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JefCoEd meal prices unchanged for 2014-2015

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Meal prices this school year in the Jefferson County School System will be unchanged from last year, according to the system. The system announced Monday that prices for school breakfasts and lunches will remain the same for the 2014-2015 school year as they were for last year. Lunches for elementary school students will stay at $2.05, and $2.30 for middle and high school s ...

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Car tag renewal in Clay to begin Monday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The city of Clay is “ready to go” with the car tag renewal process at Clay City Hall if there are no computer glitches at the last minute, according to City Manager Ronnie Dixon. The process begins Monday, Aug. 4. The Clay City Council in June approved an ordinance establishing a local convenience issuance fee for the renewal of automobile tags at Clay City Hall. A $5 fee will be appli ...

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Last football team photo taken at Jack Wood Stadium

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The amount of players and their sizes have changed, but the place has remained the same. This time next year, the place will be different. The Hewitt-Trussville varsity football team had its team photo taken Monday at Jack Wood Stadium, a staple in Trussville’s Cahaba Project. The 2014 team will be the last to have its preseason team photo snapped there. [caption id="attachment_1 ...

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Dead body found aboard missing Dreamcakes food truck

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM – According to ABC 33/40 the missing Dreamcake food truck was found after a social media plea on Sunday with a dead body inside. The deceased has been identified as Shane Landrip Caldwell, 40, an employee of the bakery, according to the television station. [caption id="attachment_14856" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Dreamcakes food truck outside of a Birmingham business near ...

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Pinson Valley offering ‘very’ unique art class

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Chris Screws wishes this class was available when he was in school. The seventh-year art teacher at Pinson Valley High School says a “very” unique class is being offered this year, one that will allow students to learn about and design special effects, such as makeup for scary monsters, prop making, the molding for mask making,  and costume and set design. The class will last the ent ...

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Police bust gaming operation in Trussville

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Police officers responding to a robbery call at 108 Morrow Ave. in Trussville on Friday uncovered a gaming operation, Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges said. "Our officers were answering a robbery call at the location," Bridges said. "At first, they couldn't get anyone to answer the door, but after a while an individual opened the door and was behaving suspiciously ...

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‘Talladega Nights’ former child actor guilty of reckless driving, domestic violence

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Former “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” child actor Luke Bigham has been found guilty of reckless driving and third-degree domestic violence. Trussville Municipal Court Judge Carl Chamblee found Bigham, who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in the movie, guilty of both charges. Bigham was released from Trussville City Jail on Friday. [caption id="attachment_14474" align ...

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‘Back to school’ sales tax holiday Aug. 1-3

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The eighth annual sales and use tax holiday is scheduled for this weekend. The sales tax holiday is Friday, Aug. 1 through midnight Sunday, Aug. 3. The holiday gives customers the chance to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply. Clothing items exempt of the tax include belts, boots, caps, dresses, gym sui ...

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JefCoEd receives half a million dollars from pistol permit fees

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County School System last week received more than half a million dollars from Jefferson County’s pistol permit fees. The school system last week received $550,690 from Jefferson County Treasurer Mike Miles and Deputy Treasurer Sherry McClain. [caption id="attachment_13392" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Jefferson County Board of Education in Homewoodf ...

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Alabama Historical Commission announces 2015 grants program

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama Historical Commission is accepting grant applications for capital enhancements to non-state owned or operated historical properties and sites. Grants will be awarded for the coming fiscal year 2015. Local historical sites and parks operated by nonprofit or tax exempt organizations, county or municipal governments are eligible. The grants will be awarded so that grant ...

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