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Hispanic community night planned for Rudd MS

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Jefferson County Schools Hispanic family night is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Rudd Middle School in Pinson. The informational session for the Pinson Valley feeder pattern will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food will be served. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rudd Middle School in Pinsonphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] Topics to be d ...

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JefCoEd considering tobacco, sex offender policy changes

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education is considering changing its tobacco policy to prohibit e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and adding a new policy that requires adult sex offenders to notify principals before attending any K-12 activity. The changes to the tobacco policy would expand the definition of prohibited tobacco products on school property to include “electroni ...

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Trussville PD investigating car break-ins at church

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department is investigating car break-ins that occurred Sunday, Sept. 28 at a local church. Lt. Jeff Bridges said that on that morning, five cars were broken into at Clearbranch United Methodist Church on Glenn Road in Trussville, not far from Argo. Bridges said purses that were left in the car seats were taken when the cars’ windows were broken out. [captio ...

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1 dead in interstate accident near Trussville

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were on the scene of a fatal car accident on Interstate 459 North at the U.S. Highway 11 exit this morning, according to www.myfoxal.com. According to the news station, deputies arrived on the scene just before 5 a.m. Responders found a car down an embankment. The news station confirmed that at least one person died. Read the full story here. C ...

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Trussville PD investigating stolen car from YMCA parking lot

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department is investigating after a car was stolen from the YMCA parking lot Tuesday. Lt. Jeff Bridges said the car stolen was a 2010 Nissan Altima. He said there was no force or gun used in the alleged car theft. Bridges said the keys were stolen, then the car. No other information was immediately available. The YMCA is located on Valley Road in Trussville. ...

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1 transported in Trussville motorcycle crash

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- One person was injured in a car vs. motorcycle wreck Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 11 and Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville. Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter said the accident happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday. He said the driver of the motorcycle was transported to St. Vincent’s Birmingham in stable condition. Ledbetter said there were no major injuries in the ...

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Crime Stoppers: Attempted break-in at Grayson Valley pharmacy

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- An attempted break-in at a Grayson Valley pharmacy Aug. 20 is featured on ABC 33/40’s Crime Stoppers this week. According to the news station, two guys worked together to break into Tyner’s Pharmacy on Chalkville Mountain Road. One uses a brick. The brick presents a challenge. Both men are spooked before going inside. Surveillance cameras pick up good images before the men go ...

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Judge from Trussville finds Dothan bondsman guilty of unlawful imprisonment

By Gary Lloyd DOTHAN -- Trussville’s municipal judge, as a specially appointed judge, found a Dothan bondsman guilty of two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment Monday, stemming from an incident that occurred June 4 in which two men were chained to the city courtroom door, according to the Dothan Eagle. Judge Carl Chamblee Jr. sentenced Rickey Stokes, owner and operator of A Advantage Bonding, to 3 ...

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‘I was surprised’

Trussville resident, hospital volunteer with Down syndrome gets birthday surprise By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Classrooms 1 and 2 on the second floor of St. Vincent’s East are likely used most often for lectures and meetings, probably for serious discussions. Last Monday, the two classrooms were turned into an indoor carnival. Hospital auxilians were there for a regular meeting, but there was a little bit of ...

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Clay city manager ‘appalled’ by commission’s discretionary fund

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon said he’s “appalled” that the Jefferson County Commission considered and approved reinstating a discretionary fund for commissioners. The commission voted 3-2 last week in favor of the 2015 fiscal year budget, which included a $250,000 discretionary fund. Each commissioner will get to spend $50,000 in his or her district. “If they have $250,00 ...

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