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Find out where Trussville ranks in Niche.com’s best school districts in Alabama

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Niche.com has released its list of 2015 best school districts in Alabama, and Trussville City Schools is near the top. Trussville came in at No. 7 on the list. Ahead of Trussville, in order, are Homewood City Schools, Mountain Brook City Schools, Hoover City Schools, Auburn City Schools, Vestavia Hills City Schools and Madison City Schools. Trussville City Schools earned an A gra ...

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Argo councilwoman to add books to city hall

By Gary Lloyd ARGO -- There is no public library in Argo, so a city councilwoman is providing what she believes is the next best thing. Ann Brown said she has thousands of books at her house, accrued over the years by herself and from book club members. She came to the Argo City Council meeting Jan. 5 with the idea of bringing the books to Argo City Hall, for seniors and others who come by to take and read. ...

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‘Glimmer of hope’ for UAB football

By Kyle Parmley BIRMINGHAM -- UAB President Ray Watts has decided to review the numbers that he used to disband the school’s football, rifle and bowling programs. In a press conference held Friday afternoon, Watts read directly from a statement to announce the formation of a committee, whose task will be to select a consulting firm to review the initial report constructed by CarrSports Consulting. “I have l ...

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1 transported via LifeSaver in I-59 wreck in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- One person was transported via LifeSaver helicopter after a two-vehicle crash on the Interstate 59 southbound ramp at Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville on Friday night. According to Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges, one car came up the southbound entrance ramp the wrong way and struck another vehicle. The female driver of the vehicle going the correct way sustained mi ...

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Gary Palmer co-sponsors bill to block executive amnesty

From staff reports WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer announced Thursday that he will co-sponsor a bill to block the Obama administration’s attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants by executive fiat. Titled, “To repeal executive immigration overreach, to clarify that the proper constitutional authority for immigration policy belongs to the legislative branch, and for other purposes, ...

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Clay-Chalkville state championship T-shirts now on sale

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- T-shirts acknowledging Clay-Chalkville’s Class 6A state championship are now on sale in the bookstore at Clay-Chalkville High School. The shirts are $20 each and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the championship rings fund. [caption id="attachment_18818" align="alignleft" width="300"] A look at the T-shirtsubmitted photo[/caption] Read more about that fund here. Clay-Chalkville ...

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will participate in ‘Police Lives Matter’ rally Sunday

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will participate in a rally Sunday called “Police Lives Matter.” The rally is set for 3 p.m. in front of the fallen centurion at the Jefferson County Criminal Justice Center in Birmingham. The event, emceed by former police officer Scott Morro, will feature speakers from several law enforcement agencies across the Birmingham metro area. The p ...

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3 bidders for Magnolia Place school construction

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The bids for the renovation and construction of a new community elementary school at the New Deal-era school site will not be opened Jan. 20. Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill said the projected date of opening those bids is now Feb. 5. The projected date had been Jan. 20. [caption id="attachment_7197" align="alignleft" width="300"] A rendering of the elementary ...

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Trussville City Schools will open on time Thursday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools will run on a regular schedule Thursday, according to Superintendent Pattie Neill. Buses will be started and warmed at 4:45 a.m. “Temperatures are projected to be at or below freezing all day, so we encourage everyone to wear their warmest clothes to be ready for the cold temperatures,” Neill said. Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follo ...

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Newborn found abandoned in Grayson Valley

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- Just after 8 p.m. Tuesday Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence in the 2600 block of Streetman Circle in the Grayson Valley area to investigate a report of an abandoned newborn. It was reported to deputies that the couple who lived at the address were asleep when they were awakened by a knock on their front door. They opened the door and their neighbo ...

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