You Are Here: Home » News (Page 56)

Greater Birmingham Habitat selected for Repair Corps program

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity has been selected to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help repair, renovate or construct the homes of U.S. veterans. Habitat Birmingham is one of up to 20 Habitat affiliates selected for Habitat’s 2014 Repair Corps program. “We are excited to parti ...

Read more

Minor snow accumulation possible Tuesday night, Wednesday morning

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE- The National Weather Service in Birmingham is reporting a a chance of minor snow accumulation in Central Alabama as an Atlantic Clipper swings through the state Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. [caption id="attachment_11195" align="alignleft" width="300"] Graphic from the National Weather Service of Birmingham[/caption] Any snow accumulation is dependent on available moistur ...

Read more

Attorney general pushes major criminal justice reforms; sheriff’s office agrees

By Gary Lloyd Attorney General Luther Strange last week announced major criminal justice reforms that he will advocate for in the upcoming session of the Alabama Legislature. Standing with prosecutors, law enforcement officers and state legislators at news conferences held around the state, Strange is asking legislators to strengthen the death penalty appeals process and to provide better investigative tool ...

Read more

3 JeffCo BOE finalists named; one former Hewitt teacher

By Gary Lloyd HOMEWOOD -- Three Jefferson County residents interviewed Monday morning for the open seat on the Jefferson County Board of Eduction. Eighteen residents had applied for the seat left vacant by Ronald Rhodes, who resigned in November.  The three remaining candidates include Martha Bouyer, Dean Taylor and Ann Underwood. The seat winner is expected to be named later this month. Bouyer is a retired ...

Read more

‘Upscale commercial development’ planned for Deerfoot Parkway

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An “upscale commercial development” is planned for the corners of Deerfoot Parkway and Husky Parkway in Trussville, according to the land’s owner. Moore Oil Company president and CEO Ron Moore said nothing is finalized about the future use of the land, which is being cleared. “We are talking to several national tenants,” Moore said. [caption id="attachment_11174" align="alignleft ...

Read more

DeMarco pre-files bill to allow JeffCo cities to issue license plates

By Gary Lloyd HOMEWOOD -- Rep. Paul DeMarco has pre-filed a bill to allow cities in Jefferson County the authority to issue motor vehicle registrations, including license plates. The bill would offer another alternative for Jefferson County residents and should help to reduce Jefferson County’s long lines. “We have all seen the long lines for car tags at the courthouse,” DeMarco said. “Municipalities can be ...

Read more

Turkey Creek Cleanup 2014 set for Jan. 20

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Hands On Birmingham’s 14th Annual MLK Day of Service is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20 at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. The service is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. [caption id="attachment_5775" align="alignleft" width="258"] Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinsonphoto courtesy of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve[/caption] Volunteers will help make Turkey Creek more beautiful ...

Read more

Risky Intersection

Clay wants traffic light at Clay-Palmerdale, Old Springville By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The city of Clay, since its first administration, has wanted a traffic signal at the intersection of Clay-Palmerdale Road and Old Springville Road. City Manager Ronnie Dixon says one could be erected in a month, citing work with the Jefferson County Engineering Department and two drawn designs. But there is one holdup. [capti ...

Read more

Public forums set on Trussville property tax vote

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Dates have been set for two public forums on the proposed seven-millage property tax increase that would fund two new elementary schools in Trussville. The first will be Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The second public forum will be Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The city of Trussville won’t hold any public hearings, ...

Read more

Center Point Fire answers more than 7,000 calls in 2013

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Center Point Fire District received 7,108 calls in 2013, it announced last week. This was the third year in a row that the fire district answered more than 7,000 calls in a year. [caption id="attachment_5433" align="alignleft" width="300"] Center Point Fire Station No. 2 on Pinson Valley Parkwayphoto courtesy of Center Point Fire District[/caption] The Center Point Fire ...

Read more

Created by FerretNet - (http://www.ferretnet.com), AdLab and Filmdog Media (http://www.filmdogmedia.com). Content & Website Copyright 2012 by the Trussville Tribune.

Scroll to top