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Fire department gets new engine, SUV

By Anna McFall Trussville’s Fire Department recently added some new vehicles to its team. These aren’t just any new vehicles: one cost around $500,000 and the other runs on compressed natural gas. The department received the new fire truck last week, something that only happens every 20 years. “The one we have inside is 20 years old and it’s been a good truck,” firefighter Paul Givens said. “They usually do ...

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Online resource offers voter, polling information

Tomorrow is Election Day and to help guide you through the process, Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman is sponsoring an online service that is the official online information center for the state’s voting population. Voters can visit https://myinfo.alabamavotes.gov/ to verify voter registration and also search for their local polling place . The website also allows those who have voted with provisional ...

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New local cemetery book to help in genealogy research

By Tina Tidmore The Josiah Brunson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announce the publication of a new book with information retrieved from grave markers in many Clay, Pinson and Trussville cemeteries. They are already working on a second book with more cemetery information. [caption id="attachment_2986" align="alignright" width="229"] The new cemetery book is just one in a series publishe ...

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TASTE event mixes local art and tasty bites

By Anna McFall In just a few weeks, artists and local restaurants are coming together for the fourth annual Trussville Art Show and Tasting Event, which is known as TASTE . Sponsored by the Trussville Chamber of Commerce, TASTE is a unique event that highlights local artists and cuisine while giving the community an opportunity to experience everything under one roof. TASTE will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, f ...

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Commissioner Knight gives details on Cooper Green decision

By Tina Tidmore Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight reached all the way to the year 1888 to tell Clay-Pinson Chamber members the history of publicly provided health care in Birmingham. [caption id="attachment_2596" align="alignright" width="225"] Commissioner Knight gives details on the Cooper Green Decision at Tuesdays Chamber meeting . Photo by Tina Tidmore[/caption] However, at the Oct. 8 chamber lu ...

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“Turn Trussville Pink” sparks deals in the community

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, there will be a kick-off party for "Turn Trussville Pink" at the Three-Eared Rabbit . The kick-off party is the day before this year's "Turn Trussville Pink" event, a community-wide initiative to help promote breast cancer awareness. “Turn Trussville Pink” began in 2008 and takes place every year on the 3rd Wednesday in October. What started as an event honoring two Hewitt-Trussville Hi ...

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Salvatore Bambinelli brings southern Italian restaurant to Trussville

By Tina Tidmore The first-generation American, Salvatore Bambinelli, is sharing his Naples-style Italian cuisine with many in the Birmingham metropolitan area, including Trussville residents as Oct. 8. That’s when the new Salvatore’s opens next to Cold Stone Creamery on Gadsden Highway. Anticipation has been growing because the lighted sign has been up for weeks. Bambinelli already has four other restaurant ...

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Trussville Chamber names Beshears Ambassador of the Quarter

 The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that it named  Robin Beshears as Ambassador of the Quarter .  Robin is the Commercial Support Specialist at Bryant Bank in Trussville.    Robin serves on the Board of the East Jefferson Relay for Life.  She has been very active in the Trussville community as a volunteer for Dog Daze and also the Christmas parade.  She has assisted the chamber wit ...

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Rosewood Office Furniture celebrates expansion

by Anna McFall Mike Birgenheier started his furniture business 11 years ago in the basement of his home.  He had been working as a repair man for a copier machine company, when his pastor approached him with an idea. “We had just moved into a house with a big basement,” said Mike. “My pastor suggested that I start buying used office furniture and use my basement for storage,” he said. “That day, I went to o ...

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Local Speed Networking Breakfast brings about 50 to exchange business cards

By Tina Tidmore  About 50 business leaders from Center Point, Trussville, Clay and Pinson exchanged business cards and gave their 1-minute “elevator introduction” at the first speed networking breakfast at Grayson Valley Country Club. Each person at the 8-seated round table took turns telling others at the table about their business. When Clay-Pinson Chamber of Commerce Director Ronnie Dixon said time was u ...

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