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VIDEO: The most wonderful time for a Christmas tree lighting in Clay

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — The sky was crystal clear and the weather perfect for the city of Clay’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Cosby Lake on Sunday night. With temperatures in the 50s, it was not bitterly cold, but a cool breeze coming in off the lake made it a perfect night for hot chocolate and cookies, while crowds gathered around to hear the Clay-Chalkville High School “Kool ...

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Check out this week’s Jefferson County food scores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on Nov. 29, 2019. Permit Score Name 1822 94 MACS ONE STOP 400 19TH ST S BIRMINGHAM 35233 Smoke Free: Y Date:  ...

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Light versus dark – the color of the turkey meat is due to the job of the muscle

Joshua Selsby,Iowa State University (THE CONVERSATION) As families gather together this holiday season, the lucky ones will avoid impassioned discussions about religion and politics. But another argument is almost inevitable: white meat versus dark meat. Light meat lovers claim dark meat is greasy; dark meat devotees complain that light meat is dry and lacks flavor. Few meat eaters are ambivalent on the mat ...

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First Baptist Church Trussville hosting special Thanksgiving service

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — First Baptist Church Trussville is inviting the community to a special Thanksgiving service on Sunday, Nov. 24. Pastor Derrick Jordan, from Hope Everlasting Ministries (HEM), will deliver a message and the Hewitt-Trussville High School Chamber Choir will be the musical guest for the evening. Hope Garrett, with public relations for the church, said the p ...

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R & R Burgers in Springville closing, but new restaurant coming soon

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SPRINGVILLE — R & R Burgers in Springville is closing for good on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. In a Facebook post, the restaurant said the location will be turned into a new location in January. "We appreciate all the support that we received and the awards won for best burgers and couldn’t have done it without the customers' help," the post stated. "This Facebook pa ...

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Check out this week’s Jefferson County food scores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on Nov. 22, 2019. Permit Score Name 10988 98 MED CENTER CHEVRON 1240 4TH AVE S BIRMINGHAM 35233 Smoke Free: Y ...

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Rodney Scott BBQ coming soon to Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Rodney Scott BBQ, owned by the Pihakis Restaurant Group, is coming soon to Trussville. The restaurant will be in the location of the former Joel's Restaurant on Highway 11, in downtown Trussville. Rodney Scott got his start in Hemingway, South Carolina, when he was only 11 years old. He started smoking hogs at his family's convenience store. Before long ...

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St. Clair County Christmas parade schedules

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Cities in St. Clair County are preparing for Christmas parades. The schedule for each city is listed below. Odenville – Dec. 3 @ 6 p.m. Margaret – Dec. 5 @ 6:30 p.m. Argo — Dec. 7  @  10 a.m. Pell City — Dec. 12 @ 7 p.m. Moody – Dec. 14 @ 6 p.m. Springville — Dec. 14 @ 6 p.m. Ashville — Dec. 14 @7 p.m. ...

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Check out this week’s Jefferson County food scores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website. These are the scores that were available from the JCDH website on Nov. 15, 2019. Permit Score Name 14898 91 1ST AVENUE EXXON 4101 1ST AVE N BIRMINGHAM 35222 Smoke Free: Y D ...

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Taco Mama announces opening date during soft opening

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Dozens showed up Friday night for a soft opening at Taco Mama in Trussville. General Manager Dave Slone said the restaurant, at 2050 Gadsden Highway, will open to the public on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. During the soft opening, guests were able to enjoy a taco bar and drinks, including Taco Mama's margarita. Taco Mama started in The Crestline Village in Mo ...

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