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Jan. 23 - 29, 2019 Trussville council declares moratorium on new massage establishments, raises speed limits From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — On Tuesday, the City Council in Trussville passed a resolution to declare a 90-day See MORATORIUM, Page 5

Trussville Great Harvest Bread Co provides food for workers impacted by the shutdown

Downtown Timeline: Braden’s corner demolition set to begin From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Changes in the downtown landscape are beginning to pick up pace. Some work will be very visible and some of the changes are not as easily seen by the public. The most obvious change is set to take place on the city’s busiest intersection as the former Braden’s building is set for demolition to begin. Mayor Buddy Choat said he anticipates demolition to begin on the first of next

week. “I would be surprised if they get started this week, but the first of next week seems likely,” Choat said. “Depending on the weather, it should definitely start in the next week or so.” Choat said he didn’t know how long it will take to complete the demolition due to the confined space in which contractors will have to operate. “They will take the buildings down from back to front, beginning on the Linden Street end,” Choat said. “It

By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — With the partial government extending past its first month a Trussville business has found a way to assist some of the families impacted by the situation. Great Harvest Bread Company in Trussville has set up a “shutdown shelf” in the store. Photo courtesy of Ron Burkett

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Moody woman wanted on felony warrants From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY — A woman from the Moody area is wanted in St. Clair County on felony warrants charging her with promoting prison contraband and failure to appear for receiving stolen property in the first degree and burglary in the third degree. Brandi Genea Wood is described as a white female standing at 5 feet, 9 inches See MOODY, Page 7

Pell City area man wanted on felony warrant From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY — A man from the Pell City area is wanted in St. Clair County on felony warrants charging him with four counts of violating the sex offender registration notification act. Kevin Demond Holmes is described as a black male standing at 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair and black See PELL CITY, Page 7

50 Cents Slight chance of snow this weekend From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLEE — The weather theme this week could be ‘one door closes and another door opens.’ While what appeared to be an opportunity for a wintry mix of weather on Wednesday night has diminished, another opportunity for snow has emerged for the weekend. According to the National See SLIGHT, Page 4

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will be pretty ugly for a while, but that’s necessary to get it to the point that we can make it beautiful.” All buildings along North Chalkville, four in all, will be coming down. On the Main Street side, the second building from the corner will remain and be renovated as the new home for Brik Realty. There will eventually be a brick plaza on the corner that Choat called the “signature of downtown revitalization.” The remainder of the property along North Chalkville

Road could be returned to the market for development, but additional public parking will get the first consideration. Included in the demolition process will be intersection work, which is part of the third phase of the revitalization process. That phase includes power poles being moved to back of property, which will be done by Alabama Power. Charter Spectrum is also part of that process as cable and Internet See DOWNTOWN, Page 4

Local woman named as Clay Elementary’s teacher of the year From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY — Melissa Dailey Hettich was named as Clay Elementary’s teacher of the year. Hettich is currently in her 11th year teaching at Clay Elementary. She has taught kindergarten through fifth grade in exceptional education and taught one year in fourth grade general education. “Melissa Hettich is one of our biggest assets at Clay Elementary,” said Clay Elementary Principal Dr. Sharon Gallant. “She is dedicated to the success of our students and goes above and beyond the call of duty each and every day. I cannot count the number of times that a parent has praised the positive impact that Melissa has had on their child’s life. The entire team at Clay Elementary admires Melissa’s commitment to student success.” Hettich is a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville, where she was a varsity cheerleader and ran track in her senior year. She attended Troy State University on a track scholarship and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor’s

Pinson City Council receives funds for library, Turkey Creek By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune PINSON – The Pinson City Council was addressed by Alabama State Representative Danny Garrett. Garrett presented two checks to the city that will be used for improvements in two different areas. “Tonight, I’ve got two See PINSON CITY, Page 4

Hardee’s closes Pinson, Springville, Leeds, Pell City locations From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON — Pinson diners were surprised to find the Hardee’s restaurant closed and the menu boards wiped clean last week, and they weren’t alone. Hardee’s locations in Springville, Leeds, Pell City, Oxford and Heflin met the same fate. See HARDEE’S, Page 7

Flags to fly at half-staff for slain Mobile police officer From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

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Degree in K-6 Elementary and K-6 Collaborative. In 2008, Hettich was awarded her Master’s Degree in K-6 Elementary from UAB.

Hettich lives in Argo with her husband, Tim, and their two sons, Callen and Davis. When not at work, she is usually at sporting events for

her kids. The family enjoys basketball, baseball, soccer, track, flag football and traveling to see her Troy Trojans play.

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey directed that flags be flown at halfstaff as a mark of respect for Officer Sean Tuder. Officer Tuder was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday. “Officer Tuder gave his life doing what he loved,” See FLAGS TO FLY, Page 7

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The life of Linda Price, a painter By Samson Douglas Glenn, ninth grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Linda Ellen Price has been a painter for around 35 years. Living in a retreat in Springville, Alabama, she spends her time painting. She creates loose, flowing portraits, with her subjects not being detailed, but being very dynamic and alive. “I don’t usually have hobbies because painting takes up so much of my time,” Price

said. “Other than that, I enjoy socializing and travel.” When Price was 10, her fifth-grade teacher would choose students to draw scenes across the blackboard. “I watched with rapt attention,” Price said, “I was spellbound.” That year, her class made displays for the teacher to judge. Set in a row, every display was bought from a store. Price’s, however, was homemade. “When she came to my piece, she stiffened,” Price said. “She asked who did this,

and I raised my hand. She said, ‘You come up here and take this piece, and you put it in the incinerator right now.’” Price did, and she felt dejected. For years, she didn’t pursue art as a passion, but she doodled throughout high school and adulthood. One day, Price decided to study painting. Her first teacher, Barbara Evans, came and looked at her first portrait. “Barbara saw my first attempt at acrylic, she looked at my work and said ‘you’ve painted before,’” Price said.

“But I hadn’t.” One of Price’s teachers was a man named Max Heldman. “When he walked in the door, he was charismatic from the start,” Price said. “He was very strict and very blunt. He was an excellent teacher and I learned everything under Max that an instructor could teach me.” Price’s career has since been successful and long. She is in many art shows and creates paintings that are shown in galleries around the country and the world.

Local scientist studies side effects of Parkinson’s drug By Mckenzie Fowler, seventh grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Karen Jaunarajs is a scientist working at U.A.B. Hospital. She studies the side effects of Levodopa (L-dopa), a popular drug used for treatment in Parkinson’s disease. Before Jaunarajs moved to St. Clair County, she attended Binghamton University in New York for 10 years. In order to continue with her education, she had to go to grad-

uate school. “Originally, I wanted to study childhood trauma because no one really studies that,” Jaunarajs said. “But I needed experience in a lab, so I asked my counselor what to do. She said there was a new guy who had an opening for an assistant. When I got there, I got the job.” After she got the job, she found out the person she was working for studied the side effects of L-dopa. L-dopa was made to help Parkinson’s patients regain

some movement in their body. However, the side effects of this drug can cause the consumer to suffer from uncontrollable shaking known as dystonia. According to mayoclinic. org, “Dystonia is a movement disorder in which your muscles contract involuntarily, causing repetitive or twisting movements.” This is where Jaunarajs’ job comes in as an Instructor of Neurology at U.A.B. Her job includes working in labs and infecting lab rats with

Parkinson’s disease. Then she tests different variations of L-dopa on the rat in order to study how it affects the human brain. “They are now trying to make a medication for what I studied 10 years ago,” Jaunarajs said. She hopes in the future there will be a drug that can cure dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. Jaunarajs is making great advancements, not only for the science community and U.A.B., but for Alabama, as well.


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January student, teacher of the month announced by Trussville Daybreak Rotary Club

Hundreds pay respect to Birmingham Police Sgt. Wyt Carter in Trussville

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TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Student of the Month for January from Hewitt-Trussville High School (HTHS). The Don Haisten Student of the Month from HTHS is junior Stone Logan. Stone has been involved with the JV baseball team (2017-18), Peer Partners, Leadership Team and CrossPointStudent Group. His honors and awards include ninth grade homecoming court and the University of Alabama Early College Program. He enjoys sports including basketball, baseball and football, and also socializing with friends and attending church camps. Stone selected as his Teacher of the Month Ms. Leta Mc-

TRUSSVILLE — Visitation for Birmingham Police Sgt. Wyt Carter began at noon on Friday at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. Since then, crowds have filled the parking lot to honor the fallen hero who was killed in the line of duty last weekend. A steady flow of people and vehicles have filled the parking lot and the funeral home in the hours since the doors opened. At 6 p.m., visitation was scheduled to end, but the crowd showed no sign of subsiding. Law enforcement agencies from across the metro area, the state and the nation sent representatives to show their respects for Carter.

