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Trussville approves next fiscal year’s budget

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved its budget for the next fiscal year, which runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2014. The “level” budget, as Trussville City Council President Brian Plant called it, projects $33,326,500 in revenues and the same amount in expenditures. The Trussville Police Department projects to have the most expenditures, totaling nearly $6 million. The Trussville Fir ...

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School board OKs 2013-2014 capital plan

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville City Board of Education last week approved its 2013-2014 capital plan. The 16-item capital plan includes items that all likely will exceed $50,000, said Trussville City Schools Facilities Coordinator Barry Davis. The No. 1 item on the capital plan is the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium located near the Trussville Civic Center, where ground was officially broken Wednesday. Trussvil ...

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Center Point Fire, Clay to host Breast Cancer Awareness event

By Gary Lloyd The Center Point Fire District and the city of Clay will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Cosby Lake Park on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a motorcade escorted by the “pink” Jefferson County Sheriff's Office car followed by the Dixie Divas RC and the Red Knights Motorcycle Club. Guest speakers for the afternoon will include Sheriff Mike Hale, Fire Chief ...

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First Revolution Music Festival set for Oct. 2

By Gary Lloyd The first annual Revolution Music Festival is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Palmerdale United Methodist Church. The Rhett Walker Band, Rush of Fools and All Things New will perform as part of the Come To The River Tour, beginning at 7 p.m. The Rhett Walker Band earlier this year was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award. The band’s song “When Mercy Found Me” was nominated for Best Contemporar ...

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Celebration of life Saturday for Brayden Turner

By Gary Lloyd A celebration of life for the 13-year-old Trussville boy who died in an ATV accident Saturday night will be Saturday at Faith Community Fellowship Church in Trussville. The celebration of life ceremony for Brayden Turner will begin at 10 a.m. A candlelight vigil will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. [caption id="attachment_8659" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brayden Joseph Turnerphoto courtesy of Pri ...

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Pinson Valley vs. Hayden: Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action (video)

The Tribune’s newest multimedia addition is “Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action,” which captures the sights, sounds and pageantry of high school football in our area. The fans, the bands and, of course, the game are captured in the video below by Ron Burkett, photographer and videographer for The Tribune. This week's feature game for "Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action" is Pinson Valley against visiting H ...

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Trussville 13-year-old who died in Carrington accident identified

By Gary Lloyd St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the ATV accident  victim in Carrington on Saturday evening as Brayden Joseph Turner, 13, of Trussville. Turner died in an off-road vehicle accident on Carrington Lake Parkway in the Carrington subdivision in Trussville, according to Trussville Fire and Rescue Chief Russell Ledbetter. The teenager was a seventh-grader at Hewitt-Trussville Middl ...

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Missing Trussville teen is home

Michelle Cook, the 16-year old Hewitt-Trussville student who had been missing since Monday night is home and safe her father Andrew Cook reported Sunday morning. Someone saw the flier distributed by volunteers on Saturday morning and notified authorities of her location in Birmingham. The man had seen the flier at a north Birmingham gas station. Cook went to meet Birmingham police officers who had located M ...

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UPDATED: 13-year-old dies in accident on Carrington street

By Gary Lloyd A 13-year-old boy has died in an off-road vehicle accident on Carrington Lake Parkway in the Carrington subdivision in Trussville, according to Trussville Fire and Rescue Chief Russell Ledbetter. Ledbetter said six kids were in a four-seat Polaris off-road vehicle and one died while a 9-year-old girl was transported to an area hospital. The others had minor injuries, Ledbetter said. [caption i ...

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