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HT student accepted to UA Early College

From staff reports TUSCALOOSA -- The University of Alabama UA Early College program recently accepted Bradley Price from Hewitt-Trussville High School. UA Early College students are high school students from across the United States who earn college credit online and are eligible for the UA Summer Residential/Honors Ready Experience. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Truss ...

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Noisy duck causes household disruption aided, abetted by protective dog

By June Mathews A few years ago, an insurance salesman came to the law firm where I worked to pitch supplemental disability coverage to my fellow employees and me. If I were to mention the name of the company he was representing, it would likely ring a bell. Its TV commercials star an annoying duck. Among the promotional items scattered across the conference room table was a single Beanie Baby-like duck tha ...

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A common misconception about estates

By Chesley Payne A common statement I hear from clients is a fear that if they don’t have a will, the “state will get the property.” The doctrine of paying money from an estate over to the state is known as “escheat.” This doctrine is found in the Alabama State Code and states that if a personal representative of an estate can’t find any heirs after 18 months, the monies are to be paid out to the probate ju ...

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Fishers for Men Farm’s owner speaks to Rotary

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Last week’s speaker for the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club was Eddie Adams, founder of the Fishers for Men Farm. Growing up on his granddad’s farm, Adams always had a dream of someday owning his own farm. That dream came true, he said, when he was finally able to buy a farm that’s now a Christian family retreat, which also offers a safe place for others to hunt and fish. He ...

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Pinson Valley offering ‘very’ unique art class

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Chris Screws wishes this class was available when he was in school. The seventh-year art teacher at Pinson Valley High School says a “very” unique class is being offered this year, one that will allow students to learn about and design special effects, such as makeup for scary monsters, prop making, the molding for mask making,  and costume and set design. The class will last the ent ...

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$3,000 donated to Trussville library

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Friends of the Trussville Library recently donated $3,000 to the Trussville Public Library for use in library programs and projects. The Friends, a library support organization, has contributed more than $21,000 to the library since early 2009. [caption id="attachment_14836" align="alignleft" width="300"] Making the presentation to Library Director Emily Tish, center, ar ...

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National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 5

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The second National Night Out event in Trussville is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 5 in the Target parking lot. The event will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “It’s been a very successful event,” said Trussville City Councilman Brian Plant. “We think this year’s will be as well.” The Trussville City Council last week approved a proclamation for National Night Out, which states that it i ...

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Humane society adoption event in Trussville Friday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Greater Birmingham Humane Society will hold an adoption event Friday at the Books-A-Million on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville. The humane society will bring some adoptable pets -- three to five dogs and a couple cats -- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The humane society will bring its mobile adoption unit, an RV outfitted with kennels and a medical space. For more information, visit ww ...

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Trussville book signing Saturday at Books-A-Million

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Tribune editor Gary Lloyd will sign copies of “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History” at Books-A-Million in Trussville on Saturday, July 26. The signing will be at the book store on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Published by The History Press in Charleston, S.C., “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History” features information about all things ...

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Green Bean Drop set for Saturday in Trussville

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- What do you do with 20,000 pounds of green beans? This is the question asked of a green bean grower by Society of St. Andrew in Tennessee. After mechanically harvesting the green beans he can only keep the perfect ones to sell. Any beans that are considered unmarketable – broken, too short, too long – he will throw away unless Society of St. Andrew is there to rescue the bea ...

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