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Green Bean Drop set for Saturday in Trussville

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- What do you do with 20,000 pounds of green beans? This is the question asked of a green bean grower by Society of St. Andrew in Tennessee. After mechanically harvesting the green beans he can only keep the perfect ones to sell. Any beans that are considered unmarketable – broken, too short, too long – he will throw away unless Society of St. Andrew is there to rescue the bea ...

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Pinson Valley Youth Association to get new fencing

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council voted unanimously last week to hire O. Jay Fence Company to install new facing and repair current fencing at the Pinson Valley Youth Association fields. The work will be done for $4,917. [caption id="attachment_12725" align="alignleft" width="214"] A Pinson historical marker outside Pinson City Hallphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Mayor Hoyt Sanders said the repa ...

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June a record month for Pinson library

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- June was a record month for the Pinson Public Library. Library Director April Wallace said at last week’s Pinson City Council meeting that more than 7,000 items were checked out in June. The previous record for most items checked out was 5,200, and that occurred in June 2013. [caption id="attachment_1770" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pinson Public Libraryfile photo[/caption] “W ...

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Clay library shakes up hours

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay Public Library is shaking up its hours of operation. The library will be closed Sunday, July 27. Effective Aug. 1, the library will be closed on Wednesdays. [caption id="attachment_1768" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay Public Libraryfile photo[/caption] Revised hours of operation are Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m ...

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Helping high blood pressure naturally, Part 2

By Channing King Health is something that we all want, but rarely do people achieve the health they desire. One big obstacle to great health is often directly related to blood pressure. So many people struggle with blood pressure issues. I hope to help. Many people suffer or die early because they don’t know how to take the steps to have great heart health. I don't want you to be one of them. Let's build on ...

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New foster parent recruiter for Trussville area

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Youth Villages has named LaRita Smith its new foster parent recruiter for the Trussville area. Smith will be informing the community about Youth Villages’ foster care program and providing free orientation sessions and training classes for people who are interested in becoming foster parents. [caption id="attachment_14683" align="alignleft" width="300"] LaRita Smithsubmitted phot ...

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Boats on the Water

PINSON -- The fifth annual Float Your Boat Summer Festival was held at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson on Saturday. The event offered games, boat races, trail runs, food and music. Proceeds benefited the nature preserve’s Environmental Education Programming, which reaches 10,000 students every year.  The build your own boat race enabled participants to compete with their own biodegradable boat. Check ...

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Trussville native earns Alabama Grocers scholarship

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation has awarded $59,250 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association member companies for the 2014-2015 academic year, and one recipient is from Trussville. Anna McKay was one of the recipients. A total of 73 scholarships were awarded. [caption id="attachment_14608" align="alignleft" width="185"] ...

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Trussville songwriter wins 10-week competition

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville songwriter has won first place in WorkPlay’s Songwriters’ Series. Jackson Capps won the competition after competing against others for 10 weeks. Capps said on his Facebook page that it was “such an honor” to be selected for first place. [caption id="attachment_12920" align="alignleft" width="225"] Jackson Cappssubmitted photo[/caption] “Having all my friends and fami ...

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Trussville names Paine Elementary Campus principal

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools has named its Paine Elementary Campus principal for the 2015-2016 school year. Autumn Jeter will be the principal at the campus, which covers Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools. Jeter brings 13 years of educational experience with seven years as a K-5 elementary principal. Her knowledge and expertise as an instructional leader in the pre K-5 envi ...

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