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Paine announces students with perfect attendance for 2014-15

From staff reports   Trussville’s Paine Elementary campuses recently announced a combined total of 34 students with perfect attendance for the entire 2014-15 school year. “This is a huge accomplishment, and we are thrilled to recognize these students,” said Paine Primary counselor Rachel Cox. The students are: Paine Primary  [caption id="attachment_22262" align="alignleft" width="300"] A total of 34 Pa ...

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New monogramming shop opens in Trussville

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – A monogramming shop known as Birds on a Fence has officially opened its doors in Trussville.  The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business on Monday, May 11. “Birds on a Fence carries many monogrammable clothing items, gifts, and accessories, or you can bring your own items to them for monogramming,” read a press release. “They a ...

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Davis typical of vets who led newly formed City of Trussville

By Sandra Bearden Among the many veterans whose names are on the Trussville Veterans Memorial being dedicated next week in Civitan Park is that of James Kirksey (J.K.) Davis, who sought solace in small-town life after surviving 35 bombing missions as an Army Air Corps pilot in World War II. Like many other Birmingham members of the Greatest Generation, Davis also helped his chosen community by employing lea ...

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Local author writes trio of military novels set in Cold War

By June Mathews Trussville resident Mike Jenne has spent a good part of the past decade creating a fictional account of a secret military space mission during the Cold War, and his work is finally paying off. Yucca Publishing released his first novel, “Blue Gemini”, on May 5. Two other installments, “Blue Darker than Black” and “Pale Blue” will be released at six-month intervals. A writer of historical fict ...

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Paine Primary plans a Kindergarten Parent Jamboree on Monday

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE --There will be a meeting for all parents of upcoming kindergarten students this Monday, May 18, 2015 in the Paine Primary School amphitheater. The meeting is for parents only. There will be school tours later in the summer for the children. The Kindergarten Parent Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m. Parents are invited to come and learn ways ...

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Hewitt alumnus wins NOAA scholarship

  From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – Costa Christopoulos, a sophomore at MIT and former Hewitt-Trussville High School student, has been named a recipient of this year’s NOAA Earnest F. Hollings Scholarship. [caption id="attachment_4667" align="alignleft" width="154"] A Hewitt-Trussville Huskies logo[/caption] Christopoulos will now have an opportunity to take part in a full-time summer internship next yea ...

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Hewitt alum receives Alfa scholarship

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Former Hewitt-Trussville student Amanda Viikinsalo, who currently studies at UAB, has been named one of 100 recipients of this year’s Alfa Foundation scholarship. “I make it a point to not expect any scholarships that I apply for, so everything that I get comes up a wonderful surprise,” said Viikinsalo. [caption id="attachment_16613" align="alignleft" width="240"] Amanda Viikinsa ...

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Trussville Beautification Award winners announced

From staff reports The Trussville Beautification Board announced the winners of this year’s beautification awards at the annual Trussville City Fest held on May 2. First place awards went to Vickie and Mack Frank, Best Landscape Design; Dot Hagood, Best Turf; Charles Nicholas, Best Use of Color; Joanne and Paul West, Best Homeowner Maintained; and First Baptist Church of Trussville, Best Business.[caption i ...

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Mom of prison inmate shares her story in hopes of helping others

By June Mathews As moms all over America look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, many are planning to gather with family and friends. Carol Hobby of Clay, for example, will be going out to lunch with two of her three sons, her granddaughter and other family members. Sadly, though, eldest son Matt won’t be part of the celebration. Incarcerated in an out-of-state federal prison, he and hi ...

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Trussville hosting Home Run Heroes Day

By Erik Harris   TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Sports Complex is scheduled to host Home Run Heroes Day on Saturday, May 2.   Trussville native and Miss West Central Alabama, Katie Malone, is pairing with the Trussville Baseball Association for the event, which is expected to last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the baseball fields.   "We're excited about this partnership and the opportunity to help ma ...

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