Top Headlines: Warrior Met Workers Plan Strike, FAA Gives $11.2 Million for Alabama Airports

Warrior Met workers plan strike
Barring a last-minute union negotiation, more than 1,100 workers at mines owned by Warrior Met Coal Inc. will go on strike at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The notice from the United Mine Workers of America covers all of the company’s operations, including two mines, its preparation plant and central shop.  – WBRC 6  

FAA gives $11.2 million for Alabama airports
Twenty airports throughout Alabama will receive a portion of $11.2 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants. The two biggest projects on the list are a runway rehabilitation at Troy Municipal Airport ($2.6 million) and a taxiway rehabilitation at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport ($1.9 million). – Alabama News Network

BSC, UAB ranked on Best Value Colleges & Universities list
Birmingham-Southern College ranked 24th and the University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked 66th on College Consensus’ Best Value Colleges & Universities list for 2021. Brigham Young University-Provo, North Dakota State University and Eastern Illinois University topped the list.  – College Consensus

2 new restaurants at Leeds development
Pizza and barbecue are being added to the menu at the Backyard in Leeds, which adjoins the Shops at Grand River. Neighbors Brew & Pies is a stone-fire pizzeria, and Saw’s BBQ is the fifth location of the popular Birmingham restaurant. Both restaurants have grand openings today. – 

Calhoun students to receive stimulus payments
More than 7,000 students who qualify will receive $500-$1,000 in stimulus money being distributed by Calhoun Community College in Decatur. The stimulus grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Education for any component of their education, including tuition, food and housing. Calhoun will use spring 2021 enrollment information to determine who qualified. – Calhoun Community College

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Texas company buys Southern Truck Center
FleetPride Inc., based in Irving, Texas, has acquired the assets of Birmingham’s Southern Truck Center. Mike Walker, son of Southern Truck founder Tim Walker, will continue to manage operations of the new FleetPride Service Center. – In Forney

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