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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with bronchitis

“Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of a lingering cough,” the Associated Press reports. Methodist Hospital issued a statement today saying the 88-year-old Bush has been in and out of the hospital recently for complications resulting from bronchitis. Reports indicate that Bush is in stable condition and is expected to be released within 72 hours. Bush's chief of ...

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Japanese cherry trees to be planted at Clay’s Cosby Lake

The Freshwater Land Trust will be planting Japanese cherry trees on Friday, Nov. 30 in Clay at 10 a.m. Two Yoshino Japanese Cherry trees will be planted at Cosby Lake, as part of a national celebration of the centennial gift of cherry trees from Japan to the United States in 1912. The Freshwater Land Trust will be planting the trees in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Alabama and the city of Cl ...

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Around Alabama- Gadsden State Cherokee campus closed for homicide investigation

The Gadsden Times is reporting that the Cherokee campus of Gadsden State Community College has been closed after the discovery of a woman's body. The newspaper reports that the Cherokee County sheriff's department along with the Centre police department are investigating the case as a homicide. The body was discovered by a contract employee of the school. You can read the full story here. ...

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National company purchases Trussville LNG plant

By Tina Tidmore Trussville Utilities, along with the city of Trussville, are taking the lead in commercial use of compressed natural gas. At the same time, Trussville Utilities is leaving behind the manufacturing of liquefied natural gas. [caption id="attachment_3468" align="alignright" width="300"] Hidden off of Floyd Bradford Road, the liquefied natural gas plant is putting Trussville on the national map ...

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Police looking for men responsible for parking lot attack

By Anna McFall Trussville Police are investigating a robbery incident that occurred in front of Target at the Pinnacle Shopping Center Monday night. Police say a 47-year-old female was walking through the parking lot around 6:30 p.m. when she was attacked. “She was walking across the parking lot when two men knocked her to the ground and took her purse," Lieutenant Jeff Bridges said. Bridges said the incide ...

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Trussville council talks natural gas and construction

By John William Gallagher The Trussville City Council held a regular meeting session Tuesday night, where it was announced that the Chevron gas station located on Deerfoot Parkway will soon be carrying compressed natural gas. Parent company Greenfield, based out of Oklahoma City, recently completed the first test of the compressed natural gas station. In other news, the council unanimously approved the acqu ...

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Riddle, Glover: Cougars have the right stuff

By Scott Buttram Clay-Chalkville High School will face the perennial favorite from the north, Hoover High School, in this week’s semi-final game for the right to play in the Super 6 in Auburn.  The Cougars bring a 12-1 record into the game, while the Buccaneers are unbeaten at 13-0. Could this be the year for CCHS to return to the state championship game and win the 6A title? Two area coaches who have faced ...

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Around Alabama- Former substitute teacher in Cullman charged with sodomy, solicitation of a child

The Cullman Times is reporting that Anthony “Tony” Wade Sisk, 42, of Hanceville, was arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a 15-year-old child in Madison County. The report says that Sisk had worked as a substitute teacher in Cullman city and county schools. Superintendents from both systems told the newspaper that there were no complaints in his file. He had also worked as a freelance writer fo ...

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Small fire at Golden Rule will delay opening on Tuesday

Golden Rule Bar-B-Q owner Rick Fortenberry said tonight that a small fire in the pit would delay the restaurant's opening on Tuesday morning. Fortenberry and Trussville fire marshal Steven Reasonover both said that the health department would be required to inspect the restaurant before reopening.  Health codes require the inspection because the fire suppression apparatus over the barbeque pit had been acti ...

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Grayson Valley man slain in Birmingham

Birmingham police are investigating the death of a Grayson Valley man as a homicide, The Birmingham News reported. Sunday night, relatives found the vehicle belonging to David DeRoncey, 28, of Grayson Valley after searching for the man when he didn't return home as scheduled, the report said. DeRoncey was slumped over the steering wheel, his vehicle had come to a stop on the northbound lane of I-65 adjacent ...

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