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Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment

Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in support of the legislature’s effort to better fund roads and bridges: “I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring more jobs and businesses to our state, creating opportunities for everyone

Governor Awards $37.2 Million to Assist Low-Income Families with Energy Costs

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday awarded grants totaling $37.2 million to assist low-income families in Alabama with home energy bills. Due to the recent storms in Alabama, the Governor has fast tracked these grants in order for funds to be distributed immediately.

Governor Bentley Announces Grants for Chambers and Cleburne Counties

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday awarded three Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to the cities of Valley and Lanett and the Cleburne County Commission.

Governor Bentley Announces Infrastructure Grant for West Alabama Community

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was awarded to the city of Brent. The grant will fund the replacement of a main sewer line serving nearly 600 residents in the central part of the city.

Shelby Statement on the CFPB’s Unconstitutional Structure

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today released the following statement after a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional

Alabama Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Conspiracy Involving Foreclosed Homes

An Alabama real estate investor pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions held in southern Alabama, the Department of Justice announced today.

Byrne Sends Letter Opposing Housing Migrant Children in Baldwin County

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) partnered with Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) in sending a letter to the Obama Administration urging them to reject efforts to house migrant children at Navy airfields in Baldwin County, Ala.

Retail Specialists hires commercial real estate industry vet

Retail Specialists is pleased to announce the newest member of its team, Beau Young, who will serve as senior vice president specializing in shopping center development, management, acquisition re-development and anchor leasing.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Applauds the Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling in Voting Rights Case

Sewell says Supreme Court decision makes it clear that all people matter and all people should be counted. Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the Evenwel v. Abbott case upholding state and locality power to continue to draw its legislative districts based on total population

Howard appointed to UA’s ACRE Leadership Council

During her 17-year career, she has been featured at local and national speaking engagements including real estate panels. She is the founder and CEO of Amanda Howard Real Estate, which opened in 2009 in Huntsville.

US Courts, GSA break ground on Mobile, Ala. federal courthouse

The U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will today break ground on the new federal courthouse construction project in Mobile, Alabama

City of Mobile strengthening security measures at community centers

The City of Mobile is taking steps to strengthen security at its community centers to safeguard citizens utilizing these facilities. Pending Council approval, the City of Mobile will install new security systems at Harmon, Springhill and Dotch Community Centers. The camera feeds will be streamed to Mobile Police Department's Joint Operations Center, an intelligence-based initiative designed to protect public venues.

Three Sixty proudly announces move to 411 Opelika Road

Now situated much closer to the heart of downtown Auburn, the company's improved accessibility to Clients and Realtors® alike is more important than ever, as business has grown remarkably and staff has jumped from 17 to 28 team members since last year

Intrepid awarded $57 million contract

Intrepid has been awarded a $57,563,870 cost-plus-fixed-fee level-of-effort task order providing technical assistance and analytical support to the Studies and Analysis Division of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Future Warfare Center (FWC) in support of all aspects of Army Analysis. This task was awarded through the Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Contract (SETAC).

Moss promoted to mortgage lending manager

Cadence Bank announced that Sam Moss was promoted to mortgage lending manager. Moss is charged with managing first lien mortgage production in the Huntsville area

Palmer Applauds Stay of Clean Power Plan

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the EPA's implementation of an overreaching Clean Power Plan designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants

Attorney Arrested for Stealing From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Christopher B. Pitts, 46, a Georgia resident who was previously an attorney practicing in Montgomery, Alabama was arrested today after being indicted on February 2, 2016 for nine counts of wire fraud, announced George Beck Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama

Priority Veteran receives 3-year CARF accreditation

United Way of Central Alabama's Priority Veteran initiative recently received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention Program.

Gateway settles claims with U.S. Justice Department over accssiblity requirements

The Gateway Companies, based in Florence, Alabama, its owner, Allan Rappuhn, and related partnerships which own multifamily apartments today settled claims by the United States Justice Department that Gateway failed to meet the technical accessibility requirements for apartments under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. The settlement, which was formalized by a Consent Order (the "Agreement"), affects 71 separate apartment complexes in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.

Twist Technology’s Lucy Bluetooth Audio named 2016 top product for Multi-Family

Twist Technology's Bluetooth Audio Product, "Lucy" has scored big in the ballpark of Multi-Family Development. The Lucy Audio System has been ranked the No. 1 product for Multi-Family for 2016 by TecHome Builder

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Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment

Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in support of the legislature’s effort to better fund roads and bridges: “I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring more jobs and businesses to our state, creating opportunities for everyone

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City of Mobile to Unveil New Future Land Use and Major...

As directed by the Map for Mobile, the City of Mobile is unveiling the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan on Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is also hosting a zoning workshop to gain further feedback from citizens on the zoning framework.