Top Headlines: Deadline looming for schools to spend relief funding; Cinemas closing

Deadline looming for schools to spend $170 million
Alabama’s K-12 schools have until Dec. 30 to spend $170 million of coronavirus-relief funding from the federal government. Only $26 million of that has been spent so far. – WAAY-31 

Louisiana company buys Alex City firm
Rotolo Consultants Inc., based in Slidell, Louisiana, has acquired Vision Landscapes, a commercial landscaping and maintenance company in Alexander City. Vision Landscapes was established in 1994 and works throughout the Southeast.  – New Orleans City Business 

Bronze Valley names first group of cohorts
Five startups have been named to the inaugural class at the Bronze Valley Accelerator. Bronze Valley, a Birmingham-based venture investment platform focusing on female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color, is teaming with gener8tor for gBETA, a free, seven-week accelerator. – Made in Alabama

Trussville, Mobile Regal cinemas among those closing
Regal cinemas will temporarily suspend operations in 536 theaters across the country, including two in Alabama – in Trussville and Mobile. This comes after the theaters were reopened for two months following pandemic restrictions.  –

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Sports Hall of Fame reopens
The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame has reopened after closing its doors in March because of COVID-19. The hall of fame, located in downtown Birmingham, is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and will be observing health safety procedures, including mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing. – WVTM-13

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