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When Harper Lee’s new novel debuts, Mockingbird faithful expected to flock to Monroeville

By Nick Patterson, Alabama NewsCenter On a sunny spring day in Monroeville, deep in the southwestern part of the state, there are mockingbird houses everywhere. In this town, home to Harper Lee, the celebrated author of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” talk of Atticus Finch, Scout, Jem, Dill, Boo Radley and others is always in order. This spring, talk for residents and visitors alike has been of the bigge ...

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Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club celebrates 25 years

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – Thanks to a conversation between two men in 1989, the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has recently celebrated its 25th birthday. The club was born in 1990 after Owen Lawless approached Rotarian Martin Woosley about starting a Trussville club. Both men were joined by Gordon Flynn in forming a research committee that studied the matter for one year before officially launching t ...

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Independence Place to feature local artists in “Sounds of Summer”

By June Mathews With two outstanding programs under its belt over the past three years, Independence Place is becoming known for its elegant, date night-quality fundraising events. “Southern Nights and Broadway Lights” in 2012 and “An Evening of Jazz” in 2014 were proof that cow plops, chili cookoffs and carnivals -- although great for raising money in their own rights -- aren’t the only games in town and t ...

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Trussville resident celebrates 100 years of life

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – The Grace Community Church in Trussville will be celebrating a special birthday on Sunday, June 14. One of its members—Frances Taylor—will turn 100 years old on June 20, and much like it did for Taylor’s 90th birthday, the church wants to host the celebration. “They’re all just really sweet and they’ve really ministered to her over the years, so they’re just a really good church, ...

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Pinson natives set to perform at CMA Fest

From staff reports PINSON – This year’s CMA Fest in Nashville, TN. Is scheduled to kick off on June 13th, and a band made up of local musicians will take the stage. [caption id="attachment_22413" align="alignleft" width="300"] “John and Jacob”. submitted photo[/caption] The band known as “John and Jacob” is expected to perform on the Hard Rock stage at 12:30 p.m. next Saturday. “John and Jacob” features Bir ...

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Here she is… Ms. Senior Trussville 2015

For The Tribune   Belynda Sims was recently crowned 2015 Ms. Senior Trussville. A resident of Springville, Sims competed against six other women for the title. She is a bus driver for the St. Clair County School System, but fans of the Kool Kats singing group from Argo Christian Fellowship will likely recognize her as “Patsy Cline”. “Her first official duty as Ms. Senior Trussville was singing the nati ...

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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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