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Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2019 Argo City Council considers options for Country View Circle From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO — The Argo City Council took in public comments about the possibility of turning Country View Circle into a one-way street. The discussion was prompted by school bus drivers that have See ARGO CITY, Page 2

Clay Council approves proclamations declaring Mike Hale Day, Human Trafficking Awareness Month By Crystal McGough Copy Editor The Clay City Council unanimously approved Proclamation 2019-01 Tuesday night, See CLAY COUNCIL, Page 3

Shooting investigation underway in Grayson Valley From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GRAYSON VALLEY – A shooting investigation is underway in Grayson Valley. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 2:47 p.m. a call was received reporting that a homeowner had been shot in the in the 1800 block of Pebble Lake Drive in the Grayson ValSee SHOOTING, Page 5

Pinson man arrested for allegedly shooting hunting dogs in Chambers County From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CHAMBERS COUNTY — A Pinson man has been arrested in Chambers County for allegedly shooting two hunting dogs just outside the city of LaFaySee PINSON MAN, Page 5

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And they’re off! Pinewood Derby at the Trussville Civic Center By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — Last weekend was race day at the Trussville Civic Center and eager Pinewood Derby enthusiasts had the chance to show off their miniature hot rods starting. This event was a culmination of many weeks of planning and effort that began when members of Cub Scout Troop #316 were given Pinewood Derby car kits, at the end of the Trussville Christmas Parade, by Santa Clause, himself. In the intervening weeks, scouts have spent much of their free time turning blocks of wood into fierce machines capable of incredible scale speeds. They were not alone in their efforts. Many volunteers donated their tools, time, expertise and weekends to assist the scouts in their efforts. One of those volunteers was Rob Letts, the Cubmaster for Pack #216 and a person with a great passion for all things scouting related. As Letts explained, there was a series of workshops, set over

Springville City Council approves $75K for sewer system study By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune

three weekends, where kids were assisted with the construction of their vehicles. “(It was) an opportunity for those that don’t have power tools, or need some guidance on what to do,” Letts said. “Maybe it’s their first Pinewood Derby and they don’t know what to do, so it’s a great opportunity for them to come out, get some fellowship, let the kids kinda get together and have some fun and work on bringing their idea to life for their cars.” On Friday evening before race day, a registration was heldl held and cars were weighed and checked against the height, width and other limitations, and it will be made sure that the vehicles can clear the track and that the wheel base is where it should be. Any vehicles found to be in variance can be taken to a “pit stop” area where adjustments can be made and volunteers will be standing by to provide help in getting the cars up to spec. Once the cars were regis-

SPRINGVILLE – Mayor William Isley and city council members approved expenditure of up to $75,000 for a sewer infrastructure study requested by Earl Peoples, Director of Public Works. The study will involve mapping the existing

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Center Point renames former Civitan Park in honor of Mayor Henderson By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune CENTER POINT — The Center Point City Council renamed the Civitan Park in honor of the mayor on Thursday night. Councilwoman Linda Kennemer made the motion to officially change the name to the Thomas E. Henderson Community Park and Councilman James Howell was the second for the motion. Councilman Terry Leesburg was the only “no” vote on the proposition. It was made clear during the pre-council meeting that Leesburg’s objection was not about the mayor, but rather due to his belief that such honors should be reserved for those that have passed on from this life. Henderson appeared to be moved by the gesture. “Thank you,” Henderson said, “but I don’t think it is deserved.” The council next considered a resolution to extend the contract with Advanced Disposal to March 31. The resolution was approved unanimously.


Clay-Chalkville HS wins big at state convention for scholastic journalism By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune TUSCALOOSA — Every year the Alabama Scholastic Press Association holds a state convention. The purpose of that convention is to teach students, hailing from every corner of the state, about media journalism. It also serves to recognize the achievements

Trussville stabbing suspect formally charged, bond set at $600K From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The man suspected in the stabbing of two Belk security employees on Monday has now been formally charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of first degree robbery, according to Police Lt. Phil Dillon. See STABBING, Page 5

St. Clair Prison escapee captured in Kentucky From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

In other news, Mayor Tom Henderson addressed the council on issues concern-

ing the city, including work that is continuing on the Taco Bell and the work that Buddy

Aydelette is doing to bring new businesses into Center Point.

SPRINGVILLE — A man serving a life sentence who escaped from the St. Clair Correctional Facility on Wednesday has been recaptured in Kentucky. On Wednesday, Corey Aris Davis, 30, escaped from the facility by concealing himself in a furniture See ST. CLAIR, Page 8

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had difficulty traveling on the road with oncoming traffic and vehicles that are sometimes parked in the roadway. Several residents of the road addressed the council and expressed a desire that it remain open to both directions of traffic. “I’m here for the circle,” said Country View Circle resident David Coleman. “I’ve had the land for about 30 years, since ’89. Some places it need to be scraped on the

side, and limbs cut back and vehicles moved over but… there’s not really enough traffic to make it one way I think. And the safety of it…I’ve never seen an accident, or where somebody that had actually turned over or anything…if we could get both edges of the road scraped down, I’d say the weeds cut back then the road would be as wide, basically as it is at the bottom of the hill.” Councilman Gordon Massey suggested a possibility

that was hoped to satisfy the bus drivers and the residents. “How about…Saturday morning you want to meet up there,” Massey said. “And us talk about what we can do to widen everything out, make more room and clean the place up and I’ll bring a bobcat and I know y’all know how to run a chain saw and stuff. We’ll cut limbs back and I’ll push the shoulders back and clean everything up and we’ll try that for a few weeks.”

Massey’s solution was acceptable to the residents and the bus driver in attendance. In other news, Mayor Betty Bradley gave a report to the council. Bradley reminded the council that the mayor’s breakfast was going to be held on Feb. 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Benjammin Sports Grill. The speaker will be Brad Green from Raymond James and he will discuss bonds and how they can impact cities in positive ways.

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tered, they were kept safe until the race. “We’ll have a special rack; all the cars will get placed,” Letts said. “Once the cars are there, nobody touches the cars until race day.” Saturday morning, when the race officials showed up, a final check was made including check test runs on the track to make sure that everything was properly working, including the camera which provided photo finish es. Then, the fun began. “Everybody gets assigned a number,” Letts said. “It gives us a chance to the get the scout’s name and what

they want to call the car for the day, which makes it a lot of fun for us as announcers running the races. “What they’re going to race against is they’re going to race against their peers in the same age group. That puts everybody on an even playing field.” Each group was called to the track when it is their time to participate. The group occupied an area near the track so racers are able to get a very good view of the action. “We’ve got seats flanking both sides so all their family members, all their friends can cheer them on, and their siblings, as well,” Letts said. “So,

it’s a lot of fun.” At the conclusion of group competition, the results were tallied by a computer software. A new race roster was generated with all the firstplace winners, from their respective groups, facing off against each other. In this manner, the scouting pack will be able to produce an overall first, second and third place winner. Winning, however, is only part of the fun. “Every child will receive a custom Pack #216 derby patch for the year, and our theme this year is grease monkeys,” Letts said. “Those (are) official


BSA patches and they get approved by BSA National. It is really cool to know that as a unit level, we can have BSA approved patches made and created. Each child will get a certificate, as well.” Winning the race is also not the only way to secure recognition at the Pinewood Derby. Special judges will select cars from a number of categories for recognition. Categories such as “most patriotic” and “most likely to win Motor Trend’s Car of the Year” can also net a young racer a special award. Judges will also grant an award and a trophy for “Most Original Car.”

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“The response is very good. People like it. When somebody comes once, they come back.” La Cabanita also offers desserts such as sopapilla and fried ice cream. For those needing a little afternoon pick-me-up, La Cabanita has happy hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., during which the small lime margaritas are $2.99. La Cabanita is located at 6468 Highway 11 in Springville. They are open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Their telephone number is (205) 452-2371.

SPRINGVILLE — Residents of St. Clair County with a hankering for authentic Mexican cuisine are in for a treat when they give a visit to La Cabanita in Springville. La Cabanita offers a number of dishes including vegetarian plates, fajitas, quesadillas, and specialties such as the La Costa Dinner, which is a grilled chicken breast topped with shrimp, covered in a special mushroom sauce and served with rice and beans. “Everyone come and we will try to cater to them,” said manager Humberto Garcia.

