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Apr. 17 - 23, 2019 Man accused of sexual extortion and stalking of 14-year-old in Trussville From The Trussvile Tribune staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — A Florida man is charged with felony Sexual Extortion and Stalking in the first degree. Justin Richard Testani, 29, of Sanford, Florida is accused of forcing the 14-year-old victim from Trussville to perform multiple sexually explicit See MAN ACCUSED, Page 5

Clay Council approves rezoning for garden homes off Dug Hollow Road in 3-2 vote By Crystal McGough, copy editor

CLAY — The Clay City Council held a public hearing Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to discuss and hear from the community concerning the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation to allow the See CLAY COUNCIL, Page 1

Springville City Council plans for infrastructure and preservation

8 tornadoes hit Alabama causing damage from Shelby County to Georgia BIRMINGHAM (NWS) – The National Weather Service in Birmingham surveyed eight areas where they said tornadoes caused damage in the early-morning hours Sunday, April 14. The first tornado was an EF-0 with an estimated wind peak of 80 mph. It started at 4:04 a.m. and uprooted trees from Oak Mountain Lake to the Shoal Creek Golf Club. Along the 6.48 miles path, homes and at least one car were damaged. In one home, three holes were put in the roof by flying debris, causing permanent water damage to the second floor. The tornado made its way through the Highland Lakes subdivision uprooting trees and causing some minor roof damage. Other areas impacted were Hugh Daniel Drive and Graystone Cove Drive. At 4:14 a.m., an EF-0 tornado hit Shelby County at 4:14 a.m. It formed near Salter Lake just west of Calera and ended six minutes later near the Shelby County

SPRINGVILLE —Infrastructure was the first order of business at the city council meeting Monday, April 16 in Springville. City attorney James Hill addressed the pre-meeting work session to discuss funding for upgrades to the four-way stop at the intersection of Alabama 174 and

TRUSSVILLE – After several years of success in the Pinnacle Shopping Center, one of the jewels of Trussville cuisine, Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill, has plans to open another location in Birmingham. “We’re going to open another one on 280 in Inverness Plaza,” said co-owner Alejandro Muniz. “We decided to do it because people from Trussville have been so nice to us and support our store and they help us a lot.” While the dishes are excellent, including flautas, fajitas, quesadillas, taquitos, and even seafood plates, the Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill is more than just food. As soon as you enter, you feel as though you’re among friends. “They walk in, and they feel comfortable with you,” said Muniz. “We’ve been working so hard to get to this point, and now there is an opportunity to move into Inverness Plaza.” The friendly atmosphere is no mere affectation. Spend even a little while with Muniz, and you can’t help but be overcome by how much love he brings to the job. “My favorite thing about

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

CENTER POINT —The city of Center Point is opening its new community center on April 30. The center offers a fitness center, a gymnasium and a variety of classes. Classes include CrossFit, pickleball, basketball, fitness and aerobics, weight lifting, tumbling and gymnastics. See NEW CENTER, Page 1

See PAWN SHOP, Page 4

Pedestrian killed on Chalkville Road identified From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Highland Lakes tornado damage, by Eric Lund

Airport. Trees were uprooted along the 2.97 miles path. Damage reported included six broken fences and roof damage to several homes. Three tornadoes hit Pike County. The strongest there was an EF-1 packing 95 mph winds. A mobile home community along Hunters Mountain Parkway was hit and sev-

eral homes sustained major damage. Around a dozen of the homes were moved off their foundations, while some of them rolled multiple times, according to The National Weather Service. Minor injuries were reported in the area, but those people were treated on the scene without having to go to the hospital. Cars were

also rolled as the twister made its way across Highway 231. Power poles were snapped and several businesses sustained damage. As the tornado neared downtown Troy, trees were uprooted and several homes were damaged. The two

CLAY — The person killed on Chalkville Road and Old Springville Road on April 7 has been identified. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said Francine Williams, 43, of Center Point, was hit by a car and pronounced dead at the scene. Center Point Fire Chief

See TORNADOES, Page 6

See PEDESTRIAN, Page 4

Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill to open new location By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune

New community center in Center Point opening in April

Pawn shop owner plans to leave Center Point after 11th burglary in 2 years

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From Terry Schrimscher, contributing writer

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Suspect arrested after triple stabbing at Chalkville Manor apartments From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The suspect in a triple stabbing at Chalkville Manor Apartments has been captured. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Glenn Mills, of Center Point, was on the run after the stabbing of three women Wednesday, April See SUSPECT, Page 4

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this is that I like it,” said Muniz. “I grew up around restaurants, so all my life has been in restaurants; as a dishwasher, busboy, waiter, cook. So, it is something that I like, and I just feel a passion to do it.” That passion will very much be in evidence at the new location. “It is going to be pretty much the same space as here,”

said Muniz. “I like customer service; I like to serve the customers. I’m always here talking to the people. Making sure they got the right plate and making sure they like it.” If all goes according to plan, the new store will open in May, or no later than June. “We’re waiting on the permit from the health department,” said Muniz. “That is

the only thing we’re waiting for. We’ve got all the equipment ready and when they give us the green light, as soon as they give us the permit, it (probably) won’t take longer than two weeks.” The new location of Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill will be located at 110 Inverness Plaza in Birmingham.

ADEM postpones decision on Birmingham landfill over Trussville water source By Erica Thomas, editor

TRUSSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is reviewing comments submitted after a plan to extend the Eastern Area Landfill in Birmingham was brought to the agency’s See ADEM, Page 5

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McDonald’s makeover: renovations underway, will be closing soon By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune

TRUSSVILLE — Motorists driving along Chalkville Road Monday afternoon may have noted the loss of a local landmark. The McDonald’s playland dome has been demolished to make way for a rebuilt playland that will feature brand new play equipment, a drink-system, ample outside seating, and a state-of-the-art air-conditioning and heating system. The rebuilding of the playland area is only the start. The Trussville McDonald’s has embarked on a renaissance that will see a complete remodeling of the restaurant over the next couple of months “We’re doing a total remodel of the restaurant,” said area manager Mary Pease. “Everything top to bottom...We plan to run the lobby for another three weeks, that’s our time frame for keeping the lobby open.

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(Then) we’ll shut the lobby down and run drive-thru only for six weeks; shut everything down for three weeks and open up totally brand new. We’re planning to open the week after Memorial weekend.” The update reflects not only the need to upgrade

an aging facility but also to keep up with changing customer needs and expectations. The new facility will boast several features. “It will be the McDonald’s new image,” said Pease. “There will be the kiosks in the lobby; we’ll have four of them where they can do their

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Convicted sex offender arrested for violating registration act From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — A Trussville man is charged with two counts of Violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act. Leon Nabors, 58, is accused of not registering as a sex offender at his address. Nabors pleaded guilty in 2014 of 1st-degree sex

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abuse. He was originally charged with sex abuse of a child under 12 and 1st-degree sodomy, but those charges were dismissed. According to court documents, the victim was a female. He lived in Pinson at the time of the crime but has since moved to Trussville. He is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

Body found in western Jefferson County lake From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

MULGA — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said fishermen found a body

in Bayview Lake Friday night. Deputies responded to the scene near Mulga at 9:48 p.m. on April 12. They found the body floating in the wa-

ter.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office will now work to determine the identity of the person and the cause of death.

Former security guard indicted on attempted murder charge From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

HOMEWOOD — A former security guard accused of shooting a man following an altercation at Walmart has been formerly indicted. Anthony Lamont Winston, 35, of Birmingham, is charged with attempted murder. According to court documents, the incident happened outside the Lakeshore Parkway Walmart on April 17, 2018. Homewood Police said Winston was not trying to prevent a crime when the shooting took place.

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The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for a gunshot wound in the upper

torso. He was later released. Nearly a year after the shooting, the case was presented to a grand jury on March 8, 2019. The grand jury charged that enough evidence was presented to indict Winston on the charge of attempted murder. Court documents state the grand jury believed he intentionally shot the victim with the intent to murder him. Winston was indicted for attempted murder on April 4, 2019. The case has been assigned to Judge Teresa Pulliam. The trial date has not been set.

Man wanted on felony warrants in St. Clair County ST. CLAIR COUNTY — An Alexander City man is wanted in St. Clair County on felony warrants charging him with failure to appear for the following: four counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument, and Theft by Deception 2nd Degree. Brian Trammell is described as standing at 6 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighing 265 pounds. He has brown hair

and hazel eyes. His last known address was in the 500 block of Houston St. in Alexander City. Anyone who recognizes this suspect or knows anything about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-2547777. You will remain anonymous, and the information you provide to Crime Stoppers leading to the charge and

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159 Fred's stores closing, including those in Center Point, Hoover

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

CENTER POINT — The Fred's retail store in Center Point is among the 159 locations closing nationwide. The Memphis-based company announced the move Thursday. Fred's CEO said

the 557-store chain may seek to restructure or sell the whole company. The 159 underperforming stores will start "going out of business" sales starting Thursday. Other Alabama locations closing include Hoover, Anniston, Hueytown, Talladega,

Sylacauga and Roanoke. The closing stores represent nearly 29% of Fred's 557 stores and are located in 13 states, with Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee losing the most stores. For a complete list of closing stores, go to www.trussvilletribune.com

Businesswoman wanting to bring the One Stop Sexy Shop to Center Point addresses the council By Shaun Szkolnik, for The Tribune

