Top Headlines: Owa plans $100 million expansion, Trump eases up on border plan

Owa plans $100 million expansion, including water park, this summer
Owa (oh-wah), the Gulf Coast’s largest entertainment destination, is continuing to expand with the announcement of a $100 million investment for Phase II. Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and will include the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark, an accompanying 200-room resort hotel with conference space, and a luxury, family-friendly RV Park. – News release

Trump eases up on border closing plan
President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his threats to shut the southern border this week as officials across his administration explored half-measures that might satisfy the president’s urge for action, like stopping only foot traffic at certain crossings. Facing a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the U.S., Trump last week threatened to seal the border this week if Mexico did not immediately halt all illegal immigration into the U.S., a move that would have enormous economic consequences on both sides of the border. – AP

Walter Reed visit provides professional development for nursing students
The patient – male, mid-20s, physically strong and fiercely independent – reluctantly seeks care for his broken hand at a hospital. He had punched a hole in a wall, fracturing his fist in the process. While the clinicians expertly evaluated and treated his hand, no one addressed his “invisible wound.” Proper treatment of the resulting wound requires more than sutures and a cast. Auburn University at Montgomery visiting assistant professor of nursing Marilyn Rhodes said such an incident merits a question: “Have you served?” –

Calhoun Community College sets job fair April 11
Calhoun Community College’s Career Services department will host its 2019 spring Job Fair on Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center on the Decatur campus. The event is free and open to Calhoun students and graduates, as well as the local community. The event has more than 40 employers registered so far. – News release

C Spire Business to host tech summit April 18
C Spire Business will host a day-long technology summit here next month for business executives and information technology professionals where experts will share the latest technology, cybersecurity, cloud and collaboration solutions. The C Spire Business 2019 Bytes & Bites Technology Solution Summit on April 18 will feature Theresa Payton, the first female to serve as White House CIO under former President George W. Bush, as the event’s main speaker along with panel discussions, technology vendor booths, refreshments and entertainment. – News release

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Milo’s Tea secures land for western expansion
An Alabama-based beverage company plans to break ground in early May on a new plant on unincorporated Tulsa County, Oklahoma land in Owasso, a company spokeswoman said. Milo’s Tea Co. Inc. bought a tract from 7611 Investment Company LLC for $1.95 million Friday, land documents show. The purchase was for 19.59 acres, the company said in an email. – Tulsa World

BSI acquires Exide Tech branch network business
Georgia-based Exide Technologies says Battery Systems Inc. will acquire its transportation branch network business, which serves the automotive aftermarket for the United States and Canada. The deal makes BSI the exclusive distributor of Exide branded transportation batteries for the aftermarket in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. – News release

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