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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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Free vendor space available for Downtown Trussville Art Festival 2019

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Downtown Trussville Merchants Association is now accepting applications from artists who wish to participate in the Downtown Trussville Art Festival on Sept. 14, 2019.  The association said it listened to vendors and made improvements to the festival.  Several changes are: FREE booth space New date and time New location More publicity This year, acc ...

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690-mile annual yard sale to span from Alabama to Michigan

By The Associated Press GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A nearly 700-mile yard sale is about to span several states from Alabama to Michigan for its 32nd straight year. The Gadsden Times reports the 4-day event known as 127 Yard Sale returns Thursday. It runs from Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Alabama, through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio before winding down in Addison, Michigan. The event's website says t ...

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6-year-old Pell City girl passes away after long battle with cancer

By Erica Thomas, managing editor PELL CITY — A six-year-old child from Pell City has passed away after battling cancer for nearly three years. Laie Kathleen Rayne Harding, also known as Lulu, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in September of 2016. The little girl fought hard until the end, according to her family. Harding passed away at 12:34 p.m. on July 25, 2019. Neuroblastoma develops from immatur ...

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‘An example for us all’ Trussville man marks 50 years of teaching Sunday School

By June Mathews, contributing writer In the spring of 1969, 31-year-old Dan Sims had been a member of First Baptist Church Trussville only a few months when he “got told” by then-pastor Richard Francis that he’d be teaching a men’s Sunday School class. The current teacher would soon be moving out of state, and Sims, the pastor figured, would be a good fit for the job. As it turned out, Francis was right. Th ...

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