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Dramatized by Christopher Sergel Directed by Michael R. Bridges Efficiency engineer, Frank Gilbreth, is an unusual parent. Frank takes every opportunity, while raising his twelve children, to study motion and increase efficiency. But his unorthodox methods don’t always achieve the desired effect,

as it causes continual clashes between the children and himself, not to mention the loss of several potential boyfriends. Oldest daughter, Ann rebells, but the children soon learn to appreciate all that they have. Performance Dates: February 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:00pm February 17 and 24 at 2:30pm

had the opportunity to sit with some of the students who were running for the Youth of the Year Award and I was totally impressed with the quality of those students and the maturity. I asked one of the candidates, ‘So, what does the Boys & Girls Club mean to you?’ And he said, ‘It means everything to me.’ There was no hesitation. There was no pause whatsoever.” Locke added that the Boys & Girls Club can always benefit from volunteers and donations, and he invited members of the community to get involved. In other city news, the council unanimously passed Resolution 2019-02, “A Resolution to Condemn and Authorize Demolition of Unsafe Buildings and/or Structures” at 7153 Cabin Lane, Pinson, AL 35126. According to the resolution, “the Building Inspector

has investigated the property… and have determined that said building is dangerous, unsanitary, and unsafe as described in Ordinance 2005-57, and recommends demolition of said structure.” Prior to voting on the resolution, the council held a public hearing at which no one spoke. The resolution added that the city plans to open bids for the demolition on Feb. 26, 2019. “You’ve got three of us here from that street, and we all would be just tickled pink to see the thing go,” citizen Harvey Watwood said during Public Comments. “So we’ll just hope…the sooner the better, as far as I’m concerned.” The next Clay City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., immediately following a pre-council meeting at 6 p.m.

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Mayor Charles Webster presents Proclamation 201902 to Kala Blakely of the Junior League of Birmingham. Photo credit: Crystal McGough

designating Jan. 22, 2019, “Mike Hale Day,” in honor of former Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale. According to the proclamation, Hale has served in law en-

forcement in Jefferson County for over 46 years and was elected sheriff in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. “Mike Hale and his wife, Diana, have been residents of the City of Clay since 1990, and the City Council of the City of Clay is proud to recognize the achievements of the citizens of the community,” the proclamation said. “Throughout his tenure as Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale created the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer Division, Contract Deputy Program, Metro Area Crime Center, Identity Theft Unit, aggressively fought to strengthen sex offender laws, and committed personnel to a Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force… “Under the leadership of Mike Hale the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has seen tremendous staff diversification to better reflect the residents it

serves… “(And) there has been a 30% reduction in violent crime, a 30% reduction in burglaries, a 28% reduction in thefts, and a 23% reduction of overall crime during Mike Hale’s last term as Sheriff.” According to the proclamation, Hale retires from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office this month. The council also passed Proclamation 2019-02, proclaiming January 2019 as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month.” “The City of Clay, Alabama is committed to ensuring that our community remains on the front lines in combating this deplorable crime…,” the proclamation said. “The first step in eliminating human trafficking is to educate others. We must work to ensure that all our residents are aware of this problem

and how to spot it. We must work together as a community so that human traffickers are punished and to protect and assist their victims.” During Mayor and Council Comments, Councilor Don Baker made a statement regarding the recently fallen Birmingham Police Sgt. Wyt Carter. “I don’t think we’ve had a chance to meet since the police officer in Birmingham was shot,” Baker said. “My thoughts and prayers and condolences, and I’m sure as the council goes, is for the city of Birmingham Police Department and the family, and all those that he touched.” Additionally, Councilor Dennis Locke wanted to remind citizens that the John A. Williamson Boys & Girls Club is a “great resource” in Clay. “They do a tremendous job over there,” Locke said. “I

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of media journalism students from all across Alabama. Among the big winners at this year’s event, held on Jan. 18 at the Ferguson Center on the University of Alabama Campus, was the journalism program from Clay-Chalkville High School. The high school’s television network (CCN-TV) received the All-Alabama Award. This award is the highest rating a program can win in the category of broadcast journalism. In addition, six Clay-Chalkville seniors were recognized with the Alex House Journalism Sustainability Award. This recognition comes for the significant achievement of starting the broadcast program only two years ago. CCHS also won the Spirit Award, which is an honor that goes to the school that shows the most enthusiasm and participation during the sessions. A number of the awards bestowed upon CCHS were for personal achieve-

ments, including four first place prizes. “Most of our awards came from the Contest & Critique competitions,” said Broadcast Journalism teacher Abby Jaillet. “For Contest & Critique, students had to submit videos or mini-portfolios of their work back in December to be evaluated by ASPA judges. These videos could be for different categories, such as editing, videography, news reporting and more. We also submitted three videos to be considered for our overall broadcast evaluation. This overall evaluation was what earned us the ranking of All-Alabama.” One award went a faculty member. CCHS Principal Michael Lee won the Larry Hayne’s Administrator of the Year Award, which is an award designed to recognize exceptional dedication to supporting and advancing a school’s journalism programs. “Mr. Lee has been instru-

mental at getting this program off the ground, and has supported us every step of the way since,” Jaillet said. “It was actually his idea to start the program two years ago after touring other schools that had successful broadcast/ media journalism programs. Since then, he has always looked for community projects that we can work on and, as the program has grown, he has provided us with funding to purchase necessary equipment and go on trips such as the ASPA State Convention trip. We are so thankful to have a principal that is such an advocate for scholastic journalism!” The state convention does more than just recognize the achievements of the past. It is also keen to prepare students for the future. “These sessions provide students (and teachers!) with the opportunity to learn about everything from writing tips, broadcast presentation, and

photography skills from industry professionals and college professors,” Jaillet said. “There are also several competitions that students can compete in at State Convention. Some of the competitions are on-site, meaning they take place at the convention. This year, we had several students compete in on-site competitions for news and anchoring. For this competition, students were taken to the Digital Media Center inside Bryant Denny Stadium, where they got to read several news stories off of a teleprompter while sitting behind a real anchor desk. We also had two students compete in the broadcast stand up package competition, which required them to conduct an interview of the convention’s keynote speaker, shoot b-roll footage, and edit a broadcast package in less than two hours. “Many of our students are interested in pursuing a career in journalism or digital media. We have almost 10 seniors that

CITY COUNCIL, from front page

system, as well as identifying and recommending resolution for any infiltration in the system. The information gathered will ideally also clarify specific enhancements needed to meet the demands of the city’s growing residential and commercial population.

The council also approved an updated Community Safe Room Shelter Operation Plan. Originally adopted in February 2008, the plan is updated in compliance with the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to reflect action plans for the current shelters at 585 Village Springs Road

and 210 Walker Drive. The plan also reflects necessary actions for the shelter located at 370 Springville Station Blvd., scheduled to be complete in 2019. The council also approved $995 sponsorship of

city map / resource guide and $2,437 to Tire Tech for Public Works vehicle repair. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the council will be Monday, Feb. 4 at 6:00 p.m., with a preceding workshop at 5:30 p.m.

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will be graduating in May, and at least five of them plan to major in Journalism in college.” Individual Alabama Scholastic Press State Convention Award winners from CCHS were: Second Place On-Site News Anchor – Sara Tolar Third Place On-Site Sports Anchor – Jailyn Walton Honorable Mention Sports Anchor – Darius Bourdeaux and Jordan Allen Second Place Spot News Coverage – Sara Tolar First Place Videography – Laura Fecanin and Lauren Wright

Honorable Mention Editing – Sara Tolar Third Place Editing – Laura Fecanin First Place Editing – Veronica Rowan Third Place Sports Story – Jailyn Walton and Chase Williams First Place Sports Story – Lauren Wright First Place News Story/ Reporting – Sara Tolar and Laura Fecanin Honorable Mention Creative – Sara Tolar and Laura Fecanin Second Place Creative – Lauren Wright

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Trussville chamber announces 10th annual food drive to benefit T.E.A.M. From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE, AL – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce T.E.A.M.’s annual community-wide food drive to be held in February. The 10th annual “Love Your Neighbor” food drive will be held in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. Collection points will be manned at various locations and times during the week of February 14. A kick-off will be held on Saturday, February 9, from 8 – 11 a.m. at Great Harvest

Bread (218 Main Street) in Trussville. Volunteers are expected to be on-hand at the kickoff to greet contributors. T.E.A.M. volunteer Melissa Williamson says, “For the past nine years, we’ve used the Valentine’s Day theme of love to remind people to ‘love their neighbor’ and to help those in need.” T.E.A.M., or Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry, assists those in the immediate Trussville area who are in need of food, clothing, and other necessities during difficult financial times. Melissa also says, “Many people think of help-

ing others during the holidays but they sometimes forget that some people need help all during the year. We hope this food drive will bring an awareness to donate these items all year long.” Volunteers hope to capitalize on the success of previous years’ food drives. Area schools have been instrumental in the food drive. Several companies also sent monetary donations to T.E.A.M. This year’s goal is to collect enough non-perishable items to help T.E.A.M. provide food until the fall.

