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Clay teen carjacked after giving couple a ride on Trussville-Clay Road

CLAY -- Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after an 18-year-old male victim reported having his car stolen by two people to whom he had given a ride, according to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Just after 8:30 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a car theft in the 6400 block of Trussville-Clay Road. They met the victim who told them that he had been at Daylight Donuts when ...

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Clay-Chalkville names new head football coach

From Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville Cougars have their next head coach, and it's a familiar face to the program. Clay-Chalkville Principal Michael Lee announced Wednesday that, pending Jefferson County Board of Education approval, Drew Gilmer will be the next head coach for the Cougars. Gilmer has been part of the Clay-Chalkville program for the past seven seasons in a number o ...

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Hewitt-Trussville softball downs top-ranked and previously unbeaten Spain Park

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Hewitt-Trussville upset top-ranked and previously unbeaten Spain Park 14-7 Tuesday night. The Huskies got a big night from the Borden sisters, who each homered. Hewitt jumped out to a 5-run lead before adding six runs in the fifth and three more in the seventh to seal the win. Sara Borden homered in the first inning, and Hannah hit her first of two home runs in the game ...

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Brush fire on Floyd Bradford Road has lane blocked

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A brush fire on Floyd Bradford Road has one lane blocked according to Trussville police. Authorities advise travelers to avoid the area. Trussville Fire Chief Tim Shotts said the fire, around the 2700 block of Floyd Bradford Road was mostly in the woods, covering about 25 acres. Shotts added that several abandoned mobile homes and junk cars were in the are ...

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Hewitt-Trussville Scholar’s Bowl earns trip to nationals, raising money for trip

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville High School scholar’s bowl team has come a long way in just four short years. The team, established in 2013 by teacher Josh Haynes, has now qualified for two different national tournaments. “Our team qualifying for a national tournament is very impressive,” Haynes said. “I think it says a lot about our kids for them to be able to do that. There’s a lot ...

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Spring carnival dates and times announced for Trussville

Special to The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Looking for something fun to do during spring break?  The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will present its spring carnival during Trussville City Schools’ spring break. [caption id="attachment_29861" align="alignleft" width="300"] Young and old alike were enjoying all the rides on last year at Trussville’s Spring Carnival. As soon as the gates opened, there was ...

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Local school workers lauded on World Down Syndrome Day

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE — World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012 on March 21. The date is of little significance to most people, but for children with Down syndrome it is a day of celebration. The date, not chosen at random, signifies the uniqueness of the triplicate (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndr ...

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Routine traffic stops end in arrest of Center Point, Ensley man for trafficking heroin

From Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --  The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two men on heroin trafficking charges in unrelated cases, though the circumstances were strangely similar. [caption id="attachment_39178" align="alignleft" width="300"] Moorer, left, and Forsythe, right.[/caption] Jefferson County deputies patrolling near Huffman on Earline Streeet stopped a 2008 Lincol ...

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Cahaba Elementary teacher awarded as an Alumni of the Year at Samford

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Felicia Smith was awarded as one of the Alumni of the Year recipients from Samford University’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education earlier this month. [caption id="attachment_39163" align="alignleft" width="225"] Felicia Smith, a teacher at Cahaba Elementary School, was awarded as an Alumni of the Year at Samford Univ. Submitted photo[/caption] Although she is a ...

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Trussville named one of top cities in America to build wealth

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- A recent study named Trussville as the 26th best city in the United States in which its residents are able to build wealth. Trussville ranked only behind Madison in the state. LendEDU's study was based on a number of factors, including median earnings from income, median home value, average monthly cost of home and property tax rates. "The purpose of our list is to recogniz ...

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