CENTER POINT — The Center Point City Council heard public comment from Erika Moultry. Moultry is the owner of the One Stop Sexy Shop, formerly in Ensley, and is looking to re-open her store in Center Point. The One Stop Sexy Shop sells women’s clothing and accessories. None of the accessories sold at the shop can be considered novelty items or of an adult nature. The council had concerns about the store opening in Center Point due to the confusion that the name may create. “Your sign indicates, just…in the name, kinda indicates that maybe it's more than just a clothing store,” said Council President Roger Barlow. “That’s the concern. That is the concern of the city.” The council is also worried that the sign that would be used at a Center Point location of the One Stop Sexy Shop would reinforce the impression that the One Stop Sexy Shop catered to adult tastes. The sign features two silhouettes of seemingly nude women. “The sign to me is very offending,” said Councilwoman Linda Kennemur. “We worked very, very hard to clean up our image in Center Point, to get rid of novelty shops and sex shops and this that and the other…this is where I live, and this is not the image that I want for my city.” Moultry attempted to convince the council that the

word “sexy” was appropriate for a business to use. “So sexy, I printed out the definition of sexy,” said Moultry. “Also, I had went to Walgreens and also the neighborhood Walgreens. These are some of the items that they sell that has the word sexy on there.” Moultry provided the council members with printouts of those items. “I also called my attorney to make sure that I wasn’t doing anything illegal,” said Moultry. “And he looked up all the codes and there ain’t nothing legally saying I can’t use the word sexy. And I’ve been using this store name for over four years.” Barlow asked where the store was previously located. Moultry informed him that it had been located on Avenue F in the downtown Ensley area. “Well it’s just the image that I think is the concern,” said Barlow. “There’s the image.” Upon request, Moultry provided the definition of sexy that she had printed out. “It says one who is gorgeous, pretty, beautiful, cute, attractive, or sexually attractive, hot, or curved in the right places,” said Moultry. “And that is why our symbol is like a curvy woman because we sell curvy clothes… but I can assure you that we don’t sell no type of novelty products.” Kennemur clarified her concerns about the images on the sign. “It's not only the word sexy, the sexy word on the sign,” said Kennemur. “There are life-sized images of na-

ked silhouette ladies on your sign. One’s a devil and one’s an angel. That offends me. I’m sorry.” The council discussed with Moultry the possibility of altering or adding additional information to the sign so it would be clear that The One Stop Sexy Shop did not sell adult products. Moultry agreed to try and take some action in that direction and possibly work with the city in presenting an image that left no doubt as to what the store sold. The council unanimously passed four separate resolutions ordering the demolition of several properties in Center Point. The properties were: • 608 22nd Terrace NE • 205 22nd Avenue NW • 29 16th Avenue NW • 212 Polly Reed Road “I would just like to say,” said Barlow. “I don’t like tearing down these properties, but if they’re not remediated and these properties are not taken care of, they will be torn down.” In other news, Councilman Terry Leesburg made a motion for the council to approve a resolution that would fund a project to expand Station 1 for the Center Point Fire District, at the cost of $143,000. Councilwoman Kennemur seconded the motion, and the council unanimously approved of the resolution. The Center Point City Council will meet again on April 25, with pre-council starting at 6:45 p.m. and the council meeting starting at 7 p.m.


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PAWN SHOP, from front page From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

CENTER POINT — An arrest has been made in the burglary of a Center Point pawn shop. Devonte Tubbs, of Fairfield, has been booked in the Jefferson County Jail on April 11 at

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex announced a 15-year agreement with Protective Life Corporation for the naming of the new multi-use stadium. Protective Life Corporation will sponsor the stadium, which will now be called Protective Stadium, according to BJCC executive director Tad Snider. “We are excited to welcome Protective Life Corporation as our naming rights partner for the new multiuse stadium,” said Snider. “Protective is an organization with deep ties to the Birmingham community, so their participation is going to add huge value to the project. We look forward to the partnership as we continue the development of Protective Stadium.” Headquartered in Birmingham with approximately $90 billion in assets, Pro-

tective is one of the largest corporations in Alabama and has been providing protection to families for more than 110 years through affordable life insurance, asset protection and retirement products. As one of the industry’s leading providers, Protective employs more than 1,500 people in the Birmingham area. Protective joins the BJCC Authority, City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and other corporate partners in funding the new stadium.

Because of the private and public partners dedicated to this project, Birmingham will have the ability to host more events, provide diverse entertainment offerings and create continued growth opportunities. The stadium is expected to be completed in 2021. Schoel Engineering Company, Inc. recently completed the site survey, and Populous is finalizing stadium designs for the $174 million open-air stadium. Relocation of underground utilities and foundational work is scheduled to be underway soon.

PEDESTRIAN, from front page

Gene Coleman said it happened around midnight. The Jefferson County

Sheriff’s Office is investigating. They said the driver of the vehicle stayed on the

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scene and was cooperative with deputies.

7:50 p.m. and is being held on a $60,000 bond. Tubbs is charged with one count of third-degree burglary and three counts of second-degree theft of property. CAPTION: Devonte Tubbs, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and agents with Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on the scene at Lee’s Pawn Shop off Center Point Parkway all day Thursday, April 11. Investigators said a burglar broke into the shop by knocking blocks out of the wall behind the building and cutting holes in the walls of the adjacent business with a chainsaw. Three of the seven guns that

were stolen have been recovered. The pawn shop has been at 2027 Center Point Parkway for 28 years, but after this latest incident, Mr. Lee said he already has another building and he plans to close up shop and move to Oneonta as soon as possible. “It’s the crime in Center Point,” Lee said. “It’s horrible! I had a customer pull a gun on another customer a couple of weeks ago. I’m out!” Lee’s Pawn Shop is the only remaining business in the shopping center on Center Point Parkway and 21st Avenue Northeast. Once it moves out, the shopping center will be empty.

SUSPECT, from front page

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County worker killed while clearing tree from road identified From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

HUEYTOWN — The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified a county worker killed while clearing a tree from the roadway early

Sunday, April 14. David Wade Reynolds, 54, of Adger, was killed when a car hit him on 15th Street in Hueytown. It happened around 2:15 a.m. near Streeter Drive and Webster Road.

The worker was taken to UAB Medical West where he died. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with deputies. The accident is under investigation.

NEW CENTER, from front page

Walk-in visits are $5 for access to the fitness center and gym during open play hour. Monthly memberships are available and they include access to the fitness center, access to the gym during open play hours, participation in member fitness classes and other classes and a 10% discount on rentals from Center Point Parks and Recs. Some classes offered at the center will cost extra. The grand opening ceremony will be April 30 from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. There will be a soft opening on Saturday, April 13, for community members to come to see what

the center has to offer. The Center Point Community Center is at 533 Sunhill Road NW. It will be open Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday will be by appointment only. CENTER POINT RESIDENT MEMBERSHIP RATES Single Monthly: 25 Family Monthly: 35 Senior Cit. Single: 20 Senior Couple: 28 75 Yrs. and Older: FREE Military/Vet/First Responder Single: 20 Military/Vet/First Responder Family: 28

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MAN ACCUSED, from front page

actions under the threat of exposure and/or violence, according to prosecutors. According to court documents, Testani was arrested on April 10 for an incident that happened on or around December 18, 2017. He was initially given no bond, but his attorney filed a request to give him a reasonable bond, claiming his client was not a flight risk and not a risk to the public. The attorney said his client would appear for every court date. According to the request,

Testani works at a restaurant and works as an Uber driver. He wanted to be released from jail so he could go back to work. The motion stated the defendant lives in Florida with his father. The bond was granted, but the state has filed a motion asking for that decision to be reconsidered at the request of the victim and the detective in the case. Testani was being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $30,000 bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 2 at 10 a.m.

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Page 5 ADEM, from front page

attention earlier this year. According to the Cahaba River Society (CRS), the extension could put Trussville drinking water at risk and could cause flooding downtown. The expansion site is adjacent to Mary Taylor Road near Magnolia Elementary School and Trussville neighborhoods. CRS expressed concerns in a letter to ADEM in January. Trussville Gas and Water supplies water for approximately 37,000 people in unincorporated parts of Jefferson and St. Clair counties and customers located in the city limits of Trussville, Argo, Irondale, Birmingham and Springville. TGW drinking water comes from wells in the Bangor and Ft. Payne Tuscumbia aquifers. It is the Bangor aquifer that is of concern as some maps show the landfill adjacent to or overlapping the aquifer and Bangor Limestone Formation, which

Place neighborhood is located near a Birmingham landfill that is not popular among many residents.

feeds the aquifer. Also, among concerns are wetlands that could be impacted by water runoff from the landfill. Also, the proposed geotextile liner for the landfill, which is intended to prevent the seepage of runoff into the ground. If the geotextile liner fails, runoff from the landfill could potentially reach the aquifer. If the liner works, rainwater would be blocked from recharging the aquifer and continuously refilling it with water.

Those concerns are shared by the mayor and city council of Trussville. Mayor Buddy Choat said he has reached out to Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin to voice concerns. The issue was originally scheduled for discussion during the April 12 regular meeting, but it has since been taken off the agenda. ADEM plans to discuss the issue after reviewing all comments submitted to them about the proposal. There is no timeline or deadline for that discussion.


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Trussville City Council approves transfer of alcohol license for new Aldi By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council opened a public hearing to field comments on a proposal to transfer an alcohol license to the new Aldi store at Patrick Way. Aldi District Manager Kimberly Glover was at the meeting and spoke to the council about moving the license from the old location to the new one. Glover was asked several questions from the council. These questions revealed that Aldi employs a computer-based training to make certain that Aldi employees are aware of the laws, rules and regulations regarding the sale of alcohol, and to ensure that

employees act in compliance with them. These rules include requiring ID under certain circumstances, not selling alcohol to intoxicated people and refusing alcohol sales at certain times. Glover also indicated that Aldi stores maintain signs on their property educating customers that alcohol will not be sold to anyone under 21. The council voted unanimously to transfer the alcohol license from the previous Aldi location to the new one at 5485 Patrick Way in Trussville. The council was also addressed by Dr. Pattie Neill, the superintendent for Trussville City Schools. “I will invite you to the middle school on April 17

for the State School Safety Award,” said Neill. “We have an attorney general who gives a State School Safety Award to those schools that are deemed worthy and Trussville Middle School is receiving that award April 17 from Steve Marshall. “I’ll give you my constant saying: that if you don’t have a safe school, you don’t have anything," said Neill. "You can’t learn if you don’t feel safe and we try very hard to have all our schools safe, and they are.” The council considered a resolution to approve the purchase of two pickup trucks for the fire department. The two trucks are Chevy Silverado’s, and the aggregate purchase price of the vehicles is

Snakes are out and about at Cosby Lake From the Trussville Tribune staff reports

CLAY — A beautiful spring day was a day for snakes at Cosby Lake. Several snake sightings have been reported and if you go to the lake this time of year, don't be alarmed if you see one. Not all snakes are venomous. Most snake bites occur between the months of April and October, according to the USDA. That's because during this time period, both humans and snakes are most active outdoors. About 25% of the bites are “dry,” meaning no venom was injected, but the bites still require medical treatment. Depending on weather and threatening conditions such wildfires, rattlesnakes may roam at any time of the day or night. If walking at night, be sure to use a flashlight. First Aid If bitten by a snake, DO NOT:

