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Trussville resident celebrates 103rd birthday

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Mary Barnhouse Reid was born a coal miner's daughter on Aug. 24, 1916, in Elk Ridge, West Virginia. This year, she is celebrating her 103rd birthday. Mary Reid is no spring chicken, but she doesn't sit still long. "I feel good," she said. "I usually go here or there. I don't' stay around here much!" Here, is Peachtree Assisted Living, in Trussville. Mary Reid ha ...

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VIDEO: Trussville firefighter retires after 20 years with the department

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Fire Department celebrated the retirement of a 20-year veteran of the department, on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Lt. Daniel Clark touched many lives during his time with Trussville Fire and Rescue. The retirement ceremony started with fire department personnel lining the sidewalk as Clark entered the parking lot at Trussville City Hall. Clark, along wi ...

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Hewitt-Trussville Theatre Department to host ‘interest meeting’

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Hewitt-Trussville Theatre Department is hosting an interest meeting for parents on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The meeting will be in the auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Parents will be able to meet the new theatre director, Valerie Lemmons. Information about all theatre events and opportunities will be discussed. Information will also be presented on production audi ...

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5th grader in Trussville taking the stage as multiple characters

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A local actor is taking her job very seriously and it's paying off in a big way. Giada Gumina, a fifth-grader at Paine Elementary, is using her time out of the classroom for serious studies in the arts. At only 10-years-old, Gumina has already been cast as several characters in multiple productions. Gumina was recently in "Mary Poppins Jr." where she was cast as ...

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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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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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Money raised for St. Clair County domestic violence shelter and services

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PELL CITY — YWCA Central Alabama raised over $54,000 at its annual Purse and Passion event on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in St. Clair County. The 11th annual luncheon was held at First United Methodist Church in Pell City. This year's theme centered on the importance of community impact. Around 450 YWCA supporters were in attendance. The title sponsor for the event was ...

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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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