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Trussville denies rezoning for apartment building

By Gary Lloyd The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution in opposition to proposed rezoning on Chalkville Mountain Road to accommodate an apartment building. By opposing the rezoning of 5841 Chalkville Road from agricultural to multi-family, the council is essentially asking the Jefferson County Planning Commission and the Jefferson County Commission to deny the request and pursue commerci ...

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Neighborhood Sports Grille in Trussville closes

By Gary Lloyd Neighborhood Sports Grille in Trussville has closed. The restaurant’s manager retired and the silent partner didn’t want to run the business, according to Ponder Properties founder Terry Ponder. The business closed when the lease expired, Ponder said. Ponder said Ponder Properties, which handles leasing in the Trussville Plaza shopping center, doesn’t yet have possession of the space but has b ...

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Moe’s Original Bar B Que coming to Trussville

By Lee Weyhrich   When brothers Eric and Kevin Witherington decided to open Moe’s Original Bar B Que in 2007, they knew they wanted to open in Trussville. Unfortunately, they were never able to find that perfect spot, until now.  Moe’s will be opening in the old Legends Smokehouse building at 163 Main Street sometime in late February or early March, Eric said. The story of how these brothers got into S ...

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Trussville superintendent to speak at chamber luncheon

By Gary Lloyd Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill will be the featured speaker at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Jan. 17. Neill was named the system’s superintendent in November after serving as interim director since July. The luncheon will be at the Trussville Civic Center, located at 5381 Trussville-Clay Road . [caption id="attachment_814" align="alignright" wi ...

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Trussville Ophthalmologists perform Alabama’s first laser cataract surgery

By Anna McFall This week has proven to be a success for a local ophthalmologist group, which is now performing the first cataract laser surgery in the state. Trussville VisionFirst ophthalmologists Dr. Mark Bearman and Dr. Sarah Hays are currently the only professionals in their field offering this blade-free laser cataract surgery technique in Alabama. VisionFirst Eye Center is introducing the LenSx femtos ...

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Trussville develops CNG fueling station

By Lee Weyhrich Trussville has already placed itself on the cutting-edge of the alternative fuel movement by converting more than 20 of its fleet vehicles to burn Compressed Natural Gas. Being on the cutting edge of an alternative fuel source, however, has its drawbacks. Until very recently, the vehicles had to be fueled at the Trussville Utilities Board. According to Trussville Utilities CFO, Mike Strength ...

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Pinson Council plans new projects for the city

By Lee Weyhrich Mayor Hoyt Sanders discussed plans for the City of Pinson to join the Purchasing System of Alabama at Thursday night’s council meeting. PACA is a Jefferson County program open to municipalities as a way to purchase materials collectively and thereby get a cheaper wholesale price. The city has recently unveiled plans for city sidewalk projects as well as a new park among other improvements. S ...

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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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