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Local businesses named finalists for Alabama Small Business of the Year Award

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM – The winners of the Alabama Small Business of the year Award were recently announced, with a number of local businesses topping the list. The Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama announced the winners as well as the Emerging Small Business of the Year. Winners were announced during the BCA-CCAA annual meeting in Birmingham Friday. ...

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Local family spreading cheer, charity with holiday lights display

By Megan Miller, Editor GRAYSON VALLEY – One Grayson Valley family has been putting up Christmas lights displays since the early 2000s, but this year the lights show supports a good cause. This holiday season the Burns family is collecting stuffed animal donations to donate to Cops We Care, an organization affiliated with the Birmingham Police Department that distributes new and gently used stuffed animals ...

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HTHS culinary students to cook meal for Christmas Open House

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The old cliché, "too many cooks in the kitchen" does not apply to Hewitt Trussville High School's Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy and American Sign Language students. As part of a distinct partnership, the students will blend hands-on catering experience serving appetizers and desserts they prepared for the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) Bir ...

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I-59 reopens after crash closed highway between Argo and Springville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO --Alabama State Troopers are on scene at 11 a.m. Tuesday of a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 south underneath the U.S. 11 overpass between Argo and Springville. Both lanes are closed at this time. Traffic is backed up for several miles. Southbound motorists can take exit 154 onto U.S. 11 south to avoid the crash area. U.S. 11 will take them to Argo where ...

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Clay cheerleading squads recognized during city council meeting

By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune CLAY — During Monday night’s City Council meeting, the council passed resolutions recognizing the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior Clay Youth Cheerleading Squads. According to the proclamations, each squad performed well during the Central Youth Cheerleading Association cheerleading competition, with the senior squad coming in second place in their division. The junio ...

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School Report: The middle school test scores are in for Trussville, Clay and Pinson

By Bethany Adams TRUSSVILLE –This is the second of a three part series in which The Trussville Tribune will examine the test scores in area elementary, middle and high schools. In the 2013-14 school year, Alabama students in grades three through ten began taking the ACT Aspire test which measured student progress in math and reading on a national scale. The initial scores were an awakening for state schools ...

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Trussville resident named educator of the year by ALOA

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Trussville resident Dr. Elizabeth Steele has been named Educator of the Year by the Alabama Optometric Association (ALOA). The ALOA Educator of the Year Award is presented to a qualified Alabama Doctor of Optometry in recognition of outstanding service on behalf of the profession of Optometry, optometric education and to the visual welfare of the public. Steele graduated ...

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Local church warns of door-to-door soliciting during holidays

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Trussville residents are warning one another about a potential scammer in the area. The person has been going door to door in the Grayson Valley area soliciting funds for Toys for Tots through the Trussville Church of Christ. “We don’t do anything like that as a church,” Pastor Aaron Beard said. “We encourage individuals to donate and serve, but we don’t have an organize ...

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Irondale PD searching for vehicle theft suspect

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports IRONDALE – The Irondale Police Department is looking for a theft suspect. The suspect stole a vehicle in the 4700 block of Crestwood Boulevard over the weekend. Anyone who has information about who the suspect is or his whereabouts should contact the Irondale Police Department at 956-5990 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777. ...

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TCS names elementary, secondary teachers of the year

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – Trussville City Schools has announced the teachers of the month for the 2016-17 school year. [caption id="attachment_36717" align="alignleft" width="300"] Right: Rish Left: Stovall[/caption] Lisa Rish, a second grade teacher at Cahaba Elementary School, has been named elementary teacher of the year. Leigh Stovall, a seventh grade geography and civics te ...

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