Specific items which are particularly needed include canned meat and fish, canned fruit, pasta, cooking oil, flour, corn meal, sugar, dried beans, cereal, breakfast food, peanut butter, jelly, saltines, and mac & cheese. Area churches which participate as T.E.A.M. members include Clear Branch United Methodist Church, Deerfoot Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Trussville, First Methodist Church of Trussville, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and Cahaba Springs

Robert Anthony Frye is charged with attempted murder and robbery in Trussville. Photo via JCSO

his gun and pursued the suspect until the suspect jumped a

the building to drop off donations.) Their hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. You may leave a message for T.E.A.M. at (205) 661-5039. Member churches share the expenses of T.E.A.M., supplemented with donations from individuals and community and civic organizations. For more information on the chamber, please visit www.trussvillechamber.com, call 655-7535, ‘like’ us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram.

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Trussville Police sought the warrants on Tuesady. Robert Anthony Frye, 55, of Childersburg, the man arrested in the incident, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $600,000. Frye was arrested after two security personnel were stabbed while attempting to stop Frye after he left the Belk store on Monday. A customer witnessed the attack in the parking and drew

Presbyterian Church, and Holy Infant of Prague Catholic Church. Drop-off locations include participating T.E.A.M. churches (listed above), the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, many Trussville area businesses, and T.E.A.M. Most of the participating churches will also conduct drives on Sunday, February 10, and Sunday, February 17. You may also leave donations at the T.E.A.M. location any time. T.E.A.M. is located at 147 Chalkville Road in Trussville. (Please drive to the rear of

fence between the Pinnacle and Interstate 59. Trussville Police took Frye into custody after a short pursuit. The two store employees were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries by Trussville Fire and Rescue. According to court documents, Frye has a lengthy criminal history with multiple felony arrests dating back to a theft of property charge in 1993.

ley community. Law enforcement said that the homeowner came home and confronted two men as they were leaving his residence. As a result of the confrontation the

homeowner was shot. Authorities said that the homeowner ran to a neighbor’s house to request help and the two suspects fled on foot. Neighbors gave a description

dog died and the other was taken to a veterinarian and ultimately had a leg amputated. Conservation Officer John Davidson and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident. Green turned him-

self in on Friday. “This is not something we are going to tolerate in Chambers County,” Gillenwaters told the TimesNews. “Just because a dog is on your property, it doesn’t mean you can kill them.”

of the men and deputies are actively searching for them. According to officials, the homeowner was transported to the hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time. It is possible that the intruders had a vehicle nearby. There is evidence on the scene that could lead to the identification of the offenders, according to the sheriff’s department .

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ette. David Green, 47, of Pinson, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and third degree theft, a felony, according to the Valley Times-News. The newspaper reported

that the alleged incident occurred on Jan. 12 near the Ridge Grove Hunting Club. Joey Gillenwaters, president of the Chambers County Alabama Dog Hunters Association, told the Times-News that the dog owner was hunting

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Alabama sports hall of fame honors cecil hurt 2019 mel allen media award BIRMINGHAM – The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Cecil Hurt will be recognized as the 2019 Mel Allen Media Award recipient at the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 51st Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Cecil Hurt has covered Alabama football and basketball for The Tuscaloosa News since September 1982. Prior to starting full-time at The News, he worked with the UA athletic department as an un-

dergraduate starting in 1977 and covered numerous events as a stringer before receiving his degree in English Literature in 1981. He has won over 100 professional writing awards including three New York Times’ Chairman’s

Awards, two NWSA Alabama Sportswriter of the Year Awards (including 2018) and shared a staff Pulitzer Prize in 2011 as of the Tuscaloosa News coverage of deadly tornadoes that struck the area that year. He is the author of "Tradition: The Pride of Bryant-Denny." (2008). He has been an annual selection of Athlon's "100 College Football Twitter Accounts You Must Follow" since the list's 2012 inception. Hurt was born in Tuscaloosa and attended high school at Butler High in Huntsville.

Councilor Crystal Smitherman looks for solutions to fix flooding issues BIRMINGHAM -In stunning footage that appeared on national television this week, drivers on Sixth Ave. South were stranded and vehicles were partially submerged during recent heavy rains. Councilor Crystal Smitherman, who represents area where the flooding occurred, said she is determined to see the issue resolved. Problems stemming from deteriorating infrastructure, such as road flooding, dangerous railroad crossings and bridges in disrepair, have been impacting

residents for years in District 6. Smitherman has made it one of her goals to advocate for improvements to the existing infrastructure. “We have a responsibility as city leaders to make sure our roads are safe for everyone living and traveling through Birmingham,” Smitherman said. “I’ve had to drive through this when it was flooded and it’s not a safe situation for people on the roads.” The flooding has been primarily caused by clogged storm drains in the area,

Smitherman explained. In order to fix this issue, Smitherman is looking for ways to use District 6 Public Improvement funds to pay for storm drains to be cleared of any rubbish. “We want to get this fixed as soon as possible,” Smitherman said, adding her office is currently looking at street flooding studies completed by the City of Birmingham’s Planning and Engineering Department for ways to fix the issue and prevent similar problems from happening in the future.

He joins a distinguished list of others who have been honored by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame as Mel Allen Media Award recipients. They are: John Pruett (2014), George Smith (2014), Tom Roberts (2015), and Ron Ingram (2017). The 51st Induction Banquet and Ceremony will be held in the Birmingham Ballroom, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. For more information please contact the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum at (205) 323-6665.

Attorney General files motion to stay Jefferson County Circuit Court ruling against Alabama Memorial Preservation Act

MONTGOMERY -- Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the State of Alabama has filed a motion to stay a January 14, 2019, Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment declaring the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional. The motion to stay, filed Friday morning in Jefferson County Circuit Court, seeks to preserve the status quo condition of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham pending the State of Alabama’s appeal of the Court decision to the Alabama Supreme Court. “We believe the Court’s decision against the Memorial Preservation Act will be over-

Washington — Congressman Mo Brooks (AL05) announced his reappointment in the 116th Congress to the influential Science, Space, and Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over all NASA programs. Brooks’ seniority improves to #2 out of 15 Republican members on the Science, Space and Technology Committee. “I am pleased to be chosen to continue on the influential Science, Space, and Technology Committee despite cuts to Republican

membership because of the move from majority to minority status,” Brooks said. "I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to advance America’s preeminence in space and protect and promote the Marshall Space Flight Center’s role in scientific advancements.” “According to NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center is directly or indirectly responsible for more than 24,500 Tennessee Valley jobs that contribute roughly $82 million in state and

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turned due to the fact that it incorrectly assigns the right of free speech to a government subdivision (the City of Birmingham),” said Attorney General Marshall. “Federal constitutional law, recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court for over 100 years, is clear that ‘…a political subdivision, created by the state for the better ordering of government, has no privileges or immunities under the federal constitution which it may invoke in opposition to the will of its creator.’” Attorney General Marshall previously filed a notice of appeal of the court ruling with the Alabama Supreme Court on January 17, 2019.

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2019 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest now open Contest ending after its 40th year

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is now accepting entries for the 2019 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest. The winning artwork will be featured as the design of the 2020-21 stamp. The Alabama stamp is currently required for all licensed hunters when hunting migratory waterfowl in the state. Revenue from the sale of the stamp is used to purchase, establish or improve migratory waterfowl habitat. The competition is open to resident Alabama artists only. Only original horizontal artworks depicting a species of North American migratory duck or goose will be eligible. The Canada Goose, American Green-winged Teal, and Wood Duck -- depicted in the winning artwork of the three previous years’ contests -- are not eligible as the subject for the 202021 waterfowl stamp. Entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2019.

