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Pinson Council approves interactive art mural on exterior of Rock School

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON – The Pinson City Council unanimously approved a motion on Thursday, Dec. 5, for two “wing” murals to be painted on the north exterior wall of the Rock School Center. On the white wall, one set of adult wings and one set of children’s wings will be painted by Birmingham artist Dewon Moton. At previous council meetings, Councilor Joy McCain explained to the council that ...

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VIDEO: The most wonderful time for a Christmas tree lighting in Clay

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — The sky was crystal clear and the weather perfect for the city of Clay’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Cosby Lake on Sunday night. With temperatures in the 50s, it was not bitterly cold, but a cool breeze coming in off the lake made it a perfect night for hot chocolate and cookies, while crowds gathered around to hear the Clay-Chalkville High School “Kool ...

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Clay Council recognizes Clay Youth cheerleaders, discusses final rendering of splash pad/playground complex

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — The Clay City Council met Tuesday night, Nov. 26, 2019, for its regular meeting, where the council unanimously passed two proclamations in recognition of cheerleaders with Clay Youth Sports. Proclamation 2019-07 recognized the freshman competition cheerleaders, while Proclamation 2019-08 recognized the sophomore competition cheerleaders. According to the proclamations, ...

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Pinson Council to purchase 34 acres of conservation property on Sweeney Hollow Road

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — The Pinson City Council passed a resolution Thursday night to purchase 34 acres of flood plain land off of Sweeney Hollow Road, for the purpose of conservation. Resolution 19-38 authorizes the city to purchase the property for the amount of $27,200. “Most of you are familiar with this area: if you are leaving Pinson, going towards Chalkville on Sweeney Hollow, this i ...

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PVHS to present ‘Pinson Notables: An Alabama Bicentennial Event’

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — The students and staff of Pinson Valley High School, along with the Pinson Historical Society and Pinson Public Library, will be presenting “Pinson Notables: An Alabama Bicentennial Event” in the Rock School Center Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 25. When Alabama Governor Kay Ivey named PVHS one of 21 Bicentennial Schools of Excellence this past year, the school received ...

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Pinson, Clay councils name grand marshals for 2019 Christmas parades

By Crystal McGough, copy editor Over the last week, both the Pinson City Council and the Clay City Council announced the name of their city’s grand marshal for the 2019 Christmas parades. On Thursday, Nov. 7, Pinson councilor Joy McCain made a motion to nominate PVHS teacher Raisa Eady to be grand marshal for Pinson’s Christmas parade. The motion passed unanimously. Eady recently won the Milken Educator Awa ...

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Clay city manager updates on Northern Beltline, Sweeney Hollow expansion, Cosby Lake dredging

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY – During Tuesday night’s Clay City Council meeting, Clay city manager Ronnie Dixon gave news and updates regarding several major projects that affect the city. The first item that Dixon spoke on was the Birmingham Northern Beltline project, which halted in 2016 due to lack of funding. “We had a meeting last week with the North Jefferson mayors to talk about the renewal o ...

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Mayor announces new Taco Bell restaurant coming to Pinson

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON – During the city of Pinson’s regular council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, Mayor Hoyt Sanders announced to the city council that Taco Bell has purchased the vacant Hardee’s property on Highway 75. “It will be no longer the existing building; it will be completely razed,” Sanders said. “They will start fresh with their new model, which will be similar to Clay and some o ...

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Pinson Public Library selected for Library Journal’s November architecture issue

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — When Pinson Public Library first opened in a small area in the back of the Pinson municipal building on Oct. 1, 2011, neither the city nor the staff had any idea of the big things in store for their little library. From the start, the library grew at unexpected rates, both in patronage and resources. The library received many awards and grants, including the American ...

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Clay City Council passes proclamation in support of Wreaths Across America

By Crystal McGough, copy editor Clay – Mayor Charles Webster and the Clay City Council unanimously passed a proclamation Tuesday night stating the city’s support of the fourth annual Wreaths Across America event at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville. The National Remembrance Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m., is sponsored by Three Hots and A Cot. During the ceremon ...

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