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Proposed Trussville shopping center ‘moot issue at this point,’ mayor says

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A resident of the Calumet Downs subdivision in Trussville asked the Trussville City Council last week for an update on the proposed shopping center development on U.S. Highway 11. Mayor Gene Melton said last Thursday night that the city was waiting to hear from Blackwater Resources, the company with the option on the stretch of land. He said the company declined a public notice f ...

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Raises for Pinson city employees, new position created

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council voted last week to increase the salary of city employees. The council voted last Thursday night to increase the salary of administrative assistants 50 cents per hour, zoning employees by $1 per hour, and the city clerk and treasurer will each receive a $2 per hour raise. A new salaried position created last Thursday could cost the city between $41,000 and $6 ...

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Is market volatility the new normal?

By David Guttery Is volatility a new normal? Not hardly. If your only source of information is coming from the mass media these days, then you’re not receiving dispassionate, actionable information with regard to the market and the economy. Indeed, many economic metrics reflect impressively positive trends including jobs creation, the unemployment rate, consumer spending, housing, industrial output, capacit ...

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Rezoning for possible Trussville shopping center not on Thursday agenda

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Thursday, Nov. 6 will not consider rezoning a stretch of land along U.S. Highway 11 that could be the site of a shopping center development. The rezoning of 1941 Gadsden Highway through 2101 Gadsden Highway was on the agenda for last week’s meeting, but was taken off it. The rezoning would be from commercial to planned unit development. The city cou ...

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Former UA swimming coach speaks to Rotary

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Oct. 15 speaker at the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club was former University of Alabama swimming coach Don Gambril. Gambril was the swimming coach at Alabama from 1973 to 1992, and then assistant athletic director for all sports except men’s football and basketball. [caption id="attachment_17215" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rotarian Jimmy Burns and Don Gambrilphoto by ...

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Kia dealership planned in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Serra Kia car dealership is being planned for Brookes Crossing Boulevard in Trussville, according to www.LDILine.com. According to the online listing, the new construction project will cover 10,000 to 19,999 square feet. Serra Kia is seeking bids for the potential dealership. The online listing states that the bid date is Thursday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Serra Kia has dealerships in ...

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Trussville pays for final Husky Parkway, Trussville-Clay Road improvements

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week voted to amend its contract with engineering firm LBYD for Husky Parkway and Trussville-Clay Road improvements. The amendment is for additional charges for the Corps of Engineers’ permit assistance and right-of-way acquisition assistance, as well as final Alabama Department of Transportation coordination on the Husky Parkway bridge and Trussv ...

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Former SEC official speaks to Chamber

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Former Southeastern Conference football official and retired general Dick Burleson was the featured speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Oct. 16. Burleson has been a football official in the Southeastern Conference for 25 years and worked a full schedule of top SEC games every year as head referee. He officiated 15 major bowl games and an SEC C ...

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1 percent raise approved for city of Trussville employees

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a 1 percent pay raise increase across the board for city employees. The increase was effective Saturday, Oct. 4, according to the approved resolution. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] When the city council approved the 2014-2015 ...

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Marvin’s in Trussville closing

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Marvin’s Building Materials store on South Chalkville Road is closing. The store is expected to close in four to six weeks, quicker if the business runs out of goods before then. [caption id="attachment_17022" align="alignright" width="300"] The banner on the sign at Marvin's states that items are 40 percent off.photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] A flurry of customers came to Marv ...

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