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Summer Waters, Center Point’s Outstanding Teen

CENTER POINT – Summer Waters, of Luverne, Alabama, has been crowned Center Point’s 2019 Outstanding Teen. Waters has been in pageants since she was 9 months old. Her first title as Baby Miss Trojan catapulted her into the world of glamour and smarts. “It’s always been a part of my life,” said Waters. “I think a lot of people think that pageants are just about beauty, but they’re about a lot more.” The 15-ye ...

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PHOTOS: Congressman speaks at American Legion post in Clay

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer spoke at the American Legion SSG Michael W. Hosey special meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Palmer spoke to the crowd in lieu of the post's regular, monthly meeting. Dinner was served and donations were collected. U.S. Representative Palmer, of Alabama's 6th Congressional District, came to speak about issues important to the legion, their ...

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Meet Miss Center Point: Emma Wright

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CENTER POINT — Miss Center Point 2019 was crowned on Saturday, July 13, 2019, and she is ready to give back to the community. Emma Wright, of Blountsville, was crowned in the Miss Alabama preliminary pageant. Wright said the moment she stepped into the city, she knew she had a job to do. "I know God put me there to serve and I am so grateful for it," Wright said. "Just being ...

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$3K raised at car show in Trussville for young transplant patient

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A fundraiser over the weekend raised nearly $3,000 for a little girl who will have a lifetime of health expenses. Gracie Poole, 11, underwent a lung transplant on June 8, 2018. The transplant was a success but that doesn't mean Gracie is out of the woods. She will have medical bills for the rest of her life. That's why her loved ones are raising money for a spec ...

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Trussville girl attends Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HUNTSVILLE — Harper Martin, of Trussville, recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training student ...

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Brains and Beauty: Trussville native crowned Miss Iron City 2019

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Trussville native and Hewitt-Trussville High School senior MaKenzie Ward was crowned Miss Iron City 2019 on Sunday, July 28. Now, the local beauty is doing all she can to give back and to get ready for Miss Alabama 2020. Ward is no stranger to pageants, but she said she was surprised when she was crowned Miss Iron City. "I really didn't expect it because I was t ...

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50th Anniversary Celebration of Boy Scout Troop 124 in Clay

By Mechell Malone The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. - Baden Powell, Founder of Scouting CLAY — On Aug. 3, 2019, Troop 124 celebrated its 50th Anniversary at their charter organization Faith United Methodist Church of Clay.  There were nearly 100 people in attendance to mark this milestone.  50 years of making a difference in the lives of youth.  Troop 124 origin ...

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Landscaper cuts grass for family in need in Clay

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY — A landscaping company out of Argo made a special trip to Clay after seeing a post on Facebook about a family in need. Bernard's Lawn Service cut grass for a family in Paradise Valley after learning neighbors had complained about the yard not being cut. The person who lives in the home, Randa Ragland, posted a photo on Facebook of a letter she received in the ...

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Ann Trucks Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2019

By Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News HOOVER — Ms. Ann Trucks was crowned the winner of this year’s Ms. Alabama Nursing Home. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2019, Tiara Pennignton, who also co-hosted the event at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday. Trucks won out of a group of ten finalists that were evaluated on their outlook on life, personality, poise and involvement in their individual nursing homes. ...

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Local author publishes ‘fairytale’ children’s book

By Erica Thomas, managing editor PINSON — "It is a beautiful place where magic lives and happiness and health are abundant." It's called the Land of Tir Na Nog, which means the land of youth, and it's a place the child in all of us wants to be. Marie Pridgen, of Pinson, is originally from Ireland. As a child, she heard fairytales that had been passed down to her generation. Now, Pridgen is sharing those fan ...

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