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Here are your top local headlines for the week of Aug. 18 - Aug. 24, 2019:   https://www.trussvilletribune.com/2019/08/23/update-1-in-custody-in-grayson-valley-homicide-1-suspect-at-large/     https://www.trussvilletribune.com/2019/08/23/courtyard-trussville-owner-files-lawsuit-over-revocation-of-alcohol-license/     https://www.trussvilletribune.com/2019/08/21/sheriff-employee-at-n ...

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Trussville resident celebrates 103rd birthday

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Mary Barnhouse Reid was born a coal miner's daughter on Aug. 24, 1916, in Elk Ridge, West Virginia. This year, she is celebrating her 103rd birthday. Mary Reid is no spring chicken, but she doesn't sit still long. "I feel good," she said. "I usually go here or there. I don't' stay around here much!" Here, is Peachtree Assisted Living, in Trussville. Mary Reid ha ...

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‘I don’t want no sympathy:’ Football helps heal ravaged town

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Few things are powerful enough to bring people back to the scene of their greatest tragedy. For the community of Paradise that was nearly leveled by a wildfire, football is it. More than 5,000 people were expected at Om Wraith Field on Friday night to watch the Paradise High School Bobcats play their first game since last November's blaze. The players en ...

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PHOTOS: Trussville Police and Trussville Fire & Rescue Honor Guard presents colors before Hewitt-Trussville football game

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Police and Trussville Fire & Rescue's Honor Guard performed a color presentation ahead of the Hewitt-Trussville football game on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The colors presentation was the first formal presentation performed by the Honor Guard since the group completed Honor Guard Academy in March. SEE RELATED STORY: Trussville Police and Fire come tog ...

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VIDEO: Trussville firefighter retires after 20 years with the department

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Fire Department celebrated the retirement of a 20-year veteran of the department, on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Lt. Daniel Clark touched many lives during his time with Trussville Fire and Rescue. The retirement ceremony started with fire department personnel lining the sidewalk as Clark entered the parking lot at Trussville City Hall. Clark, along wi ...

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Hewitt-Trussville Theatre Department to host ‘interest meeting’

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Hewitt-Trussville Theatre Department is hosting an interest meeting for parents on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The meeting will be in the auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Parents will be able to meet the new theatre director, Valerie Lemmons. Information about all theatre events and opportunities will be discussed. Information will also be presented on production audi ...

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5th grader in Trussville taking the stage as multiple characters

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A local actor is taking her job very seriously and it's paying off in a big way. Giada Gumina, a fifth-grader at Paine Elementary, is using her time out of the classroom for serious studies in the arts. At only 10-years-old, Gumina has already been cast as several characters in multiple productions. Gumina was recently in "Mary Poppins Jr." where she was cast as ...

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Summer Waters, Center Point’s Outstanding Teen

CENTER POINT – Summer Waters, of Luverne, Alabama, has been crowned Center Point’s 2019 Outstanding Teen. Waters has been in pageants since she was 9 months old. Her first title as Baby Miss Trojan catapulted her into the world of glamour and smarts. “It’s always been a part of my life,” said Waters. “I think a lot of people think that pageants are just about beauty, but they’re about a lot more.” The 15-ye ...

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PHOTOS: Congressman speaks at American Legion post in Clay

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer spoke at the American Legion SSG Michael W. Hosey special meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Palmer spoke to the crowd in lieu of the post's regular, monthly meeting. Dinner was served and donations were collected. U.S. Representative Palmer, of Alabama's 6th Congressional District, came to speak about issues important to the legion, their ...

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Meet Miss Center Point: Emma Wright

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CENTER POINT — Miss Center Point 2019 was crowned on Saturday, July 13, 2019, and she is ready to give back to the community. Emma Wright, of Blountsville, was crowned in the Miss Alabama preliminary pageant. Wright said the moment she stepped into the city, she knew she had a job to do. "I know God put me there to serve and I am so grateful for it," Wright said. "Just being ...

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