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Nature in Decatur, Neighbor to Arts

Getting rid of bugs has been a Cook family passion for three generations. Now the family has endowed a museum to put those little...

American-Made Works Big Time at Haleyville's Exxel Outdoors

Barbara Garrison was destined to make sleeping bags, right down to her initials: BAG. And her dedication to her profession, her...

Investment-Grade Porsche Brokers

Thomas Trissl wanted to do something fun after he sold his first flooring company in Florence. Three years ago, he partnered with Jason...

Google “Data Center + Alabama”

Google will break ground this year on a new, $600 million data center in rural Jackson County near Scottsboro on the site of...

Countdown to Launch of Medical Genomics

   Howard Jacob, left, and David Bick will lead the team of top research scientists at the HudsonAlpha Clinic for Genomic...

Some Shindig

The house is packed at the 700-seat Shoals Community Theater in Florence, and Alabama Shakes is rockin’ the place with its distinctive blues-and-soul-based...

Beginnings of the Blues

There is a special handwritten note exhibited at the W.C. Handy Home and Museum in Florence. It sits amidst the sheet music and instruments...

Spaceship Landing Zone

For decades, space vehicles have been designed and built in Alabama, but launched and landed elsewhere, usually in Florida or California....

Rocket Baby

Deborah Barnhart is a self-described “rocket baby, ” a child who grew up in Huntsville during the booming years when the von Braun team...

A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

Brandon Kruse is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who’s already made millions. So, what drives him now? He loves fast cars, but what...

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