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Caine BBQ replaces Woody’s north of Trussville

By Tina Tidmore Patrons who visit Woody’s BBQ regularly may know the owner has been wanting to sell for a while. When Doris Caine’s husband heard that, he brought home the idea that his wife could become a restaurateur. Doris Caine said she just turned 51 and has been a stay-at-home mom for the last 10 years. She has a 7-year-old son, who is in school during the day. “Something was missing,” she said. “Ther ...

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North Chalkville and Main Street project could jump start downtown

From Tribune staff reports The Trussville City Council unanimously passed resolution 2012-034, approving Mayor Gene Melton to sign a grant agreement for right of way acquisition for the Chalkville Road widening project. The project extends from Highway 11 to Vann Circle. “The project is moving along quickly,” Melton said in a report. “Eighty percent of engineering is done and we are entering the phase to ac ...

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North Tavern to bring live music to Grayson Valley

By Tina Tidmore On Aug. 24, North Tavern will open its doors in Grayson Valley across the street from Ace Hardware. The Buck Wild Band will be performing there at 9:30 p.m. On Aug. 25, The Southern Boys will perform. For this weekend, the restaurant will not have a cover charge. Partners Jeremy Douglas and Paul Burgess have turned what used to be a seafood restaurant into a restaurant with a stage and indus ...

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The Southern Diner opens Thursday

By Tina Tidmore   Kevin Lather owns the building behind the Chalkville Mountain Road Chevron where other restaurants have been, including Catfish Cabin. Thursday, he and two other partners will open their own restaurant at that location, The Southern Diner.   Lather also owns Homewood Diner, which has been recognized by The City Scene, Urban Spoon and the Dining Diva.   Michael Skaran will be ...

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Pee Wee’s Pawn looking to come to Clay

By Crystal McGough The Clay City Council unanimously passed a motion last night to hold a public hearing at the next city council meeting, Aug. 20. The hearing will be to discuss amending Business License Ordinance 2012-08 to remove the business license for pawn broker’s shops from Schedule H and put it into a new schedule, Schedule AD. “We have a big new business that’s wanting to come into the city of Cla ...

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Gigi’s Cupcakes opens in Trussville (video)

Owener Pam Kaufman tells us why they chose Trussville to expand Gigi's Cupcakes footprint. We're glad they did! The wedding cake cupcakes were our favorite. What's yours? (Courtesy of FilmDog Media)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN1wwMXJLIw&feature=plcp   ...

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Walmart preparing for sales tax free holiday

“Walmart customers in Alabama will be able to save even more money on the things they need to head back-to-school during the state’s sales tax free event,” said Kamron Whitehead, the media consultant for Mitchell Communications Group. “The annual event exempts certain merchandise from sales tax, helping shoppers to save money and spread their budgets a little further.” The state-wide event runs from Aug. 3 ...

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Velma’s owner: “It ain’t over yet”

Velma’s Planning on Moving to Another Location By Tina Tidmore Frances Salumn, who owns Velma’s Place, said she has three other locations she is considering. “It ain’t over yet,” said Salumn. [caption id="attachment_862" align="alignleft" width="300"] Velma’s Place is located on Gadsden Highway and is the only bar in town.[/caption]   The main place she is considering is the former Tipsy’s just down th ...

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Trussville mortgage company owner pleads guilty to federal tax violations

A Trussville man admitted today in federal court that he did not file federal income tax returns on $838,180 in income over five years, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Donald B. Yaden. Don Walter Willimas, Jr., 54, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor to five counts of failure to file income tax returns for the yea ...

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Tribune unveils new website

By Tribune Staff With over 1.2 million articles read online in the last 13 months and rapidly increasing traffic, The Trussville Tribune staff realized the online version of the newspaper was both a blessing and a curse. Rapid growth and dramatic increases in online traffic led to the change of servers and the website redesign for the newspaper's online home, www.trussvilletribune.com. "It's really interest ...

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