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aboutmetro last won the day on December 17 2010

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  1. I don't have any reports on NCR as an employer.
  2. Rumor-mill says that LaGrange is driving hard to the basket to get it closer to that area for Kia...
  3. Does yogurt really turn into cheese?
  4. Mobis on the Kia Campus in West Point is adding 100 positions, reported by the LaGrange News.
  5. Pratt Whitney's adding 180 positions to its plant on US 80, WLTZ reports. It appears some of the jobs from Connecticut plant closings will be going to Singapore and Japan as well.
  6. Pratt Whitney's adding 180 positions to its plant on US 80, WLTZ reports. It appears some of the jobs from Connecticut plant closings will be going to Singapore and Japan as well.
  7. xikartu, I'm not exactly what to make of your statement. There were more people using it at first than I expected. But the City cautioned people from using it because it hasn't yet officially opened and remains 'under construction', which could explain why 'hardly anyone uses it'. They're not supposed to. Which was the reason for my question. What's the hold-up in getting it complete. I agree with your statements re: the original purpose for the rail, by the way.
  8. Your're probably right about the hotel. It's not large enought to spread out like the Holiday Inn next door. I think an Academy would work, though it'd be a tight fit. Holiday Inn would probably like to see some sort of sit down restaurant come in there.
  9. Has anyone heard any plans for the JD Kinder Furniture site at Manchester and Armour Rd as it closes? It's a great location. Could be an Academy Sports or another hotel.
  10. Does anyone know the status of the bike trail? It seems to have just stalled...
  11. I-22 work to B'ham is continuing...As reported by AL.com. The image below shows the map of the interchange with I-65 and its termination at US-31 in north B'ham. Unfortunately, no plans for the Freeway's much needed extension to the Georgia Coast and Atlantic Sea Ports. Efforts to cut transportation infrastructure may stall many transportation projects. Map showing potential route to the Georgia Coast and Atlantic Sea Ports -
  12. The section of Moon Rd from the Bypass to US-27 is set to begin. WRBL Story.
  13. Well that makes sense. The rumors that the earlier layoffs were closer to 1,000 (than the announced 850). This pretty much offsets gains by attracting NCR. This really doesn't bode well for Columbus, and especially downtown Columbus, does it.
  14. As reported in Tuscaloosa News, Economic developers between Memphis and Birmingham are salivating a the new opportunities I-22 will give them. Why would local officials not encourage the extension of the highway from Birmingham to the Georgia Coast?
  15. Any idea how many local jobs that means? Any corporate jobs? The real local hurt will come when Synovus is bought by another bank. Too many believe that Synovus is so weakened it is now a takeover subject. The Ledger reported it over the weekend, and BizJournals reported it back in June '10 as noted in one of the comments.
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