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Local Eagle Scout project makes things bigger and better at Camp Coleman

By Mechell Malone AND Erica Thomas "The most worthwhile thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others" - Lord Baden-Powell CLAY — There's a new Eagle Scout in town and there is no question, he earned the title. Alex Branaman recently completed his trail to Eagle with Clay Troop 124. His project was originally planned to be a remodeling of a building at Camp Coleman, a Girl Scout camp in Trussvil ...

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North Clay Baptist to host ‘walk-through’ of the Halloween that changed the world

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — North Clay Baptist Church is offering the community a unique experience this fall. It's called 1517, the Halloween that Changed the World. The walk-through drama is an interactive glimpse into what life was like on Oct. 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church. The day would be forever known as the beginning of the Pr ...

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Kids talk about God: What can we learn from Jesus inviting His first disciples to follow Him?

By Carey Kinsolving and Friends “We can learn from John the Baptist to tell people who Jesus really is,” says Danae, 10. “John had many followers himself, but he didn’t try to compete with Jesus.” Nothing is more challenging to successful ministers than to keep pointing people to Jesus Christ. Everyone has the tendency to take credit for a work that the Lord did through us. Don’t do it. Keep pointing people ...

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78-year-old college student, author from Clay, shows the world it is never too late to pursue your dreams

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY — Gayle Young has dreamed since childhood of being a published author. In the seventh grade, she took her first steps toward her writing career when she entered and won a play-writing contest. The winner of the contest would have their play performed in front of the entire seventh-grade class, and being chosen as the winner inspired young Gayle to continue writing and co ...

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Trussville teen singing the national anthem at Walk to End Epilepsy in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A Hewitt-Trussville High School student has been chosen to sing the national anthem at an event, in Birmingham, raising awareness of epilepsy. The Walk to End Epilepsy will be on Nov. 2, in Railroad Park. Hundreds are expected to come together to affect change through care, advocacy, research and education. The executive director of the Epilepsy Foundat ...

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Trussville Public Library recognized as one of Birmingham’s Best

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Public Library was honored to be a nominee for the 2019 Best of Birmingham award, by Birmingham Magazine. Library Director Emily Tish said this was the first year the library has been nominated. "We were very excited about it," said Tish. "It was wonderful to be a part of that for the first time." In the month of July, the library circulated 38,83 ...

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Quilt of Valor presented to Vietnam War veteran in Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Josiah Brunson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented a Quilt of Valor to a Vietnam War veteran at First Baptist Church in Trussville. Corporal Robert "Bob" Wood served the country as a United States Marine. Wood is retired and recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of his platoon's graduation from boot camp ...

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VIDEO: Timeless friendship in Clay is one for the ages

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — You can't make old friends, can't make old friends. It was me and you, since way back when. Those lyrics from a Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton song express how important true friendship is. It can be a friendship for the ages. Betty Bass, 91, and Clint Moore, 36, both of Clay, are proving that friendship has no age limit. For 10 years, the two pals have spent much of t ...

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