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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
The City of Sylvania is having its best year since the recession when it comes to business development.
City officials say 18 new businesses have opened their doors in Sylvania so far in 2013, more than the city saw in all of 2012. New businesses mean new jobs, and more income tax revenue for the city.
"Since 2009, the city has been increasing its income tax at a rate of over 3 percent per year. And, we're projecting by the end of 2013, since 2009, that's over a million dollars that our income tax has increased," said Sylvania Economic Development Director Bill Sanford.
Sanford says the city is projecting a 4 percent increase in 2013 thanks in part to new businesses.
Lilly Whiteston has brought in five new jobs, Interrupt Marketing added 20, and may be looking to expand. The Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology has already created five new jobs, and could employ more than 30 within a year.
"We really found that this place here on Monroe Street is just a great location as far as busyness, the street you know - there's tons of businesses here and we just want to add to the community," said Paul Mitchell Director Lisa Tilton.
The city's Chamber of Commerce has also seen the benefits, adding several new members.