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Trussville hopes to have lease soon on vacant Food World

By Gary Lloyd Trussville’s Downtown Redevelopment Authority hopes to vote Thursday on a lease for the vacant Food World building on Main Street. Should a vote take place, it would then be up to the Trussville City Council to approve the lease and possibly an 0,000 tax abatement agreement to bring a grocer and fitness center to the site. The authority meets at 7 p.m. at Trussville City Hall. [caption id="att ...

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Melton to give state of city at chamber luncheon

By Gary Lloyd Trussville Mayor Gene Melton will deliver his annual state of the city address at this month’s Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The luncheon will be held Thursday, July 18 at the Trussville Civic Center. Reservations are $17 each and are required by noon on Tuesday, July 16. Networking time begins at 11:30 a.m., and lunch is served at noon, followed by Melton’s presentation at app ...

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Rotary district governor visits Trussville

By Gary Lloyd The district governor for District 6860 visited the Trussville Daybreak Club on June 26. Governor Martin Uptain complimented the club on its past service to the community and abroad and encouraged the group to stay on its current course. “The club can be proud of its service to the Trussville area and of its projects outside the community such as the Braille project in Jamaica,” Uptain said. A ...

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Business leaders learn how to apply for BP settlements

By Gary Lloyd Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon attendees June 20 found out it’s easy to apply for funds from the BP oil settlement. Jason Harpe and James Norris with Carr Riggs & Ingram, along with Shay Click-Reynolds of Massey Stotser & Nichols PC, were the featured speakers at the luncheon. The presenters said that almost every business in Alabama could qualify because they are located ...

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Business briefs: New pharmacy opens in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed one of Trussville’s newest businesses, Nelms Pharmacy, with a ribbon cutting June 14. The pharmacy is located on Watterson Parkway. Chace Nelms is a former pharmacist at Walmart in Trussville. He said having his own pharmacy has been a “lifelong dream.” [caption id="attachment_139" align="alignleft" width="300"] All the business news for Trussvi ...

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Rotary Club donates to Children’s Hospital

For The Tribune The Trussville Rotary Club has donated $500 to Children’s Hospital to sponsor “Boiling ‘n Bragging,” a tailgate event Aug. 17 at Otey’s in Crestline Village. The Rotary Club has donated more than $5,400 to Children’s Hospital to date. This annual fundraiser is a Rotary districtwide initiative to raise funds for Children’s of Alabama Critical Care Transport. Any group is encouraged to sign up ...

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Business briefs: Trussville law office one of best

By Gary Lloyd A law firm located in Trussville has been named one of the best by U.S. News and World Report. Massey, Stotser & Nichols, PC, located on U.S. Highway 11, was named one of the best in the practice of family law, according to  www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com. U.S. News and Best Lawyers, a survey of lawyers worldwide, joined to rank more than 10,000 firms in 118 practice areas in 170 metropolitan ...

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City, school board expected to withdraw funds for SROs, new schools

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville City Council and Trussville City Board of Education are expected to vote in the next three weeks or so on a joint resolution to draw money from an education trust fund to equip police officers in schools and fund the first year of operations for two new elementary schools. The city council and board discussed the move at last week’s joint work session. It will cost about $700,00 ...

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2013 Tribune Readers’ Choice Award nominations underway

Who has the best burgers in town? Which spot is your favorite for pizza? The best bank?  How about your choice as the top barber or hair stylist? Are you ready to choose the best businesses in Trussville, Clay, Pinson and the surrounding areas? Beginning Monday, June 17 your voice will be front and center as nominations open for The Tribune Readers' Choice Awards 2013. Nominations will continue until July 2 ...

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Chamber luncheon to focus on BP oil spill claims

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s June luncheon will focus on the requirements for businesses filing to receive their shares of BP settlement money. The luncheon is June 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. Reservations are $17 each and are needed by noon June 18. The Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig caught fire and sank 130 miles southeast of New Orleans in April ...

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