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JefCoEd goes from cuts to raises

By Erik Harris JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Three months after JefCoEd approved a plan offered by superintendent Craig Pouncey to cut over 200 jobs in order to save $12.6 million annually, Pouncey plans to ask the board to approve almost $5 million raises for select employees. Some of the raises represent as much as a 25 percent increase in salaries. After Pouncey's reduction in force plan was adopted, the board app ...

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Clay-Chalkville grad wins new car

Special to The Trussville Tribune CLAY --For the third straight year, Serra Toyota Birmingham has given away a new Scion tc to a local high school senior who has achieved perfect attendance for the 2014-15 academic year. This year’s winner was Asia Taylor from Clay-Chalkville High. Taylor won the vehicle at a celebration banquet at Serra Toyota. [caption id="attachment_4467" align="alignleft" width="120"] S ...

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Traffic fatality near Springville

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – A one-vehicle crash on I-59 northbound has claimed the life one white female passenger. The driver of the vehicle has been transported to UAB Hospital. A child has reportedly been sent to Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. The crash, which happened around 10 a.m. this morning, took place near Springville at mile marker 158. More updates will come upon the notification o ...

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Deputies arrest woman for armed robbery in Jefferson County

From Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Deputies from Jefferson and Cullman counties arrested Kendra Peoples, 23, of Empire and charged her with first degree robbery in connection with a June 9 armed robbery of the Corner Quick Stop. Officers said Peoples admitted that she was involved in the robbery. On June 9, deputies responded to a report of a robbery at the Corner Quick Stop in the 9900 block of Corner ...

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Power outage causes traffic delays in downtown Trussville

By Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Trussville police and Alabama Power crews are on the scene at the Main Street and Chalkville Road intersection due to a power outage. Southbound traffic on Chalkville Road is be re-routed behind Braden's Furniture store. Isaac Pigott of Alabama Power said about 800 customers were without power at 9:45 a.m. and company officials determined that the cause of the outage wa ...

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NBA legend shares advice with local student-athletes

By Erik Harris In the midst of his former team – Golden State Warriors – chasing its first NBA championship in 40 years, Jamaal Wilkes offers up advice to student-athletes across the Tribune coverage area. Wilkes, a four-time NBA champion and former NBA Rookie of the Year, touched on topics such as recruiting, transitioning from one playing level to the next, and much more. As a highly recruited high school ...

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1 Pinson man wanted, 4 arrested for drug dealing

From staff reports By Erik Harris PINSON – Four Pinson men have been arrested after a year-long narcotics investigation. One Pinson native remains wanted on charges of two counts of Unlawful Distribution of Heroin. [caption id="attachment_22629" align="alignleft" width="300"] photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.[/caption] The investigation, which was dubbed “Operation Active Diligence”, ...

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Wilder knocks Molina out in 9th round

From Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Tuscaloosa's Deontay Wilder defended his WBC crown Saturday when he KO'd Eric Molina in the ninth round at UAB's Bartow Arena. Wilder floored Molina four times in the bout, but the determined challenger kept getting back up. With just over a minute remaining in the ninth round, the champion landed a straight right that sent Molina to his back, ending the heavyweight c ...

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Sheriff’s office seeks woman who allegedly used lost credit card in Trussville grocery store

From Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The Jefferson County sheriff's office and Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama are seeking help in identifying a woman who allegedly used a lost credit card at Winn Dixie in Trussville, according to a report by ABC 33/40. Jefferson County Sergeant John Pennington told the television station that a woman lost her credit card in a Trussville grocery store back in March.  The ...

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Armed robbery suspect caught on camera

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Authorities are looking for the public’s assistance in locating an armed robbery suspect. [caption id="attachment_22607" align="alignleft" width="300"] submitted photo[/caption] The man seen in the photo demanded money, cigarettes and cigars at a Chevron gas station on Montclair Road on Tuesday night. He initially entered the store as a means of shelter from the rain. The sus ...

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