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Trussville native earns Alabama Grocers scholarship

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation has awarded $59,250 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association member companies for the 2014-2015 academic year, and one recipient is from Trussville. Anna McKay was one of the recipients. A total of 73 scholarships were awarded. [caption id="attachment_14608" align="alignleft" width="185"] ...

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Trussville songwriter wins 10-week competition

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville songwriter has won first place in WorkPlay’s Songwriters’ Series. Jackson Capps won the competition after competing against others for 10 weeks. Capps said on his Facebook page that it was “such an honor” to be selected for first place. [caption id="attachment_12920" align="alignleft" width="225"] Jackson Cappssubmitted photo[/caption] “Having all my friends and fami ...

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Trussville names Paine Elementary Campus principal

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools has named its Paine Elementary Campus principal for the 2015-2016 school year. Autumn Jeter will be the principal at the campus, which covers Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools. Jeter brings 13 years of educational experience with seven years as a K-5 elementary principal. Her knowledge and expertise as an instructional leader in the pre K-5 envi ...

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Clay library assistant director leaving

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay Public Library Assistant Director Joy Lee is leaving to take a position with Gadsden City Schools. The news was posted on the Clay Public Library’s Facebook page Monday. Lee, who was the assistant director for four years, will be a media specialist within the Gadsden school system. Lee previously worked at the Trussville Public Library for eight years. [caption id="attachment_1457 ...

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2 from Trussville compete in national karate trials

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Two athletes from Japan International Karate Academy in Trussville competed in the annual National Team Trials hosted by the USA National Karate Federation in Reno, Nev., last week. Japan International Karate Academy chief instructor Michele Perkins and Anna Elizabeth Swatzell made up Trussville’s national competition team, which brought home four medals. [caption id="attachment_ ...

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Anniston church names Clay man as pastor

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- Clay resident Robert Wilkerson has been called by the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd in Anniston as its new pastor. Wilkerson has more than 50 years in the pastorate and has served churches in four states. [caption id="attachment_11969" align="alignleft" width="172"] Robert Wilkersonsubmitted photo[/caption] Wilkerson is a writer of devotionals and Christian editorials for a ...

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1 from Hewitt attends Alabama Governor’s School

By Gary Lloyd HOMEWOOD -- One student from Hewitt-Trussville High School attended June’s Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University. Lauren Smith participated in the honors program, which covered college level experience in academics, creativity and leadership. There were 91 rising high school seniors from 24 counties who were selected for the two-week honors program. [caption id="attachment_14512" ali ...

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JeffCo Distinguished Young Women program this weekend

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Distinguished Young Women Program of Jefferson County will be held Friday and Saturday at the Wright Center Concert Hall on the campus of Samford University. Twenty-nine high school senior girls, representing 14 high schools from across Jefferson County, will compete for cash-tuition and college-granted scholarships and the opportunity to represent Jefferson County in t ...

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Cahaba Springs names preschool director

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Cahaba Springs Presbyterian Church on Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville has named a preschool director. Mandy Mitchell is the new director of the Grace at Cahaba Springs Preschool. [caption id="attachment_7840" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cahaba Springs Presbyterian Churchphoto by Greg Browning[/caption] Mitchell has a background in accounting, teaching and preschool leadership. ...

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Accessory, clothing tips for back-to-school shopping

By Abby Hathorn Summer break is coming to an end, which means it’s time to gear up for school’s fall term. Although the idea of getting back in the swing of school is no fun, shopping for new things is. With everything on sale from classroom essentials to apparel, now is the time to get more bang for your buck. To get you started, here are a few money-saving tips. Take advantage of the great deals on school ...

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