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Century moving ‘full speed ahead’ on restart

By Dave Taylor Century Aluminum is moving “full speed ahead” on the process of spending $100 million to restart and upgrade the three idled potlines at its Hawesville smelter and hire 300 workers, despite concerns over several countries receiving exemptions to aluminum and steel tariffs that were recently put in place to save the respective…

HCHS starting military-style class next year

By Dave Taylor Camouflage might not be uncommon at Hancock County High School, but next year it could be compulsory, when a new military-style class kicks off for freshmen and sophomores, offering an alternative to ROTC programs that often aren’t available at small schools.  Starting in August, students will be able to use an elective…

Southwire giving $1,000 bonuses to all full-time employees

By Dave Taylor Workers at Hawesville’s Southwire plant will be $1,000 richer this week after the company announced it would pay bonuses to all of its full-time employees as a result of federal tax reform. The company is also expanding paid parental leave, among other things.  The bonuses, which will be paid to all employees…

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