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Business briefs: Clay annexes 100 acres

By Gary Lloyd The Clay City Council last month voted to annex about 100 acres near Shadow Lake. The property, owned by Rialto Capital Management, is approximately 107 acres of residential land and will likely be used to build new homes. In other Clay business news, the Bar-B-Que Pit Stop on Old Springville Road is now open. The restaurant will focus on four meats — pork, brisket, ribs and chicken. There wil ...

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Pinson park plans released, council to discuss Thursday

By Lee Weyhrich The phased plans for Pinson's new park were released at the Pinson City Council meeting last week. Phase I could conceivably be completed in the next 15 months. The total cost of all phases could amount to more than $1.8 million over the course of several years. Preparation for the first phase would take roughly eight months, and the actual work would take another seven, meaning the park cou ...

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Bids for Hewitt-Trussville Stadium opened

By Gary Lloyd Bids for the new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium and Husky Parkway extension project were opened today at the Trussville City Schools Central Office. Three general contractor companies attended the meeting. Trussville-based Blalock Building Company had an adjusted base bid -- after a $240,000 deduct -- of $13,353,900. Auburn-based Rabren General Contractors came in with a base bid of $13,658,000 and ...

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Many physical therapy options, Trussville business owner says

By Lee Weyhrich According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of physical therapy practices is estimated to grow by nearly a third within the next three years. One reason for this is an increase in the number of sports injuries. Between 2000 and 2008, there was a 6 percent rise in the number of injuries, and that number has continued to rise. At one time, the majority of physical therapists c ...

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Center Point Fire District receives donations

By Gary Lloyd The Center Point Fire District last week received donations from Valspar and Homeland Vinyl for a fire extinguisher training simulator, it announced on its Facebook page. The fire district currently serves approximately 65,000 citizens within a 60-mile radius. On an annual basis, its emergency apparatus responds to approximately 250 fire calls, ranging from structure fires, outdoor/rubbish fir ...

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Trussville Rotary recognizes scholarship recipients

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville Rotary Club recognized scholarship recipients at its May 22 meeting. Christina French will attend Jefferson State College and Nikki Aldrich will attend the University of Alabama. They will each receive $1,000 per year. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Criteria for selection of recipients include high school GPA, awards and honors received, civic activities an ...

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New tenant for Food World could mean $800,000 in sales tax abatements

By Gary Lloyd A retail group asked Trussville city officials last week to consider abating a portion of sales tax to bring tenants to the former Food World on Main Street. Representatives from Retail Specialists, Inc. asked the Trussville City Council to consider abating a portion of city sales tax that would total $800,000 over a four-year period for a grocer to locate in a portion of the building. The cit ...

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3 takeaways from meteorologist’s talk with chamber

By Gary Lloyd Meteorologist and Trussville resident Bill Murray talked to Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce members at a luncheon last week about tornadoes. Murray’s speech had three takeaways: tornadoes can happen in any month, so have a plan for wherever you happen to be whether it’s home, work, school, or anyplace else; take a Skywarn Spotter Course to help you to be better prepared; and know the diffe ...

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Plan presented for grocer to occupy former Food World

By Gary Lloyd Two representatives from Retail Specialists, Inc. last week said they think they have a “real good” solution to occupying the former Food World on Main Street in Trussville. Retail Specialists President Robert Jolly and Senior Leasing and Brokerage Representative Brooks Corr made a presentation to the Trussville City Council that proposed Associated Grocers occupying 70 percent of the availabl ...

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Trussville ‘hoping’ for future gymnastics academy

By Gary Lloyd The city of Trussville is “hoping” to start a gymnastics academy in the near future, Trussville City Councilman Buddy Choat said last week. The Trussville City Council last Tuesday approved $7,700 to purchase gymnastics equipment. The equipment is being purchased from Tom Brown for $3,500 and from Jefferson County Community Education for $4,200. Trussville Parks and Recreation Director David V ...

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