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Family planning memorial service for man found in Cosby Lake

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY — The family of Russell Patterson, who was found in Cosby Lake on July 3, will hold a memorial service in memory of the Army veteran. The service will be at Cosby Lake on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m., exactly one week after Patterson disappeared. Patterson, 36, was last seen on July 2, while fishing in a kayak on Cosby Lake. His body was recovered the next day aft ...

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Center Point Farmers Market open for business

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — The Center Point Farmers Market is open for business each week until September 22. Goods are available for purchase every Thursday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. The city is using the old Civitan Park next to Center Point Fire Station 1 on the Parkway. The late Wink Chapman, one of Center Point's organizers and a former city councilman, initiated the farmer's m ...

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Sheepdog Firearms training teachers of all levels how to protect children

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Sheepdog Firearms Training Center in Trussville is participating in National Train a Teacher Day 2019. The center is offering free classes to educators, scout leaders, religious leaders and anyone interested in learning how to handle a firearm and how to protect children in the case of an active shooter situation. National Train a Teacher Day is Saturda ...

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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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Trussville girls preparing for the big stage in ‘Matilda’ at Red Mountain Theater

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The magical story of "Matilda" is coming to life this summer at Red Mountain Theater and two Trussville girls will be a part of the big production. Aubrey Segars and Abigail Wideman will be in the children's ensemble. Auditions for the musical took place several months ago. Abigail Wideman's father, Brad Wideman, said that after taking a theater class, ...

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Argo City Council meeting set for Monday, July 8

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO – The Argo City Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 8. See Related: Councilperson resigns from Argo City Council One of the main issues the council will discuss is the council seat left vacant by the resignation of Ronnie Bowman. Bowman sold his house in Argo and tendered his resignation to the mayor and council on June 24. The counc ...

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Family of veteran found in Clay’s Cosby Lake thankful for widespread response

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — A local family is mourning the loss of an Army veteran this Independence Day, after they were told their son was found at the bottom of Cosby Lake on Wednesday, July 3. It all started Tuesday night when the mother of 36-year-old Russell Patterson said he went fishing in a new kayak. When he didn't come home for dinner, the mother went to the lake to check on him. Afte ...

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Springville man, Oneonta man killed in double-fatality crash in Blount County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ONEONTA — Two men were killed in a two-vehicle crash near Oneonta on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The crash happened at 10:40 p.m. Jason Swope, 24, of Springville, was killed when the 2005 BMW 323 he was driving crossed the centerline and hit a 2015 GMC Acadia, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Swope was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger of the ...

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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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Body found in Springville identified as missing Odenville man

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SPRINGVILLE — A man missing from Odenville was found dead in Springville on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The body of Kevin Welbourne was found at the intersection of Highway 23 and Evergreen Road, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office. Welbourne was reported missing Monday. The scene was immediately secured and investigators with the Sheriff’s Office are cu ...

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