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Super Chili Bowl today in Trussville

TRUSSVILLE --The 2nd annual Super Chili Bowl competition kicks off at noon today at the Trussville Civic Center when over 20 teams will face off for the title of Grand Champion. Visitors to the event will be able to sample the team entries and select a People's Choice winner, as well. In all, competitive team awards include the grand champion; trophies for first, second and third places; best booth; plaque ...

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Woman found Thursday north of Pinson identified

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Coroner's Office positively identified the woman found in the 7400 block of Dewey Goodwin Road on Thursday as 61-year-old Barbara J. Tuggle. The cause of death has not yet been determined but no foul play is suspected. Just after 1:30 pm Thursday, deputies responded to a report of a body found in the 7400 block of Dewey Goodwin Road in northern Jefferso ...

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Pinson neighbor holds burglary suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrive

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Pinson neighbor held a burglary suspect at gunpoint until Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrived on scene Thursday. At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a residence in the 7400 block of Mountain Laurel Drive in Pinson. Neighbors spotted three suspects attempting to break into the home and confronted them. While on the way, deputies learn ...

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Clay participating in Alabama Tree Recovery Campaign

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Alabama Tree Recovery Campaign kicks off its third year Feb. 8 with the distribution of tens of thousands of trees to residents in northern Alabama. This final phase of the campaign will bring 18 north Alabama communities a total of 25,000 trees during February in an effort to support recovery and help restore the tree-lined streets, shaded parks and beautiful neighborhoods of the ...

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More snow? Relax, Jefferson County barely reaches the Southern edge

TRUSSVILLE -- A new European weather model indicates an Alabama Winter Storm -- Part Deux could show up in north Alabama next week, but state meteorologists aren't biting. Alabamians, fresh off a paralyzing "dusting" of snow, might be a little skeptical. The new model shows Jefferson County just below the southern edge of a possible winter disturbance next week, which means we shouldn't see much of anything ...

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First Trussville property tax public forum: ‘It’s time for some neighborhood schools’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- About 40 people attended Thursday’s first public forum about the proposed seven-millage property tax increase that would fund two new community elementary schools in Trussville. The number of attendees was diminished due to this week’s wintry weather. “It’s time for some neighborhood schools,” Paine Primary School Principal Betsy Schmitt said at the start of the forum. [caption i ...

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Body found north of Pinson in unincorporated Jefferson County

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The body of a woman was found in unincorporated Jefferson County just northwest of Pinson on Thursday. Just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a body found in the 7400 block of Dewey Goodwin Road. A homeowner using a ladder at his residence saw the body lying in the woods nearby, said Chief Deputy Randy Christian. The home ...

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State commissioner extends January vehicle tag renewal deadline

By Scott Buttram The January car tag renewal deadline was extended by order of Alabama Department of Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee.  [caption id="attachment_11359" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alabama State CapitolPhoto from Wikipedia[/caption] The order applies only to counties impacted by the winter storm that were forced to close county courthouses or other county offices for license plate issuing o ...

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JeffCo will ‘try to avoid’ towing abandoned vehicles

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has not towed any vehicle that was abandoned during this week’s storm and will try to avoid doing so unless it’s an absolute necessity. “Before any towing takes place we will attempt to notify the registered owner and have them retrieve the vehicle,” Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. “In the event that a vehicle must be towed the owner ...

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