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Veterans Memorial dedication takes place on Memorial Day

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE – Eight years after the concept of building Trussville’s new Veterans Memorial was proposed to city leaders, the impressive stone spire at the corner of Parkway Drive and U.S. Highway 11 was dedicated. In a moving Memorial Day ceremony, approximately 300 attendees honored the military service of 228 individuals with Trussville connections. The names of those individuals are carved ...

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Clay’s Christian Crawford talks graduation prayer

By Erik Harris CLAY – On Thursday night at the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation ceremony, roughly 300 young men and women were given the key to adulthood. Christian Crawford didn’t need that key. The departing senior kicked the door down and stepped into the role of a man before the commencement celebration was even over. As the seniors settled in and the graduation began, a member of the Cougar Stadi ...

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Davis typical of vets who led newly formed City of Trussville

By Sandra Bearden Among the many veterans whose names are on the Trussville Veterans Memorial being dedicated next week in Civitan Park is that of James Kirksey (J.K.) Davis, who sought solace in small-town life after surviving 35 bombing missions as an Army Air Corps pilot in World War II. Like many other Birmingham members of the Greatest Generation, Davis also helped his chosen community by employing lea ...

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One woman’s vision becomes a memorial to many

By Donnette Plant Guest Contributor May 25, 2015, will mark a significant day in history for the City of Trussville. The long-awaited Trussville Veteran’s Memorial located in Civitan Park at the corner of Parkway Drive and Hwy. 11 will be dedicated. There are currently 228 names inscribed on the memorial. We citizens of Trussville have always been proud of our veterans. During World War II, a billboard styl ...

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Youth survival camp comes to Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale has partnered with Fresh Air Family to launch Prepared, Not Scared Summer Camp, which will be coming to Trussville on July 6. The camp is designed to teach kids self-defense, safety and survival skills. Students entering the fourth through the seventh grade will be eligible to take part in the five-day camp. [caption id="attachment_7223" align=" ...

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Maralie McKinney signes scholarship for Pinson Valley

By Erik Harris PINSON – According to Pinson Valley girls' basketball coach Kristan Cromer, the second member of her departing senior class has signed a national letter of intent. Maralie McKinney signed with Division II Lane College last week in the school’s auditorium. The Dragons compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference under the direction of new head coach Kimberly Anderson. [caption i ...

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Pinson’s Chappell garners JeffCo. Coach of the Year honors

  By Erik Harris PINSON – Like it was torn straight from the script of “The Sandlot”, one summer presented one challenge that changed the path of Pinson Valley head baseball coach Shane Chappell. He didn’t pickle The Beast or make a best friend that would go on to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he did find out that baseball was life. While coming home to Corner, Chappell needed a summer job, and ...

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Clay-Chalkville graduate released from state prison

By Erik Harris A 29-year-old Clay-Chalkville High School alumnus has been released from the state prison system’s Childersburg Community Work Center. Benjamin Moseley was reportedly released this morning after serving his full sentence for charges involving the burning of churches in 2006. [caption id="attachment_8962" align="alignleft" width="184"] Benjamin Moseley at the time of his arrest in March 2006ph ...

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Hewitt-Trussville lacrosse finishes strong season, hosts fundraiser

  By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – This Saturday, the Trussville lacrosse program is putting on a fundraiser at the Trussville Sports Complex trails. Participants will work their way through the state’s only 6K trail run starting at 8 a.m. Registration for the event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the senior citizens center. Runners can also register at www.active.com. [caption id="attachment_22055" alig ...

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Trussville home sustains minor damage in fire

TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Fire Department responded to a late afternoon fire on Anneva Circle off Queenstown Road in Trussville, according to Assistant Fire Chief Tim Shotts. Because fire department personnel were already in the neighborhood on another call, they were able to get to the scene quickly. The house sustained only minor damage, and there were no injuries. [caption id="attachment_13329" align= ...

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