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Trussville stadium site dig enters final phase

By Scott Buttram The Trussville City Council approved expenditures for Milam and Co. to erect silt fences around a dig site located behind the Trussville Civic Center where the future Hewitt-Trussville football stadium is proposed. Plans are being made for the final phase of an artifact dig led by the University of Alabama. Hewitt-Trussville High School file photo “I heard today from the (U.S. Army) Corps o ...

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Local Girl Scouts publish Trussville Trails booklet

By Gary Lloyd Six local Girl Scouts have published a booklet about the trails in Trussville. “Trussville Trails” was published by Girl Scout Troop 872, which consists of Alex, Gracen, Haley, Tinley, Anna and Joriann. Last names weren’t provided. Publishing the six-page booklet was the girls’ Bronze Award project. [caption id="attachment_5107" align="alignleft" width="300"] Girl Scout Troop 872submitted phot ...

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Planned lane closure today in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation today will conduct a bridge inspection of the Alabama 75 northbound bridge over Turkey Creek at milepost 8.3 in Pinson. The inspection will require the Alabama 75 outside (right) lane and shoulder to be closed in the work area. All travel lanes will be re-opened to traffic no later than 3:30 p.m. Motorists are requested to consider u ...

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The Clay-Chalkville Super Fan

Fan since 1999, William Lewis provides spark at Cougar games By Gary Lloyd William Lewis scans the empty bleachers at Clay-Chalkville High School’s gym, looking for someone he knows, but no one is there. The Class 6A Northeast sub-regional basketball game between the Cougars and Grissom on Feb. 15 is what he’s there for, and tipoff is at 7 p.m. Lewis, as always, is on the front row of the home bleachers at ...

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Clay approves roads agreement with Jefferson County

By Lee Weyhrich The Clay City Council last week approved a contract with the Jefferson County Public Works Department for road services. As part of the agreement, the county will be responsible for all road repairs and the city will be responsible for material costs. The council was originally going to take bids from private contractors to handle the road repairs. The city will save 35 percent to 40 percent ...

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Pinson approves funds for Turkey Creek, City Fest

By Lee Weyhrich The Pinson City Council last week approved funds for Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Pinson City Fest and the Clay-Pinson Chamber of Commerce. The council is providing $20,000 to Birmingham-Southern College for the upkeep and development of the preserve, where a resident manager resides. The council voted to fund the rides and movies at Pinson City Fest, which is April 6 at the field behind So ...

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Trussville’s amnesty day closes more than 65 cases

By Gary Lloyd Trussville Municipal Court’s amnesty day Friday cleared more than 25 outstanding warrants and closed more than 65 cases. The one-day event collected more than $18,000 in fines and costs, said Trussville Municipal Court Senior Court Clerk/Magistrate Melanie Colston. Colston said there were about 12 people who called and were on the list but didn’t show up. Amnesty day “went well” overall, Colst ...

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Paine Primary seeks volunteers for safety assistance

In an email to parents Friday, Paine Primary School Principal Betsy Schmitt said the school is in need of volunteers to help execute the new safety standards in place at the school. "We are in desperate need for volunteers to monitor the front doors to our building," Schmitt said in her email. The announcement said [caption id="attachment_3804" align="alignleft" width="150"] Paine Primary School[/caption] f ...

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Trussville man charged with burglarizing Sherman Oaks home

By Gary Lloyd A Trussville man is charged with burglarizing a home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood Thursday morning. Thomas Ryan Weaver, 38, is charged with third-degree burglary, said Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges. Bridges said the burglary occurred in the 100 block of Black Walnut Lane on Thursday about 8:30 a.m. [caption id="attachment_5029" align="alignleft" width="247"] Thomas Ryan Wea ...

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Trussville disc golf course re-opening March 9

By Gary Lloyd A Trussville disc golf course is expected to re-open March 9. The Greg Carter Memorial Disc Golf Course, located in the Trussville Sports Complex, has been closed since September 2012, when Mayor Gene Melton instructed Trussville Parks and Recreation to remove the disc golf baskets until a portion of the greenways project was completed. State officials had stopped work on a portion of the gree ...

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