Top Headlines: AT&T donates to Birmingham Promise, Music venues seek federal aid

AT&T gives $300,000 to Birmingham Promise
AT&T has given $300,000 to Birmingham Promise, a program that provides tuition and work experience for students going to community colleges and four-year institutions. – The Birmingham Times

Payroll tax deadline extended for Hurricane Sally victims
The IRS has extended its deadline to file payroll tax returns for Alabama victims of Hurricane Sally. Employers in Baldwin, Escambia and Mobile counties can apply for the extension. The deadline is now Jan. 15. – Bloomberg Tax 

Alabama music venues among those seeking federal aid
A proposed $10 billion in federal aid would help music venues around the country, including 23 in Alabama. The Save our Stages Act would help venues recover from COVID-19 closings. – WAFF-48

Tech magnet school has virtual groundbreaking
The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering magnet school broke ground – virtually – for a new facility expected to be finished in 2022. The school’s first group of students began classes in August at Oakwood University in Huntsville . – WHNT-19

Alabama home sales rise 9% in year
Alabama home sales increased 9% in August compared to August 2019, according to the Alabama Center for Real Estate. The number of closings rose from 6,317 to 6,884. – Alabama NewsCenter

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