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Trussville Teen Council team of the week

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Teen Council was recently named the Charter Media Academic Team of the Week. This group of teenagers meets regularly to discuss ways to give back to their community and school. Their first project was serving a meal to a family at Ronald McDonald House. Several other activities are planned, and the group recently helped with the “Love Your Neighbor” food drive ...

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Clay-Chalkville English teacher wins $1,000 grant

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A Clay-Chalkville High School English teacher recently received a $1,000 grant from WIAT’s One Class at a Time promotion. Melanie Gaines, an AP language and composition, and 12th grade English teacher, received the grant, which she plans to use to buy five Samsung Galaxy tablets for her classroom. [caption id="attachment_19909" align="alignright" width="168"] Melanie Gainessubmitted ph ...

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Clay-Chalkville grad debuts on children’s TV show

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A Clay-Chalkville High School graduate made her television debut last week. Katy Johnson, a 2013 graduate who was the president of the school’s thespian society her senior year, is the co-host of “The 30-Minute Tim Hollis Hour,” a children’s program that aired for the first time last Monday night on The Alabama Cable Network. The show is about Hollis and the stories that he’s written o ...

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HTMS student named Distinguished Finalist for community spirit award

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School eighth-grader Cameron Gallups was named last week as one of four Alabama students recognized as a Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Gallups, 14, was recognized for her work with “To Save a Life” service project, which encourages people with mental illness to seek treatment. She created and maintains social media ...

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‘Sense and Sensibility’ auditions in Trussville Feb. 21-23

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- ACTA Theater in Trussville will hold auditions for “Sense and Sensibility” on Saturday and Monday. Auditions Saturday are at 10 a.m. and Monday’s audition time is 7 p.m. Auditions will include a cold reading from the script. Resumes and head shots are encouraged but not required. You will be photographed upon auditioning. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width ...

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Center Point chamber announces annual awards

By Gary Lloyd CENTER POINT -- The annual Center Point Area Chamber of Commerce presented several awards at its annual banquet Feb. 10. Law Enforcement Officer of the Year went to Vince Gilham. The Firefighter of the Year award was presented to Chris Horn. [caption id="attachment_16351" align="alignleft" width="200"] The bell on the front of a Center Point Fire District fire truckphoto by Ron Burkett[/captio ...

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HTMS names January Teacher of Month

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School has named its January Teacher of the Month. Seventh-grade English teacher Miriam Vinson won the award. [caption id="attachment_19815" align="alignleft" width="240"] Principal Lisa Berry, left, with Miriam Vinsonsubmitted photo[/caption] She receives dinner for four from Taziki’s Cafe, a $25 gift card to Dreamland BBQ, a $25 gift card from atto ...

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Trussville’s Got Talent set for Saturday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The seventh annual Trussville’s Got Talent show is set for Saturday, Feb. 21. The event, open to any Trussville City Schools student, is at 4:30 p.m. for Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools, and 7 p.m. for Hewitt-Trussville High and Hewitt-Trussville Middle schools. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville High Schoolphoto courtesy ...

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Home improvement season: A guide to painting inside the home

By Dave Parrish Brrr it’s cold outside. Super Bowl done and gone, the groundhog saw his shadow again, and valentines were delivered. Hardware stores are putting the finishing touches on all their displays and holding “How to” classes every Saturday morning. We’re now in the throes of home improvement season. As you walk around the big box hardware/home improvement store of your choice, you seem to find the ...

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Chalkville ES honors longtime PTA member who died of cancer

By Gary Lloyd CHALKVILLE -- Chalkville Elementary School last week honored a longtime PTA member and volunteer who died of cancer in December. The 2015 PTA Executive Board presented a plaque to Principal Rod Johnson to give to the family of Wendy Mahoney, who died at the age of 40 on Dec. 12, 2014. Her husband, Eddie, gave it back to be put up on a wall near the school office, Johnson said. [caption id="att ...

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