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Disaster coordinators want better and faster response to emergencies

By Ike Pigott, Alabama News Center Alabama has seen its share of disasters the past few years, but those in charge of planning and response aren’t coasting on experience. More than 140 emergency coordinators are in Florence for the Alabama Governor’s Preparedness Conference. Representing 55 counties and more than a dozen state organizations, the goal is improving the way we handle the unexpected. [caption i ...

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Trussville native moves to Nashville to establish music career

By Megan Miller, Editor NASHVILLE -- Trussville native Brett Rutledge now calls Nashville, The Music City, home, and has been making a name for himself in the music world for the last eight years. Rutledge has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a tennis player at HTHS and a worship leader at First Baptist Church Trussville. He comes from a long line of football players, and playing tennis was ju ...

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HTHS graduate establishes career as model, actress, host, radio personality

By Amalia Kortright, for the Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate Tracia Jones has come a long way from her humble beginnings in Alabama. The 22-year-old model, actress, host and radio personality is currently balancing school and philanthropic work with her career. Acting and modeling wasn’t originally part of Jones’ career plan. However, Jones had previously taken dance lessons and ...

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Vulcan Tire and Automotive working to build trust, integrity in community

By Bethany Adams, For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Trust may not be a word that many associate with the automotive mechanics industry, but a new business in Trussville is trying to change that. Vulcan Tire and Automotive opened in Trussville in April of 2016 and now offer a wide range of automotive services, all with the promise of honesty and integrity. “The industry as a whole gets such a bad reputation,” sa ...

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Trussville native headlining first ever Birmingham Comedy Festival

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate Martin Morrow is returning to his hometown to participate in the first ever Birmingham Comedy Festival. The festival takes place May 20-24 at various locations in downtown Birmingham and will feature Martin Morrow, Goulash Comedy, Hello City, Blayr Nias, Bernie Maskman, Shane Mauss and more. [caption id="attachment_31489" align="al ...

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Trimm Landscapes offering exceptional customer service since 1979

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Trimm Landscapes has been serving the Trussville and greater Birmingham area since 1979, and maintains the reputation of the go-to source for landscaping. However, the company is working on expanding services and products to better serve their clients. Although landscaping to most typically means planting enhancement around the home including trees, shrubs, ground cover ...

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Trussville Fire Chief takes on new title with Alabama Fire College

By Megan Miller, Editor TUSCALOOSA -- Chief Russell Ledbetter is no stranger to Alabama’s fire departments. Having gotten his start as a volunteer at Palmerdale Fire Department in 1979, Ledbetter then got his first paying job at the Cahaba Heights Fire Department in 1985, moving to the Bessemer Fire Department in 1988, and finally calling the Trussville Fire Department home since February of 1998. Ledbetter ...

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HTHS grad Jimmy “Boom Boom” Brown continuing his legacy at Miles College

By Bethany Adams, The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Mention Jimmy “Boom Boom” Brown around Trussville, and chances are you will see someone smile. A former baseball and football player at Hewitt-Trussville High School, Jimmy Brown Jr. made a reputation for himself in his home town as a skilled athlete, a selfless leader and an overall “nice guy.” Now, that reputation has followed him to the baseball fiel ...

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Alabama author to host book signing at Trussville Public Library

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Alabama author William Thornton will be signing copies of his new book, “Set Your Fields on Fire,” at the Trussville Public Library from 3-5 p.m. Sunday May 1. [caption id="attachment_30686" align="alignleft" width="225"] William Thornton (submitted photo)[/caption] Thornton has been a journalist since his freshman year of college, but has been writing fiction on the si ...

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Trussville 10-year-old to compete in national memory competition

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – A Trussville fifth-grader is participating in a national memory competition, boasting a $10,000 prize for the winner. Malyn Smith, 10, is one of 16 finalists in the National Memory Master Competition. [caption id="attachment_30624" align="alignleft" width="200"] 5th grader Malyn Smith is one of 16 finalists in the National Memory Master Competition. (Submitted Photo)[/ca ...

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