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Trussville Ophthalmologists perform Alabama’s first laser cataract surgery

By Anna McFall This week has proven to be a success for a local ophthalmologist group, which is now performing the first cataract laser surgery in the state. Trussville VisionFirst ophthalmologists Dr. Mark Bearman and Dr. Sarah Hays are currently the only professionals in their field offering this blade-free laser cataract surgery technique in Alabama. VisionFirst Eye Center is introducing the LenSx femtos ...

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Paine Primary’s November Respectful Riders

Each month, Paine Primary School honors students for exhibiting good behavior on the school buses. These students receive a certificate for being named Respectful Bus Riders. Pictured are the students recognized as Respectful Riders for the month of November.  FRONT ROW:  Darienne Hurst, Brock Horton, Sydney Worsham, Andrew Tran, Nola Thompson, Hadley Knowlton, Brooks Maddox, and Ella Bayer. MIDDLE ROW:  Be ...

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School site forum meetings to be held in January

By Anna McFall Trussville’s Board of Education has announced the meeting times for the two Public Forum meetings being held in consideration of the proposed site for a new school. The first forum will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24 at noon in the Board Room of Central Office, located at 113 North Chalkville Road. The second Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Ce ...

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Alabama National Guard celebrates 376th birthday

Courtesy Alabama National Guard On December 13, 1636 the Massachusetts General Court in Salem established that all able-bodied men between 16 years old and 60 years old were required to join the militia. These citizen-soldiers worked in their home communities but could be called upon to fight at any time. These were the beginning stages of the National Guard as we know it today, 376 years later, still servi ...

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School House Rock live from Hewitt-Trussville Middle

By John William Gallagher Hewitt-Trussville Middle has a lot to be proud of as their recent production of School House Rock Live received standing ovations following the performances. The students practiced for six weeks after school for the two night engagement. The theatre group will be producing another show in the Spring. The musical was based on the 1970’s hit television show, School House Rock.  Based ...

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Council to consider Carrington residential zoning change

In a meeting of the Trussville City Council held Tuesday night, several area residents were present to raise concerns about possible residential rezoning guidelines being passed in the Carrington subdivision. During the meeting, a public hearing was held concerning an amendment to the residential garden portion of the city’s zoning ordinance.  Currently, some undeveloped lots in the subdivision are consider ...

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Clay Elementary honors former principal

By June Mathews Former Clay Elementary School principal, Dr. Roy Hornsby, was recently presented with a china Christmas ornament commissioned by the Clay Historical Society. The limited edition is fifth in a series of ornaments depicting historical sites throughout the city and sold to benefit the society. [caption id="attachment_3677" align="alignright" width="300"] Clay Elementary principal, Dr. Sharon Ga ...

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Trussville develops CNG fueling station

By Lee Weyhrich Trussville has already placed itself on the cutting-edge of the alternative fuel movement by converting more than 20 of its fleet vehicles to burn Compressed Natural Gas. Being on the cutting edge of an alternative fuel source, however, has its drawbacks. Until very recently, the vehicles had to be fueled at the Trussville Utilities Board. According to Trussville Utilities CFO, Mike Strength ...

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Intermediate students, expert jugglers

Lee Weyhrich Many children have a hard time juggling their homework and their hobbies, but for a group of students at Paine Intermediate School, juggling is their homework and their hobby. For close to a decade, the intermediate school has maintained a juggling team made up of fifth graders. To qualify for the team, students have to pass a gauntlet of tests. The student’s progress through a series of object ...

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Cunningham still deciding on future

Cunningham still deciding on future By Alex Headley Zach Cunningham, Pinson Valley’s star linebacker, has a lot of options when it comes to college. It seems like, with the help of Indian head coach Matt Glover, he has narrowed it down to a couple of options. According to Glover, Cunningham-a four star recruit- is considering the University of Alabama and Oregon as his top two picks. “He has visited with Or ...

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