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Trussville Chamber announces fall carnival

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce will present a fall carnival in late October, it announced last week. The carnival will be held at Magnolia Park in downtown Trussville. The carnival will feature rides and activities for all ages, as well as some favorite fun festival foods. [caption id="attachment_16629" align="alignleft" width="300"] The scene at a past fall carniva ...

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HTMS art teacher wins state award

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School art teacher Kristin Bloodsworth has earned a state award. Bloodsworth is one of 10 recipients statewide of Artsonia’s Annual Leadership Award, which recognizes the teacher and school for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to arts education during the 2013-2014 school year. [caption id="attachment_16618" align="alignleft" width="200"] Kristin B ...

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Elvis impersonator from Trussville singing to benefit Down Syndrome Alabama

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Rob Langford and The Beale Street Band is hosting a concert to benefit Down Syndrome Alabama on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Avondale Brewing Company. The concert begins at 4:30 p.m. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the goal is to build awareness and improve the quality of life for individuals living with Down syndrome. The event will feature music and kids’ activities. All proc ...

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Trussville native wins Alfa Foundation scholarship

By Gary Lloyd A Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate is one of three college students from Jefferson county to win a 2014 Alfa Foundation scholarship. Amanda Viikinsalo, a junior at UAB studying finance, earned $1,000 in the program’s inaugural year. Selection for the scholarship program was based on academic record, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and future goa ...

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Trussville girl earns black belt

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Japan International Karate Academy has announced that Taylor Cosby, of Trussville, was recently promoted to the rank of first-degree black belt. [caption id="attachment_16608" align="alignleft" width="244"] Michele Perkins, left, with Taylor Cosbysubmitted photo[/caption] “Her perseverance and hard work over the past seven years has brought great credit upon herself and our ...

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Argo officially opens $50,000 playground

By Gary Lloyd ARGO -- The city of Argo last week officially opened its new playground for city residents. A ribbon cutting was held Thursday morning at 100 Blackjack Road, near Argo City Hall. The total cost of the new playground was $50,540, including shipping, installation and rubber mulch. [caption id="attachment_5269" align="alignleft" width="300"] The city of Argofile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] “For ...

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UPDATE: Breast Cancer Awareness kickoff in Pinson now Oct. 5

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Center Point Fire District will kick off its breast cancer awareness campaign Sunday at the field behind the Old Rock School in Pinson. The event will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a car show and entertainment. [caption id="attachment_12725" align="alignleft" width="214"] A Pinson historical marker outside Pinson City Hallfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The fire distr ...

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‘The Forgotten Ones’

Valley Road resident wants to ‘raise the bar’ in area By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Delvin Hunter Sr. curls his white Ford F-150 behind Mt. Joy Baptist Church on Valley Road, parking near the Suburban Area Community Center, where he attended the Head Start Program as a young boy in the mid 1970s. His New Balance shoes and blue jean shorts are flecked with white paint stains, as are his fingertips. He wears a ...

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Distinguished Young Women of JeffCo open for 2016

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Distinguished Young Women of Jefferson County is now accepting applications from high school girls graduating in 2016 and residing in Jefferson County. The deadline for receiving applications is March 1, 2015. There’s no entry fee. Participants compete in the categories of fitness, self expression, interview, scholastics and talent. Any participant in the program may q ...

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Sentimental journey through old high school sparks memories of times gone by

By June Mathews Walking through my old high school for the last time before major renovations begin next month to turn it into an elementary school, I was struck anew how lucky I’d been to go there. It was at the original Hewitt-Trussville High School that I experienced some of my most memorable moments ever, made a host of lifelong friends and studied under some of the best teachers ever to preside over a ...

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