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Miss Teen USA: Trussville’s Taylor Elliott goes for the crown Saturday night

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --It's been a whirlwind of a year for Trussville's Taylor Elliott and tonight she has a chance for a crowning achievement. In the last 12 months, Elliott has been crowned Miss Teen Alabama USA, graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School where she ranked 16th in her class with a 4.2 GPA. , and been diagnosed with Vitiligo.  Despite a busy year, Saturday night she'll be focused o ...

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Birmingham Zoo adds new black bear exhibit

By Bernard Troncale, Alabama News Center If you want to see bear claws somewhere besides your local doughnut shop, head to the Birmingham Zoo’s new Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail that is set to open Saturday, Aug. 8, at noon. The Birmingham Zoo will open to the public the new Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail Saturday, Aug. 8 at 12 p.m. in Birmingham. (Bernard Troncale/Alabama NewsCenter)Though ...

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New movie production has local connections

By Lori Leopard TRUSSVILLE --A new movie in production that is gathering national attention has local connections. Trussville attorney Rick Stotser and Hewitt High School student Savannah Walls are involved with the film, I’m Not Ashamed. The movie is based on the writings of Columbine student, Rachel Scott who was the first victim shot in the Columbine tragedy in April of 1999. The film will bring notable ...

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Small crowns give local girls big platform

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Two area girls are moving onward to represent Trussville in the Miss Alabama and Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen Pageant. Both the Miss Trussville Pageant and Miss Trussville’s Outstanding Teen Pageant was held on July 26 at Hewitt-Trussville High School. Cassidy Jacks took the Miss Trussville crown while Sabrina Faire White walked away with the teen crown. [caption id="attachment_ ...

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Trussville native has been “blessed”

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Shirley Ann Davis of Trussville turned 80 years old on July 17th. She celebrated her milestone birthday with family and loved ones at the place she’s called “home” for over 20 years. [caption id="attachment_23761" align="alignleft" width="137"] Shirley Ann Davissubmitted photo[/caption] Davis has been blessed with a large family that includes two daughters, si ...

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Anything but skin deep

Special to The Trussville Tribune By Taylor Elliott Vitiligo. The word rolled off the doctor’s mouth with such ease – without her even missing a beat. Last Tuesday I was diagnosed with a rare skin disease that changes the pigmentation of my skin. Basically, the skin cells in my body that make pigment (or color) are being destroyed and patches of white spots have started to appear on my skin. Before I dive t ...

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Former Trussville resident appearing in off-Broadway solo show

By June Mathews NEW YORK - As if he hasn’t already experienced enough adventures for a lifetime, Trussville native Garrett Robinson is about to embark on another. The New York-based novelist and poet, who presented some of his work in a reading at the Trussville Library early last year, is about to appear in an off-Broadway musical based on one of his novels. “My musical, Letters to Zoey, is adapted from my ...

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Registration deadline for church crisis conference coming up

From staff reports In light of recent world events, remaining alert — even in what we used to consider havens of safety and peace — is imperative. And sadly, preparing for the worst is just as critical. To help local and area church families formulate plans for dealing with medical, fire, severe weather, civil disputes and active shooter emergencies, First Baptist Church Trussville is hosting a Church Crisi ...

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ACTA Theatre auditions coming up for 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

From staff reports Auditions for 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, a haunting new musical by Don Everett Garrett and Kevin Francis Finn, will be August 3 & 4 at 7 p.m. [caption id="attachment_23177" align="alignleft" width="219"] Courtesy of Metro Creative Graphics[/caption] In a small southern town at a house on Royal Street there is said to be a ghost. One Halloween night, a group of young people dare to ...

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Yard sale proceeds to purchase historical marker for Clay cemetery

From staff reports CLAY - The Clay Historical Society and Clay United Methodist Church will host a yard sale on Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a historical marker recognizing the Clay United Methodist Church Cemetery. [caption id="attachment_23542" align="alignleft" width="300"] Proceeds from a yard sale on July 25 will go tow ...

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