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Pinson City Fest scheduled for April 5

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson City Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 on the field behind the Old Rock School in Pinson. The free event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. The event will feature carnival rides for children, free birthday cake, carnival foods and entertainment. [caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignleft" width="300"] The city of Pinson sign outside Pinson City Hallphoto courte ...

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Trussville reappoints school board president

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week reappointed Bill Roberts to the Trussville City Board of Education through May 25, 2019. Roberts was first appointed to the board of education in 2009 and has been the board president since May 2010. Roberts was happy to continue to serve in the role, which recently has included work to move forward with a new football stadium and two new com ...

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Movoto ranks smartest Alabama cities: Trussville takes 35th

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Real estate website Movoto recently ranked the smartest cities in Alabama, based on certain criteria. The website ranked cities in the state with populations that total more than 10,000 people. There are 61 of those statewide. Criteria included colleges and universities per capita, libraries per capita, museums per capita, percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or highe ...

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18-wheeler crashes, catches fire on interstate in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An 18-wheeler crashed, rolled on its side and caught fire on Interstate 59 South shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday, according to Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter. Ledbetter said the 18-wheeler was the only vehicle involved in the crash between Deerfoot Parkway and Chalkville Mountain Road, and that the driver seemed to be OK. [caption id="attachment_12610" align="alignleft" wi ...

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Weld for Birmingham: Motorists under assault

BIRMINGHAM -Weld for Birmingham reported Wednesday that Birmingham police are investigating multiple incidents of vehicles being struck by objects thrown from or around Interstate overpasses. According to Weld, the incidents took place on march 14 and 15 near the Highland Avenue overpass on the Red Mountain Expressway. The Birmingham Police Department is being especially watchful of the Highland Avenue over ...

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Former JCCEO director sentenced to 2 years for stealing from agency

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM – U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler on Wednesday sentenced the former executive director of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity to two years in prison for stealing close to $500,000 from the nonprofit organization, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr. Ruth Gayle Cunningham, 64, was executive director ...

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Trussville PD chief advises residents to lock vehicle doors

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley today on the police department’s Facebook page advised residents to lock their vehicle doors to prevent break-ins. Sivley said Trussville and surrounding communities “continue to see a rise in the number of vehicle burglaries reported.” There were 10 reported in Trussville last week. [caption id="attachment_7007" align="alignleft" width="300"] A ...

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Matt Pitt will be released in April, attorney says

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An attorney for youth evangelist and The Basement founder Matt Pitt said today his client will be released from Shelby County Jail next month. “I can confirm that we expect him to be released (in April),” Brian Ritchey said. A story today in The Christian Post states that Pitt should be released in the middle of April. Ritchey earlier this month filed a Rule 32 petition in Shelby ...

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Trussville man gets 2 years in multi-million dollar tax scheme

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A federal judge today sentenced a Trussville man to two years in prison for a scheme to collect millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service on false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and IRS Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot. U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced Norman James Secor, 67, on four co ...

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Trussville OKs reimbursement for construction of schools

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution that will reimburse the city with respect to its 2014 school warrants. The city in the resolution proposed to issue not less than $15 million aggregate principal amount of its general obligation warrants for the purpose of paying the costs of acquiring, equipping and construction an elementary school building in the Mag ...

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