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Real Estate: A New “Sales Tax”?

By Chesley Payne For the Tribune Real Estate: A New "Sales Tax"? I am often contacted by people concerned about things they see and hear in the media. There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding a variety of topics. The most recent topic of concern is a new "sales tax" on the sale of real estate. Fortunately, the fear of a new tax is unfounded for most people, but, like some rumors, there is some f ...

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Fire Department helps share Christmas

By Lee Weyhrich Fire departments are known for saving people and their homes, they are even known for saving kitties from trees, but for more than three decades, the Trussville Fire Department has also been known for saving Christmas for people who would otherwise have to go without. For 33 years, the Trussville Fire Department has held an annual Christmas For Kids toy drive. Donations of new unwrapped toys ...

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Everything Christmas; a bit of everything

By Lee Weyhrich The event is called Everything Christmas, but really it is more than that. Everything Christmas which was held Friday Nov. 30 through Saturday Dec. 1 was part arts and crafts show, part variety show and part community event. This year’s event, put on by the Trussville Historical Society, also raised money for community projects. “We’ve raised around $9,600 dollars that we can count right now ...

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City of Clay plants two Yoshino cherry trees

By Lee Weyhrich In 1912, America received a gift of 1,800 Yoshino cherry trees as a gift of peace from Japan. The trees were planted along the mall in Washington D.C.. On Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. the City of Clay planted two of the descendants of those trees next to Lake Cosby. Tamara Moriya, director of the Japan-America Society of Alabama, said 20 such trees were donated across the state to Clay, Birmin ...

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National company purchases Trussville LNG plant

By Tina Tidmore Trussville Utilities, along with the city of Trussville, are taking the lead in commercial use of compressed natural gas. At the same time, Trussville Utilities is leaving behind the manufacturing of liquefied natural gas. [caption id="attachment_3468" align="alignright" width="300"] Hidden off of Floyd Bradford Road, the liquefied natural gas plant is putting Trussville on the national map ...

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The Jimmie Hale Mission has local Pinson connection

By Tina Tidmore Many think of downtown kitchens for the homeless when seeing the “Jimmie Hale Mission” name. However, the northeast part of Jefferson County has connections to the organization both in providing revenue and benefiting from one of their programs. Mission Possible in Pinson is one of their stores, which is one of the revenue sources of the organization. Also, Kermit Johnson Elementary in Pinso ...

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Small Business Saturday is today

The big box retailers have their Black Friday, but today local businesses have their time in the sun with Small Business Saturday. Business owners throughout Trussville, Clay and Pinson are hoping for big crowds as the national retail spotlight shines on locally owned businesses on Main Street.  Shopping locally not only helps the mom and pop stores, but also keeps tax revenue inside the city limits where l ...

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Ready, set, shop!

James Bowling of Remlap was first in line at Best Buy in Trussville, confident that his commitment would pay off. Bowling set up his tent in front of the store on Monday night with his eye on a 40" flat screen television for $179 which normally sells for $420. Kymberly Bosworth of Moody, second in line, wants the same item and both serious shoppers believe they'll be rewarded. "The rumor is they normally ha ...

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Woodworking artist voted TASTE favorite

Special to the Tribune  The 4th Annual TASTE, Trussville’s Art Show and Tasting Event, was held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Trussville Civic Center. This year’s event was a success, drawing a crowd of 250 people to the multi-faceted event. New this year was a $250 “Crowd Favorite Award,” which was presented to woodworking artist Ben Smith Previous TASTE events have drawn the best culinary and artistic talen ...

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County votes to raise sewer rates in effort to get out of bankruptcy court

By Tina Tidmore Along with a history lesson on human waste disposal and sewers in Jefferson County, Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight told Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce members they will soon see changes on their sewer bill. A handout offered to those who attended the luncheon on Nov. 15 states, “For most residential customers, those increases will be less than $2 a month.” This amount includes ...

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