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JeffCo Personnel Board recognized for leadership

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Recipients of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards for 2014 were named last week for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs at the 2014 Global Leadership Excellence Forum held in Vail, Colo. The Personnel Board of Jefferson County earned second place in the government/military category. For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and ...

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5 Paine Primary teachers present at national conference

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Five teachers from Paine Primary School recently presented 90-minute sessions at the 2014 National Conference on Science Education in Boston on April 3 and April 5. Second-grade teacher Lisa Rish presented “The 3 Rs of Science Notebooking.” [caption id="attachment_3804" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Primary Schoolfile photo[/caption] First-grade teachers Michelle Miskell ...

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Paine fourth-graders visit Montgomery

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Intermediate School fourth-graders last week visited Montgomery as part of the school’s study of Alabama history. Students toured the state capitol, the governor’s mansion where one group was greeted by Gov. Robert Bentley’s wife Dianne Bentley and Alabama Old Town. [caption id="attachment_12940" align="alignleft" width="300"] Some of the Paine Intermediate School fourth- ...

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HTMS student to appear on ‘The Right Place’ TV show

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Fourteen-year-old Hewitt-Trussville Middle School student Jackson Capps was an invited guest of RFD-TV’s “The Right Place with Kevin Sport” on April 5 at Puckett’s in Columbia, Tenn., just outside Nashville. As part of the taped show, Capps was interviewed privately by Sport and then performed a 45-minute set for a full audience. Other guests of the show included 2steel girls, wh ...

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Helicopter egg drop in Clay Saturday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clearview Baptist Church is hosting a helicopter Easter egg drop at Clay City Park on Saturday, April 19. Easter eggs will be tossed from the helicopter around 11:30 a.m. Two golden eggs will also be dropped, and whoever finds these will win a ride in the helicopter. [caption id="attachment_9412" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay City Parkphoto courtesy of www.clayalabama.org[/ca ...

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‘Hairspray’ at Pinson Valley HS April 17-19

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson Valley High School’s production of “Hairspray” will be Thursday, April 17 through Saturday, April 19. The school’s Theatre Department will present the award-winning 1960s rock and roll musical Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the school’s theatre. Each show is at 7 p.m. [caption id="attachment_7338" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley High Schoolphoto courtesy of Jeff ...

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‘Building on Faith’ house dedicated in Clay-Chalkville

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Habitat for Humanity Birmingham on Saturday dedicated a new home in the Clay-Chalkville area as part of this year’s Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership, a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership. Jennifer Chine received the keys to her new home Saturday, April 12. The home is in the same neighborhood, Vernon Glen, as where the 2012 Home Builders Blitz took place. ...

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Boosterthon raises more than $63,000 for Paine schools

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Boosterthon Fun Run at Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools Thursday and Friday raised more than $63,000. Paine Primary School will use its more than $37,000 for improved technology for classroom learning. Paine Intermediate School will use its more than $26,000 for a student community garden for educational and personal growth. [caption id="attachment_12889" align="a ...

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3 Hewitt students place in Biz Plan Challenge

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Students in the Hewitt-Trussville High School Academy of Finance’s Entrepreneurship class recently competed in the Junior Achievement Biz Plan Challenge. The requirements of the competition were to complete a business plan, an investor’s pitch video and a commercial. The students had to create their own business and product or service. [caption id="attachment_12878" align="alig ...

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Pinson natives announced for Bonnaroo

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson natives John Davidson and Jacob Bryant will perform at Bonnaroo this year, it was announced Wednesday. Bonnaroo is a music festival scheduled for June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn. The group John and Jacob is one of 41 groups announced to perform on the Club Stage. [caption id="attachment_12178" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson natives John Davidson and Jacob Bryant of the b ...

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