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Judge dismisses all claims, defendants in Trussville incentives lawsuit

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Jim Hughey on Thursday ruled to dismiss all claims and all defendants in a lawsuit over incentives to bring businesses to downtown Trussville. In October 2013, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Anytime Fitness owner Rick Plourde and Trussville resident George Glenn, alleging that the Trussville City Council and Downtown Redevelopment Authority ...

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Trussville closes on lighting for sports complex

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday closed on the qualified energy conservation lighting for the Trussville Sports Complex. The approval is for the permanent financing for the lighting project. The Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds program is federally funded and gives assistance for the construction, rehabilitation or installation of energy-efficient buildings or facilities ...

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Trussville Rotary receives district awards

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club walked away with several ribbons and certificates from its district-wide meeting April 11-12. District 6860 held its annual meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott Grandview on U.S. Highway 280 with approximately 200 people in attendance. [caption id="attachment_13064" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row from left are Diane Poole, Mary Jean S ...

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Zoning denied for Kellogg’s warehouse in Pinson

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council last week denied rezoning for a Kellogg’s warehouse. The change to industrial zoning in the area where the warehouse was proposed was denied. The area, located at 7068 Highway 75, is adjacent to a residential area. “While we welcome business growth, we must regulate the correct locations,” Mayor Hoyt Sanders said. “Perhaps we can find a suitable location.” [ ...

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Michaels in Trussville impacted by data breach

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Michaels Stores Inc. data breach that impacted three million customers nationwide included the Trussville location on U.S. Highway 11, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Michaels released information about the specific locations and dates of exposure of the data breach last week. At the Trussville store, affected dates were May 8 through Aug. 10, Aug. 13 through Oc ...

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Business briefs: Zeke Smith appointed to workforce council

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville’s Zeke Smith, Alabama Power’s executive vice president for external affairs, was recently appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley to serve as chair of the Alabama Workforce Council. The advisory group will formulate policies, develop innovative educational workforce programming and discuss issues critical to the workforce development needs in Alabama. [caption id="attachment_ ...

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Police, fire chiefs discuss departments

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley and Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter discussed their departments at last week’s Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Sivley was hired as a Trussville police officer in July 1976 and became chief in 1998. He said the department’s mission is to protect the people and property of Trussville. The department has 68 staff members, incl ...

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Commercial development picking up in Trussville

‘Steady, controlled growth’ is mayor’s goal By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The questions are asked about as often as the signs are popping up. What’s going on at the intersection of Deerfoot Parkway and Husky Parkway? An “Under Contract” sign emerges on U.S. Highway 11 near the Tutwiler Farm subdivision. Why is land being cleared near Trussville Springs? A brown “For Sale” sign is planted in front of Eastminst ...

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Business briefs: BB&T opens, departments to be recognized

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for BB&T Bank, one of the city’s newest businesses, on April 4. On hand for the ribbon cutting were BB&T market leader Jason Sparks, Regional President Donta Wilson, Birmingham Market President Burton McDonald, Business Services Officer Michael Hull, Wealth Private Advisor Virginia Morris, Investment Counselo ...

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Business briefs: Trussville police, fire chiefs to speak at luncheon

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The featured speakers at the Thursday, April 17 Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter and Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. [caption id="attachment_12841" align="alignleft" width="202"] Trussville Police Chief Don Sivleyfile photo[/caption] In other business ...

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