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CCHS FBLA luncheon Tuesday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Clay-Chalkville High School will host a business luncheon at NorthPark Baptist Church in Trussville on Tuesday. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon will feature guest speakers, who will discuss financial savings, building good credit, dinner etiquette, expectations of a high school graduate and more.  The luncheon w ...

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Alabama Power names new president, CEO

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Alabama Power Board of Directors has elected Mark A. Crosswhite as the new president and CEO of the company, effective March 1. Crosswhite also will join the board of directors of Alabama Power. Crosswhite succeeds Charles McCrary, who is retiring after more than 12 years as the company’s leader. McCrary will remain chairman of the board of directors of Alabama Power until Ma ...

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Chamber annual banquet this weekend

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 58th annual Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce banquet will be Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The banquet will include dinner, a silent auction and entertainment provided by the Shaun Pezant Trio. The band plays oldies, doo-wop and jazz. At the banquet, the Gatekeeper Awards and Customer Service Person of the Year will be recognized. Silent au ...

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Business briefs: Trussville company wins BuildSouth Award

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville-based Blalock Building Company recently won the AGC 2014 BuildSouth Award for the additions and renovations to Calera Middle School. The new main school building includes a board room, choral room and specialty labs for industrial arts, computer and business courses and an art studio. Blalock Building Company is contracted to construct the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium ...

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Chamber annual banquet set for Feb. 8

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The 58th annual Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce banquet will be Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The banquet will include dinner, a silent auction and entertainment provided by the Shaun Pezant Trio. The band plays oldies, doo-wop and jazz.  At the banquet, the Gatekeeper Awards and Customer Service Person of the Year will be recognized. ...

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Company has U.S. 11 property under option for possible mall

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A company has an option on a stretch of property along U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville that could be the site of a future mall. Blackwater Resources has the option on property starting at Gloria’s Hair Salon and up to and including the boarded-up house across from the Tutwiler Farm subdivision entrance, said Trussville City Clerk Lynn Porter. “They are trying to get options on the ...

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Good news, bad news for real estate in 2014

By Dave Parrish A collection of recent headlines suggest housing sales have risen and that there is a boost in the housing market. What does it all mean? There is no denying that 2013 was a much better year for the real estate market throughout most parts of Alabama. That said, everyone should understand that these headlines and signs of marked market improvement do not apply uniformly to all markets. Every ...

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Trussville Bojangles’ opening date set

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Bojangles’ will open its Trussville location Monday, Jan. 27 at 5 a.m. The restaurant is located at 1880 Gadsden Highway. According to a Bojangles’ press release, the average investment made by the company for new locations is $1.7 million. Bojangles’ Regional Vice President Patrick Boykin said the company is “thrilled” to serve customers in Trussville. Bojangles’ was founded in ...

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Trussville K-Mart closing? ‘Bad rumor,’ company spokesman says

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Rumors have circulated for weeks about the future of the K-Mart in the Trussville Shopping Center on Chalkville Mountain Road. Sears Holdings Corporate Communications Director Howard Riefs has quelled the notion, calling it “a bad rumor.” “There are no plans to close that store,” Riefs said Monday. In other business news, Trussville’s Old Navy will move to Leeds on Wednesday and ...

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Trussville to participate in severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week voted to participate in the 2014 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, choosing to relinquish the city’s municipal sales and use tax for storm-related purchases. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and runs through midnight on Sunday, Feb. 23. [caption id="attachment_4377" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Ja ...

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