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Clay’s Christian Crawford talks graduation prayer

By Erik Harris CLAY – On Thursday night at the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation ceremony, roughly 300 young men and women were given the key to adulthood. Christian Crawford didn’t need that key. The departing senior kicked the door down and stepped into the role of a man before the commencement celebration was even over. As the seniors settled in and the graduation began, a member of the Cougar Stadi ...

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One woman’s vision becomes a memorial to many

By Donnette Plant Guest Contributor May 25, 2015, will mark a significant day in history for the City of Trussville. The long-awaited Trussville Veteran’s Memorial located in Civitan Park at the corner of Parkway Drive and Hwy. 11 will be dedicated. There are currently 228 names inscribed on the memorial. We citizens of Trussville have always been proud of our veterans. During World War II, a billboard styl ...

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VIDEO: CCHS graduate’s powerful prayer brings cheers during medical emergency

By Scott Buttram CLAY --When the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation ceremony stopped briefly for a medical emergency in the stands, graduate Christian Crawford spontaneously took to the microphone to pray for the person receiving treatment. Crawford told the crowd that he didn't know what was going on, but he wanted to pray. The young man's powerful prayer brought cheers from the crowd on hand. The cere ...

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Youth survival camp comes to Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale has partnered with Fresh Air Family to launch Prepared, Not Scared Summer Camp, which will be coming to Trussville on July 6. The camp is designed to teach kids self-defense, safety and survival skills. Students entering the fourth through the seventh grade will be eligible to take part in the five-day camp. [caption id="attachment_7223" align=" ...

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Tribune to broadcast Clay-Chalkville graduation ceremony

From Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville Tribune and media partner Cross Digital will broadcast the 2015 Clay-Chalkville High School graduation exercises on Thursday night at 7 p.m. The broadcast will live stream on the newspaper website. Viewers may access to broadcast by going to the homepage of TrussvilleTribune.com and clicking on the banner at the top of the page. "We're excited for the o ...

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Clay-Chalkville graduate released from state prison

By Erik Harris A 29-year-old Clay-Chalkville High School alumnus has been released from the state prison system’s Childersburg Community Work Center. Benjamin Moseley was reportedly released this morning after serving his full sentence for charges involving the burning of churches in 2006. [caption id="attachment_8962" align="alignleft" width="184"] Benjamin Moseley at the time of his arrest in March 2006ph ...

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New principal hired in Trussville, all 3 principals now in place for new elementary schools

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE --At the May 18 meeting of the Trussville City Board of Education, Dr. James Tygar Evans was hired as an elementary school principal for Trussville City Schools. The hiring of Evans means all three principals are now in place for the new elementary schools scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. School officials have not yet determined which principal will be assigned to which s ...

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Trussville home sustains minor damage in fire

TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Fire Department responded to a late afternoon fire on Anneva Circle off Queenstown Road in Trussville, according to Assistant Fire Chief Tim Shotts. Because fire department personnel were already in the neighborhood on another call, they were able to get to the scene quickly. The house sustained only minor damage, and there were no injuries. [caption id="attachment_13329" align= ...

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Child struck by vehicle on Chalkville Road

By the Tribune staff TRUSSVILLE --An 11-year-old child was struck by a vehicle late this afternoon in the 6500 block of South Chalkville Rd. Trussville Fire & Rescue responded, Trussville police captain Jeff Bridges said. The child was alert, with no visible injuries and was able to give rescue personnel all her information, according to Bridges. According to Assistant Fire Chief Tim Shotts, she was tra ...

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6 things you need to know about downtown redevelopment

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The recent announcement of a new development in the downtown area sparked a lot of talk -- and questions -- about the overall downtown redevelopment plan for Trussville. Here are six things readers need to know about downtown redevelopment. The city is not going to bulldoze and rebuild downtown. The city is not going to wipe downtown clean and build new stores and offices. It j ...

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