Top Headlines: Birmingham startup targets IoT industry, Culverhouse shops Florida law schools

Startup Moxie aims at Internet-of-Things market
The Birmingham startup that generates startups has a new one—targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. DEFT Dynamics’ Venture Studio has created MOXIE, an IoT platform producing industrial, healthcare and other products for funded startups. MOXIE says it can deliver a ready-to-use IoT system within 30 days of closing a deal. –

Tuscaloosa city leaders look to set Elevate projects in motion
Taxpayers in West Alabama will be funding a multi-million dollar list of projects starting October 1st. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said the extra sales tax revenue will elevate the city. Maddox’s priorities include Riverwalk expansions and making upgrades to Snow Hinton Park, Tuscaloosa National Airport, and the Bama Theatre. – ABC3340

Hugh Culverhouse shops for law schools in Florida, finds bargain
The University of Alabama recently returned $21.5 million that Palmer Ranch developer Hugh Culverhouse gave, but he still has a good relationship with the University of Florida. The school recently announced a $1.1 million donation to UF’s Levin College of Law. “Alabama and I had a difference of opinion, but Gainesville and I have the same opinion,” Culverhouse said. – Herald Tribune

Jones co-sponsors school design safety bill
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., has teamed up with U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., to introduce the School Safety Clearinghouse Act, which would detail best practices for school security design through recommendations by engineers, architects, first responders, mental health advocates and security experts. – AL Political Reporter

Alabama artist wins Federal Duck Stamp contest
Alabama artist Eddie LeRoy’s acrylic painting will be made into the 2020-2021 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or “Duck Stamp,” which will go on sale in late June 2020. A painting of a pair of black-bellied whistling ducks by LeRoy, of Eufaula, was the winner of the 2020-2021 Federal Duck Stamp contest. – Grand Forks Herald

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