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Trussville councilman apologizes for ‘insulting or insinuating’ during rezoning discussion

By Erica Thomas, managing editor A question asked during the July 9, 2019, Trussville City Council meeting was addressed at the beginning of the council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13. In the July meeting, council members discussed the rezoning request for what’s called the Hamilton property, off Highway 11. The property is being developed by Highpointe Properties, LLC. The council voted to approve rezoning du ...

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City of Trussville hires Director of Personnel, approves speed humps and councilman apologizes for statement made

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council’s regular meeting was held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, and the city hired its first-ever Director of Personnel. Peggy Washington-Polk was hired and will start with the city on Aug. 19. The move was a part of the council's consent agenda and was discussed during the council’s workshop on Aug. 8. Mayor Buddy Choat said out of the six can ...

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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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Argo City Council considers competing for state grant money to improve infrastructure

By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune ARGO — The Argo City Council listened to a presentation from John Smith, of an engineering firm in Trussville named CCI, regarding a new grant that may be available to the City of Argo. Smith told the council that the state is providing a total of $30 million a year, that will be administered through the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for the benefit of local ...

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Parts of South and Midwest grapple with dangerous heat wave

By JAY REEVES and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday eclipsed 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) in one town and climbed nearly that high in others. With temperatures around 100 degrees (37 Celsius) at midday and "feels like" temperatures soaring even ...

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Trussville Shoplifting Review

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department made six shoplifting arrests from Aug. 5 – Aug. 12, 2019. The department posted mugshots on its Facebook page. Adam Mordecai of Leeds, Antonio Nolen of Montgomery, Doniel Tarrant of Birmingham, Chase Gibson of Pinson, Chariese Rogers of Birmingham and Ericka Washington of Birmingham are all facing charges. The cases are ...

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$3K raised at car show in Trussville for young transplant patient

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A fundraiser over the weekend raised nearly $3,000 for a little girl who will have a lifetime of health expenses. Gracie Poole, 11, underwent a lung transplant on June 8, 2018. The transplant was a success but that doesn't mean Gracie is out of the woods. She will have medical bills for the rest of her life. That's why her loved ones are raising money for a spec ...

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Sheriff’s office: Theft takes place at convenience store parking lot in Clay

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY — Items were stolen out of a vehicle parked in front of a convenience store in Clay Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. According to Captain David Agee, with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the victim left the windows to his vehicle rolled down before entering a convenience store located on the 6700 block of Old Springville Road in Clay. When the victim returned to hi ...

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2 women robbed, carjacked in Center Point

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two people in connection to an armed robbery and carjacking that happened in Center Point on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Two women said two robbers approached them at 4:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of Rain Tree Court. They told deputies the robbers took their personal items and their vehicle. A BOLO (be on the lo ...

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Trussville girl attends Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HUNTSVILLE — Harper Martin, of Trussville, recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training student ...

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