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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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Trussville company makes Inc. 5000 list

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville company has made Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies of 2014. SPOC Automation Inc., a manufacturer in the oil and gas technology industry located on Gadsden Highway in Trussville, came in at No. 1,375 on the list. The listing shows that SPOC Automation totaled $8.2 million in revenue in 2010, but that number increased to $33.8 million in 2013, a 311 ...

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Trussville Rotary names next 4 speakers

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has announced four upcoming speaker presentations. Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Aug. 27. On Sept. 10, the club will hear from Alabama 13’s Mike Royer. [caption id="attachment_814" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neillfile photo[/caption] ...

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Trussville Chamber hires membership coordinator

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce last week announced the hiring of Tessa Kirk, its newest membership coordinator. Kirk’s previous experience includes updating and maintaining records of events and databases, recruiting and scheduling volunteers, and event planning. [caption id="attachment_15417" align="alignleft" width="182"] Tessa Kirkphoto by Diane Poole[/caption] W ...

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Melton, Floyd speak to Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Rotarians with the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club have heard presentations of local significance, as well as hosted Mexican Rotarians, in recent weeks. Trussville Mayor Gene Melton provided a city update Aug. 6. ”Our economy is doing well,” he said, “and our school system is probably the No. 1 reason.” [caption id="attachment_7382" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville ...

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Trussville delays unit development amendment vote

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday postponed voting on an amendment to the city’s planned unit development ordinance. The council will consider the amendment at its workshop Thursday, Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The vote was delayed due to the addition of language in the ordinance. The Trussville Planning and Zoning Board last month recommended the amendment to the Trussville City C ...

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Papa Sal’s advances to top 8 in steak competition

By Scott Buttram CLAY -- Papa Sal's Italian Restaurant in Clay is one step closer to claiming the title of Alabama best steak after dispatching PJ’s Restaurant of Jasper in the round of 16. The title is currently held by the Bright Star in Bessemer, the 2013 winner. [caption id="attachment_15303" align="alignleft" width="300"] Papa Sal's in Clay is among the eight finalists for Alabama's best steak.Photo by ...

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Trussville optometrist re-elected to AOA board

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Samuel D. Pierce, who is in private practice as an optometrist at Trussville Vision Care, has been re-elected to serve on the American Optometric Association’s Board of Trustees. The AOA represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry and other eye care professionals. Pierce was sworn into office in June in Philadelphia, Pa., during the association’s annual Optometry’s ...

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Alabama Power launches new grant program

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The Alabama Power Foundation has launched a new grant program aimed at helping high school athletic programs break down barriers to student participation. The “Power To Play” grant program focuses on the importance of keeping students active in sports and will award $2,500 to 36 schools throughout the state to support their athletic programs. Research shows students who participa ...

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New Hewitt football coach to speak at luncheon

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- First-year Hewitt-Trussville head football coach Josh Floyd will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 21 Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. The luncheon is $17 and reservations are required by noon Tuesday, Aug. 19. Registration is available at www.trussvillechamber.com. [caption id="attachment_ ...

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