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Writers, listeners wanted for Trussville library program

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Have a story, poem, essay, anecdote or novel chapter you’d like to bounce off some receptive listeners? You have a chance to do that Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, with an afternoon program, “In Our Own Words,” at the Trussville Public Library. Co-sponsored by the library and Friends of the Library, the program gives writers and authors an opportunity to read excerpts from their wor ...

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Alabama Butterbean Festival earns $5,000 grant

From staff reports PINSON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley recently awarded the Alabama Butterbean Festival, which is held in Pinson, with a grant of $5,000 from the Alabama Tourism Department. The honor follows the 2014 Alabama Butterbean Festival’s record-breaking attendance of more than 40,000 visitors in October. [caption id="attachment_16866" align="alignleft" width="300"] The pot that cooked a Guinness ...

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2 transported in Trussville wreck Tuesday afternoon

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two teenagers were transported to the hospital after a two-car wreck in Trussville on Tuesday, according to authorities. The two teens were together in a car that collided with another vehicle, occupied by one adult, at the intersection of Service Road and Chalkville Mountain Road. One teen sustained serious injuries, according to Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter. The adul ...

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Lady Huskies lose in Thanksgiving tournament finals

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE -- Another slow start for Hewitt-Trussville led to its first loss of the season in the Bryant Bank Thanksgiving Classic finals Tuesday night. Rebounds were hard to come by for Hewitt-Trussville (6-1), as it fell to Fort Payne 40-35. The Lady Huskies only brought down seven boards in the opening half and trailed 20-14 as a result. [caption id="attachment_17988" align="alignleft" wid ...

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Young Huskies fall in tournament semifinals

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Hewitt-Trussville will not repeat as Bryant Bank Thanksgiving tournament champions; Pelham made sure of that Monday night. After winning their tournament opener over Holy Family, the Huskies simply couldn’t score in the semifinals, falling by a count of 63-37. A tough Panthers defense made it difficult on Hewitt-Trussville all night. The Huskies shot 30 percent from the field and ...

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Come-from-behind win puts Lady Huskies in tournament finals

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – They couldn’t find the lead all night. At least not until Bailey Berry made a pair of free throws with 50 seconds remaining in the game. The two makes gave the Lady Huskies a 67-66 lead over Mortimer Jordan that would never be lost. The visitors led by nine at the half and six after three quarters of play, but Hewitt-Trussville found a way to stay unbeaten and advance to the cham ...

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‘Saturday Singings’ coming back in Clay

From staff reports CLAY -- The singings are coming back. “Saturday Singings” are back on the calendar in Clay, and will begin again in January 2015. The free, family-friendly events will be at the Clay Community Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. A live band will sing a variety of songs including country, gospel and bluegrass. The community center is located at 6415 Clay-Pa ...

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Trussville OKs longevity pay

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council recently approved longevity pay for city employees. Longevity pay is based on these increments of service: Zero through four years: $0 Five to nine years: $400 10 to 14 years: $500 15 to 19 years: $750 20 years or more: $1,000 [caption id="attachment_17789" align="alignright" width="300"] A Trussville historical marker near the Trussville Public Librar ...

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Unified Sports football exhibition to kick off Super 7, Hewitt-Trussville a part

From staff reports AUBURN -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association will kick off its first-ever Super 7 State Football Championships next week at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. While seven state champions will be crowned for the first time in AHSAA playoff history, an eighth game will actually get the Super 7 Week under way. In conjunction with Alabama Special Olympics, the AHSAA will host ...

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Clay grad produces documentary on Leeds nonprofit

‘Truly something special at work out there,’ he says By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The first time Christian Sutton stepped foot on The Red Barn’s property in Leeds, he felt at peace. Having struggled with an anxiety disorder off and on for the past six years, Sutton’s first time there in 2012 provided a peaceful feeling no other place did. “There truly is something special at work out there,” said Sutton, a 2008 Cl ...

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