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Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

MONTGOMERY — Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday despite an 11th-hour attempt from the state’s chief justice — an outspoken opponent — to block the weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday morning that it wouldn’t stop the marriages from beginning in the state, and shortly after, probate judges began granting the licenses to couples, some of ...

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Butler Snow expands Alabama presence; adds 19 attorneys

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has expanded its Birmingham, Ala., office as 19 attorneys join the firm, bringing the total number of attorneys in Birmingham to 24 and nearly 280 firm-wide. “We are pleased to have this group of attorneys join us in Birmingham, one of our strategic growth markets,” said Donald Clark Jr., chairman, Butler Snow. Attorney’s joining Butler Snow’s ...

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Charles McCrary to step down as CEO of Alabama Power

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 Alabama Power parent Southern Co. ...

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‘Crowd-funding’ changing the start-up game

Thirty-four-year-old Matt Hoggatt has been a Jimmy Buffett fan since childhood. Thanks to his use of social media, Hoggatt is awfully close to becoming a regular touring partner with the music legend. Hoggatt, a detective with the Gautier Police Department, won a contest held by “American Songwriter” magazine for his song, “Dear Jimmy Buffett.” Thrilled, Hoggatt posted a link to ...

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Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are also saving hours that would ...

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The comeback of CADENCE BANK

The rescuers of once-distressed Cadence Bank have moved the regional banking company’s headquarters from Starkville to Birmingham, Ala., but are living up to pledges to make Starkville a hub for the operations end of an expanded community banking business, economic development leaders say. The new $4.1 billion Cadence Bank, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cadence Bancorp, LLC, has grown significantly ...

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