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Weather preparedness tax holiday July 6-8

The Jan. 23 tornado that destroyed parts of Clay and Trussville caused greater awareness on the need to be prepared. The state and city governments in the area are giving shoppers a break on the sales tax. Trussville and Clay retailers are not going to collect sales tax on weather-related items on the designated days, July 6-8. However, Jefferson County sales tax will still be collected. Except for generato ...

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Oldest Trussville business closes

You would have to be at least 91 years old to remember Main Street in Trussville without a Mabe turning a wrench on a motor or selling a lawn mower. Now, all Trussville residents know what it’s like. Mabe Power Equipment Center, the oldest business in Trussville, closed its doors for good April 30. It had been open since February 1921 as a service station and garage. Kathy Mabe Kennedy, the store’s official ...

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Clay Piggly Wiggly first in area to offer “Cost Plus”

Clay’s Piggly Wiggly is now advertising it is Piggly Wiggly “Cost Plus,” the first one of its kind in the Birmingham market. The signs inside and outside the Clay store reveal it is selling its products at its cost plus 10 percent. “We saw how much success tent sales were in Clay,” said store manager Jason Russell. “It kind of got us thinking that Clay would be a good place for this to work.” The customer s ...

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Sephora opening inside Trussville’s J.C. Penney

Trussville’s J.C. Penney has partnered with Sephora, a French beauty products store,  to open a “store within a store.” The grand opening will be Friday, when 450 clients at the store will receive samples, according to a J.C. Penney press release. The makeup lines include Hello Kitty, Urban Decay, Make Up For Ever, Nars and others at varying price points. Sephora will also have fragrances, skin care product ...

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Oneonta law firm merges with Trussville firm

An Oneonta law firm has merged with Trussville-based Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C., it was announced last week. Sherrer & Sherrer, P.C. has merged with Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C. but will continue to be located in the same building built by Jeff Sherrer’s father and partner, Wayman Sherrer, in 1968. The Sherrer firm will now be known as Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C. The firms are no ...

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Business briefs: Local Allstate agent wins award

Chuck Burns, an Allstate agent in Grayson Valley, is one of five Allstate agents out of 66 in the Birmingham area who won the National Conference Award. Allstate gives these awards to those who excel in profitability, customer service and retention. Burns has been an Allstate agent for 30 years and has no plans to retire anytime soon. He said this achievement is also because of the loyal and effective emplo ...

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Apparel FX moves from Clay to Trussville

Apparel FX has moved from Clay to a new location in Trussville next to Complete Cleaners close to the Carrington subdivision on U.S. Highway 11. This brings the business closer to the owner Dustin Reaves’ new home, which he acquired after his family’s previous house was destroyed in the Jan. 23 tornado. But the main attraction for Reaves is the increase of space from 2,200 square feet to 5,000. The young bu ...

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Slade Blackwell to speak at Trussville chamber

The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that its June chamber luncheon speaker will be Alabama State Sen. Slade Blackwell. The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Edwards Lake Parkway in Trussville. Reservations are $15 each and required by noon on June 19. Networking time begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon, followed by Blackwell’s presentation ...

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U.S. Postal Service cutback plans will affect Clay post office

The Clay and Palmerdale post offices are on a list to have the window hours cut back sometime within the next two years, according to a May announcement from the U.S. Postal Service. The announcement describes it as a “framework to achieve significant cost savings as part of the plan to return the organization to financial stability.” From Jan. 1 to March 31, the USPS had a net loss of $3.2 billion, the USP ...

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PowerOn Repairs opens in Trussville

PowerOn Repairs today announced the opening of its cell phone and game console repair store at 1423 Gadsden Highway in Trussville.   The store is located in the shopping center that includes Mizu’s Japanese Steakhouse, Firehouse Subs and Dippin’ Dots, among others.   The locally owned store is a certified Wild PCS service provider and offers on-site repairs with a 90-day warranty. A grand opening ...

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