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50 years later, the moon is still great for business

By ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon. Hundreds of millions of people were riveted when Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Naturally, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products from cars and televisions, to cereal and a once-obscure powdered drink called Tang. They are at it again ...

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Civil Air Patrol cadets in Springville rise in rank

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SPRINGVILLE — Cadets with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Springville AL-126 are training this summer and rising in the ranks. A group of new cadets recently completed a weekend-long training event at the Springville Armory June 7 - 9, 2019. Participants learned about ceremonies and proper courtesies from more experienced cadets. Some cadets from Springville also partici ...

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Longhorn in Goodwater breaks two world records

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GOODWATER — An Alabama longhorn is now officially the Guinness Book of World Records title-holder in two categories. Poncho Via holds the record for the largest horn spread on a living steer and the largest horn spread on a steer ever. According to Guinness, the Texas longhorn, from Goodwater, Alabama, has a rack that spans 10 feet, 7.4 inches. The family that owns ...

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Clay woman holds book drive for A Soldier’s Child Foundation

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY – Just a couple weeks ago, our entire nation set aside a weekend to honor and remember the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Many businesses closed their doors, families grilled out, some traveled to visit relatives, and many more shared their gratitude on social media over Memorial Day weekend. By the following Tuesday, however, most Americans had ...

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Agape Church offers ‘Hope for the Journey’ for families of addicts

By Crystal McGough, copy editor PINSON — When someone has a family member or loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it can be devastating. Often, the addicted person’s family feels alone as they try to cope with feelings of heartache, fear, anger, anxiety and confusion. They can feel as though their loved one’s addiction has put a scarlet letter on the entire family, and find themselves trying to ma ...

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Trussville man publishes book, ‘From The Cross To The Throne’

By Crystal McGough, copy editor After an out-of-body experience in his early 20s, Barry Grantham felt a calling from God to share the gospel of Jesus. But even a direct word from God did not result in immediate action, as criticism from fellow Christians made Grantham doubt his calling. “I had an experience with the Lord when I was about 21 years old, and really just kind of ran from it up until about 2016, ...

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Green House Cafe ‘coming soon’ to Clay

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — By now, most of the people who live in Clay have noticed the new coffee shop, Green House Cafe, that has been in progress at 2449 Old Springville Road, next door to Moon Nails. The question on everyone’s minds, however, seems to be, “When will Green House Cafe be open?” According to co-owner Emmy Lam, the cafe currently has a tentative opening date of May 25. “We may d ...

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Mythic Cards & Games thriving in its new location

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY -- Even a dreary, rainy day didn’t stop people from coming out to enjoy a night of gaming at Mythic Cards & Games Saturday night. Cars packed the parking lot and gamers filled the tables for multiple events at the popular game shop in Clay. Mythic, which originally opened in Clay in 2016, recently moved from its former strip mall storefront location at 6401 Old Sprin ...

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FCF Trussville holds Easter weekend ribbon cutting for new sanctuary

By Crystal McGough, copy editor TRUSSVILLE -- Faith Community Fellowship in Trussville opened the doors of its brand new sanctuary to the public over Easter weekend. Lead Pastor Steve McCarty and the FCF staff held a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication on Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m., and the church’s first Easter service was held in the new sanctuary that evening. On Sunday, FCF held two more Easter se ...

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Chili cook-off fundraiser to be held for Tarrant Fire Department’s Lt. Jerry Presley on March 9

By Crystal McGough Copy Editor On Jan. 27, 2019, Lt. Jerry Presley of the Tarrant Fire Department and his team responded to a fire at a single-story residential house. While fighting the fire, Presley fell from a ladder, fracturing the C2 and C3 vertebrae in his neck. “He set a ladder on one of the sides and he actually fell off the ladder while battling the blaze,” Center Point Fire District’s Chris Horn s ...

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