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Annual Turkey Creek event was “superior”

By Crystal McGough People from all over the metro Birmingham area came out to Pinson’s third annual Beat the Heat at Turkey Creek and Float Your Boat competition at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Saturday. “This was a much better turnout than we ever could have imagined,” TCNP manager Charles Yeager said. “It was so great to have so many families out here enjoying this.” This year was Yeager’s first Beat ...

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Trussville teen appears on Grand Ole Opry

   Jackson Capps is a well known talent in the Trussville area, having won talent competitions and playing and singing for several events at a variety of venues.  But the secret is out and now everyone knows what the locals have known for a while. This boy can play and sing with the best of them. Capps' fame is no longer limited to Trussville and the surrounding area. Last Friday night, the 12 year old made ...

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Third Annual Beat the Heat at Turkey Creek scheduled for Saturday

By Crystal McGough [caption id="attachment_720" align="alignleft" width="300"] Float Your Boat Race 2011Photo by Matt McGough[/caption] The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and the City of Pinson will be hosting the third annual Beat the Heat at Turkey Creek and Float Your Boat Race at the Preserve on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Beat the Heat at Turkey Creek began as part of the Alabama Tourism Departmen ...

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Marti Duncan makes finals in a shocker

The Food Network Star search took a shocking turn tonight when the judges added a fourth finalist spot. After eliminating one of the two finalists from the teams of Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, the final two up for elimination were Marti Duncan and Justin Warner. That's when the show took a turn and the judges told both of Alton Brown's team members that they would be making pilots, too. According to ...

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Marti Duncan goes for final 3 on Food Network Star tonight

Former Trussville resident Marti Duncan has weathered the competition from 15 challengers in the Food Network Star competition. She has found herself fighting off elimination more than once. Tonight, the local darling could take her biggest step forward, so far, when the 6 remaining contestants are cut to the final 3. Duncan's pure Southern charm and hospitality have made her a popular contestant and drawn ...

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Prayer Walk at Cosby Lake honors Clay native battling cancer

By Crystal McGough Over 100 people showed up at Cosby Lake Sunday night to have a “candle light” prayer walk in honor of Clay native Brooke Rodgers. Rodgers, a Clay-Chalkville High School graduate and Miss Clay-Chalkville 1999, was diagnosed on June 22 with Triple Negative Medullary Carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. “This type of breast cancer is only diagnosed in three to five percent ...

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Clay teams up with Alabama’s First Response Radio, Relief

The city of Clay recently joined efforts with Alabama’s First Response Radio and Relief, a first response system for disasters that was founded April 4 by Clay resident Kenn Galbreath. “We (are) glad to participate in building this as a first response to anywhere in the state,” Clay Mayor Ed McGuffie said. “Being a member and being that we’ve had this experience before, they want our expertise in putting to ...

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Seeking to avoid a life of crime? The solution is simple

I used to be quite the clotheshorse, and until last week, I could easily prove it. But in a recent fit of clutter-cutting, the last indicator of my once-stylish wardrobe took a dive – into the dumpster, that is. I finally cleaned out a dresser drawer stuffed with old pantyhose. To see how I dress now, you’d never know I once stopped by the mall on the way home from work at least once a week to buy a new out ...

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Triple Threat: New ways to fight ‘big three’ causes of blindness

I have seen plenty of examples of a “routine” eye exam shift in a heartbeat to a moment of discovery. I had one such moment when a patient was in his exam chair thinking he just needed new reading glasses. I took a look into a patient’s eyes and saw the telltale signs of early-stage glaucoma. This chronic eye disorder is sneaky – it often displays no symptoms until it robs eyesight from the patient. So snea ...

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Historical information revealed at Mt. Calvary cemetery walk

Traveling to the north end of Clay will bring a person to where the counties meet, the waters spring forth and history abounds. In this area is a cemetery that reveals the roots of many families, some still in the area and some who moved away. Mt. Calvary Presbyterian Church is next to this recognized historical cemetery on Cedar Mountain Road. The church hosted a “cemetery walk” Saturday where individuals ...

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