$74,102.20. Resolution 2019015 was passed unanimously by the council. The council considered an ordinance to establish safety and construction standards for the annexation of properties. The point of the ordinance is to make sure that certain properties annexed by the city comply with the safety and construction standards that existed in the city and the time of the property’s construction. The ordinance covers multifamily residential and does not impact single-family residences or two-family residences. Ordinance 2019-019PS was passed unanimously. Councilman Brian Plant reported to the council some outstanding statistics for the

Trussville Library. The library logged the following numbers for the month of March: • Total circulation activity of 27,244 • Downloadable audio and eBooks, 2,509 • Hoopla, 471 • Computer use, 1,353 • Library visits, 23,338 • Reference transactions, 3,429 • 33 programs were held at the library • 105 new members • 157 study room visits In other news, Council President Jef Freeman recognized Kim DeShazo. DeShazo will be joining the TCS school board in June when Bill Roberts’ tenure, after a decade of service to the school board,

comes to an end. “We certainly appreciate all your service, Bill,” said Freeman. “(We appreciate) what you’ve done for our city and certainly what you’ve done for our school system.” “Council President, I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to Mr. Roberts for all he’s done,” said Councilman Zack Steele. “Just a fantastic job and here from really almost the beginnings of our school system. You have done a tremendous job guiding us through this, and we appreciate your hard work.” The next Trussville City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Trussville City Hall starting at 6 p.m.

TORNADOES, from front page

other tornadoes in Pike County were EF-0’s. One hit near County Road 6, several miles south of Goshen. The other started in Crenshaw County where it caused damage to farm buildings, even carrying a tin roof some distance northeastward. As the tornado moved into Pike County, several trees and a gas station awning were damaged. In Etowah County, an EF-1 caused damage from Glencoe to Hokes Bluff. With

a maximum wind speed of 95 mph, the twister knocked down trees, picked up a car and shifted a home off its foundation. Roof and wall damage were reported, along with the destruction of outbuildings. As the line of storms moved into east Alabama, an EF-0 tornado formed at the Phenix City Water Treatment Facility where it caused roof damage to the facility headquarters. The twister moved

across the Chattahoochee River and continued into Georgia, snapping and uprooting trees along the way. Other reports of damage included gas station damage, downed power lines, roof damage and damage to a warehouse. Another tornado touched down in Marion County. That report is not complete. The potent storm system also produced damaging straight-line winds and localized flooding in other areas.

Snakes mating at Cosby Lake Wednesday, April 10, 2019

• Make incisions over the bite wound • Restrict blood flow by applying a tourniquet • Ice the wound • Suck the poison out with your mouth These methods can very well cause additional harm and most amputations or other serious results of a rattlesnake bite are a result of icing or applying a tourniquet. DO • Stay calm

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Damage in Troy. Source: WSFA, Amanda Curran

CLAY COUNCIL, from front page

rezoning of parcels of land at 6286 Old Springville Road from Medium Density Residential to High-Density Residential for the purpose of a garden home subdivision. Following the public hearing, the council approved the recommendation in a three-totwo vote. City Manager Ronnie Dixon said that there is a requirement to have two public hearings for a request for changes in zoning and that the first one had already been held before Planning & Zoning Commission. P&Z approved the recommendation, with only one dissenting vote from commissioner Alaina Tow. “You (council members) have a drawing in your folder that addresses the questions that were brought up in Planning & Zoning showing the addition of (a detention area) into common areas, a 75-foot buffer and a fence along Old Springville Road,” Dixon said. “It comes to you with a recommendation for approval from Planning & Zoning with one negative vote from Planning & Zoning.” The property to be rezoned, known as Dug Hollow Park, is bordered by Dug Hollow Road and Old Springville Road. “We’re proposing to rezone this from medium to high,” said a representative from the developer, EnergySmart New Homes. “We’re doing it right now in a neighborhood called Paradise Valley, which is right there off Old Springville. It’s similar type houses that we propose to build here, as well. Our typical customers nowadays are what I consider empty nester type customers. They’re downsizing, they want affordable homes, but also affordable from an energy standpoint and a maintenance standpoint. They want yards that they can maintain.”

The representative added that the subdivision will have a homeowners association and that the fence along the property line will be a cedar shadowbox fence. The only entrance and exit to the subdivision, according to the preliminary plans, will be across from Chrissy Drive on Dug Hollow Road. Counselor Becky Johnson said that she would like to see something put in at the entrance to help with the line of sight for traffic. “I know a red light probably would be out of the question because it’s so close to the other red light, but I know there’s mirrors that the developer or whoever could put up that would help with the line of sight,” Johnson said. The representative said that, because it is a county road, the developer would have to go through the county to get approval for something like that. “They’re real interested in sight distance right here,” he said. “So we have to work with them on making sure we’ve got the proper sight distance up to the hill.” Councilor Dennis Locke mentioned concerns he has heard about traffic backing up at the new intersection, and Councilor Ben Thackerson asked if the entrance could be moved farther back on Dug Hollow Road to the crest of the hill. “I mean, I guess it could,” the EnergySmart representative said. “We’re really trying to line it up with an existing street right here (Chrissy Drive)…We’re not married to this layout right here. The idea was essentially that we were going to put 45 lots in this total acreage right here…this just originally, just seems natural to me just to tie in right there to Chrissy. There again, we’ve got to go through the process of getting the county

Preliminary layout of the new Dug Hollow Park garden home subdivision to be developed in Clay

approval for the intersection.” Locke said that “the county may like that (intersection with Chrissy Drive), but it almost makes it harder because the people trying to turn left out of Chrissy are now going to be competing with the people turning out of Dug Hollow Park. I’m just trying to figure out, like Ben said, if it was further up the hill, and the county would allow that, it might ease that somewhat.” Johnson also expressed her disappointment over the size of the houses planned for the subdivision. “I’m sorry the homes weren’t a little bit bigger and I’m sorry that people are not wanting bigger homes when they move to Clay,” she said. “I do understand what you’re saying, but I still would’ve like to have seen larger places.” Though many citizens were in attendance, only three spoke during the hearing. “I did hear that there is going to be an HOA, which is great,” Jack Hahn said. Hahn then asked if there has been an environmental impact study done and expressed his concerns about the new subdivision impacting Cosby Lake. Dixon answered that part of the P&Z contingency was that a

traffic study and a drainage survey be done, and that post-construction runoff would not be greater than pre-construction runoff. Hahn also mentioned his concerns over the lack of storm shelters available for the future residents of the garden homes. “Since you’re pushing older people there, empty nesters I think was what it was called, I don’t see any provision for a storm shelter, a community storm shelter,” Hahn said. “These people have no place to go if something bad happens in our area, and it has happened.” Mayor Charles Webster said that he is sure the developer would put safe rooms in the homes if the homeowners asked for them. “I know there’s ways to put in-the-ground safe rooms in inslab homes,” Webster said. “So I’m sure if they requested some type of safe room, they would have to incur the extra cost, but that would be something they would be open to doing.” The second citizen to speak to the council was Jim Shinn. “I went to my first zoning and planning meeting about a week ago and I was impressed with the way the business was run, and I’m not against this

project,” Shinn said. “I’m just not satisfied with the process that got us there to their approval.” Shinn said that there was a discussion at the P&Z meeting about paperwork that wasn’t there yet and that “nobody could agree on what the setbacks were going to be,” yet the recommendation was approved. “As this project goes on, every step of the way will have to be approved,” Webster said. Finally, Dwain Hagen spoke, stating that he was opposed to the rezoning. “I’m not against property rights of this owner of developing his property at all,” Hagen said. “But…like Mrs. Johnson brought up, she wants to see bigger houses there. You’re cramming in 45 houses into an area that doesn’t have any garden homes around there, right in that area. If you build full-size houses, they’ll sell. Steeplechase, there’s not a new house being built over there that hasn’t sold. The developer was asked previously why he did not want to build large houses, normal size houses. He said there’s not enough profit, that’s the bottom line. I get that. He wants to make a lot of money and then move on. But we have to live here…when you make this decision and we build these houses, they’re here forever…These houses are going to sell 20-30% cheaper than what my house and my neighbors’ houses sell for…I don’t know for sure that it won’t (affect property values). If I did know that it’s going to increase my property values, I’d be fine, but I don’t think that it will.” After a moment of silent consideration, Councilor Dennis Locke made a motion to approve the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation to change the property zoning to High-Density Residential.

“Since I was on the commission and I voted for it there, I’m going to make a motion that we approve this here based on all the restrictions that we’ve already talked about and as it was recommended from the Planning & Zoning Commission,” Locke said. Webster seconded the motion and the motion passed in a three-to-two vote, with council members voting as follows: Mayor Charles Webster – Yes Councilor Becky Johnson – Yes Councilor Bo Johnson – No Councilor Dennis Locke – Yes Councilor Ben Thackerson – No Immediately following the vote, a large group of attendees left the council chambers, several voicing their disappointment. “Good job of representing the people,” one said, and another booed the council’s decision. In other city news, Locke announced earlier in the meeting the winners of the March 2019 $500 School Grants. They are as follows: Clay Elementary – Lisa Jenkins, with funds being used to purchase Chromebooks. CCMS – Kimberly Peace (World History), with funds used to purchase Chromebooks and headphones for use in her classroom. CCHS – Ashley Culwell (Visual Arts, Art 3 and AP), with funds used to purchase multiuse, high-quality art supplies. “Congratulations to our three winners,” Locke said. The next Clay City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Clay City Hall. The pre-council session will begin at 6 p.m. and be followed by the regular council meeting at 6:30 p.m.


