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Blow Away 5K planned for Nov. 15 in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Blow Away 5K and one-mile fun run benefiting the Alabama Friends of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15 in Trussville. The races will begin at The Mall in downtown Trussville. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. and the one-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $30 for the individual 5K and $10 for the one-mile fun run. Online registrati ...

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Pinson Elementary announces September perfect attendance

From staff reports PINSON -- Pinson Elementary School has announced the students who earned perfect attendance for the month of September. From kindergarten are Dyonte Allen, Alexander Almanza, Jissel Almanza-Santoyo, Aubrie Almendarez, Alexis Alvis, Jordan Bailey, Keosha Bennett, Justyce Beverly, Faith Bonner, Dilland Brown, Kyler Carreker, Jasmine Carter, Yandel Cendejas Cardona, Adrian Chavez, Ethan Chil ...

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Author, TV personality coming to Trussville library Sunday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Author and TV personality Jon McClure will be at the Trussville Public Library on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. He will present a discussion of his new book, “Alabama's Best Restaurants Cookbook,” following a brief demonstration on proper knife sharpening and care. Books will also be available for sale (cash or check). [caption id="attachment_17299" align="alignright" width="215"] ...

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TMCA provides perpetual care for local historic cemeteries

By June Mathews For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- As the spirit world gears up for Halloween, the residents of Trussville’s two historic downtown cemeteries seem content to rest in peace. Rarely a peep, much less a hair-raising shriek is heard in their quiet quarters. And that’s probably in large part due to the care and maintenance their resting places receive from the Trussville Memorial Cemetery Association. ...

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Living small in your home is no small task

By Dave Parrish Our rightsizing adventures continue. Closets fully behind us and now inspired, we moved to the attic: home of Christmas ornaments and things long forgotten. Do I still really need those tax returns from 1962? Not all things can be given or thrown away. Shredding and burning are extremely time consuming but sometimes necessary. But you do learn how to be selective. Not every page contains sen ...

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Clay Veteran’s Day Luncheon Nov. 11

From staff reports CLAY -- The fourth annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon sponsored by the city of Clay is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Clearview Baptist Church at 5271 Old Springville Road in Clay. Pictures begin at 10:30 a.m. Veterans can bring a guest, and there is no cost to attend. Those wishing to attend should register by calling Clay City Hall at 205-680-1223 by Thursday, Nov. 6. ...

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New Trussville church helping host domestic violence conference

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A new Trussville church is helping host a symposium on domestic violence. Hope Everlasting Ministry, located on Happy Hollow Road in Trussville, will present the “Don’t Settle” event, a symposium on domestic violence, along with Rebirth Christian Fellowship in Birmingham. The free event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at Rebirth Christian Fellowship at 700 2 ...

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JefCoEd OKs tobacco, sex offender policies

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Board of Education on Thursday approved of prohibiting e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and added a new policy that requires adult sex offenders to notify principals before attending any K-12 activity. The changes to the tobacco policy expand the definition of prohibited tobacco products on school property to include “electronic cigarettes, vape pens, h ...

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Last chance at Pinson Insanitarium this weekend

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Your last chance at fright is this weekend. The Pinson Insanitarium Haunted Attraction’s last operations of the 2014 season are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. The hours for both days are 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets to the haunted attraction, which is held at the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center, are $10. The community center is located at 5320 Miles Spring ...

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JefCoEd to honor fifth-grade scholars Nov. 3

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County Schools will honor 316 fifth-grade scholars from 29 elementary schools in two ceremonies Nov. 3. The ceremonies will be at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Gardendale First Baptist Church, located at 316 Mountain Crest Parkway in Gardendale. Being recognized from Chalkville Elementary School are Calin Adaway, Andrea Anderson, Khalynn Bell, Makayla Brooks, Kamarion Bull ...

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