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Center Point Fire District delivers Christmas wagons to Children’s of Alabama

By Erica Thomas, managing editor BIRMINGHAM — Patients at Children's of Alabama got a special surprise from Center Point Fire District. The fire department brought six wagons, full of toys, to the children for Christmas. The effort started seven years ago. According to Cpt. Chris Horn, it's all in the name of a fallen comrade. Rickey L. Davis was killed in 2000 while battling a house fire. Horn said Davis a ...

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Toys for Kids Luncheon raises money for children in Moody

By Erica Thomas, managing editor MOODY — The 10th annual Toys for Kids Luncheon in Moody raised money for children on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The city of Moody held the luncheon at the Moody Civic Center. For about 35 years, the Moody Fire Department has purchased and distributed toys to families in need. An estimated 1,700 children have been recipients of presents from Toys for Kids. It all started when form ...

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VIDEO: The most wonderful time for a Christmas tree lighting in Clay

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — The sky was crystal clear and the weather perfect for the city of Clay’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Cosby Lake on Sunday night. With temperatures in the 50s, it was not bitterly cold, but a cool breeze coming in off the lake made it a perfect night for hot chocolate and cookies, while crowds gathered around to hear the Clay-Chalkville High School “Kool ...

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Academy Sports + Outdoors in Trussville helps child with shopping spree to help homeless

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A student from Phillips Academy got a big boost for a charitable cause, from Academy Sports + Outdoors in Trussville. Ethan Hill is only 9-years-old, but his heart is big and his good deed will now go a long way. Hill started a campaign to buy sleeping bags and care packages for the homeless this holiday season. Academy opened their doors early Wednesda ...

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PVHS to present ‘Pinson Notables: An Alabama Bicentennial Event’

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — The students and staff of Pinson Valley High School, along with the Pinson Historical Society and Pinson Public Library, will be presenting “Pinson Notables: An Alabama Bicentennial Event” in the Rock School Center Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 25. When Alabama Governor Kay Ivey named PVHS one of 21 Bicentennial Schools of Excellence this past year, the school received ...

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City of Center Point inspector wins award

By Tim Gann, Center Point Area Chamber of Commerce CENTER POINT — Keith Evans, Inspector for the City of Center Point, was recently nominated for the Alabama People Against a Litter State (PALS) Governor's Award for his role in the City of Center Point community cleanups. Evans was notified on October 31, by Jonika Smith with the Jefferson County Department of Health, that he won the award! The ceremony was ...

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Trussville Fire & Rescue accepting donations for Christmas for Kids

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Fire and Rescue is asking for donations for the Christmas for Kids program. The program is designed to help those in need provide gifts to their children this Christmas, according to Fire Chief Tim Shotts. "While we are always challenged by the monumental task at hand, we know that without you, our neighbors, none of this would be possible," said Shot ...

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Hewitt-Trussville High School ‘best of the day’ at Trumbauer Theatre Competition

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville High School students wowed at the District Trumbauer Theatre Competition. Seventy-one students participated and all students left with a medal. A large group of students will advance to the State Competition at Troy State University in December. The students performed a scene from “The Great Gatsby” and the performance was noted as "ha ...

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Trussville native Madison Ward crowned Miss Samford

By Erica Thomas, managing editor BIRMINGHAM — Trussville native and former Miss Trussville, Madison Ward, is the new Miss Samford University. Ward was crowned in the Miss Alabama preliminary competition on Friday, Nov. 1. "Being crowned Miss Samford University was a dream that I was thankful to God came true," said Ward. "In the moment I was crowned and throughout the night, I just kept thinking about how g ...

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Keeping it country: Trussville’s Jackson Capps to perform at Workplay

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A Trussville man has been navigating his way through the entertainment world in Nashville, and he is now making his way back home for a special performance. Jackson Capps, a country artist, will be at Workplay this November. Capps' journey to stardom started at a young age. "I got my first guitar when I was eight," said Capps. "I started singing when I was about ...

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