The Trussville Tribune http://www.trussvilletribune.com All your news, now for Trussville, Clay and Pinson Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:07:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.12 Two vehicle crash on Monday claims life of Talladega man http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/28/two-vehicle-crash-on-monday-claims-life-of-talladega-man/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/28/two-vehicle-crash-on-monday-claims-life-of-talladega-man/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:48:24 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32402 From The Trussville Tribune Staff Repots TALLADEGA – A two-vehicle crash on Monday around 4:50 p.m. has claimed the life of a Talladega man. Jeffrey Lane Hann, 56, was killed when the 1993 Plymouth Voyager he was driving collided with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. Hann was transported to Citizen Baptist Medical Center in Talladega, where more »

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TALLADEGA – A two-vehicle crash on Monday around 4:50 p.m. has claimed the life of a Talladega man.

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Jeffrey Lane Hann, 56, was killed when the 1993 Plymouth Voyager he was driving collided with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.

Hann was transported to Citizen Baptist Medical Center in Talladega, where he was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m.

The crash occurred on Alabama 34 near mile marker eight, four miles west of Talladega.

State troopers are continuing to investigate.

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Legendary coach Pat Summitt dies http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/28/legendary-coach-pat-summit-dies/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/28/legendary-coach-pat-summit-dies/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:21:29 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32392 From The Trussville Tribune staff reports KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –After a long battle with dementia, legendary coach Pat Summitt has died, her family announced on Tuesday morning. Summitt posted more college basketball wins than any coach in the history of the game.  She was 64. “It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of more »

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Pat Summitt dies at 64. Photo via utk.edu

Pat Summitt dies at 64.
Photo via utk.edu

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –After a long battle with dementia, legendary coach Pat Summitt has died, her family announced on Tuesday morning. Summitt posted more college basketball wins than any coach in the history of the game.  She was 64.

“It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Patricia Sue Head Summitt.

She died peacefully this morning at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.

Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced. Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease.

For 64 years, my mother first built her life upon a strong relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her foundation was also built upon love of her family and of her players, and love of the fundamentals of hard work which reflected her philosophy that ‘you win in life with people’.

She was the fourth of five children – Tommy, Charles, Kenneth and Linda – born to Richard and Hazel Head on June 14, 1952, in Clarksville, Tenn. Her tireless work ethic and her love of the game of basketball were created during the time she spent growing up on the family farm.

She’ll be remembered as the all-time winningest D-1 basketball coach in NCAA history, but she was more than a coach to so many – she was a hero and a mentor, especially to me, her family, her friends, her Tennessee Lady Volunteer staff and the 161 Lady Vol student-athletes she coached during her 38-year tenure.

We will all miss her immensely.

A private service and burial will be held for my mother in Middle Tennessee. I ask that you respect the privacy of that time.
We are in the process of finalizing the details of a public celebration of her life which will take place in one of her favorite places, Thompson-Boling Arena. Once those details are finalized, we will share them with you.

Thank you.” – Tyler Summitt

 

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Monday night shooting in Center Point sends one to hospital http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/monday-night-shooting-in-center-point-sends-one-to-hospital/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/monday-night-shooting-in-center-point-sends-one-to-hospital/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:36:14 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32387 From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT –The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Center Point on Monday night. At about 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to a report of shots being fired in a parking lot in the 300 block of Polly Reed Road in Center Point, according to Sergeant Jack more »

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CENTER POINT –The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Center Point on Monday night.

At about 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to a report of shots being fired in a parking lot in the 300 block of Polly Reed Road in Center Point, according to Sergeant Jack Self.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office file photo

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office file photo

They arrived to find an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He has been transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Early information on the scene is that the two men were arguing in the parking lot when one of them pulled out a handgun and shot the other. The shooter remained on the scene and was taken into custody by deputies.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided as they become available.

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Flood advisory for Jefferson County, significant flooding in downtown Birmingham http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/flood-advisory-for-jefferson-county-significant-flooding-in-downtown-birmingham/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/flood-advisory-for-jefferson-county-significant-flooding-in-downtown-birmingham/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:46:59 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32380 From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE –Jefferson County is under a flood advisory until 7:45 p.m. and downtown Birmingham is experiencing significant flooding at this time. The UAB campus has several roads under water. Birmingham Fire and Rescue are on the scene of a water rescue and report several cars stalled in flood water more »

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TRUSSVILLE –Jefferson County is under a flood advisory until 7:45 p.m. and downtown Birmingham is experiencing significant flooding at this time. The UAB campus has several roads under water.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue are on the scene of a water rescue and report several cars stalled in flood water at this time.

