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Lovelady Center seeking out monthly donors

By Chris Yow Editor JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Lovelady Center is reaching out to the public for support, as the need arises for help with intake fees. [caption id="attachment_27944" align="alignleft" width="300"] The second location of Lovelady Thrift Store is open in the former Winn Dixie building on Old Springville Road in Clay. Photo via Facebook[/caption] Jeanne Carrek, who entered the program herself in ...

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Local woman wins inaugural crown at Ms. Senior USA pageant

  By Chris Yow Editor LAS VEGAS -- Being a part of the inaugural Ms. Senior USA pageant in Las Vegas was enough for Donna McGuffie. Winning the pageant wasn’t on the radar. “This organization contacted me and asked me to be a founding queen. I had the option of competing or finding someone else,” she said. “I chose to compete, but honestly it never occurred to me that I could win.” Winning pageants is ...

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Meemaw Harper and the curse of May

By June Mathews Columnist In her own funny, unassuming way, Meemaw Harper was quite the character. She had a wicked sense of humor, she was full of stories about quirky family members, and she beat the sun out of bed every morning to watch “The Country Boy Eddie Show”. She loved listening to Elvis Presley sing almost as much as she loved Oreos and grape-flavored KoolAid, and if you dialed her phone number d ...

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Clay resident and cancer-survivor publishes third book

By Chris Yow Editor Davis Campbell began writing as a way to cope. A two-time cancer survivor, Campbell authored his first book about the journey he took. "After I had bladder cancer in 2004, I underwent major surgery and lifestyle changes," he said. Following chemotherapy in 2006 after cancer was re-discovered in his lymph nodes, he published "A Place I Didn't Want To Go – My Victory Over Cancer". The book ...

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Trussville resident heads to Togo with Operation Christmas Child

By Rubin E. Grant Special to The Tribune Trussville resident Stephanie Gates is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. [caption id="attachment_40127" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stephanie Gates (left) and Togo national leadership team members Yaotse (center) and Gerard (right) at the Operation Christmas Child Global Connection Conference. Photo submitted by Rubin E. Grant[/caption] She leaves Wednesd ...

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Gallian-Buttram

Molly Emmaline Gallian, daughter of Karen Hanson of Vinemont, Ala. and James (Jase) Scott Buttram V, son of Renee and Robert Pennington of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Scott and Lori Buttram of Trussville, Ala. will be married on May 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Cullman, Ala. Molly's grandparents are Wayne and Faye Hanson of Cullman, Ala. Jase's grandparents are Peggy Smalley, Clyde Smalley, Tonia Townsend, ...

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Students from local schools garner praise in artwork competition

  Special to the Tribune CENTER POINT -- The 27th Annual High School Art Competition sponsored by the Eastern Women’s Committee of Fifty (EWCF) is on display at the Jefferson State Community College located in Center Point until Monday, April 17. [caption id="attachment_39868" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dajah Nash won 1st Place for her work called Inverted Introvert. Submitted photo[/caption] The g ...

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Should Church be Cancelled on Easter?

By Andy Waits FBC Springville Dear Jesus, I want to apologize in advance for missing church this Easter. Yes, I know it sounds bad. However, I think if You will hear me out, You’ll understand (I love how You always comfort me and assure me that my behavior is right, no matter what Your Word says).  It’s not that I don’t want to go this year. I do.  I simply have other things in my life that are more importa ...

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Breaking the rules: Is wearing white before Easter really a sin?

By June Mathews Columnist Used to be I’d never dare darken the doors of First Baptist on Easter morning dressed in anything less than my seasonal best: a newly-purchased pastel-colored frock, a tortuous pair of pantyhose and a blindingly white pair of pointy-toed pumps or strappy sandals. It was Easter, after all, and wearing white shoes was not only mandatory; it was finally permissible. Something I’d been ...

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Local firefighters honor 9/11 heroes with stair climb at World Trade Center

  By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- September 11, 2001 is a date etched into the minds of Americans. That day, nearly 3,000 people died in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Of those who died, 343 of them were firefighters. [caption id="attachment_39678" align="alignleft" width="300"] JP Powell, left, and Evan Massey, right, before the NYC Stair Climb.[/caption] Three years ago, John Mills, whose fa ...

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