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Old Springville resurfacing complete in Clay

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The resurfacing of Old Springville Road in Clay was completed last week, according to City Manager Ronnie Dixon. Dixon said the resurfacing went “great.” Resurfacing began March 31. Dixon said now that resurfacing the main road in Clay is complete, shoulder work, permanent striping and centerline marking will begin. Dixon estimated that project to last about four weeks. [caption id="at ...

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Primary election set for Tuesday, June 3

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The primary election for several political races is set for Tuesday, June 3. The races that impact the area will all determine the Republican nomination for the various races. The winners of the primaries at this time will not face opposition in the November general election.  The only qualifying candidate for Alabama State Senate District 15 is incumbent Republican Slade B ...

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Final graduation at Jack Wood Stadium ‘a beautiful night’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Mother Nature wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was a bit hot, but the skies were clear, the chance of rain impossible. Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill called Thursday “a beautiful night” for the last graduation in Jack Wood Stadium, a structure that has held most Hewitt-Trussville High School graduation ceremonies since 1949, when the stadium was built i ...

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Center Point Fire wins national firefighter challenge

By Gary Lloyd CENTER POINT -- The Center Point Fire District won first place Saturday at a national firefighter challenge on a NASCAR raceway in North Carolina. The fire district won gold in the individual team competition at the Scott Air-Pack Firefighter Challenge in Charlotte. Team members also won several other awards at the two-day competition. More than 36 fire departments across the U.S. participated ...

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Motorcyclists ride for kids in crisis near Pinson

By Gary Lloyd PALMERDALE -- The first annual “Ride for Kids in Crisis” was held Saturday beginning at Palmerdale United Methodist Church. Riders of all skill levels were invited to the event. The purpose was to create awareness of the struggle to put an end to child abuse. [caption id="attachment_13722" align="alignleft" width="200"] A motorcycle sits outside Palmerdale United Methodist Church prior to the ...

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Husky Parkway bridge completion expected in June

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Husky Parkway bridge is expected to be completed in June, Trussville City Schools Facilities Coordinator Barry Davis said earlier this week. The bridge will likely not open until the Husky Parkway extension, which runs by the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium site, past the Trussville Civic Center and to Trussville-Clay Road, is completed. The extension is in Blalock Building Com ...

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HT Wellness Club students make FOCUS promo video

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Members of the Hewitt-Trussville High School Wellness Club have developed a promotional video for a state program. The three-minute, 39-second video that was filmed at Hewitt-Trussville High School portrays students dealing with bullying, drinking, HIV, parents fighting, suicide, pregnancy, sexual assault and more. Near the end of the video, these two messages are shown across th ...

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Authorities offer graduation, summer safety tips

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- As summer approaches and another school year ends, state law enforcement agencies partner to remind Alabamians whether they’re celebrating close to home or traveling to one of Alabama’s lakes, beaches, or another destination, to ensure safety is part of their summer festivities. Law enforcement officers across the state will collectively work together to create a highly visible e ...

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Sheriff’s office introduces newest K-9

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has welcomed its newest addition to the K-9 Unit. Naiyah is a 14-week-old bloodhound, who comes to the sheriff’s office through a donation from The Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction, which donates bloodhounds to law enforcement agencies for use in helping find missing or abducted children. [caption id="attachment_1368 ...

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Clay UMC calls for food for community pantry

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay United Methodist Church is reaching out to the community because of a “critical low” in the community food pantry, according to a post on the city of Clay’s Facebook page. The food pantry is housed and operates from Clay United Methodist Church on Old Springville Road. The pantry is open once per month to help neighbors in need of food when they’re struggling. “This is an importan ...

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