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Trussville Chamber accepting applications for scholarships

From Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is accepting scholarship applications.  Applicants must be Hewitt-Trussville seniors or home-schooled seniors who live within the Trussville city limits. A committee has been named to select the recipients and will determine the criteria for awards. A copy of the student’s transcript will be required. Awards will be presented thi ...

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office partners with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is announcing today a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve county-wide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Jefferson County is the largest [caption id="attachment_7223" align="alignleft" width="167"] Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Halephoto courtesy of Jefferson C ...

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Pinson officials continue to make park improvements

By Lee Weyhrich   With council members Dawn Tanner and Joy McCain absent from Thursday’s Pinson City Council meeting, the docket was light. Once again, a major topic of discussion was the new park. While most of the feedback regarding the park has been positive, the council is still addressing some issues. One of these includes rough spots, ruts, and potential hazards on the grounds themselves. The council ...

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Alabama Friends of Cystic Fibrosis makes large donation to fight the disease

From Staff Reports In an effort to continue the fight against Cystic Fibrosis, The Alabama Friends of Cystic Fibrosis recently made a $20,000 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. [caption id="attachment_29689" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Alabama Friends of Cystic Fibrosis, founded by three Trussville families with children affected by the disease, recently made a $20,000 donation to help with ...

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Trussville Councilman Perry Cook announces plans to seek re-election

From Staff Reports Trussville City Councilman Perry Cook has announced his plans to seek re-election for the Place 1 seat he currently holds. Cook previously served on the Trussville Downtown Redevelopment Authority and the Trussville Planning and Zoning Board. Currently, he is liaison to the Streets and Sanitation Department, the Downtown Redevelopment Authority,  and the Industrial Development Board. He a ...

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Stabbing victim found by family members. Homicide investigation continues

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred Thursday morning in the 600 block of 72nd Street South. According to Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards, the victim has been identified as Roselyn Welton, 47, of Birmingham Around 10:30 pm, officers from the East Precinct responded to the listed locati ...

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Ease into gardening with a raised bed

By Melinda Myers     Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling. [caption id="attachment_29646" align="alignleft" width="300"] Raised bed gardens with benches make it easier to plant, maintain and harvest.(Photo by Bonn ...

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Local teachers nominated for “Teacher of the Year”

  From Staff Reports Each spring  each local Jefferson County School nominates a candidate to be Teacher of the Year (TOTY.) The district’s foundation organizes a banquet underwritten by McDonald’s to honor those top teachers at the Florentine Building in downtown Birmingham.  In late April or early May, a state TOTY will be named as well as an alternate.   Local nominees include:   [caption id="attach ...

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Trussville Noon Rotary Club to sponsor pancake breakfast fundraiser

From Staff Reports Applebees in Trussville will be the site for a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, April 9. From 7:30 until 9:30 a.m., the Trussville Noon Rotary Club will be sponsoring the fundraiser.   “Our past projects have included purchasing books for the Trussville Library, supporting food banks, supporting Children’s Hospital, among other things,” said Trussville Noon Rotary Club board memb ...

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Who’s got the power? A state senator or a congressman?

by Steve Flowers   In the literary classic, “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” the author draws parallels to a nation that was on top of the world and because of perverse, grandiose and pompous behavior that dynasty self-destructed and destroyed itself. It was from reading this documentary that the Russian premier Khrushchev believed that we, the United States, would destroy ourselves thus causing ...

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