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Planned lane closure on I-459 in Trussville area this week

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Nightly lane closures along Interstate 459 will last through the week beginning tonight, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. The Trussville Police Department posted the announcement on its Facebook page. In the Irondale and Trussville area, the northbound left and center lanes will be closed from Grants Mill Road to the U.S. 11 interchange in Trussville. Crews ...

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Court appearance next week for ‘Talladega Nights’ actor charged in crash

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The court appearance for a “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” child actor charged in connection with a five-vehicle crash on Main Street in Trussville is set for Wednesday, July 16. Luke Bigham, 20, will appear in Trussville Municipal Court at 4 p.m. [caption id="attachment_13936" align="alignleft" width="300"] Luke Bighamphoto courtesy of the Trussville Police Departm ...

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Former SD 17 candidate endorses Shelnutt

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Former Alabama State Senate District 17 candidate Jim Roberts has endorsed Shay Shelnutt for the position. Shelnutt, of Trussville, will face off Tuesday, July 15 with Locust Fork’s Brett King in a runoff for the seat. Roberts is a longtime business lawyer and former mayor of Morris. [caption id="attachment_12661" align="alignleft" width="200"] Shay Shelnuttfile photo by Ron Burk ...

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CollegeFirst celebrates summerAP Institute completion

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- More than 100 high school students from Birmingham City, Jefferson County, Hewitt-Trussville and Shelby County schools are celebrating the completion of CollegeFirst, a summer enrichment program designed to better prepare students for the challenge of college-level Advanced Placement courses in math, science and English. Twenty-six college students from UAB, the University of Ala ...

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Pinson earns ‘outstanding’ credit rating for park warrant

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The city of Pinson received an AA- credit rating on its $2.11 million warrant for the planned park project. The Pinson City Council voted unanimously Thursday to retire the 2007 warrant for Pinson City Hall, and enter into an agreement for the park funds. An AA- credit rating is “outstanding” for a municipality the size and age of Pinson, Mayor Hoyt Sanders said. These funds will s ...

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Survival, safety camp in Trussville next week

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The final session of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s safety, self-defense and survival skills camp is next week in Trussville. The first “Prepared, Not Scared” summer camp is July 14-18 at the Trussville Athletic Center on Parkway Drive. Each session is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is for students entering the fifth through seventh grades. “This camp will teach young people to be ...

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Early morning church fire in Clay

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Center Point Fire and Rescue personnel received an all call early Saturday morning to respond to a church on fire at the intersection of Old Springville Road and Deerfoot Parkway. The church, Clayridge Baptist, is located in the 6700 block of Old Springville Road. Emergency responders closed the intersection while they battled the blaze, witnesses reported. [caption id="attachment_1437 ...

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‘A Ride of Prayer’ planned for Clay-Palmerdale motorcycle crash victim

By Gary Lloyd ONEONTA -- A motorcycle ride is planned for Sunday, July 13 to help raise funds for a woman critically injured in a motorcycle crash on Clay-Palmerdale Road on June 29. “A Ride of Prayer For Brandii (Yager) West” will begin at 10 a.m. at Oneonta High School. Registration is at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 per bike and donations will also be accepted. According to a flier advertising the event, West, ...

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Fundraiser established for funeral expenses of former CCHS student who died of cancer

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A web page has been established to help raise money for the funeral expenses of a 17-year-old former Clay-Chalkville High School student who recently died of cancer. Erika Gunn recently died of cancer, and a web page at http://www.gofundme.com/avgi64 has been established for fundraising efforts. The goal is to raise $10,000. As of Wednesday night, the total money raised was $1,590. The ...

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North Chalkville Road to open for Trussville Freedom Celebration

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- For safety and convenience purposes, North Chalkville Road and the intersecting streets will be opened for traffic Friday, July 4 from 4 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., according to the Trussville Police Department. The Trussville Freedom Celebrationis scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on The Mall. [caption id="attachment_14263" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fireworks at a past Trussville F ...

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