The Jacksonville Planning Commission approved the comprehensive plan during its Thursday meeting. The plan must receive final approval from the Jacksonville City Council before its adoption.
Larry Cruz, who purchased the shopping center at auction in June, speaking by phone Thursday said that Jacksonville State University’s Small Business Development Center is conducting a feasibility study to help him decide whether to renovate, raze or sell.
Because the Piedmont City Council declined to add any city regulations onto a state law passed earlier this year allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city, the law took effect immediately. It means residents can now legally buy alcohol on Sunday in the city.
Gas prices rose to nearly $2.20 per gallon at many Anniston stations as gas suppliers began to feel the effects of a rupture in the Colonial Pipeline, a major supplier of gasoline to the Southeast and the Eastern Seaboard.
Cable One began launching the new service, branded as GigaOne, in January and plans to expand it to all its markets by the end of the year. The company serves nearly 700,000 customers in 19 states.
Economists, developers and advocates for the poor say they aren't surprised with the county and state data, citing a need for more economic diversification and expansion of Medicaid to help fix the problem.
Anniston City Council members next week will consider incentives to help the owner of the restaurant recoup some of the cost of construction in that same parking lot — incentives city leaders said Monday they’re offering to prevent the business from leaving the city.
The highly inflated cost of an essential drug for persons with allergies have some concerned about where their next dose might come from.
Calderys USA expects to close its deal Wednesday to buy Spar Inc., a longtime Jacksonville manufacturer of heat-resistant materials. Calderys plans to keep all of Spar’s current employees and try to double the business’ size within the next four years, company officials said.
Councilman Reddick expressed his desire to see the city’s golf course and restaurant at McClellan be either “shut down or leased out” because both are expected to lose more than $600,000 combined in 2017, according to the city’s proposed budget.
The Anniston Army Depot has seen a decline in its workforce and the amount of work it performs as America eases out of war. Still, the depot is a vital part of the area’s economy and the national defense, depot officials, military experts and community leaders say.
Critics of Alabama’s tax system have long seen property tax as low-hanging fruit. While the state has a higher-than-average sales tax burden — including full sales tax on food, which few states charge — the state’s property tax rates are among the lowest in the country.
State officials recently confirmed Amazon.com, the nation’s largest e-commerce company, would start paying sales taxes Nov. 1 through Alabama’s Simplified Use Tax Remittance Program Act of 2015. Combined with the more than 50 companies already participating in the program, Amazon will pump millions of dollars into the state.
If recently created federal regulations begin in two years as scheduled, the owner of E-Cig South said, he might need to shut his doors permanently. He doesn’t believe he’ll be alone.
Lawmakers left Montgomery Friday believing they’d set aside 10 percent of the money from a potential lottery for education, with the rest going to the perennially strapped General Fund budget.
The city’s decision was triggered by a recent lawsuit over a building lease dispute that, if not resolved, could lead to the closing of the longtime grocery store and prevent a similar business from taking its place.
During a Monday morning meeting of the Jacksonville Industrial Development Board, members talked about applying for state grants to develop Mountain Street and find industries that tend to operate in college towns.