Flooding in downtown Birmingham on Monday. Photo via @spann Twitter

Flooding in downtown Birmingham on Monday. Photo via @spann Twitter

 

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Pinson’s Joe Cochran announces candidacy for mayor http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/pinsons-joe-cochran-announces-candidacy-for-mayor/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/pinsons-joe-cochran-announces-candidacy-for-mayor/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:00:02 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32370 By Megan Miller, Editor PINSON – Pinson City Councilman Joe Cochran has announced his candidacy for mayor of Pinson. Cochran is running on the platform of sustainable economic growth, education that fosters learning for all students, enhanced city services and public safety, according to a press release. “Having lived in Pinson for 25 years and more »

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By Megan Miller, Editor

PINSON – Pinson City Councilman Joe Cochran has announced his candidacy for mayor of Pinson.

Cochran is running on the platform of sustainable economic growth, education that fosters learning for all students, enhanced city services and public safety, according to a press release.

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Joe Cochran
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“Having lived in Pinson for 25 years and serving locally for 12 years, I believe few communities can compare.  It is a wonderful place to live and raise a family,” Cochran said.  “I will take an aggressive approach to bringing new companies and jobs to Pinson, while also focusing on education, quality of life, and continued infrastructure improvements.  All of these areas are intertwined and must continue to be enhanced in order to maintain the strong sense of community that Pinson provides to all who live and work here.”

Cochran said that after spending so long serving as a councilman, now felt like the right time to step up and run for mayor. Cochran said that what sets him apart from other candidates is his aggressive stance on business, and his desire to build relationships between the city and teens and senior citizens in the community.

“What I’ve found is the teenage voice is lacking in the community,” Cochran said. “I want a committee of teen leaders to develop ideas to serve their needs in a better way, and we would do the same thing with seniors, developing a senior advisor committee.”

Cochran is currently serving his fourth term as a Pinson City Councilman, and serves as chair of the public safety/roads and streets committee. He has also served eight years as mayor pro tempore.

Cochran was first elected to city council when Pinson became its own city in 2004. Highlights of his work include establishing the Pinson Public Library, enhancements to the youth ballpark, development of parks and recreation areas, establishing a contract deputy program for enhanced law enforcement in the area and establishing a planning and zoning board.

In addition to this elected position, Cochran is the executive director of the Pinson Education Foundation, and is an active volunteer at Pinson Valley High School.

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Calera man arrested for death of wife http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/calera-man-arrested-for-death-of-wife/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/calera-man-arrested-for-death-of-wife/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:48:34 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32367 By Megan Miller, Editor CALERA – Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies went to the 400 block of East Milgray around 12:30 a.m., where Shelby County Deputies were already investigating a suspicious death. Deputies discovered that Christen Nichole Carr, 31 of Calera, was deceased at the residence, and further investigation found that the events leading to her more »

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CALERA – Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies went to the 400 block of East Milgray around 12:30 a.m., where Shelby County Deputies were already investigating a suspicious death.

Deputies discovered that Christen Nichole Carr, 31 of Calera, was deceased at the residence, and further investigation found that the events leading to her death occurred at another location within unincorporated Shelby County. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is subsequently responsible for the investigation.

via Shelby County Sheriff's Office

via Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

Witness statements, physical evidence and probable cause lead investigators to believe Carr’s husband killed her, according to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Kenneth Thomas Young, 36 of Calera, has been arrested and charged with murder and leaving the scene of an accident with death. He is currently in the Shelby County Jail, pending a $1 million bond.

“Every death is tragic but one that could have been avoided and at such a young age is especially difficult. I hope her friends and family find peace as they grieve her loss and we will do everything we can to assist the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office with this prosecution,” Sheriff Samaniego said.

