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‘Death by Chocolate’ at ACTA starting this weekend

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- ACTA Theater in Trussville will present the zany comedy “Death By Chocolate” on Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22. Directed by Clay Boyce, “Death by Chocolate” is a zany, delightfully sarcastic murder mystery that keeps the audience guessing “Who done it?” [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] M ...

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See where consumer advocacy group ranks Trussville among best cities for young families

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Consumer advocacy website NerdWallet has released its second annual edition of its study, “Best Cities for Young Families in Alabama,” and Trussville ranks near the top. Out of 96 places, Trussville ranks fourth. [caption id="attachment_17789" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical marker near the Trussville Public Libraryphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The study is ...

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Actor, playwright visits Pinson Valley HS class

From staff reports PINSON -- James Bowen, artist-in-residence at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, visited Jennifer Moore's creative writing class at Pinson Valley High School on Feb. 2. [caption id="attachment_19496" align="alignleft" width="300"] James Bowen with Jennifer Moore’s creative writing classsubmitted photo[/caption] Bowen discussed his career as an actor and playwright as well as worked with st ...

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HTMS charity game raises most money in its history

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 10th annual charity basketball game at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School on Tuesday turned out to be the most successful one ever. Bartley Brown, an eighth grade world history teacher in charge of the event, said the school will be making a donation of $8,050 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, this year’s charity of choice. The V Foundation for Cancer Research was formed ...

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Trussville Fire names Firefighter, EMT of Year

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Fire Department named its Firefighter of the Year and EMT of the Year on Jan. 29. [caption id="attachment_19437" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left are Raymond Best, Firefighter of the Year Capt. Keith McLaughlin and Lt. Billy Jackson.photo courtesy of Cindy Jones[/caption] Raymond Best presented the Firefighter of the Year award to Capt. Keith McLaughli ...

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Trussville Blow Away 5K approved: ‘It’s making a difference’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week approved the Blow Away 5K run to benefit cystic fibrosis research. The run isn’t until Nov. 14 starting at The Mall in Trussville, but event organizers were on hand last week to show their appreciation. [caption id="attachment_19414" align="alignleft" width="300"] Runners at a past Blow Away 5Kphoto courtesy of www.blowaway5k.com[/caption] Jo ...

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Natural ways to help fibromyalgia

By Channing King Fibromyalgia is a condition that many people in our society suffer from. Most who are diagnosed with this ailment are women.  I feel like, a lot of times, it is over-diagnosed or a mis-diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is a true condition, though, that needs a true solution. You can ask anyone with fibromyalgia, and they will tell you it’s not enjoyable. Let’s go through a few things to help naturall ...

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Alabama Power Foundation’s Good Roots grant program accepting applications

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The Alabama Power Foundation is accepting applications from Feb. 2 to April 3 for the 2015 Good Roots grant program. In partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and the Alabama Forestry Commission, Good Roots awards up to $1,000 per grant to help cities, towns, schools and nonprofit organizations plant trees. The goal of Good Roots is to help keep communities ...

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Cahawba Art Association names artwork winners

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Cahawba Art Association held its members’ art show and competition at the Seafood and Chicken Box restaurant during the month of November. Seventeen artists displayed their paintings and photography at the show. Patrons of the restaurant voted for their favorite artwork throughout the month. The winner of the competition was Ellen Justice, who received a gift certificate ...

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Clay-Chalkville mattress fundraiser benefits bands

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville bands will host their third annual mattress fundraiser sale Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Clay-Chalkville Middle School cafeteria. All sizes are available and all items are new with factory warranties. Prices will be 30 percent to 60 percent off retail. Delivery is available. Cash, check and credit will be accepted. Profits go directly to the Clay-C ...

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