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Top News Links: Monday, March 21

Towns depending on current prisons anxious over new plan

Closure of the St. Clair Correctional Facility may still be a distant concern for people who live near St. Clair, but this and the rest of the state's largest prisons have a better-than-even chance of closing if Gov. Robert Bentley convinces the Legislature to approve his $800 million prison-building plan. – Anniston Star

U.S. Steel announces 200 job cuts at Fairfield

U.S. Steel may cut as many as 450 union-represented jobs at its Lone Star Tubular Operations in eastern Texas and 200 at its Fairfield, Alabama, site, the company said in an emailed statement Friday. Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel is idling Lone Star on Friday, and Fairfield in April. About 120 non-represented positions were cut at those and other locations. – WorldOil.com

State begins hotel construction despite court loss

After a court fight and years of trying to rebuild a hurricane-destroyed beachfront lodge, Alabama has begun construction on a multimillion-dollar hotel and conference center partially funded by money from the BP oil spill. Initial work has started on the new conference center at Gulf State Park just weeks after a federal judge blocked the state from paying for the work with money from BP, the director of the project, Cooper Shattuck, said Thursday. Shattuck said the work is legal because the judge only shut the lid on one pot of BP money and the project is being funded from another pile of BP money. – AP/AL.com

South’s poultry industry pumped about Cuba

Less than 100 miles off the US coast sits an island nation that can’t feed itself. Cuba, which imports as much as 80 per cent of its food, has developed a huge appetite for American chicken, despite the decades-long trade embargo. That's why few businesses are quite as excited about normalized relations as poultry producers in Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas. – ESM Magazine

Austal receives $14M LCS study contract

Austal USA was awarded a $14 million littoral combat ship contract modification by the U.S. Navy to conduct special studies and analyses, the Navy announced last week. This is the second $14 million LCS modification contract for Austal USA this month. – Fox News

Food cooperative keeps it local in north Alabama

The Food Bank of North Alabama bonds local farmers with local buyers through the Farm Food Collaborative. Small Business Owner Jacob Birmingham is a member of the program as a buyer for The Juicery in Madison. He and his wife opened the store several months ago. He prides their place on using New South Organic Farm’s locally grown produce. – WHNT

Career center chosen as model for state

A career technical education program in southeast Alabama that simulates workplace environments in seven different industries has been selected as the model throughout the state. Amanda Campbell, simulated workplace coordinator for Carroll High School's Career Center, said the career center was recently selected as the model for 85 similar simulated workforce programs throughout the state. – AP

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