Judging criteria will emphasize uncluttered design suitable for printing as a stamp, anatomical accuracy of the illustrated species, and artistic rendering. Close attention must be given to tone and detail, since those aspects are prerequisites for printing artwork as a stamp. Wing and feather construction must be particularly well defined. Entries may be drawn or painted in any medium. Entries cannot exceed 9 by 12 inches (15 by 18 inches matted). The contest winner will be announced in March 2019. Revenue generated from the sale of the 2019 waterfowl stamp will continue to work towards benefitting waterfowl and their associated habitats. However, following this year’s contest, the State will be transitioning from the physical stamp to a license privilege and the contest will be discontinued. “With the implementation of the lifetime waterfowl stamp and the added waterfowl stamp privilege section on the regular hunting license,

the number of individuals wanting the physical stamp has continued to decline,” said Seth Maddox, WFF Migratory Game Bird Coordinator. “Declining demand for the actual stamp combined with a decreased participation in the art contest has made it cost prohibitive to continue creating a physical stamp or conduct the contest. Funds generated by the license privilege will provide the same benefits to Alabama’s waterfowl as the funds generated by the sale of the actual stamp.” Complete contest rules and entry forms for the 2019 contest

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies set to receive raises From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — Raises are on the way for deputies in Jefferson County. According to officials, Sheriff Mark Pettaway met with the Jefferson County Commission on Friday to gain final approval for a five

percent cost of living raise for Jefferson County deputies. The commission approved the raises. This raise will allow for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to be competitive with surrounding agencies, according to officials. Officials also said that this raise will make it possible to recruit and retain

are available online at www.outdooralabama.com/programs/ waterfowl-stamp-art-contest-ruless. Artists may also receive an entry form by emailing Seth Maddox at seth.maddox@ dcnr.alabama.gov, or by calling 334-242-3469. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

Bridge maintenance on I-459 North in Trussville From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation will be performing maintenance on a bridge mounted conduit on I-459 North between Bessemer and Trussville. The maintenance was slated to begin on Monday and continue to Friday, if the weather permits. According to ALDOT, the conduit maintenance will require the outside (right) lane and shoulder of I-459 to be

closed in the area of work. Following completion of work in the northbound lane, work will continue in the northbound lane at other bridges in a similar manner. Travel lanes will be closed no earlier than 8 p.m. nightly and re-opened to traffic no later than 5 a.m. the following morning, said ALDOT. Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area

Jeff Bezos’ new rocket factory breaks ground in Huntsville From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HUNTSVILLE — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, a company that produces rockets and is looking to get into private space travel, is breaking ground on a new plant in Huntsville on Friday. The factory will produce a Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine. This engine will be the power plant for a couple of rocket

ships, including Blue Origin’s proposed next-gen New Glenn rocket, according to WVTM. The BE-4 engine uses combustion principles with liquefied natural gas serving as fuel and liquid oxygen as the oxidizer. WVTM reported that the factory will employee around 340 individuals and cost approximately $200 million to construct.

Alabama adds Birmingham, Mobile to 50th Anniversary tour From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

quality personnel. The raise is set to go into effect on April 1.

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TRUSSVILLE — In December, country music super group Alabama announced they would celebrate their 50th anniversary with a 2019 tour, but one thing was missing: an appearance in their home state. Now, that has changed with the band scheduling two shows

in Alabama. The Orange Beach show will be on May 9 at the Wharf Amphitheater and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Birmingham show is set for Oct. 4 at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC starting at 7 p.m. Ticket prices will range from $41.75 to $131.75 in Birmingham and $25 to $89.50 in Orange Beach. There will be additional service fees and ticket

prices could be higher due to resale. Tickets went on sale Friday. Cousins Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook began as Wildcountry in 1969 in Fort Payne. The band changed their name to Alabama in 1977. The group has sold over 75 million records and has 33 number one singles, including a record 21 number one hits in a row.


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Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2019

President announces Trump adviser Roger Stone arrested by the FBI that government to be temporarily reopened From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

From The Trussville Tribune WASHINGTON — In a speech from the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump announced that a deal had been reached to

temporarily reopen the government from the partial shutdown. “In a short while, I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks, until Feb. 15,” Trump said.

The president stated that federal employees who have been furloughed will receive backpay as soon as possible. “It will happen fast,” Trump said.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Roger Stone, 66, was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday morning, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Stone has been a longtime advisor to President Donald Trump.

The arrest follows an indictment provided by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia, on Thursday The Department of Justice is reporting that the indictment, which was unsealed upon Stone’s arrest, contains seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.

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U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (AL) rips Pelosi, says Trump should deliver SOTU address from border From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WASHINGTON D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama ripped Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s decision to withdraw the invitation for President Donald Trump to deliver the State of

the Union address from the House chamber. “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s first-time-in-history cancellation of a president’s State of the Union address shows how radical and hyper-partisan the Democrats have become and undermines bipartisanship at a time America needs it the most,”

Brooks said. “This unprecedented attempt to muffle the President may appease the radical, Socialist base of the Democrat Party, but it hurts America and symbolizes how dysfunctional a Socialist Democrat House of Representatives has made Washington.” Brooks condemned Pe-

Irondale man charged with manslaughter for crash that killed a 73-year-old woman From The Trussville Tribune JEFFERSON COUNTY — An Irondale man was booked into the Jefferson County Jail for charges of manslaughter on Thursday. The charges stem from a June 7 incident that led to the death of Billie Bratcher Prewitt, 73, of Maylene. It is alleged that while traveling north on I-459, Prewit came to an exit on Grants Mill Road where there was a right of way and pulled out in

front of an oncoming car that police said was going 82 mph. Police reported that George Camille Sallahlembou was the driver of the speeding vehicle. According to court documents, Sallahlembou was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on Aug. 24. The grand jury noted that Sallahlembou was “driving in excess of 80 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone.” According to jail documents, Sallahlembou was booked into the facility on

losi’s actions as a “partisan, childish, and radical political stunt.” Last week, Brooks was one of 29 U.S. representatives that urged Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to invite Trump to deliver the address in the Senate chamber. On

Wednesday, Brooks said if the Senate wasn’t available, the president should deliver the address from a border state. “I urge President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in a state that borders Mexico as that symbolism will help President Trump communicate to

the American people about Democrat efforts to protect illegal aliens and promote open borders no matter how many dead Americans result from Democrat obstructionism, and no matter how long the resulting partial government shutdown may last,” Brooks said.

79-year-old man killed in Etowah County crash From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ETOWAH COUNTY — A two-vehicle crash at 6:30 a.m. on Friday has claimed the life of an Attalla man. Robert Lowell Hyland,

79, was killed when the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu he was driving collided with a 2016 Volvo Tractor-Trailer. Hyland was airlifted to Gadsden Regional Hospital where he later died. The driver of the Volvo

was not injured. The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 77 two miles west of Attalla. No further information is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

ST. CLAIR, from front page

Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Jail

Thursday at 5:27 p.m. His bond amount is set at $30,000.

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January 28 I Got A Ukulele For Christmas, Now What? Uke-A-Ladies Meet Up (Jam Sessions)All ages. Don’t be shy! If you’re a Female Ukulele and or Guitar Enthusiast who’s looking for a safe laid-back environment to play music, then this meet up is for you! We meet at the Trussville Public Library on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30pm. All you need is a Ukule-le/Guitar and the desire to have fun. The structure will be friendly and welcoming. If you are not experienced or do not own a Ukulele yet, let us know! The library will provide a loaner ukulele. I will have chord charts and sheet music projected onto the big screen TV. We’ll have fun with youtube play-a-longs as well. You can bring your own favorite music to share with us too. We’ll teach each other! All skill levels are welcome. So, grab your uke and come have fun with us. There’s no cost to join the Uke-A-Ladies. Visit our site for more info about our meet ups. https://www.facebook.com/trussvilleukealadies. tamidalton If you have any questions contact me, Tami Dalton: tamurai@ mindspring.com January 28 Bolton Book Club Adult Book Club – each month we will read a selection (fiction or non-fiction) and dis-cuss. For the January meeting, we will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Contact the Adult Dept. if you need assistance getting the book (also available in Large Print, audiobook, and ebook formats) Register here: http://www. trussvillelibrary.com/adult/adultevents/. Call 655-2022 for more information. January 29 Comprehensive Diabetes Education If you have diabetes, this seminar at St. Vincent’s Trussville is a must. A physician’s referral

