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Trussville Bridal Show set for Sunday, Aug. 10

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE -- When the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce staged its first bridal show in 2012, nobody was sure how well it would go over. After all, no bridal show of its size had ever taken place in Trussville before, so no real precedent had been set for the kind of response it might receive. But go over, it did. Brides from all over the Birmingham metro area were pleased to see the vari ...

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PVHS band director leaving for job in Egypt

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- For 20 years Jeff Caldwell has led the Pinson Valley Marching Chiefs Band as director, but Aug. 12 he will leave the city he calls home for the land of the pharaohs. He’s just a few weeks away from teaching at the American International School in Egypt, near Cairo. Caldwell announced his retirement Wednesday, and celebrated the event with students, past and present, the following n ...

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Former Clay hoops coach to teach at North Jefferson Middle

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Former Clay-Chalkville High School varsity boys basketball coach Daniel Foy is now a social studies teacher. The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday approved Foy as a social studies teacher at North Jefferson Middle School in Kimberly. Foy was also an English teacher at Clay-Chalkville High School. Foy resigned from the basketball coach position in March. He t ...

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Trussville native graduates from Scotland university

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- J. Savannah Eades from the Hewitt-Trussville High School Class of 2009 has graduated from Stirling University in Stirling, Scotland. She completed her bachelor’s degree with honors in computing science and mathematics. Eades is the daughter of Kenneth “Bucky” and Kelly S. Eades of Orange Beach and Kimberly Williams of Councs, Tenn. Her family consists of two brothers Zack Eades ...

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Paws for a Cause Gala set for Aug. 16

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 2014 Paws for a Cause Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Trussville Civic Center. The gala benefits the Trussville City Schools Foundation and Hewitt-Trussville Athletic Foundation. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.  Only 360 tickets are being sold with an additional 40 issued to Bingo winners. All 400 will be able to participate in ...

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A letter from Paine Elementary Campus to parents

Dear Parents, A new school year is fast approaching, and teachers and staff are busily getting ready to welcome our littlest Huskies in just a few short days. As we all prepare to get back to school routines, we want to make you aware of some campus-wide changes for the 2014-2015 school year. Please bear in mind that our ultimate goal is to educate all students in a safe and secure environment, and in order ...

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HT student accepted to UA Early College

From staff reports TUSCALOOSA -- The University of Alabama UA Early College program recently accepted Bradley Price from Hewitt-Trussville High School. UA Early College students are high school students from across the United States who earn college credit online and are eligible for the UA Summer Residential/Honors Ready Experience. [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Truss ...

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Noisy duck causes household disruption aided, abetted by protective dog

By June Mathews A few years ago, an insurance salesman came to the law firm where I worked to pitch supplemental disability coverage to my fellow employees and me. If I were to mention the name of the company he was representing, it would likely ring a bell. Its TV commercials star an annoying duck. Among the promotional items scattered across the conference room table was a single Beanie Baby-like duck tha ...

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A common misconception about estates

By Chesley Payne A common statement I hear from clients is a fear that if they don’t have a will, the “state will get the property.” The doctrine of paying money from an estate over to the state is known as “escheat.” This doctrine is found in the Alabama State Code and states that if a personal representative of an estate can’t find any heirs after 18 months, the monies are to be paid out to the probate ju ...

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Fishers for Men Farm’s owner speaks to Rotary

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Last week’s speaker for the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club was Eddie Adams, founder of the Fishers for Men Farm. Growing up on his granddad’s farm, Adams always had a dream of someday owning his own farm. That dream came true, he said, when he was finally able to buy a farm that’s now a Christian family retreat, which also offers a safe place for others to hunt and fish. He ...

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