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Top News Links: Thursday, Feb. 12

More counties complying with marriage order

Alabama judges hope a federal court hearing in Mobile clears up confusion over gay marriage. At least 22 of the state’s 67 counties are issuing licenses for same-sex marriages, but others are not. Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin says it’s been a difficult week because of conflicting orders from federal courts and Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. – AP/Washington Post

Roy Moore once again does battle with feds

Since his earliest days as a county judge, Roy Moore has followed a higher law, one he considers more sacred than even the U.S. Constitution. His belief that God’s word and the Ten Commandments supersedes federal authority has already cost him the post of Alabama’s chief justice once, but he’s battled back to hold the same office once again. And once again he’s picked a showdown with the primacy of federal judges. – Politico

DreamVision Park spawns social media frenzy

Entertainment company DreamVision’s 75-minute presentation Wednesday morning raised more questions than it answered, causing the vast majority of those tweeting along to express skepticism that the $3.5 billion amusement park would ever come to fruition. – Yellowhammer News

Birmingham entrepreneur wins honor

Birmingham businesswoman and owner of ConcertCare LLC Tanveer Patel has been named one of the nation’s top 100 entrepreneurs by Upstart Business Journal. Called a “serial entrepreneur” by the Birmingham Business Journal, Patel has created and sold several businesses since she moved to the United States from India as a 19 year old. – Yellowhammer News

Mobile spawns new CEO peer network

A grassroots, peer network of business leaders sits poised to propel Mobile's entrepreneurial community to Silicon Valleyesque prominence. Designed to tap the insights of the region's most promising emerging and high-growth companies, 1702 brings together 24 chief executives from the technology, aerospace, manufacturing and consumer sectors to stimulate collaboration on critical aspects of growing a business and drive innovation along the Gulf Coast. – AL.com

Entrepreneurial ways discussed in Bessemer

It takes more than a great idea to start and sustain a business and claim your piece of the American dream. About 20 small businesses are finding that support at the nonprofit Bessemer Business Incubation System, according to executive director Devron Veazley - about six in the Downtown Entrepreneurial Center and 14 more in the Bessemer Business Center on Ninth Avenue. – AL.com

Robins & Morton wins $46M expansion

Robins & Morton – Dallas was recently awarded a $46 million women’s health services expansion project at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Construction of the 133,000-square-foot, five-story tower will begin later this month. – News release

Education-to-work plan seeking applicants

It's time to submit an application if you want to be considered for the 2015-16 class of the Alabama Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education's Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program at Calhoun Community College. – AL.com

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