Northrop Grumman beats deadline for Polish battle training system; Birmingham trail systems wins $21.6M grant; Hamra buys Southeastern Panera locations; Comcast expands in South Mobile County; Authority Title & Escrow opens Huntsville office; Environmentalists raise questions over Okefenokee area mine

Bank of America plans to open its first Birmingham location in 2024 with others to follow including some in Madison

Northrop Grumman beats deadline for Polish battle training system

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has begun its training program to teach Polish forces how to use the Integrated Battle Command System, beating its deadline by some two years. Training took place at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Poland is the first U.S. ally to field the system. — Yahoo Finance

 

Birmingham trail systems wins $21.6M grant

The city of Birmingham has received a $21.6 million grant to expand its urban trail system. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding will cover addition of 3 more miles of trail. — Alabama Public Radio

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Hamra buys Southeastern Panera locations

Hamra Enterprises, a Missouri-based restaurant group, has purchased 24 Panera Bread locations from CSC Investments, including two in Mobile.  — World Coffee Portal

 

Comcast expands in South Mobile County

Internet service provider Comcast has announced plans to expand its 10G network to hundreds of homes and businesses in sparsely populated areas of southern Mobile County.  State funds totaling $133,000 are helping fund the project. – Comcast

 

Authority Title & Escrow opens Huntsville office

Tennessee-based Authority Title & Escrow has opened an office in Huntsville, the firm’s first in northern Alabama. — American Land Title Association

 

Environmentalists raise questions over Okefenokee area mine

Opponents of a titanium strip mine, proposed by Birmingham-based Twin Pines Minerals near the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, have raised questions about the firm’s capabilities for this type of work and about its permitting process. — The Brunswick News

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