Top Headlines: Torch Center addition completed, Collier settles lawsuit against Bentley

Turner Construction completes Torch Center addition
Turner Construction Company has wrapped up work on a $10 million project in Huntsville. The Technology Integration and Prototyping Center, located at 4050 Chris Drive in Huntsville, is the latest addition to Torch Technologies’ South Huntsville campus. The center will enable Torch to take on more complex projects, including developing instruments to advance warhead testing. –

Spencer Collier ‘satisfied’ with settlement in suit against Bentley
Selma Police Chief and former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier said Wednesday he has settled his lawsuit against former Gov. Robert Bentley alleging wrongful termination and defamation. “I fully trust the people of Alabama can discern from the fact that the case was settled, I think that will speak volumes to the merit of the accusations, on top of a grand jury report that said Bentley should have never created an investigation in the first place,” he said. “So I’m more than satisfied with it.” – Montgomery Advertiser

How a rural Alabama town helped save its hospital
Haleyville-based Lakeland Community Hospital, previously on the brink of closure, continues to provide medical care to the region after involvement by staff and community, as well as city and county government. The 59-bed facility was scheduled to shut down by the end of 2017 due to lower reimbursements, but the closure was delayed while city and county leaders worked out a plan. – Bridge

Redstone Arsenal still growing and seeking young tech talent
A top military commander at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal says the big base is “thriving” with new missions and a “never better” relationship with local, state and regional government. He also thinks it has a good case to make to young technology talent looking for work. Lt. Gen. Ed Daly is deputy commander of the Army Materiel Command headquartered at Redstone and the senior commander of the nearly 40,000-acre base in Huntsville. –

Dixie Store Fixtures, founded in 1921, slowly winding down
There’s no firm date for the day the showroom closes at Dixie Store Fixtures. The business may still make it the century mark as it fulfills contracts and distributions, but things are definitely winding down. “There’s no date,” Fred Cypress, the president of the corporation said. ” We have no lease expiring. We’re doing it in a very leisurely manner.” Cypress is the third generation of his family to lead the company, founded in 1921. –

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Contractor with Honda plant diagnosed with tuberculosis
An on-site contractor at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Officials at the automotive plant in Lincoln today said the contractor was diagnosed by their personal physician and is currently receiving treatment for the disease. The Alabama Department of Public Health stated it notified Honda on Monday that it planned to investigate the case, and that same day, ADPH and the company began identifying staff members who might have been in close contact with the infected person. –

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