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Ending the Paws vs Claws bad for everyone

By Dr. Zach Steele TRUSSVILLE --When I moved to Trussville in 2003, fresh out of optometry school all I heard was that I have to attend the annual Clay vs. Hewitt game. My new home, which was an little old house on Oak Street, was right down the street, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about. The game did not disappoint. Close the entire way, Clay pulled out a victory. But the pageantry and fanfare ...

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Trussville Workers Deserve a Voice in the Upcoming Legislative Session

By Senator Slade Blackwell, Guest Opinion The Alabama Department of Labor’s recent job report showed an increase in our state’s employment rates. Trussville was recently recognized as one of Alabama’s most liveable areas, and its economy and job market reflect that. In terms of iron and steel production, Alabama was once a thriving region compared to our foreign competitors, and a large portion of the Truss ...

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Looking Back at 2015: Four sports stories from the past year

By Zach Steele Anyone else get nostalgic this time of year? I always tend to replay the events of the year in my head and since I had the great privilege of being the anchor for Tribune Sports Live this year, I thought I’d look back on some of the more noteworthy stories in local high school sports from 2015. [caption id="attachment_3817" align="alignleft" width="162"] Zack Steele[/caption] The 7A baseball ...

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Cruz visit is a rare opportunity for Trussville area

Commentary By Scott Buttram In the confirmed red state of Alabama, few areas can match the conservatism of The Trussville Tribune coverage area. I've often joked that our neck of the woods is so conservative that it makes Shelby County look down right liberal. No doubt that northeast Jefferson County and our neighboring communities in St. Clair County are a God fearing, church going, Bible toting, smaller g ...

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Guest Commentary: When did we forget how to disagree with one another?

By Kevin Small Guest Commentary It seems as if anymore, we just can't agree to disagree.  More and more often, it appears that people take the view that if you disagree with me, you must be my enemy and as a result, politics -- local and national -- have become more about hate and vitriol than fact and discourse. [caption id="attachment_7980" align="alignleft" width="134"] Kevin Small photo courtesy of www. ...

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State budget challenges to continue in 2016

By Danny Garrett State Representative As you are aware, the Alabama legislature passed a General Fund budget and ended the second special session of 2015 on Sept. 16. I did not accept expense reimbursement for either the first or second special sessions. [caption id="attachment_20429" align="alignleft" width="287"] Danny Garrett[/caption] As I discussed in previous articles, the 2015 regular session was act ...

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The Coach is Right, Even if He’s Wrong

By Dr. Zack Steele   I wish I could talk about eyes this week, but with the recent happenings at Hewitt, I won’t be. Let me begin this column by saying I was not in favor of hiring Jim Sanderson as head coach of the Hewitt-Trussville basketball team.  I have nothing against the guy, and from all accounts he’s a fantastic basketball coach and man.  I was in the camp for hiring Jeremiah Millington, the longti ...

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The Trussville BOE can rectify the Sanderson situation

Commentary By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --Last week, the recommendation to relieve Hewitt-Trussville High School basketball coach Jim Sanderson of his duties on the court before ever coaching a game stunned many basketball players and parents at the school. Sanderson had been on the job for just over five months, leading the teams from freshmen to varsity through summer workouts and fall training. There had ...

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Be proud of this place and take care of it

By Chris Yow Editor Last week when I found out about the Clay sign on Chalkville Mountain Road being vandalized, I was nearly astounded. Astounded that anyone could be so bored that throwing a rock at a sign designed to make one their city a better looking place seemed like a good idea. [caption id="attachment_24767" align="alignleft" width="224"] A directional sign at the end of Chalkville Mountain Road ha ...

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9/11: A country remembers

From the Tribune staff TRUSSVILLE --It was 14 years ago, but for many Americans it seems only yesterday that our country was jolted, our senses shocked, and our innocence lost. Terrorism had found it's way to our doorstep and the result was undeniably devastating. [caption id="attachment_24872" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via 9/11 Memorial Twitter[/caption] The ensuing years have produced raging de ...

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