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1 dead in head-on collision near Trussville Country Club

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- One person is dead in a head-on collision near Trussville Country Club. Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges said the crash occurred in the 7400 block of Roper Road early Saturday afternoon. The crash happened around 1 p.m. Two males in a vehicle struck an Alabama Power truck head-on, he said. One male in what appeared to be a Ford Expedition was dead on the scene, Bri ...

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Rudd Middle student threatens to shoot up, burn down school

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Rudd Middle School student told a friend Tuesday he was planning to shoot up and burn down the school, according to a report from www.myfoxal.com. Jefferson County Schools spokeswoman Nez Calhoun told the television station that the friend who heard the threat reported it to school officials. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rudd Middle School in Pinsonp ...

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HTHS competes in FBLA competition

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Several students from the Hewitt-Trussville High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Alabama State FBLA Competition recently in Birmingham. Miles Dawson and Micah Grey won first place for business ethics. [caption id="attachment_21395" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chaptersubmit ...

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Boy Scouts hosting electronics recycling day Saturday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Boy Scout Troop 845, which serves Trussville, Clay, and Springville, is hosting an electronics recycling day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Clay City Hall building in front of Clay Elementary School. The Boy Scouts will be collecting old appliances, electronics, scrap metal, old cell phones, batteries, sound boards, printers, copiers, freezers, refrigerators, washers and ...

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Ground broken at Cahaba Elementary School

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A reawakening has occurred with the shoveling of some sand. City of Trussville and Trussville City Schools leaders on Thursday turned the first sand -- it was used instead of dirt -- at the site of the future Cahaba Elementary School. VIDEO: Watch a segment of the groundbreaking ceremony at Cahaba Elementary School on Thursday. [caption id="attachment_21380" align="alignleft" wid ...

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Matt Pitt found not guilty of impersonating officer

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Exactly one year ago today, The Basement founder and youth evangelist Matt Pitt tweeted this: “God is in the business of turning your setbacks into comebacks! With God, you can do anything!” He has now come back from a setback. Pitt said he was “in a state of shock” when he was found not guilty of impersonating a peace officer Thursday morning. VIDEO: Watch Matt Pitt speak to rep ...

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Railroad Avenue could be complete by September

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Railroad Avenue in Trussville could be completed by September, according to Mayor Gene Melton. Melton said at the April 14 Trussville City Council meeting that the city council could approve of going out to bid for the project at its Tuesday, April 28 meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Trussville City Hall. [caption id="attachment_21352" align="alignleft" width="300"] This ...

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Historic downtown building is The Trussville Tribune’s new home

By June Mathews For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- When The Trussville Tribune plunged headlong into the world of digital media last year, publisher Scott Buttram realized the new venture would require more room than the newspaper’s 900-square-foot office on Valley Road would allow. “I’d kind of been looking around for another, more visible location before that,” he said, “but when we started formulating the ide ...

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Trussville schools collect approximately 8,000 books for Birmingham Reads

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The four Trussville schools collected approximately 8,000 books for the Birmingham Reads Book Drive Challenge. Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools combined to collect more than 6,000 books. Hewitt-Trussville Middle School collected 1,600 books and the Hewitt-Trussville High School Service Association collected several hundred books. The books will be distributed to at-ri ...

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‘Bubbles of Love’ Day in Trussville Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Saturday, April 25 is Parental Alienation Awareness “Bubbles of Love” Day in the city of Trussville. The Trussville City Council in March approved a proclamation calling April 19-25 Parental Alienation Prevention Week in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] According to the procl ...

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