Ellie McCoy


Birmingham-based company expanding, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the city

Montgomery, Ala. -- On Thursday, July 12, Gov. Kay Ivey and local officials joined executives of Shipt, a same-day delivery company, to announce the company's plans to create over 800 jobs in Birmingham over the next few years, vastly growing the state's technology industry. “By simplifying life with innovative technology for personalized grocery delivery, Shipt is positioned for rapid growth,” Gov.

Drive-by Tacos arrives in Auburn

Auburn, Ala. -- If you have been in Auburn this summer, you may have caught a glimpse of Auburn's newest food truck: Drive-by Tacos. The Drive-by Tacos bright blue truck arrived in Auburn in the middle of June from Boone, North Carolina.

First-ever SEC Summerfest Kickoff to be held in Atlanta

Birmingham, Ala. -- SEC's inaugural SEC Football Kickoff Summerfest, presented by Regions Bank, is set to be held on Sunday, July 15, in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. The event will be broadcasted live by SEC nation, SEC Network's traveling road show.

Gov. Kay Ivey announces new solar power plant, providing more jobs

Montgomery, Ala. -- Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday, June 27, that LG Electronics has made plans to invest $28 million in pursuit of creating a world-class solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama, which will create 160 new jobs. LG, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the U.S., has plans to create a new factory, consisting of two production lines, which will be at a pre-existing building on their company's 48-acre Huntsville campus.

Independence Day celebrations in Auburn

Auburn, Ala. -- The Auburn community is invited to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, at Duck Samford Park. This family-friendly event offers food, music, free goodies and a large firework show put on by Briggs and Stratton.

Auburn University invests $5 million in groundbreaking research projects

Auburn, Ala. -- Auburn University is making steps toward developing groundbreaking research on campus by recently investing $5 million in 11 different research projects. All 11 projects are designed to adhere to the promises Auburn University President Steven Leath made in his installation speech in March.  "Our duty is to engage our students, graduates, faculty and partners to transform the fruits of our scholarship and research into products, methods and services that meet our communities’ most pressing needs.