Shown in the photo, left to right, are Rotary Club President Sandra Vernon; Stone Logan; and Rotarian and SOM Coordinator Ty Williams. T

Gehee, his counselor. “Mrs. McGehee keeps me motivated to achieve my dreams of going to the University of Alabama,” he said. “She has tough conversations with me when I need them, and she has high expectations for me.” This program is sponsored by Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Each honoree received a gift

card from Jim ‘n Nick’s BarB-Q. The Club meets at First Baptist Church in Trussville at 7 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. For more information on the Trussville Rotary Club Daybreak, or to help with one of our projects, please email Diane Poole at diane.poole@ trussvillechamber.com.

The funeral procession for Carter will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. The procession will leave Trussville via Interstate 459 to Interstate 59 to downtown Birmingham. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Complex. The BJCC is located at 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N. Services will be livestreamed on The

Trussville Tribune Facebook page. Carter, 44, served with the Birmingham Police Department since 2011, where he has worked various assignments including West Precinct, HICOPP and Youth Services as a school resource officer. Carter was promoted to sergeant in February 2018. He had previously worked for the Leeds Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children. Carter was shot and killed by a suspect as he and another officer were questioning the man about car break-ins in the area. The second officer was also shot and critically wounded. He remains at UAB Hospital. The suspect was also critically wounded.

Students at Magnolia Elementary learn about folk art by painting a fence for the school By Ryan Hook For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Third and fourth grade students at Magnolia Elementary School recently learned about folk art by painting a picket fence that now welcomes visitors to the front of the school. Art teacher, Callie Ward, wanted to share her love of folk art with her students while making something permanent and unique for the school. Ward has always been drawn to folk art for its simplicity and

childlike quality. As an elementary art teacher, she felt that her students could relate to this type of art and feel successful at it.

“Folk art is a natural fit for elementary,” Ward said. Before the students began painting, they viewed photos and samples of folk art. Ward

introduced them to the work of local folk artists like Chris Clark and Jerry Brown. Third grade teacher, Lydia Smith, donated the pallets. Ward and her husband spent time pulling them apart. Her father-in-law sanded and primed them for her. “We had a lot of prep work to do,” Ward said. “The kids painted the base colors first, then the skin and solid colors of the clothing. When the students were done, I clear coated them. My husband and I came up over Christmas and installed

them.” Ward said it was to be a surprise for the kids when they returned from the holiday break. “Folk artists are untrained and just have a desire to make art,” Ward said. “They are not intimidated. They just do it. The older people get, the more intimidated they are and the less they like their work. Young children are like folk artists. They are just so free. They are not afraid.” Magnolia’s folk art fence is on permanent display at the entrance to the school.

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Watch history be remade, this Saturday at the Old South Firearms and Trading Post By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune ARGO — It has been said that those that don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. While this is undoubtably true it might be just as true that those who do know history are bound to reenact it. Such a reenactment will be taking place at the Old South Firearms and Trading Post in Argo on Saturday. The event is scheduled to begin and 9 a.m. and will run into the afternoon. “We are holding our annual Civil War living history event.” Said Lee Weyrich of Old South Firearms. “This educational event features reenactors representing both sides of the conflict. There will be rifle and drill demonstrations, demonstrations of camp life and maybe even some skirmishing. There will also be historical exhibits, experts on the period and live music provided by the Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association. This year we also have three cannon crews who will demonstrate and fire multiple period artillery pieces.” The reenactment was de-

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Weather Service in Birmingham, there is a 50 percent of rain Tuesday night after 7 p.m. with chances increasing to 100 percent on Wednesday. As the rain moves out, temperatures will plunge back into the 30s.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the 40s. Rain chances return Saturday with a 20 percent chance of snow showers late Saturday and a 20 percent chance of snow showers in

the early morning hours of Sunday. As always, precipitation and cold air have to come together at just the right time to get snow in the Alabama, so we’ll continue to monitor this system as the week goes on.

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A child visiting the camp, sees what uniforms and weapons looked like during the Civil War.

signed to be family friendly. The focus is geared to learning, education, fun and an accurate representation of both sides of the Civil War and will be of special interest to churches and school groups. Those not adept at foraging nor particularly fond of hardtack need not worry, a food truck will be on hand should anyone get hungry. “This will be the fourth year we have done one of these, and it is looking to be the largest ever.” Said Weyrich “We have multiple reenacting groups this year, representatives from both the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and we

will have things to do and see inside and outside.” For the Old South Firearms and Trading Post this type of event is a natural fit. “Our store specializes in historical and reproduction firearms, clothing and collectibles from most of American history.” Said Weyrich. “We carry a lot of Old West and Civil War items, as well as items from pretty much every time period from the Cold War back.” The Old South Firearms and Trading Post is located at 425 Argo Margaret Road, Argo, AL 35173 – just a couple of blocks off Exit 148 on I-59

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The shelf is stocked with several varieties of Great Harvest breads and federal employees who are affected to take a bread to the counter where it will be given to them. “The shutdown shelf is for anybody that is affected by the government shutdown right now.” Said Cody Osborne, a baker for Great Harvest Bread Company. “It is just a way for us

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checks for you,” Garrett said. “One from Representative (Allen) Treadway, he represents half of Pinson, and it’s $10,000 for library furnishings, and he’s not here tonight to present that. The other is a check for $15,000. Five of this is really from Representative Treadway, $10,000 from me, and the issue here was this is for Turkey Creek. I had planned to put my request in the spring, this is coming out of the Jefferson County sales tax refinancing. There is a process you go through and after the storms came through and there was some damage to Turkey Creek, they wouldn’t let me put in a special request because the deadline had passed. Representative Treadway had his $5,000 in so he amended his to $15,000 and now I owe him $10,000. But we’ll get that worked out. We are happy to present this tonight to the library and the Turkey Creek.” The council also heard from Pinson Library Director Allison Scanlan. Scanlan spoke to the council about the new Pinson library, which

opened in the Rock School Center on Jan. 13. “At our preview reception, we had an attendance of about 150,” Scanlan said. “And then at our grand opening for the new library, we had right around 400 people attend that event. We were very pleased with that. We got a great alumni picture in front of the new building and we’ve been busy every day since then. People love the new library and I keep pinching myself because it feels like a dream.” The council heard and considered Resolution 19-2, which recognized the coaches and team members of the 2018 Pinson Youth Sports League 8U Football Team.

The team had an outstanding season, placing second overall in the United Youth Football of Alabama. The council unanimously passed the resolution and the team and coaches were given a certificate. “This is a great team,” 8U Football Coach Jeremy Evans said. “We’re looking forward for the future of these young guys right here because we’re going to be something special.” In other news, Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders swore in Jordan Thomas as the new Pinson Contract Officer. The next Pinson City Council meeting is scheduled for Jan. 31.

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as a small business to give back to people that otherwise might not have been able to afford the bread. This is our way of reaching out to the community. All we require is that they bring in their government ID.” The shelf itself is not the only way that Great Harvest Bread Company has been serving the community affected by the shutdown. Owner David Snyder has also taken loaves of bread to the airport, to distribute to TSA

employees, as well as the Post Office. For the Great Harvest Bread Company in Trussville it is all about giving back to the community. “David and Great Harvest in general are pretty adamant about giving back. We’ve been involved in several charity things, we’ve got our hands in a whole bund of other charity events coming up. So, we’re pretty heavily invested in that charity, pay-it-forward work.”

lines are also on the poles to be moved. Many of the back poles in the downtown sector have already been put in place. Also included will be new sidewalks, decorative lighting and landscaping. Work that may not be as visible to passing traffic is the demolition of multiple buildings on Cedar Lane and Morrow Avenue, which is already underway and will continue to take place simultaneously. At least six buildings have been removed on Morrow and several on Cedar are gone, as well.

Cedar Lane will be the location of a significant amount of public parking for the downtown Quad One area. Morrow Avenue, the area behind Slag Heap Brewing Company, will be the centerpiece of the entertainment district with Ferus Artisan Ales and multiple new restaurants, as well as public space, which includes a pavilion and amphitheater. Both of those areas, Morrow and Cedar, will also have new sidewalks, decorative lighting and landscaping. In all, the city is planning an 18 month timeline for the

public infrastructure work, but that will be dependent on weather and other external factors. Several of those elements could be completed sooner in phases. There are also several construction and improvement projects planned by private developers within the downtown district that are expected to be completed within the same time period or sooner. With more and more businesses setting their sights on locations in downtown Trussville, the process can be expected to continue into the foreseeable future.


