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Sears-Garrett Engagement Announcement

For The Tribune Ms. Donna Sears of Trussville, Alabama is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer McRae Sears, to John Rogers Garrett. Jennifer is also the daughter of Mr. David Earl Sears of San Antonio, Texas. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Daniel Garrett of Trussville, Alabama. Miss Sears will be graduating in May from The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing. [capt ...

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Trussville woman selected to paint for Huntsville Botanical Gardens

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville resident Tiki Kirk was selected as one of the artists to paint doors for the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s upcoming summer exhibit, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” A total of 64 doors will be used to construct a children’s maze in the garden. The doors were donated by Habitat for Humanity and artists were asked to use other reclaimed materials to create their inter ...

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Relay for Life in Trussville Friday night

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Relay for Life of East Jefferson event is scheduled for Friday, April 25 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day at the Trussville Youth Football Field in the Trussville Sports Complex. Relay for Life is an event that raises funds to fight cancer and a chance to honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost. Special moments during a typical Relay for Life event include a lum ...

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School board places intra-district transfer policy on table

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday placed an intra-district student transfer policy and cross boundary transfer application on the table for future approval. The policy will first go to federal court for approval. The policy would allow students currently living in the city of Trussville and zoned for an elementary school in their zone of Trussville to request a cro ...

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Eggs Away: Helicopter drops 1,000 eggs in Clay

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clearview Baptist Church on Saturday, April 19 hosted a helicopter Easter egg drop at Clay City Park. About 1,000 Easter eggs were tossed from the helicopter. Another few thousand eggs were hunted for by children on the ground. [caption id="attachment_13030" align="alignleft" width="200"] A helicopter drops Easter eggs in Clay on Saturday.photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Two golden eggs ...

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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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