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Charges announced in Oct. 27 theft at Trussville gun store

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office this week announced charges in the Oct. 27 attempted theft of a gun from Southeastern Guns near Trussville on U.S. Highway 11. Sgt. Jack Self said Darien Deon Haslip, 20, of Birmingham was charged with second-degree theft of property and possession of a short barrel shotgun. He posted $20,000 bond and was released from Jefferson County Jail o ...

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Garrett sworn in: ‘Very gratifying’ day

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- New Alabama House of Representatives District 44 Rep. Danny Garrett was sworn into office Wednesday morning at the Trussville Civic Center. About 120 people attended the ceremony, where Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Mike Bolin administered the oath of office. “I was shocked,” Garrett said of the large turnout. “That was very humbling and gratifying.” [caption id="attach ...

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Republicans have good election night

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- It was a strong general election for Republicans. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley won another term, defeating Democrat Parker Griffith 64 percent to 36 percent. In the lieutenant governor’s race, Republican Kay Ivey faced Democrat James C. Fields Jr. Ivey came away with 63 percent of the vote, winning another term. In the race for attorney general, incumbent Republican Luther S ...

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Clay Public Library again changes hours

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay Public Library has again shaken up its hours. The change in hours was posted on the library’s Facebook page last week. It stated that effective Thursday, Nov. 6, new hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will not be open on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_1768" align ...

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2 to be charged in theft, fleeing from police at Trussville Walmart

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two men will be charged in the theft and fleeing from Walmart in Trussville late Monday night that left two Trussville Police Department cruisers wrecked, according to authorities. Capt. Jeff Bridges said Marlon Dewayne Mickles, 23, of Birmingham will be charged with first-degree theft and attempting to elude. [caption id="attachment_17501" align="alignleft" width="300"] Marlon D ...

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Mementos of military service help local woman pay tribute to her father

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- Donna Griffith remembers the date well. It was Aug. 13, 2005. She began the day at her job in the library at Paine Intermediate School. She ended it at an out-of-state funeral home, grieving the death of her father. That morning she’d received a call from her stepmother, informing Griffith that her father had died at his home in Georgia and that his body was about to be cremate ...

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Trussville OKs reimbursement for school security improvements

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week approved a resolution authorizing withdrawals from the education trust fund. According to the resolution, the city council finds it necessary, desirable and in the public interest that the city and the Trussville City Board of Education acquire, provide and install various security and public safety communication equipment and devices at the ...

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Trussville City Schools gets $40,000 from foundation

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Schools Foundation last Thursday at the Hewitt-Trussville vs. Clay-Chalkville football game presented a check to Trussville City Schools for $40,000. The donation is to be used for the school library Overdrive eBook program and instructional needs for each Trussville school. [caption id="attachment_17482" align="alignleft" width="300"] The check presentation o ...

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Clay getting camera system for Old Springville Road

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- Clay City Councilman Ricky Baker announced Monday that a much cheaper alternative has been found for a camera system that can be used for public safety. Several months ago the search began in earnest for a system that could monitor roads and allow law enforcement officers to track criminals. The city council approved $4,500 to purchase a Web-based camera system to be placed at the in ...

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2 Trussville PD Tahoes struck by fleeing shoplifters

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoes were struck by a vehicle that was attempting to flee from Walmart late Monday night. Lt. Jeff Bridges said one black male allegedly shoplifted from Walmart, leaving the store with items to a waiting black male in a vehicle. Bridges said two Trussville Police Department Tahoes attempted to stop the vehicle, but it struck both polic ...

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