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Full house for new Full Moon Bar-B-Que in Trussville From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Full Moon Bar-B-Que’s newest location planned a “quiet opening” in Trussville on Saturday. But the smoke from the new restaurant’s 30-foot chimney betrayed them and the crowds have been pouring in since the doors opened. The Chalkville Mountain Road location, which is operated locally by Rich Yokeley, is the 15th location for David and Joe Maluff. The restaurant is in front of the former Kmart building. Known as the “Best Little Pork House in Alabama,” Full Moon offers all of the barbecue staples such as pork, ribs, chicken and beef brisket, but also has hamburgers, hot dogs

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Stabbings at Trussville Belk, suspect in custody From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

and wings on the menu. The famous Half Moon cookies are on the Alabama Tourism’s “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die” list. The crowds moved through the order line quickly and, despite the large number of diners, the sizable dining room turns

over tables quickly, which has avoided a standing wait for seats. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is also a drive-thru window.

TRUSSVILLE – Two store security officers were stabbed by a fleeing suspect outside of the Trussville Belk on Monday afternoon. The suspect was apprehended and taken into custody about an hour after the incident, Trussville Police Lt. Phil Dillon said. According to a witness, the suspect, a middle-aged white male, was approached by two store security officers after he had left the Belk at around 2:20 p.m. When they tried to apprehend the suspect, he stabbed both store employees. “I pulled my weapon and began to follow him,” the witness who did not wish to be identified said. “I told him to stop and wait until the police got there, but he kept going.

He crossed the field in front of the Pinnacle and then went over the fence by I-59. That’s when I lost him.” A Belk store employee said that it is protocol for loss prevention personnel to approach a shoplifting suspect only after they have exited the store. Both loss prevention employees were transported to an area hospital by Trussville Fire and Rescue.

Within minutes of the incident, Trussville officers arrived on the scene and set up a perimeter from the Pinnacle parking lot to the I-59 area where the suspect was last seen running. The TPD K9 unit was on the scene and assisted in tracking the suspect. Trussville Police took the suspect into custody after he was found in the area of I-59 just inside the tree line, Dillon said.

MORATORIUM, from front page

moratorium on new massage therapy establishments in the city to allow time to review ordinance. Following the meeting, Mayor Buddy Choat and Councilman Alan Taylor said the move would to allow the city the chance to review the current ordinance and consider any changes or improvements that may be required. Massage therapy establishments must meet city ordinance Section 7.5 of the city code. The ordinance outlines the required licensing necessary to conduct business as well as the physical requirement of the building and massage rooms and how employees must dress and conduct themselves with clients. The ordinance also outlines record keeping requirements.

Section 7.5-3 N. establishes hours of operation as 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At least two facilities are currently advertising hours as late as 10 p.m. In other action, the council approved three way stop signs Poston Road and Cahaba Manor Drive and the intersection of Ridgewood Drive and Hemlock Street, as recommended by Public Safety Committee. The council also voted unanimously to change the speed limit for Queenstown Road from 25 mph to 35 and the change the speed limit on Green Drive from 30 mph to 45 mph. The increase comes after a recommendation from the Public Safety Committee which followed a study conducted by the police department. Police Chief Eric Rush said studies show that the

speed on roads do not measurably change after the speed limit is raised. People tend to drive at a speed they feel comfortable and safe, he said. The change will keep the Queenstown Road speed limit constant as it passes through multiple jurisdictions. Queenstown resident Mike Jenne addressed the council with concerns of how laws are enforced throughout the city. Jenne said despite sharp curves and hills that create blind spots on Queenstown Road, he thinks 35 mph is an acceptable speed if it’s enforced. He said laws are unequally enforced throughout the city and expressed concern that raising speed limit will only give drivers a license to go faster without proper enforcement.

Man arrested behind Center Point Elementary School From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — On Wednesday at approximately 2:31 p.m., an off duty police officer called the sheriff’s office to report a suspicious suspect attempting to burglarize a residence near 23rd Terrace NW in Center Point, according to a statement from Captain David Agee. After the suspect saw that he was being observed, he fled into the woods behind Center Point Elementary School and appeared to be carrying unidentified items. “The school was placed on lockdown and the school resource officer saw the suspect coming out of the woods,” Agee said. “When

Whitney Williams was arrested behind Center Point Elementary School. Photo submitted by JCSO

the suspect saw the deputy, he ran back into the wooded area.”

Agee said additional deputies arrived and were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. The suspect was intoxicated, but did not have any stolen property in his possession. The suspect was able to hide or discard whatever he was carrying and the homeowner was unable to determine if anything was missing from his property. Whitney Williams was arrested and charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing bonds totaling $600. According to Agee’s statement from JCSO, Williams is a known drug user in the area and a suspect in other crimes.

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Councilor Crystal Smitherman, Council Pro Tem William Parker urge Park Board to pass Legion Field Green Initiative BIRMINGHAM, ALLegion Field could soon get a lot greener following a resolution passed unanimously by the Birmingham City Council that “supports and encourages” the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board to adopt an environmental and recycling policy for the city-owned stadium. The item addressing the recycling initiative is on the Park Board meeting agenda which is sched-

uled for tomorrow January 16 at 9am in the Maxine Herring Parker Board Room at Legion Field. The resolution, passed during the Jan. 8 council meeting, was jointly submitted by Council President Pro Tem William Parker and Councilor Crystal Smitherman. It does not mean a policy has been adopted, rather the legislative body of the city is voicing support for one to be implemented.

Smitherman said she saw a need for a recycling program during the most recent Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. “I was at the game and had a water bottle that I wanted to recycle,” Smitherman recounted. “I asked if we had anywhere to recycle and I was shocked to find out that we didn’t. Something so simple can make such a big impact… We’re talking about getting recycling bins

and putting them at Legion Field so we can encourage people to recycle. We can take those items and reuse them.” She also said she hopes to keep spreading the message at schools throughout her district. Stadiums around the country — such as Pittsburg’s Heinz Field — have deployed recycling programs to great effect. According to a study published

by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stadiums present a unique opportunity for recycling efforts that can increase revenues. After installing bins throughout the stadium, Heinz Field has been able to recycle 6–7 tons of material per NFL game. “We have to take this as an opportunity,” Parker said. “We have close to 250,000 people that visit the field annually during

football season. We have a chance to educate the public about recycling. We’ve received input from the park board and other key stakeholders. We can collaborate and work together on this. The Park Board has a charge to implement a strategy before the first game at Legion Field in the next 30 days. This is also a potential revenue stream for the city of Birmingham.”

Single-vehicle crash claims life Alabama AlabamaPublicNotices.com of Decatur man From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MORGAN COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash in Morgan County claimed the life of a Decatur man. According to the Alabama

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hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Information from the scene is that the driver of the car that struck the victim was traveling along Quebec Drive and did not see him in the road. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators, according to law enforcement.

Page 7 The Trussville Tribune Roadwork in St. Clair County Winston County crash claims the on I-59 from Etowah County Line life of a north Alabama man From The Trussville a Double Springs man. The crash occurred on Alto St. Clair Springs exit Tribune staff reports Billy Ray Cagle, 71, was abama Highway 195 at the

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From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY – ALDOT reported that starting at 8 a.m. on Monday , Jan. 21, weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close either the right or left lane of I-59 Southbound and Northbound at various locations for clearing and grassing operations between the Etowah County line (Mile-

post 175) and the St. Clair Springs exit (Milepost 156). All travel lanes are expect-

ed to re-open at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday. These same lane closures will be in place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday. Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area.

Social media threat puts all Walker County Schools on lockdown, 2 juvenile suspects detained From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WALKER COUNTY — All city and county schools in Walker County were placed on a precautionary lockdown on Thursday, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials reported that the precaution was due to a threat on social media concerning a possible shooter. During the incident, the sheriff’s department and local law enforcement were present in all schools. At around 3:30 p.m., the Walker County Sheriff’s De-

partment gave an update indicating that lockdown would be lifted, that two juvenile suspects had been detained and that the threat seemed to be contained. This is an ongoing story, updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

Help needed locating missing 27-year-old Hoover woman From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOOVER — The Hoover Police Department is asking for help in locating Chelsea Diane Dobbs. She was last seen in Hoover on Jan. 2 when she left her place of employment at Riverchase Office Park. At the time of her disappearance, Dobbs was living at a rehab facility in Hayden, Hoover Police said via social media. She is originally from

the Mobile area. Dobbs is 27 years old, with brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 5 inches tall and approximately 130 lbs. “Foul play is not suspected at this time, but we are concerned about her safety and well-being,” police said. If anyone has seen Dobbs or knows her whereabouts, please contact Detective Brad Fountain at 205-444-7562 or Hoover Police at 205-8225300.

