Top Headlines: Tuition suit against Auburn, Conner Industries to open Montgomery plant

Suit claims Auburn University wrongly charging out-of-state tuition
A man and his daughter have filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming Auburn University is wrongly charging in-state students with more expensive out-of-state tuition. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the suit was filed by Jeffrey Prosser and his daughter Brooke Prosser. They say they live in the east Alabama city of Valley but previously lived in Georgia. – AP

Gear Up helps connect Black Belt student and UAB
Students residing in Alabama’s Black Belt will have the opportunity to receive mentoring and education from University of Alabama at Birmingham students, faculty and staff through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs “Black Belt Friday Bus Tours.” During the tours, students will learn Black Belt history and receive college and career counseling. – UAB

Conner Industries to open Montgomery plant, hire 100
Conner Industries Inc. is opening a new 87,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Montgomery Nov. 1. The Fort Worth, Texas company expects to employ more than 100 people there within the next year, and is planning a two-day job fair this month. Conner added two other facilities over the last year and expects to expand into packaging services using wood, corrugate, plastic and foam. Conner specializes in supplying cut lumber for pallets, crates, and skid parts, fully assembled custom pallets, crates and industrial containers. –

Foosackly’s to host hiring event this Wednesday
Foosackly’s is hosting a hiring event this Wednesday from noon until 4 p.m. for positions at its eight Mobile-area locations, as well as Daphne. The event will take place at the Mobile Marriott at 3101 Airport Blvd. The company is hiring for full-time, part-time, and leadership positions. The company offers benefits, including health insurance for full-time crew members, and a free meal during every shift worked. –

Birmingham apartment complex sells for $20.1 million
A 268-unit apartment complex has sold in Birmingham for $20.1 million. Berkadia has announced the sale of The Park at Sunderland, located at 660 Valley Crest Drive, in Birmingham. Senior Managing Director David Oakley, Senior Director David Wilson and Associate Directors Caleb Frizzell and Jay Briley, all of Berkadia’s Birmingham office, completed the sale on behalf of the seller, Florida-based Blue Magma Residential. –

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