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New state traffic laws set to be enforced beginning Nov. 1

By Joshua Huff, sports editor TRUSSVILLE - Alabama drivers will soon be ticketed for two new traffic laws that are set to become enforced on November 1. The Anti-Road Rage law and seat-belt law went into effect on September 1, however, those laws were on a 60-day trial period. Officers were not ticketing people during that trial period, only warnings were issued. Starting November 1, the Anti-Road Rage law ...

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MISSING SENIOR ALERT: Jefferson County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has issued a Missing Senior Alert for Louis Jesus Betancourt. The 76-year-old may be suffering from a condition that could impair his judgment, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Betancourt was last seen in Birmingham, around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. He may be traveling in a 2013 red Nis ...

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Local Eagle Scout project makes things bigger and better at Camp Coleman

By Mechell Malone AND Erica Thomas "The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others" - Lord Baden-Powell CLAY — There's a new Eagle Scout in town and there is no question, he earned the title. Alex Branaman recently completed his trail to Eagle with Clay Troop 124. His project was originally planned to be a remodeling of a building at Camp Coleman, a Girl Scout camp in Trussvil ...

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Updated football rankings: Center Point shown no love, remains out of top 10 despite dominant win

By Joshua Huff, sports editor The updated Alabama Sports Writers Association poll was released late Tuesday evening and and the pollsters displayed a particular distaste for teams within Class 5A, Region 5. Despite the reigning Class 5A champions residing in Region 5, the polls have just two Region 5 teams within the top 10 and none within the top three. Center Point, coming off a dominant victory over Mood ...

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Trussville City Council approves alcohol license for Taco Mama, mayor talks interstate lighting

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Taco Mama is one step closer to opening after the Trussville City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. The council held a hearing on the liquor license for the location at 2050 Gadsden Highway. Brad McGiboney, an attorney for Taco Mama, answered questions from the council about the restaurant’s policy on serving alcohol. The attorney said servers will ask ...

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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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Body believed to be Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney found in dumpster

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Remains believed to be those of a missing 3-year-old in Birmingham were found in a dumpster and recovered from a landfill, according to Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith. The child was last seen at a birthday party in the Tom Brown Housing community, on Oct. 12. Birmingham Police and Birmingham Fire and Rescue, the FBI, the Jefferson County Sheriff’ ...

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School Report Cards: How did your area schools do?

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- The school report cards, which were mandated by the Alabama legislature, were released on Friday by the Alabama State Department of Education. Below, you will find the grade earned by Tribune area schools for the last three years. You can follow this link for substantially more detail on each school, including proficiency in math, science and reading, ...

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Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club names teachers and students of the month

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Don Haisten Students and Teachers of the Month for October from Hewitt-Trussville High School (HTHS) and Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS). The Student of the Month from HTHS is Molly Horn. Molly is a freshman and is involved in freshman board, Dancers Against Cancer Junior Board, Wellness Club, and pre ...

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Springville Council holds zoning hearings, makes library purchases

By Terry Schrimscher SPRINGVILLE — The Springville City Council met Monday night for its second regular meeting of October. After a short work session, the meeting began with a series of hearings related to potential zoning amendments. The first public hearing was for a new alcohol license for La Cabanita restaurant on Main Street. The location has served as a Mexican restaurant for many years but the new l ...

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