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Hewitt-Trussville trying to ‘make life miserable’ for opponents

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The system is working. First-year Hewitt-Trussville head basketball coach Mike Dutton said before the season got under way that he was “cautiously optimistic” about the team’s chances at a solid 2013-2014 season. “We’re going to play fast,” Dutton said the week before the season started. The Huskies have. Hewitt-Trussville trounced Boaz in the season-opener Nov. 11, winning 65-30 ...

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Pinson Valley alum teaching golf lessons to special needs students

By Gary Lloyd Students with special needs in Valley are learning about the game of golf, thanks to some lessons and time with Abby Vinson, a 2013 Pinson Valley High graduate, and the Point University men’s and women’s golf teams. Since mid-October, Callye McNeal’s special education class at Valley High School has been spending an hour each Thursday afternoon learning the basics of the game and practicing th ...

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Trussville native’s cookbook released

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville native and Miss Point Mallard Katie Malone is releasing a cookbook to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. The cookbook, “From Our House, for the House,” includes 465 recipes from citizens throughout the United States. Local and national celebrities who provided recipes include Bill “Bubba” Bussey, Miss America 2013, Alabama head football coach Nick ...

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Paine Intermediate collects 4,152 items for T.E.A.M.

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Intermediate School last month conducted a Thanksgiving food drive for the Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry and collected 4,152 items. The food drive lasted from Nov. 8-22. [caption id="attachment_10514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Intermediate Schoolphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The Husky Helper Club decorated boxes for each classroom and talked to stude ...

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Attorney general warns of scams surrounding Obamacare

By Gary Lloyd As part of a program to periodically offer consumer awareness notices, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange last week issued a consumer alert warning of fraudulent attempts to steal identification information after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The alert provides details of how consumers may protect themselves and how to safely access legitimate inf ...

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Chamber seeks donations for T.E.A.M. Friday, Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nonperishable items and/or cash donations for the Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry. A Christmas event will be held Friday and Saturday at The Home Depot in Trussville, where people can bring donations. Event hours Friday are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Santa Claus will be on hand for kids to have ...

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HTMS teacher one of 23 for iCivics council

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville Middle School teacher is one of 23 nationally selected for the new iCivics Teachers Council scheduled for the summer of 2014. Leigh Stovall, a seventh-grade teacher, is the lone Alabama teacher selected for the council with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.  The first meeting will be in Washington, D.C. over the summer. iCivics is a nonprofit organization dedicated ...

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JeffCo BOE seeks resumes for vacant seat

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education is seeking letters of interest and resumes for the vacant seat left by Ronald Rhodes, who resigned Nov. 21. The term of the appointment will end in November 2018. Candidates must meet all legal qualifications for the position, including those set out in Section 16-8-1 of the Code of Alabama. Applicants must also reside within the Jeff ...

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Christmas home tour set for Sunday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Eastern Women’s Junior Committee will host its annual Christmas Home Tour on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The EWJC Christmas Home Tour will showcase five homes decorated for the holidays in the Trussville area. All proceeds will benefit Independence Place. The five homes include the Stockton show home, the Marchant family home, the Fulton family home, the Floyd family home an ...

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3 focuses for 2014 legislative session

By Slade Blackwell Over the past few months, I have studied bills to consider sponsoring in this next session and met with constituents to talk about issues and how we can solve them. I am working now to finalize bills and then will be heading to Montgomery at the beginning of January to start the 2014 Legislative Session. While there are many things I would like to see the legislature accomplish during the ...

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