Edit Module Edit Module
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Pin It

Top News Links: Thursday, Sept. 4

 Gov. Bentley’s in the money

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is maintaining a large fundraising lead over Democratic challenger Parker Griffith. The Republican incumbent added more than $400,000 to his campaign war chest in August. Bentley’s campaign in total has raised more than $5 million. Griffith raised $12,920 in August. – AP/Tuscaloosa News

Birmingham, Germany talk flights

Birmingham is in talks with Bremen, Germany, about starting an international flight between the two cities. According to AL.com, conversations about the flights started after Mayor William Bell's recent trip to London for an international airshow. – Birmingham Business Journal

Settlement reached in airport sign death

A settlement over the death of a boy who was hit by a falling flight information sign inside Birmingham's airport was approved Wednesday, and the family said they had forgiven the contractors involved. Luke Bresette, 10, of Overland Park, Kansas, was crushed by a flight information sign that fell inside Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in March 2013. – AP/The Emporia Gazette

Weld turns 3 in Birmingham

Weld for Birmingham, which sprang into existence with the demise of that city’s daily newspaper, has been fighting the good journalistic fight now for three years and shows no signs of waning. It bases itself on telling compelling stories and avoiding, for the most part, clickbait. – Weld

Food exec makes ASU allegations

The head of a food services company said officials at Alabama State University threatened to cancel the company's contract after it wouldn't commit to providing thousands of dollars in free catering for the new president's inaugural. – Star Tribune

Accounting lecture offered at UM

Bill Balhoff, chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Board of Directors, will discuss the future of accounting at a free lecture at the University of Mobile on Thursday, Sept. 11. The managing director and CEO for Postlethwaite & Netterville will also discuss the accounting profession’s overall impact in the business world. – News release

ServisFirst opens 2nd Mobile office

With total loans in the Mobile market "approaching $135 million" and close to $100 million in local deposits, ServisFirst Bank opened its second Port City banking center in as many years Wednesday morning at 4400 Old Shell Road. – AL.com

CVS parts ways with tobacco

Customers visiting the more than 150 Alabama CVS locations may have noticed a clear difference behind the register today.  Stores nationwide cleared shelves that once held cigarettes and other tobacco products replacing cartons and canisters with signs encouraging tobacco users to kick the habit. – AL.com

Groundbreaking this month in Athens

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America will start construction next month on its new $30 million Athens plant, the company announced today. The company will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at the plant site, 1806 Wilkinson St. in Athens. Clearing of the property for construction will begin in October, the company said. – Decatur Daily

LST-325 in Decatur for tours

The USS LST-325 World War II ship arrived in Decatur shortly after 11 a.m. today. It left the locks at Wheeler Dam about 7:30 this morning. The ship had been traveling at 8 mph upstream on the Tennessee River. – Decatur Daily

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit Module