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Charles McCrary to step down as CEO of Alabama Power

February 11, 2014

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Charles McCrary will step down as chief executive officer at Alabama Power Co. at the end of the month, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. McCrary, who has led Alabama Power for 13 years, will be replaced by Mark A. Crosswhite, according to a release from the company. Crosswhite most recently served as COO at […]

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CRAWFORD: Tea Party loss in Alabama not foretelling

November 11, 2013

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By Bill Crawford Some may think last week’s congressional primary result in South Alabama foretells good things for Senator Thad Cochran and other Republican senators facing challenges by Tea Party candidates. Maybe not. GOP establishment candidate Bradley Byrne defeated grassroots Christian and Tea Party favorite Dean Young in the Republican run-off for retiring Congressman Jo […]

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Tropical Storm Karen forms in Caribbean, aims for the Gulf Coast

October 3, 2013

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Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center reported Thursday morning, becoming the 11th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. As of 8 a.m. ET, the storm had winds of 60 mph. Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted for the U.S. Gulf Coast from Florida to Louisiana.. The […]

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Shed owners respond to closing of restaurant

August 21, 2013

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After news reports that The Shed abruptly closed its Mobile restaurant Tuesday and posted a handwritten sign on the door, the Orrisons responded this morning on The Shed’s Facebook page. Here’s their statement: » Read complete post from Lisa Monti …

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The Shed restaurant closes its doors in Mobile

August 21, 2013

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A restaurant that’s been a landmark in southern Alabama is closing its doors. Employees tell WPMI-TV that they were surprised Tuesday when they showed up at The Shed in Mobile and learned the business had closed. A handwritten sign on the front door stated, “Closed, Ocean Springs Shed still serving BBQ!” and listed a phone […]

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Warm waters could mean storm development as the Gulf Coast braces

August 15, 2013

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The area of tropical moisture being monitored in the western Caribbean could develop to bring flooding rain to the Southeast by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin has formed over the eastern Atlantic. Tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early this week, with numerous scenarios still […]

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Two storms could threaten Gulf — one as quickly as this weekend

August 14, 2013

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Two possible tropical storms are developing just in time for the traditional peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. One system is forming between Cuba and Central America and the National Hurricane Center estimates it has a 50 percent chance of forming into a tropical cyclone in the next 2 days, and a 60 percent chance […]

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states

July 8, 2013

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The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs, according to a report released today by Datu Reseach, an economic research firm. The study was funded by Environmental Defense Fund with support from the Walton Family Foundation. “Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy” concluded […]

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BURNS STRIDER: Supreme Court surgically removed heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

June 25, 2013

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I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made public its ruling on the Shelby Co., Ala., challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The news appeared between a tweet about the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the College World Series and one about Russian President […]

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Neel-Schaffer ranks 197 on ENR Top 500 design firms

May 6, 2013

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Neel-Schaffer, Inc, a consulting engineering and planning company, earned the ranking of 197 in the 2013 Top 500 Design Firms in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). “As we celebrate our 30th year of operation, our employees’ commitment to client service continues to be the driving force of the ranking of Neel-Schaffer,” Hibbett Neel, President, […]

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