Top Headlines: Cities scrambling for revenue, Dynetics’ role in lunar lander competition

Cities scrambling for revenue after Covid tax losses
Cities around Alabama are taking measures to cope with the unexpected loss of tax revenue during the Covid-caused business shutdowns, according to the Alabama League of Municipalities. Earlier this week, Birmingham announced plans, including worker furloughs, to deal with a $63 million shortfall. — WBMA TV

Dynetics plays “dark horse” role in lunar lander competition
Huntsville’s Dynetics is hoping that its innovative design and long-range thinking will help it win the contract for NASA’s next lunar lander design, even though the competition includes the much more recognizable names of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. — CNBC

TVA’s biggest customer looking for other options
Memphis Light Gas & Water, which is the biggest purchaser of Tennessee Valley Authority power, is requesting proposals from other power suppliers to see whether it can get a better deal. The Memphis city-owned utility has acquired power from TVA for 81 years. — Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tindell named editor of Brewton Standard
Lisa Tindell, who worked many years with the Atmore Advance and Brewton Standard before a stint as executive director for Escambia County Habitat for Humanity, has been named editor of the Brewton Standard, responsible for the newspaper, the magazine and related digital options. — Brewton Standard

Outsider art patron William Arnett dies
William Arnett, credited with bringing the works of outsider artists — including the Gee’s Bend Quilters — to the public eye, died earlier this month. Arnett traveled the roads of the rural Southeast, discovering artists and bringing their work to the mainstream of the art world. — Artnet

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