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This week’s Jefferson County restaurant food scores From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on March 29, 2019 Permit

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21195

83

22868

98

6955

89

22243

19121

2971

88

98

92

15740

99

21868

100

22153

92

4521

90

13663

99

20255

94

20330

99

6505

95

22012

98

22011

99

22010

99

20331

99

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MCDONALDS #10584 // 1111 CHALKVILLE RD TRUSSVILLE 35173 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/11/19 RAILS & ALES 1210 // 6TH ST LEEDS 35094 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 JACKS #168 // 1724 CRESTWOOD BLVD IRONDALE 35210 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE // 3049 JOHN HAWKINS PKWY BIRMINGHAM 35244 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 SBARROS // 6200 GRAND RIVER BLVD E LEEDS // 35094 Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 MCELWAIN BAPTIST CHILD CARE // 4445 MONTEVALLO RD BIRMINGHAM 35213 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 COVENANT CLASSICAL SCHOOL // 5390 MAGNOLIA TRCE HOOVER 35244 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 CHILDRENS LIGHTHOUSE LEARNING CENTER // 4731 CHACE CIR HOOVER 35244 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 DAIRY QUEEN // 3134 CAHABA HEIGHTS RD BIRMINGHAM 35243 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 OLIVE GARDEN #1123 // 7701 CRESTWOOD BLVD BIRMINGHAM 35210 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/10/19 CVS PHARMACY #4891 // 315 MAIN ST TRUSSVILLE 35173 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 REGIONS FIELD - FIRST BASE TRADITIONAL CONCESSION // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 REGIONS FIELD - DRAFT BEER VENDOR CART #1 // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 PIGGLY WIGGLY PRODUCE // 32 PHILLIPS DR MIDFIELD 35228 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19

20253

98

20250

92

22421

99

22651

93

8625

99

16475

95

8622

99

22439

97

22436

93

20051

91

24830

99

16454

96

24785

94

21372

96

REGIONS FIELD - BEER GARDEN DRAFT CART #3 // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 REGIONS FIELD - BEER GARDEN DRAFT CART #2 // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 REGIONS FIELD - BEER GARDEN DRAFT CART #1 // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 REGIONS FIELD - DRAFT BEER VENDOR CART #2 // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 REGIONS FIELD - GRILL/SOFT-SERVE/ PIZZA CONCESSIONS // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 REGIONS FIELD - COMMISSARY // 1401 1ST AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 VALLEY FOOD AND FEED // 2060 MONTEVALLO RD LEEDS 35094 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 SMOOTHROCK CAFE // 1940 STONEGATE DR BIRMINGHAM 35242 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/09/19 WINN-DIXIE #595 MEAT MARKET // 2910 MORGAN RD BESSEMER 35022 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 PUBLIX #1059 SEAFOOD // 1325 MONTCLAIR RD BIRMINGHAM 35210 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 WINN-DIXIE #595 GROCERY // 2910 MORGAN RD BESSEMER 35022 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 YOUR PIE // 3735 CORPORATE WOODS STE DR VESTAVIA 35242 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 LOS RANCHEROS MEXICAN GRILL // 2531 ROCKY RIDGE RD VESTAVIA 35243 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 BURGER KING #9834 // 740 ACADEMY DR BESSEMER 35022 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 DAIRY QUEEN // 2924 MORGAN RD BESSEMER 35022 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 DOLLAR GENERAL #9861 // 1750 4TH AVE BESSEMER 35020 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 CHRIS Zs EXPRESS 3425 // 6TH AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35222 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 GUTHRIES // 1104 NORTH CHALKVILLE RD TRUSSVILLE 35173 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19

22339

90

21580

93

16548

99

20364

96

5400

99

22655

90

22971

93

10607

89

21205

93

10889

91

16335

96

22283

97

16187

100

22520

94

13518

100

22048

100

20891

100

4724

95

TOWN VILLAGE VESTAVIA HILLS // 2385 DOLLY RIDGE RD BIRMINGHAM 35243 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 L & B COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH DC // 1140 BESSEMER RD BIRMINGHAM 35228 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 SHELL #10 STORE // 1120 CHALKVILLE MOUNTAIN RD TRUSSVILLE 35173 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 BURGER KING #17389 // 2700 UNIVERSITY BLVD BIRMINGHAM 35233 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 FOR KIDS ONLY // 315 HILLSIDE DR TRUSSVILLE 35173 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/08/19 KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN // 7159 AARON ARONOV DR FAIRFIELD 35064 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 MOMS STORE #2 // 1101 4TH AVE N BESSEMER 35020 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 Magnolia Ridge // 420 DEAN DR GARDENDALE 35071 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 PAPA JOHNS PIZZA #3731 // 1400 9TH AVE BESSEMER 35020 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 TRUSSVILLE SENIOR CITIZEN CTR // 504 CHEROKEE DR TRUSSVILLE 35173 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 GODS HOUSE KINDERGARTEN // 4660 CALDWELL MILL RD BIRMINGHAM 35243 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 FRESH VALUE MARKETPLACE- PRODUCE // 309 MAIN ST TRUSSVILLE 35173 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 COUNTRY INN & SUITES (BREAKFAST ROOM) // 4985 ACADEMY CT BESSEMER 35022 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 CHRONIC TACOS // 3066 HEALTHY WAY VESTAVIA 35243 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS // 5001 ACADEMY LN BESSEMER 35022 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/05/19 DOODLES SORBETS AND ICES #1 // 3238 CAHABA HEIGHTS RD VESTAVIA 35243 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/04/19 DOODLES HOMEMADE SORBETS AND ICES #2 // 3238 CAHABA HEIGHTS RD VESTAVIA 35243 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/04/19 MAGNOLIA VILLAGE // 424 DEAN DR GARDENDALE 35071 // Smoke Free: Y // Date: 04/04/19

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Theatre Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Children’s Theater to offer summer camp From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TUSCALOOSA — Theatre Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre are coming together again this summer to offer their ninth annual Summer Theatre Camp. Camp runs June 1728, 2019, and classes will be held Mondays through Fridays from 8:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. Classes are offered for

kindergarten through 11thgrade students, with groups and eligibility determined by the most recently completed grade level. Campers will be divided into five different age groups and will rotate through four different classes each day. A showcase for friends and family will be held on the final day of camp. Children in kindergarten through seventh grade will participate in classes that focus on acting, dancing, sing-

ing and improvisation. Campers in grades eight through 11 will present a one-act play. Students will participate in auditions, rehearsals, character development, and set and costume construction. “Theatre Camp is one

of the highlights of our year here at Theatre Tuscaloosa,” said Managing Director Adam Miller. “Having about 100 young people engaged in learning all about performing inspires everyone!” Cost of registration is $262 for each camper and includes a Theatre Camp T-shirt. Registration is limited to 20 campers per age group and operates on a first-comefirst-served basis. Early registration is recommended as

New sighting of roaming peacock; could there be 2? By Erica Thomas, managing editor

TRUSSVILLE — A roaming peacock is causing quite a stir around Trussville and Clay. Several sightings have been posted on Facebook and on the Nextdoor app. Now, one neighbor thinks there are more than one. The brightly colored male peacock has been friendly so far. Some people claim they know who the bird belongs to, although the owner has not come forward. Sightings started April 4 with a couple who said they had to swerve to keep from hitting the peacock near Rogers Gas Station on Old Springville Road. That same day, photos of the bird were posted online from the Deerfoot Crossing Subdivision. On April 5, the peacock was spotted near Trussville Clay Road. Two days later, the peacock showed up in the Long-

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meadow Subdivision and later was seen on Old Springville Road near Deerfoot Parkway. There was another sighting reported on Deerfoot Parkway on April 8. Another poster claimed the peacock was at a home on Old Springville Road on April 10. It seemed to be making itself at home there when it got into a tree to take a break. Another sighting was near Trussville Clay Road on April 15. Homeowner Ricki Gardner said he believes there are two different peacocks roaming the area. He said the one he saw

was very friendly. “He mingled with my cats, dog, family and friends that came over to experience his beauty up close,” Gardner said. “We were very entertained, and it was quite educational. We googled peacocks so that we were fully aware of his capabilities and tried to give him the space he needed to not feel threatened.” Gardner also said of all the wild things that could be roaming around his property, a peacock is the least of his worries. “With all the coyotes, hawks, barred owls and such

Photo captured on April 15 by Ricky Gardner

classes fill up quickly. “Nurturing creativity, self-confidence, and personal expression at an early age will benefit our campers throughout their lives,” said TCT Artistic Coordinator Drew Baker. “The lessons they learn here will help them everywhere from the classroom to the board room.” Camp instructors are seasoned theatre professionals who have demonstrated their talents both on stage and off.

This year’s Theatre Camp instructors include Stephen Tyler Davis, Brent Jones, Merry Livingston, Sara Margaret Cates and Rhonda Wooley. Registration, detailed class descriptions, and instructor bios are available at www.theatretusc.com or 205391-2277. More information is also available from Drew Baker, Camp Coordinator, at 205-310-8010 or thebakers35406@att.net.

Famed Voices of Lee to sing at the Cross at Clay April 27

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that keep us on guard daily with our pets, this peacock was a welcome distraction!” said Gardner. He believes the peacock he saw has an owner. The latest sighting was on April 16 on Whitney Drive. According to National Geographic, peacocks are ground-feeders that eat insects, plants and small creatures. They can be testy and do not mix well with other domestic birds. Video of the bird (or one of the birds) is posted on www. TrussvilleTribune.com.

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CLAY — The Voices of Lee will be performing at the Cross at Clay Baptist Church on April 27. The 15-member a capella group at Lee University has become well known after the release of videos on YouTube. Voices of Lee was named the 2018 A Capella Music

Awards Collegiate Group of the Year. The group has performed in Carnegie Hall, The White House, Paris, and on national TV. The performance in Clay will begin at 6 p.m., but doors open at 5 p.m. People are encouraged to come early to get a good seat. The Cross at Clay Baptist Church is located at 6712 Old Springville Rd, Clay.


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Jefferson Memorial will once again host an Easter morning Sunrise Service in the Garden of Old Rugged Cross. For over 40 years, even before there was a funeral home at the location, local Christians have gathered at Jefferson Memorial Gardens on U.S. Highway 11 to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at the annual Sunrise Service. As visitors arrive, they are greeted by musicians with bagpipes and a piano, hot coffee and snacks. The service, which usually lasts for about 45 minutes, includes a message from Chaplain Eddie Adams and select inspirational music. It begins promptly at 6:30 a.m., so arriving early is recommended.

