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Tribune unveils new website

By Tribune Staff With over 1.2 million articles read online in the last 13 months and rapidly increasing traffic, The Trussville Tribune staff realized the online version of the newspaper was both a blessing and a curse. Rapid growth and dramatic increases in online traffic led to the change of servers and the website redesign for the newspaper's online home, www.trussvilletribune.com. "It's really interest ...

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Trussville BOE to discuss superintendent contract on Monday

School officials have announced a meeting for Monday morning to discuss Dr. Suzanne Freeman's contract. The short announcement stated, "The Trussville City Board of Education will hold a Called Meeting on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. in the Board Room of Central Office for the purpose of the Superintendent’s Contract." In the monthly meeting held last Monday night, board attorney Donald Sweeney told a ...

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Small Businesses and the Law

By Chesley Payne Small businesses are one of the fundamental foundations of our nation’s economy. A small business is often the result of many years worth of work and dedication by the owner. Therefore, it is important small business owners utilize the services of an attorney to help guide their decisions that may have legal consequences down the road. Among the most common issues faced by any small busines ...

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SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE – Help improve the scenery: “Keep it modest, girlfriend.”

By June Mathews Hey, lady… yeah, you. The one in front of Jimmie and me in the grocery store line last Saturday morning who kept bending over your cart and exposing the top half of your sagging middle-age body clear down to your bellybutton for all the world to see. And while I’m at it, I might as well tell you, those shorts you had on weren’t providing a lot of coverage, either. I hate to be the one to bre ...

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Pinson man victim of phone scam, police warn citizens to be alert

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported today that an 87-year-old man from Pinson was the victim of a telephone scam. The Sheriff’s Department has not released the victim’s name at this time. “(The victim) told deputies that he had received a telephone call from a man that identified himself as being a representative of the United States Embassy in Guadalajara, Mexico,” Sgt. Randy Christian said. ...

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Pinson City Council votes “no” to a motion concerning city expenses

By Crystal McGough The Pinson City Council voted 4-1 last Thursday against a motion made by Councilman Shane Shelnutt concerning city expenses. Shelnutt made the motion that “any motion containing a financial liability to the city…must contain the dollar amount to be incurred, which account…funds will come out of, (and that) the mayor or Financial Committee Chair must certify that the named account has the ...

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Both Legends Smokehouse Locations Close

By Tina Tidmore Legends Smokehouse employees were told on Saturday that they would have the following Monday off. The message on the restaurants’ Facebook page on Saturday had a similar message: “We just wanted to let everyone know that Legends will be closed on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at both the Trussville and Clay locations. We are going to take a holiday due to the fact we were open for the 4th of July, ...

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Dear Editor, It was brought to my attention that someone had already purchased the internet name domain “Ed McGuffie for Mayor.com.  When you go to this website it goes to my opponent’s website. When thinking about the questions I used to use as a criminal investigator, such as who what when where and how?  Before answering these questions let’s explore the reasoning behind this act of underhanded desperati ...

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No change in TCS superintendent status

The Trussville BOE met this morning at 7:00, but the matter of the superintendent's contract was not on the agenda. Last night, the board issued a statement that said this morning's meeting "will notinclude the discussion or approval of the agreement with the superintendent.  Logistics today prevented finalizing the agreement.  There will be an additional Called Meeting with the required 24 hours’ notice wh ...

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Prayer Walk at Cosby Lake honors Clay native battling cancer

By Crystal McGough Over 100 people showed up at Cosby Lake Sunday night to have a “candle light” prayer walk in honor of Clay native Brooke Rodgers. Rodgers, a Clay-Chalkville High School graduate and Miss Clay-Chalkville 1999, was diagnosed on June 22 with Triple Negative Medullary Carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. “This type of breast cancer is only diagnosed in three to five percent ...

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