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AARP, Jeff State offering older workers chance to update skills, train for jobs

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 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 Stat ...

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JeffCo P&Z recommends senior housing on Chalkville Mountain Road

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that land just outside the Trussville corporate limits on Chalkville Mountain Road be rezoned for an age-restricted apartment building. The Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday recommended approximately 4.5 acres at 5841 Chalkville Mountain Road -- just above the MedHelp building -- be rezoned from ...

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Trussville Rotary golf tourney results announced

From staff reports GRAYSON VALLEY -- The Trussville Daybreak and Trussville Noon Rotary clubs have announced the results of their 22nd annual charity golf tournament. The tournament was held Sept. 15 at Grayson Valley Country Club and raised more than $18,000 for scholarships for area high school students. The first place team included Hugh Brindley, Ronnie Puryear, Rick Lloyd and Gary Woods. [caption id="a ...

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Winn-Dixie closing, money woes continue for Clay

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The city of Clay is facing yet another financial blow with the announcement that Winn-Dixie on Old Springville Road will be closing its doors on or before Nov. 19. The last delivery was made to Winn-Dixie on Monday, and when the stock is gone, the store will sell fixtures and then close. Winn-Dixie spokeswoman Della Barber called the decision to close the store “difficult.” “It’s nev ...

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Couples may be losing $250,000 in social security benefits

By David Guttery A typical American couple may be leaving up to $250,000 on the table in Social Security earnings because they do not know the best strategy for when to take benefits. Recent surveys conducted by Financial Engines, an independent investment adviser, have shown that 75 percent of the respondents taking an eight-question test about Social Security received a “C” grade or less when tested about ...

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Trussville approves balanced 2014-15 budget

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last Tuesday approved a balanced budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The total amount of money budgeted by the city is $36.2 million for revenues and expenditures. “I think it’s a good budget,” Mayor Gene Melton said. [caption id="attachment_11308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City Hallphoto by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The budget projects $2 ...

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Pinson supports continued operation of Palmerdale post office

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council last week approved a resolution supporting the continued operation and services available of the Palmerdale branch of the United States Post Office. Times have been hard for rural post offices over the last couple years, with hours and services being cut. The resolution states that the demand of the Palmerdale post office will “certainly increase as commercial ...

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Home Depot data breach bigger than Target’s

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Home Depot announced Thursday that a breach at its United States and Canadian stores over a six-month period this year may have put 56 million payment cards at risk, according to The Washington Post. Home Depot also said for the first time that the malware that facilitated the breach of its payment terminals “has been eliminated from the company’s systems,” according to The Washi ...

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Wintzell’s no longer pursuing former Costa’s building in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Wintzell’s Oyster House may still be coming to Trussville, but it won’t be located at the former Costa’s Barbecue restaurant building at 5893 Trussville Crossings Blvd. “The location we were pursuing did not work out because of the high cost to remodel and to convert to our concept,” Wintzell’s Oyster House President Bob Donlon said in an email. Donlon said the restaurant is stil ...

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Business briefs: Wintzell’s expects winter opening in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Wintzell’s Oyster House now expects to open its Trussville location this winter, according to a post on the restaurant’s website. Wintzell’s will be located at 5893 Trussville Crossings Blvd., the former Costa’s Barbecue restaurant. The post on the website states to stay tuned for information on hiring and a grand opening. “We look forward to being a member of the Trussville comm ...

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