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Calendar April 17 PAINTalks Speaker Series The PAIN Collective in the Department of Psychology at UAB is pleased to present a public lecture by internationally known pain researcher Dr. Jeffrey Mogil (McGIll University, Montreal) at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts on April 17th. His lecture is entitled “Pain in Mice and Men: Ironic Adventures in Translation.” Doors open at 5 PM with the lecture at 5:30 PM. The event is free to the public. April 18 Understanding Medicare Event will be at the Trussville Public Library from 1:00 pm - 2:00 p.m. The educational seminar about Medicare options. Learn about important Medicare Parts A and B topics that could impact you, including enrollment, costs, benefits, etc. Your questions will be addressed by Health Benefits specialist Linda Reynolds. April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday Night Knitting at Trussville Library Monday night knitting group! Join us for fellowship and creativity. All levels of experience are welcome (crocheters welcome too). There should be someone available to help if you need assistance. If you are a beginner wanting to learn how to knit, call the library at 655-2022. April 22 American Girl Club Sign up for the American Girl Club April meeting here! The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Trussville Public Library. The girl featured this month will be Samantha Parkington. Sign up for the event will close on April 15th at 8:00 p.m. Please submit multiple responses if you have more than one child in attendance. The event is open to children aged 5K to 6th grade. There will be no waiting list this year so make sure to sign up before the cut off please. This will

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Bette McKenzie

O b i t u a ry

Apr. 17 - 23, 2019

Carrie Elizabeth Jones McKenzie (Bette Sunshine) As the sun began to rise early Wednesday morning, April 10, 2019, Bette McKenzie was joyfully received into the arms of her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loving family.

Was born August 24, 1929 in Toulminville, Alabama. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama and then went to worked in the Supply Office at Brookley Air Force Base. She was bright and beautiful and won the Miss Brookley Field beauty pageant in 1952.

She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend to all. She filled our lives with love and laughter every moment we spent with her. Her heart was generous and forgiving, she had a wealth of wisdom, and most importantly had a steadfast and sure love for her Creator. She was an accomplished artist, cook, dancer, and “fixer” of all things broken- whether that was your heart or your kitchen sink- there wasn’t anything she couldn’t do. She was strong willed, with a light hearted since of humor.

She met the love of her life and future husband, Larkin T. McKenzie at Brookley AFB. They were married on November 21, 1953 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Toulminville, Alabama. They began their life together in Mobile and had four children before moving to San Antonio, Texas where they lived for many years. Eventually they returned home to Alabama and spent the rest of their lives in Trussville.

Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life, and she was the joy of theirs. Her life’s biggest blessing was her ability to leave you better than you were the last time you saw her. She gave us the courage and confidence to face things both big and small with the assurance in our sovereign God.

She is survived by her brother Harold Jones (Margaret), sister Verna Roberts, and brother David Jones (Rosemary), and four loving children: Karen Camp (the late Dr. Gary Camp), Lauren Powell, Larkin McKenzie Jr (Elizabeth McKenzie), and Donna Sears (Demetre Rizopoulos). Bette was the proud grandmother to ten grandchildren: Dr. Erin Rooker (Dr. Griffin Rooker), Jason Camp, Steele Camp, Dr. Adam Powell (Dr. Meagan Powell), Rachel Casebolt (Timothy Casebolt), Larkin McKenzie III (Brandy Kariuki), Aubrey Somjak (Andrew Somjak), Taylor McKenzie, David Sears (Sarah Sears), and Jenny Garrett (John Garrett), and a devoted great-grandmother to 15 great grandchildren: Dean, Lily, and Everett Rooker, Abigail and Emily Powell, Grayson and Bradley Casebolt, Brian, Lanee, Dalton, Triston, Jax McKenzie, and Jasmine Kariuki, Cordelia and Nathanael Somjak, and Henry Thomas Sears.

Carrie Elizabeth Jones McKenzie (Bette Sunshine) was born August 24, 1929 in Toulminville, Alabama. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama and then went to worked in the Supply Office at Brookley Air Force Base. She was bright and beautiful and won the Miss Brookley Field beauty pageant in 1952. She met the love of her life and future husband, Larkin T. McKenzie at Brookley AFB. They were married on November 21, 1953 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Toulminville, Alabama. They began their life together in Mobile and had four children before moving to San Antonio, Texas where they lived for many years. Eventually they returned home to Alabama and spent the rest of their lives in Trussville. Bette and Larkin proudly raised four children, 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Bette is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Larkin, as well as her parents, Walter and Margaret Jones of Mobile and three of her brothers Gaston, Charles, Paul Jones and two sisters, Lucille Andrews, and Joyce Tatchio.

Bette and Larkin proudly raised four children, 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Bette is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Larkin, as well as her parents, Walter and Margaret Jones of Mobile and three of her brothers Gaston, Charles, Paul Jones and two sisters, Lucille Andrews, and Joyce Tatchio.

Whether you were related to her or not, she was lovingly known as Grandma to everyone she met. She will leave memories filled with pure joy and happiness. Our hearts hurting, but not without hope, for one day we will see her again.

Alfred Peoples

Aged 85, passed away on April 10, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Walter Peoples and Ora Lee Peoples; wife, Edna Mae Hill Peoples; sister, Robbie Holcomb. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Busby (David); brother, Wayne Peoples (Diann); grandchildren, Megan Peoples, Matthew Peoples, Lauren Busby, Joshua Busby, Emily Busby, and Michael Busby.

She is survived by her brother Harold Jones (Margaret), sister Verna Roberts, and brother David Jones (Rosemary), and four loving children: Karen Camp (the late Dr. Gary Camp), Lauren Powell, Larkin McKenzie Jr (Elizabeth McKenzie), and Donna Sears (Demetre Rizopoulos). Bette was the proud grandmother to ten grandchildren: Dr. Erin Rooker (Dr. Griffin Rooker), Jason Camp, Steele Camp, Dr. Adam Powell (Dr. Meagan Powell), Rachel Casebolt (Timothy Casebolt), Larkin McKenzie III (Brandy Kariuki), Aubrey Somjak (Andrew Somjak), Taylor McKenzie, David Sears (Sarah Sears), and Jenny Garrett (John Garrett), and a devoted great-grandmother to 15 great grandchildren: Dean, Lily, and Everett Rooker, Abigail and Emily Powell, Grayson and Bradley Casebolt, Brian, Lanee, Dalton, Triston, Jax McKenzie, and Jasmine Kariuki, Cordelia and Nathanael Somjak, and Henry Thomas Sears.

Online condolences may be expressed at jmgardens.com.

Whether you were related to her or not, she was lovingly known as Grandma to everyone she met. She will leave memories filled with pure joy and happiness. Our hearts hurting, but not without hope, for one day we will see her again.

Online condolences may be expressed at jmgardens.com.

Vickie Lynn Chambers

Ppassed away from this life to her heavenly home peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the age of 68. Vickie was born to parents, Rueben and Carol Jones Melton, of Leeds, AL on May 27, 1950. She attended Leeds High School. After graduating she attended Jefferson State Community College and Graduated with a nursing degree. Vickie served as a NICU nurse at UAB and Children’s of Alabama for several years. She was a loving wife, sister, aunt and friend to many. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Richards Chambers; her mother, Carol Jones Melton; her brother, Larry Melton. She leaves behind to cherish her memory includes her father, Rueben Melton; her sisters, Karen Melton Wilhite (Buddy) and Renee Melton Dewberry; her brothers, Randall Melton (Joyce) and Dwight Melton, as well as, nieces, Wendy, Vanessa, Amber and nephew, Joshua; great nephews, Jack, Teddy, Ian, Kody and Hank. The family would like to thank the staff of Trussville Health for the care they provided to her during her two years stay. Online condolences may be expressed at jmgardens.com.

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Edna Vinson Roberts

Age 73, of Pinson, passed away on April 9, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Lamar Roberts; her children, Lissa Gulledge (Tod), David Roberts, and DeWayne Roberts (Stephanie); 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Joseph Henry Vinson, Jr., and Donald A. Vinson; and numerous friends.

Douglas Glover

In love and infinite wisdom God has released from suffering, and calling into that new and longer life, the gentle spirit of our dearly beloved Mr. Douglas Kenneth Glover who passed into the arms of Jesus at the age of 68 on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Birmingham V A Medical Center, Birmingham, Al. Mr. Douglas Kenneth Glover was born to the union of the late Mr. Isaac Glover and Mrs. Glovina Glover Babbs on June 9, 1950 in Edna, Alabama where he resided until the age of thirteen before moving to live with his grandmother the late Mrs. Sally Ofelia Eubanks in York, Alabama.There he attended school at York West End High School and graduated in 1970. He went on to join the United States Army and met Elizabeth Carmichael while stationed at Fort McClellan, Al. He retired with 21 years of service to his country (1970-1991) with the Rank of Senior NCO (SFC-E7). He was a faithful member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama where he served as Trustee for many years. He was employed with AAA Cooper Transportation Company for approximately 10 years before becoming self-employed in the trucking business until his health began to fail. Mr. Glover was preceded in death by his Father, Isaac Glover; Grandmother, Sally Ofelia Eubanks; Brother, James Oliver Glover; wife, Elizabeth Carmichael Glover. Mr. Glover is survived by a loving family, extended church family and a wealth of lifelong friends. He leaves to cherish his memories: Two daughters, Rachel Glover-Knighton (Arthur), Daphne Glover; One son, Douglas Glover, all of Birmingham, Al; His loving mother, Glovina Glover Babbs of Talladega, Al; Four brothers, Ronnie Eubanks (Johnnie) of Daleville, Al, Jack Babbs (Brenda) of Oxford, Al, Gene Babbs of Talladega Al, and John Babbs of Carrollton, GA; Three sisters, Joyce Robbins (Leroy) of Goodwater, Al, Deborah Dye (George), and Helen Lawler, both of Talladega, Al; Special niece, Puracenta “CeCe” Barclay (Tim) of Talladega, Al; Special aunt, Mae Ella Ward of York, Al; Four grandchildren, Brandon Knighton (Bryana), Trent Knighton, Brooke Knighton, Sydney Jackson; Three great-grandchildren, Julian Knighton, Jace Knighton and Jemma Knighton; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Online condolences may be expressed at jmgardens.com.

