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Valentine’s Day is coming: 8 local ideas to celebrate

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, have you come up with a celebration to make your loved one swoon? If not, here are eight ideas from metro area businesses that are sure to help you win the day! A visit to Agnew Jewelers is always a winner! For the most impressive and longer lasting Valentine's Day gift that doesn't wilt or fade, you can never ...

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U.S. Steel reopening Fairfield furnace, credits Trump policy

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports FAIRFIELD -- United States Steel Corporation announced today the restart of construction on a technologically advanced electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield. U.S. Steel previously initiated construction of the EAF in March 2015 and suspended construction in December 2015 due to unfavorable market conditions. The $215 ...

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Home & Garden Show in Trussville enters final day

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- As The Jefferson-St. Clair County Home and Garden Show 2019 enters the final day on Sunday, the event is already being called a success by vendors and attendees alike. The show began on Friday and will be open from 12 noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Trussville Civic Center. Tickets are $3 and children 12 and under are permitted free. "We already kne ...

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Full house for new Full Moon Bar-B-Que in Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --  Full Moon Bar-B-Que's newest location planned a "quiet opening" in Trussville on Saturday.  But the smoke from the new restaurant's 30-foot chimney betrayed them and the crowds have been pouring in since the doors opened. The Chalkville Mountain Road location, which is operated locally by Rich Yokeley, is the 15th location for David and Joe Maluff. Th ...

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Watch history be remade this Saturday at the Old South Firearms and Trading Post

By Shaun Szkolnik For The Tribune ARGO — It has been said that those that don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.  While this is undoubtably true, it might be just as true that those who do know history are bound to reenact it.  Such a reenactment will be taking place at the Old South Firearms and Trading Post in Argo on Saturday.  The event is scheduled to begin and 9 a.m. and will run into the afterno ...

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Downtown Timeline: Braden’s corner demolition set to begin

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Changes in the downtown landscape are beginning to pick up pace. Some work will be very visible and some of the changes are not as easily seen by the public. The most obvious change is set to take place on the city's busiest intersection as the former Braden's building is set for demolition to begin. Mayor Buddy Choat said he anticipates demolition to ...

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Salon Blonde opens in Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A brand new salon opened in Trussville on Thursday.  Salon Blonde brings many years of salon experience to the area. [caption id="attachment_70586" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of the Salon Blonde Facebook page[/caption] “I have been in the business for over 27 years, owning a salon in Tennessee,” said owner/stylist Jennifer Hood. Salon ...

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Opinion: Thoughts on 2019 outlook

By David R. Guttery Finance TRUSSVILLE — Volatility never really goes away.  Indeed, the 15 months between November of 2016 and February of last year were unique in that volatility was largely absent, but over time, such is a constant of the market.  As we’ve discussed in prior articles, markets are simply discounting mechanisms.  They constantly re-price risk as the landscape changes.  Don’t confuse discou ...

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Alabama’s average weekly wages at second highest level

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – Employment and job counts have once again reached record levels, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. In November, 2,128,082 people were counted as employed, an increase of 46,330 from November 2017. Wage and salary employment, which measures the number of jobs our economy is supporting, grew to 2,069,800, representing a yearly increase of 35,4 ...

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