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Annual “Love Your Neighbor” food drive set for week of Valentine’s Day

Special to The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) announced Tuesday the annual community-wide food drive will be held once again in February.  The 8th annual “Love Your Neighbor” food drive will be held in conjunction with Valentine’s Day this year, and collection points will be manned at various locations and times during the week of Feb. 14.   A ‘drive through’ kick-off wi ...

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HTHS football team, Trussville residents find Compassion Experience “humbling”

By Bethany Adams For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE-- In the first room, behind a door painted with the name “Ruben”, a yellow toy truck sits on the floor. Next to it is a little girl’s doll covered in grime. They are both surrounded by crumpled pieces of trash. [caption id="attachment_37909" align="alignleft" width="200"] Photo by Bethany Adams[/caption] It’s the first of many images which may seem out-of-place, b ...

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The Compassion Experience to give Trussville a chance to “change the story”

By Chris Yow, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Wondering what living in poverty is really like? Not American poverty, but what it’s like to live in Uganda or Bolivia. Compassion International has teamed up with North Park Baptist Church to bring The Compassion Experience to Trussville. The four day expo will be set up in the parking lot of the church from Jan. 20-23. The Compassion Experience is designed to educate vis ...

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HTMS names December Teachers of the Month

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School named their December Teachers of the Month this week. Brandon Peters and Corinth Lewis were awarded for their work at the school with the honor. For their hard work, both teachers were given a voucher for a Momma’s Love combo at Momma Goldberg’s Deli. In addition, Peters was awarded a $25 gift card of his choice, sponsored by attorney Jim Robe ...

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Trussville’s Ron Selesky named head coach of Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Ron Selesky’s career in football has been anything but ordinary. From his high school playing days to coaching at the professional ranks, Selesky has dealt with quite a bit of adversity. [caption id="attachment_37394" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Cleveland Gladiators[/caption] Selesky, who moved to Trussville with his family 11 years ago, was recently na ...

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Local photographer finds inspiration on the road

For the Tribune, by Bethany Adams TRUSSVILLE-- John B. Shadrick’s artistic journey has been, in many ways, a literal one. It began when he was working for the Defense Department-- a job that required a lot of traveling. “I was a field supervisor, so I had all kinds of time on my hands, and I started drawing,” he said. From pencil sketches, Shadrick took the next step to painting. Eventually, he began enteri ...

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Places to ring in the New Year in Birmingham

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM – With 2016 on its way out, there are a number of events in downtown Birmingham and locally to ring in the New Year. Crazy Horse in Argo is offering a $25 prime rib special on New Year’s Eve, with three other available entrees on the menu. There is also an exclusive celebration upstairs in the newly completed party room and speakeasy lounge. Admission is $80 per person and ...

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Students eligible to win cash prizes during Black History Month art contest

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM – McDonald’s of Central Alabama is hosting the McDonald’s Celebration of Creativity Art Contest for the fifth year. 95.7 JAMZ, WBRC FOX 6 and McDonald’s are partnering during Black History Month, asking students to submit unique artwork that expresses their depiction of the civil rights movement and the country’s progression. Students grades K-12 can submit their story thr ...

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A holiday treat for an American hero

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- College football in the South is almost religion. Thanks to Gameday for Heroes, however, it can simply be a way to help transition back into a normal life for military members and their families. Starting with six tickets Auburn games in 2009, Gameday for Heroes has blossomed into a nationwide organization that helps military families enjoy a day of college footba ...

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Clay Public Library rings in new year with full calendar

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports CLAY – The Clay Public Library is ringing in the new year with a calendar full of activities. Local author Dale Ridgeway will be at the library Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. for a discussion of his book, Stalwart. Copies of the book will be available or can e be purchased in advance on Amazon. The coffee and coloring series will continue on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. 2p.m. Adult colo ...

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