Nancee Carolyn Rowe, lovingly known as Granny

Peacefully passed away while surrounded by her family on April 6th, 2019 at St. Vincent’s East hospital in Trussville, AL. Nancee was born on May 20th, 1938 in Missouri to Marion and Margret Jones. She was one of five children. Following high school graduation, Nancee served in the US Navy as a corps nurse. She was married on September 22nd, 1961 to Donald Rowe. They raised 2 daughters together. Granny will always be remembered for her empathy and love for those close to her. She dedicated decades of her life to raising and nurturing not only her children but her many grandchildren. Nancee is preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Margaret Jones, her husband, Donald Rowe, her brother, David Jones, and her granddaughter, Laura Whittington. She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter and caregiver, Michelle Rowe Wilson, and her son-in-law and caregiver, Shain Wilson of Clay, AL, Daughter Diana Rowe Ventura of Winder AL. Five grandchildren Lesley Whittington Guzman (Jose Guzman), Andrew Whittington (Jessica Whittington), Colton Wilson, Chase Wilson, and Courtney Wilson, Four great granddaughters, Victoria Guzman, Gabriela Guzman, Peyton Guzman and Sadie Whittington. She is also survived by her sister Joyce St. John, and brothers Dwight and Alan Jones. Granny will be forever remembered in the hearts of those she touched. Online condolences may be expressed at jmgardens.com.

Billy Cleland

Age 75, passed away April 5, 2019. Billy enjoyed golf, gardening, fishing, and ALABAMA Football and Basketball. He was preceded in death by his parents Erskin and Ruth Cleland, daughter Christina Anne Cleland, and brother Bobby Cleland. Chapel services will be held on Wednesday at 2pm with visitation from 1pm until service time. He is survived by his daughters Carmen Cleland, and Shawn Barakat Dahhan, sister Brenda Sheckels, grandchildren Anissa Lewis, Laith Dahhan, Malik Dahhan, and Safia Dahhan. Online condolences may be expressed at jmgardens.com.

George S. Massey Jr.

Age 89, of Vestavia, passed away April 15, 2019. A family man, a retired homebuilder and member of St John’s Methodist church. He leaves behind a legacy of Laughter, Friendships, and Love for all his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Delores Massey, parents George and Kate Keith, siblings Louise, Frances, Ella, Ruth, Harry, Frank and Burton. He is survived by his sons, Eric Massey (Linda), Steve Massey (Donna), and Geoff Massey (Ellen); grandchildren, Clint (Lezlie), Grant (Megan), Dylan (Lauren), Kate, Mollie, and Jack Massey, Mallory Gibson (Scott), Macey Rubright (Jim); and great-grandchildren Jackson and Taylor Massey, Miller and May Gibson, Jack and Della Rubright. Chapel services will be at Noon on Thursday with visitation from 5pm until 7pm Wednesday. The family would like to thank Kristin Hulsey, A Season of Care and all of Dad’s caregivers for the care, compassion and incredible love they showed Dad.


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Faith

Kids talk about God: What can we learn from the road to Emmaus? By Carey Kinsolving and Friends

As a journalist, I can imagine the conversation with the two Emmaus-bound disciples as a post-resurrection interview carried by a major television network. What makes this account so unusual is that Jesus plays the role of the interviewer. Instead of the camera fading at the end of the interview, Jesus fades when the disciples discover his true nature. What can we learn from this mysterious appearance? "They didn't recognize him because he was probably wearing raggedy clothes, and it didn't look like Jesus," says Cory, 9. We shouldn't expect God to meet our preconceived ideas of how he should appear. God isn't confined to a Sunday morning

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church service or a trip to a foreign mission field. Jesus will appear whenever and wherever he chooses. If our hearts aren't prepared, we'll keep walking down the road of life without seeing him. "They thought he was

dead," says Kendall, 7. "They didn't know he was alive," adds Adam, 10. Although Jesus' resurrection is the difference between Christianity and all other afterlife claims, many believers live as if Jesus remains in the tomb. The reality of this new life somehow gets lost amid bills to pay, errands to run and the business of everyday life. How many Christians can assert the reality of the resurrection in the Apostle Paul's life: "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20)? Live by your life or the Lord's resurrected life. Heaven's invasion of this planet be-

gan with Jesus' incarnation and continues with his indwelling presence in the life of every Christian. Like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, we can remain oblivious to spiritual reality as we journey, or we can take time to break bread with the Master and have our eyes opened. "They did not know him because their brains were thinking of that awful thing that happened in Jerusalem," says Trip, 8. The Academy Award-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind" portrays the wonder and fragility of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash Jr. There's a sense in which Nash's story is our own. Our minds can be truly beautiful or deeply dark. Only a renewed mind fixed on the resurrected Christ has the capacity for true resilience

and beauty. God wants all Christians to experience a new world of grace, forgiveness and understanding beyond the dark grip of jealousy, bitterness, revenge and other mental sins that can drive us into depression and even insanity. On the website for "A Beautiful Mind," it says, "He saw the world in a way no one could have imagined." Wasn't the problem of the disciples on the road to Emmaus a lack of seeing? They couldn't imagine a world in which Jesus had broken the chains of death. Isn't this our problem as well? On Easter morning, we put on our finest clothes to celebrate his resurrection only to find that it's the same old thing on Monday morning. We long for the reality of the new world promised by Jesus' resurrection only to find ourselves swal-

lowed up in the drudgery of the old world. "They didn't recognize him at first because their eyes weren't opened. When Jesus broke the bread, then their eyes were opened," says Mandy, 11. Stop your journey today, and break the bread of fellowship with the resurrected Lord. Only then will your eyes be opened to the reality of his presence and the availability of his resurrection life. Just as he shared bread with those disciples, he longs to share his life with you today. "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.

A Friday to remember Michael J. Brooks

The wind in my face was bitterly cold in downtown Dallas a few years ago since the winter weather was yet lingering. My continuing education classes had ended at the seminary in nearby Ft. Worth, so the afternoon was free for some sightseeing. A chill came over me independent of the temperature when I walked onto Dealey Plaza and saw firsthand those sights emblazoned in my memory from childhood: Elm Street, the triple overpass and the sixth-floor window.

I thought back to that terrible Friday in November, 1963. Our class had just returned from lunch when Mr. Vines, our principal, made an announcement on the intercom. “Boys and girls,” he said, “some of you may have heard already that our president’s been shot. Let’s try to finish out the day in school and I’ll let you know the latest news when I hear more.” Nevertheless, the senseless death of President Kennedy so paralyzed us that I don’t remember our doing much work in school that Friday afternoon. I remember my family and me

Jimmie Hale Mission looking for Easter donations From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — The Jimmie Hale Mission is asking for donations to help feed those in need for Easter. The Christian-based nonprofit ministers to the spiritual and physical needs of the poor and to those hurting. The ministry was started in 1944 and has grown to include several programs, including homeless shelters, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs and learning centers. There is a link to donate on www. trussvilletribune.com. The money will go towards food and spiritual support for the mission.

glued to the old black-andwhite television throughout the weekend and during the president’s funeral the next week. That Friday in November will live in the bad memory section of my brain forever. This week the world remembers another bleak Friday on which Jesus of Nazareth was murdered. His death was senseless, too, for he’d done no wrong. In fact, bribed witnesses had to be brought in to lie about him at his trial. One of the thieves who died with him realized Jesus' innocence when he said, “We are punished justly, for we are

By Michael J. Brooks

getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing

wrong" (Luke 23: 41). British writer Richard Jefferies told of a little boy who gazed at a graphic painting of Calvary and exclaimed, “If God had’a been there, he wouldn’t have let them do it!” But God was there! He wasn't removed from the event at Calvary. Paul insisted “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself" (2 Corinthians 5:19). God was present at the cross, and he showed us that he loves us in spite of disobedience, that he offers forgiveness to all and that he wants to be our partner in building a life

filled with hope. God’s redemptive plan wasn’t completed on Friday. The Father was faithful to his son and raised him on the third day. Now God promises to welcome all his children on the other side of death. In light of God’s ultimate plan we believers have renamed that awful Friday. We call it Good Friday. And so it is. -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.

Trussville woman among "Scale Back Alabama" winners From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

MONTGOMERY — A Trussville woman was among 18 men and women in Alabama who won cash prizes for Scale Back Alabama. Cheryl Moore of Trussville and her partner in the contest, Debbie Stephens, of Birmingham, were second prize winners in the statewide contest. More than 51,000 pounds were lost from January through April, and lots of healthy habits were formed. In all 17,682 team members participated, and there were 3,252 people who lost at least 10 pounds.

Alabama currently has the fifth highest rate of obesity in the country, something that can lead to high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and many other diseases. According to the contest sponsors, Scale Back Alabama is a once a year challenge that is meant to bring awareness to the program and to help individuals eat better foods and exercise more. The Alabama Hospital Association, Alabama Department of Public Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama are the sponsors of the program, which is now in its 13th year. In addition, the names of 40 individuals were randomly selected to win cash prizes for their weight loss of 10 pounds or more.

