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Man, allegedly fleeing police, transported in Deerfoot Parkway wreck

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A man allegedly fleeing from a traffic violation crashed on Deerfoot Parkway late Thursday night. Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges said the officer’s report was not complete yet Friday morning, but the driver of the car was being stopped for a traffic violation and sped away on Deerfoot Parkway. He wrecked in a curve on Deerfoot Parkway, Bridges said. Trussville Fire ...

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Pinson takes first step toward new fire station

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday took its first step toward a new fire station. The city council voted Thursday to rezone a two-acre tract just off Alabama Highway 79 from residential to community institutional. The future flagship fire station for the Palmerdale Fire District will be located on Arnold Lane. It will be the district’s third station, and will include offices, trai ...

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Suspicious briefcase left unattended at Pinnacle in Trussville; found empty

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A suspicious briefcase was left unattended at the Pinnacle at Tutwiler Farm shopping center in Trussville on Wednesday afternoon, according to Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges. Bridges said a bomb dog from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene.  The briefcase, found near Best Buy, was found to be empty, Bridges said. According to the Trussville Polic ...

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Crime Stoppers: Trailer, ATV stolen in Pinson Feb. 7

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Pinson storage facility was targeted last month, and detectives need to know who the two suspects are, according to the March 4 edition of Crime Stoppers on ABC 33/40. The two suspects are accused of cutting the fence, backing their vehicle into the parking lot, and stealing a trailer and ATV from the facility. It happened early in the morning of Feb. 7. The vehicle used is either ...

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Headway at Husky Parkway

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Headway is being made on the Husky Parkway bridge that will link Hewitt-Trussville High School to the future Hewitt-Trussville Stadium site. The more than 300-foot bridge spans the Cahaba River and will alleviate traffic congestion on Deerfoot Parkway. Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said that once the Husky Parkway bridge is completed, traffic patterns in Trussville will likely cha ...

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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve manager wants feedback

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Manager Charles Yeager is asking for feedback about the preserve so that it can be further improved. A visitor questionnaire at www.turkeycreeknp.wordpress.comasks if you’ve visited Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, how often, how you learned about the preserve, what time of year you visit, safety at the preserve, if you feel the preserve makes Pinson a more ...

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Low-risk inmates cleaning up JeffCo roads ‘feasible’

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Low-risk Jefferson County inmates would be required to clean roads and other areas in the county under a plan that has been discussed by some county officials. The prisoners would fill a void left by county workers who were laid off in the Roads Department. Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown could bring up the topic at a commission meeting soon. Commissioner ...

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Council ratifies final property tax vote results

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council at a canvass meeting on Tuesday unanimously approved the final results of the Feb. 25 tax referendum. After unsealing one provisional ballot, the final results were 2,813 people voting for the seven-millage property tax increase, while 1,935 voted against it. The seven additional mills will fund the construction, renovation and operation of two new com ...

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Clay OKs work at Cosby Lake, Bryant Park

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay City Council on Monday approved work to be done to upgrade Cosby Lake Park and Bryant Park. The city council accepted a proposal of $19,500 from Nimrod Long and Associates for architect plans for bathrooms, pavilions, parking lots, fences and additional walking trails at Cosby Lake Park. The council also accepted a $3,750 quote from Nimrod Long on a plan to upgrade Bryant Pa ...

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Board selects architect for new Trussville schools

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- More than a year ago, Michael Brady fell in love with the school building on Parkway Drive in Trussville, constructed in the 1930s as part of then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program. Brady, the CEO of Tennessee-based Michael Brady Inc., will now get to know that school even better. The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved Michael Brady Inc. as the ...

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