HOOVER — An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning in Hoover. Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, the Hoover 911 Center

received a call reporting a hostile male armed with a gun inside an apartment at Wood Gardens. Officers responded and during the incident, one subject was shot in his hand. He was transported to UAB Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening injury.

FLAGS TO FLY, from front page

said Ivey, “protecting the people of Mobile. This senseless tragedy has sadly taken the life of yet another Mobile police officer, far too soon, and stands as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who wear the badge.” Per Ivey’s instruction flags will remain at halfstaff until Sunday at sundown.

Photo courtesy of Mobile Police Department

killed when the 1989 Chevrolet pickup he was driving collided with a 2018 Western Star Truck. Cagle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Western Star Truck was not injured.

29.2 mile marker, approximately five miles north of Double Springs. No further information is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Fatality on I-59 after pedestrian struck by a tractor trailer in Etowah County From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ETOWAH COUNTY — A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Etowah County on Tuesday.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marius M. Hillus, a 28-years-old man from Fayetteville, Ga., was struck and killed by a 1994 Peterbilt tractor trailer while

walking on I-59 at around 3:15 a.m. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate this incident.

Homicide investigation underway after dead man was discovered behind an East Lake home From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham police reported that the discovery of a dead body behind an East Lake home prompted a homicide

investigation in Birmingham. The man was found on Thursday, shortly after 1 p.m., behind a residence located at 7327 Second Ave. S., according to Sgt. Johnny Williams.

The victim has not been identified, but is an adult male. Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide investigators at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

Traffic accident in Blount County claims life of Oneonta man From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BLOUNT COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash in Blount County claimed the life of an Oneonta man on Friday just after 11:30 a.m., according to

the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. According to law enforcement, Lawrence Layne Woods, 59, was killed when the 2014 Nissan Rogue he was driving left the roadway on Blount County 29 and struck a tree.

Woods, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred four miles east of Oneonta. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate, officials said.

HARDEE’S, from front page

Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Hoover From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

WINSTON COUNTY –According to the Alabama State Troopers Office, a two-vehicle crash at 8:55 a.m. on Thursday in Winston County has claimed the life of

Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr has requested that the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency handle the investigation into the incident. Hoover Police are also conducting an internal investigation. Any further information will be released by ALEA.

Ron Mason, director of operations for HNI, LLC, which operates 41 Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. locations, told the Anniston Star that the company closed underperforming units as part of a restructuring plan in the Birmingham area market. Mason told the Star that all of the employees at the closed restaurants would be paid on their regular pay day and be offered jobs at other locations within the restaurant chain. He said the company is actively looking for sites for new Hard-

MOODY, from front page

tall and weighing 125 pounds. She has blond hair and blue eyes. Her last known address is at the 6000 block of Jasmine Court in Moody. If you recognize this suspect or know anything about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777. You will remain anonymous and the information you provide

to Crime Stoppers leading to the charge and arrest of an identified suspect could result in a cash reward.

ee’s locations. The Hardee’s restaurants in Trussville and Clay, as well as the location on Parkway East, remain open in the immediate area. The Trussville location recently made news when the restaurant received a health rating of 75 on a recent inspection by the Jefferson County Department of Health. On social media, many Pinson diners expressed disappointment in the closing while others commented on experiences of poor service. In Pinson, the closing

marked the loss of a second food choice for diners after Daylight Donuts also announced on Jan. 10 that the Pinson location was closing. “Important announcement: We want to notify our customers that unfortunately, Saturday will be our last day at this location,” was posted on the Facebook page for Daylight Donuts — Pinson. “As of now, we are regrouping and making the business strictly mobile. We will update when plans are established. Thank you to all who have supported us.”

PELL CITY, from front page

eyes. His last known address is at the 400 block of Jade Hill Drive in Pell City. If you recognize this suspect or know anything about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777. You will remain anonymous and the information you provide to Crime Stoppers leading to the charge and arrest of an

Courtesy of Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama

identified suspect could result in a cash reward.

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January 21-26 Scale Back Alabama Scale Back Alabama is a free statewide weight loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy with encouragement from a partner (only 2 to a team) and with the help of online modules. Both Carrington Medical Spa and St. Vincent’s Trussville are a Weigh in site for the 2019 Scale Back Alabama which kicks off this week, January 21-27. Teams that lose ten pounds each in the ten weeks are eligible to win $1000, $500 or $250. Individuals who meet the goal but aren’t eligible for the team prizes may win one of the 40 $100 prizes. Since the first contest in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds. Weigh out is scheduled for April 1-5. Register prior to weigh-in online at www.scalebackalabama.com. More information about the challenge including location information and weigh-in times can be found at www.scalebackalabama. com. January 23 Souper Supper Cooking Class Winter often brings a desire for comfort food and what better comfort food is there than hearty one pot meals brimming with vegetables and lean meat? Join Registered Dietitian, Donna Sibley, to learn how to quickly prepare some soups and stews that will become favorite meals that can be eaten for several days. Easy Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and Moroccan Stew are two recipes on the menu. The cost is $12/person. To register, please call 4086550 by January 21. Event is at St. Vincent’s Trussville starting at 11 a.m.

about giving your family a “Living Room Reset”. January 28 I Got A Ukulele For Christmas, Now What? Uke-A-Ladies Meet Up (Jam Sessions)All ages. Don’t be shy! If you’re a Female Ukulele and or Guitar Enthusiast who’s looking for a safe laid-back environment to play music, then this meet up is for you! We meet at the Trussville Public Library on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30pm. All you need is a Ukulele/Guitar and the desire to have fun. The structure will be friendly and welcoming. If you are not experienced or do not own a Ukulele yet, let us know! The library will provide a loaner ukulele. I will have chord charts and sheet music projected onto the big screen TV. We’ll have fun with youtube play-a-longs as well. You can bring your own favorite music to share with us too. We’ll teach each other! All skill levels are welcome. So, grab your uke and come have fun with us. There’s no cost to join the Uke-A-Ladies. Visit our site for more info about our meet ups. https://www.facebook. com/trussvilleukealadies. tamidalton If you have any questions contact me, Tami Dalton: tamurai@mindspring.com January 28 Bolton Book Club Adult Book Club – each month we will read a selection (fiction or non-fiction) and discuss. For the January meeting, we will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Contact the Adult Dept. if you need assistance getting the book (also available in Large Print, audiobook, and ebook formats) Register here: http://www.trussvillelibrary. com/adult/adult-events/. Call 655-2022 for more information.

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ings will be held by appointment. Results and interpretation in fifteen minutes with a simple finger stick. The cost is $20. Please call 4086550 to register for St. Vincent’s Trussville. February 2 Kyle Hannah Book Release Party Join Jumpmaster Press for the release of REIGN OF TERRA, Book II of the Tri-System Authority series. Local author Kyle Hannah will be at the library to discuss and sign copies of his new book. Books will be available for purchase. Event starts 11 - 3 p.m. at the Trussville Public Library. February 4 Neuroscience Cafe - The ABC’s of ALZ: Progress on Alzheimer’s The latest in Alzheimer’s research from the experts at UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. Neuroscience Cafe: UAB experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion and answer questions for the community. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Trussville Public Library. February 8 Carrington Medical Spa Lunch & Learn Join CMS on Feb. 8 to learn more about their newest skincare line - SkinBetter Science in Carrington Medical Spa’s Lunch & Learn. This fun event begins during the lunch hour from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Carrington Medical Spa. Hurry, spots are limited to 20 people! Lots of exciting things included for those who register including lunch, free travel products, skincare consults and a skincare raffle. Register by calling 205.508.5723 to reserve your spot. Cost is $50 and can be used towards purchase of products.

