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Local scientist studies side effects of Parkinson’s drug

By: Mckenzie Fowler, seventh grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Karen Jaunarajs is a scientist working at U.A.B. Hospital. She studies the side effects of Levodopa (L-dopa), a popular drug used for treatment in Parkinson’s disease. [caption id="attachment_70841" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Karen Jaunarajs[/caption] Before Jaunarajs moved to St. Clair County, she attended B ...

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A look inside the new Pinson Public Library, Rock School Center

By Crystal McGough Copy Editor [caption id="attachment_70502" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photos by Crystal McGough[/caption] The Pinson Public Library held it’s grand opening in the historic 1920s Rock School Center on Sunday, Jan. 13. The doors were open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Hoyt Sanders, members of the Pinson City Council, and me ...

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Building your case: Attorneys share the value of experience and the power of documentation

*Sponsored content provided by Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C. By Tanna M. Friday Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C. is a general practice law firm offering a wide variety of services. The Trussville firm represents business clients from the formation of a new business to transactions, collections, and litigation as well as represents individual clients in many different areas such ...

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Alabama’s man for the people

*Sponsored content provided Alexander Shunnarah. From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- “2000 years ago, in Roman times when Christ walked the earth if a person was wronged, they were given a shekel of gold,” Alexander Shunnarah, Alabama’s “Man For The People,” said. “And we sit here in 2018, centuries later, as civilized and advanced as (we) have become, we still have not been able to make ...

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“It’s morbid.” “It’s expensive.” “I’m healthy.” “My family already knows my wishes.”

*Sponsored content provided by Jeremy P. Summers. By Jeremy P. Summers TRUSSVILLE -- We hear it all when it comes to estate planning. I know that thinking about your own mortality is not a fun topic, but it is a necessary consideration. Few of us have any advance warning of when we die or when we cannot make our own decisions. It has been my experience, that the people most likely to already have a Will and ...

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What is title insurance and why do I need it?

*Sponsored content is provided by Shami Malone. By Shami Malone TRUSSVILLE -- When we think of insurance, most of us would most likely think of casualty insurance, such as health insurance, homeowner’s insurance, auto insurance and the like. These types of policies insure against future losses such as illness, property damage and auto damage. If you have ever purchased or sold a home, or even refinanced a m ...

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Conservatorships and guardianships

*Sponsored content provided by Brooks Burdette. By Brooks Burdette TRUSSVILLE -- A conservatorship may be required when an individual needs assistance managing his or her financial affairs. Conservatorships may be necessary when an adult becomes incapacitated with a physical or mental illness, injury, drugs, advanced age or any event that prevents normal functioning. Brooks Burdette, of The Burdette Law Fir ...

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3 factors when making charitable gifts

*Sponsored content provided by Edward Jones. By Edward Jones The holiday season is here, which means gift-giving is probably on your mind. In addition to giving gifts to your family and friends, you also may be interested in contributing to charitable organizations. But before you donate financial assets, such as stocks, you will need to consider several factors, including taxes, your portfolio balance and ...

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The durability of retirement income is critical

* Sponsored content provided by David Guttery, Keystone Financial Group in Trussville. By David Guttery TRUSSVILLE -- When I’m working with clients to construct a comprehensive retirement plan, the focus is inevitably placed upon the income to be generated. The durability of that income is critically important. Durable implies that you can neither outlive the income nor can the market take the income away. ...

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Zac Brown Band‘s Chris Fryar


By Christopher Joyner, fourth grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Chris Fryar was born on Nov. 22, 1970. Fryar is the drummer for the Zac Brown Band. Fryar joined the band in 2008. “Sweets” is one of his nicknames. Fryar was given a guitar when he was six and drumsticks at age eleven. Fryar learned to play by listening to records and going to Gruny’s. Fryar also plays clarinet. Fryar graduated ...

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