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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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Alabama Power goes mobile

By Gary Lloyd Alabama Power customers can now use their mobile devices to obtain information about their accounts and to access company services. Customers who type alabamapower.com on their smartphone will immediately be taken to a mobile-friendly site where they can: • View their account balance • Report an outage or check the status of an outage • Make payments • Find the nearest business office Customer ...

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Are home buyers OK with purchasing haunted houses?

By Dave Parrish On more than one occasion, I have been asked, “Is this house haunted?” And while it is true that there are many buyers that want to steer clear of such properties, there is a surprising number of buyers for whom this is not a problem. That actually was the topic of a recent survey conducted by Realtor.com. More than half of home buyers are open to buying a haunted house, according to Realtor ...

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SNAP benefits to decrease in November

By Gary Lloyd Families and individuals enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will see a decrease in their benefits beginning in November. The decrease is a result of the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that went into effect in April 2009. SNAP amounts are determined by several factors such as income, household size and expenses, so the amount of the decrease will ...

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Lightning Strikes acquired by Bowl New England; will change name, undergo renovations

By Gary Lloyd Lightning Strikes on Roosevelt Boulevard in Trussville has been acquired by Vermont-based Bowl New England. Bowl New England President Tim Corley said the company acquired the Trussville bowling alley Oct. 16. Corley did not disclose the acquisition cost. The company, in business 45 years, owns and operates about 20 bowling alleys in the Northeast, two in Chattanooga, Tenn., and a couple more ...

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Blackwell, Waggoner to hold ‘Coffee & Conversation’ Thursday

By Gary Lloyd Alabama Sen. Slade Blackwell, R-Mountain Brook, and Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, will hold a joint “Coffee & Conversation” at Another Broken Egg in Mountain Brook Village on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. The “Coffee & Conversation” series provides an informal setting for constituents to talk with Blackwell and Waggoner about issues and ideas that are important to the area. [caption id ...

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‘Biggest Loser’ talks in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd “The Biggest Loser” and former Alabama football star Roger Shultz was the featured speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon last week. In April 2008, Shultz walked away from the finale of NBC’s hit show “Biggest Loser Couples” a winner. The prize money he won as the runner-up was nice but what he really gained back was his health. He said $250,000 in prize money wa ...

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Business files suit against Trussville over Food World building

By Gary Lloyd RRP, LLC and Trussville resident George Glenn have filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court over the process of filling the former Food World on Main Street. Read the lawsuit here In a lawsuit filed Oct. 9, the Trussville City Council and Downtown Redevelopment Authority members are named as defendants. The lawsuit states that those bodies “acted in violation of applicable law in rega ...

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15 new residential lots in September

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville Planning and Zoning Board on Monday announced that 15 new residential lots were approved in September. The 15 new lots total more than $1.02 million in construction value, said City Clerk Lynn Porter. The board on Monday approved preliminary plans for two phases of construction in Stockton Place. The two phases total 99 units. In July, the board approved 44 new residential lots ...

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