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Three Hots and A Cot spokesman speaks to Clay Council about Wreaths Across America

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — The fourth annual Wreaths Across America event at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville is just around the corner and Wayne Odell, president of the Birmingham Fleet Reserve Association (branch 112) and spokesperson for Three Hots and A Cot, spoke to the Clay City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 10, about the upcoming event and needs. “This will be our fourth year at Truss ...

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Pinson Council announces Palmerdale Homesteads community to be considered for historical registry

By Crystal McGough, copy editor Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders announced during the regular meeting of the Pinson City Council on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, that the Palmerdale Homesteads community in Pinson is to be considered for historical status. “You may have seen it posted or advertised, but we have some great news that the Palmerdale Homesteads community, our application for their historical status will be ...

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Pastor in Clay publishes book on parenting, “Diapers to Dorms”

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY -- When Clay pastor Randy Pardue and his wife, Tammy, received a late-in-life gift, their fourth child, born when their other children were mostly already grown, it gave them experience and insight that would later lead to a book. With literally one child in diapers and one in dorms, the Pardues had to rethink their parenting strategies to raise a new child who would be ...

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City of Clay holds ribbon cutting for tennis, pickleball courts prior to council meeting

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — Four new tennis courts and four pickleball courts beside Clay Elementary School are officially open to the public, after the city of Clay held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The lighted courts were constructed in nine weeks, and each of the tennis courts will have a button where players can turn on the lights for an hour at a time. [caption id="attachment_ ...

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Rudd Principal Wesley Graham speaks to Pinson Council about $12.2 million school improvements

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — Rudd Middle School just began the first phase of some major renovations and improvements and Principal Wesley Graham attended the regular Pinson City Council meeting Thursday, August 15, 2019, to tell them all about it. Prior to Graham speaking, Mayor Hoyt Sanders spoke on the condition of the middle school and its long-time need of improvements. “Rudd was inadequate ...

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City of Clay to enter land lease agreement with Jeffco BOE

By Crystal McGough, copy editor The Clay City Council passed a motion at its regular council meeting Tuesday night, Aug. 13, 2019, to enter into an agreement with the Jefferson County Board of Education concerning the use and maintenance of property within the city. The agreement allows the city to use, maintain and build upon properties near Clay Elementary School that are owned by the BOE. The board will ...

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Pinson Council to proceed with installation of Heather Pointe traffic calming devices, upgrades at PYSC

By Crystal McGough, copy editor The Pinson City Council passed a motion on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, to fund the installation of speed humps, also known as traffic calming devices, at three sites within the Heather Pointe Residential Subdivision. Each site will have three traffic calming devises, as well as “speed hump” signs, installed. The total cost of the project is $20,909. “We started a year or so ago a ...

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City of Clay to supplement summer food program for Clay-Chalkville students

By Crystal McGough, copy editor Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon presented Mayor Charles Webster and the Clay City Council with what he called a “conundrum” at the city council meeting on Tuesday, July 23. Earlier that day, Dixon was contacted by Clay-Chalkville High School Principal Michael Lee, who informed him that the government-funded CNP Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfasts and lu ...

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City of Clay making progress toward new tennis courts, splash pad, playground

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — During the Clay City Council’s pre-council meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, City Manager Ronnie Dixon updated the mayor and council on the status of some of the city’s works in progress. The city has been working on the construction of four lighted tennis courts and four covered, lighted pickleball courts, and those facilities are expected to be completed in time to ...

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Pinson City Council honors PVHS Special Olympians

By Crystal McGough, copy editor The Pinson City Council held a special presentation in honor of the Pinson Valley High School Special Olympics team at the regularly scheduled council meeting Thursday night. Mayor Hoyt Sanders and members of the council presented the Special Olympics coaches and team members with copies of Resolution 19-22, a resolution recognizing the Special Olympians for their hard work a ...

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