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Pinson Council forms Citizens Advisory Group

[caption id="attachment_645" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders (front) and Pinson Councilors (left to right): Shane Shelnutt, Joy McCain, John Churchwell, Dawn Tanner and Joe Cochran.[/caption] By Crystal McGough The Pinson City Council passed a resolution tonight at its regular meeting to form a Citizens Advisory Group on Voting. The group is the result of the city entering into a Co ...

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Trussville to name interim superintendent on Friday

In a statement released late Thursday afternoon, the Trussville Board of Education says it plans to announce an interim superintendent after parting ways with Dr. Suzanne Freeman last week. The announcement released by the central office said, "The Trussville City Board of Education will hold a Called Board Meeting on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm in the Board Room of Central Office for the purpose of na ...

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Clay approves 3 road paving projects

By Crystal McGough The Clay City Council approved bids Monday night for two road paving projects in the city. Joshco Inc., doing business as Butler Contractors, won bids for the resurfacing of Keith Drive for $17,580 and Pannell Road for $41,251. The council opened bids from Butler Contractors and Dunn Construction for the paving of five roads at the June 18 council meeting. Dunn Constructions bids were $26 ...

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Trussville woman charged with two felony counts

[caption id="attachment_764" align="alignleft" width="225"] Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] By Crystal McGough A Trussville woman was arrested Wednesday, July 11 on charges of fraudulent credit card use and unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle. Sonya Gail Johnson of Trussville was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and unlawful breaking and entering of a ve ...

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16 injured, 4 critically, in shooting at Tuscaloosa bar

The Tuscaloosa News is reporting that a gunman entered the popular Copper Top bar in downtown Tuscaloosa and opened fire early Tuesday morning, injuring at least 16 people, 4 were critically wounded. No fatalities were reported. According to the article, police believe the incident may have started in Northport before moving to the bar which is located on the corner of Fourth Street and 23rd Avenue in downt ...

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Trussville BOE prepares to move forward

After board members voted unanimously to ratify an agreement ending Dr. Suzanne Freeman's run as Trussville City Schools' first superintendent, they began to plan for the future. The process needs happen quickly, but board members hope to make deliberate steps toward the future. Under Alabama law, the school system must have a superintendent in place, whether interim or permanent, to conduct day to day busi ...

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Third Annual Beat the Heat at Turkey Creek scheduled for Saturday

By Crystal McGough [caption id="attachment_720" align="alignleft" width="300"] Float Your Boat Race 2011Photo by Matt McGough[/caption] The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and the City of Pinson will be hosting the third annual Beat the Heat at Turkey Creek and Float Your Boat Race at the Preserve on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Beat the Heat at Turkey Creek began as part of the Alabama Tourism Departmen ...

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Trussville BOE finalizes negotiations with former Superintendent Freeman

By Crystal McGough   The Trussville City Board of Education moved unanimously this morning to approve a settlement agreement with former School Superintendent Suzanne Freeman. The agreement states that Freeman’s previous four-year contract with Trussville City Schools has been nullified and that she has relinquished her position as Superintendent. Board President Bill Roberts and Board Attorney Donald ...

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Marti Duncan makes finals in a shocker

The Food Network Star search took a shocking turn tonight when the judges added a fourth finalist spot. After eliminating one of the two finalists from the teams of Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, the final two up for elimination were Marti Duncan and Justin Warner. That's when the show took a turn and the judges told both of Alton Brown's team members that they would be making pilots, too. According to ...

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Marti Duncan goes for final 3 on Food Network Star tonight

Former Trussville resident Marti Duncan has weathered the competition from 15 challengers in the Food Network Star competition. She has found herself fighting off elimination more than once. Tonight, the local darling could take her biggest step forward, so far, when the 6 remaining contestants are cut to the final 3. Duncan's pure Southern charm and hospitality have made her a popular contestant and drawn ...

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