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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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HTMS club practices etiquette

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Etiquette Club enjoyed lunch at The Club in Homewood on Saturday, Oct. 18. [caption id="attachment_17170" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left are Danielle Harris, Aliyah Ellis, Hannah French, Abbey Gaiser, Kathy Troncale, Maddie Bearden, Nadia Mughal, Gabrielle Holden and Lexi Lang. submitted photo[/caption] Etiquette Club sponsor and ...

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Trussville Halloween candy hunt Oct. 25

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The fourth annual Trussville Parks and Recreation Halloween flashlight candy hunt is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. The candy hunt will begin at 6 p.m. at the Trussville Sports Complex baseball fields. The cost is free for children ages 3 to 12. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] Th ...

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Paine Primary teacher wins state scholarship

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Haley Dykes, a second grade teacher at Paine Primary School in Trussville, was one of six Alabama teachers awarded the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in a special ceremony Oct. 6. Named for the late daughter of Gov. Bob Riley and his wife Patsy Riley, the scholarships seek to recognize elementary school teachers whose classroom project ...

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Any way you look at it, honor system at Halloween is a waste

By June Mathews Used to be we’d have 40 or 50 kids ring our doorbell on Halloween night. But so many of the neighborhood kids have grown up and moved away, we now do good to have a dozen. Mama, on the other hand, always has scads of trick-or-treaters. So for the past several years, Jimmie and I have spent the evening helping dole out candy at her house. The first time we weren’t going to be home on Hallowee ...

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Turn Trussville Pink: Trunk or Treat on Sunday, dunking booth on Wednesday

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Turn Trussville Pink activities crank up this week beginning with a Trunk or Treat planned by ACE Cheerleading on Sunday. The fun starts at 3 p.m. and will continue until 5:30 p.m. at its location on Camp Coleman Road. Chick-fil-A in Trussville will host a dunking booth Wednesday. Check out the schedule below. 11 a.m. Trussville City Council representative 11:30 a.m. Shay Shel ...

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Aerial photos of the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Using a Dji Phantom drone, Trussville's Jason Reed captured these photos of the new Hewitt-Trussville football stadium. The stadium is scheduled to open Oct. 24 for the HTHS game versus Hoover. [box type="info"] Aerial photos I took today from above the new stadium in Trussville. It’s looking really good. @TrussTribune @spann pic.twitter.com/SfWg9Wgolx — Jason Reed (@jreed013) ...

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Medicare open enrollment in Clay Oct. 29

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay Senior Activity Center will have professionals available from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29 to assist senior citizens as they compare plans and ensure the best health and prescription coverage. This is a free service. [caption id="attachment_4015" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay Senior Activity Centerphoto courtesy of www.clayalabama.org[/caption] Each person wi ...

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