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Local Eagle Scout project makes things bigger and better at Camp Coleman

By Mechell Malone AND Erica Thomas "The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others" - Lord Baden-Powell CLAY — There's a new Eagle Scout in town and there is no question, he earned the title. Alex Branaman recently completed his trail to Eagle with Clay Troop 124. His project was originally planned to be a remodeling of a building at Camp Coleman, a Girl Scout camp in Trussvil ...

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Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club names teachers and students of the month

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Don Haisten Students and Teachers of the Month for October from Hewitt-Trussville High School (HTHS) and Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS). The Student of the Month from HTHS is Molly Horn. Molly is a freshman and is involved in freshman board, Dancers Against Cancer Junior Board, Wellness Club, and pre ...

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North Clay Baptist to host ‘walk-through’ of the Halloween that changed the world

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — North Clay Baptist Church is offering the community a unique experience this fall. It's called 1517, the Halloween that Changed the World. The walk-through drama is an interactive glimpse into what life was like on Oct. 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church. The day would be forever known as the beginning of the Pr ...

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Directing from the heart: Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director June Mathews

By Kris Robinette Tribune feature writer TRUSSVILLE — Every kid deserves a big sister — one who wants what’s best for you, answers your frantic phone calls at all hours, claps the loudest for your accomplishments, but isn’t afraid to whip out an embarrassing I-knew-you-when story in order to keep you humble. In this case, the lucky kid is the city of Trussville.  And her big sister is the new Executive Dire ...

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Local Boy Scout works on Eagle Scout project to benefit Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A local Boy Scout is working his way to Eagle Scout status with a big service project that will benefit the city of Trussville. Alex Karmondi, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 216, plans to apply for Eagle status. For his recent project, Karmondi built two picnic tables, with attached benches and a wooden garbage can frame. The items are placed on the mall in Tru ...

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78-year-old college student, author from Clay, shows the world it is never too late to pursue your dreams

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — Gayle Young has dreamed since childhood of being a published author. In the seventh grade, she took her first steps toward her writing career when she entered and won a play-writing contest. The winner of the contest would have their play performed in front of the entire seventh-grade class, and being chosen as the winner inspired young Gayle to continue writing and co ...

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Trussville Public Library recognized as one of Birmingham’s Best

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Public Library was honored to be a nominee for the 2019 Best of Birmingham award, by Birmingham Magazine. Library Director Emily Tish said this was the first year the library has been nominated. "We were very excited about it," said Tish. "It was wonderful to be a part of that for the first time." In the month of July, the library circulated 38,83 ...

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VIDEO: Timeless friendship in Clay is one for the ages

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — You can't make old friends, can't make old friends. It was me and you, since way back when. Those lyrics from a Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton song express how important true friendship is. It can be a friendship for the ages. Betty Bass, 91, and Clint Moore, 36, both of Clay, are proving that friendship has no age limit. For 10 years, the two pals have spent much of t ...

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Trussville girl competing in Miss Alabama Teen USA

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Since she was 2 months old, Trussville native Alaya Robbins has been taking the stage as a model and pageant competitor. Robbins, 15, will represent Trussville in the 2020 Miss Alabama Teen USA pageant, Oct. 4 - 5, in Auburn. Robbins is a sophomore at Hewitt-Trussville High School. Robbins won the title of Miss Hewitt Husky numerous times and has been booked in ...

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Trussville father raising money for Down Syndrome Alabama with ‘sing-a-thon’

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A Trussville father is hosting a fundraiser in the name of his son, who has Down syndrome. It's called Rob Langford's Sing-a-Thon and the event will be at Slagheap Brewery on Sept. 26. Langford, who is an Elvis impersonator, is using his talent to benefit Down Syndrome Alabama. He will sing any song for a donation. "It's kind of risky as a musician to say I'll s ...

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