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Arrest made in Center Point pawn shop break-in

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — An arrest has been made in the burglary of a Center Point pawn shop. Devonte Tubbs, of Fairfield, has been booked in the Jefferson County Jail on April 11 at 7:50 p.m. and is being held on a $60,000 bond. Tubbs is charged with one count of third-degree burglary and three counts of second-degree theft of property. [caption id="attachment_76586" align=" ...

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Trussville City Council thanks Bill Roberts for his service, welcomes new member to school board

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A new Trussville City Schools board member was introduced at Tuesday’s meeting of the city council. Kim DeShazo will be filling the board position of Bill Roberts. Roberts‘ term is concluding after a decade of service to the students of Trussville.  For six years of that service, Roberts was the board president. “Bill knows how I feel about him and the ...

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Businesswoman wanting to bring the One Stop Sexy Shop to Center Point addresses the council

By Shaun Szkolnik, for The Tribune CENTER POINT — The Center Point City Council heard public comment from Erika Moultry. Moultry is the owner of the One Stop Sexy Shop, formerly in Ensley, and is looking to re-open her store in Center Point. The One Stop Sexy Shop sells women’s clothing and accessories. None of the accessories sold at the shop can be considered novelty items or of an adult nature. The counc ...

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Man wanted after Trussville raid arrested

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A man wanted after Trussville Police executed a search warrant at a home was arrested Monday, April 15. [caption id="attachment_76684" align="alignleft" width="237"] Christopher Clay Thompson[/caption] Christopher Clay Thompson, 48, is facing charges of Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol ($15,000 bond), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Sub ...

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159 Fred’s stores closing, including those in Center Point, Hoover

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — The Fred's retail store in Center Point is among the 159 locations closing nationwide. The Memphis-based company announced the move Thursday. Fred's CEO said the 557-store chain may seek to restructure or sell the whole company. The 159 underperforming stores will start "going out of business" sales starting Thursday. Other Alabama locations closing i ...

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Wind advisory tonight, possible severe weather this weekend

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a wind advisory for eight counties. Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah and Cherokee counties are in the advisory until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Gusty winds up to 35 mph are expected and the NWS warns this system could cause power outages and fallen tree limbs. In addition, tree ...

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Mount Olive woman wanted on felony charges

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Mount Olive woman is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging her with theft of property in the first degree (motor vehicle). Hannah Colleen Ellis is described as standing at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighing 135 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was on the 1700 block of Republic Road in Mount Oli ...

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CCHS, CPHS, PVHS students compete in anti-litter video campaign

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Students from three local schools, Clay-Chalkville High School, Center Point High School and Pinson Valley High School, are in competition for $1,000 to be awarded for the best anti-litter campaign video. The videos were written, produced and edited by students. The competition is hosted by Litter Quitters. The 2019 video entries for the Litter Quitter ...

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Pawn shop owner plans to leave Center Point after 11th burglary in 2 years

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — The owner of Lee's Pawn Shop said he is leaving Center Point after a burglary overnight. It happened in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 11. Lee said this is the 11th time someone has broken into his business in the past two years. The pawn shop has been at 2027 Center Point Parkway for 28 years, but after this latest incident, Lee said he a ...

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VIDEO: Peacock on the loose around Deerfoot Parkway

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A roaming peacock is causing quite a stir around Trussville and Clay. Several sightings have been posted on Facebook and on the Nextdoor app. The brightly colored male peacock has been friendly so far. [caption id="attachment_76472" align="alignleft" width="225"] Photo by Kim Harden Battles[/caption] Some people claim they know who the bird belongs to, although ...

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