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UAB Bandwagon Tour coming to Trussville

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- UAB wants Trussville on the bandwagon. UAB Athletics on Friday announced its Green and Gold Bandwagon Tour, in which the Blazers’ marketing staff will blanket the Birmingham area next week, and Trussville is on the schedule. [caption id="attachment_12170" align="alignleft" width="300"] UAB head football coach Bill Clarkphoto courtesy of UAB Athletics[/caption] On Thursday, Aug. 7 ...

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PVHS band director leaving for job in Egypt

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- For 20 years Jeff Caldwell has led the Pinson Valley Marching Chiefs Band as director, but Aug. 12 he will leave the city he calls home for the land of the pharaohs. He’s just a few weeks away from teaching at the American International School in Egypt, near Cairo. Caldwell announced his retirement Wednesday, and celebrated the event with students, past and present, the following n ...

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Former Clay hoops coach to teach at North Jefferson Middle

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Former Clay-Chalkville High School varsity boys basketball coach Daniel Foy is now a social studies teacher. The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday approved Foy as a social studies teacher at North Jefferson Middle School in Kimberly. Foy was also an English teacher at Clay-Chalkville High School. Foy resigned from the basketball coach position in March. He t ...

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Fundraiser aims at $50,000 for Camp Coleman

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An online fundraiser has been started to help preserve Camp Gertrude Coleman in Trussville for current and future Girl Scouts. A new fundraiser posted by the Friends of Camp Coleman group at www.gofundme.com/Camp-Coleman is seeking $50,000 to help preserve the legacy of the Girl Scouts camp. “Help Friends of Camp Coleman raise the funds needed to continue the work that the brave ...

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Trussville native graduates from Scotland university

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- J. Savannah Eades from the Hewitt-Trussville High School Class of 2009 has graduated from Stirling University in Stirling, Scotland. She completed her bachelor’s degree with honors in computing science and mathematics. Eades is the daughter of Kenneth “Bucky” Eades and Kelly S. Eades of Orange Beach. Her family consists of two brothers Zack Eades and Travis Trawick, sister-in-l ...

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Paws for a Cause Gala set for Aug. 16

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 2014 Paws for a Cause Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Trussville Civic Center. The gala benefits the Trussville City Schools Foundation and Hewitt-Trussville Athletic Foundation. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.  Only 360 tickets are being sold with an additional 40 issued to Bingo winners. All 400 will be able to participate in ...

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Pinson tables city park contract

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council on Thursday tabled action on awarding the final contract for constructing the new city park. The contract will likely be on the agenda again for the Thursday, Aug. 7 meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall. Other park considerations were touched on Thursday. The park still hasn’t been given a name. Suggestions have included Pinson Park, Children ...

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North Chalkville Road re-opens Friday morning

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Good news, morning commuters. The stretch of North Chalkville Road in Trussville currently closed -- from The Mall to Hewitt Street -- will re-open at 4:30 a.m. Friday, according to Trussville Mayor Gene Melton. [caption id="attachment_13235" align="alignleft" width="300"] The intersection of North Chalkville Road and Hewitt Streetfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The first sect ...

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Hewitt-Trussville now has jamboree opponents

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville has a jamboree opponent. The Huskies on Friday, Aug. 22 will play at 6 p.m. at Center Point. Trussville City Schools Athletics Director Karen Johns said opponents at the jamboree are Fairfield and Center Point. [caption id="attachment_14971" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hewitt-Trussville junior defensive back Seth Keahey goes through a drill at practice this s ...

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Woman dies in crash near Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A single-vehicle crash Wednesday claimed the life of a Rainbow City woman. Melissa Hill, 56, was killed when the 2002 Toyota 4Runner in which she was a passenger left the roadway and overturned.  The driver, Wayne Hill, 52, also of Rainbow City, was injured and transported to UAB Hospital. The crash occurred at 11 p.m. on Interstate 59 two miles south of Argo. Nothing further is ...

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