Alabama Power launches Alabama NewsCenter

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Alabama Power has launched a new website Alabama NewsCenter. The site will provide original news content from across the state with sections for business, community, innovation and weather.

According to the Alabama Messenger, the site launched on Wednesday and will be led by veteran reporter Mike Tomberlin. Tomberlin is quoted by the Messenger as saying, “Alabama NewsCenter will provide Alabama Power customers and the media with topical information about the state’s economic development efforts, business news, and stories about the people, places and events that make Alabama a great place to live, work and play.”

According to Tomberlin’s Linkedin page, he was with The Birmingham News for 17 years. He was also a member of the Alabama Natgional Guard and blogged his experiences about Afganistan in a blog titled Yellowhammering Afghanistan (though I warn you if you click the link you may get lost in his great posts).

The new site helps Alabama residents cut through the static of catch-all content that many news outlets and blogs post. It helps put useful content at readers’ fingertips, a mission we at Alabama Today can relate to. We hope to see our content linked to soon. (Hint, hint Mike)

From the site’s “about us” page:

Alabama NewsCenter is a credible, direct source of the news and information that matter most to Alabama Power customers. Alabama NewsCenter also tells the stories of the people and businesses powering our state, striving to make Alabama a wonderful place to live and work.

In keeping with Alabama Power’s century of work in economic development, Alabama NewsCenter aims to promote the good news of this state through original and shared content. This site will spotlight businesses who have found success in Alabama, economic developers who work daily to grow jobs in this state, companies and entrepreneurs doing innovative things, communities that make our quality of life so much better and people doing things both great and small that make all the difference.

The stories are intended to be shared by traditional media, blogs and social media outlets or enjoyed on this site to help promote the state – its businesses, its innovation, its people and its communities. We hope this is one of the sites you return to frequently to stay informed and inspired about the state we call home.

We will be following the progress and growth of this page, and from one new site to another wish them the best of luck.

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