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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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Sixteen & Successful blog launches

From staff reports Abby Hathorn, CEO and founder of the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog, has launched her new blog Sixteen & Successful. This blog is designed by a teen for tween and teen girls who are looking for real and modest advice about fashion, beauty and life. With Sixteen &Successful, Hathorn hopes to show girls how to be themselves in a world full of critics. Without the overwhelming sup ...

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Helping high blood pressure naturally, Part 3

By Channing King Masses of Americans are suffering from blood pressure issues. You or someone you love may be one of the many who are suffering. If so, I have exciting news for you. Blood pressure can often be helped naturally, without the use of medications. (Read Parts 1 and 2 of this series here and here.) Atherosclerosis: what is it, and how is it caused? Atherosclerosis is fat inflammation in your bloo ...

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Trussville native appears in ESPN Magazine ad

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville native has tasted the rainbow. Martin Morrow appears in an advertisement for Skittles in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine. Morrow posted a photo of the advertisement on his Facebook page Monday, with the line, “Hey friends, check me out in the latest edition of ESPN magazine!” [caption id="attachment_15414" align="alignleft" width="225"] Trussville native Martin ...

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Trussville native attends drug prevention, leadership program

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A group of students from The Webb School in Tennessee recently attended a Youth to Youth drug prevention and youth leadership program conference at the University of Rhode Island. Sophomore Ronnie Booth, of Trussville, attended the event with four other classmates. [caption id="attachment_15403" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left are McKenna Hoover, Mike Quinn, Will Wa ...

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Former Clay-Chalkville standout Quinton Dial starts foundation

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Former Clay-Chalkville and University of Alabama football player Quinton Dial has started a foundation for kids. QD’s Kids’ mission is “to show love and support to underprivileged kids today so they will have the best opportunity to be our leaders of tomorrow,” according to www.qdkids.org. [caption id="attachment_6915" align="alignleft" width="300"] Quinton Dialphoto courtesy of www.49 ...

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Back to school may mean struggling with reading problems

By Zack Steele If you’re like me, you loaded your kids up on the bus last Wednesday and said hello to another school year. At my house, this means getting up earlier and balancing homework with soccer, cheerleading and everything else that a second-grader does for extracurricular activities. I thought I would delve into an eye condition that affects children in school, and is one that makes learning difficu ...

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