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First Baptist Church of Trussville’s pianist tapped for Cliburn competition

By John Herr, Alabama NewsCenter When you play music simply for the passion of it, recognition is unexpected — which makes it all the more impressive. Kevin Grigsby, Birmingham Division market specialist for Alabama Power, has been selected to play at the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 19-25. Named for the late Van Cliburn, an American piano prodigy who became ...

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Trussville family hit twice by cancer now participating in Relay For Life

TRUSSVILLE -- In February of 2015, Phillip Acton got some of the most devastating news a father can receive: his 12-year-old daughter, Callie, had cancer. Callie had noticed a lump on the side of her neck, and after a check-in with their pediatrician, the Acton family was soon referred to Children’s Hospital for a CT scan, biopsies and ultrasounds. On February 13, Callie was officially diagnosed with cancer ...

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Trussville singer-songwriters to perform at FUMC of Trussville Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- Andrew Harbison and Karen Marrolli are giving intimate performances of their original songs on Sunday April 17 at First United Methodist Church of Trussville. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. All songs performed will tackle issues of transition and change in support o ...

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Miss Trussville, Cassidy Jacks, provides food for local homeless

Special to The Trussville Tribune Trussville, Alabama… Cassidy Jacks, Miss Trussville 2016, has spent the past several years developing the service initiative, “Feed a Soul, Fill a Heart.” Her work to fight the hunger epidemic across the country and across the state has led her to partner with many previously established organizations, as well as, start her own campaign called, “Snacks for Sacks.” Recently, ...

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McGuyer named HTMS Teacher of the Month

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports [caption id="attachment_30262" align="alignleft" width="225"] Pictured left to right, principal Lisa Berry and Erin McGuyer,Submitted photo[/caption] TRUSSVILLE --Erin McGuyer, seventh grade Social Studies teacher at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School  is Teacher of the Month for March. McGuyer received a $25 gift certificate of choice from attorney Jim Roberts and a $ ...

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Cahaba River Shrimp Boil returns to Trussville for fourth year

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – The 4th annual Cahaba River Shrimp Boil will take place April 30 from 4-9:30 p.m. at Trussville Springs on Highway 11. The event, benefiting the Hewitt-Trussville Student-Athlete Foundation and the Trussville City Schools Foundation will be filled with food, live music and activities for children. The event equally benefits both organizations. The 2015 ...

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Judging for annual beautification contest set for May 17

From Staff Reports The Trussville Beautification Board is now accepting entries for its annual beautification contest.  Yards will be judged on Tuesday, May 17, and winners and awards will be announced at the Freedom Fest held on July 4th. [caption id="attachment_5634" align="alignleft" width="259"] Previous category winner of a Trussville Beautification Award (file photo)submitted photo[/caption] The categ ...

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Changes coming to 2016-2017 hunting, fishing seasons

The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board made numerous changes to hunting and fishing regulations at is March 26 meeting. The following will impact hunting and fishing seasons from 2016-2017, according to a press release from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: Recommended mandatory reporting of deer and turkey harvests via the Game Check system. The implementation of Game Check is ...

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Habitat for Humanity to host 8th Annual Best BBQ competition

From Staff Reports IRONDALE -- Backyard grillers are set to compete for the best barbecue to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, April 16. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and will take place in the parking lot of Habitat’s ReStore at 7952 Crestwood Blvd in Irondale. [caption id="attachment_29958" align="alignleft" width="300"] This family-friendly Habitat for Humanity best barbecue competition and fes ...

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‘Bards & Brews’ event to take place at Birmingham Public Library Friday

The Birmingham Public Library’s Bards & Brews poetry performance and beer tasting is returning by popular demand on Friday. The event is open mic night style, sponsored by the law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, and is set to kick off at 6:30, with the poetry portion beginning at 7 p.m. Those wishing to perform may begin singing up at 6:30, or may do so in advance by emailing agraham@bham ...

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