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February 26 Comprehensive Diabetes Education If you have diabetes, this seminar at St. Vincent’s Trussville is a must. A physician’s referral is required. Pre-assessments are given proceeding the class time. Please call 939-7248 to register. March 2 Mardi Gras Fiesta Please join us for a “Mardi Gras Fiesta” celebration!! The Traylor 8-Piece Band will be performing at Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant in Odenville. Gather up your purple, gold or green for a special evening of Music, Dinner and Dancing!! Band starts at 6pm -9pm. 170 Council Drive Odenville, Al. 35120 (205) 629-3136 March 16 Red Shoe Run Join us on March 16, 2019 at the 15th Annual Red Shoe Run benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama! The Red Shoe Run will include a Rockin’ 5K course, 1 Mile course, and a celebratory block party following the run/walk. The event will be held in beautiful Downtown Birmingham, starting and ending just outside the Ronald McDonald House. Get your team together and register to walk, run, and fund-raise at https:// www.redshoerun-bham.org/. Event begins at 8 a.m. ONGOING Georgiana Davis Masonic Lodge Georgiana Davis Masonic Lodge No. 338 in Trussville meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd/4th

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O b i t u a ry

James Jacobson september

19, 1934 ~ january 19, 2019 (age 84)

James E. Jacobson, 84, of Birmingham, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. He was born in Mobile and was a graduate of Murphy High School. He married the former Diana Tremer, also of Mobile, in 1956. He joined The Birmingham News in 1959 after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from The University of Alabama. During his career as a reporter and editorial writer, he covered national political conventions, presidential campaigns, and civil rights, and had overseas assignments including the Middle East and war correspondence from Vietnam. He was editorial page editor and then managing editor before becoming editor of The News in 1978, serving in that position until his retirement in 1997. As editor, he was responsible for both news coverage and editorial commentary in Alabama’s largest newspaper. Under his editorial guidance The News received a Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing in 1991 for a series of editorials on the need for tax reform in Alabama. Mr. Ja-cobson received numerous journalism awards, including induction into The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences Communication Hall of Fame in 2011. Mr. Jacobson was active with Leadership Birmingham, Leadership Alabama, the Salvation Army, and the United Way of Central Alabama, and was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana. He is survived by children James. E. Jacobson Jr. (Laura), Jennifer Jo Jacobson (Joey Richey), Jay Alan Jacobson (Jennifer S.), and Jayna P. Lamar (Jim Busby); siblings John, Phillip, Paul, Richard, and Lois Ezelle, and Frances Babb; grandchildren Leigh Jacobson, John C. Jacobson (Miho), Sarah Schaefers (Andrew), William A. Jacobson (Rebecca), Hannah Campbell (Elijah), Jackson Lamar, and Franklin Lamar; and great-grandchildren Jennifer T. Jacobson, Addison C. Schaefers, John C. Jacobson Jr., Sebastian M. Jacobson, and Elias E. Campbell. The family will receive visitors at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville on Friday, Jan. 25, from 5-7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Birmingham, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m., followed by private graveside service. Memorial may be made to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (www.alzca.org) and the Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation (www.alabamapress.org ), or a charity of your choice.

Merle Ballenger september

18, 1924 ~ january 19, 2019 (age 94)

Mr. Merle Ballenger, 94, of Birmingham passed away on January 19, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Polly Ray Ballenger; children, Curtis Ballenger and Diane Hardman; grandchild, Darren Hardman and Dawn Hardman; and great-grandchild, Drew Hardman. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville. The funeral service will begin from the funeral home chapel at 12:00pm with James Langston officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.

Susie Ann Ronilo october

17, 1928 ~ january 24, 2019 (age 90)

Susie Ann Nix Ronilo of Trussville passed away peacefully at home after recently celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born and raised in Wylam and graduated from Ensley High School in 1946 at the age of 17. She went on to attend the University of Alabama with plans to major in Music but left in 1947 to marry the love of her life, John Ronilo. They remained married for 62 ½ years until John’s death in 2009. John and Susie were longtime residents of Ensley, where they raised their two daughters, Susan and Stephanie. Many recall Susie always opening up the Ronilo home to the neighborhood, especially to share her delicious cooking. She was a homemaker while her daughters were in school, and she volunteered at Baker Elementary raising donations for the annual Fall Festival, teaching reading to first time readers and playing piano for the music teacher. Susie served in many capacities in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Baker Elementary and Ensley High School and served as the Birmingham City Schools PTA president in 1973. She also studied Parliamentary procedure and served this role in several organizations. After Susie’s daughters were grown, she took a position with Am-South Bank, working at both the Fairfield and Riverchasebranches. While working, Susie pursued her long-time dream of receiving a college degree. Susie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Samford University in 1992, graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Susie was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and held positions in her churches as Deacon, Elder and Stewardship Co-Chair. She was a Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school leader, and sang in the church choirs for over 50 years. Susie will always be remembered for her incredibly beautiful singing voice. She completed an independent study in Voice and Latin, served as a soloist at innumerable weddings, funerals and other events, and was member of the Mother Singers’. Susie enjoyed musical theater, sewing beautiful clothing, teaching piano lessons and gardening. She always had a gallon of fresh sweet tea ready for guests. She made some of the best fried pies, fried chicken and peach cobbler that would make any Southerner proud. She also loved spending time with family and friends at their place on Smith Lake. Susie had devotion to all children and delighted in being a grandmother. She will be remembered for her exceptionally kind spirit and a smile that would light up a room. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Susie is preceded in death by her husband John Ronilo of Birmingham, her parents O.C. Nix, Sr. and Elizabeth Linder Nix, brother O.C. Nix, Jr., all of Shady Grove, AL, and her son-in-law Mike Caraway of Trussville. She is survived by daughters Susan R. Caraway of Trussville and Stephanie R. Earley (Bobby) of Alpharetta, GA; Five grandchildren: Holly Caraway and her fiancé Thomson McCorkle of Montgomery; Lauren Caraway Winstead and husband Rees of Austin, TX; Rachel Earley Carter and husband Nick of LaGrange, GA; John Michael Caraway of Austin, TX; and Kayley E. Earley of Denver, CO; and four great grandchildren: Kara and Ava Carterand Jack and Owen Winstead. The family wants to extend a special thanks to Janice White, Kay Pevoto, and Dr. Nancy Pajaro for their devotion and care. In addition, thanks to all of those at Amedisys for hospice and medical care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Presbyterian Home for Children, PO Drawer 577, Talladega, AL 35161-9975 or www.phfc.org.

Willie Ruth Horsley august

8, 1922 ~ january 19, 2019 (age 96)

Willie Ruth Horsley, age 96, of Birmingham went home to be with her Lord on January 19, 2019. Born August 8, 1922, to John and Letha Deloach, she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother John Deloach, her husband of 72 years Rev. Ethridge D. Horsley, and daughter-in-law Elaine Horsley. She is survived by her sons, Rick Horsley, Bobby Horsley (Connie), and Don Horsley (Gloria). Known as Merner to her grandchildren, she leaves behind seven grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. As a faithful pastor’s wife, she labored alongside her husband in numerous ways at each of the churches they served. She could be found working with babies, senior adults, and everything in between. The thing she loved most, however, was music. Whether singing in the choir or playing the piano with family gathered around, there was always a song in her heart and music in the air. This same love of music was instilled in many of her children and grandchildren. After her husband’s retirement from the ministry, she continued to use her musical gifts in the choir at South Roebuck Baptist Church, until she could physically no longer attend. But she never quit singing. She will be missed greatly by her family and her many friends. She was a wonderful Mom and grandmother, who loved her Lord and all of her family unconditionally. We were blessed to be able to call her “Mom” and “Merner. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, January 23, at 10am at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville.

William Graham september

17, 1946 ~ january 24, 2019 (age 72)

Mr. William Graham, 72, of Clay passed away on January 24, 2019. He is a retired truck driver with Gardner Asphalt and an avid Auburn football fan. Most importantly, he adored his children and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Anna Margaret Graham; and sister, Ginny Graham. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cindy Davis Graham; children, Dr. Vicki Muth (Brian), Tommy Graham (Nicole), and Michael Graham; and grandchildren, Aaron, Noah, Lizzy, Aiden, and Andrew. A visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Eastside Baptist Church. The memorial service will follow at 6:00pm.

James Richard Mordecai III 10, 1987 ~ january 19, 2019 (age 31) october

James Richard Mordecai III, age 31 of Birmingham, passed away January 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his cousin Jason McDanal. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, at 6:30pm with visitation from 5pm until service time. He is survived by his mother JoAnn Moore, grandparents Jesse and Betty Moore, brothers Jesse (Brittany), and Joe Mordecai, nephew Hunter Mordecai, aunts Sharon Horton, uncle Brian Moore (Joy), cousins Chase Horton, Patrick Hilburn (Erica), Jameson Hilburn, and Luke Hilburn.

