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Slade Blackwell holding ‘Coffee & Conversation’ in Trussville Tuesday

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Sen. Slade Blackwell, R-Mountain Brook, will host “Coffee & Conversation” at the Cracker Barrel in Trussville on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. “Coffee & Conversation” is a series of informal meetings for constituents to gather and talk with Blackwell about issues and ideas that are important to the area. [caption id="attachment_9094" align="alignleft" width="287"] Slade Blackwellf ...

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Redevelopment authority approves $147,000 for new grocer’s construction

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville’s Downtown Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a resolution to pay $147,000 toward the next construction phase for a new grocery store on Main Street. Authority Chairman Jef Freeman said the resolution was approved after hearing from the construction manager and Josh Earnest of Retail Specialists, Inc. The approval is not for additional funds. The approval is ...

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New fitness center plans to open mid to late January

By Gary Lloyd 24e Fitness plans to open in mid to late January in a section of the former Food World building on Main Street in Trussville, according to Vice President of Operations Jack Robertson. Construction began on the 15,000-square-foot fitness center Oct. 1. The building will be completely renovated. “Since 2007 we have been looking for the right location in Trussville,” Robertson said.  “While it ha ...

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Trussville provides funds to Downtown Redevelopment Authority

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved of providing the Downtown Redevelopment Authority $109,035.25 for broker lease commissions associated with leases for the new tenants of the former Food World building on Main Street. The broker lease commissions associated with the lease for Fresh Value Marketplace is $32,200 to Retail Specialists. [caption id="attachment_4241" align="alignleft" ...

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CBS 42 anchor to speak in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd CBS 42 news anchor Sherri Jackson will be the featured speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Nov. 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Reservations are $17 each and are required by noon Tuesday. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Jackson will speak at about 12:30 p.m. Jackson came to CBS 42 in 1998. Prior to making her home in Birmingham, she worked for ...

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Regions served with government subpoena over mortgages practices

By Gary Lloyd Regions Financial Corp. on Wednesday morning disclosed a subpoena it recently received from a government agency over its mortgage practices, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.  Regions said it received a subpoena from the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding mortgage-related practices, including those relating to origination p ...

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Indiana-based trust’s $307 million deal includes retail centers in Trussville, Clay

By Gary Lloyd An Indiana-based real estate investment trust has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire a portfolio of nine retail operating properties, including ones in Trussville and Clay. Kite Realty Group Trust lists Trussville I and Trussville II are centers with a total of 671,000 square feet of space off Chalkville Mountain Road. Those locations are the Trussville Crossings shopping ce ...

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Clay extends moratorium on payday licenses

By Gary Lloyd The Clay City Council on Monday approved a resolution to extend a moratorium on check cashing, cash/payday advance and title loan businesses. The extension is for one year, said Mayor Charles Webster. The city council in May declared the moratorium on these types of businesses. It did not affect the one check cashing establishment already in city limits, but it kept new business licenses for t ...

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Amerex VP speaks to Trussville Rotary

By Gary Lloyd Amerex Corporation Vice President of Sales Andy Halasz spoke to the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club on Wednesday. Halasz said that last year he did a segment on the “Jay Leno’s Garage” show, demonstrating the proper use of fire extinguishers. Halasz has been in the fire protection industry since 1975, joining Amerex Corporation in 1993. Amerex Corporation produces about 14,000 fire extinguishe ...

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‘Very few’ comments about public libraries’ fine increase

By Gary Lloyd One area public library director says she has heard little about the fine increase for overdue books, music and audiobooks that began Oct. 1. “I have heard very few comments from our patrons regarding the fine increase and have not noticed a difference in returned items,” said Clay Public Library Director Karen Moody. On Oct. 1, public libraries in Jefferson County increased fines for those it ...

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