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Furniture moving, as far as this chick is concerned, is for the birds … um, bugs

By June Mathews Benjamin Franklin once said nothing was certain except death and taxes. Now I don’t claim to be smarter than one of our country’s founding fathers, but I beg to differ. My list is longer. For instance, if I wear a white shirt while eating barbecue ribs, I’m certain to be wearing some of the sauce before my meal is over. If I’m pushing a deadline and rushing to email an article to an editor, ...

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Trussville native in issue of National Geographic

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville native is featured in the August/September issue of National Geographic. Jimmy Brown, a 2011 Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, is featured in a photo about Birmingham’s civil rights history. [caption id="attachment_12759" align="alignleft" width="225"] Jimmy Brownsubmitted photo[/caption] Brown appears in a photo at Rickwood Field, when the Miles College baseba ...

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‘A Night With The Collingsworth Family’ at FBC Trussville Friday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- “A Night With The Collingsworth Family” is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 15 at First Baptist Church Trussville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the worship and praise event begins at 7 p.m. [caption id="attachment_15245" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Collingsworth familysubmitted photo[/caption] Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Children 10 and under get in free. The loc ...

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Trussville home to most extramarital affairs in Birmingham area, website says

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville is home to the most extramarital affairs in the Birmingham area, according to dating website AshleyMadison.com. The website claims that the majority of the 36,000 registered users (9 percent) live in Trussville, according to a story posted at www.alabamas13.com. The top 10 areas for extramarital affairs in the Birmingham area, in descending order, are Irondale, Ensley, ...

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Trussville couple brings former Huntsville event to Birmingham

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- Brice Marsh clearly recalls the distaste he experienced several years ago when retail establishments started selling holiday trees as opposed to Christmas trees, and clerks were instructed to refrain from wishing customers a Merry Christmas. “All you could see and hear was ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Season’s Greetings,’” he said. But during a November 2004 trip to Branson, Mo., with ...

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Movie based in Clay nears production completion

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A movie based in Clay is expected to complete production in September or October, according to the movie’s producer. Tom Bhramayana said last week that “Tinker” is expected to be released in mid 2015. Bhramayana said the movie got started with a pre-production meeting in November 2013 and principal photography began Dec. 28, 2013.  “Tinker,” a sci-fi drama, stars Clayne Crawford, Chris ...

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‘Biggest summer yet’ for Pinson library

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson Public Library had its “biggest summer yet” this summer, according to Library Director April Wallace. Wallace said the library’s summer reading program was “amazing.” [caption id="attachment_1770" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pinson Public Libraryfile photo[/caption] She said 713 people signed up for the summer reading program, and an estimated 6,620 books were read. ...

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2014-2015 lunch, breakfast prices for Trussville City Schools

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools’ lunch prices for the 2014-2015 school year are now available. Breakfast costs $1.25 and lunch costs $2 or $2.25.  Children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch. For information and eligibility requirements, visit www.trussvillecityschools.com. Jefferson County Schools recentl ...

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Trussville Bridal Show set for Sunday, Aug. 10

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- When the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce staged its first bridal show in 2012, nobody was sure how well it would go over. After all, no bridal show of its size had ever taken place in Trussville before, so no real precedent had been set for the kind of response it might receive. But go over, it did. Brides from all over the Birmingham metro area were pleased to see the vari ...

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PVHS band director leaving for job in Egypt

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- For 20 years Jeff Caldwell has led the Pinson Valley Marching Chiefs Band as director, but Aug. 12 he will leave the city he calls home for the land of the pharaohs. He’s just a few weeks away from teaching at the American International School in Egypt, near Cairo. Caldwell announced his retirement Wednesday, and celebrated the event with students, past and present, the following n ...

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