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2011-05-02 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama's industrial employment picture brightened over the past twelve months, according to the 2011 Alabama Manufacturers Register(®), an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Alabama lost just 1,017 industrial jobs or less than one percent from March 2010 to March 2011, a marked improvement from the 6.8% loss MNI reported for the 2009-2010 survey period....

2008-08-28 09:01:11

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) (Saint Paul, Minnesota) has focused on growth and expansion of its Decatur, Alabama, plant site in recent years and is currently nearing the completion of two major expansions there. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/showNews.jsp?newsitemID=137739, or browse other breaking industrial news stories at...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

By Deangelo McDaniel, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 6--Dean Griffin is a tall man with a tall order. As Decatur General Hospital's new president and chief executive officer, the Birmingham native has accepted the challenge of changing the hospital's financial fortunes. The hospital lost more than $8 million in fiscal 2008, which ended June 30. It was the largest loss in the hospital's more than 90-year history. Griffin, 51, says he is confident the hospital will survive and...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Holly Hollman, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--ATHENS -- Athens Superintendent Orman Bridges Jr. said Monday was a happy day for the city school system. All the schools met or exceeded their adequate yearly progress goals as required by the state under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Meanwhile, three Limestone County schools failed to meet their goals: Reid Elementary and Elkmont and Tanner high schools. Limestone Assistant Superintendent Mike Owens said the system will...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Nancy Glasscock, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Aug. 5--MOULTON -- All Lawrence County schools except R.A. Hubbard and Hazlewood high schools made adequate yearly progress during the 2007-08 school year, according to the Alabama Department of Education. Reports released Monday show that 10 Lawrence County schools met adequate progress standards for the second consecutive year. Seven of those schools are Title I schools. This is the second consecutive year that no Lawrence County schools...

2008-07-27 12:00:41

By Deangelo McDaniel, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 27--Decatur General Hospital has lost money the past four fiscal years, primarily because of uncompensated care. Between fiscal 2006-07 and 2007-08, the losses increased by almost $7.5 million, said Trudy Grisham, who is vice president of marketing. Grisham said the hospital lost about $290,000 in fiscal 2007 and approximately $1 million the two previous years. That figure increased to more than $8 million for fiscal 2007-08, which...

2008-07-25 12:01:05

By Deangelo McDaniel, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 25--HARTSELLE -- Two Hartselle school employees are among the more than 40 people who have applied for the high school principal's position. Superintendent William Michael Reed, however, said he will not release any names until he decides who he will interview. "We still have applications coming in," he said. Some of the applicants have no experience, but the superintendent said he's "not going down that road" to hire them. He...

2008-07-18 12:00:57

By Tony Reid, Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. Jul. 18--DECATUR -- Big shop floor meetings at Decatur's Caterpillar Inc. plant this week have got the rumor mill running as fast as a mining truck production line. But Caterpillar said rumors of a net loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Decatur within a year remain just that, rumors. The sprawling Decatur plant employs about 5,000 workers in all departments. The company insisted Thursday that no decisions have been made yet on a planned...

2008-07-16 09:01:06

By Bayne Hughes, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 16--On Monday, the Limestone County Board of Education: --Approved Community Action/Head Start to use Piney Chapel Elementary gym July 22 for a parent meeting from 6 until 8 p.m. --Approved Limestone Summer Basketball to use Reid Elementary gym in July for practices. --Approved paying $11,000 annual dues to the Alabama Association of School Boards. --Approved plan to dig wells at high schools to water athletic fields so the school...

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By Bayne Hughes, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 13--Who designed the Great Wall of China? Who took electricity and converted it into light? Who designed the rockets that carried man to the moon? If you answered "engineer" to all three questions, then you probably know more than most elementary students. A new project, "Engineering Is Elementary," is teaching elementary students what engineering is and what engineers do. Brenda Terry -- executive director of the Alabama Math, Science...