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Pinson Valley offering ‘very’ unique art class

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Chris Screws wishes this class was available when he was in school. The seventh-year art teacher at Pinson Valley High School says a “very” unique class is being offered this year, one that will allow students to learn about and design special effects, such as makeup for scary monsters, prop making, the molding for mask making,  and costume and set design. The class will last the ent ...

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$3,000 donated to Trussville library

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Friends of the Trussville Library recently donated $3,000 to the Trussville Public Library for use in library programs and projects. The Friends, a library support organization, has contributed more than $21,000 to the library since early 2009. [caption id="attachment_14836" align="alignleft" width="300"] Making the presentation to Library Director Emily Tish, center, ar ...

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National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 5

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The second National Night Out event in Trussville is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 5 in the Target parking lot. The event will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “It’s been a very successful event,” said Trussville City Councilman Brian Plant. “We think this year’s will be as well.” The Trussville City Council last week approved a proclamation for National Night Out, which states that it i ...

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Humane society adoption event in Trussville Friday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Greater Birmingham Humane Society will hold an adoption event Friday at the Books-A-Million on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville. The humane society will bring some adoptable pets -- three to five dogs and a couple cats -- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The humane society will bring its mobile adoption unit, an RV outfitted with kennels and a medical space. For more information, visit ww ...

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Trussville book signing Saturday at Books-A-Million

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Tribune editor Gary Lloyd will sign copies of “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History” at Books-A-Million in Trussville on Saturday, July 26. The signing will be at the book store on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Published by The History Press in Charleston, S.C., “Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History” features information about all things ...

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Green Bean Drop set for Saturday in Trussville

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- What do you do with 20,000 pounds of green beans? This is the question asked of a green bean grower by Society of St. Andrew in Tennessee. After mechanically harvesting the green beans he can only keep the perfect ones to sell. Any beans that are considered unmarketable – broken, too short, too long – he will throw away unless Society of St. Andrew is there to rescue the bea ...

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Pinson Valley Youth Association to get new fencing

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council voted unanimously last week to hire O. Jay Fence Company to install new facing and repair current fencing at the Pinson Valley Youth Association fields. The work will be done for $4,917. [caption id="attachment_12725" align="alignleft" width="214"] A Pinson historical marker outside Pinson City Hallphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Mayor Hoyt Sanders said the repa ...

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June a record month for Pinson library

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- June was a record month for the Pinson Public Library. Library Director April Wallace said at last week’s Pinson City Council meeting that more than 7,000 items were checked out in June. The previous record for most items checked out was 5,200, and that occurred in June 2013. [caption id="attachment_1770" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pinson Public Libraryfile photo[/caption] “W ...

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Clay library shakes up hours

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay Public Library is shaking up its hours of operation. The library will be closed Sunday, July 27. Effective Aug. 1, the library will be closed on Wednesdays. [caption id="attachment_1768" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay Public Libraryfile photo[/caption] Revised hours of operation are Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m ...

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Helping high blood pressure naturally, Part 2

By Channing King Health is something that we all want, but rarely do people achieve the health they desire. One big obstacle to great health is often directly related to blood pressure. So many people struggle with blood pressure issues. I hope to help. Many people suffer or die early because they don’t know how to take the steps to have great heart health. I don't want you to be one of them. Let's build on ...

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