Monday Feb 17
Attempts to lure industry to poor Alabama counties date back decades -- as does skepticism
Politicians from Gov. Robert Bentley to Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard , Alabama Development Office Director Greg Canfield and state Sen. Del Marsh celebrated when Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group announced in February 2012 that it would build a $100 million plant in Wilcox County.
'Rare as hens' teeth': Unlikely partnership bringing hope for Alabama jobs to nation's poorest place
The Chinese company planned to bring as many as 500 jobs to the Black Belt as Alabama was struggling to bounce back from a deep, protracted recession.
Cold rain for Mobile area tonight, Tuesday; sleet/rain mix stays to the north
A winter storm heading across the South will bring cold rain to the Gulf Coast but nothing close to the ice, sleet and snow the area saw two weeks ago.
What on earth would make you live in Wilcox County?
Why, if you could get out of Wilcox County, where life expectancy is low, jobs scarce and a simple trip for groceries can become an expedition, would you go back, as many do? It is family that tugs.