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Top News Links: Friday, Sept. 23

Gadsden Water & Sewer files suit against textile manufacturers over pollution issues

Facing pollution from chemicals in the Gadsden water supply, the Water Works and Sewer Board has filed a lawsuit against local textile and carpet makers and their chemical suppliers. Montgomery law firm Beasley Allen is representing the Gadsden board in the suit filed in Etowah County Circuit Court. — Press Release

4 Million and Counting for Honda

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln celebrated completion of its 4 millionth vehicle Thursday. The plant makes Odyssey minivans, Pilot SUVs, Ridgeline pickups and Acuva SUVs and V6 engines. — Honda

Electronic bingo still illegal, governor and attorney general warn counties

In a letter to Alabama’s counties — including Macon County where Victoryland recently resumed electronic bingo games — Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange reiterated that the machines are illegal and asked county officials to take action. — Tuscaloosa News

Birmingham Tire firm expands into Louisiana

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, based in Birmingham, has moved into the Louisiana market with the purchase of six Skid Marks Tires locations in Baton Rouge. The stores are being rebranded with the Tire Engineers name. — BR Proud

New elementary school planned in Auburn, consulting contract renewed

As it begins planning for a new elementary school, the Auburn City Schools have renewed their contract with TCU Consulting, which helped create its master plan. School officials say work on the new elementary school should begin shortly after the new high school is complete, probably in April.  — Auburn Realtor

Brasfield & Gorrie completes work on GE Global Operations Center

Birmimgham’s Brasfield & Gorrie construction firm has completed work on the 10-story, 330,000-square-foot GE Global Operations Center on the Riverfront in Cincinnati, Ohio. — Press Release

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