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Man arrested in Center Point on multiple charges, outstanding warrant http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/man-arrested-in-center-point-on-multiple-charges-outstanding-warrant/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/man-arrested-in-center-point-on-multiple-charges-outstanding-warrant/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:38:16 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32364 By Megan Miller, Editor CENTER POINT – Just before 12:30 a.m. Monday Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a robbery in the 200 block of Polly Reed Road. Deputies arrived on the scene and spoke to a 17-year-old victim and his mother. The victim stated that he was walking back to his more »

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CENTER POINT – Just before 12:30 a.m. Monday Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a robbery in the 200 block of Polly Reed Road.

via Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

via Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies arrived on the scene and spoke to a 17-year-old victim and his mother. The victim stated that he was walking back to his apartment from a nearby fast food restaurant when he was approached by two black males, one of which pulled a handgun on the victim and said, “give me everything you got.” The victim ran away, and when he got home, told his mother what happened.

A description of the suspects was broadcast to other deputies in the area, and one of them spotted the suspects walking along Center Point Parkway. Upon seeing the deputy, the suspects fled on foot. The deputy captured one of the suspects and he was identified as the suspect that pulled the gun.

Derrick Lynn Reezer, 21 of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with robbery n the first degree, resisting arrest and attempting to elude. He was also found to have an outstanding warrant for violation of electronic monitoring.

Reezer remains in the Jefferson County Jail with a bond of $70,600.

 

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Jefferson County EMA begins installing replacement tornado sirens http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/jefferson-county-ema-begins-installing-replacement-tornado-sirens/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/jefferson-county-ema-begins-installing-replacement-tornado-sirens/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:42:28 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32361 By Megan Miller, Editor JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Jefferson County EMA began replacing tornado sirens on Monday. This comes after the Jefferson County EMA received a federal grant in February of 2013 to replace 36 of the existing 254 tornado sirens in the county. The initial grant totaled nearly $600,000 and was never acted on, more »

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JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Jefferson County EMA began replacing tornado sirens on Monday.

This comes after the Jefferson County EMA received a federal grant in February of 2013 to replace 36 of the existing 254 tornado sirens in the county. The initial grant totaled nearly $600,000 and was never acted on, and no funding was requested to install the sirens.

Chalkville Elementary School Tornado SirenFollowing an administrative change in late 2014 at the EMA, the decision was made to purchase siren equipment and the Jefferson County Commission allocated funding not only to install replacement sirens, but also to repair many existing sirens in the county. At one point, nearly half the sirens in the county were in varying states of disrepair, and many were not functional at all. There is now a maintenance program in place to ensure all Jefferson County sirens are operable.

The first replacement siren was installed at 10 a.m. at Chalkville Elementary School. This siren had fallen off the roof of the school roughly two years ago.

The additional 35 replacement sirens will be installed over the course of the coming weeks at the places specified in the original grant.

The Jefferson County EMA is moving toward the ability to activiate sirens in National Weather Service tornado warning polygons, rather than county-wide, which is now the case. This will be accomplished through the county-wide notification system, Everbridge, which has this capability. Everbridge allows notifications by cell phone, home phone, text messages, emails and TTY messages. They are automatically generated as soon as a warning is issued.

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Jefferson, St. Clair counties included in hazardous weather outlook for Monday http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/jefferson-st-clair-counties-included-in-hazardous-weather-outlook-for-monday/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/jefferson-st-clair-counties-included-in-hazardous-weather-outlook-for-monday/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:32:39 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32356 From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE –The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monday includes Jefferson and St. Clair counties. According to the NWS, scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Monday afternoon and evening as a frontal boundry approaches from the north.  A few storms could become strong more »

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TRUSSVILLE –The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monday includes Jefferson and St. Clair counties.

According to the NWS, scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Monday afternoon and evening as a frontal boundry approaches from the north.  A few storms could become strong to marginally severe from noon through 9 p.m.

The main threat will be localized strong or damaging wind gusts.

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Allstate Insurance presents TACC grant check http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/allstate-insurance-presents-tacc-grant-check/ http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2016/06/27/allstate-insurance-presents-tacc-grant-check/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:31:12 +0000 http://www.trussvilletribune.com/?p=32357 From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce has received a $1,000 check from Allstate Insurance Agent Monty Reed. The funds are part of a grant program where Allstate provides funds to organizations where their agents volunteer. Reed is a member of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s board more »

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TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce has received a $1,000 check from Allstate Insurance Agent Monty Reed.

The funds are part of a grant program where Allstate provides funds to organizations where their agents volunteer. Reed is a member of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.

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