February 16 Boy Scout Pine Straw Sale Trussville Boy Scout Troop 216, sponsored by Trussville Park & Recreation Department, is having it’s annual Fundraiser of selling Pine Straw on Feb 16 at Realty South at 428 Main St. in Trussville from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 16 Red Shoe Run Join us on March 16, 2019 at the 15th Annual Red Shoe Run benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama! The Red Shoe Run will include a Rockin’ 5K course, 1 Mile course, and a celebratory block party following the run/walk. The event will be held in beautiful Downtown Birmingham, starting and ending just outside the Ronald McDonald House. Get your team together and register to walk, run, and fundraise at https:// www.redshoerun-bham.org/. Event begins at 8 a.m. ONGOING Georgiana Davis Masonic Lodge Georgiana Davis Masonic Lodge No. 338 in Trussville meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on

the 2nd/4th Monday at 190 Beechnut St., Trussville. For information, call Bruce Phillips at 205-4852. Cahawba Art Association meetings The Cahawba Art Association meets the 2nd Monday 6 p.m. at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Trussville. For info call 661-0517.

Springville meets at the Smokin’ Grill at 85 Purple Heart Boulevard on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Republican Women of Trussville The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Three Earred Rabbit in Trussville with meet and greet beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact cherylamathews@ gmail.com or www.rwot.com.

The Joyful Jammers The Joyful Jammers are looking for people to join us who enjoy playing Southern Appalachian folk music and hymns. Dulcimers, psalteries, spoons, and all types of acoustical stringed instruments are welcome. We are part of the Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association (SADA). We meet each Thursday from 6-8pm at the First Baptist Church Trussville, AL. For more information and room location, contact E. Maddox at 205-542-0076.

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O b i t u a ry

Margie “Ruth” Simmons Davis

Margie "Ruth" Simmons Davis, age 90, of Trussville, Alabama, went home to her Lord on January 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Grady Davis; their stillborn son, Barry Jonathan Davis; her parents, John and Lizzie Simmons; and her brother, Milford Simmons. She is survived by her children, Mark (Doris) Davis and Candi Davis DeBardelaben; grandchildren Drew DeBardelaben, Sara (Nick) Lichwick, and Kyle (Ariel) DeBardelaben; two great-grandchildren Davis Lichwick and Freya DeBardelaben; siblings Thomas (Fay) Simmons and JoAnn (Aubry) Nabers; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Ruth retired from Mayo Tire Company. She joined the First Baptist Church of Trussville in the early 1980s and participated in the Women's Missionary Union as a faithful supporter of the charitable works of the church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed singing in the church choir, and traveling with the senior adults while she enjoyed good health. She was a dedicated member of the Beacon Sunday School class, a group of plucky widows.  Those who knew Ruth best will remember she was a "Heidi Tidy" who didn't like clutter. Therefore, instead of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the First Baptist Church Trussville library or the Big Oak Ranch in Springville, AL. The family would also appreciate any notes with a memory you have of Ruth for her great-grandchildren. Please send to 154 Sandy Hollow Drive NW, Madison, AL 35757. A funeral service for Ruth will be held at 12 noon on January 16th at Jefferson Memorial Chapel in Trussville. Visitation will be held two hours prior. Reverend Bobby Erwin is officiating.

14, 1936 ~ january 14, 2019 (age 82)

Mary Reaves McLeod, 82, passed away on January 14, 2019 after her courageous battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, James C. and Rose Reaves, sisters, Joyce Harland and Barbara Etheridge and her son, Joseph C. Kimbrough, Sr.. Mary is survived by her brother, Dave Reaves, son, Jim Kimbrough (Monica); grandchildren, Amanda Kimbrough, Christy Kimbrough, Joseph C. Kimbrough, Jr. (Jennifer) and Christina Kimbrough Folse along with her six great grandchildren and numerous lifetime friends. She attended West End High School and worked in the grocery business until her retirement. Nannie spent the remainder of her life loving and caring for her grandchildren and cheering on her Crimson Tide. Services will be on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2 PM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be an hour prior to services. The burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

Wilda Wilson september

27, 1930 ~ january 14, 2019 (age 88)

Wilda Hollen Wilson, 88, of Hoover AL, passed away January 14, 2019. She was born September 27, 1930 to Fred H. and Audra F. Hollen, in Ten Mile, West Virginia. Wilda attended Buckhannon High School and Fairmont State College before moving to Washington DC to work for the Department of the Navy in Naval Intelligence. It was there that she met her future husband, a Naval Officer, Joseph Wilson (Capt., Retired), and married two years later. Wilda raised four children while moving every couple of years, living in numerous locations throughout the United States and in Seoul Korea. Wilda enjoyed traveling in the Far East, bird watching, doll collecting, being with family, playing with her 8 grand and 3 great grandchildren, and playing with her pet dog and cats. Wilda was a woman of faith who loved her family and was blessed with a multitude of friends. Wilda is survived in death by her Sister, Geraldine Hollen of Stowe WV; sons, Michael Wilson of Slidell, LA; Stephen Wilson and wife, Lisa, of Madison, AL; daughters, Patricia Mills of Hoover, AL; Sandra Doucette and husband, Richard, of Alabaster, AL; grandchildren: Brett, Wayne, Trevor, Lindsey, Andrew, Bryan, Joey and Michael; and great grandchild, Carter, Avery, and Brady. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a gift, in memory of Wilda, to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. The funeral for Wilda will be held at Jefferson Memorial Chapel 1591 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL 35235 on January 19th at 2:00 p.m. The visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Entombment will immediately follow the chapel service.

Joseph Gann april


28, 1950 ~ january 16, 2019 (age 68)

Claude Barry Beasley, age 68 of Birmingham, AL passed away on January 16, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Beasley and his grandson, Justin Dale Beasley. He is survived by his wife, Bridget Beasley; children, Thomas Dale Beasley (Tammy), Stacy McDonald (Darrell), Eric Strickland (Bobbie), Scottie Cole (Shannon), Jason Simmons (Angie) and Charles Simmons (Lisa); sisters, Ann Schniper (Steve), Rebecca Jackson and Jan Demarcus (Louis); brothers, Hoyt Beasley (Wanda) and Gary Beasley (Lisa); grandchildren, Joseph, Cameron, Dayton, Scottie, Drake, Morgan, Will Gavin and Shane; great grandchildren, Justin and Brayden and several nieces and nephews. Services will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10 AM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be an hour prior to services. The burial will be at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. Rev. Dallas Culver will be officiating over the services. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

Melissa Wilborn january 9, 1958 ~ january 16, 2019 (age 61)

Mary McLeod february

Claude Barry Beasley

Melissa Ann Wilborn passed away peacefully on January 16, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Jackie Kimbrough. Melissa leaves behind a son, Travis Wilborn; brother, Robert Kimbrough and sister, Linda Crenshaw (Henry) and a host of nieces and nephews. Melissa enjoyed hanging out with her Erwin High School girls, and spending most of her time spoiling her dogs Zippy, Annabelle, Bailey, and Sophie. Melissa will be laid to rest at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Trussville on Monday, January 21st 10:00 a.m. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 20th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Autism Awareness Foundation in Melissa’s name.

Michael Dodd august

9, 1952 ~ january 17, 2019 (age 66)

Michael Kelley Dodd, age 66, of Birmingham passed away on January 17, 2019. Mr. Dodd graduated from Erwin High School in 1970. He attended the University of Alabama where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Mr. Dodd was survived by his loving wife, of 44 years, Cindy Dodd; his two sons, John Dodd (Paige) and Samuel Dodd (Lindsay); sister, Julie Moore (James); brother, Steve Dodd (Virginia); nieces, Whitney Shea (Andrew), Leslie Goins (Paul) and Haney Fiedler (Charlie); nephews, Taylor Moore (Sanji) and Will Dodd. Family and friends will gather at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21st.

Willie Ruth Horsley august

8, 1922 ~ january 19, 2019 (age 96)

Willie Ruth Horsley, age 96, of Birmingham went home to be with her Lord on January 19, 2018. Born August 8, 1922, to John and Letha Deloach, she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother John Deloach, her husband of 72 years Rev. Ethridge D. Horsley, and daughter-in-law Elaine Horsley. She is survived by her sons, Rick Horsley, Bobby Horsley (Connie), and Don Horsley (Gloria). Known as Merner to her grandchildren, she leaves behind seven grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. As a faithful pastor’s wife, she labored alongside her husband in numerous ways at each of the churches they served. She could be found working with babies, senior adults, and everything in between. The thing she loved most, however, was music. Whether singing in the choir or playing the piano with family gathered around, there was always a song in her heart and music in the air. This same love of music was instilled in many of her children and grandchildren. After her husband’s retirement from the ministry, she continued to use her musical gifts in the choir at South Roebuck Baptist Church, until she could physically no longer attend. But she never quit singing. She will be missed greatly by her family and her many friends. She was a wonderful Mom and grandmother, who loved her Lord and all of her family unconditionally. We were blessed to be able to call her “Mom” and “Merner. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, January 23, at 10am at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville.

