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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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Trussville BOE to finalize negotiations with Superintendent

By Crystal McGough The Trussville City Board of Education unanimously passed a motion tonight at its regular monthly board meeting, held at the Hewitt Trussville High School auditorium, authorizing Board President Bill Roberts and Board Attorney Donald B. Sweeney, Jr. to finalize negotiations with Superintendent Suzanne Freeman for a Settlement Agreement for her to step down from her position as Superintend ...

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Trussville BOE, Superintendent close to agreement

The Trussville City Schools board met tonight at the Hewitt Trussville High School auditorium for their regular monthly board meeting. The meeting was attended by several hundred residents and school employees following the fall out in the wake of Dr. Zack Barnes resignation as principal of HTHS. Barnes had been the fourth principal in 7 years at the high school. On the agenda was discussion of superintende ...

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Joy McCain to run for re-election to Pinson City Council

By Crystal McGough Pinson Councilwoman Joy McCain announced Friday that she intends to run for re-election in the Aug. 28 municipal elections. McCain will be running for Place 5 on the council, which is the position she currently holds. “I love my city and want to give back to it, making my city better and safer than it was yesterday,” she said. “Every day, I feel like I have the opportunity to make the cit ...

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John Churchwell announces run for re-election to Pinson City Council

By Crystal McGough Pinson Councilman John Churchwell announced today that he intends to run for re-election to the Pinson City Council in the Aug. 28 municipal election. Churchwell will be running for Place 4 on the council, which is the position he currently holds. “I think that the council has done a good job these last four years and we’ve still got some major projects that we’re dealing with that I woul ...

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Hoyt Sanders announces run for re-election as Pinson Mayor

By Crystal McGough Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders announced today that he intends to run for re-election in August. “We began 8 years ago $9,000 in debt from the incorporation expense in a borrowed building for City Hall,” he said. “To date, we have over 1 million in cash, over 1 million in assets, and…we have approximately 12 months of reserve cash on hand.” Sanders said that the city has made many improvements ...

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Shane Shelnutt will not seek re-election

Crystal McGough Pinson Councilor Shane Shelnutt announced Thursday that he does not intend to seek re-election in August. “I have had an enlightening experience my past eight plus years on the Pinson City Council,” he said. “When I first began on the city council, I thought that government was about implementing the best ideas for the city. I finally realized with this council, it is not about ideas, but ra ...

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