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Top News Links: Monday, May 12

D.R. Horton acquires Crown Communities

D.R. Horton Inc. has announced the acquisition of the homebuilding operations of Crown Communities, which builds in Georgia, South Carolina, and eastern Alabama. – BusinessWire

Bentley takes road show to Dothan

Gov. Robert Bentley is taking his Road to Economic Recovery Tour to Dothan. The governor announced he will visit Blue Plate West around lunch time Monday. Then he tours Dothan High School and Panhandle Converters. He is scheduled to participate in a small business discussion at 3:30 p.m. – AP/ABC3340

Pipeline debate has D.C. paralyzed

No issue better captures the dysfunction of Washington than the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline. The Obama administration released its 3rd National Climate Assessment with one key message: climate change is real. There are many important decisions to be made here, but Keystone isn’t one of them. – Daily Beast

Alabama said unprepared for rising seas

When Kevin Harrison talks to Alabama lawmakers about the waters that scientists say will inundate the bridges, ports and highways he oversees, he never discusses climate change. – Business Week

RSA to build parking garage in Mobile

The Retirement Systems of Alabama plans to build a parking garage on Royal Street next to the Battle House Hotel. When complete the structure will feature 400 parking spaces and about 2,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. – al.com

New park considered in Tuscaloosa

Local officials are considering turning riverfront property near the Tuscaloosa airport into a new nature park. – Tuscaloosa News

Home care company adds 100 jobs

If you know a recent graduate, out-of-work job seeker or looking for a career change, Home Instead Senior Care serving Madison, Limestone, Morgan and Marshall counties announced last week it will hire 100 caregivers this year. – al.com

Birmingham Heart Clinic accredited

Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC) has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in both nuclear cardiology and computed tomography (CT) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).  – al.com

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