16, 1944 ~ january 18, 2019 (age 74)

Joseph Joe Frank Gann, age 74, of Birmingham, AL passed away on January 18, 2019. Joe graduated from Banks High School in 1962. After high school he attended Livingston University and graduated in 1968. Years later he began studying at UAB and graduate with his masters in 1981. Joe became a member of the Free Masons and Zamora Shrine in 1987. He retired from the Board of Education in 1999. He was an educator for over 35 years. Joe enjoyed scuba diving for over 40 years and for 14 years served as a scuba diving instructor. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. Gann and Lucille Gann, and one nephew, Shane Watts. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Gann; sister, Margaret Harris; his grandchildren, Madison and Hayden. He also leaves behind many, many friends and extended family. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd from 5PM until 7PM at Jefferson Memorial in Trussville. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 24th at Jefferson Memorial Gardens at 1PM. Brother Doug Owen will preside over the service.

Merle Ballenger september

18, 1924 ~ january 19, 2019 (age 94)

Mr. Merle Ballenger, 94, of Birmingham passed away on January 19, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Polly Ray Ballenger; children, Curtis Ballenger and Diane Hardman; grandchild, Darren Hardman and Dawn Hardman; and great-grandchild, Drew Hardman. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville. The funeral service will begin from the funeral home chapel at 12:00pm with James Lan

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New federal judges in Alabama – future legacy By Steve Flowers Regardless of what happens in Donald Trump’s administration over the next two years, he will have a proven record of success as President especially if you are a conservative American. One of, if not the most important accomplishment of any president is the opportunity to appoint a United States Supreme Court Justice. Folks, Trump has appointed and gotten confirmed two members of the Supreme Court in two years. This is a remarkable achievement. Justices Neal Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh will have an immense impact on American laws and values for more than likely over two decades, long after Donald Trump is dead and gone. Both Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are young, in their early 50s and will be a part of many landmark rulings that will profoundly affect American

public policy. Trump’s selection of these two extremely well qualified jurists were wise ones, both are exceptionally groomed and scripted to be outstanding Justices. They are considered mainstream, moderate conservatives with the perfect educational and judicial background and experience. Kavanaugh’s confirmation was more controversial because his choice is a pivotal swing vote on the Court that tilts the Court to a conservative majority. Gorsuch was an even swap, a conservative for a conservative. He replaced conservative Justice Anton Scalia. Kavanaugh’s appointment was critical. The liberal Democrats had to go to the wall and declare all out war by whatever means to derail and delay the Kavanaugh confirmation. The Court swung to becoming a conservative tribunal with Kavanaugh. The Court had four

liberals and four conservatives. Kavanaugh replaced the swing vote on the Court, Anthony Kennedy. Therefore, the Court is now five conservatives to four liberals. Make no doubt about it, the confirmation of a Supreme Court Judge is very political. The liberals had to resort to extreme measures to preserve the possibility that the Republicans could lose their control of the U.S. Senate which, gives consent to a President’s SCOTUS appointments. In today’s extremely partisan politics, lines are drawn and there are no prisoners kept, both sides go for the jugular vein. Therefore, the only way for Trump to be successful in his garnering the placement of two conservative justices is because he has a Republican majority Senate with some very adroit veteran GOP Senate leaders like Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley and Richard Shelby

Steve Flowers Inside the Statehouse paving the way. Speaking of our Senior Senator, Richard Shelby, he has masterminded and orchestrated a legendary coup of his own when it comes to our U.S. Federal Judges in Alabama. In conjunction with the Trump administration, Shelby has placed six new Federal Judges in Alabama, all young and conservative. This Shelby/

Trump triumph has secured a two to three decade dominance of conservative federal judges in the Heart of Dixie. During the Obama years at least six federal judgeships became vacant in Alabama. President Obama appointed replacements but Senator Shelby and our former Senator Jeff Sessions sat on them and refused to allow them to be confirmed. These seats have remained vacant due to partisan gamesmanship. Shelby and Sessions were hoping that a day would come when there would be a Republican President and they could place these lifetime appointments into conservative hands. That day miraculously arrived last January. Senator Shelby and his former Chief of Staff and now BCA President, Katie Britt, spent the entire year of 2018 interviewing, vetting and selecting these judges to assure that they were young, conservative,

qualified, and confirmable. They have indeed accomplished this lifetime feat for Alabama. Liles Burke and Anne Marie Axon are the two new judges for the Northern District. Emily Marks and Andrew Brasher will join conservative Chief Judge William Keith Watkins in the Middle District. The Southern District will have two new Trump-Shelby appointees in Terry Moorer and Jeffrey Beaverstock. Senator Richard Shelby has further enhanced his legacy for decades to come and has placed an indelible stamp on the federal judiciary in Alabama with these judicial appointees. See you next week. Steve Flowers is Alabama’s leading political columnist. His weekly column appears in more than 60 Alabama newspapers. He served 16 years in the state legislature. Steve may be reached at www.steveflowers. us.

Practicing politics at a high level By Lee H. Hamilton Over a lifetime in politics, I’ve met a lot of interesting, impressive politicians. But those I truly admired were men and women who were adept at the arts both of politics and legislating — a rare combination of talents. They’re a reminder these days of what consummate skill looks like. Wilbur Mills, a Democrat from Arkansas who chaired the House Ways and Means Committee, was a master of legislative detail. When Mills was on the floor, it was never really an equal debate, because his grasp

Lee H. Hamilton of the internal revenue code was so overwhelming. Jim Wright of Texas and Hale Boggs of Louisiana, also both Democrats, were great orators with vibrant, unique

voices. They seldom referred to notes, but I suspect they practiced — the chuckle in the right place, the extended pause at the perfect moment. Edith Green, a Democrat from Oregon, was a potent force behind Title IX, the 1972 law that did so much to end sex discrimination in education. Green, too, was a highly effective debater, who had a keen sense of when the time was right to wage a fight. She paved the way for many talented women who followed her. Charlie Halleck of Indiana and H.R. Gross of Iowa, both


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Republican, were parliamentary masters who could stall or just plain defeat legislation by the adroit use of just the right parliamentary maneuver. John Anderson of Illinois served as the principal Republican voice at a time when the GOP was in the minority. He was a powerful debater and took delight in verbal combat, while making plain his devotion to the nation. You couldn’t call Tip O’Neill, the legendary Speaker of the House from Massachusetts, a great orator. But he was a truly great politician. He had a knack for putting people

at ease, calming tensions, and softening debates. Mike Mansfield, the Senate Majority Leader from Montana, had similar gifts. He was decent, humble, fair-minded, and spread credit to everyone around him while taking none for himself. Finally, Speaker Carl Albert of Oklahoma somehow managed to unite northeastern liberals and southern conservatives in his party. They opposed one another in ideology and culture, yet Albert often reconciled the irreconcilable with grace and insight. He listened patiently to people, try-

ing to understand their points of view, patch things up, and find even the tiniest plot of ground for consensus. Next: What they all had in common. Lee Hamilton is a Senior Advisor for the Indiana University Center on Representative Government; a Distinguished Scholar of the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies; and a Professor of Practice, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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A fresh look at Simon Peter The apostle Peter has become something of a joke in our churches today. He’s often presented as an overenthusiastic oaf, like the Dwight Schrute of the twelve apostles. We like the stories about Peter because his impulsiveness is familiar and comforting. But there is great depth to the character of Simon Peter. Simon the son of John was a reliable man who took care of his family. He was born in Bethsaida, but by the time of Christ lived in Capernaum with his brother Andrew, his wife and his mother-in-law – yes, Peter was married! Perhaps he and his wife moved to look af-

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ter her mother. Simon was a fisherman. He

and his brother were partners with Zebedee and his sons, James and John. Zebedee and his family were the money while Simon ran the day-today operations. This fishing enterprise had multiple boats and employees, and Simon was in charge of them all. He is the one who commands the boats to put out, to lower the nets, and so forth. He first met Jesus when his brother introduced Him as someone who might be the Messiah. Simon probably only agreed to meet Jesus as a favor to his brother. The next time Simon saw Jesus was when the Teacher climbed into his boat

so He could teach the crowd without being crushed. Simon obliged by putting out a little from the shore, but then after the sermon, Jesus wanted to go fishing! Exasperated, Simon explained that they had caught nothing all night, but out of respect for Jesus he’d lower the nets one more time. They caught so many fish two boats could barely hold them all. Simon was overcome by this. He realized that his pride had almost kept him from a great blessing at the word of Jesus. He was a hard worker, a self-made man. But he had to recognize that he could not rely on his own effort when it came

to matters of sin and salvation. The next time Peter saw Jesus, the Savior called out and said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Simon Peter left everything and followed Jesus Christ, even (eventually) to his own death. Did Peter say some foolish things that make us chuckle sometimes? Yes. But he was also a dependable, industrious man. He labored to support his family, he worried about taxes and he tried hard to get ahead. But Peter learned that effort can only take you so far. Pride eats away at even the most worthy of us. Don’t let the nets and boats of your life keep you

bound up. Are you afraid of what God might ask you to do? Don’t be. God doesn’t want you to abandon your skills and virtues, He wants to redeem them and redirect them for something eternal. Peter might have lived a good life without Jesus, but with Him? He changed the world. Tyler Warner is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Trussville. CCT currently meets on Sunday morning at 9:30am, in the Cahaba Room of the Hilton-Garden Inn on 3230 Edwards Lake Pkwy. Listen to Tyler’s verse-by-verse Bible teaching at CalvaryChapelTrussville.com.

