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Three important health questions

By Channing King What are some of your health goals? If you're like most Americans, you are wanting to set some health goals for 2017. Losing weight, eating healthier, and exercising more are some of the most commonly set goals and are great to strive for. The problem, though, is that most never achieve those goals. Why is that? Why do so many fall short year after year? The answer may lie in some questions ...

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Tuscaloosa Police investigating beating in video with more than 1 million views

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TUSCALOOSA – The Tuscaloosa Police Department is investigating a beating which has circulated on social media since the incident. According to the Tuscaloosa News, the video depicts a transgender woman kicking and striking a man in a bathtub before dragging him across the floor of an apartment. The video is three minutes and 33 seconds, and is titled “Guy Gets Manha ...

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An interesting year in Alabama politics

By Steve Flowers This past year in Alabama politics was surprisingly more interesting than was expected. The judicial inquiry commission removed Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for telling the probate judges in the state to not perform marriage ceremonies for gay people. He said marriage should be between a man and a woman, as do most people in Alabama. This removal by this vague panel ...

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Two charged after attempting to flee burglary in moving van

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM – Just after 1 a.m. Thursday morning, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a convenience store in the 2800 block of Cherry Avenue in Forestdale. Two men reportedly had used a tow strap attached to a moving truck to snatch the front doors off the business. When they realized they were being watched, they drove away in the van. A descrip ...

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On making peace

By Michael J. Brooks Someone had an interesting post on Facebook asking for sad personal stories in three words. A few responders used levity with "Donald Trump won" and "President Hillary Clinton." But other responders were gravely serious: "Nobody likes me," "children are hungry," "you have cancer" and "husband in heaven." Our world is filled with turmoil and the holiday season accentuates the unrest so m ...

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Analysis: Clemson, Ohio State vie for spot in final

By David Knox, Sports Editor There is a gnawing urge to write about how Nick Saban is right – the playoffs have hurt the bowl games – and to supply the addendum that they’ve hurt the regular season, and that it’s only going to get worse. The Ohio State University may very well have one of the four best teams in the country, but the Buckeyes couldn’t even win their own division, much less the Big Ten. In the ...

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Cougars boys stumble against Fairfield, rally for consolation bracket championship at Choo-Choo Classic

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports Clay-Chalkville saw its run derailed at Shades Valley in the 60th annual Choo-Choo Classic boys basketball tournament. The Cougars, 12-1 after an emotional Class 6A, Area 12 win at Pinson Valley, never got rolling against the Fairfield Tigers in the tournament opener. They dropped a 56-38 decision, the fewest points the Cougars have scored this season and the most t ...

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Center Point man wanted on three drug-related warrants

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports CENTER POINT – Mitchell Clyde Hardy, 44, is wanted on a Jefferson County felony warrant. Hardy is accused of drug trafficking and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He’s described as 5’11” tall, 190 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Hardy’s last known address was the 1800 block of 6th Street NE in Center Point. Anyone with informati ...

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For Wilbur’s, business is about relationships

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Since 1979, Wilbur's has serviced the greater Birmingham area, and the reason for the company's longevity is simple: Wilbur's believes in people. Wilbur began working in maintenance as a teenager, and after a few years he was offered a job with a plumber. Once he mastered the craft, he took his talent and went out on his own. Armed with a truck and the knowledge he ...

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16-year-old missing out of Ohatchee found Thursday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports OHATCHEE – The Ohatchee Police Department announced late Thursday that Alyssa Johnson has been located safe. They also thanked the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in the investigation. [caption id="attachment_37291" align="alignleft" width="225"] Johnson, left, has been missing since Monday.[/caption] Alyssa Johnson, 16, was last seen on Monday ...

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