Top Headlines: Blue Spring Living Water makes a splash, Ivey names Filmore to top legislative post

Blue Spring Living Water is making a splash in Alabama
Samplers of Blue Spring Living Water may not realize what they’re drinking took 300 years to travel to their lips. But the company’s owner, Cameron Cardwell, is sure they’ll think it was worth the wait. The water comes from the Blount County’s Great Blue Spring in Blountsville, fed by the Bangor Aquifer. And yes – it took three centuries for the water flowing to the surface to make its way through limestone rock to the surface. –

Ivey taps William Filmore for top legislative post
Gov. Kay Ivey has named William Filmore as director of legislative affairs, which serves as the conduit between the Governor’s Office and the Alabama Legislature. The Governor’s Office confirmed the staff promotion when contacted by Alabama Daily News this week. Filmore replaces Jared White, who recently left to manage governmental affairs for Auburn University. – Trussville Tribune

A day in the life of an elevator inspector (Hint: ups and downs)
If you’ve ever ridden in an elevator in Alabama, trying to avoid the gaze of the person pressing up against you, your eyes have probably seen the certificate: “This is to certify that this conveyance has met the required safety inspection and tests as set forth in Chapter 25-13-1 thru 25 of The Code of Alabama 1975” –

Nissan drops two pickup models in effort to tighten truck focus
Last week The Drive reported that Nissan was killing off the XD Cummins diesel version of its Titan pickup truck for the 2020 model year. Now, we’ve also learned that Nissan is ending production of the regular cab Titan with its upcoming refresh. The news was confirmed by Nissan spokesperson Wendy Orthman, who explained that all regular-cab Titan models—half-ton and XD—are going away to “focus on the heart of the truck market.” – The Drive

Hackers can even ransomware your fancy new digital camera
Not even your precious memories are safe from hackers.  That much was made clear at the annual DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas, where a security researcher demonstrated just how easy it is to remotely encrypt a digital camera with ransomware. And once that happens, you can say goodbye to all your photos — unless you pay up.  – Mashable

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