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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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Roll Tide babies in Clay: Each born in championship year

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — You've heard of football fans planning their wedding around their favorite team's schedule or even naming their children after their favorite coaches. But one Clay family has a unique way to remember their team's championship wins. Crystal and Matt McGough both went to the University of Alabama. In fact, Matt played in the Million Dollar Band. The couple dated after M ...

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Pinson Valley High School named Alabama Bicentennial School

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON — Alabama Governor Kay Ivey named Pinson Valley High School one of 21 Bicentennial Schools of Excellence. Each school received a $5,000 Governor's Award grant to support student-led community engagement. The purpose of the designation is to honor schools, students and teachers that participate in community service and engagement projects. PVHS's project invol ...

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How a clean-cut Eagle Scout became a fentanyl drug lord

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pi ...

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YWCA AmeriCorps Program’s new members to serve at Food Bank in observance of 9/11

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — YWCA Central Alabama’s “Building Communities, Bettering Lives” AmeriCorps program welcomed new members Sept. 3, 2019, for the 2019-20 program year. Men and women from Alabama and around the country participated in training Sept. 3-11 at the YWCA, 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203. The new members began a year of full-time service benefiting th ...

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Sept. 11 Commemorative 9/11 Ride in Clay brings memories and lessons in history

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — The Clay-Trussville American Legion SSG Michael W. Hosey Post 205 is hoping an event commemorating Sept. 11, 2001, will honor victims of the terrorist attack, but also teach a lesson to those who were not even born when the attack happened. The ride from Clay to Fairfield on Sunday, Sept. 8, was meant to ensure the horrific acts of terrorism on that day were not forgo ...

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Pastor in Clay publishes book on parenting, “Diapers to Dorms”

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY -- When Clay pastor Randy Pardue and his wife, Tammy, received a late-in-life gift, their fourth child, born when their other children were mostly already grown, it gave them experience and insight that would later lead to a book. With literally one child in diapers and one in dorms, the Pardues had to rethink their parenting strategies to raise a new child who would be ...

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American Legion Riders 9/11 Commemorative Ride coming to Clay

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY – The American Legion Riders (ALR) of District 21, Department of Alabama, announced that their 15th Annual 9/11 Commemorative Motorcycle Ride will start at The American Legion’s newest post – SSG M.W. Hosey Post 205, Clay-Trussville, AL on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. The purpose of the ride is to ensure the community remembers what happened during the ter ...

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Hewitt-Trussville student participates in Alabama Governors School at Samford

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Emily White, senior 2020 of Hewitt-Trussville High School, was selected to represent HTHS at the 2019 Alabama Governors School (AGS) this past summer located at Samford University. Every school in Alabama has the opportunity to nominate a rising senior to participate. The students apply for admission by completing an application, essay and transcript re ...

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