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ACTA Theater announces 2015-16 schedule

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE - ACTA Theater is proud to present its summer musical, THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by Kim Hutchens. Dates of the show are July 24, 25, 26, 31 and August 1 & 2. Reservations can be made by calling the theater at 655-3902. ACTA is located at 225 Parkway Drive in Trussville. Upcoming shows for the 2015-2016  season are: [caption id="attachment_23177" align="alignleft" width="21 ...

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Patriot with local connections honored in grave marking ceremony

By June Mathews Several members of the extended Roper family of Trussville recently attended a dedication ceremony honoring one of their own for his service to his country.  Held at the Oak Level United Methodist Church Cemetery in the tiny East Alabama town of Fruithurst in mid-May, the ceremony was a grave marking for Revolutionary War Patriot John Roper. Attendees included five of John Roper’s third grea ...

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Safety key to good Fourth of July weekend, ALEA says

From the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency MONTGOMERY - Alabamians of all ages will celebrate this Independence Day weekend with fireworks, parades and parties at home and on the water. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) urges everyone to remember safety is key when traveling Alabama’s roadways and waterways as Fourth of July activities often involve alcohol and may result in traffic or boating crashes, ...

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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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