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March 2012

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Near Miss Leads to Sure Thing Business

Near Miss Leads to Sure Thing Business

John Wydner's fall from a tree stand could have been fatal, but that near miss made him determined to make a user-friendly harness for hunters.

Alabama Leads National Meds Policy

Alabama Leads National Meds Policy

87-Year-Old Bridge Rebuild

Vote of Confidence

Vote of Confidence

A retired Marine and college dean, Alec Yasinsac is on a mission: to ensure that every ballot cast by a member of our military is counted.

Let’s Hear That Again

Aggressive Strategies in Hard Times

Aggressive Strategies in Hard Times

In the worst of times, the best construction companies are aggressively planning for the next month, next year and next decade.

Wheeler Whoop Up

Wheeler Whoop Up

Bandwith Runner

Bandwith Runner

CEO Andy Newton had to tack Southern Light through some economic sea changes to bring big city bandwidth to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of the Gulf Coast.

Rural Route Grocers

Rural Route Grocers

Independent stores cater to local communities, giving them an edge over larger chains in customer service.

Movers & Shapers

Making a difference in Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb and Cherokee counties

Spotlight on Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb & Cherokee Counties

Spotlight on Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb & Cherokee Counties

Momentum Women

Momentum Women

Need Some Cash?

Need Some Cash?

Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

Building for extreme weather

Buffalo Trail Marker

Buffalo Trail Marker

Gateway to Crimson Tide Football

Gateway to Crimson Tide Football

Contractors and the University of Alabama team up to create a “fan’s paradise” at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Robust Growth in Crop Receipts

Robust Growth in Crop Receipts

Surviving the Busy Season

Surviving the Busy Season

Accounting firms get creative to keep employees going

Regions Recognized for Business Lending

Regions Recognized for Business Lending

The Evolution of Yella Fella

The Evolution of Yella Fella

Jimmy Rane divulges how he got his start

Alabama Insider Trades

Stock transitions by insiders of Alabama's public companies

Golf Dreams Come True on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Golf Dreams Come True on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

An 18-hole fantasy golf course created from the Trail’s 11 sites, with hole-by-hole tips from RTJ golf experts Mike Beverly and Will Fisher, Capitol Hill; Scott Gomberg, Grand National; Jason Callan, Silver Lakes, and Niall Fraser, Lakewood at the Grand.

Payday Loans for State Agencies?

Payday Loans for State Agencies?

Companies on the Verge of Making it Big

Companies on the Verge of Making it Big

Seven new ventures drawing a bead on a market bull’s eye—from senior care to nanotechnology.

U.S. Navy Christens Second Littoral Combat Ship

U.S. Navy Christens Second Littoral Combat Ship

Dream On

Dream On

Six-Pack of Fabricators

Six-Pack of Fabricators

Six of Alabama’s leading women in construction

Finns Set to Take Over ThyssenKrupp Stainless

Finns Set to Take Over ThyssenKrupp Stainless

Martin Marietta Digs in on Vulcan Takeover

Martin Marietta Digs in on Vulcan Takeover