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Neill: Coding differences the reason for seemingly high fees

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- A report last week from Alabamaschoolconnection.org showed Trussville City Schools parents paid close to $150 more per student, per year in required high school fees than any other system in the state. The data was taken from revenue reports, using Code 7260, which is used for required annual fees. Trussville Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill contends the data is possibly ske ...

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Jordan HS student arrested for alleged terrorist threat

From staff reports MORRIS -- A student from Mortimer Jordan High School was arrested yesterday morning at his home after he was overheard allegedly making a threat to bring a gun to school and shoot some other students, according to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, it was reported Mark Anthony Woodruff, 18, of Morris, was riding in a Jefferson County School bus ...

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Former Pinson resident charged with 6 counts child sex abuse

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- An investigation by Jefferson County Sheriff's turned up six counts of alleged sexual abuse of a child for a former Pinson resident. [caption id="attachment_24038" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy Jefferson County Jail[/caption] Larry Eugene Stell, 52, of Gardendale, was indicted June 26th and arrested on Tuesday Aug. 11, on the charges of first-degree sod ...

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Fiber optics brings high speeds to Trussville

The Trussville City Council entered into a  non-exclusive franchise agreement with Southern Light, a fiber optics company specializing in business and government internet options, tonight at the city council meeting by a unanimous vote. Southern Light has contracts with a number of municipalities near the gulf coast, where the business is headquarted, but recently more local municipalities, including the ci ...

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Paving projects in Trussville set to begin

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The city of Trussville will begin a paving project on Chalkville Road between Poplar St. and Green Dr. tonight at  9 p.m., according to Wayne Sullivan, but the roads will be cleared by 6 a.m. in the morning. The project will take about four nights to complete. The Trussville City Council approved a resolution at Tuesday night's council meeting, authorizing the mayor to sign ...

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Cash, Narcotics taken in CVS robbery

From staff reports Just after 8:30 last night Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the CVS Pharmacy located at 5705 Chalkville Mountain Road to investigate a report of a robbery according to a release this morning by the Sheriff's Dept. It was reported the store had been robbed by two black males with handguns. The suspects entered the front door together and separated. One suspect went to the ...

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Overturned tractor trailer on Mobile Ave

From Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- A tractor trailer has overturned on Mobile Ave. off Queenstown Rd. around 9 a.m. Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_23983" align="alignleft" width="225"]Submitted photo [/caption] A tractor trailer has overturned on Mobile Ave. off Queenstown Rd. around 9 a.m. Tuesday. The rig was carrying a crane on a flatbed trailer when the semi turned over onto its passenger side. The caus ...

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Dollar General robbed, suspect at large

From staff reports According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call for a possible robbery at Dollar General at the 13000 block of Ala. 75 in Remlap just after 5 p.m. Sunday. Captain Pat Thomas said very little is known at this point, but the suspect was described as a black male, who left in a Chevrolet Impala. Earlier this weekend, the Chevron at the 7700 block of Ala. 75 was ...

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Local filmmaker showing documentaries this month

By Chris Yow Editor Sonya Mitchell never thought film making would be something she would be successful with, but the Trussville resident was going to give it the old college try. A college recruiter and sales rep for many years, Mitchell decided her photography interest and English degree was something she wanted to put to use. The epiphany came after her first trip to the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival ...

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Escaped inmate may be in area

From staff reports A search for escaped inmate Kevin Randolph Campbell, a 38-year-old white male, is underway in Trafford. According to the U.S. Marshal's office, Campbell walked away from a work release program in Troy. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies have reportedly seen the suspect running through the woods. It is believed Campbell has family in the area. He is listed at 5-foot-8, weighing 178 pounds ...

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