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Winners from Trussville parade competitions announced

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Prizes and award winners have been announced from competitions at last week’s Trussville Christmas Parade. The first-place winner of the best float competition went to Sav-a-Life East, which was awarded $100. Supercuts won second place and $75, and ACTA Theatre took third place and won $50. Grand Marshals in this year’s parade were Gavin Slay, Connor Staggs, and Sean Williamson, ...

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Paine Intermediate students donate for toy program

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Several classes from Paine Intermediate School earlier this month participated in a toy collection for Trussville. [caption id="attachment_10740" align="alignleft" width="300"] Students show off donations in front of a Trussville Fire & Rescue truck.submitted photo[/caption] The Trussville Volunteer Fire Department began its Christmas For Kids program in 1979. The program h ...

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Paine Primary announces October respectful bus riders

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Primary School has announced its respectful bus riders for the month of October. [caption id="attachment_10732" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Primary School’s October respectful bus riderssubmitted photo[/caption] The respectful bus riders are Taylor Allen, Delvecchio Alston, Gracie Vining, Madison McIllwain, Joshua Patterson, Joshua Starke, Navjot Multani, Antonio ...

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Generous or not, Santa misses the mark when it comes to hair

By June Mathews I think most of us would agree that Santa Claus is one of the good guys. He’s generous and giving; he’s always got a smile on his face; and the way he sits in all those shopping malls for hours on end, sopping tears from his red suit, enduring flash after flash of the camera and appropriately responding to every request imaginable, he’s obviously got the patience of a saint. But for all his ...

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Paine Primary Iron Bowl challenge raises more than $1,000

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- To celebrate the Iron Bowl, Paine Primary School students participated in a friendly fundraising competition. Students brought in coins to place in a bucket for the team that they wanted to win this year’s Auburn vs. Alabama game. Each cent counted as one point for their team. [caption id="attachment_10680" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tailgate winners were Savanah Kennedy an ...

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Paine Intermediate classes collect for Children’s of Alabama

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Two Paine Intermediate School classes recently collected donations for Children’s of Alabama. Students in fourth-grade teachers Jana Walls’ and Jamye Waites’ classes collected the donations. [caption id="attachment_10677" align="alignleft" width="300"] Students show off the donated items.submitted photo[/caption] The classes are also collecting for a family in need this holiday ...

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Last-minute local holiday gift buying guide

By Abby Hathorn Christmas is next week and finding the ideal gift for that special someone -- sans congested check-out lines -- can be tricky and a bit stressful. Instead of fighting the crowds at the mall, shop the incredible stores right here in your own backyard. To get you started, here is a small local holiday gift buying guide -- finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones and supporting local busin ...

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Home for the Holidays home build in Clay under way

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The construction of a new home in Clay’s Winchester Hills subdivision was under way last Thursday, part of Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity’s “Home for the Holidays.” Construction on the home began early last Thursday and will be complete by next Thursday, when Ivory Prince and her 6-year-old daughter, Janiya, receive the home’s key at a dedication ceremony and move in. Prince, ...

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Miss Rudd Pageant winners announced

For The Tribune PINSON -- Winners have been announced from the Miss Rudd Pageant that was held at the Pinson Valley High School auditorium last month. Named Miss Rudd was Brooklyn Miller, an eighth-grader at Rudd Middle School. First alternate in eighth grade went to Lacey Johnson, second alternate was awarded to Hannah McIntosh and the third alternate was Kennedy Russell. The rest of the eighth grade top 1 ...

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Trussville teacher, husband publish children’s book on technology

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Hewitt-Trussville Middle School teacher and her husband have co-authored a children’s book about kids and parents being consumed with technology. “TJ Put Your Phone Away” was written by Erin Naugher Gilchrist and her husband, Blake Gilchrist, a physical education teacher in Hoover at Riverchase Elementary School. The 20-page book was published by Crest Publishers in Birmingham. ...

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