'Fit' for the job: Trussville Board of Education names Patrick Martin new superintendent

Just over a month after being named Trussville’s new superintendent of schools, Patrick Martin is still getting to know the community.

Most recently an assistant superintendent for Vestavia Hills City Schools, Martin has spent the last decade working in Jefferson County, and he has an appreciation for what Trussville schools have accomplished over the last 18 years.

“I've learned a lot from Todd Freeman, my superintendent in Vestavia, and so there are some things that I feel like I can bring,”

Mortgage rates are on the rise. Now what? Local experts offer advice to potential home buyers

When the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in early February to combat inflation, one area of concern for many potential homebuyers was how the Fed’s actions would affect mortgage rates and their ability to afford a new home.

However, Clint Thompson, a mortgage officer with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. in Inverness, says the perception that mortgage rates automatically increase following a rise in interest rates is incorrect. “There is always misinformation out there when people hear

Former NBA player shares his story of addiction, recovery

Former college and professional basketball player and motivational speaker Chris Herren brought his powerful and deeply personal message of addiction and recovery to Mountain Brook on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Sponsored by All-In Mountain Brook, a civic organization purposed with protecting the community’s youth, Herren appeared three times at the Mountain Brook High School auditorium, speaking to the high school and middle school students, and addressing a mixed crowd of adults and teenagers.

“We fo

Trussville’s Tim Keith Wins Second World Disc Golf Title In A Row

By Loyd McIntosh, For The Tribune

TRUSSVILLE — For the second consecutive year, Trussville resident Tim Keith won the PDGA Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championship, a five-day competition in Peoria, Illinois from July 12-16. Keith outlasted a competitive field finishing with a five-day total score of 297, five points better than his second-place rival, Mitch McLellan from Norman, Oklahoma.

Center Point apartment complexes to receive $2 million facelift

By Loyd McIntosh, For The Tribune

CENTER POINT — Work has already begun on a $2 million project to redevelop a pair of rundown apartment complexes located in the northern section of Center Point that city leaders hope will spur a new era of economic and residential transformation.

The Upland Apartments and Southwind Apartments were purchased recently by Capstone Realty & Management, a real estate company based in Lakewood, New Jersey, specializing in restoring living environments in underserved communities.

Center Point mayor discusses public safety

By Loyd McIntosh, For The Tribune

CENTER POINT — It’s shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday, July 11, and a handful of citizens have just learned that tonight’s City Council meeting has been postponed for a second time, having originally been scheduled for Thursday, July 7. Despite the cancelation, Center Point Mayor Bobby Scott is still working, spending some time listening to long-time resident Bill Ramsey who has an issue to discuss – some brush he was instructed to pile in front of his house.