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Clay amends ordinance on home businesses

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY -- The Clay City Council last week amended an ordinance regarding major home occupations. The ordinance puts a stop to larger scale home-based businesses such as daycares. Daycares were a special exemption under the old ordinance, but historically home daycare licenses have been denied by the Clay City Council. [caption id="attachment_13657" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clay City Hall ...

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CCHS senior named Trussville Rotary Student of Month

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has announced its recipient of the Don Haisten Student of the Month Award for April. The recipient was Mary Elizabeth Carter, a senior from Clay-Chalkville High School. Carter received a gift card donated by Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q. [caption id="attachment_13219" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left are Rotary Club President Alan Taylor, Mary ...

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Three Hots and a Cot receives $85,000 grant

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Home Depot Foundation has announced an $85,000 grant for Three Hots and a Cot to complete rehab and renovations on nine properties that offer permanent supportive housing to 44 veterans and their families in Birmingham. The grant was awarded as part of the latest round of grants from The Home Depot Foundation – totaling $3.9 million – in support of its five-year, $80 mi ...

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Zoning for Highway 11 commercial development to go before city council

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council at its Tuesday, May 13 meeting will hold a public hearing regarding the rezoning of land off U.S. Highway 11 for a possible commercial development. The city council meets at 6 p.m. at Trussville City Hall. The Trussville Planning and Zoning Board has recommended the zoning to the city council. Any possible action by the city council would approve the z ...

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Judge dismisses all claims, defendants in Trussville incentives lawsuit

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Jim Hughey on Thursday ruled to dismiss all claims and all defendants in a lawsuit over incentives to bring businesses to downtown Trussville. In October 2013, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Anytime Fitness owner Rick Plourde and Trussville resident George Glenn, alleging that the Trussville City Council and Downtown Redevelopment Authority ...

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Trussville closes on lighting for sports complex

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday closed on the qualified energy conservation lighting for the Trussville Sports Complex. The approval is for the permanent financing for the lighting project. The Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds program is federally funded and gives assistance for the construction, rehabilitation or installation of energy-efficient buildings or facilities ...

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Trussville Rotary receives district awards

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club walked away with several ribbons and certificates from its district-wide meeting April 11-12. District 6860 held its annual meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott Grandview on U.S. Highway 280 with approximately 200 people in attendance. [caption id="attachment_13064" align="alignleft" width="300"] Front row from left are Diane Poole, Mary Jean S ...

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Zoning denied for Kellogg’s warehouse in Pinson

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- The Pinson City Council last week denied rezoning for a Kellogg’s warehouse. The change to industrial zoning in the area where the warehouse was proposed was denied. The area, located at 7068 Highway 75, is adjacent to a residential area. “While we welcome business growth, we must regulate the correct locations,” Mayor Hoyt Sanders said. “Perhaps we can find a suitable location.” [ ...

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Michaels in Trussville impacted by data breach

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Michaels Stores Inc. data breach that impacted three million customers nationwide included the Trussville location on U.S. Highway 11, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. Michaels released information about the specific locations and dates of exposure of the data breach last week. At the Trussville store, affected dates were May 8 through Aug. 10, Aug. 13 through Oc ...

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Business briefs: Zeke Smith appointed to workforce council

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville’s Zeke Smith, Alabama Power’s executive vice president for external affairs, was recently appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley to serve as chair of the Alabama Workforce Council. The advisory group will formulate policies, develop innovative educational workforce programming and discuss issues critical to the workforce development needs in Alabama. [caption id="attachment_ ...

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