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Check out this week’s Jefferson County food scores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on Oct. 18, 2019. Permit Score Name 14088 81 DAWSONS BURGER, WINGS/FRIES 1617 4TH AVE N BIRMINGHAM 35203 Smok ...

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Man charged with capital murder in Center Point slaying

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — A man was arrested this past Monday in connection to a shooting in Center Point that occurred Sunday night. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office charged Frank Jamall Steele, 19, with capital murder in the death of Benjamin Elio Gonzalez. The incident happened in the 1800 block of Martinique Drive N.E. in Center Point at around 7 p.m. on Sunday. Gonza ...

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New design for Main Street in Trussville revealed

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Renderings of the plans for the corner of Main Street and North Chalkville Road were revealed during the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Mayor Buddy Choat showed images of what the corner of the old Braden's Furniture store could look like. Design on the area includes parking, a large clock and new sidewalks. "When you ge ...

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VIDEO: Trussville mayor talks widening of Hwy 11 and 2040 plan at Chamber luncheon

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s October luncheon was held on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in the auditorium of the Trussville Civic Center. Mayor Buddy Choat gave his state-of-the city address at the luncheon. Chamber Executive Director June Mathews introduced chamber staff and recognized new chamber members. Trussville Gas and Water sponsored the event an ...

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Wreaths Across America to honor fallen veterans at Jefferson Memorial Gardens

By Joshua Huff, sports editor TRUSSVILLE – Approximately 550 veterans’ graves in Trussville’s Jefferson Memorial Gardens will be laid with a wreath on Dec. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m., during a ceremony to honor and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Wreaths Across America is a national project that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at over 1,600 locations across the United Sta ...

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Results of Trussville’s Citizen Survey revealed during Chamber luncheon

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat shared the results of a citizens survey at the October luncheon for the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, Oct. 17. The ETC Institute distributed 2,500 surveys at random, in August this year. Mayor Buddy Choat said the purpose of the survey was to evaluate city departments through the eyes of residents. “This was not s ...

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Car tag sales, renewals on the rise in the city of Trussville

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat reviewed the success of car tag sales at the October luncheon for the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce. Choat said car tag sales were up over 40% in 2019. 5,132 tags have been sold so far in 2019. That compares to 4,371 from April 2018 - Dec. 2018. Choat said the city doesn’t make much money with car tag sales, but he is thankful ...

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Trussville Gas and Water adding 3 community fountains, upgrading online functions

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE – Trussville Gas and Water is adding three community fountains throughout the city, in order to keep residents hydrated. Three blue fountains will be installed near the Senior Center, at the Veterans Memorial at Civitan Park and near the playground behind the Trussville Public Library. The fountains are equipped with a drinking fountain and a water bottle refill s ...

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Person of interest in Kamille McKinney disappearance freed on bond

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – The man held in connection to the kidnapping of Kamille McKinney was released from the Jefferson County Jail early Thursday morning after posting bail on unrelated charges, Carol Robinson of AL.com reported. Patrick Devone Stallworth’s bond was set at $500,000 on seven unrelated child pornography charges. Stallworth was charged with four counts of posse ...

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Drought worsens across Southeast; 75M affected nationally

By the Associated Press BIRMINGHAM — A drought affecting more than 30 million people across the Southeastern United States is getting worse. The latest assessment from the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows arid conditions are deepening from Alabama to Virginia. Areas that were experiencing a moderate drought are now in a severe or extreme drought despite occasional rain. About 75 million people n ...

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