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Haines and Other Authors’ Best Sellers

For Carolyn Haines, opportunity knocked at a Mississippi cocktail party. Attending the 1982 social, an Ole Miss professor told the future mega-author, “Carolyn, you...

Wally’s Bessemer Alchemy

Wally Evans, 66, knows a thing or two about running a family business. While growing up in Decatur, he spent many hours helping out...

Lee Aids Carnival Cruise Lines

Mike Lee remembers standing on the side of a Colorado ski slope when Carnival Cruise Lines called.It wasn’t the first time they had come...

Cyber Security is an Important Emerging Area and a Tough Problem

Marc Bendickson is CEO of Dynetics, one of Alabama’s largest private companies — 1, 055 employees, sales of $267 million — and one of...

Caldwell and More Top Gene Scientists in Alabama

Ever since the human genome was unraveled in 2001, genetic science has exploded into a race to find new products and services.In Alabama, researchers...

Serial Local Bank Builder

ServisFirst Bank President and CEO Tom Broughton seems nonchalant as he fields questions about goals and strategic planning. “We’ve never had goals … but...

Miller Claims Protecting the Turtles Was One of the Toughest Laws

Asia has eaten through its own turtle population and is turning knife and fork to Alabama streams. With more than two million wild-caught American...

Dream Fielder

Brian Skinner is the deliverer of dreams. He can take people around the globe and transport them to other worlds. He can make people...

Tornado Construction Leader

Alabama led all states when it passed new school construction regulations in 2010, requiring a tornado-safe room big enough to hold everyone in the...

A Company Thinks Money

OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS In 1978, Mobil Oil went on a bit of fishing expedition in the waters off of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. In the...

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