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Kids from Big Oak Ranch ‘shop with a cop’ in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- People in Trussville on Thursday reported on social media about seeing eight Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoes in the Target parking lot. They worried about possible shoplifters, grew concerned over employee and customer safety. [caption id="attachment_18498" align="alignleft" width="200"] Trussville police officer Chuck Bradford walks with a boy from Big Oak Ranch in ...

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Trussville garbage pickup info for Christmas

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two garbage pickup days will be rescheduled next week due to Christmas. There will be no garbage pickup on Thursday, Christmas Day, Dec. 25. [caption id="attachment_17789" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical marker near the Trussville Public Libraryphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Thursday’s pickup will be Friday and Friday’s pickup will move to Saturday. Contact ...

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Gary Palmer names 3 to key positions

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Congressman-elect Gary Palmer has announced the hiring of his district director, field director and constituent service liaison. Ray Melick will join Palmer’s district office as district director and local media liaison. Melick is well known throughout central Alabama after two decades as a member of the Birmingham sports media. Melick was a longtime sportswriter, as the Ala ...

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Pinson supports continued operation of UAB football program

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday approved a resolution supporting the continued operation of the UAB football program. The resolution states that the city of Pinson “urges the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees and the University of Alabama at Birmingham President to ensure uninterrupted continuation and/or reestablishment of the University of Alabama at Birmingham f ...

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Low bidder revealed for Jack Wood Stadium demolition project

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- TriStar of America, based out of Norcross, Ga., is the apparent low bidder for the Jack Wood Stadium demolition project. TriStar’s base bid was $374,000. The demolition project consists of Jack Wood Stadium; as well as a major portion of the existing New Deal-era school building; interior tear-out of interior finishes, ceiling, lighting, plumbing fixture and associated piping; re ...

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Center Point man captures burglar, holds for deputies

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Just before noon Wednesday deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 20 block of Dogwood Lane in Center Point. They arrived to find the victim standing over a suspect in his back yard. [caption id="attachment_18474" align="alignleft" width="239"] Deontre Johnsonphoto courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] The male victim reported that he ...

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Charity game raises nearly $3,000 for students in need

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville High School faculty/student charity basketball game raised nearly $3,000 for students in need this Christmas. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville High Schoolphoto courtesy of Trussville City Schools[/caption] The game, played Dec. 4, raised approximately $2,795 for gift cards for students in need for the holiday ...

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Ethics complaint filed against Clay councilwoman

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- On Oct. 20 Clay City Councilwoman Becky Johnson received unofficial notification that an ethics complaint had been filed against her. She received official notification in early November. The complaint was filed by a Clay resident who wishes to remain nameless, and revolves around two issues. The first issue involves three contracts that were awarded to J&S Construction -- the co ...

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Storm shelter could be coming to Clay

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- Two resolutions could be the first step to an emergency storm shelter in Clay. The first, Resolution 2014-62, will allow Mayor Charles Webster to pursue a Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant that will allow a first responder storm shelter to be built at Clay-Palmerdale Fire Station No. 4. The grant is supposed to be for 20 percent of the project, but City Mana ...

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‘Charlie Brown Christmas tree’ in Trussville brings mystery, joy

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It’s hardly a sapling now. No longer can passersby glance through their car windows and see the red ribbon and red ornaments at eye level. They must look up. The tree standing mere feet from North Chalkville Road in Trussville, just past Woodland Acres and just before Green Drive, continues to grow. And so does its legend. Some say they’ve seen this Trussville tree decorated duri ...

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