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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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State Sen. Shelnutt presents Clay Council with $20,000 check for tennis courts

By Crystal McGough, copy editor During Clay City Council’s pre-council session on Tuesday, July 9, Alabama State Sen. Shay Shelnutt delivered a check from the Jefferson County Community Service Fund in the amount of $20,000 to Mayor Charles Webster and the council. The money will be used for the city’s new tennis courts, City Manager Ronnie Dixon said. “I like what y’all are doing,” Shelnutt said. “Y’all le ...

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Pinson Council renews principal supplement for PVHS with JCBOE

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — The Pinson City Council met at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Pinson City Hall, after the council previously voted to move the original first Thursday meeting, which would have fallen on the Fourth of July. During the meeting, the council approved a motion to renew its $20,000 principal supplement with the Jefferson Board of Education for Pinson Valley High School. ...

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Clay resident ‘shines a light’ for children of fallen soldiers

By Crystal McGough, copy editor THOMPSONS STATION, Tenn. — As the rest of the United States celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks and entertainment, many of America’s “Gold Star” children, who have lost a parent in military service, will be spending the week at A Soldier’s Child Foundation’s “Journey Camp,” where they will be building relationships and seeking healing with other children on their sam ...

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Clay Council meets at newly renovated Fire Station 4, CPFD holds ribbon cutting

By Crystal McGough, copy editor The Clay City Council held it’s regular council meeting Tuesday night at Center Point Fire Station Four, located off Clay Palmerdale Road, which recently finished additions and renovations to the station. Following the council meeting, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the newly upgraded facility. The improvements to Station Four include four new bedrooms, complete with ...

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Pinson Council passes resolution recognizing Special Olympians, passes 19-20 budget

By Crystal McGough, copy editor The Pinson City Council passed a resolution on Thursday, June 20, 2019, to recognize the coach and team members of the 2018-19 Pinson Valley High School Special Olympics team for their “outstanding work and dedication” during the 2018-2019 season. The resolution states that “extra-curricular activities, such as sports, allow young people the opportunity to learn the valuable ...

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Clay Council receives audit presentation, next meeting to be held at Fire Station 4

By Crystal McGough, copy editor The Clay City Council was presented with an audit of the city’s finances for the 2018-19 fiscal year Tuesday night at its regular meeting. David Cork, of Cork, Hill & Company LLC, CPA, presented the report. “Everything is as it should be,” Cork said. “I think it’s pretty remarkable you guys completed the construction of the new library at $1.2 million, and bought $112,000 ...

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Clay woman holds book drive for A Soldier’s Child Foundation

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY – Just a couple weeks ago, our entire nation set aside a weekend to honor and remember the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Many businesses closed their doors, families grilled out, some traveled to visit relatives, and many more shared their gratitude on social media over Memorial Day weekend. By the following Tuesday, however, most Americans had ...

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Pinson Council holds first reading of 2019-2020 budget

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON – The Pinson City Council held a first reading of its proposed 2019-2020 fiscal year budget at the regular council meeting on Thursday, June 6. The proposed budget is in the amount of $3,375,000. Last year’s budget was $3,723,000. The year-to-date city expenses for the 2018-2019 fiscal year are $3,496,651, and the year-end projection is set at $3,999,559. “The year-end ...

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City of Clay not holding fishing rodeo this year, adding fence to Cosby Lake peninsula

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY – Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon announced during the Clay Council’s pre-council meeting Tuesday that the city would not be hosting its annual fishing rodeo this year. The annual event has been held at Cosby Lake since 2011. “We’re not having the fishing rodeo this year because we expected we would be in the middle of dredging at this point,” Dixon said. “It wouldn’t be ...

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