Top Headlines: Business filing fees going away, Crazy Cazboy’s adding Auburn location

State business filing fees to go away
Businesses seeking formation, amendment or dissolution will soon file those documents with the secretary of state’s office instead of the county probate office, and no fees will be charged to file those documents. This goes into effect Jan. 1. The documents will be available on the secretary of state’s website. – Patch

Crazy Cazboy’s adding locations in Alabama, Texas
Crazy Cazboy’s, the Birmingham-based retail chain founded by John Cassimus, will open locations in Auburn and in Arlington, Texas, during the first two months of 2021. The chain, which sells overstocked and returned merchandise, charges anywhere from a quarter to $7 per item, depending on what day you shop.  – 

13 counties deemed natural disaster areas from Hurricane Zeta
Farmers in 13 Alabama counties can now seek federal aid for damage caused by Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. Counties designated as natural disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are Autauga, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox. – NBC 15 

Environmental advocates continue fight against Alabama company’s mineral mining operation
Environmental advocates continue to oppose a proposed mineral mining operation within 400 feet of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. Birmingham-based Twin Pines Minerals says the proposed $300 million operation can be built and operated without damaging the swamp and associated rivers. –  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Coastal Growers names CEO for new plant
Dirk Lindsey, formerly CEO of Delta Peanut Processing in Jonesboro, Arkansas, is the newly named CEO of the $87 million Coastal Growers LLC peanut processing plant in Atmore, Alabama. Lindsey has 29 years of experience in the peanut industry. – Southeast Ag Net

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