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Walmart preparing for sales tax free holiday

“Walmart customers in Alabama will be able to save even more money on the things they need to head back-to-school during the state’s sales tax free event,” said Kamron Whitehead, the media consultant for Mitchell Communications Group. “The annual event exempts certain merchandise from sales tax, helping shoppers to save money and spread their budgets a little further.” The state-wide event runs from Aug. 3 ...

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Velma’s owner: “It ain’t over yet”

Velma’s Planning on Moving to Another Location By Tina Tidmore Frances Salumn, who owns Velma’s Place, said she has three other locations she is considering. “It ain’t over yet,” said Salumn. [caption id="attachment_862" align="alignleft" width="300"] Velma’s Place is located on Gadsden Highway and is the only bar in town.[/caption]   The main place she is considering is the former Tipsy’s just down th ...

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Trussville mortgage company owner pleads guilty to federal tax violations

A Trussville man admitted today in federal court that he did not file federal income tax returns on $838,180 in income over five years, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Donald B. Yaden. Don Walter Willimas, Jr., 54, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor to five counts of failure to file income tax returns for the yea ...

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Tribune unveils new website

By Tribune Staff With over 1.2 million articles read online in the last 13 months and rapidly increasing traffic, The Trussville Tribune staff realized the online version of the newspaper was both a blessing and a curse. Rapid growth and dramatic increases in online traffic led to the change of servers and the website redesign for the newspaper's online home, www.trussvilletribune.com. "It's really interest ...

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Both Legends Smokehouse Locations Close

By Tina Tidmore Legends Smokehouse employees were told on Saturday that they would have the following Monday off. The message on the restaurants’ Facebook page on Saturday had a similar message: “We just wanted to let everyone know that Legends will be closed on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at both the Trussville and Clay locations. We are going to take a holiday due to the fact we were open for the 4th of July, ...

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Trussville Chamber hires new event coordinator

The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce has hired a new event coordinator. Megan Patterson started June 18 and “hit the ground running,” said Executive Director Diane Poole . Patterson spent 11 years working with the Southeastern Conference. She most recently served as assistant director of football operations. Patterson disseminated crew assignments, coordinated weekly travel arrangements and oversaw the p ...

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Blackwell commits to finding county finance solutions, business development

Alabama State Sen. Slade Blackwell told Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce members last week that his focus for the next year will be passing legislation that benefits businesses. He asked business leaders to contact him with what they recommend. “I also look forward to working with my colleagues in the legislature, as well as those who will be affected in my district, in putting forward a plan to address ...

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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 officia ...

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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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