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Secretary Merrill Administers Absentee Voting Law Updates

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Act 2019-507 became effective Aug. 1, 2019, establishing new requirements for voters casting absentee ballots. A copy of the voters’ valid photo identification must now be submitted along with the absentee ballot application. This will ensure that only eligible voters receive ballots for the election in which they are qualified to vote. Prior to Aug. 1, voters requesting an absentee bal ...

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Car crashes on Old Springville Road in front of Cosby Lake

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY — Center Point Fire and Rescue responded to a single-car crash on Old Springville Road on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 5. The car crashed into a ditch in front of Cosby Lake, in Clay. According to rescue crews, the top of the car had to be cut in order for the driver to be removed. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. No word on the condition of ...

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Families concerned after car break-ins in east Jefferson County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after several car break-ins and a car theft in east Jefferson County. Residents on Cobblestone Drive said at least three cars were broken into and one stolen overnight on July 31. The vehicles were locked and windows were broken. A firearm and keys to the car that was stolen were among items t ...

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50th Anniversary Celebration of Boy Scout Troop 124 in Clay

By Mechell Malone The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. - Baden Powell, Founder of Scouting CLAY — On Aug. 3, 2019, Troop 124 celebrated its 50th Anniversary at their charter organization Faith United Methodist Church of Clay.  There were nearly 100 people in attendance to mark this milestone.  50 years of making a difference in the lives of youth.  Troop 124 origin ...

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Alabama ranked No. 4 for crash fatalities

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — The state of Alabama ranked fourth for the most dangerous state for drivers, in a new study by Esurance. Esurance analyzed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data to uncover where dangers are most prevalent. Alabama had 19.4 crash fatalities per 100,000 residents, according to the study. Furthermore, 27% of Alabama roadway fatalities were du ...

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CPHS Head Coach George Bates to speak at next Center Point Chamber meeting

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT – The Center Point Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next meeting at Center Point City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The guest speaker for the event will be George Bates, head football coach and athletic director for Center Point High School. This is Bates’ second year as head football coach. During his first year, Bates took the Eagles to the second r ...

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POLICE: 17 people arrested in 7 days for shoplifting in Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department published its weekly shoplifting review on Facebook. During the week of July 29 - Aug. 5, 2019, 17 people were taken into custody, suspected of shoplifting. Javon Lacey, Herman Steen, James Brooks, Michae Barnes, Jason Weston, Tiesha Wade, Tiffany Evans, Orlene Hunter, Joanquiere Jenkins, Bethany Cardwell, Beth Pitts, Na ...

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2 attempted ATM thefts in Trussville under investigation

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department is investigating after two attempted ATM thefts over the weekend. The first one happened at the Shell station on South Chalkville Road around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Detective Ben Short said the person left the scene in a small van. “They broke the glass to the door, attempted to steal the ATM,” said Short. “It w ...

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Alabama day cares get licensed under new state requirement

By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than 150 previously unlicensed day cares in Alabama have gotten licensed by the state in order to continue receiving childcare subsidies. A 2018 state law required centers to get licensed by Aug. 1 to continue receiving the payments that help low and moderate-income families pay for childcare. Alabama's Department of Human Resources said there had been 20 ...

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Kirkwood by the River scores 71 on county health food inspection

By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune IRONDALE — Kirkwood by the River Assisted Living Community in Irondale, which according to the Jefferson County Department of Health is located at 3605 Ratliff Road in Irondale, scored a 71 on its July 22 inspection by the Jefferson County Department of Health, according to county documents. Remarks in the county inspection report showed several areas in which Kirkwood by ...

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