James E. Jacobson

84, of Birmingham, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. He was born in Mobile and was a graduate of Murphy High School. He married the former Diana Tremer, also of Mobile, in 1956. Jacobson joined The Birmingham News in 1959 after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from The University of Alabama, where he was the editor of the student newspaper, The Crimson White. During his career as a reporter and editorial writer, he covered national political conventions, presidential campaigns, civil rights, and had overseas assignments including the Middle East and was a war correspondent in Vietnam. He was editorial page editor and then managing editor before becoming editor of The News in 1978, serving in that position until his retirement in 1997. As editor, he was responsible for both news coverage and editorial commentary in Alabama’s largest newspaper. Under his editorial guidance, The News received a Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing in 1991 for a series of editorials on the need for tax reform in Alabama. Jacobson received numerous journalism awards, including induction into The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences Communication Hall of Fame in 2011. He received the Alabama Press Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Jacobson was active with Leadership Birmingham, Leadership Alabama, the Salvation Army, and the United Way of Central Alabama, and was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. He served as president of the Alabama Press Association in 1989. He also served as president of the APA Journalism Foundation, the Alabama Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana. He is survived by children James. E. Jacobson, Jr. (Laura); Jennifer Jo Jacobson (Joey Richey), Jay Alan Jacobson (Jennifer S.), and Jayna P. Lamar (Jim Busby), siblings John, Phillip, Paul, Richard, and Lois Ezelle, and Frances Babb, grandchildren Leigh Jacobson, John C. Jacobson (Miho), Sarah Schaefers (Andrew), William A. Jacobson (Rebecca), Hannah Campbell (Elijah), Jackson Lamar, and Franklin Lamar, and great-grandchildren Jennifer T. Jacobson; Addison C. Schaefers, John C. Jacobson Jr., Sebastian M. Jacobson, and Elias E. Campbell. The family received visitors at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville on Friday, Jan. 25, from 5-7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass took place at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Birmingham, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m., followed by private graveside service. Memorial suggestions are Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (www.alzca.org) and Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation (www.alabamapress.org).


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Using Section 529 College Savings Plans For Education Expenses By David Guttery Section 529 Plans were created under the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 for the purpose of allowing people a tax advantaged way to save for the higher education expenses of a beneficiary. At a high level, the account is owned by one person, and a successor owner is also named. Usually, these are parents of a child who is the beneficiary of the account, however anyone can own a 529 plan for the benefit of a child. Anyone can make a contribution to the account for the beneficiary. Deposits into 529 plans are considered gifts. Therefore, in 2019, any individual may make an annual gift of up to $15,000 per beneficiary. A donor may elect to contribute as much as $75,000 at one time, and claim five year forward averaging treatment of the gift. (As per the 2019 Internal Revenue Code).

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Maximum lifetime contribution limits vary by state, and in Alabama, the limit is $475,000. Some states incentivize their residents to invest within the plan of their state by offering tax deduction against state income tax liability. There is no deduction to be had against Federal income tax liability when gifts are made to 529 plans. Investment growth compounds within such plans on a tax deferred basis. When the beneficiary incurs qualified expenses

for education, the tax deferred gains are distributed on a tax free basis from the plan. Normally, when money is distributed from a 529 plan, tax sheltered earnings and post tax contributions are distributed proportionately. If such funds were distributed for anything other than qualified educational expenses, then a 10% penalty would apply to the tax deferred portion of the distribution, along with a liability of income taxation. However, a distribution can be made from a 529 plan up to the amount of a tax free scholarship, without paying the 10% penalty. Anyone may use the 529 plan of any state, regardless of residency. In such cases, you wouldn’t enjoy resident state deductibility that may have been available with a home state plan. That isn’t the only factor to consider though. I have many clients who have gravitated to out of state plans for other rea-

sons that were pertinent to them. We examine the number of fund offerings, both actively and passively managed. We evaluate age weighted glide path funds, and quantifiable metrics from sources like Morningstar for insight into the performance of the funds, volatility of the funds, consistency of management and expense. There are many factors to evaluate when gauging the efficacy of a 529 plan other than simply an in state tax benefit. In the event that a residual balance remains after graduation, such balances can be transferred into the plans of siblings, or the account can remain open and the beneficiary designation changed to another person. Sometimes, parents consider keeping the account open until the original beneficiary has children of their own, and then they change the beneficiary to reflect the grandchild. Sometimes, the original beneficiary goes

back to school later in life to pursue a higher degree. I’ve even seen cases where the donor parent changed the beneficiary to reflect himself as he went back to culinary school later in life. The bottom line is many options are open to account owners when surplus funds remain in a 529 plan account. (*) = Securities products are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal. Before investing, carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, limitations, charges and expenses of the product and any underlying investment options. This information can be found in the prospectuses or offering statements. Please read carefully before investing. Variable products are subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal. Before investing, carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, limitations, charges and expenses of the product

and its underlying investment options. This information can be found in the product and investment option prospectuses. Copies are available from my office. Please read carefully before investing. David has been in practice for 28 years, with a distinctive focus on the management of retirement assets for the production of durable income. David R. Guttery, RFC, RFS, CAM, is an Investment Advisory Representative of Ameritas Investment Corp, and President of Keystone Financial Group, in Trussville, Alabama. David independently offers securities and investment advisory services through Ameritas Investment Corp. (AIC) member FINRA/SIPC. AIC and Keystone Financial Group are not affiliated. Additional products and services may be available through David R. Guttery or Keystone Financial Group that are not offered through AIC.

The high price of protecting the public By Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall

unknown on a daily basis to face potential personal injury and even death. Why would anyone want to take on such a job? To those who train and take an oath to become a law enforcement officer, it is not a job. It is a calling. They do not seek fame and fortune. They wear a badge with pride out of a special commitment to safeguard their community. And let us not forget the sacrifice of the families of law enforcement who wait up nights for their loved one’s return. They need no reminder of the too often perilous nature of the work of our men and women of law enforcement. All of us want to live in peace and safety, but how many would be willing to walk the beat of a law enforcement officer to help guarantee that safety? Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter and Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder did just that. At approximately 2:00 a.m., Sunday, January 13, Sergeant Carter was on the lookout for vehicle break-ins when he was notified of suspicious activity and responded along with other officers. Two persons were stopped in a parking lot and were being searched when one pulled out a gun and shot Sergeant Car-

Barely three weeks into the New Year – a time that is supposed to be full of optimism for the future – Alabama has already reached a somber milestone. Our state is tied with Texas for the highest number of law enforcement line-of-duty deaths in the country for 2019. Two Sundays in a row, major cities of our state suffered the sudden loss of a beloved police officer. Each officer was performing his sworn duty to protect the public and uphold the law when he was fatally struck down by gunfire. Both faced danger without hesitation and both acted with courage and commitment, just as they had been trained. And each gave his life. The daily actions of our law enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties may seem routine work to the public, but they only see the outside. Behind the badge, polished shoes and friendly smile, stands a person dedicated to protecting the lives of Alabamians, even if their job places them directly in harm’s way. While there are other occupations that can be hazardous to a worker, few demand that a person enter the

ter and another officer. Sergeant Carter lost his life that morning, but his 17 years’ service for the Birmingham, Leeds and Fairfield police departments and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office were celebrated by a tremendous public response. Alabama sends condolences to Sergeant Carter’s family. At approximately 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, Officer Tuder was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a suspect in Mobile. During the arrest, the suspect shot and fatally wounded Officer Tuder, a three-year veteran of the Mobile Police Department who was previously honored as Officer of the Month. Prior to coming to Mobile, Officer Tuder served with the Palatka, Florida Police Department for two years. Officer Tuder’s funeral service is this Friday, and I am certain there will also be an overwhelming public turnout. His death is a painful reminder of the loss of another young Mobile police officer, Justin Billa, less than a year ago. I know I join all of Alabama in sending condolences to Officer Tuder’s family. More than 500 Alabama law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty during the last 100 years of record keeping. Each is a hero. All gave everything so their com-








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manpower and funding. In addition to responding to calls of domestic violence, burglaries, armed robbery, assault, and drug trafficking-to name but a few-they also deal with homeland security concerns and the growing reach of cybercrime. As the Attorney General

and chief law enforcement official for the state of Alabama, it is my honor to stand with our law enforcement as they stand on a daily basis between order and chaos. We cannot thank law enforcement enough for what they do for us, and we will never forget their sacrifice.