Kids talk about God: Why did God make us? BY Carey Kinsolving and Friends Why Did God Make Us? "God made us because he was tired of seeing dinosaurs on the world," says Austin, age 7. "He didn't like the dinosaurs," adds Colton, 6. Are you guys saying we're God's Plan B? Think again. "I think God created us because God thought we would be special, and it turns out we are special!" says Chelsea, 8. Now, we're on the right track. Being created in God's image is as special as it gets. "I think God made us because he was bored of just sitting up in heaven looking down at nothing," says Jordan, 10. The Scriptures portray God as full and overflowing with life. We are the ones who succumb to boredom when we try

to live apart from the One who is the source of life. Describing those who trust in God, King David wrote: "They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your pleasures" (Psalm 36:8). Wait a minute. Isn't God against pleasure? Wrong. "I think God made us because he wanted to see somebody playing and having fun," says Sara, 8. King David danced, leaped and shouted before the Ark of the Covenant as he brought it back to Jerusalem. When was the last time you saw people so filled with the Lord's life that they danced, leaped and shouted before the Lord? Probably never. That's why God called David a man after his own heart.

We try to squeeze a few drops of pleasure out of life while God waits with a river of pleasure for all who trust him. We settle for too little pleasure when we try to make ourselves the center of the universe. "God has created all things for his own pleasure, but not in the sense of selfish gratification, but in the sense of purposeful and meaningful activity," writes Bible scholar G.W. Bromiley. God created us because "he wanted someone to play with," says Sarah, 7, or "to talk and walk with him," says Carri, 9. After Adam and Eve sinned, they hid from God when they heard him "walking in the garden." It appears that "walking and talking" were things God did regularly with Adam and Eve. "God created us to rule the Earth," says Katharyn, 9. "He

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also wanted us (or Adam) to name the animals. He needed us to take care of the fruit tree. He also wanted us to pray to Him and to be with Him." Some people associate work with the curse God placed on the ground after Adam and Eve sinned. Before

Adam sinned, however, God told him to "tend and keep" the garden. God intended for people created in his image to rule over the Earth in perfect harmony with his will (Genesis 1:26). "God made us for his own glory," says Cody, 7, or "to live in his glory," concludes Ross, 11. On the night before Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice for our sins, he offered a prayer regarding his Father's glory "that they [that is, Jesus' disciples] may be one just as we [Jesus speaking of himself and his Father] are one" (John 17:22). Jesus revealed the eternal glory, oneness and love that he had always enjoyed with his Father. They, and those after them who entered into that eternal fellowship, would nev-

er be the same. Point to ponder: God made us for his glory and pleasure. Scripture to remember: "At your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11). Question to consider: From what do you derive your purpose and pleasure? "Kids Talk About God" is written and distributed by Carey Kinsolving. To access free, online "Kids Color Me Bible" books, "Mission Explorers" videos, a new children's musical, and all columns in a Bible Lesson Archive, visit www. KidsTalkAboutGod.org.

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Carrington Medical Spa helps Trussville commit to healthy living with Scale Back Alabama By Tanna M. Friday For The Tribune

On Monday, Jan. 15, CMS joined organizations across the state in one of the Alabama’s largest weight loss and physical activity competitions, Scale Back Alabama (SBA), helping residents commit or (RE-commit) to a healthier lifestyle. This annual awareness campaign hosted by the Alabama Hospital Association, the Alabama Department of Public Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama targets the growing rate of obesity in Alabama. “We want to in front of this movement to ensure better health for Trussville and surrounding residents,” Dr. Liliya Slutsker said. “It is my desire to be the heart of the community in fighting obesity and supporting healthy lifestyles. It is our mission.” CMS has been in Trussville since October of 2017 and its mission is fighting the obesity problem.

TRUSSVILLE — January 2019 brings new resolutions for healthy living and for some, weight loss. One Trussville Business has echoed a new mantra for Trussville and surrounding residents to promote healthy living - New Year, New You. Tucked on the left on Highway 11 is Carrington Medical Spa which is a community-oriented medical facility that provides a comprehensive weight management program under the direction of a licensed physician, Dr. Liliya Slutsker. The clinic provides a non-invasive medical approach to weight loss by conducting body composition and metabolic rate analysis, genetic testing, dietary guidance and pharmacotherapy that keep patients on the path to healthy living. CMS also offers aesthetics services and skin care.

“It is a difficult task for many primary care physicians to address a patient’s weight problem in a regular office setting because this issue is just too sensitive for some patients to discuss and time is limited,” Slutsker said. “Because of these constraints, I feel compelled to address these health issues by starting a weight management clinic in my own neighborhood that allows me to help my friends and neighbors.” Alabama is currently ranked third in adult obesity with a rate of 35.7 percent. Since SBA began in January 2007, the total number of pounds lost statewide is 1.35 million with over 317,000 participants in Alabama. With Scale Back Alabama, participants can not only set a goal to lose weight and get healthier but offers incentives to those who win big. This year’s 9-week competition began with weigh-

in week, January 21-27. The competition is free, and participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Alabama. Teams and individuals who return for a final weigh-in during the week of April 2–8 and succeed in losing at least 10 pounds qualify to win a share of $14,500 in cash prizes. Teams are made up of two people (no more, no less). To register, visit scalebackalabama.com/project/ register or via the Scale Back Alabama app (only one registration per team of two). If possible, print the registration confirmation page and visit Carrington Medical Spa, located at 8178 Gadsden Highway, Suite 112, Trussville, during weigh-in week on January 21-25 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (take registration confirmation with you) and Sat. Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

New Year new you: top resolutions for heart health As we embark on a new year, consider making resolutions specific to your heart health: 1. Know Your Risk Factors - Understanding what your risk factors are that would contribute to heart disease is a first step to beginning a heart-healthy lifestyle. There are certain factors that you CAN’T change: Age, Gender, Heredity & Race/Ethnicity. Then, there are factors that you CAN change: cholesterol, diet, exercise, smoking, weight, diabetes, blood pressure and stress. 2. Know Your Numbers - See your primary care physician regularly. If heart disease runs in your family, keep your eye on your numbers more closely. Work with your doctor to improve numbers that are not normal. “Blood pressure and cholesterol guidelines have changed recently” according to Dr. Jason Thompson, a board certified cardiologist at Birmingham Heart Clinic. “Goal blood pressure is now less than 130/80

mmHg. Patients with heart disease should keep their cholesterol less than 70.” 3. Obtain a Healthy

Weight - The impact losing weight can have on your health is significant. If you do not know your ideal weight, ask your







doctor. 4. Eat for Heart Health -The foods you eat have a large impact on your health. Choose a diet

that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol. Be sure to include whole grains, vegetables and fruits and cut

down on the fast food. 5. Get Moving - Exercise can help decrease your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Every day, aim for 10-20 minutes of walking or some other moderate-intensity activity. Once you get in the habit, you will feel much better. 6. Get Enough Sleep - Are you sleeping 7-8 hours a night? Poor sleep over the long term has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Get the rest your body needs. 7. Quit Smoking & Avoid Second Hand Smoke People who smoke are up to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than non-smokers. There are tips for quitting smoking on the American Heart Association website. *Stats here from American Heart Association. (For more information or for an appointment at Birmingham Heart Clinic, please call (205) 856-2284 or visit us at Birminghamheart.com)

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Last month we reached out to young readers and writers asking “What if my snowman turned into Frosty?” These are their submissions. DeDe’s Book Rack has partnered with The Trussville Tribune to award two $5 gift cards each week. Winners will be announced each Friday following the paper’s release on Wednesday via email. Winners will pick up gift certificate at DeDe’s Book Rack in Trussville. Each month, The Trussville Tribune invites students to submit stories to Tribune Kids for their own special column. The list of the upcoming topics will help you plan. Please also try these guidelines in order for students to have a better chance of having their writings published. Please send all writings to tribunekids@gmail.com or bring to The Tribune located at 190 Main Street, Trussville.



