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NASA’s Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon

November 16, 2022 | Comments Off on NASA’s Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon

(NASA News Release) Following a successful launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, the agency’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Carrying an uncrewed Orion, SLS lifted off for its flight test debut at 1:47 a.m. EST Wednesday from…

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Calhoun Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Gene Haas Center For Advanced Manufacturing

November 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Calhoun Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Gene Haas Center For Advanced Manufacturing

(News Release) – On November 15, Calhoun Community College and the Gene Haas Foundation hosted its building renaming and official ribbon cutting ceremony for the College’s new Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The building renaming and renovations were made possible by a $550,000 grant that was presented to the College last spring from the…

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Groundbreaking for New Decatur Parking Garage

November 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Groundbreaking for New Decatur Parking Garage

  On November 15, the Chamber hosted a groundbreaking for the four-story, 230-space Decatur Parking Garage that will be located at the intersection of Moulton Street and First Avenue in downtown. It will also have retail space. Earlier this year, the Decatur City Council approved a contract with Fite Building Company to build the parking…

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Business Community Meets to Develop Public Policy Agenda

November 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Business Community Meets to Develop Public Policy Agenda

Thanks to all who participated in our Federal Public Policy Agenda meeting on November 10. The one-hour meeting led by the Public Policy Committee provided the opportunity to review the 2022 agenda and suggest updates and revisions for the 2023 edition. The meeting focused on state issues was held on October 20 in the Contractor…

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Decatur, AL Metro Ranks No. 2 for Best Places to Work in Manufacturing

November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Decatur, AL Metro Ranks No. 2 for Best Places to Work in Manufacturing

SmartAsset ranked the Decatur, AL Metro No. 2 on the list of 2022 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing. To determine the Top 25 Places to Work in Manufacturing, SmartAsset analyzed nearly 400 metro areas across topics such as manufacturing employment, income and cost of living. According to SmartAsset, 27% of the workforce in the…

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Calhoun Invites Community to Free Veterans Day Celebration Thursday

November 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Calhoun Invites Community to Free Veterans Day Celebration Thursday

(News Release) Calhoun Community College is excited to invite the public to attend its annual Veterans Day Celebration Program on November 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room 109 on the Decatur Campus. The event is free and refreshments will be served. “Veterans Day is one of those holidays we would be…

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1818 Farms Provides New Headquarters for Singing River Trail

November 7, 2022 | Comments Off on 1818 Farms Provides New Headquarters for Singing River Trail

On November 3, Singing River Trail celebrated its new Mooresville headquarters with a ribbon tying ceremony to  recognize the partnership with the McCrary family, owners of 1818 Farms and celebrating the joint effort to connect our communities. Singing River Trail is now calling Mooresville home base thanks to a generous Limestone County family. The McCrary…

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Morgan County Commission Celebrates Official Opening of Morgan County Service Center – East

November 4, 2022 | Comments Off on Morgan County Commission Celebrates Official Opening of Morgan County Service Center – East

The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Morgan County Commission, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 7 to mark the official opening of Morgan County Service Center – East Located at 62 Guyer Cove Road in Somerville, the facility houses satellite offices for the revenue commissioner’s office and the license commissioner’s office.…

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State of Education Forum Highlights Progress Being Made in Local School Systems

November 3, 2022 | Comments Off on State of Education Forum Highlights Progress Being Made in Local School Systems

On Thursday, November 3, the Chamber hosted its annual State of Education forum featuring Athens State University President Dr. Philip Way, Calhoun Community College President Dr. Jimmy Hodges, Decatur City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Douglas, Hartselle City Schools Director of Operations Rocky Smith, Morgan County Schools Assistant Superintendent Tracie Turrentine and moderator Scott Mayo, Executive…

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Observation Building and Photography Blind to Reopen at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

November 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Observation Building and Photography Blind to Reopen at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

(News Release) – A new hiking and bicycling trail at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is now open. The trail, portions of which overlay the existing Airport Road, has a fine textured gravel surface and travels through forests, along agricultural fields, and near Flint Creek. The new trailhead parking lot can be accessed from the main…

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