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Bessemer is booming

Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley smiles, shakes his head and laughingly laments at just how successful the city has been recently in attracting major corporations...

Richard Phillips: More than Oneonta’s mayor

If people in Blount County have a legal issue, one of their options is to call Oneonta attorney Richard Phillips. If companies or nonprofits...

New electric arc furnace going strong at U.S. Steel

Birmingham endured many hazy days of summer during its steel-making peak of the 1960s and ’70s. Back then, whenever stagnant air descended upon the...

One of Cullman’s founding financial institutions is going public

Barely a decade after the city of Cullman was founded in 1873, a group of 30 original settlers organized a bank called Cullman Building...
Jack Royer emceed the 2021 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama event.

21 companies honored as 2021 Best Companies to Work For

Despite the numerous challenges generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies still have been able to create a positive working environment for their employees....

RV business booms post-pandemic

In the movie “Nomadland,” which recently won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2020, an unnamed woman describes why she enjoys traveling the...

When Athletes Don’t Go Pro

Athletes who are gifted enough to play competitive sports on the collegiate level usually begin demonstrating their skills around the age of 12 or...

Saving the Historic St. James

On a clear day, you can see forever from a balcony at Selma’s St. James Hotel, or at least see back nearly two centuries.Built...

Game Day has a Different Meaning for Sideline Doctors

They examine X-rays instead of game film, carry stethoscopes instead of whistles. But while the tools of their trade might be different from those...

Working Outside the Box

The courses offered in higher education these days extend far beyond the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. Sure, there are still plenty of...

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