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Website ranks safest Alabama cities: Where does Trussville rank?

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Safe Choice Security has ranked the top 15 safest cities in Alabama based on a 2012 FBI Crime Statistics report. Trussville is ranked as the sixth-safest city in Alabama. The report, at www.safechoicesecurity.com, states that Trussville is “one of the most livable cities in the United States.” [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical ma ...

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HTMS participating in Attendance Awareness Month

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School is promoting Alabama Attendance Awareness Month for the month of September. Students who achieve perfect attendance will be rewarded. Hewitt-Trussville Middle School students who have no absences, no check-ins, no check-outs and no tardies from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30 will get a special reward. Only students who achieve perfect September atte ...

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Trussville library summer reading program ‘huge success’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Public Library’s summer reading program was a “huge success,” according to Director Emily Tish. The library circulated more than 111,633 items during the combined months of June and July, according to Tish. There were 1,358 children, 264 teenagers and 114 adults registered for the summer reading program. [caption id="attachment_15754" align="alignleft" width="300"] ...

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Pinson Elementary gets new sound system

For The Tribune PINSON -- Pinson Elementary School has a new sound system this year. [caption id="attachment_15749" align="alignleft" width="300"] With the sound system from left are physical education teacher Paige Shelnutt, music teacher Becky Gwin, physical education teacher Julie Ryan and physical education teacher Pam Sucharski. submitted photo[/caption] Hometown Bank helped provide the new sound syste ...

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Summer bout with sniffles provides time for rest, solitude and financial planning

By June Mathews I know I’m stating the obvious here, but allergies are the pits. Thanks to either the season or the amount of dust we’ve stirred up around the house with furniture rearranging or both, I spent a good portion of last week snorting and wheezing while dealing with a runny nose and watery eyes, not to mention a scratchy throat and an occasionally pounding head. Seriously, if I had a nickel for e ...

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Tickets on sale Sept. 3 for ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at ACTA

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Tickets for ACTA Theater’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 3. Show dates are Sept. 19-21 and Sept. 26-28. Weeknight and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children, and $10 for seniors 60 years and older. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville his ...

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Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama names new interim CEO

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Melva Tate, interim CEO of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, will wrap up her contract with the organization effective Aug. 31. Tate’s consulting firm, Tate & Associates, LLC, partnered with GSNCA in late February to provide executive management and CEO search support. [caption id="attachment_15585" align="alignleft" width="291"] Sherry Sybesmaphoto courtesy of the Gi ...

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Paine campus’ box tops goal is $10,000

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The goal for the Paine Elementary Campus this school year is to raise $10,000 by collecting box tops. The campus’ volunteer box tops coordinator, Cissie Harrington, said Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools last year earned more than $9,400 by clipping and saving box tops, which ranked the schools in the top five in Alabama. [caption id="attachment_10514" align="alignleft ...

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Fundraiser for Brock Bowman scholarship fund Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A fundraiser for the Brock Bowman Memorial Scholarship Fund is being held Saturday in Trussville. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., people can get their car washed at Trio’s at 5880 Trussville Crossings Blvd. and receive a free slice of pizza and soft drink while they wait. A whole pizza and soft drink can be purchased for $5. [caption id="attachment_7695" align="alignleft" width="300"] Br ...

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Scott-Santiago Wedding Announcement

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Bernie and Jenni Scott of Trussville, AL are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Angela Michelle Scott to Mr. Paul Jay Santiago, son of Carlos and Amor Santiago of Stockton, California. Miss Scott is a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School and The University of Alabama, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History. She is currently an employe ...

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