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So many fish… So little time! Another short season for private anglers

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources If regional management of the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico is going to be realized any time soon, it’s apparently not going to be through the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. The Gulf Council met recently in Orange Beach, Ala., and Amendment 39, which has to do with regional management, was tabled after it lost s ...

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Valentine’s Day still stresses me out

by Dale Jones Editor Even as I type this, there are men all over Trussville, Clay and Pinson frantically trying to figure out one of life’s more difficult questions – “What should I get my significant other for Valentine’s Day?” Yes, the day is upon us once again, and men everywhere are struggling to be creative. Long gone are the days where guys like me could go with the standard flowers and candy and get ...

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Letter to the Editor: Joe Cochran

As an elected local official, I would respectfully request our state house not waste time on local issues, I have read this week the state house intends to take up a measure that would force local governments and school boards to seek approval from them if consideration of a name change to a school or if a monument were to be removed. This is another waste of time and a continuation of Montgomery attempting ...

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Dale Jones is new managing editor at The Trussville Tribune

Never say never! That’s what they say. A couple of years ago, I was thinking I was “retiring” from the newspaper business. I started doing other things. I had fun. Yet -  here I am again. Another foray into the world of pen and ink. [caption id="attachment_28423" align="alignleft" width="184"] Dale Jones is the new managing editor at The Trussville Tribune[/caption] Okay, so maybe there is not a pen anywher ...

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Shelnutt supports raises for Alabama teachers

By Senator Shay Shelnutt, guest editorial As the 2016 session of the Alabama Legislature begins, I want to give you a short preview of the issues that are likely to be at the forefront of debate. The General Fund again will be the most pressing issue. The challenge is the costs of certain programs like Medicaid and Corrections are out-growing the tax receipts to support them. During last month’s budget hear ...

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Focusing on good things isn’t always best

By Chipley McQueen Thornton/FBC Springville Pastor The SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage, while not unexpected, was dramatic. The implications of the ruling—for Christians in general and pastors in particular—are more far-reaching than we presently realize. I must say that, as I sat and watched the coverage unfold, I couldn’t help but think that God has turned over the USA to her fleshly passions in accordance ...

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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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