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Hewitt-Trussville welcomes all-state defensive line transfer

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Once the lights were dimmed and the Hewitt-Trussville faithful turned from the final game of the 2014 football season, first-year head coach Josh Floyd sat in the quiet of his office and looked to physicality as the offseason priority. His efforts to establish a stronger line of scrimmage have been enhanced by the addition of a transfer student from Class 4A Leeds High School. De ...

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Fourth of July traffic and boating fatalities report

From the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency MONTGOMERY – During the Fourth of July holiday travel period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3, and ran through midnight Sunday, July 5, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated four traffic fatalities and three boating fatalities. “One traffic or boating death is one too many,” Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier said. “While the holida ...

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U.S. Women Win World Cup, 5-2

By Anne M. Peterson / Associated Press Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999. [caption id="attachment_23193" align="alignl ...

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Kids’ survival camp starts today; it’s not too late to join

By June Mathews Big Foot is headed to Trussville, July 6-10, and he wants to help kids in grades 4 through 7 learn survival skills. According to Verna Gates, executive director of Fresh Air Family, traces of the legendary beast will appear throughout this year’s Prepared, Not Scared Summer Day Camp. “Campers will learn to follow his tracks, map his movements, forage for the food he eats and collect water fr ...

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ACTA Theater announces 2015-16 schedule

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE - ACTA Theater is proud to present its summer musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Kim Hutchens. Dates of the show are July 24, 25, 26, 31 and August 1 & 2. Reservations can be made by calling the theater at 655-3902. ACTA is located at 225 Parkway Drive in Trussville. Upcoming shows for the 2015-2016  season are: [caption id="attachment_23177" align="alignleft" width="21 ...

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July 4th cookout cost still under $6 per person

From the American Farm Bureau Federation WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods costs slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), that cost includes hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk. [caption id="attachment_23145" align="alignleft" widt ...

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High school football Media Days approaches for area schools

By Erik Harris GARDENDALE – Times and dates have now been set for the annual Jefferson-Shelby County high school football Media Days. Gardendale’s Civic Center will host the gathering, which starts on July 27 and goes through July 28. July 27 lands on a Monday. [caption id="attachment_23140" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville CB transfer C.J. Toney. Toney played for Shades Valley last season. ph ...

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Pinson City Council discusses Bicentennial Park

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON – A couple of unexpected expenses have shown up regarding Pinson Bicentennial Park, one being an unforeseeable bonus. [caption id="attachment_19071" align="alignleft" width="203"] A vertical banner hangs in Pinson City Hall.Trussville Tribune file photo[/caption] The Pinson City Council learned that a park water main would not actually reach the new facility. The Birmingham Water Work ...

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Big changes come for Pinson youth sports

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON – Pinson Valley Youth Association is no more, and in its place is the Pinson Youth Sports Complex. The council voted to terminate the lease of the ball fields to PVYA and run the program directly. The Council assumed roughly $10,000 worth of unpaid debt from the organization, but they also gained assets of a similar or greater value, mayor Hoyt Sanders said. These assets include bleac ...

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Chamber golf tournament helps fund scholarship program

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – A total of 107 golfers – a record number for the Trussville Chamber Golf Tournament – played in the eighth annual round at Limestone Springs Golf Course. Claiming the top prize was team Alabama Power. Coming in second was Bryant Bank, followed by the Jack Sittre team in third. [caption id="attachment_23116" align="alignleft" width="300"] The tournament's top team, which repre ...

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