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American Revolution patriot with ties to Trussville to be remembered

For The Tribune CLEBURNE COUNTY -- At 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, the Josiah Brunson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veteran John Roper. A memorial marker will be installed at his grave site in the Oak Level United Methodist Church Cemetery at Fruithurst in Cleburne County. Roper resided in Northampton County, N.C. He assisted in establish ...

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‘I never stopped’

Hewitt-Trussville freshman singer signs label deal By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Jackson Capps realized his dream when he was just 9 years old. He wanted to be signed to a label, to go far in the music business. “I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to stop (music),” Capps said. He definitely won’t be stopping now. Capps, at the end of February, signed a label and management deal with Mike Jones Entertainment. Th ...

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Trussville library gets donation

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Public Library has received a donation to go toward this year’s summer reading program. [caption id="attachment_21200" align="alignright" width="300"] Trussville Public Library Director Emily Tish, center, receiving the checksubmitted photo[/caption] The Trussville Literary Club donated $2,000 to the library. The library is located on Parkway Drive in Trussvil ...

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Cougar Band Jammin’ Jaunt’s 5K Saturday

From staff reports CLAY -- The Clay-Chalkville High School Cougar Band Jammin' Jaunt's inaugural 5K and Fun Run will be Saturday, April 18. The race will start at 8 a.m. [caption id="attachment_20775" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Clay-Chalkville High School Cougar Band in Orlando, Fla.submitted photo[/caption] The moderately challenging run goes through Clay and benefits the band programs at Clay-Chal ...

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Cahaba River Boil in Trussville Saturday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- A record crowd at last year’s Cahaba River Crawfish & Shrimp Boil encouraged event organizers to expand the springtime outdoor music and food festival. Scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., the event will take place at Trussville Springs, just northeast of downtown Trussville on U.S. Highway 11. Admission to the festival is free. “Our community came ou ...

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3.5 miles of Carson Road cleaned up

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Three-and-a-half miles of Carson Road in Jefferson County were cleaned up Saturday, April 11. Students and supporters from Fultondale High School and Center Point High School picked up roadside trash over a four-hour period. [caption id="attachment_11869" align="alignleft" width="199"] Joe Knightfile photo[/caption] Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight said the takeaway ...

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Many factors contributing to housing shortage

By David Parrish The housing inventory is low. What is low? Lower than demand, low enough that buyers are becoming frustrated. So low that there are competing offers on the same home and the calls for highest and best offers are commonplace in today’s market. A common question from many clients has been: Why? There’s no single factor that’s causing this shortage. It’s instead a mix of many factors, none of ...

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2 from Paine Primary win bicycles

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Two Paine Primary School students recently won new bicycles. Trussville City Schools’ Child Nutrition Program recently sponsored a March breakfast promotion in which students eating breakfast every day in March had their name entered to win a new bike. [caption id="attachment_21051" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kaylyn Mayer and Daniel Harveysubmitted photo[/caption] Kaylyn ...

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Hewitt-Trussville cheer team on ESPN2 Sunday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville High School cheerleaders will appear on ESPN2 on Sunday. The National High School Cheerleading Championship will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. [caption id="attachment_19560" align="alignright" width="300"] The Hewitt-Trussville competition cheerleading teamphoto courtesy of Hewitt-Trussville Athletics[/caption] The cheerleaders in Fe ...

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Paine Primary ‘March Math Madness’ winners named

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The winners of Paine Primary School’s “March Math Madness” have been named. Catherine Finkley's class won for second grade. [caption id="attachment_21038" align="alignleft" width="300"] Catherine Finkley’s classsubmitted photo[/caption] Christy Stewart's class won for first grade. Students answered grade-appropriate fluency problems. [caption id="attachment_21039" align="ali ...

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