a peace officer in Grayson Valley. The case is set for April 20, 2015, at 9 a.m. in Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Tommy Nail’s courtroom. Pitt’s lead attorney, Carmella Penn, said the trial date was set today at a pre-trial conference. [caption id="atta ...

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Trussville City Council moves 2 meetings due to holidays

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The city of Trussville announced today that two Trussville City Council meetings will be rescheduled due to upcoming holidays. The meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 25 will now be Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Trussville City Hall. [caption id="attachment_11308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City Hallphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The meeting originally s ...

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Clay cleaners allegedly robbed at gunpoint Tuesday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Elite Dry Cleaning on Deerfoot Parkway in Clay was allegedly robbed at gunpoint at around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The business is located next to Piggly Wiggly. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office police cruiserfile photo[/caption] According to sources, two male suspects were involved in the alleged robbery and fled on foot near t ...

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Trussville City BOE meets Monday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Central Office. A public work session is at 4:30 p.m. It’ll be the first meeting without former Board Vice President Danny Garrett, who resigned from his position due to being elected to the Alabama House of Representatives. Nineteen people have applied for the vacancy, but the T ...

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