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‘Saturday Singings’ coming back in Clay

From staff reports CLAY -- The singings are coming back. “Saturday Singings” are back on the calendar in Clay, and will begin again in January 2015. The free, family-friendly events will be at the Clay Community Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. A live band will sing a variety of songs including country, gospel and bluegrass. The community center is located at 6415 Clay-Pa ...

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Clay grad produces documentary on Leeds nonprofit

‘Truly something special at work out there,’ he says By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The first time Christian Sutton stepped foot on The Red Barn’s property in Leeds, he felt at peace. Having struggled with an anxiety disorder off and on for the past six years, Sutton’s first time there in 2012 provided a peaceful feeling no other place did. “There truly is something special at work out there,” said Sutton, a 2008 Cl ...

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Trussville business owner wins LifeSaver Award

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville business owner recently won a major award at a national convention. Joe Bailey, who owns and operates Advance Video and Security on U.S. Highway 11, was awarded the LifeSaver Award at the annual conference of the ADT Authorized Dealer program in Austin, Texas. The award was presented to him by ADT Vice President of Dealer Business Jim Vogel. [caption id="attachment_1 ...

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Tickets on sale for Chansoniers concert

From staff reports HUFFMAN -- Tickets went on sale Friday, Nov. 21 for a Chansoniers concert set for Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. The concert will be at Huffman United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10 each with proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. [caption id="attachment_17919" align="alignleft" width="300"] Huffman United Methodist Churchphoto courtesy of the Huffman United Methodist Church Facebook p ...

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Weld’s Courtney Haden talks to Rick Bragg about his latest book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

By Tribune staff BIRMINGHAM --In October, famed Southern writer and current University of Alabama instructor Rick Bragg released his latest book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.  Weld for Birmingham's Courtney Haden sat down with Bragg to discuss the tree year long project on the rock and roll icon. [caption id="attachment_17917" align="alignleft" width="286"] Rick Bragg, credit University of Alabama[/capti ...

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Hoping you find yourself thankful this Thanksgiving

By David Parrish I have a rather special connection to Thanksgiving. While my dear, sweet wife believes that connection may be that I can be a turkey, that’s not the connection I am thinking of. The connection is that I’m a Thanksgiving child. Again, this year my birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day. That only happens about once every six years (thanks to leap years), but more than half the time my birthday f ...

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ACTA announces 2 Christmas plays

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- ACTA Theater in Trussville will present two short Christmas plays Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14. “The Rented Christmas” and “The Reform of Benjamin Scrimp” will be presented one after the other on those dates. “The Rented Christmas” will be shown first, then “The Reform of Benjamin Scrimp” after intermission. Both directed by Chanel Wood, weeknight and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. ...

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Clay student accepted to UA Early College

From staff reports TUSCALOOSA -- The University of Alabama UA Early College program recently accepted Alison Riggins from Clay-Chalkville High School. [caption id="attachment_13129" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay-Chalkville High Schoolphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] UA Early College students are high school students from across the United States who earn college credit online, and ...

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Traveling Trashed

Clay-Chalkville students experience driving under influence, learn dangers By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Thirty Clay-Chalkville High School students last week got the chance to feel what it’s like to drive under the influence of alcohol and drive distracted. Over the past 10 years, Clay-Chalkville High School health education teacher Marsha Hancock has taken her sophomore students to the Trussville Play Stati ...

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TASTE set for Thursday at Trussville Civic Center

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce will present the sixth annual Trussville Art Show and Tasting Event on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. TASTE features food samples from area restaurants and bakeries, a live art show with art available for purchase, live entertainment, and a cash bar. [caption id="attachment_17809" align="a ...

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