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Pinson to purchase Old Rock School for $875,000

By Lee Weyhrich The Pinson City Council on Thursday authorized the purchase of the Old Rock School for $875,000. The total purchase price is $325,000 less than the original asking price of $1.2 million and $15,000 more than Solid Rock Church originally paid for the building and Triangle Park in 2004. The deal is contingent on Solid Rock Church’s success in purchasing the New Covenant Fellowship Church prope ...

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Trussville girl, battling leukemia, getting back to normal life

By Gary Lloyd The blue sky is normal. The shining sun is normal. The arching rainbow is normal, and so is the purple flower, the green grass and the red ladybug that walks in that grass. Avery Snuggs, a 5-year-old girl that attends the Wee Center at First Baptist Church Trussville, is getting back to normal. Snuggs has been battling T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since February 2012, when her parents t ...

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Former HTMS site reconsidered for new elementary school

By Scott Buttram The Trussville City Board of Education, along with Mayor Gene Melton and the Trussville City Council, met in a joint work session Monday night to consider the site for a new elementary school and to discuss funding options. The former Hewitt-Trussville Middle School on Parkway Drive is back on the table after being rejected by a steering committee, but this time with a new twist. The buildi ...

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Clay votes for curbside recycling

By Lee Weyhrich The Clay City Council on Monday accepted a bid for garbage pickup that includes curbside recycling . BFI Waste Systems, doing business as Republic Services, was re-awarded the garbage pickup bid over three other bidders. That company is currently the one running garbage pickup for the city. Residents will now pay $13.65 per month, which includes mandatory recycling. Clay residents will keep ...

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Clay annexes Center Point Fire Station 5

By Lee Weyhrich The Clay City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to annex Center Point Fire Station No. 5 into the city of Clay. The station is located at 5470 Chalkville Mountain Road. Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West was at the city council meeting to express his wishes for the station to become part of the city of Clay. Center Point Fire Station No. 4 is located in Clay, at 6411 Clay-Palmerdale ...

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ALDOT announces additional road closures in Trussville

We reported earlier that railroad repairs will close several roads in Trussville beginning next week . This evening, Trussville police announced that Alabama Department of Transportation will also be closing lanes on Highway 11 on Tuesday. ALDOT has planned lane closures for Geotechnical Investigation on Chalkville Road. Trussville – Weather permitting, Tuesday March 5, beginning at 9 a.m., the Alabama Depa ...

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Roads to be closed for railroad repairs

In a statement from the Trussville Police Department residents were notified that Norfolk Southern Railroad has announced that during the month of March railroad crossings in Trussville will be closed for several hours while repairs are being done. Below is a listing of closings: Mary Taylor Rd. March 6, 2013 So. Chalkville Rd. March 7, 2013 City Hall Dr. March 7, 2013 Trussville Springs March 11, 2013 Pray ...

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Jefferson County

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of north Alabama, including Jefferson County for Friday night and Saturday morning. Snow showers are expected to move south overnight Friday with some brief accumulation on grassy areas.  Motorist should use caution on the roadways . ...

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Argo police issue crime alert: Lookout for trio attempting to rob residents

Argo Chief of Police James Downing issued a crime alert Thursday morning and asked the public to be on the lookout for a white van and three individuals suspected of knocking on doors in order to rob residents . "Please be on the lookout for a white male (possibly dressed in a suit) with a white female and black male driving the vehicle," Downing said in the alert. [caption id="attachment_5269" align="align ...

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Trussville woman sentenced in forged check scheme

By Gary Lloyd A Trussville woman involved in a theft scheme using forged checks to buy auto parts was sentenced this week in Jefferson County Circuit Court. Patricia Ann Forest, 57, of Trussville, entered a plea Monday, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Judge Laura Petro sentenced Forest to a 15-year split sentence, with two years to serve in prison, according to the sheriff’s office. [cap ...

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