Category: Partner News Stories

Samford Economist Studies Connection Between Walmart And Food Insecurity

Samford Economist Studies Connection Between Walmart And Food Insecurity

| July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am

New research by Art Carden, associate professor in Samford University’s Brock School of Business, and a team of economists suggests that proximity to a Walmart Supercenter reduces food insecurity.

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Hyundai Enlists Amazon To Bring Car-buying Into The Digital Age

Hyundai Enlists Amazon To Bring Car-buying Into The Digital Age

| July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Hyundai Motor Co. said it’s modernizing its retail operations with a “digital showroom” on Amazon.com that lets shoppers arrange test drives, check inventory, compare pricing and read owners’ reviews.

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Baldwin County Median Condo Sales Price Up 23 Percent From A Year Ago

Baldwin County Median Condo Sales Price Up 23 Percent From A Year Ago

| July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Sales: According to the Baldwin County Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, Baldwin County condo sales, which include condos along the Gulf Coast, totaled 139 units during June, down 23.2 percent from 181 sales in the same month a year earlier. June sales were down 9.2 percent compared to 153 sales in May. Results were 8.7 percent below the five-year June average of 152 sales. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Rousseau’s Raid Ended As One Of Civil War’s Most Successful Campaigns

On This Day In Alabama History: Rousseau’s Raid Ended As One Of Civil War’s Most Successful Campaigns

| July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 22, 1864: There were many battle sites important to the Confederacy war effort in Alabama in July 1864

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Kaishan Group To Open Alabama Manufacturing Facility With 62 Jobs

Kaishan Group To Open Alabama Manufacturing Facility With 62 Jobs

| July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Kaishan Group, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial air compressors, announced plans to invest $11 million to build a new U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Baldwin County.

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Soggy, Humid, Tropical-Like Along the East Coast

Soggy, Humid, Tropical-Like Along the East Coast

| July 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Looking at the 500 mb pattern this weekend (July 21-22) an almost wintertime storm pattern develops. There is a substantial cut-off low pressure across the Ohio Valley, the same system that produced the severe weather mentioned above. The two ridges, one to the west across the High Plains region as well as the Bermuda high stretching and strengthening into portions of eastern Canada, keep will keep this pattern locked in.

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Tornado-Like Phenomenon Spotted Off The Coast Of Manhattan

Tornado-Like Phenomenon Spotted Off The Coast Of Manhattan

| July 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am

A cold front slid eastward on Tuesday, July 17th, spawning a line of strong to severe storms from northern New England to the Mid-Atlantic. Most of the thunderstorms were embedded within an organized line, which made the storms less conducive to tornado development. However, what appeared to be some sort of rotation spawned just off the coast of Manhattan that afternoon.

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Recipe: Creamy Coconut Pie

Recipe: Creamy Coconut Pie

| July 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

I’m super excited to share another cool, tasty treat that’s perfect for these hot summer days (or any day for that matter). This Creamy Coconut Pie has a decadent creamy, dreamy coconut filling and is topped with crunchy toasted coconut.  If you love coconut, you’re going to flip over this one. It has all the great flavor of a traditional cream cheese pie, but with tons of coconutiness. Is that a word? It is now.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Uss Birmingham Fought In The Battle Of Guam

On This Day In Alabama History: Uss Birmingham Fought In The Battle Of Guam

| July 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 21, 1944: The USS Birmingham, a light cruiser named for Alabama’s largest city, earned fame in World War II

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Reuben Grill Makes List Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Reuben Grill Makes List Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

| July 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Chappy’s Deli in Montgomery combines a casual atmosphere with good food right off the grill.

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Leonardo T-100 Factory Would Provide Massive Lift For Tuskegee

Leonardo T-100 Factory Would Provide Massive Lift For Tuskegee

| July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Leonardo aircraft manufacturing facility that’s proposed to be built in Tuskegee would have a vast economic impact across Macon County and beyond, according to local officials supporting the project.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Football Favorite Jay Barker Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Football Favorite Jay Barker Was Born

| July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 20, 1972: Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback and radio personality Jay Barker was born in Birmingham on July 20, 1972

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Alabama Aerospace Connections On Display At Farnborough Airshow

Alabama Aerospace Connections On Display At Farnborough Airshow

| July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Farnborough International Airshow is the global industry’s grand event in 2018, highlighted by thunderous aerial flyovers and mindboggling billion-dollar aircraft purchase announcements.

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Former Alabama Power Ceo Charles Mccrary Makes 2018 Alabama Business Hall Of Fame

Former Alabama Power Ceo Charles Mccrary Makes 2018 Alabama Business Hall Of Fame

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Charles McCrary, former president, chairman and CEO of Alabama Power, has been named to the Alabama Business Hall of Fame for 2018. The honor is bestowed by the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business. Inductees will be officially honored in a special ceremony Nov. 15 at the Hyatt-Regency Birmingham.

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Hot Summer Days Bring Handy Festival To The Stage In Can’t Miss Alabama

Hot Summer Days Bring Handy Festival To The Stage In Can’t Miss Alabama

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Learn more about the late musician and songwriter at the 37thW.C. Handy Music Festival presented by the Music Preservation Society July 20-29. Handy became the “Father of the Blues” after he wrote “Memphis Blues” in 1912. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1985 and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993. This musical tradition is one of the largest tourist attractions in the state. More than 200 local and international artists will be featured at the festival. The show headliners are the Fame Gang featuring Candi Staton, Travis Wammack, Willie Hightower and other musical artists.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition Was Formed

On This Day In Alabama History: Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition Was Formed

| July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

July 19, 1977: The Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition was birthed July 19, 1977, thanks to a grassroots community with two goals: to protect the mountain ecosystem and halt plans to build an on-site apartment complex

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