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Falling out of love By Michael J. Brooks Though Alcatraz Island was originally a lighthouse for San Francisco Harbor, it’s better known as the most feared penal colony in American history. Inmates called it “The Rock,” and it was a foreboding place even for my wife and me to visit as tourists several years ago. The Apostle John was sent to the Alcatraz of his day. Patmos Island was a penal colony for the worst of Rome’s offenders. His crime? Being the apostle of love and preaching a gospel of peace.

Tradition says John as an aged man was pastor of the Ephesian church and constantly walked among the people exhorting them to love one another. He was the St. Valentine of the New Testament. Like St. Paul before him and John Bunyan after him, John wrote words from prison that yet impact the world. The book of Revelation gave hope to believers suffering under Emperor Domitian, and reminds modern believers that though evil exists, it won’t endure. John began Revelation with seven letters to the

churches of Asia Minor, or modern-day Turkey. He addressed the first letter to his former church at Ephesus. He commended them for their ministry, tenacity and commitment to the truth, but he

also criticized the church for having “left your first love.” John didn’t explain whether this meant the church had lost their love for God or for one another. Either is sad. If he meant the former, how strange it sounds that a ministering congregation would serve God for any reason other than our love for him! Jesus warned in Matthew 6 that religious people could give money, pray and fast in order to earn the praise of others, and in so doing, forfeit the praise of God. We must be careful we don’t serve God in order to get

praise and commendation from others. As the old hymn says, “winning the smile of God brings its delight.” But could John have challenged the church because they fell out of love with one another? Sadly, this often happens in the body of Christ. Many have allowed a thoughtless word or deed to separate them from brothers and sisters in the faith and affect their relationship with the church. Bill was once a parishioner. He stopped me in the parking lot of his business to say he knew he wasn’t the Christian

he should be because he hated a man in our church. “God won’t bless me until I deal with this, will he?” Bill asked. This was what teen-agers call a “no-brainer.” As John wrote in an earlier letter: “How can you say you love God, whom you can’t see, if you hate your bother whom you know?” (1 John 4:20). -30Reflections is a weekly devotional column written by Michael J. Brooks, pastor of the Siluria Baptist Church in Alabaster, Ala. The church's website is siluriabaptist.com.

Kids talk about God: What would you do if arrested for talking about God? By Carey Kinsolving and Friends "I would be singing, praying, reading the Bible, doing the moonwalk, thanking God and then pretending to be miserable when I see the guard coming," says Langdon, age 11. That's great, but can you read the Bible and do the moonwalk at the same time? You might be the first prisoner in history to be locked up in solitary confinement for having too much fun. "I would ask, 'Why am I getting arrested?'" says Zach, 9. "Then, I would say to myself, 'God is doing this for a reason and a good one.' Then, I would tell people about Jesus." To face a crisis can be exciting when you know God's plan for you is bigger than your understanding. I trust in a com-

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puter to store what I write even though I don't understand how it works. Similarly, I don't have to understand everything God does or allows in order to trust him. "If they threatened to hurt me if I didn't stop talking about

God, I wouldn't listen to them because I know that I am pleasing God," says Megan, 9. "No matter what happens to me, I'll have Jesus with me." When religious leaders commanded the Apostles Peter and John not to speak in the name of Jesus, they said: "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard" (Acts 4:19-20). Confronting authorities may not always be God's will, says Stephanie, 9: "As soon as they let me go from jail, I would move somewhere else to talk about God." Shortly after the Apostle Paul switched from being a feared persecutor of Christians to their greatest evangelist, he became the most wanted man

in Damascus. The governor had an all-points bulletin out for his arrest. Paul's friends lowered him down a wall in a basket, and he escaped. "I would send a letter or go talk to the president," says Ruth, 8. "And maybe we could talk about God. I would also pray to God." In effect, this is what the Apostle Paul did when he appealed to Caesar during one of his trials. By this legal tactic, he avoided an assassins' ambush and continued to speak and write from jail. The letters Paul wrote to churches during his house arrest in Rome are appropriately called the Prison Epistles. "In Acts 16:16-34, Paul was arrested for believing in God and never stopped singing and praying and worshiping him," says Shane, 11. "While he was

doing these things, the guard asked him how he could be saved, and Paul told him to just believe in the Lord Jesus, and the guard let them go." Shane, you're amazingly concise, but you omitted one important detail -- the earthquake. Immediately after the quake, the guard asked his now-famous question, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved," Paul replied (Acts 16:30-31). Let's pray for persecuted Christians and support organizations that help them. Christians in Sudan, China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia immediately come to mind. Think about this: Jesus promised tribulation in this world and the power to rise above it. Memorize this truth: "In the

world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Ask this question: If police were told to arrest all Christians, would they come to your house? "Kids Talk About God" is written and distributed by Carey Kinsolving. To access free, online "Kids Color Me Bible" books, "Mission Explorers" videos, a new children's musical, and all columns in a Bible Lesson Archive, visit www. KidsTalkAboutGod.org.

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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Announces Record Breaking $1,000,000 Investment in Alabama Breast Cancer Research from 2018 Fundraising Efforts On Friday, January 18, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) presented its largest donation ever of $1,000,000 to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. (Center

Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. “BCRFA is a perfect example of motivating the community to support new and evolving research. Without their support we could not conduct important pilot stud-

Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., the Director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB., left, Jill Carter, President of the BCRFA Board of Directors, Beth Davis, Executive Director of the BCRFA, and Carol Myers, BCRFA Board of Directors.

naming pending approval of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees upcoming meeting.) Since its inception in 1996, the BCRFA has made an annual donation to research with proceeds from all its fund-raising efforts during the prior year, including sales of specialty breast cancer research license plate, BCRFA events, and from individual and community support. This year’s contribution brings the Birmingham-based organization’s cumulative total for research at UAB to more than $8.7 million. “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama is critical in making our breast cancer research program one of the best in the country,” said Michael Birrer, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the O’Neal

ies or provide bridge funding.” Community support during 2018 included twenty Alabama fire departments who participated in the Pink Ribbon Project, selling t-shirts during October to raise funds and awareness, along with dozens of other businesses, schools, churches and individuals that used grassroots fundraising to raise money for breast cancer research. “As a breast cancer survivor myself, I am thrilled that we are able to invest one million dollars in life-saving breast cancer research this year,” stated Jill Carter, BCRFA board president. “Without the support of our sponsors, donors and community partners, this record-breaking donation would not be possible.”

Several corporate and community partners of BCRFA include: Tameron Automotive, The Thompson Family Foundation, Sirote & Permutt, The Alabama Power Foundation, Renasant Bank, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Protective Life Foundation, Thrivent Financial, Spectrum Reach, and iHeart Media, among many others. Approximately one half of the total donation of $1,000,000 was raised through the BCRFA specialty car tag sales. Available at DMVs across the state, over 12,500 vehicles in Alabama sport the Breast Cancer Research tag. 100% of funds received by the BCRFA from tag sales are invested in research. The BCRFA supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. All of the funds raised remain in Alabama, supporting local research, which in turn makes a national impact. About BCRFA: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through support of collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. Since its inception in 1996, the BCRFA has raised over $8.7 million to fund research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and with their collaborative partners. All funds raised stay here in the state of Alabama, but the research will have a global, life-saving impact. BCRFA.org


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Children’s of Alabama Behavioral Health Introduces Workshop Series for Parents and Caregivers

BIRMINGHAM – A series of free educational sessions offered by Children’s of Alabama Behavioral Health begins next month to assist parents, caregivers and community members as they care for children with various emotional, behavioral or mental health needs. Under the direction of the CARES Program (Caregiver, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support), the quarterly CARES Talks will be held at Children’s of Alabama in the Lowder Building (1600 7th Avenue South). Each session is 5- 7 p.m. Topics and dates for the CARES Talks are: hh Thursday, Feb. 7 – Manag-

ing Challenging Behaviors in the Home hh Thursday, May 2 – Your Child’s Mental Health: Knowing the Signs and Asking for Help hh Thursday, Aug. 1 – Overcoming Trauma, Grief and Other Childhood Challenges hh Thursday, Nov. 7 – Nutrition and Mental Health “Our team of pediatric behavioral health experts understands the challenges that parents and caregivers of children with a mental or behavioral health condition face. Through the CARES Program, we want to help caregivers by providing them with the information, resources and support they need

to understand and cope with their child’s challenges,” said Beth Rocker, MSW, LMSW, Family Care Coordinator at Children’s of Alabama. The CARES Program was developed to educate caregivers, providing critical and helpful information about treatment; to equip caregivers, teaching skills and tools to help them care for the child; and to empower caregivers, connecting them with appropriate resources and services. Registration is available at give.childrensal.org/CARESTalks. For more information, email CARES@childrensal. org or visit www.childrensal. org/behavioral-health.

