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Trussville approves levying of new property tax

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week approved an ordinance levying the new property tax to fund two new elementary schools. The new tax will begin Oct. 1, according to the ordinance. Trussville residents on Feb. 25 voted to approve the seven-millage property tax increase to fund the two new community elementary schools. The final results of the vote were 2,813 people in favor of ...

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Trussville City Fest scheduled for Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 34th annual Trussville City Fest will be held on Saturday, May 3. This year’s festival, presented by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, which will be a one-day event, will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to the festival is $5 per person. Children 2 and under are admitted free. [caption id="attachment_13209" align="alignleft" width="300"] The crowd at a past Trussvi ...

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Tuesday’s round of storms expected to arrive at about 4 p.m.

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --After facing severe storms on Monday night, the National Weather Service in Birmingham predicts a round of potentially severe weather will reach the local area around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The risk factor for tornadoes is high on Tuesday, according to NWS. There is a medium risk for hail, damaging wind and flooding. Tuesday -Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4 p.m. Some of t ...

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Gov. Bentley declares state of emergency

By  Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY --Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency Monday evening as storms pummelled the state. The line of storms has killed three in north Alabama while producing tornadoes, hail and lightning. The declaration was "for all Alabama counties as a result of severe weather impacting the state." “Some of our communities have already experienced significant damage as a result ...

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Storms should approach Trussville, Clay and Pinson around 8 p.m.

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The National Weather Service in Birmingham is predicting that the local area will be impacted by severe thunderstorms as the leading edge moves in around 8 p.m. Monday. The system heading in this direction has produced tornadoes, heavy rains and hail while causing major damage in Mississippi and northwest Alabama. Multiple media sources are reporting six fatalities in north Ala ...

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Weather Update: School closings, Flash Flood Watch, possible severe weather Monday afternoon

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Watch for Jefferson and St. Clair counties along with most of central Alabama beginning at 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. The watch will remain in effect until Wednesday at 7 a.m. Rain totals could exceed 4 inches. All 56 Jefferson County Schools will close today at 1 p.m.  All afterschool activities should be canceled.  ...

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Want to keep up with the latest Tribune news during the upcoming storms? Here’s how

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --With storms on the horizon, keeping track of local news is first and foremost in the minds of most people. Here are a couple of easy tips for keeping up with all of the Tribune news. Facebook recently began limiting business pages in newsfeeds. This change may have you seeing far fewer news stories than you did in the past. By selecting "Notifications," as shown in the photo, y ...

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Cancer survivors unite, remember in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Cancer survivors gathered Friday night and into Saturday morning at the Relay for Life of East Jefferson event at the Trussville youth football field in the Trussville Sports Complex. They walked a survivors lap, lit luminarias in memory and honor of loved ones lost and still fighting, and participated in a fight back ceremony. [caption id="attachment_13164" align="alignleft" wid ...

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JeffCo BOE confirms possible buyout of superintendent

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County Board of Education President Jennifer Parsons has confirmed reports that the board’s attorneys are engaged in talks with Superintendent Steve Nowlin that could lead to an “orderly and amicable transition in the superintendency.” In acknowledging these developments, Parsons emphasized that any board action that might be taken would not be based on any wrongd ...

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TCS online registration begins May 5

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Online registration for the 2014-2015 academic year in Trussville City Schools will begin May 5. In efforts to streamline the registration process, a document upload feature has been added to several sections of the registration form, according to Trussville City Schools. This feature will allow homeowners that live in the TCS attendance zone to upload proof of residency document ...

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