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Planned lane closures on I-59 in St. Clair County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY — The Alabama Department of Transportation announced planned lane closures in St. Clair County starting on Monday, Aug.12, and continuing through Saturday. Aug. 17. Weather permitting, crews will close a southbound lane of Interstate 59, starting at 8 a.m., and will reopen the lane by 7 p.m. The closures will take place every day through Saturday, A ...

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5 UA students from Trussville participating in Cooperative Education program

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — More than 220 University of Alabama students are taking part in a cooperative education program and five of those students are from Trussville. UA's Cooperative Education program allows students to receive "hands-on, innovative and advanced educational experiences with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States," according to the uni ...

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Argo: Council meeting on Monday, budget work session on Tuesday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO — The city of Argo will be holding a council meeting on Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m., and a budget work session on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. During the regular council meeting, the council will discuss several items of importance and receive reports about activities in the city. Among the items that the council will be receiving information on will be a police re ...

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Money raised for St. Clair County domestic violence shelter and services

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PELL CITY — YWCA Central Alabama raised over $54,000 at its annual Purse and Passion event on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in St. Clair County. The 11th annual luncheon was held at First United Methodist Church in Pell City. This year's theme centered on the importance of community impact. Around 450 YWCA supporters were in attendance. The title sponsor for the event was ...

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Jefferson County approves $700 million budget that includes assistance for sewer bills

By Erica Thomas, managing editor JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Commission passed a $700 million budget on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, for the upcoming year. The budget includes funds for roads, crime-fighting, events, storm shelters and other items. A new item passed is a $1.25 million sewer assistance program. The program will assist low-income households dealing with rising sewer bills. Commission P ...

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AG Marshall announces expansion of Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards has established a tradition of recognizing schools that exhibit excellence in keeping students safe and providing a secure environment for education. Hewitt-Trussville Middle School was the recipient of the Initiative's Award for Excellence. The award was presented by Attorney General Steve Marshall on April 17 ...

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3 Leeds women wanted on robbery and assault charges

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Authorities in Jefferson County are looking for information leading to the arrests of three women from Leeds, who are facing robbery and assault charges. According to Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama, warrants have been obtained for the women for first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. Crime Stoppers did not say whether the women's cases are rela ...

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Storms, floods cause $1.2B damage to public infrastructure

By The Associated Press Storms and flooding have caused significant damage throughout the U.S. during the first half of 2019. The Associated Press tallied about $1.2 billion of damage in 24 states based on preliminary assessments of public infrastructure categories established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The tally includes damage to roads and bridges, utilities, water control facilities, pub ...

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PHOTOS: National Night Out in Argo

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO — The city of Argo hosted National Night Out on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. St. Clair County Sheriff Billy Murray and other members of the sheriff's office were on hand to meet and greet residents. According to Mayor Betty Bradley, the purpose was to bring first responders together with members of the community. "A special thanks to Billy Murray and St Clair Count ...

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Trussville Police: Would be ATM thief has been arrested

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports St. Clair County — Investigators with the Trussville Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in St. Clair County Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The action was related to attempted thefts of two ATMs at convenience stores in Trussville, said law enforcement. See related: 2 attempted ATM thefts in Trussville under investigation The first attempted theft of a ...

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