Historic McCalla bar closes; Tiger Woods’ Popstroke set to open soon in Tuscaloosa; Innovate Alabama hosts Condoleezza Rice; Ivey names AGC safety dog honorary trooper

Green Lantern, a McCalla bar that began serving patrons in the 1920s, has closed

Historic McCalla bar closes

Green Lantern, a McCalla bar that began serving patrons in the 1920s, has closed. The bar announced the closing on social media “due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control.” – AL.com

Tiger Woods’ Popstroke set to open soon in Tuscaloosa

Popstroke, a golf entertainment experience partnered with Tiger Woods, is planning an opening in early 2024 in Tuscaloosa. Popstroke will feature two 18-hole putting courses, other games, food, craft beer, wine and ice cream. – Bama Buzz

Innovate Alabama hosts Condoleezza Rice

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Innovate Alabama’s State of Innovation Day featured Dr. Condoleezza Rice in a fireside chat with Innovate Alabama Board Chair Bill Poole. Birmingham native Rice is former secretary of state and now director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. – Alabama Political Reporter

Ivey names AGC safety dog an honorary ALEA trooper

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey named Millie the Work Zone Safety Dog an honorary Alabama Law Enforcement Agency trooper. Millie is a certified therapy dog and the official safety dog of the Alabama Associated General Contractors. – Gov. Kay Ivey’s Office

Women’s Foundation launches $7.5 million campaign

The Women’s Foundation of Alabama is launching a $7.5 million fundraising campaign. The goal of the Watershed Campaign is to add 10,000 women to the workforce by 2027. – Alabama Political Reporter

Dolly Parton plans $60 million dinner theater in Panama City

Country music legend Dolly Parton is planning to open a location of her Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Panama City in 2025. The $60 million 60,000-square-foot facility will seat more than 1,000 guests. The pirate show currently has locations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. – AL.com

Anniston Regional Fire Training Center designated Gadsden State campus

The Anniston Regional Fire Training Center has been designated a Gadsden State Community College campus. In addition, it has received accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on College. – City of Anniston

Moulton group wins ARC award

Moulton-based Wild Alabama has received $25,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission for its educational facility design project. The award will help Wild Alabama complete a schematic design plan and feasibility study. – Appalachian Regional Commission

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