Edit Module Edit Module
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Pin It

Top News Links: Monday, Feb. 16

Genius, entrepreneur, person of interest

John McAfee made his name and fortune by building a cybersecurity empire at then-McAfee Associates only to resign in 1994 and, in 2012, be named by Belize authorities as a "'person of interest" in the murder of his neighbor. He fled the country and initially moved to Portland, Ore., before settling in Tennessee. John and Janice McAfee chose Lexington because of its rustic charms and its proximity — a six-hour drive — to Future Tense Central, McAfee's fledgling incubator in Opelika on the Alabama/Georgia border, near Auburn University. – USA Today

Weather has Alabama on alert

As a weary Northeast remains buried in snow, the South and Midwest are gearing up for a messy mix of snow, sleet and ice. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered various agencies on alert, including the Emergency Management Agency, the state National Guard and law enforcement agencies. – CNN/wxii12

Judge lets suit over land allegations proceed

A lawsuit alleging the City of Huntsville overpaid for land as part of the effort to lure a Cabela's outdoor super store here can move forward, a Madison County judge has ruled. Madison County Circuit Judge Karen Hall rejected the city's request to dismiss the taxpayer lawsuit filed by Carl Fallin. – AL.com

Livestock barn does $49M in 2014 sales

One of northwest Alabama's biggest economic engines isn't a steel and glass edifice populated by men and women in business attire. On a cold and windy February morning, Jim Akin and Mark Mashburn comment on cattle in pens from their vantage point on the catwalk at the Tennessee Valley Livestock sale barn. Dozens of cows, along with a handful of pigs, stir under the roof of the holding area as buyers and sellers begin to arrive. – AP/Times Daily

Montgomery rates well for black-owned businesses

A new study from financial advisory site NerdWallet found that the Montgomery area is the second-best place in the nation for black-owned businesses. The study considered unemployment rate, cost of living and more, but it was a strong support network of mentors and role models that helped vault Montgomery up the list of major metro areas. – Montgomery Advertiser

West Coast port problems hurt automakers

Car shortages are looming as the labor dispute continues to interrupt work at West Coast ports, where some key parts for Asian-brand automakers arrive. The situation underlines the fact that the car business is global, despite major efforts to localize production. And it exposes how vulnerable automakers' cost-saving, just-in-time inventory delivery systems are to interruption. – USA Today

Southern Baptist ministers put on notice

Churches of Southern Baptist ministers who conduct marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples in Alabama risk losing their standing with the Alabama Baptist Convention, according to a statement on the convention website. – Baptist Standard

New Harper Lee book good for authors

The new book by “To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee will help boost the profile of other authors from the state, according to the head of an organization for Alabama writers. Jeanie Thompson, director of the Alabama Writer’s Forum, said the attention being given to Lee’s long-awaited second novel will reflect on other writers in the state. – AP/Times Daily

Maynard Cooper joins with Vickers Riis

Maynard Cooper & Gale has expanded its reach into south Alabama by combining efforts with the Mobile-based firm Vickers, Riis, Murray & Curran. As a result, Maynard Cooper has more than doubled the number of attorneys in its Mobile office. – News release

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit Module