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Ammo maker expands, but not to Granite Dells

HPR founder says existing plant will remain in Payson

Advanced Tactical Armament Concepts will build a $554 million ammunition making plant with 605 employees in Tennessee, but will continue to operate its much smaller manufacturing operation in Payson indefinitely owner Jim Antich told the Roundup this week.

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A place to stash the stuff in an emergency

Homeowners, contractors and anyone else with a temporary need to safely stash a roomful of equipment, appliances or furniture on site now have an affordable new option.

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Stylist adds new services to salon

Tracy Bentley is used to the fast-paced world of Valley salons and teaching coloring techniques at hair shows.

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Group seeks Internet backup for Rim Country

Driven by repeated Internet and cellphone outages, a high-powered group of local business and political leaders is pushing for a backup network.

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APS donates truck to Habitat

Wednesday event will celebrate donation

Payson Habitat for Humanity will be receiving the keys to a 2007 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup Truck from Arizona Public Service this Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 2:30pm in front of the ReStore at 425 N. Beeline Highway, Payson AZ.

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McDonald’s exec insists, advertising still key to success

He invented the Happy Meal and worked on some of the biggest advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, including jingles you are probably still humming today.

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Kendra doesn’t make cakes, she creates art

Kendra Lewinson has a history in food and art, so what did she do?

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Association honors Scott Crabdree

C. Scott Crabdree this week won recognition for 15 years of service to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Arizona Inc. (IIABAZ).

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North Country HealthCare offers comprehensive care

A primary care health clinic that provides care for Rim Country residents staged a ribbon cutting this week.

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Hometown dirt bike champion

Doug Woody doesn’t need to hire a spokesperson to advertise for his business — Woody’s Performance Motorsports, located at 405 W. Main St. in Payson.

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Better business from head to toe

From a small, rented room to one of the largest salons in town, the transformation of From Head to Toe Salon took 20 years, but is a model of success.

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Frontier Dental honors veterans

A local dental office honored veterans by recently offering free dental procedures.

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Affordable Furniture has new location

Affordable Furniture opened its doors at its new location in the Swiss Village Tuesday.

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Grants will fund biomass projects

Local groups enouraged to develop uses for wood

Forests and woodlands across the state of Arizona need market development opportunities to facilitate on‐the‐ground restoration activities. Arizona State Forestry and the USDA Forest Service want to encourage commercially viable wood energy systems in the public and private applications that use woody biomass generated from public lands and other land ownerships.

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Shuttle service takes off

After just a few years in business, the Payson Airport Shuttle has expanded from one van and a few trips to the Valley each week to three vans and four trips a day.