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Clay may not revisit property tax for 6-8 months

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay City Council may not discuss the direction of its new five-millage property tax for another six to eight months, City Manager Ronnie Dixon said Tuesday. The property tax Tuesday was only discussed during a work session, not the regular meeting. Funds from the property tax, which won’t hit city coffers until 2016, could go toward a Clay school system or police department. [capt ...

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Trussville OKs capital projects bank account

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week voted to establish a capital projects bank account for the city. The account will be set up at Bryant Bank on Main Street in Trussville. Councilman Alan Taylor, the bank’s president, recused himself from the vote. The goal was to establish a bank account separate from the general fund operations account, the proceeds of which will be used for ...

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Weld: Birmingham inventor offers a solution for child deaths in hot cars

By Anita Debro, Weld for Birmingham Birmingham's Matthew Sheets, like many other parents, read the news in disbelief earlier this year as yet another child died while inside a hot car, seemingly left behind by a forgetful parent. The software designer has created a device to help prevent future tragedies. You can read the full story here.  [caption id="attachment_15881" align="alignleft" width="300"] Matthe ...

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Construction on Trussville orthopedic center begins

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Construction began Friday on a new orthopedic facility in Trussville, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Alabama Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine Associates broke ground Friday at 1801 Gadsden Highway, according to the BBJ. The two-story, 33,868-square-foot facility will house examination rooms, medical imaging, physical therapy space and a first-floor pharmacy. ...

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Charity golf tourney Sept. 15 at Grayson Valley

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Daybreak and Trussville Noon Rotary Clubs are presenting the 22nd annual charity golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 15 at Grayson Valley Country Club. A box lunch will be served at 11 a.m., and at noon the tournament will begin with a shotgun start. The fee is $150 per person or $500 for a team (includes three mulligans, range balls and closest to pin entry fee) ...

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HT football coach tells chamber his style: ‘Basketball on turf’

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- First-year Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd was the featured speaker at last week’s Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Floyd talked a little bit about his style of football. “Where most teams run about 50 plays in a game, we will run about 75 plays,” Floyd said. “We want to wear down our opponents. Everything we do is ‘Husky fast.’ We’ll be ‘basketball ...

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Alabama AG to speak at Grayson Valley

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Republican Women of Trussville. The meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at Grayson Valley Country Club. [caption id="attachment_10511" align="alignleft" width="240"] Alabama Attorney General Luther Strangephoto courtesy of the Office of the Attorney General[/caption] On Oct ...

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Trust one of many tools lawyer uses to manage, transfer property

By Chesley Payne A trust is an often-used legal agreement in which property is transferred by an owner, or trustor, to an individual, usually called a trustee, who holds the property for the benefit of the same or another party known as a beneficiary. A trust can be formed while a person is living (living trust) or after a person is deceased (testamentary trust). A testamentary trust is usually formed in a ...

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Job program for older workers at Jeff State this week

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Older workers in Jefferson and Shelby counties have a chance to update their skills and get job training under a program offered by the AARP Foundation and Jefferson State Community College. The BACK TO WORK 50+ program is designed to help unemployed men and women over the age of 50 update their job-search skills and, in some cases, get short-term job training. At Jefferson ...

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Charter Communications experiencing widespread problems

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- If you're experiencing a slow down or outage of Charter Internet service, you aren't alone. The nation's fourth largest cable operator and provider of Internet and phone services locally is having widespread issues across much of the eastern United States. Customers are posting complaints, including slow service or no service, on the company's Facebook page at the rate of ab ...

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