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Pinson Council renews principal supplement for PVHS with JCBOE

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — The Pinson City Council met at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at Pinson City Hall, after the council previously voted to move the original first Thursday meeting, which would have fallen on the Fourth of July. During the meeting, the council approved a motion to renew its $20,000 principal supplement with the Jefferson Board of Education for Pinson Valley High School. ...

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BREAKING: Body found at Cosby Lake, multiple agencies and technology involved in search

By Erica Thomas and Scott Buttram CLAY -- At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, searchers located a body in Cosby Lake just off of Old Springville Road in Clay. The body has not yet been positively identified, but multiple first responder agencies had been searching for Russell Patterson since Tuesday night. The body was located with a camera brought to the search by the Tallapoosa Police Department. The ...

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Search for missing veteran at Cosby Lake in Clay

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY — Center Point Fire and Rescue have called off a search for a missing man at Cosby Lake in Clay until later Wednesday. The mother of a 36-year-old veteran said her son was kayaking on Tuesday, July 2, when he disappeared. The heartbroken mother said she last spoke to her son, Russell Patterson, on the phone around 6:45 p.m. After he didn't come home for dinner, ...

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Car fire expert called in to investigate cause of Trussville Police SUV fire

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Fire Department called in an independent fire investigator to look into the cause of a fire involving a police SUV, after a crash during a chase. The Trussville Tribune obtained photos showing a Trussville Police SUV moments after it caught fire on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The Trussville Police Department was responding to a report of a carjacking ...

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JEFFERSON COUNTY: Plastic bag with unknown substance found in stomach of inmate who died in custody

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office released preliminary information about an autopsy performed on an inmate that died in jail on Friday, June 28, 2019. "The preliminary autopsy report shows no signs of foul play in Smith's death," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "A ruptured plastic bag containing an unknown substance (believed to be i ...

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ALDOT: Drive safe this Fourth of July holiday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Transportation is asking drivers to use extra precaution while traveling during the Fourth of July. ALDOT will not have any temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after noon on Wednesday, July 3, through midnight, Sunday, July 7. Although ALDOT construction work zones will not be active during the holiday, work zone mat ...

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Police warn of dangers of celebratory gunfire

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Law enforcement agencies across the state are warning about celebratory gunfire this Fourth of July. Celebratory gunfire is illegal, dangerous and damaging to property. In the past, people and animals have been hurt or killed due to people shooting guns towards the sky during holidays such as Independence Day and New Year's Eve. The Birmingham Police De ...

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Clay resident ‘shines a light’ for children of fallen soldiers

By Crystal McGough, copy editor THOMPSONS STATION, Tenn. — As the rest of the United States celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks and entertainment, many of America’s “Gold Star” children, who have lost a parent in military service, will be spending the week at A Soldier’s Child Foundation’s “Journey Camp,” where they will be building relationships and seeking healing with other children on their sam ...

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If it is to be, it is up to me

By David R. Guttery Today, we’re going to examine the ten most important two letter words in the English language.  If it is to be it is up to me.  When I’m coaching a team, I remind my players that 90% of basketball is played between your ears.  Only you have control over your own grey matter.  Therefore, if it is to be (that I control my emotions) it is up to me. We talk about striving for perfection, but ...

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4th of July: Trussville’s Freedom Celebration

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The city of Trussville's Freedom Celebration will be July 4 on the mall in downtown Trussville. Along with live entertainment and local eats, there will be plenty of activities for the whole family, topped off with a fireworks show. The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. Deputy 5 and Act of Congress will be performing throughout the evening. There will be ...

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