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Trussville photography exhibit: Alabama Back Roads and Side Streets

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Local photographer Doug Bryant is featured in a photography exhibit, "Alabama Back Roads and Side Streets."  The exhibit will be on display at Cahaba Springs Church until Aug. 28, 2019, with an open reception on Aug. 25, 2019. Doug Bryant - Biography For several years, Bryant owned and operated a photography studio and darkroom in Leeds. He started out ...

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Laura Grace Henry crowned Miss Trussville Outstanding Teen 2020

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — Miss Trussville's Outstanding Teen is ready to take the crown to the next level. Laura Grace Henry was crowned on Sunday, July 14. Henry, who is from Prattville, is excited to represent the city of Trussville. "This organization has just been such a blessing in my life," said Henry. "We're so thankful for preliminaries like Miss Trussville." This will be Henry's ...

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Harley Chapin crowned Miss Trussville 2020

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — The 2020 Miss Trussville has been crowned. Harley Chapin, a University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate, will take on the title for one year. Chapin has competed in the Miss Trussville pageant before and said she is thankful to take the title to Miss Alabama. It will be her fourth time competing in the state title pageant. "The Miss America Organization has bee ...

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A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found. People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia versus those with low genetic risk and go ...

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Banks High School Class of 1969 Plans 50th Reunion

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Banks High School's class of 1969 will have a 50th reunion on Aug. 17, 2019. The reunion will be at the Birmingham Marriot on Grandview Parkway at 6:30 p.m. A reception will be followed by a buffet dinner, a brief program and dancing to the music of the 60s. "Seniors Fine in '69" are invited to purchase tickets by emailing banks69@gmail.com.   ...

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Grayson Valley family thankful for ‘flag man’ at son’s funeral

By Erica Thomas, managing editor GRAYSON VALLEY — Since Memorial Day 2016, the so-called "flag man" has been answering a calling in the Birmingham-metro area. Roy Brook not only expresses his patriotism along roadways by standing with a United States flag, but he also pays respects to people he doesn't know, outside funerals and memorial services. "It's just the way that I show that I care," Brook said. "I' ...

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Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging

By ANDREW SOERGEL For The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they'd like. According to the ...

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‘Golden Girls’ appears to get better with pop culture age

By TERRY TANG Associated Press Alexandra Wilkinson was only 2 months old when "The Golden Girls" ended its television run in 1992.But she became a fan last year while taking a course called "Women and Aging: Lessons from the Golden Girls" at California State University, Long Beach. Now she streams episodes on Hulu. She owns a "Golden Girls" T-shirt. And when she graduated recently with a master's degree in ...

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Engagement: Mcilwain~Barber

Taylor Mcilwain of Trussville, daughter of Britt and Sherry Mcilwain, and Peyton Barber of Pell City, son of Kinsman and Marie Barber are excited to announce their engagement.  Taylor is working towards an Associate’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Wallace State Community College. She will graduate in December of 2020 as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.  Peyton is working towards a B ...

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Prepare ahead to keep your pet safe this 4th of July

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — We see it every year: Dogs missing on the Fourth of July. The loud booms and sparkling skies can spook our pets, so it's our duty to plan ahead to keep them safe. Before the festivities get underway, be sure to take precautions. By following these tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association, you will ensure your furry friend will stick around through t ...

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