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Land being cleared for new Trussville Springs entrance

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Land is being cleared in preparation for the construction of a new entrance to Trussville Springs, a community on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville. The new entrance will be located on U.S. Highway 11 approximately halfway between Mohawk Drive and Maplewood Drive. Trussville Springs spokesman Barry Stalnaker said the highway will be widened to accommodate turn lanes. He said several ...

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Land deal ends road paving dispute in Pinson neighborhood

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday approved a settlement between the city and Salisbury Development Company, which resolves an ongoing problem with the company and failing to finish paving streets in the Aspen Ridge neighborhood. “The developer did not put seal coats on the roads,” City Attorney Shane Black said. “Years ago they posted a bond to handle some of that work but that b ...

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House District 44 candidates answer 16 questions at forum

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The three Republican candidates for the vacant House of Representatives District 44 seat answered 16 questions about present issues in the state and country at the Trussville Civic Center on Thursday night. John Amari, Joe Freeman, and Danny Garrett, all from Trussville, answered questions about limited home rule, wasteful spending at the state level, restrictions on the job mark ...

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Tornado Watch until 10 a.m. Friday, rain moving in

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Tornado Watch for Jefferson County until 10 a.m. Friday as thunderstorms and showers move into the local area from the northwest.  The forecast calls for rain on Friday which should move out by Friday evening, Saturday will be partly cloudy, with rain returning Saturday evening through Monday morning, Friday -Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly af ...

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Attorney general provides best safety practices at schools

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has compiled a set of best practices for safe schools, which he this week shared with school officials throughout Alabama. This list resulted from the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative, which Strange re-instituted last year with a special emphasis on the use of technology in school safety. The information was sent electronically to all public ...

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House District 44 political forum tonight in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A political forum is tonight in Trussville for the three candidates for the House of Representatives District 44 seat. The forum is at 7 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The forum is sponsored by the Republican Women of Trussville, the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Clay-Pinson Chamber of Commerce and The Trussville Tribune. [caption id="attachment_9078" align="alig ...

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Ham fundraiser aims to help send HTHS Culinary team to national competition

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville High School Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy is holding a honey-baked ham fundraiser to help send the culinary team to a national competition. The deadline for ordering a ham is Wednesday, April 16. Hams will be available for pickup at Hewitt-Trussville High School on Friday, April 18. A 3.5-pound boneless ham that serves up to eight people is $33. An e ...

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Matt Pitt scheduled for release Palm Sunday

By Gary Lloyd COLUMBIANA -- Youth evangelist and The Basement founder Matt Pitt is scheduled to be released from Shelby County Jail on Palm Sunday. Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Mary Harris said Palm Sunday, April 13, is the date calculated by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. “The date is conditioned on good time, which we do not have access to because we have no way of knowing of any ‘violations’ he ...

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Pinson’s 10th birthday: Mayor reflects, projects

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Happy 10th birthday, Pinson. The city of Pinson was officially incorporated April 2, 2004. The city will celebrate its 10th birthday Saturday at Pinson City Fest at the field behind the Old Rock School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be birthday cake, entertainment and free rides for children. “That’s our way of giving back and providing something, free entertainment for those fami ...

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2 attempt home burglary in Trussville’s Maplewood

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two white males attempted a home burglary in Trussville’s Maplewood subdivision early Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges said two white males kicked in a side door at a home where the homeowner was sitting on her deck. [caption id="attachment_7007" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe ...

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