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AMBER Alerts expanded to include Facebook

From staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children last week announced a partnership with Facebook to send AMBER Alerts to the social network’s community to help find missing children. “Because of the time sensitive and critical nature of the AMBER Alerts, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency values the partnership with the Alabama Broadcasters Association and media outl ...

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Bentley establishes Alabama Safe Room Task Force

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last week established the Alabama Safe Room Task Force by executive order. The purpose of the task force is to “develop and coordinate the implementation of administrative regulations that will govern the construction or installation of all storm shelters in the State of Alabama,” according to the order. [caption id="attachment_13049" align="alignright ...

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Clay disc golf course, still in infancy, already one of top courses around

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- It hasn’t even been around two years, but the disc golf course in Clay is already on the national map. According to Danny Self, a disc golf player who helped design and build the course with volunteers at Clay City Park, players have traveled from all surrounding states, as well as Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvani ...

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Relay for Life kickoff Saturday in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Relay for Life of East Jefferson - Trussville and surrounding areas kickoff event will be Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Trussville Civic Center. Those who attend will get a free breakfast and learn more about Relay for Life. There is no charge for admission. [caption id="attachment_19015" align="alignleft" width="300"] A scene from last year’s Relay for Life e ...

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Deerfoot Parkway acreage to be auctioned off

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An auction is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Comfort Inn in Trussville for the sale of 40.5 acres of land on Deerfoot Parkway. The auction begins at 1 p.m. VIDEO: Watch Gary Lloyd talk about the land up for auction and what it could mean in the future. [caption id="attachment_19012" align="alignleft" width="300"] A look at the acreage up for auction on Deerfoot Parkwaypho ...

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Today we honor the memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King, leader of the civil rights movement and one of America's great orators, led the march from Selma to Montgomery 50 years ago to demand equal rights in the voting booth for all Americans. Below is the speech he gave upon arriving at the state capitol. [caption id="attachment_19003" align="alignleft" width=" ...

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Trussville’s Malone crowned Miss West Central Alabama

From staff reports LIVINGSTON -- Katie Malone of Trussville was crowned Miss West Central Alabama in Livingston on Saturday night. [caption id="attachment_18998" align="alignleft" width="225"] Katie Malone was crowned Miss West Central Alabama in Livingston on Saturday.photo by Anna Malone[/caption] The pageant was a Miss Alabama Pageant qualifier, meaning Malone will have a chance to compete again for the ...

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Birmingham man charged in Pinson chase that ended in crash

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Birmingham man is charged in a police chase that ended with a crash in Pinson on Thursday. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jack Self said at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, deputies attempted a traffic stop for a tag violation. Self said the driver took off and a chase ensued. [caption id="attachment_18980" align="alignleft" width="239"] Cameron Blandingphoto courtesy of the Jeffe ...

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No action taken on Magnolia Place school bid

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- No action was taken by the Trussville City Board of Education on Friday morning regarding the Magnolia Place elementary school bid. Earlier in the week, the low bid that was revealed was nearly $5 million over Trussville City Schools’ budget. Once bids are opened, the school system has 30 days to take action on it. The bid was opened Jan. 13, so 30 days from then is Feb. 12. [cap ...

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Construction of elementary schools will take 14-18 months

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The construction of two community elementary schools in Trussville will take 14 to 18 months, Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill said at Thursday’s Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Neill said construction of the school in the Magnolia Place area will take 14 months, while the renovation and construction of the school at the Cahaba Project building wi ...

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