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Dooley fired at Tennessee

College football news continues to dominate this Sunday morning. Derek Dooley has been fired as the Vols head football coach, according to a statement released this morning by the University of Tennessee athletic department. The University of Tennessee announced today that Derek Dooley will not return as the head football coach of the Vols. The announcement was made by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athlet ...

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Bama is back in the hunt for BCS Championship

The Crimson Tide is back in the hunt for the BCS Championship after top ranked Kansas State and second ranked Oregon were both upset on Saturday night. Alabama, which spent most of the season as the nation's number one team, [caption id="attachment_3301" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo from rolltide.com[/caption] fell to fourth in the rankings after losing to Texas A&M. The Tuscaloosa News reports ...

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Toomer’s oaks set on fire overnight

The Auburn Plainsman is reporting that the toilet paper draping the oaks at Toomer's Corner was set on fire at 3:20 am Sunday morning. [caption id="attachment_3296" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo from auburntigers.com[/caption] Auburn fans followed tradition and rolled the trees after the Tigers defeated Alabama A&M on Saturday. According to the student newspaper, the blaze was quickly extinguishe ...

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Cougars win big against Tuscaloosa County

By John William Gallagher The Clay-Chalkville Cougars hosted the Tuscaloosa County Wildcats in the second round of the playoffs on a cold Friday night. The Cougars went into the locker room at the half down by seven. In the second half, they capitalized with a 52-yd. pass from junior quarterback Hayden Moore to junior wide receiver Brian Clark. It was the first of three touchdowns for Clark. This play seemi ...

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Indians fall to Trojans 22 to 21

By Alex Headley The Pinson Valley High School Indians lost by one point in a heartbreaking match against the Muscle Shoals High School Trojans. It came down to the last moment as the Indians threw a long pass on third down with just over a minute left on the clock. An interception stopped the play in its tracks letting the Trojans run down the clock for the win. The Trojans defeated the Indians 22 to 21 tha ...

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Pinson plans for new city park

By Lee Weyhrich Thursday’s meeting of the Pinson City Council can best be described as a preview of things to come. The most anticipated project discussed was the plan for a new city park to be built near Center Point Parkway between Sweeny Hollow Road and Glen Brook Road. Jane Ross of landscape architecture firm Goodwyn, Mils & Cawood presented plans for the proposed park, which include a caretaker res ...

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Update: Narcotics team searches home on Valley Road

By Scott Buttram and Anna McFall Members of the Birmingham Police Vice/Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at a home located on Valley Road in the Trussville/Birmingham area Friday afternoon. According to Jeff Bridges of the Trussville Police Department, the Birmingham unit served the warrant to someone at the address. "That's the Birmingham Narcotics Unit," Bridges said. " It's not in the Trussville l ...

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Local chef teaches sushi making in Birmingham

By Anna McFall It is a type of food that is so popular it can be found in specialty restaurants and even in grocery store coolers. Some might find it scary to eat or even gross. Others embrace the challenge of the popular sushi cuisine. Now, in one afternoon, sushi connoisseurs can learn how to make sushi at home, for a fraction of the price that restaurants charge. Trussville native Kelly Viall recently be ...

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Clay City Clerk position changing hands

Current Clay City Clerk Bobby Christmas will no longer be working in the position.  Christmas says he has thoroughly enjoyed his time serving in the position. "I have lived in the city of Clay for over 19 years and love living here and being a part of it," Christmas said. " I will continue to support the city for as long as God allows me to be a part of it. My prayers will be with Mayor Webster and the admi ...

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Clay Historical Society selling commemorative ornaments

By Anna McFall The Clay Historical Society announces their 2012 Christmas ornament, commemorating the former Clay Elementary School House.  This ornament is the fifth in a series of ornaments created beginning in 2007. “These ornaments recognize and honor the historical significance of different Clay community establishments,” Society Vice President Jackie Hambrick said. Each year the society chooses a hist ...

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