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Trussville student wins chess tournament

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Paine Intermediate School’s Benjamin Kennedy won the Novice K-5 division of the Montgomery Scholastic Chess Tournament in Montgomery on May 3. Thirty-four children participated in the tournament. [caption id="attachment_10514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Intermediate Schoolphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Kennedy was a part of a four-member team that won the Alabaster Schol ...

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Trussville Beautification Award winners announced

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Beautification Board on Saturday announced the winners of this year’s Beautification Awards. Best Landscape Design was won by Vickie and Mack Franks, Best Turf was won by Libba and Daryl Ellison, Best Use of Color was taken by Charles Nicholas, Robert and Sandy Fondren won for Best Homeowner Maintained, Best Professionally Maintained was won by Theresa Howard and B ...

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Earth Day winners announced

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- Saturday's Earth Day, which was sponsored by Trussville Utilities, brought hundreds out to clean up the area. Volunteers fanned out across Trussville to pick up litter and trash to celebrate the occasion. Here are the winners for the Earth Day competition: High School First Place – Hewitt-Trussville High School football Second Place - Simonetti – Science Olympiad Middle School ...

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Senate District 17 candidate offering scholarship for high school senior

By Gary Lloyd LOCUST FORK -- Alabama Senate District 17 candidate Brett King announced today the establishment of the “Brett King for Senate Scholarship,” a $1,000 scholarship for high school seniors who will be graduating this year from a high school located within the district. District 17 includes Jefferson, St. Clair, Blount and Talladega counties. “This time of the year, seniors and their parents are s ...

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Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama elects new board members

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama held its annual meeting on April 26 at the Metropolitan Church of God in Birmingham, where new officers were elected. Marlene Brown of Shelby County was elected treasurer, Kathryn Cook of Madison County was elected second vice president and Paige Mize of Tuscaloosa County was elected second vice president. Directors elected to the board in ...

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‘The Great Give’ fundraising campaign kicks off for JeffCo libraries

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- “The Great Give” is this year’s online fundraising campaign for the Public Libraries In Jefferson County. It will take place May 13-14. “It is hard to think of life without the library cooperative,” said Patricia Ryan, Public Libraries In Jefferson County executive director. “That is why we are so excited to share news about ‘The Great Give’ campaign. We can’t wait to celeb ...

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HT engineering students create models for NASA

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Three Hewitt-Trussville High School Engineering Academy students recently participated in a project for NASA. Jonathan Adams, Shane Bailey and Logan McCormick created full-scale models of actual parts used on the space station. The models will be utilized for training of NASA personnel. [caption id="attachment_13280" align="alignleft" width="300"] The three Hewitt-Trussville High ...

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Trussville woman battling cancer for 3rd time: ‘People have done a lot’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Carolina Higginbotham is battling cancer for the third time. The Trussville woman was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2010. She finished radiation in March 2011 and was in remission until February 2012, when she was diagnosed again. It had spread to her bones. In July 2012, Higginbotham finished chemotherapy and got on a clinical study to test whether or not it could i ...

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Clay Elementary math team 4th in county tournament

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay Elementary School math team placed fourth in the Jefferson County Middle School Tournament last month. The team finished three points out of third place. The Clay Elementary School math team is composed of fourth- and fifth-graders. Because there’s no Jefferson County elementary math tournament, the students competed against 132 sixth-graders from all over Jefferson County. [c ...

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Pinson Valley Fine Arts Night May 2-3

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley High School’s Fine Arts Night is scheduled for Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the school’s theater. Student artwork will be on display in the lobby and students will perform a Broadway musical review. [caption id="attachment_13203" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley High School Theatrephoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] General ...

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