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Argo police receive Hug-A-Bear toys to be used to assist with traumatized children

By Tanna Friday For the Tribune ARGO — It may come as a surprise to find out that some of our local first responders have teddy bears traveling with them on the job. What is even more surprising is how significant these teddy bears are for both emergency personnel and children during traumatic situations. [caption id="attachment_46630" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dena Vining and Argo Police Chief James D ...

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Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club’s annual golf tournament raises more than $11,000 for scholarships, club projects

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club today announced the proceeds raised by  the organization's  25th annual charity golf tournament.  The tournament held on Sept. 18 at Highland Park Golf Course raised more than $11,000, which will fund scholarships for area students and other local club projects. [caption id="attachment_46621" align="alignleft" width="300"] Daybrea ...

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Performers from Trussville, Pinson selected to Jacksonville State’s marching band

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Among the 500 musicians and auxiliary selected for Jacksonville State University's prestigious band program, the Marching Southerners, this fall were several students from Trussville and Pinson. [caption id="attachment_46608" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Marching Southerners (Photo courtesy of Katy Nowak)[/caption] New members of the Marching Southerners, alon ...

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Trussville police chief sworn in during city council meeting

By Tanna Friday For the Tribune With ample applause, smiles and support from mayor, council and those present at Tuesday evening’s council meeting, Trussville celebrated police chief Jeffery Bridges. [caption id="attachment_46601" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Police Chief Jeff Bridges is sworn into office Tuesday by Trussville’s Municipal Judge Carl Chamblee, Jr.[/caption] Bridges took the oath ...

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New Clay library plans presented to Clay Council

By Crystal McGough For The Tribune CLAY — Representatives from Lathan Associates Architects and Interior Elements presented plans for the new Clay Public Library building during Clay’s pre-council session Tuesday night. According to Dan Chappell, executive vice president of Interior Elements, the new library is expected to have multiple lounge areas, a fireplace, private study rooms with glass walls, a mult ...

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Argo councilors, other officials discuss guidelines for FEMA grant

By Tanna Friday For the Tribune ARGO — The conversation during Monday's Argo Council meeting began when city attorney, Scott Barnett, asked council members if they would like him to review the newly awarded FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant for compliancy. Mayor Betty Bradley concurred with Barnett that it would be a good idea to ensure the city was within the expected guidelines ...

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Downed trees cause power outages in Trussville, Pinson

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Trees that were blown down by winds from the landfall of Tropical Storm Nate have taken down power lines and blocked roads in the Windsong community as well as part of Camp Coleman Road in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_46507" align="alignleft" width="225"] A tree blown down from storm winds has blocked the road on Camp Coleman. Photo by Trussville res ...

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First Baptist Church Trussville cancels Sunday services due to weather

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --In the wake of Nate-produced weather concerns, at least one Trussville church was prompted to cancel Sunday services out of concern for the safety of members. In an early morning tweet through social media, the church announced, "Due to the timing and unpredictability of today's storms, services/activities won't take place today. Please watch the weathe ...

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UPDATED: Formal charges filed against PVHS teacher

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON --Saturday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced formal charges against 30-year-old Pinson Valley High School teacher Joseph Allan Farmer of Collinsville, AL Farmer was taken into custody Friday morning at PVHS after the female victim came forward to report inappropriate sexual contact. Farmer was questioned by detectives and admitted to an ...

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Tropical storm warning issued for Jefferson, St. Clair counties, Blount under TS watch

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports UPDATE: Jefferson and St. Clair counties have been upgraded to a tropical storm warning. UPDATE: All weather graphics from the National Weather Service in Birmingham have been updated as of 5 a.m. Saturday. TRUSSVILLE --The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a tropical storm warning for much of central Alabama, including Jefferson and St. Clair counti ...

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