The South makes up more of that number than any of the bureau’s other three regions, with 1.47 million jobs quit in March this year, compared to 1.15 million last year.

Motorists who frequent this stretch of Alabama 21 have watched the new intersection take shape, as highway workers paved a path to connect the state route to Veterans Memorial Parkway by extending Iron Mountain Road to the “midway” area between Anniston and Jacksonville.

Several eateries in the city that had closed are being remade, remodeled or renovated into something new, while other restaurants are receiving all-new buildings.

Construction is underway at a lot in the 2100 block of Quintard on the east side of the street. The current Pizza Hut, which has operated on Blue Mountain Road since 1973, will relocate to the new building.

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