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Former Auburn quarterback Joey Gatewood announces transfer to Kentucky

By Joshua Huff, sports editor LEXINGTON - Former Auburn quarterback Joey Gatewood announced on Thursday via Twitter that he will transfer to the University of Kentucky. [caption id="attachment_95226" align="alignleft" width="200"] Joey Gatewood. Courtesy of @Joey1gatewood[/caption] Gatewood, who lost the starting spot to Bo Nix this offseason, is set to have two years of eligibility remaining after he sits ...

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Hewitt-Trussville girls’ basketball blows past Huffman; Boys lose second straight to Vikings

By Joshua Huff, sports editor TRUSSVILLE — The length and tenacious defense of Huffman proved to be too much for the Hewitt-Trussville boys' basketball team as the Huskies dropped their second consecutive game and second of the season to Huffman, 53-66. [caption id="attachment_95071" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville basketball[/caption] Hewitt-Trussville previously lost to Huffman, 58-66, on ...

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FIRE CHIEF: Running over a fire hose is illegal and can be dangerous

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CENTER POINT — Firefighters are asking drivers to avoid running over fire hoses when crews are on the scene of an emergency. According to Center Point Fire District Chief Gene Coleman, it is illegal and dangerous to run over hoses. Although it seems like common sense, it's more than frustrating to those working to save lives. "It endangers firefighters, occupants of homes an ...

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Ibraheem Yazeed now faces capital murder charges in the shooting death of Aniah Blanchard

By Joshua Huff, sports editor AUBURN — The man charged with the disappearance and death of Aniah Blanchard is now facing a capital murder charge, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said Monday afternoon. Hughes announced at a press conference that he will seek the death penalty against Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, who is charged in the shooting death of Blanchard. Three men have been arrested in connection ...

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Grayson Valley man charged with attempted murder after firing at deputies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GRAYSON — A Grayson Valley man is being held in the Jefferson County Jail following a Sunday incident in which the man is accused of firing shots at deputies. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Justin O’Neal McCurdy, 31, was arrested after deputies responded to a call regarding a domestic violence situation at the 1500 block of Wilderness Lane in Gr ...

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Former Pinson Valley star Zach Cunningham mastermind behind SWAT team ensemble

By Joshua Huff, sports editor HOUSTON — The Houston Texans' linebacker core of Benardrick McKinney, Zach Cunningham, Brennan Scarlett, Peter Kalambayi and Whitney Mercilus color-coordinated an intriguing SWAT team ensemble that apparently struck fear into the hearts of a suddenly impotent New England offensive attack on Sunday night. [caption id="attachment_94850" align="alignleft" width="300"] Zach Cunning ...

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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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FAITH: Unwrapping expectations

By Mike Ennis, Faith Community Fellowship JOY TO THE WORLD! The holiday season is often SO full of joy and expectation. It is supposed to be a season of thankfulness, joyful times, gift exchanges, etc. However, I have found that often it is a difficult time for many. A season full of lights and festivities can be one of the darkest times in a person’s life. Is this what Thanksgiving and Christmas are really ...

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Moody softball’s Lindsey Richardson will play collegiately at Jacksonville State

By Joshua Huff, sports editor MOODY — The 2018 Class 5A hitter of the year, Moody High School's Lindsey Richardson, will join forces with Jacksonville State softball head coach Jana McGinnis next year as the Gamecocks look to return to the OVC championship for the second consecutive season. Richardson, a holder of a slew of awards, has been a workhorse for the Blue Devils' softball team for several years no ...

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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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