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Local girl inspires after double-lung transplant, family facing obstacles

By Erica Thomas, managing editor ODENVILLE — Fight hard, breathe easy. That's one local family's motto after experiencing life-threatening illnesses and fighting them with incredible strength and grace. Gracie Poole is only 11 years old, but she has gone through more than most people go through in an entire lifetime. She was born one month premature and was in the NICU for the first three months of her life ...

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6-year-old Pell City girl passes away after long battle with cancer

By Erica Thomas, managing editor PELL CITY — A six-year-old child from Pell City has passed away after battling cancer for nearly three years. Laie Kathleen Rayne Harding, also known as Lulu, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in September of 2016. The little girl fought hard until the end, according to her family. Harding passed away at 12:34 p.m. on July 25, 2019. Neuroblastoma develops from immatur ...

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City of Clay to supplement summer food program for Clay-Chalkville students

By Crystal McGough, copy editor Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon presented Mayor Charles Webster and the Clay City Council with what he called a “conundrum” at the city council meeting on Tuesday, July 23. Earlier that day, Dixon was contacted by Clay-Chalkville High School Principal Michael Lee, who informed him that the government-funded CNP Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfasts and lu ...

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Firefighter retires after 33 years with Center Point Fire District

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — After 33 years on the job, a well-known Center Point Fire District firefighter is retiring on Aug. 1, 2019. Ray Moore started with CPFD on April 20, 1986. His last full day on the job was July 18, 2019. Although Moore, who is also known affectionately as "Ray-Ray," will be retired, CPFD said he will return at some point in a part-time role. Those who ...

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Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11's astronauts are returning to the exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago. NASA has invited Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on Tuesday. They will mark the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that their Saturn V rocket departed on humanity's first moon landing. Miss ...

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Peter Pan comes to Springville July 25-28

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SPRINGVILLE — Now in its 43rd year, the Springville Community Theatre will be bringing Peter Pan to the stage.  With a cast of 85, performances will run July 25, 26 and 27, at 7 p.m., with a matinee on July 28 at 2 p.m. Under the leadership of June Morgan Mack of the UAB Department of Theatre, the Springville Community Theater has performed numerous children's shows ...

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Harley Chapin crowned Miss Trussville 2020

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The 2020 Miss Trussville has been crowned. Harley Chapin, a University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate, will take on the title for one year. Chapin has competed in the Miss Trussville pageant before and said she is thankful to take the title to Miss Alabama. It will be her fourth time competing in the state title pageant. "The Miss America Organization has bee ...

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Trussville Fire Department ride-along: Move Over, Alabama

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — When you hear the sirens, you know there is an emergency. But not everyone knows what to do when they see the lights behind them. That's why local firefighters let The Trussville Tribune ride-along with them on emergency calls. Batallion Chief Al Tinney with the Trussville Fire Department said pulling over for emergency vehicles is of utmost importance. Every se ...

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Here’s a fact: We went to the moon in 1969

By JEREMY REHM Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government. The suspicions arose even as the lunar landing was taking place in 1969, said Roger Launius, NASA's former chief historian. Soon, conspiracy theories that said it was an elaborate, Hollywood-style production c ...

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Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since.Hundreds of millions tuned in to radios or watched the grainy black-and-white image ...

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