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WIRE News through 5/11  Volume 7, Issue 90

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Alabama & the United States
Alabama Forestry Association touts industry's impact on rural areas
Southern States Bancshares to acquire East Alabama Financial Group (S)
Walmart in big solar power deal
Seeking an edge, developers and investors turn to 'proptech' (S)
Opportunity Zones - News, Insights & Best Practices
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Opportunity Zones Reporting Requirements Bill
North Alabama - Huntsville, Florence, Gadsden, Muscle Shoals, Cullman
Real estate developers announce plans for a major mixed-use development in south Huntsville
Huntsville To Host International Downtown Association Place Branding & Placemaking Summit!
Dave & Busters set for August opening in Huntsville
Business is Booming in Madison County
Calhoun County EMA launches 'Safer Places' initiative
North Central - Birmingham-Hoover, Anniston, Walker County
3 Birmingham complexes sell in $93.5 million deal
Iconic Hallmark Farm bought for $7.5M for redevelopment (S)
'Awe-inspiring' Amazon center taking shape in Bessemer
Entertainment venues, restaurants coming to Outlet Shops of Grand River
Birmingham, Mountain Brook team up on transportation project (S)
Crazy Cazboy's, a retail treasure hunt, set for Friday opening 
Valley National Bank to open new downtown branch
South Central - Montgomery, Auburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City
Construction to begin on final phase of South Court Street project
   City Council to meet Thursday to determine date of 5 Mill Fund election 
   Leadership Lake Martin donates playground to housing authority
   Annexation in New Site a no-go for now
West Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa community attempting to stop plans for apartment complex
Tuscaloosa county schools show off 2 new career tech facilities
Wiregrass - Dothan, Troy, Andalusia
ACOM opens new bike, walking trail connecting campus to city life
Andalusia City Council deals with abatements, OKs ordinance
Gulf Coast - Mobile, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores
Gulf front lot sells for big bucks
HMR joins GMC in south Alabama
A bridge too far? Concerns aired on I-10 project
Fish & Wildlife cracking down on condo lights impacting sea turtle hatching 
Fairhope Planning Commission approves boutique hotel (S)
Mobile Cuts Ribbon on New Downtown Airport

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