2019 Winners First Place – $1,000 each Celia Moore of Falkville and Cassandra Graves of Town Creek, Ala. Healthy Chargers; Teresa Shurtz and Rick Shurtz of Madison, Ala. Jamie Dobbins and Aaron Burch of Mobile, Ala. Second Place – $500 each Dynamic Duo; Jessica Price of Prattville and Jessica Chentelle Sprouse of Montgomery, Ala. Debbie Stephens of Birmingham and Cheryl Moore of Trussville, Ala. Smallsville; Jose Rodriguez of Fairhope and Elizabeth Day of Irvington, Ala. Third Place – $250 each

Shavia Safford of Bay Minette and Ellen Maier of Mobile, Ala. Fitout Guru’s; Jimmie Wiggins of Semmes and Paul Shepperson of Mobile, Ala. Shake and Bake; Kevin Harrison and Anthony Johnson of Mobile, Ala. In addition, three Alabama schools were awarded special recognition and prizes that promote good nutrition and physical activity habits for students. 2019 Scale Back Alabama School Winners First Place –Morris Mills Elementary School Second Place – Opp High School Third Place – Haleyville High School

PLANS, from front page

U.S. 11. “There is money administered by the regional planning commission that is federal dollars,” explained Hill. “Those monies would be available to us to commence all of the preliminary work necessary for the permanent improvements at the four-way stop.” He stressed the need for permanent improvements to accommodate the growing needs of the city. Hill expects the preliminary engineering costs to reach $770,000 with 80% of the money to come from federal funding through the highway authority. The first step, according to Hill, is for Mayor William Isley to send a letter to the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham requesting access to the funding for the preliminary engineering. The commission was created by the State of Alabama to serve Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties. The council agreed, during the regular session, to approve the letter. Regular Session Mayor Isley brought the regular session to order after

the discussion. The council approved the minutes of the April 1 meeting, which also dealt largely with growth plans for the community. New Business The first new item on the agenda was the need for repairs to one of the city’s fire trucks. Chief Richard Harvey brought the request to the council which approved the purchase of parts and labor for an amount up to $2,000. The council approved the renewal of a contract with the St. Clair County Commission and the St. Clair County’s Sheriff’s Office for inmate

incarceration. The contract is essentially the same as the current agreement and extends for a period of three years. The new contract includes the cost of housing inmates and adds the cost of providing medical care on site when needed. The medical service is currently provided but was not detailed in the previous contract. Abraham Odrezin, a landscape architect with Lorberbaum McNair Odrezin, or LMO Partners, addressed the council regarding the master plan for the proposed Big Canoe Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve, part of the For-

ever Wild project which has been ongoing in the city, is expected to include more than 400 acres of land near Homestead Hollow. Odrezin discussed the possible use of the nature preserve for hiking trails, birding, fishing, school field trips, research and canoeing activities, among other uses and cited possible funding sources that could become available once a plan is developed. A $25,000 grant has already been obtained to design and construct a gated entrance to the property. Other funding sources are being pursued to

develop the park which is expected to generate revenue and tourism for the city, according to Mayor Isley. “The budget of the city for the current year has not included services for this project,” said Isley. “So, anything we do now will be outside of our budget. Sometimes, engineering services are. We’ll need to meet as a group to decide what that projected budget is.” The council agreed on the importance of proceeding with the development. A motion was made and passed to work with LMO Partners for the creation of a master plan for the

design of the park with an item of expenditure up to $12,000 which is expected to be as much as 80 hours of work. Mayor’s Report Mayor Isley closed the meeting with his Mayor’s Report. He discussed the emergency siren system within the city. The county commission contacted Mayor Isley suggesting sirens are not reliable. The county no longer wants to maintain the use of sirens as a storm alert system. Chief Harvey said the city currently maintains two alert sirens within the city but agreed weather radios and smartphone apps are more reliable. Easter The Springville Chamber of Commerce, along with local churches, will be hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt at Big Springs Park on Saturday the 20th beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at noon. Mayor Isley said the hunt will feature 10,000 eggs hidden in the park. Next Meeting The next regularly scheduled meeting of the council will be Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m., with a work session preceding the meeting at 5:30 p.m.


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Politics

Bill would stop seizure of assets without criminal conviction; law enforcement opposed By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News

Legislation pending in the Alabama Senate would prohibit law enforcement agencies from seizing the assets of people who haven’t been convicted of a crime. “I think that’s how the public assumes it works — before the government takes people’s stuff, there has to be a conviction or a plea,” said Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur. But that’s not always the case under Alabama’s civil asset forfeiture law. Currently, police can seize property if they have reason to believe it was criminally gained. Even if there’s no conviction, law enforcement can keep the property with a civil court order. The property owner must prove his or her property wasn’t part of a crime — at his or her own expense. “The law was originally established to go after the ill-gotten gains of drug kingpins and those who were profiting from their criminal activities,” Orr said. “But it’s being used for low-level crimes for defendants who can’t afford a lawyer on the civil side (to get their property returned).” Orr’s Senate Bill 191 would require a conviction in order for seized property to be kept by law

enforcement and makes the seizure part of the criminal proceedings, not a separate civil action. The property could also be forfeited in a plea agreement. The Alabama District Attorneys Association is opposed to the bill. “We believe the bill is flawed in many ways, including constitutionally,” association executive director Barry Matson said last week. He argues criminal proceedings should remain separate from civil asset seizure. Matson said DAs didn’t see SB191 until the day it was filed earlier this month. It cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 12-0 vote the following day and was on the Senate floor for a vote the next. Matson said law enforcement asked that the vote be delayed. “The sheriffs, the chiefs, no one has been contacted about (the bill),” Matson said. Calls to the Alabama Sheriff’s Association and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police were not returned. Law enforcement has opposed previous civil asset forfeiture reforms in the State House, arguing it is an essential crime-fighting tool. “I’m trying to correct the narrative that police are terrible,” Matson

said. Last year, the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center examined 1,110 civil asset forfeiture cases in 14 counties from 2015. In 827 cases, a total of $2.2 million was awarded for law enforcement. One-fourth of the cases were against people never charged with a crime, according to Appleseed. They forfeited $670,000. Eighteen percent of cases where charges were filed involved simple possession of marijuana or paraphernalia. Not exactly kingpin-level drug activities, advocates for change say. “We found that in half of the cases examined, the amount of cash involved was $1,372 or less,” said Carla Crowder, executive director of Appleseed. “The government has clearly extended the use of civil forfeiture beyond the original intent.” Many cannot afford the attorney who could help them get it back, and attorneys’ fees would most likely stack up beyond $1,372, Crowder said. “We have the government allowing government agencies to directly profit, to the detriment of individual property owners,” said Shay Farley, policy counsel for

Southern Poverty Law Center. Farley said law enforcement agencies are underfunded. “But the answer is not to take property from individuals without proving criminal behavior,” she said. “No one should profit from crime or alleged criminal behavior, including those responsible for enforcing the law. That’s what this is, it’s called ‘policing for profit.’” Matson disputes the report and said some of the cases cited involved defendants who police “flipped” to go after larger criminals. “If they do that, we don’t charge him, but we don’t give him his money back because it’s drug money,” Matson said. He also said he’s studied the real-life examples cited by advocates as people who have lost their belongings without convictions. He questions their innocence and said the seizures were justified. Orr’s bill also requires the Alabama Attorney General to create a searchable public database that includes: The name of an agency that seized property; the type of property seized, alleged criminal offense, the outcome of the defendant’s criminal case and where the seized property or money is distributed. The attorney general’s office

Congressman Palmer reintroduces Retirement Freedom Act From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

WASHINGTON — Congressman Gary Palmer (RAL) recently reintroduced the Retirement Freedom Act (H.R. 2108), which would allow senior citizens to opt out of Medicare without losing their Social Security benefits. Companion legislation was introduced by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). “This bill would empower seniors by giving them more

control over their healthcare decisions,” said Palmer. “Peo-

ple should not be forced to give up their private insurance because their Social Security is being held hostage,” Palmer. “Our Retirement Freedom Act gives seniors the ability to act in their own best interest without bureaucrats threatening to take away their Social Security.” Said Cruz. If passed, H.R. 2108 would decouple Social Security and Medicare, allowing seniors to keep their private insurance without losing Social Securi-

ty benefits. Currently, seniors must forfeit Social Security if they do not enroll in Medicare Part A. This link between the two programs acts as a mechanism to force Medicare enrollment, which is an overreach by the Social Security Administration and a serious restriction on seniors’ freedom of choice in their healthcare, according to Palmer’s statement. H.R. 2108 seeks to give that freedom back and to be one step towards fixing the entitlement system.

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Alabama bill would allow concealed carry without permit From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

MONTGOMERY — State Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa has proposed a bill that would allow citizens to carry a concealed handgun in public without having to get a permit. The Senate Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing on the bill next week, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The Senate Judiciary Committee originally planned to host

the hearing on Wednesday. However, the committee adjourned before the hearing could take place due to time constraints. The Tuscaloosa News said that several state sheriffs and representatives from Moms Demand Action were on hand for the hearing. Allen has proposed this bill for several years. According to The Tuscaloosa News, he believes it is an issue of people being able to bear arms without a fee.

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ruled that law enforcement violated the constitutional prohibition on excessive fines when they seized a Land Rover from an Indiana man who pleaded guilty to selling $225 worth of heroin to undercover officers. Besides Alabama Appleseed and the Southern Poverty Law Center, Alabama’s chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is advocating for it. NFIB state director Rosemary Elebash said civil asset forfeiture reform is a priority issue for the organization this year and lawmakers were sent a letter saying so. “Our members were surprised that assets could be seized without a conviction, sometimes even without an indictment,” Elebash said. The bill has seven co-sponsors, including Sens. Rodger Smitherman and Linda Coleman-Madison, both Birmingham Democrats, Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, Sen. Tom Butler, R-Huntsville, and Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville. “Everyone supports law enforcement, but the current day practice has exceeded the contemplated boundaries when the law was passed years ago to allow civil asset forfeiture,” Orr said.

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did not return a request for comment. Earlier this year, the Alabama District Attorneys Association and others announced the creation of a voluntary database where law enforcement can give details on property seizures. The database is not public, but a report will be released at the end of the year. “Let’s see where the problem is, if there’s a problem,” Matson said. “If there is, we’ll be in the front row trying to fix it.” ‘Everyone supports law enforcement’ Eleven states—California, Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont—require a criminal conviction to engage in some or all forfeiture proceedings, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. California, Iowa and Ohio exclude property valued under a certain amount from the criminal conviction requirement. North Carolina, New Mexico and Nebraska have abolished civil forfeiture entirely. The Arkansas Legislature voted last month to end the practice. Civil asset seizures gained renewed interest this year when in February the U.S. Supreme Court

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Each week, The Trussville Tribune invites students to submit stories to Tribune Kids for their own special column. The list of the upcoming topics will help you plan. Please also try these guidelines in order for students to have a better chance of having their writings published. Please send all writings to tribunekids@gmail.com or bring to The Tribune located at 190 Main Street, Trussville.

