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Chalkville student honored for saving mom

By Gary Lloyd CHALKVILLE -- A 10-year-old Chalkville Elementary School student was honored earlier this week for saving her mother’s life. Janelle McDaniel was honored by the Center Point Fire District for her actions Dec. 4, 2014, when she came home from school to find her mother unresponsive on the floor. [caption id="attachment_5249" align="alignright" width="269"] Chalkville Elementary Schoolphoto court ...

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Pinson Elementary announces perfect attendance

From staff reports PINSON -- Pinson Elementary School has announced its list of students who had perfect attendance in November and December. [caption id="attachment_19101" align="alignleft" width="300"] The kindergartenerssubmitted photo[/caption] Those with perfect attendance in kindergarten were Faith Bonner, Kyler Carreker, Alex Huerta, Leila McWillie, Ethan Johnson, Jayson Elliott, Nadia Johnson, Graci ...

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Pinson to order banners celebrating 200 years

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council voted Tuesday to purchase 50 vertical and 10 horizontal banners commemorating the area’s 200th anniversary of being settled. The banners will likely cost around $8,500. The $8,500 approved for the banners includes the cost of mounting hardware that will permanently attached to the poles. The city’s plan is to re-use the hardware in the future after 2015 by ins ...

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3 years since tornado ravaged area

‘We’ve been able to move past it,’ Clay mayor says By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The lots are still nothing more than cracked sidewalks, but homes will soon begin to rise again in Georgebrook. The Clay subdivision off Old Springville Road became the dominant visual of the Jan. 23, 2012 EF-3 tornado, which scarred the landscape and took the life of 16-year-old Christina Heichelbech in Steeplechase. VIDEO: See some o ...

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Republican group donates book to HTHS library

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville High School was visited by two representatives from the Republican Women of Trussville on Jan. 14 and donated a book to the library. Last spring the Republican Women of Trussville sponsored an essay contest that was won by a Hewitt-Trussville High School student, Kristen Bittle, and she received a $500 scholarship award. [caption id="attachment_19038" align ...

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Clay disc golf course, still in infancy, already one of top courses around

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- It hasn’t even been around two years, but the disc golf course in Clay is already on the national map. According to Danny Self, a disc golf player who helped design and build the course with volunteers at Clay City Park, players have traveled from all surrounding states, as well as Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvani ...

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Woman asks for help in locating lost ring

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A local woman is seeking help locating a ring she lost in the Trussville area Jan. 6. Lisa Park said she lost her seven-diamond cluster ring either at St. Vincent’s East, Jack’s drive-thru or at Walmart on Tuesday, Jan. 6. She said her dad gave her the ring 29 years ago. The ring is a size 6 and it has a chip on the top diamond. It’s engraved with “Park.” Should you locate the ri ...

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Rotary announces speakers, youth conference attendees

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has announced upcoming speakers for their weekly breakfast meetings. Jim Coker, new head of the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, will speak to the group on Wednesday, Jan. 14. On Jan. 21, Jessica Estrada, the director of Community Outreach and Mission Integration at St. Vincent’s Health System, will be the featured speaker. Es ...

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Jigsaw puzzle obsession comes for holiday visit and won’t go away

By June Mathews Since Christmas, the concept of paying for one’s crimes has taken on a whole new meaning for me. I’ve been paying dearly for mine. Now before you go jumping to any wild conclusions about my moral character, let me quickly say my “crime” was stealing a jigsaw puzzle from my aunt Martha in a cutthroat game of Dirty Santa on Christmas Eve. And to be fair, she stole it from me first. I was just ...

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Hewitt senior on Eagle Scout project in Clay: ‘I hope they like it’

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Hewitt-Trussville High School senior Brian Duffett is well on his way to an Eagle Scout merit badge. Duffett since Dec. 1, 2014 has been building two arbor swings at Cosby Lake Park in Clay as his Eagle Scout project. [box type="info"][/box]   [caption id="attachment_18876" align="alignleft" width="300"] A look at the progress made on the arbor swings at Cosby Lake Park in Clay on ...

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