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Alabama enjoys 4 percent growth in home sales during 3Q

By Bryan Davis, Alabama News Center  Alabama residential sales during the third quarter of 2016 continued to improve, up 3.7 percent compared to the same period a year earlier. Total sales of 15,032 units represent the best third quarter since 2007. With that said, third-quarter sales are still 9.8 percent below the quarterly peak established in 2005, when 16,674 units were sold. Home sales rose in the thir ...

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Serving up a helping of home-cooked meals

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune  TRUSSVILLE -- Going into the restaurant business would be a breeze, especially since Sherry Merrifield already had everything she’d need from her the catering business she’d been nurturing for years, right? Wrong. “I laugh and tell everybody that catering and the restaurant world are two totally different things,” Merrifield said. “We thought we knew what we were doing when we ...

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Craft-astic: Clay craft supply store growing

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune CLAY -- Paul Pitts has been in the outdoor sign industry for more than 30 years. His business has been something he loved for each of those years. One day, however, Paul began getting phone calls about something a little unusual. The callers were looking for materials to use with their home vinyl machines. That’s when he and his wife April decided to open a retail store to sell ...

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Local realtor gives back by teaming up with Homes for Heroes

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – After two decades working in law enforcement, when it was time for a career change, Trussville relator Anthony McPherson set out to make a difference in the lives of those who serve the community. McPherson worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and after sustaining an arm injury, was put on “light duty.” It was during this time McPherson pursued getting his re ...

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Alabama Workforce Council announces initiative to streamline hiring process

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune BIRMINGHAM -- The Alabama Workforce Council announced Tuesday a new initiative to assist employers, job seekers and students in streamlining the hiring process. The initiative, know as “Alabama Works”, launched a website Tuesday that will seamlessly link employers with potential employees based on their training. “The Alabama Workforce Council and our partners are focused on he ...

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Amerex recognized by State Department for emergency supply of firefighting foam

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Amerex division was recently recognized by the State Department for its emergency supply of firefighting foam to Iraq. [caption id="attachment_20219" align="alignleft" width="300"] An expansion is coming for Trussville-based Amerex Corporation.file photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] An emergency response request for firefighting foam to battle oil and sulphur fires in Iraq wa ...

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The Birmingham News to close downtown print facility

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --The Birmingham News plans to close their downtown printing press and sell the property, according press release from Alabama Media Group. The three day a week publication will outsource printing to Atlanta. The Huntsville Times, which was also printed in Birmingham, will be printed in Nashville. The company said the decision was made to reduce cost and ...

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DeDe’s Book Rack fosters love of books in community

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – From a dream to a reality, DeDe’s Book Rack has been servicing the downtown Trussville area for more than a year. Owner Debra McCarley worked for Books a Million for about eight years, fostering her love of books and reading into a career, which has transformed into a dream job. “Everyone has a dream, and this is my happy place,” McCarley said. “I never thought about use ...

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Vulcan Termite and Pest Control brings five decades of experience to area

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. has been providing pest control to Alabamians since 1965. The family owned and operated company is based out of Pelham, but they offer pest control all over Alabama, including to the Trussville, Leeds, Pinson and Margaret areas. The company offers general termite and pest control servicing, but can also address specific problems with ...

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Trussville Health and Rehab to host grand opening Thursday

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Trussville Health and Rehabilitation Center is open and accepting rehab patients and long-term residents. ProHealth Group Inc., which owns Trussville Health and Rehabilitation center, assumed control over the facility after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ordered the previous operator, Golden Living-Trussville, to close the facility. Trussville Health and ...

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