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Jefferson State to hold Second Annual Judy M. Merritt 5K run & walk

From Staff Reports Jefferson State Community College will hold the Second Annual Judy M. Merritt 5K Run, One-Mile Fun Run / Walk, and Virtual 5K for the community on Saturday, March 19, at the Shelby-Hoover Campus and Veterans Park. [caption id="attachment_29381" align="alignleft" width="224"] submitted photo[/caption] “This event has options for everyone,” said Jefferson State’s Race Director James Buxton. ...

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Former well-known Alabama politicians. Where are they now?

By Steve Flowers A good friend and loyal reader suggested to me that he would like to see a column entitled, “Where Are They Now?” Then I ran into former Gov. Albert Brewer at a Birmingham restaurant and it prompted me to do that column. Gov. Brewer has always been admired by Alabamians as one of the finest people to have ever served in state government. I got to know Gov. Brewer when I was a young page in ...

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Getting youngsters involved in the outdoors is crucial to the future of hunting and conservation.

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources If the weather forecast is anywhere close to accurate, the start of the 2016 turkey season may be déjà vu all over again. Last year, weather was not the turkey hunter’s friend, especially those who were limited to hunting on weekends. With the special youth turkey hunting weekend on the horizon, it looks like rainy weather will affect ...

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Maybe Mayberry had it right after all by shutting down on Sunday

By Dale Jones Editor It is one of my all-time favorite episodes of any sitcom in history.   Malcolm Tucker is a businessman who’s car breaks down about two miles outside of Mayberry. He walks to town, only to find the streets empty, the stores closed, and no people anywhere - except at the church. [caption id="attachment_28642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trussville Tribune editor Dale Jones[/caption] Yo ...

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Schmitt retiring as principal at Paine Elementary

From Staff Reports At the Trussville City Schools Board of Education on Thursday, March 10, the Board accepted the retirement of long-time educator and current principal of Paine Primary School, Mrs. Betsy Schmitt. [caption id="attachment_29363" align="alignleft" width="300"] Appointed the first principal of Paine Primary School in 2003, Schmitt served in that capacity for 13 years.(photo submitted by Sandr ...

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Young readers read with Rotarians

From Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by giving a Dr. Seuss book to about 140 kindergarteners at Paine Primary.  They have been working hard to instill the love of reading in young readers by regular reading sessions with [caption id="attachment_29357" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club gave 140 kindergarten s ...

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Healthsouth Lakeshore recognized as one of the Top 10 inpatient rehab facilities in the U.S.

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the second year. The hospital ranked in the top ten percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2015 and 2012. [caption id="attachment_29354" align="alignleft" width="220"] Healthsouth Lakeshore(submitted photo)[/caption] UDSM ...

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Clay-Chalkville MIddle School band represents well at Georgia Bandmasters assessment

From Staff Reports The Clay-Chalkville Middle School Advanced Band Silver earned all superior marks, with A's in all benchmark categories, this weekend at the Georgia Bandmasters Association regional concert band assessment. [caption id="attachment_29349" align="alignleft" width="199"] Clay-Chalkville Middle School Band(file photo)[/caption] Bainbridge College hosted the event and it featured ensembles from ...

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Suspect flees after kidnapping at Trussville Target

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, a white female was kidnapped in the Target parking lot in Trussville, according to reports from Trussville police. [caption id="attachment_3369" align="alignleft" width="140"] file photo[/caption] According to Captain Jeff Bridges, an unknown black male entered the victim’s vehicle while she was returning her shopping cart in t ...

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Clay-Chalkville’s Kristian Hudson stars before hometown fans

By David Knox Sports Editor Kristian Hudson decided to play her college basketball a long way from home. The Clay-Chalkville graduate, who scored more than 2,000 points in her Lady Cougar career, chose to play basketball at Florida International University in Miami. That’s been a good choice, as the true freshman has had an outstanding season. [caption id="attachment_29325" align="alignleft" width="154"] Kr ...

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