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    Birmingham man drowns in rough waters in Panama City Beach

    A 31-year-old Birmingham man drowned Friday in rough Gulf waters in Panama City Beach, Florida. According to police, the man joined about 8 to 10 of his friends for a swim in the Gulf around 7:40 p.m. in the 17000 block of Front Beach Road near the Tropic Winds condominiums. The man was later seen by his friends floating face down in the water, a Panama City Police Beach sergeant told AL.com. Attempts to administer CPR were ineffective and the man was pronounced dead a a beachside emergency room. Authorities are not releasing the man’s name, but WMBB-TV in Panama City identified him as Darrius Stone Jr. of Birmingham. Red…

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    New Aviation Company Opening At Birmingham Airport

    BIRMINGHAM, AL – A new aviation company celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, a firm that will operate out of more than 67,000 square feet of space on both the East and West ramps of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Southern Sky Aviation, which offers charter flights, maintenance, flight training, aircraft sales, aircraft management and avionics services, was founded by Birmingham business veteran Bill Gunnells, who was previously the CEO and founder of a prescription drug card benefits company RxBenefits before selling the company in 2016. Shortly thereafter, Gunnells and president Bo Andrews, who has been in the aviation business for 31 years, began the long approval process for obtaining a Part…