TRIBUNE KIDS MONTHLY WRITING

C O R N E R

Easter Have you ever seen the Easter Bunny? If so, what does he look like? If not, what do you think he looks like? Deadline Date: April 21 Publish Date: April 24

TRIBUNE KIDS MONTHLY WRITING

GUIDELINES

1. Keep length between 50 and 100 words.

2. Follow directions for the topic. Creativity is great but is the entry on topic? 3. Make sure all entries are legible. 4. Include students’ name, school, grade and parent’s email on each entry submitted. 5. Screen for appropriateness. We try to avoid potentially embarrassing entries, but sometimes it is not obvious. Note: Parents or teachers should include a note if an entry is exceptional for a particular student that might not otherwise stand out.

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Springville varsity softball beats the Bucs, 9-4 By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor

HOOVER — Springville varsity softball pulled off a 9-4 win over Hoover Friday, April 12. The Bucs wasted no time setting things off when, in the bottom of the first, Abby Fortner singled on a 3-2 count and scored a run. The Tigers clawed their way back, and thanks to a home run See SOFTBALL, Page 20

HT varsity softball fends off Vestavia Hills 9-1 By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor

T R U S S V I L L E Hewitt-Trussville varsity softball blew by Vestavia Hills 9-1 Thursday, April 14. Molly Cobb had the mound for the Huskies. She pitched for five innings giving up two hits and zero runs. Cobb struck out 11 and walked won. Kaitlyn Hughes pitched two innings for the Huskies. Olivia Renta had the loss for the Rebels. Renta gave See HT VARSITY, Page 20

4/19, 7:30 PM vs Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs

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4/21, 4 PM vs Jackson Generals

CCHS student athlete named Boys’ and Girls’ Club Youth of the Year for Alabama CLAY — A student-athlete from Clay-Chalkville High School has been named The Boys’ and Girls’ Club youth of the year for the state of Alabama. Aronde Khalil Bell won the honor after years of service to the organization. Although to anyone that knows Bell it wasn’t a surprise. He brings attention, focus and devotion to everything he does. That includes with the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, in the classroom and on the baseball field where he plays second base for the Clay-Chalkville Cougars. “Khalil is one of the hardest workers on our team,” said head baseball coach Chris Tinsley. “He is the true heartbeat of our team. He is a guy that gets to the field early to get extra swings in before practice, and a guy that stays after practice to get extra work in.” Tinsley is impressed with more than just Bell’s commitment to the ball team. “Khalil is an excellent student,” said Tinsley. “He is a member of the National Honor Society, an Ambassador for CCHS, he serves on the Heritage Panel, and is also a Senior

Khalil Bell

Class officer.” “Khalil is a fantastic young man and great role model for young people to look up to.” Said Tinsley. “He is in church every Sunday with his family. He is the type of kid that will be successful in everything he does just by the way he carries himself and by the way he cares for and leads others.” For Tinsley, it has been special to watch Bell develop from a middle school student into an impressive young man. “It has been an honor to be able to coach him,” said Tinsley. “Watching him grow as a baseball player from his eighth-grade year to know has

been incredible. He plays the game the right way with a lot of passion. I believe he truly loves playing the game of baseball because he is always talking during the course of the game and he always has that smile on his face that young kids have when they are playing. Bell has been attending The Boys and Girls Club for eight years. He started out there as a kid and eventually became a counselor. “When I was a kid, I went to a summer camp, and I didn’t like it too much,” said Bell. “And one of my friends he moved to the Boys’ and

Pinson Valley varsity softball loses to Gordo 5-0 By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor

Girls’ Club, in Clay, Alabama, and I just decided that I wanted to make that step and I’ve just loved it ever since.” Since then Bell has been promoted to the position of a coordinator. A coordinator does everything that a counselor does; such as to give snacks, play games with the kids, give them a lesson in character development, but the coordinator has the added responsibility of organizing where the councilors go and what they do. In addition to his love for serving and helping youth Bell loves the sport of baseball and his team. “I started playing when I was four years old,” said Bell. “I’ve been playing on summer league, teams, little-league teams always the way up until now. There were some hard times like in seventh grade I was cut from the baseball tryouts, and I had to come back the next year and try to make it. That was a pretty brought road right there, but I’ve tried to stick to it and make sure I’m working on my craft, but at the same time make sure I’m

PINSON — Pinson Valley varsity softball fell to Gordo 5-0 at the Saturday, April 13, game. Gordo put a run on the board earlier by capitalizing on an error and a single by Ansley Wells in the top of the first inning. Ka’Mya Hampton had

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A great weekend for HT soccer at the Southern Coast Cup From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

FOLEY – It was a great weekend for Hewitt-Trussville soccer as the varsity boys, JV girls and JV boys competed in the Southern Coast Cup in Foley. The varsity boys won all three of their games over the weekend. The Huskies first defeated


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Center Point honors boys, girls varsity basketball teams By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor

CENTER POINT — The Center Point City Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring and congratulating the Center Point High School varsity boys’ basketball team for the achievement of making it to the ASHAA 5A Championship basketball game. The team was invited to stand and be personally congratulated by members of the council and Center Point Mayor Tom Henderson. “Whereas the city council and mayor of the city of Center Point, Alabama, are pleased to congratulate and honor the Center Point Eagles varsity boys’ basketball team for an outstanding season,” said Henderson, “…whereas through hard work, practice and excellent play the Center Point Eagles boys’…went on to win the Northeast Regional Championship and the first round of the Final Four game against Bibb County before losing to Wenonah for the Class 5A Championship, ending their season yet clinching the 2018/2019 season title for Class 5A state runner up...Now therefore, be it resolved that the city council and Mayor of the city of Center Point grateful-

Center Point boys, girls varsity basketball teams

ly acknowledge, honor and congratulate the members of the Center Point Eagles boys’ varsity basketball team for an outstanding season and for representing the city and its citizens with distinction. The city council and the mayor wish the players and the coaches continued success in all future endeavors…” The Center Point City Council unanimously passed a resolution similarly honoring and congratulating the Center Point High School varsity girls’ basketball team. Henderson read the resolution aloud as the girls’ team assembled to be personally honored and congratulated by the mayor and the council. “Whereas the city council and mayor of the city of Center Point, Alabama, are pleased to congratulate and honor the Center Point Eagles varsity girls’ basketball team for an outstanding sea-

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up nine hits and nine runs over the five innings that she pitched. The Huskies offense got to work quick putting up their first run in the bottom of the first when Crystal Maze took a walk and scored a run. Hewitt-Trussville put up three more runs in the third with Hannah Dorsett, Anyce Harvey, and Riley Tyree all getting

runs during the inning. Maze, Hannah Borden, and Cobb gave multiple hits for the Huskies effort Thursday. The Huskies had a total of 9 hits and turned them into nine runs. The Huskies had one error for the game. Vestavia Hills had nine hits for the days which translated to four runs. The Rebels had one error for the game.

son," said Henderson, "... whereas through hard work and practice and excellent play for the Center Point Eagles girls’ basketball team under the direction of Coach Ulysses Hanes finished first during regular season play and won the Area 10 Tournament…and now therefore be it resolved that the city council and the mayor of the city of Center Point gratefully acknowledge and honor the members of the Center Point Eagles varsity girls’ basketball team for an outstanding season and for representing the city and its citizens with distinction. The city council and mayor wish the players and the coaches continued success in all future endeavors…” A large round of applause accompanied each of these teams as they were honored, congratulated and acknowledged.

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working on my education and at boys and girls club.” “I’m more of a hitter,” said Bell. “Mainly because I play second base and not a lot of balls get hit there, but I’m ready for them when they get there. And with hitting; I always love just getting in the cage and working.” As much as he loves the game, Bell was prepared to say goodbye to it at the end of his senior year. However, that is not to be the case. “Going into this season, I really thought this was my last year.” “I was just making sure I was on it because I didn’t want to leave anything on the

table. And I went to the Samford Showcase, and the coach saw me there, and I’m just thankful for that day.” “I have a baseball scholarship to Bishop State Community College,” said Bell. “I got that, and I’m trying to work it back so I can get back home to U.A.B. and finish my two years and go to med school there.” Bell did not hesitate to share what he has learned. “You got to have fun with it. If you’re not having fun with the game, it’s going to be hard to stay. Once you find that joy and love for the game, then you’ll do anything for it and if you want to keep play-

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by Ma’Kalyn Kyser, scored three runs in the top of the sixth. On top of Kyser’s homerun, Karli Davidson gave the Tigers two more homers: one in the third and one in the fifth. In a game that went for six innings, Abby Swaney had the mound for Springville for the duration. Swaney gave up five hits and four runs; she struck out seven. Brookelyn Cannon took the loss for the Bucs. Cannon gave up nine runs, 13 hits and struck out one. Cannon had the mound for five and a third innings. The Tigers put up 14 hits on Friday’s game. Contributing to multiple hits were Emily Rob-

Springville varsity softball

inson, Kyndall Gipson, McKenzie Spivey, Sandlin Short and Davidson. Robinson had the most with three hits in four atbats.

PINSON VALLEY, from page 19

the loss for the Indians. She gave up one hit, two runs and struck out fine in her one inning on the mound. Bethany Vintson had the mound for Gordo. She gave up zero runs on one hit and struck out five. Vintson pitched for seven innings. Hope Cole was the In-

ing you’ve got to be able to go that route.” Bell was also quick to acknowledge and praise the support system that has helped him achieve so much in his young life. “One thing I always like to think about whether I’m on the field or in the classroom is the people that support me every day,” said Bell. “Whether it be my girlfriend, my mom, my dad, my grandmother, my siblings, my coach, even all the kids at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. They look up to me and support me and anything I do. I want to make sure I do it for them and God.”

Hoover had one error for the game. Springville had zero errors for the game.

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dian’s top hitter of the day with one hit in three at-bats. Gordo put up nine hits for the day and got five runs off of them. Gordo had one error in the game. Pinon Valley had one error in the game.

Lafayette, Georgia, 7-0. Eric Besse and Myles Cornett recorded hat tricks. Next, Hewitt-Trussville defeated Daphne 2-1 behind goals from Besse and Cornett. Finally, Hewitt-Trussville bested Arlington, Tennessee, 4-0. Jacob Crow had two goals in that match.

The JV girls won the tournament title. Hewitt-Trussville defeated Chelsea, Gulf Shores and Daphne over the weekend. The Huskies scored a total of 20 goals and did not give up a single goal on the weekend. The JV boys also had a win in the tournament.

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