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Veterans Day programs being held in the community

Hewitt-Trussville Middle School held their annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday in the auditorium. Students were encouraged to invite their family members or friends who have served in the military to attend. The program included performances by the school choir. Bob Arnwine was the Keynote Speaker and Kenn Lass served as Master of Ceremonies. [caption id="attachment_3150" align="aligncenter" width="300"] ...

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Maine middle school students taught gay foreplay

On Tuesday, Maine joined Maryland and Washington in passing laws supporting same sex marriage.  But two weeks before the election some parents of middle school students were outraged when they found out about a diversity class their children attended. According to Todd Starnes of FOX News, "a school district in Maine is apologizing after middle school students learned about homosexual foreplay during what w ...

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Fire department gets new engine, SUV

By Anna McFall Trussville’s Fire Department recently added some new vehicles to its team. These aren’t just any new vehicles: one cost around $500,000 and the other runs on compressed natural gas. The department received the new fire truck last week, something that only happens every 20 years. “The one we have inside is 20 years old and it’s been a good truck,” firefighter Paul Givens said. “They usually do ...

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UPDATED: Drive-by shooting reported near Pinson

The Jefferson County Sheriff's department is investigating an alleged drive-by shooting on Pawnee Village Road.  The unincorporated area connects to Pinson Valley Parkway and lies just outside the Pinson city limits. "We received a call just before 10:00 am reporting a shooting in the 2500 block of Pawnee Village Road," Sergeant Jack Self said. UPDATE: "We are on the scene of a shooting in the Pawnee area o ...

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Hewitt’s Academy Program Spotlight: Business and Finance

Editor’s Note: The following is the first part of a series on HTHS Academy programs, which The Tribune will be publishing in monthly installments. This story will feature Trussville’s Academy of Business and Finance, as we look at the program’s profile. With so much pressure being placed on teachers and administrators, and school programs constantly under scrutiny, one local high school is challenging the t ...

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Pinson woman lands reality TV gig, series premier Saturday

By Anna McFall A series that started out as her favorite television show quickly turned into reality for one Pinson resident.  Lisa McCreless, 32, was cast for season two of CMT’s hit show “Redneck Island” which premiers this Saturday night at 8 p.m. McCreless was a fan of the first season of “Redneck Island” and when she found out the show was holding a casting call for season two, she jumped at the chance ...

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Reader comments: Character defined

Editor's Note: This was submitted to the Tribune by one of our readers. If you would like to send an Letter to the Editor, email news@trussvilletribune.com. We reserve the right to publish or not publish your submission based on its content and intent.   Submitted by: Phil Simmons, Trussville CHARACTER This description fits no one more than it does Hal Riddle.  I, for one, am proud to have him as head coach ...

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Man charged in devil mask robberies and shooting in Clay

By Scott Buttram A man who police allege committed several robberies while wearing a devil mask has been formally charged. Thirty-eight year old Jamey Lee Matthews of Blount County has been charged with six robberies in Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham. He has also been charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. He is currently being held in the Jefferson Co ...

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Pinson’s Butterbean record listed among Alabama’s roadside attraction

Al.com reporter Kelly Kazek [caption id="attachment_3090" align="alignleft" width="300"] Phil Sims and Stone Shelnutt are pictured with the giant pot used to break the record. Photo from the Butterbean Festival Facebook page.[/caption] mentioned the Alabama Butterbean Festival's world record pot of beans from 2010 in her recent column on roadside attractions in Alabama. Kazek's column, which featured roadsi ...

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County results for 2012 General Elections

By Crystal McGough Through a long day of waiting in lines and filling out ballots, a good 77.52 percent of registered voters in Jefferson County showed up at the polls to cast their votes Tuesday. “Just be happy we all have the freedom to vote for our president,” Trussville’s Montie Aaron Norsworthy said on The Tribune’s Facebook. “Most countries do not have that privilege.” As of press time, presidential e ...

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