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‘The Final Tour’ of former Trussville high school set for Sunday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It’s a chance to look back before moving forward. Trussville City Schools has announced that it will host “The Final Tour” of the historic building on Parkway Drive on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. Trussville City Schools is calling all alumni of the old high school to come for a tour of the first floor before remodeling begins. [caption id="attachment_11305" align="alignleft" width ...

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Jefferson County inmate dies after deputy uses Taser

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM -- An inmate died Saturday at the Jefferson County Jail after a deputy deployed a Taser to bring the inmate under control, according to a statement from Randy Christian of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Ricky Deangelo Hinkle, 47, was being held on a probation violation at the time of the incident. Hinkle was being moved to a cell for monitoring after threatening to harm h ...

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Trussville PD reports robbery at Highway 11 business

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department is investigating after a woman was allegedly robbed at Plato’s Closet on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville on Friday morning. Lt. Jeff Bridges said a black male in his 20s held a pistol to a woman’s head and demanded her money at about 9 a.m.  She was in the parking lot at Plato’s Closet in the 1800 block of Gadsden Highway, Bridges said. The suspect ...

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Clay dog ordinance ruled unconstitutional

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The vicious dog ordinance in Clay has been ruled unconstitutional. An order from Jefferson County Judge Joseph Boohaker’s courtroom today acknowledges that it is “unconstitutional as being in violation of substantive and procedural due process rights of the Plaintiffs guaranteed to them by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”  The trial was over last Tuesday. At ...

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Take a look at the Husky Field design

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Want to know what Husky Field will look like when it’s completed? Look no further. The Husky, which is now on Hewitt-Trussville football players’ helmets, will be the midfield mascot, spanning from 45-yard line to 45-yard line. [caption id="attachment_16183" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Husky Field designphoto courtesy of Trussville City Schools[/caption] “I think it looks ...

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Paving coming for Clay-Palmerdale Road

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Paving is on the horizon for Clay-Palmerdale Road. Jefferson County officials earlier this week identified five roads they hope to pave before winter, when it becomes too cold to pave. One of those roads is Clay-Palmerdale Road, which stretches from Old Springville Road in Clay to Alabama Highway 75 in Pinson. [caption id="attachment_11128" align="alignleft" width="300"] This sign is a ...

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Will tonight be last high school football game at Jack Wood Stadium?

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Could No. 10 Vestavia Hills at Hewitt-Trussville tonight be the last high school football game at Jack Wood Stadium? It’s possible. The targeted date to open the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium has been Friday, Oct. 3 for some time. Hewitt-Trussville hosts Oak Mountain that night for homecoming. After tonight’s game against Vestavia Hills, the Oak Mountain game is the next home con ...

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9/11 remembered across Center Point Fire stations

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Center Point Fire District on Thursday morning held 9/11 memorial services at four fire stations. Center Point, Clay and Pinson officials participated in the various services across northeast Jefferson County. [caption id="attachment_16161" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mountain View Baptist School students sing at a 9/11 memorial service at Center Point Fire Station O ...

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Civitan Park project ‘moving well,’ mayor says

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said Tuesday the progress at Civitan Park is “moving well.” He said the biggest problem facing construction crews has been unsuitable soil, which has to be dug up. He said, however, that there’s been “real good progress” since work began in late August. “There’s a lot of good work going on there,” Melton said. [caption id="attachment_12712" align="ali ...

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Pinson annexation referendum passes

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The residents of the Aspen Ridge subdivision off Highway 75 have spoken -- they want to be Pinson citizens. Fifty-two people voted in an annexation referendum Tuesday, and 100 percent voted to join the Pinson city limits, Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders said. The annexation is pending judge approval. [caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignleft" width="300"] The city of Pinson sign outsi ...

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