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Trussville native wins Miss Leeds Pageant

By Gary Lloyd LEEDS -- A Trussville native last week won the Miss Leeds Area Pageant, a qualifier for the 2015 Miss Alabama Pageant. Elisabeth Chramer, a 2009 Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, won the pageant. [caption id="attachment_13952" align="alignleft" width="213"] Elisabeth Chramerfile photo by Anna Malone[/caption] Chramer also recently finished second runner-up at the Miss Spirit of America P ...

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$10,000 raised for Three Hots & A Cot

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Vettes-4-Vets Club will be presenting a $10,000 check to Three Hots & A Cot in Birmingham on Tuesday, July 8. The club raised the money at Talladega Speedway over Memorial Day weekend. Vettes-4-Vets has been partnering with Three Hots & A Cot for nearly five years in supporting the veterans of Alabama. “We are humbled and honored that (Vettes-4-Vets) continues to serv ...

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Exchange student program open in Alabama

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A program is open for those who want to share America with an exchange student from another country. Local families are invited to host an exchange student sponsored by Program of Academic Exchange. “Hosting an exchange student not only is an opportunity to share what you most love about the U.S., it helps you to see the U.S. through fresh eyes,” said Community Coordinator ...

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More birthdays mean more time to celebrate good things in life

By June Mathews Birthdays seem to come and go more quickly these days. I celebrated one last week, and though I knew it was coming, it breezed past before I could hardly blink. But that’s OK. I’m still alive and kicking, which is more than you can say for a lot of people born around the same time I was. As my 86-year-old father-in-law has been known to say, “I’m just happy to be this side of the grass.” I u ...

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Center Point Fire golf tourney July 28

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- The annual Center Point Fire District charity golf tournament in memory of firefighter/paramedic Rickey Davis will be Monday, July 28 at Grayson Valley Country Club. Shotgun starts will be at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost of the tournament is $125 per golfer or $500 per team. The rain or shine event will include a closest to the pin contest, longest drive, straightest driv ...

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Trussville native wins pageant

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville native Sarah Bennett was crowned Petite Alabama's Southern Miss on May 31 in Greenville. The competition was based on a three-judge interview, a personal introduction in cocktail attire and a beauty walk. [caption id="attachment_14241" align="alignleft" width="224"] Sarah Bennettsubmitted photo[/caption] Bennett will now be competing for the title of Miss USA Ambassa ...

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Porter named Clerk of the Year

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Clerk Lynn Porter has been named Clerk of the Year in Alabama, according to city officials. Trussville Parks and Recreation Director David Vinson called Porter the “best (city clerk) in the state” at Tuesday’s Trussville City Council meeting. [caption id="attachment_14238" align="alignleft" width="191"] Trussville City Clerk Lynn Porter, right, talks with Trussvil ...

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Trussville native to perform at Iron City Birmingham

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Trussville native Martin Morrow will perform his standup comedy act Thursday, July 3 at Iron City Birmingham. “A Night of Comedy with Martin Morrow and Friends” will be at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. Special guests will include Tollie Jones, Olivia Cathcart, Michael McCall and host Christopher Davis. [caption id="attachment_11803" align="alignleft" width="300 ...

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Trussville native earns top JSU scholarship

By Gary Lloyd JACKSONVILLE -- The Jacksonville State University Honors Program has announced recipients of the Elite Honors Scholarship for 2014-2015, and one is from Trussville. Jennie Tanner, of Trussville, is one of eight JSU students to earn the scholarship. The Elite Honors Scholarship is JSU’s top academic scholarship. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville Hig ...

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Trussville City Schools recognizes 10 retirees

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Board of Education last week recognized 10 employees who have retired from the system. The retirees honored by the board were Marilyn Eddins, Charla Carden, Kathy Coyne, Mary Alice Major, Beth Bishop, Shirley Parsons, Karen Hutchinson, Bill Hamilton, Jan Sterling and Glenn Rotenberry. Eddins was the graduation coach who spent all 34 years of her career in Trus ...

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