Top Headlines: BJCC Renovation Takes Shape; New Spire President Named

Design team set for $125M BJCC renovation
The Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority has finalized the design team for the $125 million renovation of Legacy Arena and released updated renderings of the project. Design and engineering fees for the project will total approximately $10.9 million, according to the BJCC. Local minority and women-owned firms will claim $3.4 million or 31 percent of those fees, exceeding a goal set by the BJCC and local partners. A construction start date hasn’t been set yet. –

Man linked to Kentucky bank robbery arrested in Huntsville
Police say a man arrested in Alabama has been charged with robbing a Kentucky bank this week. Officers with Huntsville police found 26-year-old Maxwell W. Hayslip Wednesday morning in a car in a shopping center. A shopper had reported someone possibly passed out in a vehicle. – AP

Woman killed at railroad car factory in north Alabama
A woman is dead following an accident at a railroad car factory in Muscle Shoals. News outlets report that the death occurred Tuesday at FreightCar America in Colbert County. Authorities haven’t released the victim’s name or any details about what happened. FreightCar America is based in Chicago. – AP

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Hampton named president of Spire for Alabama, Mississippi
After serving Spire customers and communities for more than 20 years, Joe Hampton will become president of Spire’s Alabama and Mississippi natural gas utilities beginning Dec. 1. He is currently vice president of operations for Spire’s western Missouri utility. – BHC

Winn-Dixie parent company donates $336K to Folds of Honor
Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie stores, is proud to announce the donation of more than $336,000 to Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. – Business Wire

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