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GUIDELINES 1. Keep length between 50 and 100 words. 2. Follow directions for the topic. Creativity is great but is the entry on topic? 3. Make sure all entries are legible. 4. Include students’ name, school, grade and parent’s email on each entry submitted. 5. Screen for appropriateness. We try to avoid potentially embarrassing entries, but sometimes it is not obvious. Note: Parents or teachers should include a note if an entry is exceptional for a particular student that might not otherwise stand out.

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Titus Blakeley 4th Grade Cahaba Elementary

Tate Bamberg 4th Grade Cahaba Elementary

John Paul Amari 4th Grade Cahaba Elementary

If my snowman turned into Frosty I would have a very jolly day. First, I would go sledding over hills and through the woods, then do it backwards and then find a new rough to go on. The I would have a snowball fight, I think he’d do good. Then we’d goin to the woods and try to find a snow bunny or snow owls. Then find a good place for hide and seek, I think he’d be good (at that) too. Last thing I’d do is have some warm hot chocolate, then games before bed. Amazing day filled with fun!

What if my snow man turned into Frosty? I would make a snow fort so we could fight the fighters. We could have a snow ball fight so when a snowball hits him, he will grow big! We could skate on ice, so if he falls, he won’t hurt because he is made of snow! If Frosty was my snowman I would play with him all day.

When my snowman turned to Frosty, we had a great time. First thing we did was go sledding. It was fun because every time we went down the hill Frosty got bigger. Second thing we did was eat snow cones iin the North Pole. It was also fun because every time Frosty’s snow cone dripped on him he turned a different color. The last thing we did was have the world’s biggest snowball fight. This was my favorite thing because so many different people came, it was on the news. There were so many great times with my snowman Frosty.

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Stella Jones 4th Grade Cahaba Elementary

Abbi Parker 4th Grade Cahaba Elementary

If my snowman turned into Frosty, we would play all day! The first thing I would do is ask him if I could do a piggy back ride on him. It would be really cold. The next thing is my mom would not want a snowman in our house because water would be everywhere! That also means we would have to have hot coco and all of that outside. The last thing I would do is who him my dog Vinny. I want to see both of their reactions! What kind of things would you do with Frosty for a day?

If my snowman turned into Frosty, I would ask Frosty to take me to the Northern Lights. I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights. Another thing I’d ask Frosty to do is take me to a hockey game. I have seen it on TV, but in real life it would be a blast! The last thing Frosty and I would do is take me down a hill (like in the movie). I want to do that and that would be a great opportunity to do it. I would love if my snowman turned into Frosty.

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Huskies' Coach Jeff Schrupp wins Assistant Coach of the Year

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE— Huskies' Assistant Baseball Coach Jeff Schrupp was selected as the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year. The Alabama Baseball Coaches Association selects Head Coach of the Year for each classification in the state,but the assistant coach selection covers all classifications. "It is a huge honor," Schrupp said. "Out of all of the great coaches in all classifications, it is something I don't take for granted. I thank the players and their parents, as well, for letting us just take a little bit of their time and their support is truly amazing."

Schrupp, who has been the assistant coach with Head Baseball Coach Jeff Mauldin, believes that their connection and success comes from stability and trust. Mauldin served as the head baseball coach at Clay-Chalkville and Pelham before his current stint with the Huskies and has had Schrupp alongside him in the dugout at every stop. "Its like a match made in heaven," Schrupp said. "I've been truly blessed to be with a coach that trusts me as much as he does. We've been together on the field so long our wives even joke and say we're perfect matches because of how well we work together." Coach Mauldin spoke extremely high of his longtime assistant and dear friend. "Coach Schrupp has been with me since the 90s, and with his knowledge of the game and his expertise with the hitting and the infield have been a blessing," Mauldin said. "Having him out there is like having another head coach. I know that he's going to handle the hitting and infield work and have them perform at a high level so he makes the team that much better. He's been like my offen-

sive coordinator." The Huskies 2018 season ended on the losing side of the state championship series, but the two have celebrated championship winning seasons with the 2016 Huskies and in 2003 with Clay-Chalkville. "You can see that no matter where we have gone, the success has been there and I know I couldn't do it without him," Mauldin said. “(Shcrupp) is a wonderful teacher and there's a certain peace that I have whenever he's out there on the field. His teaching and coaching is a direct reflection of our performance on the field." Teaching is also a big factor off the field for Coach Schrupp. He serves as the head of the social studies department at the high school, as well as teaching AP World History and AP Government. "I take tremendous pride in my academic setting, as well as the baseball field,” Schrupp said. "My time as a coach will eventually come to an end, but my legacy will hopefully be something bigger than just baseball. My classes are rigorous, but my students know that I give them my all and they've done well and their scores reflect that."

Pinson honors 8U Football Team By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune PINSON — The Pinson 8U Football team was honored by the Pinson City Council on Thursday. Mayor Hoyt Sanders presented a resolution before the council to recognize the team for an outstanding season in which they placed second overall with the United Youth Football of Alabama. “Whereas extracurricular activities such as sports allow young people the opportunity to learn the valuable skills of teamwork and cooperation while developing their athletic talent,” Sanders said, “whereas to become a winner in a given sport team members much excel in such skills and abilities, commit many hours to practice and devote effort and self-discipline, and whereas the 2018 Pinson Youth Sports League 8U Football team had an exceptional season placing second overall in the United Youth Football of Alabama,

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and whereas this team represented Pinson youth sports, the city of Pinson and all of Jefferson County with superior skills and a sportsmanlike manner, now be it resolved that the mayor and the council desire to recognize the coaches and team members for their outstanding work and dedication to the 2018 season.” The council passed the resolution unanimously. After the resolution was adopted, the name of each team member was read aloud and Sanders presented a cer-

tificate to each player that was present. 8U Football Coach Jeremy Evans said a few words about the team’s drive to never stop improving. “We fought, we changed, we dug in deep,” Evans said. Evans summed up everybody’s feelings about Pinson’s 8U Football team. “This is a great team,” Evans said. “We’re looking forward for the future of these young guys right here because we’re going to be something special.”

Clay-Chalkville's Willie Miller and Brock Bethea announce college commitments

By Damian Mitchell Sports Editor CLAY — Clay-Chalkville quarterback Willie Miller and offensive lineman Brock Bethea announced their college commitments to continue their football playing days. Miller, three-year starting quarterback for the Cougars, announced that he has committed to Tennesee Tech University. He finished his career with a 30-9 record and helped the Cougars land a spot in back-toback playoff semifinal appear-

Tennessee-Chattanooga over offers from Florida-Atlantic, Western Carolina and Eastern Kentucky, among others.

Brock Bethea will dominate opposing defensive lineman playing for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

ances in 2017 and 2018. Bethea announced he will continue his career as a Moc at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He chose

Clay-Chalkville quarterback Willie Miller will continue playing football at Tennessee Tech. (Photo Credit Ron Burkett/ Trussville Tribune)

Springville boys' basketball: Head coach Jeff Smith on 500 wins and 2019 success Damian Mitchell Sports Editor SPRINGVILLE— The 2019 Springville Tigers boys' basketball 57-36 victory over Pell City on Jan. 18 not only gave the 19-2 Tigers another win but also gave head coach Jeff Smith his 500th career win. "I just feel so blessed to have reached that mark," he said. Smith did not take all the credit for this great accomplishment and recognized the people that have been there throughout his tenure. "The players and coaches that I've had the privilege to coach and be around, they

All Smiles: Tigers coach Jeff Smith having fun with a referee in his 500th career win as head coach of Springville

all have a piece to add to this." Smith said. "I have to mention my wife Donna, she's been with me along the way... for 34 years she's been there and without her support it would've been a lot harder."

The coach shared that familiarity and being home grown helped him out as well. "I have players on my team now whose dad I've coached and it feels just like family." Smith said. Springville celebrated senior night against Oneonta on Jan 20. with a 71-59 victory over the Redskins. Senior guard Max Harrison led all scorers with 20 points. Harrison, along with seniors Aaron Byars, Brandon Daniels, Justin Bromley, Cameron Bonner, Cameron Isabell and Timothy Clark were honored before the game and Smith believes his senior leadership and drive is what has led them to their success so far this season.

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