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Household hazardous waste collection day April 26

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A household hazardous waste collection day for Jefferson County residents will be Saturday, April 26 at McLendon Park in Birmingham, adjacent to Legion Field. It will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. [caption id="attachment_7047" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jefferson County sewer topfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The event is free for Jefferson County residents. They may ...

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Trussville Earth Day set for April 26

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Earth Day in Trussville is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, beginning on The Mall at 7:45 a.m. Each participant will get a hot dog and T-shirt. Participants on Saturday will be given a packet that includes the route, gloves, bags and markers. Participants are encouraged to be back at The Mall by 11:15 a.m. to turn in the garbage they’ve collected. [caption id="attachment_9191" a ...

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Pinson native headed to national science festival

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Pinson native Katie Herron, a junior at Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, was recognized by the Pinson City Council on Thursday for excellence in science. Herron won first place in the environmental category of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposia in Auburn. For her project, she studied the effects of sedimentation on a small water creature called the vermi ...

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Paine Primary participates in math fluency competition

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- First- and second-graders at Paine Primary School participated in the March Madness Math Fluency Competition. [caption id="attachment_12976" align="alignleft" width="300"] Finkley's classsubmitted photo[/caption] Classes were entered into a grade level bracket and competed against each other to advance through to the Final Four, then ultimately to the overall championship round ...

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ABC 33/40: People abandoning homes in neighborhood near Trussville due to erosion

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- A Grayson Valley-area neighborhood could slide away and people are abandoning homes hanging on the edge, according to a report by ABC 33/40. Recent rain and flooding have caused problems across the metro area, from flooded homes to leaking sewage. In one neighborhood, the rain could force at least one family to lose their home, according to ABC 33/40. “I'm caught between a ro ...

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JeffCo Personnel Board recognized for leadership

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Recipients of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards for 2014 were named last week for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs at the 2014 Global Leadership Excellence Forum held in Vail, Colo. The Personnel Board of Jefferson County earned second place in the government/military category. For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and ...

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5 Paine Primary teachers present at national conference

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Five teachers from Paine Primary School recently presented 90-minute sessions at the 2014 National Conference on Science Education in Boston on April 3 and April 5. Second-grade teacher Lisa Rish presented “The 3 Rs of Science Notebooking.” [caption id="attachment_3804" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Primary Schoolfile photo[/caption] First-grade teachers Michelle Miskell ...

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Paine fourth-graders visit Montgomery

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Intermediate School fourth-graders last week visited Montgomery as part of the school’s study of Alabama history. Students toured the state capitol, the governor’s mansion where one group was greeted by Gov. Robert Bentley’s wife Dianne Bentley and Alabama Old Town. [caption id="attachment_12940" align="alignleft" width="300"] Some of the Paine Intermediate School fourth- ...

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HTMS student to appear on ‘The Right Place’ TV show

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Fourteen-year-old Hewitt-Trussville Middle School student Jackson Capps was an invited guest of RFD-TV’s “The Right Place with Kevin Sport” on April 5 at Puckett’s in Columbia, Tenn., just outside Nashville. As part of the taped show, Capps was interviewed privately by Sport and then performed a 45-minute set for a full audience. Other guests of the show included 2steel girls, wh ...

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Helicopter egg drop in Clay Saturday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clearview Baptist Church is hosting a helicopter Easter egg drop at Clay City Park on Saturday, April 19. Easter eggs will be tossed from the helicopter around 11:30 a.m. Two golden eggs will also be dropped, and whoever finds these will win a ride in the helicopter. [caption id="attachment_9412" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay City Parkphoto courtesy of www.clayalabama.org[/ca ...

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