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New leadership for Trussville Rotary Club

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club inducted its new board and officers last week. [caption id="attachment_23090" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left to right: DG Jerry Shepherd; Treasurer John Griscom; New Generation Mary Jean Sanspree; President-elect Tommy Trimm; Rotary Foundation Frank Jett; Secretary Wayne Tanner; Sergeant-at-Arms John Birmingham; Service Projects R ...

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Local young women compete in Jefferson County scholarship program

By June Mathews BIRMINGHAM - When the Distinguished Young Women Program of Jefferson County (formerly known as Junior Miss) takes place July 17 & 18 at Samford University’s Wright Center Concert Hall, two Tribune-area young women, Lauren Sizemore of Trussville and Regan Patterson of Pinson, will be  among the 25 high school senior girls competing. [caption id="attachment_23046" align="alignleft" width=" ...

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Education Briefs

From staff reports Cameron Grondines, son of Darryl and Terri Grondines of Trussville, was named to the Furman University dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester. Furman’s dean’s list is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Sagar Modi, a junior at Mercer University from Trussville, was named to the President’s List of the School of Eng ...

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Canine flu in Alabama: How to curb the contagion

From the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) The Canine Influenza has been spreading throughout the continental United States, including Alabama, so the American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) has some information and tips to help dog owners better understand the virus. “What we need to keep in mind is that humans can physically transmit the virus - which can stay on our clothes for up to 2 ...

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Turning lemons into lemonade for a good cause

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE - Caroline Summers may not be the first kid to think of setting up a lemonade stand to earn money for her favorite charity, but when it comes to branding, she probably has most young entrepreneurs beat. [caption id="attachment_22772" align="alignleft" width="168"] Caroline Summers displaying her new logo. submitted photo[/caption] The resourceful Hewitt-Trussville Middle School ...

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Hope’s Wish tournament coming up June 15

From staff reports When Hope Johnson, a 2012 Hewitt-Trussville grad and Auburn University coed passed away late last year, her loss left a hole in the Trussville community. “She was such a joy to be around and a young lady who always put others first,” said family friend Rod O’Barr, “so we wanted to make sure that the nice things she did to help others carried on. We wanted to do something to honor Hope whe ...

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When Harper Lee’s new novel debuts, Mockingbird faithful expected to flock to Monroeville

By Nick Patterson, Alabama NewsCenter On a sunny spring day in Monroeville, deep in the southwestern part of the state, there are mockingbird houses everywhere. In this town, home to Harper Lee, the celebrated author of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” talk of Atticus Finch, Scout, Jem, Dill, Boo Radley and others is always in order. This spring, talk for residents and visitors alike has been of the bigge ...

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Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club celebrates 25 years

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – Thanks to a conversation between two men in 1989, the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has recently celebrated its 25th birthday. The club was born in 1990 after Owen Lawless approached Rotarian Martin Woosley about starting a Trussville club. Both men were joined by Gordon Flynn in forming a research committee that studied the matter for one year before officially launching t ...

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Independence Place to feature local artists in “Sounds of Summer”

By June Mathews With two outstanding programs under its belt over the past three years, Independence Place is becoming known for its elegant, date night-quality fundraising events. “Southern Nights and Broadway Lights” in 2012 and “An Evening of Jazz” in 2014 were proof that cow plops, chili cookoffs and carnivals -- although great for raising money in their own rights -- aren’t the only games in town and t ...

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Trussville resident celebrates 100 years of life

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – The Grace Community Church in Trussville will be celebrating a special birthday on Sunday, June 14. One of its members—Frances Taylor—will turn 100 years old on June 20, and much like it did for Taylor’s 90th birthday, the church wants to host the celebration. “They’re all just really sweet and they’ve really ministered to her over the years, so they’re just a really good church, ...

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