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City of Clay plants two Yoshino cherry trees

By Lee Weyhrich In 1912, America received a gift of 1,800 Yoshino cherry trees as a gift of peace from Japan. The trees were planted along the mall in Washington D.C.. On Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. the City of Clay planted two of the descendants of those trees next to Lake Cosby. Tamara Moriya, director of the Japan-America Society of Alabama, said 20 such trees were donated across the state to Clay, Birmin ...

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National company purchases Trussville LNG plant

By Tina Tidmore Trussville Utilities, along with the city of Trussville, are taking the lead in commercial use of compressed natural gas. At the same time, Trussville Utilities is leaving behind the manufacturing of liquefied natural gas. [caption id="attachment_3468" align="alignright" width="300"] Hidden off of Floyd Bradford Road, the liquefied natural gas plant is putting Trussville on the national map ...

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The Jimmie Hale Mission has local Pinson connection

By Tina Tidmore Many think of downtown kitchens for the homeless when seeing the “Jimmie Hale Mission” name. However, the northeast part of Jefferson County has connections to the organization both in providing revenue and benefiting from one of their programs. Mission Possible in Pinson is one of their stores, which is one of the revenue sources of the organization. Also, Kermit Johnson Elementary in Pinso ...

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Small Business Saturday is today

The big box retailers have their Black Friday, but today local businesses have their time in the sun with Small Business Saturday. Business owners throughout Trussville, Clay and Pinson are hoping for big crowds as the national retail spotlight shines on locally owned businesses on Main Street.  Shopping locally not only helps the mom and pop stores, but also keeps tax revenue inside the city limits where l ...

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Ready, set, shop!

James Bowling of Remlap was first in line at Best Buy in Trussville, confident that his commitment would pay off. Bowling set up his tent in front of the store on Monday night with his eye on a 40" flat screen television for $179 which normally sells for $420. Kymberly Bosworth of Moody, second in line, wants the same item and both serious shoppers believe they'll be rewarded. "The rumor is they normally ha ...

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Woodworking artist voted TASTE favorite

Special to the Tribune  The 4th Annual TASTE, Trussville’s Art Show and Tasting Event, was held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Trussville Civic Center. This year’s event was a success, drawing a crowd of 250 people to the multi-faceted event. New this year was a $250 “Crowd Favorite Award,” which was presented to woodworking artist Ben Smith Previous TASTE events have drawn the best culinary and artistic talen ...

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County votes to raise sewer rates in effort to get out of bankruptcy court

By Tina Tidmore Along with a history lesson on human waste disposal and sewers in Jefferson County, Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight told Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce members they will soon see changes on their sewer bill. A handout offered to those who attended the luncheon on Nov. 15 states, “For most residential customers, those increases will be less than $2 a month.” This amount includes ...

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Local chef teaches sushi making in Birmingham

By Anna McFall It is a type of food that is so popular it can be found in specialty restaurants and even in grocery store coolers. Some might find it scary to eat or even gross. Others embrace the challenge of the popular sushi cuisine. Now, in one afternoon, sushi connoisseurs can learn how to make sushi at home, for a fraction of the price that restaurants charge. Trussville native Kelly Viall recently be ...

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Local optometrist receives statewide award

Special to the Tribune Trussville Optometrist Dr . Sam Pierce has been named “Optometrist of the Year” by the Alabama Optometric Association.  The award was presented during the Association’s 2012 Convention, held November 2-4 at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. [caption id="attachment_3229" align="alignright" width="214"] Trussville Optometrist Dr. Sam Pierce has been named Optometrist of the Year by the A ...

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Farmhouse brings fresh outlook on healthy eating

By Anna McFall [caption id="attachment_3214" align="alignright" width="300"] The Farmhouse is located at 112 Glenn Avenue in Trussville[/caption] Tucked away inside a small building on Glenn Avenue, one local business is doing big things to help promote health, nutrition and wellness to members of the community. Owner Jennifer Cole Conn has established the new facility, called Farmhouse, in order to help ed ...

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