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Trussville doll artist sells dolls all over the globe

By Joy Robertson, ninth grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Combining a love of sewing and childrens books, artist Jan Shackelford was inspired to create dolls as a part-time hobby for extra money. Little did she know that, in a few years, she would have a thriving business. Being inspired by her favorite artist, Eloise Wilkin, her dolls have taken a timeless look, drawing people to her art. “M ...

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Trussville man discovers transplant support groups can make a big difference

By Angela Ann Traylor, 12th grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Stan Smith, President of University of Alabama at Birmingham Heart, Lung and Liver Transplant Support Group, and his wife Nancy Smith, started attending the support group in 1990, three months after Nancy’s heart-double lung transplant. “It goes back to 1987,” Smith said. “When Nancy was first told she needed a transplant and we di ...

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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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