BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Huk Performance Fishing announced an expanded partnership with B.A.S.S. as the apparel and gear brand became the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic, sportfishing's most iconic event. The world championship bass tournament will be held March 6-8 in Birmingham, Ala., with fishing competition taking place on Lake Guntersville.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Miles College Partners with Shaquille O'Neal to launch his HBCU (Historically Black College & University) Initiative. O'Neal will join Miles College's President Bobbie Knight to announce his new business venture, which is to bring a Papa John's to every Historically Black College & University Campus. This event will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 noon/Central Daylight Time, located on the Campus of Miles College Student Activity Center.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 16, Ben E. Keith Company held its ground breaking ceremony for its new foodservice distribution center in New Brockton, Alabama, located in Coffee County. The new facility will position the company to expand its distribution coverage in the Southeast by adding up to 1 million square feet in the future.

ORANGE BEACH, Ala., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, Blackboard, Inc., a leader in virtual learning environments and course management systems, presented Columbia Southern University instructional designers Jackie Pica and Cheryl Kula and faculty members/course writers John Willey, Ph.D., and Freda Braddock, Ed.D., each with a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alabama Power Company has declared the regular quarterly dividends on the company's outstanding preferred stock as follows:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Daxko announced today that it acquired TennisSource, a provider of tennis facility management software solutions. Coupled with Daxko's existing Club Automation brand, which serves over 200 tennis centers, the company further enhances its offering for tennis clubs in the health and wellness industry. Daxko, known for its award-winning customer service, is already the leading provider of business solutions and payment services to the nonprofit, enterprise, and small business segments, serving over 10,000 facilities through its family of brands.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, is partnering with Alabama Power, with additional support from the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and the Alabama Department of Commerce, to launch the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator. The new venture is a startup accelerator focused on innovations in energy technology to be located in Birmingham, Alabama.

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator. The accelerator will run in partnership with Alabama Power with support from the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA). Alabama Power is a southern electricity provider for 1.4 million customers across the state of Alabama and a subsidiary of Southern Company, the second largest utility company in the U.S. in customer base.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-time B.A.S.S. sponsor Academy Sports + Outdoors has announced its title sponsorship of the 2020 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville and in Birmingham on March 6-8. Through this heightened support of the 50(th) anniversary of competitive fishing's most iconic event, the brand looks to usher in a new level of excitement for bass fishing fans, Academy customers and anglers around the country.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollister Incorporated, an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide is pleased to announce a $100,000 commitment to support University of Alabama Adapted Athletics. Funding will help current and/or prospective adapted athletes pursue their academic and athletic goals.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of America's transforming critical infrastructure, the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) is dedicated to advancing and developing private LTE broadband as key communications infrastructure for a secure, resilient, digital grid. Launched as a utility member-driven organization in February 2019, UBBA founding member Southern Linc hosted UBBA's first annual summit in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this month where utility executives, industry technology leaders along with representatives from the US Department of Energy, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Edison Electric Institute and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association explored key challenges facing electric utilities and examined private broadband networks as a critical element of the transforming grid.

ENTERPRISE, Ala., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced that they will be presenting two complimentary webinars to assist both individuals and businesses prepare for year-end. The webinars, titled "Year-End Tax Planning: Optimizing Tax Benefits for 2019 and Beyond" will feature several different CRI tax partners. These webinars will be presented on Nov. 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. CST for individuals and 2:00 p.m. CST for businesses.

POARCH CREEK INDIAN RESERVATION, Ala., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians' (PBCI's) local successes have made it possible for us to expand and invest into other markets across the country and internationally. We have and will continue to look for ways both gaming and non-gaming to invest in Alabama. We have invested over a billion dollars in capital expenditures in our three gaming properties and OWA is currently a $250 million dollar investment. We have committed an additional $100 million dollars at OWA to build the largest indoor water park and hotel that will create a family destination in Alabama for everyone to enjoy.

NORTHPORT, Ala., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The classic southern flavor of Jack's continues to break new ground. On Tuesday, October 15 at 5 a.m., Jack's will open the doors of their newest location in Northport, located at 5821 McFarland Blvd.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaco Systems today announced the GBX25 Level 3 Managed 6U VME NETernity Ethernet Switch. It provides unprecedented flexibility, delivering new levels of simplicity in configuring 6U VME network support and handling almost any network configuration while delivering industry-leading performance. The GBX25 represents the optimum switch solution for any user planning to create new systems based on the 6U VME architecture, or planning to refresh existing systems.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain D's, the nation's leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today the reopening of its corporate-owned Gardendale location in Alabama. Located at 1284 Decatur Highway, the Gardendale restaurant marks the brand's 70(th) Alabama restaurant and the debuts just 10 months after recovering from a restaurant fire earlier this year. With company-owned locations representing about half of Captain D's restaurants, the brand plans to maintain its rapid growth across the Southeast using corporate locations and remodels as a template for success while focusing on new territories for development throughout the Midwest.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, today announced the election of Melissa H. Anderson to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Anderson will serve on the Compensation and Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committees. Ms. Anderson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., delivering electric, natural gas and renewable energy services across the country.

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Helen Elizabeth Brewer, age 94, went to be with our Lord Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "J. B." Brewer; parents, Fred and Grace Williams; sister, Sue Bair; and brother, J. B. "Buddy" Williams. She leaves behind her daughter, Betty "B. J." (Danny)…

Helen Elizabeth Brewer, age 94, went to be with our Lord Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "J. B." Brewer; parents, Fred and Grace Williams; sister, Sue Bair; and brother, J. B. "Buddy" Williams. She leaves behind her daughter, Betty "B. J." (Danny)…

Randy Christner, age 58, of Warrior, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Randy was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Christner; mother, Carol Doss and father, Claude Curry. He is survived by his fiancee, Debrah Benson; brother, Claude "JR" Christner; step-father, Buddy Do…