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Trussville teens portray Disney princesses in “Royal Celebrations”

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — You may have seen them around town in the guises of iconic Disney characters Ariel, Belle, Anna, Elsa and Cindrella during Second Saturday and elsewhere in Trussville. These are sisters MaKenzie, 16, and Madison Ward, 18, who run "Royal Celebrations," a business in Trussville that has the two dress up and perform at children's parties. Their motto: "Tur ...

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Springville First Baptist member talks mission trips to Ecuador

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune SPRINGVILLE — "They're wonderful and generous people," said Springville First Baptist Church member Joe Whitten of a village in Ecuador in which the church has made 12 mission trips to since 2013. Specifically the location is in Gonzol, Ecuador, home to mountainous ranges that go thousands of feet in elevation. [caption id="attachment_56170" align="alignleft" width="300"] M ...

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Upholding the legacy: New company president maintains Amerex tradition of service

By June Mathews For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE - While the progression from practicing law to becoming president of one of the largest manufacturers of fire extinguishers in the world might seem a bit of a winding career path, for Harrison Bishop it was relatively straightforward. As a partner at Birmingham’s, Maynard Cooper & Gale law firm, he handled corporate matters for McWane and its family of companie ...

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Trussville youth named honoree for annual Mudbugs & Music fundraising event for Juvenile Arthritis

By Tommi O. Peters For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE — Ella Grace was on her first softball team when she began experiencing neck pain. First believed to be sports related, the pain increased in intensity and spread to her thumb and then her knees. Her parents, Butch and Sonya Young, took her to a pediatric rheumatologist who provided then six-year-old Ella Grace with a diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis. [caption id ...

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VIDEO-READY TO RESCUE: Trussville man trains to find the lost

By David Lazenby Editor A Trussville speech pathologist who owns a German Shorthaired Pointer and a daschshund is a dog enthusiast in more ways than one. [caption id="attachment_43477" align="alignleft" width="150"] Geoff White plays with one of the search and rescue dogs used by Red Mountain Search Dog Association.[/caption] At least once per week, Geoff White spends a portion of his spare time volunteerin ...

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Trussville resident serves as interim minister for founding church of PCA

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – For Trussville resident Richard Hitchcock, combining music with religious faith is a powerful thing. A lifelong musician, Hitchcock was recently picked as the interim music minister at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, which was a founding church of the Presbyterian Church in America. [caption id="attachment_42894" align="alignleft" width="300"] Richard Hitchcock ...

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American Ride: Project Patriot Bikes displays true colors

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE –Terry Dailey is on a mission to spread love of country among people and he does this through his non-profit organization, Project Patriot Bikes, where he showcases his motorcycles painted with American symbolism and educates the public on national pride. [caption id="attachment_42779" align="alignleft" width="300"] Terry Dailey stands between his motorcycles. Ph ...

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Renovations at Rock School Center to add Pinson library

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune PINSON – Rock School Center in Pinson is a historic landmark in the city that has undergone numerous changes since 1920 and has served different functions over the years as a school and a community center. [caption id="attachment_42764" align="alignleft" width="300"] Plans for renovations to Rock School Center. Photo provided by the City of Pinson.[/caption] “When I was you ...

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Church group takes message to the streets

By David Lazenby Editor TRUSSVILLE — As motorists traveled on Main Street and Chalkville Road Friday afternoon — many presumably driving home from work — half a dozen members of area churches were at work, performing what they say is a duty instructed by The Holy Bible. Terry Watkins, 62, the pastor of Pearl Lake Baptist Church of Springville, preached into an electronic Megaphone under the awing at the for ...

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Family serves country by gathering greeting cards for soldiers abroad

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – When Lucian Nelson, 8, and his little sister, Ramsey Kate Nelson, 5, found out that their father was about to be deployed to the Middle East they wanted to collect cards for other United States soldiers serving overseas. To benefit troops abroad, the siblings collected cards for the soldiers away from home. They set out to gather 275 cards and wound up with mor ...

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