Top Headlines: Terminix settlement largest in state’s history; Charter jet company coming to Tuscaloosa

$60 million settlement with Terminix largest in state’s history
Memphis-based Terminix has settled a lawsuit brought by the state of Alabama. The $60 million settlement is the largest consumer settlement in the state’s history and will go to consumers, the attorney general’s office, Auburn University and others. The state had sued Terminix alleging unfair business practices. – NBC-15

UWA receives record grant to educate teachers
The University of West Alabama has received its largest-ever grant, $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education for a teacher residency program. Project REACh, Residencies for Educating Alabama’s Children, will be a $13-million initiative for prospective Alabama educators. The funding will be disbursed over a five-year period.  – West Alabama Watchman

Mobile plan would add, rehabilitate 1,000 houses by 2026
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Thursday unveiled a plan for Mobile to build or renovate 1,000 homes by 2026. The plan – which would use money from the city and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – would include renovating existing housing and offering 200 first-time homebuyers down payment assistance. –

Tuscaloosa lands charter jet company
VeriJet, a point-to-point jet charter company, is now available in Tuscaloosa. Flights can be booked through – The Tuscaloosa News

Half of unemployment claims due to COVID-19
Alabamians filed 7,060 new unemployment claims last week (Oct. 25-Oct. 31). Just over half of them were related to the pandemic. – Alabama Political Reporter

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