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Trussville karate team needs funds to travel to competition

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville karate team needs approximately $8,000 to travel to a competition in Reno, Nev., in July. A team from Japan International Karate Do Academy needs the funds for the July trip. Those wishing to donate may do so at http://www.gofundme.com/Karate-Nationals. The academy has produced a national champion four years in a row, said the academy’s instructor Michele Perkins. [c ...

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HTMS names Teacher of the Month

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School has named its February Teacher of the Month. Eighth-grade science teacher Corey Hall won the award. [caption id="attachment_12360" align="alignleft" width="225"] Hewitt-Trussville Middle School Principal Lisa Berry with Corey Hallsubmitted photo[/caption] Hall receives the HTMS Awesome Silver Teacher of the Month Pumpkin, an HTMS T-shirt, an HTMS ...

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37 Hewitt-Trussville seniors compete in regional science fair

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Sixteen teams comprised of 37 Hewitt-Trussville High School seniors last weekend competed in the Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UAB. The students competed against others from Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dekalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega and Walker counties. All 37 students are in the Bi ...

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Paine Intermediate reads 5,695 books in February

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Paine Intermediate School students reached their goal of reading at least 5,000 nonfiction books in February. Students read a total of 5,695 nonfiction books. [caption id="attachment_10514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Intermediate Schoolfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The third grade read the most, finishing 2,923 nonfiction books. The fifth grade totaled 1,501 book ...

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3 from Trussville to vie for Miss Alabama title this year

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A trio of Trussville natives will vie for the title of Miss Alabama in June. Holland Brown, Elisabeth Chramer and Katie Malone will compete against 44 other girls in the 2014 Miss Alabama Pageant, scheduled for June 4-7 at the Wright Center on the campus of Samford University. [caption id="attachment_5980" align="alignleft" width="240"] Holland Brownsubmitted photo[/caption] Brow ...

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Paine Intermediate wins chess tournament

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Paine Intermediate School Husky Chess Club on March 1 won the sixth annual Alabaster Scholastic Chess Tournament at Thompson Intermediate School. The four-member team beat the Magic City Chess U team from Birmingham to claim the championship. [caption id="attachment_10514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paine Intermediate Schoolphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] Team members are B ...

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Watson-Booth Engagement Announcement

For The Tribune Announcing the engagement of Elizabeth Todd Watson, daughter of Mrs. Cathy Watson and the late Mr. Joseph E. Watson, Jr., to Milton Oliver Booth, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Oliver Booth, Jr. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Todd of Trussville, AL, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Ellis Watson of Luverne, AL. Miss Watson is a graduate of Mountain Brook High Scho ...

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Three Hots & A Cot CEO’s son wins Oscar

By Gary Lloyd CHALKVILLE -- The son of Three Hots & A Cot President and CEO J.D. Simpson is an Oscar winner. Darren Simpson, who serves on Three Hots & A Cot’s advisory board, won an Academy Award on March 2 for the film “Frozen,” which won for best animated feature. Simpson, Alex Alvarado and Fawn Veerasunthorn all worked on the Disney musical fairy tale that won the Oscar. [caption id="attachment_ ...

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Split work week provides ideal balance between slobby and not

By June Mathews If going to work in a downtown office three days a week has done anything good for me – besides give me a regular paycheck and a fabulous new batch of work friends – it’s forced me to be less of a slob for three days a week. Now I’ve always loved working at home. Not only is the 10-second commute from bedroom to office much less stressful and infinitely safer than the half hour road race fro ...

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Trussville Rotary gives 100 Dr. Seuss books to Paine Primary

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss last week by giving a Dr. Seuss book to about 100 kindergarteners at Paine Primary School. Rotary members have been regularly attending Paine Primary for reading sessions on Wednesday mornings. Rotary member Mary Jean Sanspree came up with the idea of presenting the books to the students. [caption id="attach ...

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