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Heaven Cent Thrift Store offers goods in Center Point, supports pro-life groups

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune CENTER POINT – “We’ve had just about anything you can imagine,” Bill Fortenberry, store manager at Heaven Cent Thrift Store in Center Point, said. The thrift business seems to run in the family as he, his parents and his brothers operate this spot at the Food Giant shopping center. Heaven Cent was started by Fortenberry’s father two years ago in 2015. Before that, he helped ...

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Trussville realtor Katie Boswell shares her love for community, real estate

By Nathan Prewett For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – A realtor, Trussville native and lover of the community, Katie Boswell is eager to share her fondness for working in real estate. Boswell grew up in Trussville and attended Hewitt-Trussville High School. She graduated from UAB in 2012 before applying for Keller Williams Realty in 2015. She went through a training program and built a career from there. “It’s a l ...

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Knockerball offers a different activity for Spring Break

By Nathan Prewett For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – If you’ve never heard of Knockerball, that’s because it hasn’t been around long. Ryan Hammock, owner of Knockerball Trussville, described it as “very new,” saying, “It’s only been around for maybe three or four years now. But we’re bringing it here in full force.” Hammock is a Springville resident that spent some time in the Marine Corps and was medically disch ...

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First Community Mortgage in Trussville helps people “live their dream of being homeowners”

  By Nathan Prewett For the Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE – There’s something about assisting people looking to buy a home that Donna Lowery finds satisfying. In her more than twenty years of operating First Community Mortgage in Trussville, she’s developed a love of working with not just with her clients but the community she lives in. [caption id="attachment_38884" align="alignleft" width="200"] Donn ...

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Trussville business owner overcomes unemployment and starts his own company

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” as they say. Which is exactly something that Sam Stewart, founder and president of Stewart Facility Services in Trussville, did when life handed him lemons at one point in his life. Stewart Facility Services, LLC is a commercial cleaning company that offers janitorial services, pressure washing and carpet, tile and g ...

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Reliable Septic doesn’t mind getting dirty to serve you

By Nathan Prewett For The Tribune MT OLIVE – Tell-tale signs of a malfunctioning septic system include bad odors and a wet spot in the yard where the tank is buried, as well as sewage backing up in the house. Some of the causes of damage include flushing foreign objects down drains, parking on the ground above the tank and flooding among other things. Tree roots growing around the pipes of a septic system a ...

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Elite Jewelers “love” serving Trussville

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Downtown Trussville has changed quite a bit in the 16 years Elite Jewelers has been in their location. From their windows, the shop has seen many businesses come and go. For Ann Mitchell, though, being in Trussville has been a blessing. [caption id="attachment_38148" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Valentine's Day package. Photo by Chris Yow[/caption] After several years ...

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Buyer’s seminar set for Jan. 19; realtors hope to help buyers be more aware

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE – When Donna O'Barr Robinson and Susie Gunter first got into the real estate business, they had no idea what all they were about to learn. From contracts to loans to titles –the amount of knowledge they gained was remarkable. As the years have gone on, though, the pair have come to realize that while they are up-to-speed on every step of the home buying or home selling process ...

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Hicks found her passion 30 years ago, success continues in 2015-16

By Chris Yow For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Real Estate wasn’t the plan for Bonnie Hicks. A corporate woman with Blue Cross/Blue Shield for nine years, getting into the business wasn’t even on her radar. But when her children began going to school and were forced to attend early morning daycare and after school care, she realized the need to get out of the corporate world. Still, though, real estate wasn’t t ...

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For Wilbur’s, business is about relationships

By Chris Yow, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Since 1979, Wilbur's has serviced the greater Birmingham area, and the reason for the company's longevity is simple: Wilbur's believes in people. Wilbur began working in maintenance as a teenager, and after a few years he was offered a job with a plumber. Once he mastered the craft, he took his talent and went out on his own. Armed with a truck and the knowledge he ...

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