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Scenes from Revolution Music Festival in Palmerdale

By Gary Lloyd The first annual Revolution Music Festival was Oct. 2 at Palmerdale United Methodist Church. The Rhett Walker Band, Rush of Fools and All Things New performed as part of the Come To The River Tour. [caption id="attachment_9039" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Rhett Walker Band courtesy of Dayna Miller at Miller's Posh Photography[/caption] The Rhett Walker Band earlier this y ...

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‘Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action’: Pinson Valley vs. Center Point (video)

This week's "Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action" focuses on Pinson Valley's loss at No. 7 Center Point last week. Pinson Valley was never able to get things going against the Eagles, falling 40-14 in a Class 5A, Region 6 matchup. Check out the video and get a feel for the pageantry of high school football on an Alabama fall Friday night. The fans, cheerleaders, band and the teams are the star every week on ...

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CCMS hosts Pink Out Day

By Gary Lloyd Today was the fourth annual Pink Out Day at Clay-Chalkville Middle School. Students participated in various fundraising activities throughout the day, with all proceeds being donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. [caption id="attachment_8977" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville Middle School students participate in today's Pink Out Day.submitted photo[/caption] Students organize ...

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Pinson annexes 5 properties

By Lee Weyhrich Five new properties were annexed into the city in the Saddle Ridge and Willow Ridge neighborhoods at the Pinson City Council meeting Thursday. Three properties were also rezoned, one with some controversy. The owners of the property at the intersection of Blountsville Pinson Road and Jasper Road have asked the city to pre-zone the property as commercial in the event the owners decide to be a ...

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CCHS grad, church arsonist pleads for forgiveness at Thursday hearing

By Gary Lloyd A Clay-Chalkville High School graduate convicted in nine rural church arsons pleaded at a Thursday hearing in Bibb County for forgiveness for what he and two others did in February 2006. Benjamin Moseley, 27, read a statement in which he apologized to church members, his family and the communities. The statement was read during a hearing in front of Bibb County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins. Th ...

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UPDATED: FOX News: Reports of shots fired outside U.S. Capitol

FOX News is reporting that shots have been fired at the U.S. Capitol, which was under lock down. The lock down has now been lifted. The report says that at least one officer was injured. According to the report, "Senior congressional staffers and one eyewitness told Fox News the incident began with a car chase, which came to a stop near the Capitol building. Sources said several police cars were in pursuit. ...

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Southern Environmental Law Center calls Northern Beltline ‘wrong answer’

By Gary Lloyd The Southern Environmental Law Center says the Northern Beltline is the “wrong answer” for the Birmingham metro area. “SELC and our Alabama partners want to see Birmingham thrive economically with a transportation system that supports a world-class city with a high quality of life,” says the SELC website. “But the Northern Beltline is the wrong answer, as the project is bad for our environment ...

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Trussville borrows to pay off bond issue, lower interest rate

By Scott Buttram The Trussville City Council met Wednesday evening in a called meeting to authorize Mayor Gene Melton to take out a loan with Compass Bank to pay off a bond issue of $4.975 million with 10 years remaining on the debt obligation. The current interest rate on the bond issue is 4.1 percent, escalating to 4.875 percent over the next 10 years. The interest rate on the loan from Compass will be 2. ...

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Northern Beltline will bring ‘welcomed commercial development’ to Pinson

By Gary Lloyd While construction of the first phase of the Northern Beltline will bring likely new routes and road closures to the Pinson area, the long-term prospects for the city are positive. The first segment will take place north of Pinson and will connect Alabama Highway 75 and Alabama Highway 79. “Naturally, it will bring welcomed commercial development to the 75 and 79 corridors,” said Pinson Mayor ...

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