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Arby’s on North Chalkville robbed at gunpoint

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Two armed black males robbed Arby's on North Chalkville Road on Monday night, according to Trussville police captain Jeff Bridges. About $1,200 was taken by the men who wore white masks. Bridges said the suspects escaped before police were notified. ...

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Nation’s oldest Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM -- The city of Birmingham is home to America’s oldest, and once the largest, Veterans Day parade. Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the parade route will begin at 8th Avenue North and 18th Street. According to nationalveteransday.org, Raymond Weeks of Birmingham led a delegation to Washington, D.C. urging then-Army Chief of Staff General Dwight Eisenhower to create a national holiday that ho ...

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‘No Firearms’ stickers posted at Trussville public buildings

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- If you’ve gone to in the last week or are going soon to a public building in Trussville, you’re going to notice new stickers on the doors. The black stickers show a firearm with a slash through it and state, “No Firearms Allowed on the Premises.” The stickers were posted last week at public buildings in Trussville, such as Trussville City Hall, the Trussville Public Library and t ...

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Trussville rezones land for future elementary school

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week voted to re-zone a 39-acre tract near Magnolia Place from garden home residential to institutional for a future community elementary school. The move did not come without concerns. A woman who lives on Hidden Way Lane voiced her concerns about increased traffic in the area, saying the road in front of where the school will be is “handling all ...

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When not serving customers, local store manager serves his country

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- There are heroes among us, even though you may not always recognize them. Like regular people, they come in all shapes and sizes, often dressing like you and sometimes driving the same kind of car as yours. You pass them on the street and sit next to them in restaurants. They live in your neighborhood, go to the same movies you do and attend your church. And one of them, like K ...

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Raises for Pinson city employees, new position created

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council voted last week to increase the salary of city employees. The council voted last Thursday night to increase the salary of administrative assistants 50 cents per hour, zoning employees by $1 per hour, and the city clerk and treasurer will each receive a $2 per hour raise. A new salaried position created last Thursday could cost the city between $41,000 and $6 ...

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Man shot near Pinson while allegedly struggling with wife over gun

By Scott Buttram PINSON --Jefferson County sheriff's deputies responded to a call at the Center Point fire station on Chalkville Road at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday that a man had been shot. Paramedics reported that a man had driven himself to the station after being shot near Pinson. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office police cruiserfile photo[/capt ...

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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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