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Habitat home built, dedicated in Chalkville

By Gary Lloyd CHALKVILLE -- A Habitat for Humanity home was built in five days and dedicated Friday in the Chalkville area. For the 22nd time, volunteers with the Alabama Power Service Organization Magic City Chapter and numerous partners constructed a Habitat for Humanity Home for the Dorsey family, which consists of mother Rayonna, and daughters Elizabeth, 9, and Chloe, 1. Volunteers built a “green” Earth ...

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Trussville native retires from railroad company after 37 years

By Renee C. Coleman For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- For Leonard E. Coleman, the morning of May 9 was cloaked in the kind of anticipation a child experiences on Christmas morning. Something special was looming in the air that morning, he said, something he had been anticipating for 37 years: retirement. Coleman woke that day at 6 a.m., which was nothing unusual for the 60-year-old Trussville resident. He went ...

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2 from Trussville finish in Miss Alabama top 5

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Two women from Trussville finished in the top five of the 2014 Miss Alabama Pageant on Saturday night. Miss Point Mallard Katie Malone, a 2010 Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, finished first runner-up to pageant winner Miss Leeds Area Caitlin Brunell. Miss Tennessee Valley Elisabeth Chramer, a 2009 Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, finished a third runner-up. [captio ...

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Hooked: Clay holds annual fishing rodeo

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Many children came out to Cosby Lake Park in Clay on Saturday for the city’s annual fishing rodeo. There was also a walk benefiting Camp Smile-A-Mile. [caption id="attachment_13945" align="alignleft" width="225"] Two participants hook a fish during Saturday’s fishing rodeo at Cosby Lake Park in Clay.photo courtesy of the city of Clay[/caption] Children ages 10 and under received a fish ...

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Former Paine Intermediate student wins in writing competition

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A former Paine Intermediate School fifth-grader won second place in the creative nonfiction category of a state writing competition. Bailey Hicks took second place in the Alabama School of Fine Arts Annual Young Writers’ Literary Awards, a writing contest open to all Alabama students in grades 5 through 12. [caption id="attachment_13927" align="alignleft" width="245"] Bailey Hick ...

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Ms. Senior Trussville Pageant set for June 13

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 2014 Ms. Senior Trussville Pageant is scheduled for Friday, June 13 at 5 p.m. at the Trussville Senior Activity Center on Cherokee Drive. There will be at least six women contestants in the competition. The Ms. Senior Trussville Pageant is a preliminary pageant to the Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant. Ladies are judged based on poise, talent, stage presence, their overall philosoph ...

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Pinson Valley exceptional education teacher wins grant

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- A Pinson Valley High School exceptional education teacher recently won a grant for iPads. Lynn Malchus won a $1,700 grant from the Alabama State Council Knights of Columbus’ disability fund, according to the Jefferson County School District. [caption id="attachment_7338" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Valley High Schoolphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] ...

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Trussville native working at Old Cahawba for summer

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Auburn University history major Lowery McNeal, a Trussville native, will be living and working in Selma until the end of July as part of Auburn’s Living Democracy Initiative. McNeal began the initiative May 14. She is working with Old Cahawba Archaeological Park to implement many of their new outdoor adventure and ecotourism projects, including a canoe trail on the Alabama and Ca ...

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Pinson library fundraising campaign nets $2,015

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson Public Library’s fundraising campaign to provide a summer reading program each day this summer met its goal. The spring fundraising campaign raised $1,005 online and $1,010 in offline contributions. The goal was $2,000. Meeting the fundraising goal means the library will have a program each day this summer. The summer reading program began June 2 and runs through July 19. ...

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8 area JefCoEd teachers honored

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Eight area Jefferson County Schools teachers have been honored as Second Mile Teachers by their peers. The awards go to teachers at each Jefferson County school, recognizing them as the teacher who would be the most missed were he or she not to return the next school year. The award at Chalkville Elementary School went to exceptional education teacher Christa Head. Clay Ele ...

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