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center announces 2019-2020 Medical Staff Officers, Department Chairs BIRMINGHAM -Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is proud to announce the hospital’s 2019-2020 Medical Staff officers and department chairpersons. These physicians, who were elected by their peers, began their tenure effective January 1 and will serve a two-year term. Their responsibilities include playing an important role in the hospital decision-making process, working collaboratively with the Board, Administration and Medical Staff. The Medical Staff organization helps to better define and monitor processes for physician credentialing, evaluation, peer review and discipline. The 2019-2020 officers and chairpersons are: Officers • President - Russell S. Ronson, MD -Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery • Vice President/Credentials - Matthew Sherrer, MD – Anesthesia • Vice President/Quality Mark Adams, MD – Internal Medicine Department Chairpersons • Anesthesiology - Matthew Sherrer, MD/Justin Routman, MD • Emergency Medicine Kraig Johnson, MD • Medicine - Stephen Bakir MD • OB/Gynecology - Greg Banks, MD • Pediatrics - Vick DiCarlo, MD • Pathology - Warren Clingan, MD • Radiology - Stuart Siegal, MD • Surgery - Marc Routman, MD “I have been a practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at this hospital for 17

Dr. Russell Ronson (left), incoming Medical Staff President, and Dr. Brian Adler, outgoing President, at a recent medical staff holiday celebration.

years, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve alongside my peers and help continue to drive the standard of care at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center,” stated Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Medical Staff President, Dr. Russell Ronson. “Our immediate past president, Dr. Brian Adler, left a strong legacy to uphold, and I am honored that my colleagues would instill in me their confidence that I am the right person for the job.” According to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center CEO, Tim Puthoff, “This hospital has long been a pillar for health care as well as a partner in the Birmingham community, helping enrich the lives of those whom we care for inside our hospital doors. Our highly skilled and dedicated physicians, along with our loyal clinicians, provide the foundation from which we are able to positively impact the lives of patients across Central Alabama who seek our help. As a new member of the Brookwood family, I look forward to working with our medical staff to continue serving our patients with the high quality care this hospital has provided for more than 45 years.”

About Brookwood Baptist Health With roots extending more than 90 years, Brookwood Baptist Health includes trusted providers from the former Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System and is operated by Tenet Healthcare Corp. Representing the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center. Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, along with physician practices, diagnostic and outpatient surgery centers and a freestanding emergency department. Brookwood Baptist Health is united in service and devotion to the people of Central Alabama and dedicated to putting people back at the center of healthcare. For more information, please visitwww. BrookwoodBaptistHealth. com.

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Last month we reached out to young readers and writers asking “What if my snowman turned into Frosty?” These are their submissions. DeDe’s Book Rack has partnered with The Trussville Tribune to award two $5 gift cards each week. Winners will be announced each Friday following the paper’s release on Wednesday via email. Winners will pick up gift certificate at DeDe’s Book Rack in Trussville.

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If my snow man turned to Frosty I would have some fun. I would have him play Fortnight. He would get a victory. I would also make him do my homework, especially math! I would also have him buy me stuff like V-bucks on Fortnite. I would love to see my mom and dad freak out. It would be funny! I would also put him on Youtube.! We would have a great day!

If my snowman turned into Frosty I would throw some snowballs at him. I would try to get him. I would ask him questions. Like, who is your best friend? What do you like to eat? Bacon and eggs? I wish my snowman turned into Frosty.

Fr osty

Fr osty


Cabe Sewell Cahaba Elementary, 4th Grade

Emery Edge Cahaba Elementary, 4th Grade

Brian Elmore Cahaba Elementary, 4th Grade

If my snowman turned into Frosty we would have a blast. Frost and me would have a snowball fight. I would want to see if he was good. I would like to see if he could ride a rip-stick. I would race him if we was good. We would also play football together. I would probably win in a race to the touchdown. I would also verse him in the Nintendo game “In Arms”. Me and Frost would have a blast together.

If my snowman turned into Frosty it would be AWESOME! If my snowman turned into Frosty we would go sledding. Another thing we would do is have hot cocoa. But not too much. He would help me with my chores, outside. And we would have a SNOW BALL FIGHT. I would win. We would laugh and sing while I was walking my dog. If my snowman turned into Frosty it would be AWESOME forall!

If my snowman turned into Frosty we would have a great time. We would watch Frosty the Snowman. It would be cool to watch my snowman’s own movie. We would also have a giant snowball fight. Whenever I’d him him he would grow in size. Then we’d play Fortnite together. It would be so fun teaching him how to play. I can’t imagine how much fun we would have, but probably a lot.

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Huskies track performs well at indoor Last Chance Invitational By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor BIRMINGHAM— Hewitt-Trussville boys and girls track finished in the top part of the overall team standings at the Last Chance Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex. The boys finished in fourth place out of the 81 high school teams that were represented, while the girls finished 13th out of 68 girls teams that competed. There were impressive individual performances that contributed to the teams' finish. On the girls' side, Hope Igbinoghene posted the fastest time for all competitors, with a 7.62 in the 60 meter dash.

Bri Beckham, Alli Carruth, Sydney White and Hope Igbinoghene celebrate their 4x400 gold medal performance

Igbinoghene also served on the 4x400 relay team with Bri Beckham, Ali Carruth and Sydney White, who won gold as they finished first with a time of 4:05:49 at finals. White also won bronze in the indoor pentathlon with a score of 2,734. The boys had great individual scores with three Huskies finishing in the top 3 in the pentathlon. Stone Shelnutt won gold with a first place finish of 3,578. Caleb Long won bronze with a score of 3,152. Ethan Womack finished 10th with a score of 2,625. Shelnutt also finished with a silver medal in the 400 meters with a 49.84.

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Huskies fall short in AHSAA Bowling state championships By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor PELHAM— Day one for the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies boys and girls team had exciting results in the Alabama High School Athletic Association bowling championships in Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham. The boys team finished

seed Baker for their first round matchup Friday. The girls entered as the 13 seed after finishing with a score of 1,901. They opened with the fourth-seeded Hartselle in the tournament round. The boys started off round one with a 1,566-1,462 win over Baker. The quarterfinal round, the Huskies matched up with the Indians of East

as the number one seed with a total score of 2,855 points. Two of the top five individual leaders for all competitors came from the Huskies. Cole McCarty finished with a score of 640, which landed him third on the list, and Jordan Faggard finished fifth with 626. The boys opened with 16-

Limestone. The Huskies were unable to edge out a victory and fell to the Indians in a close 1,483-1,460 battle. The girls fell in the opening round to Hartselle 1,199-1,096. The boys’ finished the 2018-2019 season with an 18-3 regular season record and the girls’ posted a 10-6 record.

Auburn commit and Huskies’ track star Stone Shelnutt all smiles after winning gold in the indoor pentathlon at the Last Chance Invitational

Cadillac is back, Carnell Williams to return to Auburn as running backs coach From The Trussville Tribune staff reports AUBURN — Carnell “Cadillac” Williams is returning to Auburn to be the running backs coach. Williams was a large part of the 2004 Auburn team that went undefeated, according to WIAT. He was the Rookie of the Year in 2005, and after seven-years in the NFL, moved

into coaching. “I’m ecstatic, super excited and humbled to have the opportunity to return home to Auburn and coach at a place that helped me become the man I am today,” Williams said. “I’m very grateful and appreciative of Coach Malzahn, the staff and the Auburn administration for this opportunity. Words can’t explain the emotions I had when I received the offer from

Coach Malzahn. “One of the main reasons I got into coaching was to give back and serve others. I want to

help players reach their ultimate goal and steer them the right way on and off the field. I’m not sure there’s a better place I can do that than at Auburn, where I’m forever indebted. I’m excited to get to work. I can’t wait to meet the players and staff, get involved in the community and help get Auburn to the championship level year in and year out that we know we are capable of.”

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