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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Jefferson, St. Clair counties

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Jefferson and St. Clair counties effective until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The watch includes 27 counties in total across central Alabama. Conditions will be favorable for severe thunderstorms from this afternoon until this evening, the NWS reported. High winds and hail are the primary concerns. Wind g ...

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Settlement proposed in Trussville Hooters tip-sharing case

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A settlement has been proposed in the case of Trussville Hooters servers sharing tips with non-wait staff. The proposed settlement totals $38,000 -- approximately $20,000 to the plaintiffs and $18,000 to the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The proposed settlement has been submitted and the court has to determine whether or not to approve it.  An attorney representing the servers declined ...

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Trussville says home health bill creates ‘fundamental unfairness’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council believes it’s a slippery slope. The city council last Thursday approved a resolution opposing House Bill 185, which would restrict “municipal authority to license home health businesses to those with a headquarters or branch office physically located within the City of Trussville.” The bill is sponsored by Rep. Ron Johnson, of Sylacauga. The approved r ...

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Clay-Chalkville band performs in Orlando

By Gary Lloyd ORLANDO, Fla. -- Members of the Clay-Chalkville High School Cougar Band performed Saturday, entertaining guests at the Magic Kingdom. The group traveled from Clay to Universal Studios in Florida to take part in the STARS Performance Program. [caption id="attachment_20775" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay-Chalkville High School Cougar Band in Orlando, Fla.submitted photo[/caption] The ba ...

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Trussville doctor surrenders license amid prescription investigation

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville pain doctor who recently practiced at Eastern Interventional Pain in Trussville has surrendered his Alabama medical license. Paul Stephen Raphael, 75, surrendered his license earlier this month. On March 18, the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners accepted the voluntary surrender of Raphael’s certificate of qualification and license to practice medicine in Alabama. [c ...

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HTHS band performs at Walt Disney World Resort

By Gary Lloyd ORLANDO, Fla. -- Members of Hewitt-Trussville High School Marching Husky Band became stars of their own Disney show March 28 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom. The group traveled from Trussville to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program. [caption id="attachment_19032" align="alignleft" width="300"] A scene from Gov. Rob ...

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Cosby Lake restrooms nearly complete

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The restrooms project at Cosby Lake Park in Clay was nearly complete last week. City Manager Ronnie Dixon said depending on the weather, April 1 could “maybe” be the completion date. [caption id="attachment_4954" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cosby Lake in Clayfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Work was being done last week to connect the bathrooms to the sewer. Dixon said the area wa ...

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Trussville denies Happy Hollow Road rezoning

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week unanimously denied rezoning a portion of Happy Hollow Road from agricultural to single-family residential. A second reading was held last week on the rezoning case of 7950 Happy Hollow Road. Three Happy Hollow Road residents all spoke against the rezoning. [caption id="attachment_11308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City Hallfile ...

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Man charged with DUI in Trussville wreck that sent 2 to hospital

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A 58-year-old Birmingham man is charged with driving under the influence in a Trussville crash that sent him and one other to the hospital. Gregory Robert Price, of Dug Hollow Road, is charged with DUI in the Thursday, March 26 crash that occurred around 8:15 p.m. in the 7800 block of Liles Lane in Trussville. [caption id="attachment_20742" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gregory ...

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Pinson Valley student blindfolds, beats another student; video recorded on phone

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A 19-year-old Pinson Valley High School student is in the Jefferson County Jail after assaulting another student on campus. Just after 8:45 a.m. last Thursday, the school resource deputy at Pinson Valley High School was notified by administrators of an assault that occurred in one of the restrooms. A follow-up investigation indicated that 19-year-old student Sylvester Hundley, of Cen ...

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