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Today’s Winter Solstice adds full moon, meteor shower for evening gazers

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Children will be able to say goodnight moon a little earlier Friday evening, Dec. 21, as winter solace begins with a full moon display in the night sky during the longest night of the year. The winter solstice marks a transition period where days begin getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere and shorter in the Southern Hemisphere. The Northern Hemisph ...

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Zac Brown Band‘s Chris Fryar


By Christopher Joyner, fourth grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Chris Fryar was born on Nov. 22, 1970. Fryar is the drummer for the Zac Brown Band. Fryar joined the band in 2008. “Sweets” is one of his nicknames. Fryar was given a guitar when he was six and drumsticks at age eleven. Fryar learned to play by listening to records and going to Gruny’s. Fryar also plays clarinet. Fryar graduated ...

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Faith: Christmas, again?

By Michael J Brooks Some of us have seen a lot of Christmases come and go, and now it’s coming again. We pastors are expected to have some new things to say every time, and it’s hard after preaching about Christmas for 30 or 40 years. Sometimes in frustration, pastors try to do a “re-run” sermon for the holidays, but there’s always someone like the late Jean Watters of Suttle, Alabama, who kept a record in ...

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Trussville Rotary announces student, teacher of the month

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Student of the Month for December from Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS). [caption id="attachment_68214" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured L to R: Rotarian and SOM Coordinator Ty Williams; Christina Jimenez; Laura Snowden; and Club President Sandra Vernon. Photo provided by the Trussville Area Cha ...

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Faith: Do not be afraid

By Michael J. Brooks Special to The Tribune I was a boy in suburban Birmingham when a man pounded on our door one night. We came to learn he was drunk and believed our house was his house. My dad was working overtime in the nearby steel mill, so I was the man of the house. My mother and sister were terrified. The man wouldn’t listen to us asking him to go away. Then he began to walk down the stairs to the b ...

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Blessing Box from FUMC youth provides 24/7 access to those in need

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — First United Methodist’s student ministry recently completed the latest installment of their Feed the Hungry initiative. Bearing the moniker of Blessing Box, the freestanding structure on Linden Street is unlocked 24/7 to offer canned goods and winter accessories to anyone in need. “We were brainstorming at church one night, basically about how we could help m ...

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center NICU celebrate Christmas babies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Preemie patients at Princeton Baptist Medical Center NICU in Birmingham are getting ready for Christmas. Adorable babies born premature will be heading home with their parents in tiny stockings this season. The nursing staff snapped photos of the tots in the stockings. Preemie parents spending their first Christmas with their babies in NICU will receive ...

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Cahaba Elementary spelling bee winner to compete for District Title

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — During the last week of November, Cahaba Elementary School students participated in the first annual Spelling Bee. [caption id="attachment_67517" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured: Spelling Bee Competitors Mylee Stults, Maci Herring, Pierce Heinzman, Hannah Claire Miller, Braden Smith, Charlie Crowson, Faith Lovetto and Taylor Waldo. Picture provi ...

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Act of Congress leads Northpark annual Christmas program Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — During the holiday season in Trussville, the city’s predilection for spectacle goes into overdrive. Other than the tree lighting ceremonies and Christmas parades, local churches host annual Christmas programs to spread the season's message of hope and giving. Northpark Baptist Church is hosting its annual Christmas program on Dec. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. ...

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Faith: Life is worth remembering

By Tyler Warner Calvary Chapel, Trussville TRUSSVILLE — We just commemorated the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice. Nine million soldiers died in that war, and seven million civilians. At the time it was considered the war to end all wars, the greatest catastrophe that had ever befallen the earth, or at least Europe. Without it there would have been no World War II, no Nazis, no Soviet Union, n ...

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