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MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation to formally declare November 30, 2019 as Small Business Saturday in the state of Alabama. This special designation by the governor is intended to celebrate and support small businesses and the impact they have on communities across the state.

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On Saturday Nov. 9, Chris Hoover and his team of travel agents held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their travel agency All Adventure Travel at Lake Plaza in Cropwell. Live music from Justin Lively, games and food accompanied the event. Local station 94.1 FM The River also atten…

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The Moody City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 14, approved a J&M Exotic Foods application for incentives for an expansion of their Moody, Alabama facility.

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The Pell City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the newly-renovated apartments in Pell City, The Park on 23rd.

SPRINGVILLE –Crawford Skinner Agency is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and its suppliers had a $12 billion economic impact on Alabama in 2018, employ over 45,000 in the state and produce 5.4 percent of the total Alabama GDP, according to a report released this week by the automaker and Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA).

Mum’s Unique Consignment Boutique opened on Saturday with a grand opening celebration. Eric Watters performed under the umbrella on the sidewalk while Steel City Pops quenched the heat with delicious popsicles with shoppers checking out the selections on the consignment floor.

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Lakeside Boathouse held a ribbon cutting on Monday with the Pell City Chamber of Commerce to celebrate their grand opening at their new location.

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The City of Leeds held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the opening of Texas based mega-travel center Buc-ee’s. This will be its second store in the State of Alabama in the City of Leeds.

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Your CBD Store in Pell City, sells 100% natural CBD. James Newton, one of co-owners along with his fiancé Courtney Hawkins, of Your CBD Store said it’s a family owned business with a focus on giving back. 

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Trinity Highway Products, a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc. was recently recognized as one of the eight winners of the 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards. The Pell City plant manufactures and ships proprietary products to all 50 states and 70 countries. 

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The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Grand Opening celebrations for three businesses.  These businesses have opened their doors in the community over the past couple of months and are part of what seems to be a business boom in the community.  

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Shirleys’ Mainline BBQ was named the Pell City Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month on Monday. They were presented with a certificate and a sign will be displayed outside of their restaurant stating their Business of the Month status.

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The owners of Salon 2113 on Cogswell Avenue are used to holding scissors, but not usually the size of the ones for the Pell City Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. 

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The Pell City Chamber of Commerce received nominations for local businesses and citizen of the year from their members. Each was voted on and tallied and awards were given out on Dec. 5 during a luncheon at Eden Westside Baptist Church.  More than 175 Chamber members from multiple businesses…

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Gallery of Eden, featuring the art of Wallace Bromberg, Jr. and other local artists, officially opened their doors on Nov. 30 with a Pell City Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and open house event.

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The St. Clair County Economic Development Council (EDC) presented Ed Gardner, Sr. with the Chairman Award at their annual event on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Mathews Manor in Springville. 

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Eissmann Automotive North America, Inc. held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the completed expansion at their Pell City location, which includes a $14.5 million capital investment and adds 200 jobs to the area.

ServSafe is a nationally recognized food sanitation certification training program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). It is designed for foodservice managers and educates participants about food  hazards and appropriate food handling practices. T…

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LEEDS - Betty Ruth Bagwell, age 91, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Bagwell McWhorter (Cliff); sisters, Agnes Folsom and Lavada Roper; grandchildren, Kim Schulte (Michael), Kelly Barnes (Chris), and Kasey Blair (Jamie); great grandchildren, Chase …

WACO, TX - On January 5, 2020 Hezkiah Travis "H.T." Layman passed away in Waco, Texas, at the age of 88. H. T. was born June 27, 1931 in Trussville, Alabama. After graduating from Odenville High School, he earned an engineering degree from The University of Alabama in 1953. He served in Kore…

Ashville - Mr. George Arthur Praytor, 68, of Ashville, Alabama passed away on December 21, 2019 in Huntsville. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Diane Echols Praytor; his parents, Johnnie and Hephie Praytor; and his brother, Buddy Praytor. He is survived by his wife, Nell Praytor; d…