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Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Lauderdale and Colbert counties in northwest Alabama are known as The Shoals — where the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia are nestled along the beautiful Tennessee River.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Austal expects to deliver dividend

Ship builder Austal expects to deliver a dividend this financial year as its works through $2.6 billion in orders for the US Navy and Australian Customs. The company is building 20 vessels for the US Navy, eight Australian Customs and Border Protection boats, two commercial vessels and two Navy vessel for Oman by 2018. – Business Spectator  

Chicken Salad Chick founders honored

The Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance awarded Chicken Salad Chick Founders Kevin and Stacy Brown the honor of Restaurateur of the Year at their 15th Annual Hospitality Stars of Alabama Awards this week. – News release

Moore not guilty on perjury charges

A jury found Republican Rep. Barry Moore not guilty of charges of perjury and giving false information on Thursday in the first trial to come out of an investigation that targeted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Jurors found Moore not guilty of two charges of perjury and two charges of giving false information. – AP/Tuscaloosa News

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Gathering Momentum

Gathering Momentum

The retreat gatherings of Leadership Alabama — the state’s premier community leadership initiative — have been the center of many hard-won advances since 1990. Seven graduates share their insights.

Mountain Brook Legacy Transformed

Mountain Brook Legacy Transformed

A legacy chunk of real estate in the heart of Mountain Brook is transformed into a master planned development. Heirs of a landmark real estate developer take no risks on leaving oversight to anyone else.

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

Making Alabama one of the strongest aerospace centers in the U.S. is a cluster of more than 300 aero supplier companies specializing in everything from nuts and bolts to the WiFi on your next commercial flight.

Upstarts Grown Up

Upstarts Grown Up

Check up on five promising, fledgling companies we introduced to you in the last decade.

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Tailored to a Fast Changing Market

Talladega Superspeedway maneuvers economic recession and high-def TV, and spends $13.5 million tailoring the track to a 25 percent drop in NASCAR attendance.

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Battle Tested Camp Gear

Battle Tested Camp Gear

Founded by a WWII vet, MMI Outdoor designs camp gear for U.S. soldiers and a growing market of recreational campers eager to tap the best in military gear.

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

EPA Cracks Down on Coal

Like a 10 pound hammer, the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will be on Alabama’s economy, cry utility companies and Alabama pols.

Port as State Economic Plan

Port as State Economic Plan

The capital plan of the Alabama State Port is an economic game plan — accommodating new industries like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp and anticipating emerging enterprises like roll-on/roll-off automotive service through an expanded Panama Canal.

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Huntsville native Virginia Barnes heads Boeing’s contract to build for NASA the world’s largest rocket system — the heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

Spotlight on Lauderdale and Colbert Counties

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