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Top News Links: Wednesday, May 28

B&G to build home of the Braves

Cobb County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve American Builders 2017 as construction manager for construction of the new Atlanta Braves ballpark. American Builders 2017 is a venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Co. and New South Construction. – News release

Confederate fort’s value drops fast

The Alabama State Port Authority's plans to avoid altering a Civil War-era fort unearthed on Mobile Bay may have changed.  Fort Albert Sidney Johnston, a Confederate garrison said to have been a pillar in defending Mobile during the war between the North and the South, was discovered in 2003. – AL.com

Alabaster store told to improve access

Shelby County wants the developer of an ALDI grocery store in Alabaster to make improvements on County Road 11 to provide property access near the junction with Highway 31. – AL.com

SSC task force peppered with ideas

The task force working to come up with ideas for the Navy’s small surface combatant (SSC) got a major data download Thursday, as industry submitted their proposals for modified or new designs. Both builders of littoral combat ships — Lockheed Martin and Austal USA — submitted modified designs. – Navy Times

BioCryst ends 11 percent up Tuesday

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares closed up nearly 11% on Tuesday after the company reported positive data from its OPuS-1 mid-stage study involving BCX4161 as a treatment for hereditary angioedema, a rare immune disorder that can cause swelling of the face and breathing airways. – Baystreet

Coke United expands to Scottsboro

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, headquartered in Birmingham, announced Tuesday it closed a transaction with The Coca-Cola Company expanding the company’s territory into the Scottsboro, area. – News release

SouthernLINC transitions 911 service

The Alabama 911 Board announced Tuesday that SouthernLINC Wireless has successfully transitioned the delivery of 911 wireless calls to the 95 Alabama PSAPs within the carrier's service area to the Alabama Next Generation Emergency Network (ANGEN). – MarketWatch

Country Place Senior Living adds sites

Looking to fulfill a growing need for specialized senior care in rural areas, Dallas, Texas-based Country Place Senior Living is building two new assisted living residences in Alabama, one in Hamilton (690 National Avenue) and one in Winfield (480 Tahoe Road). – News release

Gulf Coast Cancer Centers have Calypso

Gulf Coast Cancer Centers is offering its most recent advancement in radiation therapy technology, the Calypso System for Breast Cancer Treatment. Through innovative techniques, Calypso is used to localize tumors in patients with left-sided breast cancer to reduce radiation exposure to healthy tissue. – News release

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