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Trafford fatal crash victim identified

By Gary Lloyd TRAFFORD -- The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal crash in Trafford on Tuesday afternoon. The victim was identified as Herman Tavis Mulvehill Jr., 53, of Trafford. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to the 3300 block of Smith Mill Road in northern Jefferson County to investigate the accident. They arrived to find Mulvehill ...

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Tarrant man arrested after chase that began in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Tarrant man is behind bars after he led multiple agencies on a two-county chase that began in Pinson. Just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of Sweeny Hollow Road and Center Point Road. The driver of the 2001 Ford F-150 ignored signals to stop and accelerated south on Center Point Road, said Jefferson County Sherif ...

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UPDATED: ‘Talladega Nights’ child actor charged in Trussville crash arrested again

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The child actor from Trussville who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” has been arrested again. Luke Bigham, 20, is charged with domestic violence-harassment of his mother, according to Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges. Bigham was in Trussville City Jail on Wednesday morning. The alleged incident happened at Bigham’s mothe ...

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First section of North Chalkville paving complete

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The first section of resurfacing and repairing North Chalkville Road in Trussville is complete. The stretch of roadway between Rock Ridge Avenue and Brentwood Avenue is complete and open. Sidewalks and gutters were also repaired. [caption id="attachment_13235" align="alignleft" width="300"] The intersection of North Chalkville Road and Hewitt Streetfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/capti ...

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Next Trussville mayor will make $75,600 annual salary

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The third time was the charm. The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved ordinances amending mayor and city council salaries for the next administration. The city council pulled the ordinances from its agendas the last two meetings. The ordinance will increase the mayor’s yearly salary from $60,000 to $75,600 and each council member’s pay to $750 per month. Each councilman m ...

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1 dead in traffic accident near Trafford

By Gary Lloyd TRAFFORD -- One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident in the Trafford area. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to the 3300 block of Smith Mill Road in northern Jefferson County to investigate the accident. They arrived to find the 53-year-old male driver dead on the scene. He had been the only person in the truck. The investigation indicates that the ...

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Pilot who crash landed in Trussville on Thanksgiving shares story

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A pilot who crash landed his single-engine plane in Trussville near the Cahaba Cove subdivision on Thanksgiving Day 2013 has shared his story. Kent Ewing, a former naval aviator and instructor for the Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program now specializing in baron pilot training, wrote his story last month for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association website, www.aopa.org. The s ...

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Republican primary runoff set for Tuesday

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The runoff election for the Republican primary races is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15. Two runoffs in particular will affect the area. Trussville’s Shay Shelnutt and Locust Fork’s Brett King will face off for the Alabama State Senate District 17 seat. When all 51 precincts were reported in the June 3 primary election, Shelnutt totaled 7,475 votes and King had accumulated 6 ...

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Clay expects new traffic light operational by end of July

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A new traffic light at the intersection of Old Springville Road and Clay-Palmerdale Road in Clay is expected to be operational by the end of July, according to Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon. Poles were being set Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_14434" align="alignleft" width="300"] Work begins Tuesday for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Old Springville Road and Clay-Palmer ...

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Website says Trussville 4th-best school district in state

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A website has ranked Trussville City Schools as the fourth-best school district in the state of Alabama. The website, www.schooldigger.com, ranks Vestavia Hills City Schools No. 1, Mountain Brook City Schools No. 2 and Cullman City Schools No. 3. Districts are listed in order by a rank score, which is determined by averaging the ranks of the individual schools within each distric ...

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