Date Set for Wells Fargo Campus Expansion Ground Breaking

first_imgWells Fargo will conduct a ground breaking ceremony as it formally announces plans to double the size of its current facilities at the Ocotillo Corporate Center.  Wells Fargo will invest approximately $125 million to expand its current facilities by 410,000 SF which will allow the company to further invest in the community and bring more of its area team members to Chandler.The expansion will add two new four-story buildings, including office space, a meeting and event center, and a full service team member café, bringing total square footage at the campus to approximately 810,000 square feet.  The new buildings will be designed and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).Groundbreaking is on Wednesday, Dec. 11.last_img read more

Help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas

first_imgLee Johnson’s side welcome the current league leaders Norwich City to Ashton Gate in a televised Sky Bet Championship clash (5.30pm KO) and the club’s official charity is asking fans to donate a present ahead of kick-off.The Trust will be running a stall in the Community Area – located inside VIP 3 of the South Stand – where supporters can donate new, unwrapped toys and gifts, which will be distributed to youngsters spending Christmas in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.For security reasons, it’s important the presents are unwrapped when donated, but everything will be wrapped before being distributed on Thursday, December 20th.Fans unable to make Saturday’s fixture can still donate via the Trust’s official JustGiving page, or, gifts can be dropped into VIP 3 ahead of the deadline.All proceeds will be gifted to the local hospital and every donation, no matter how big or small, will help bring a smile to the faces of those unable to enjoy the festive season at home with their loved ones.To keep updated with this campaign, follow @BCCommTrust on Twitter.CITY v NORWICH TICKETSlast_img read more

Caboose 101 as told by Hack Ayers

first_imgThis photo was snapped in 1965 on moving day for the 20+ ton caboose.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – About a year ago, Hack Ayers and WLAF’s Charlie Hutson, called “Junior” by Hack, dug through some photos and landed what they sought; photos of the caboose.   In the meantime, Ayers schooled Junior on Caboose History.One of La Follette’s most well known landmarks was purchased in 1965 for $750 by Ayers from the L & N Railroad.  The L & N, standing for Louisville and Nashville, preceded the now CSX Railroad.Ayers worked with La Follette Mayor R.C. “Curt” Alley on coming up with the prized red railroad car.  Not long after Ayers let his want be known, Alley called him up and told him his caboose was on its way.The caboose was on the backside track at the La Follette Train Depot on North 5th Street.  Ayers was given one full day to get the caboose off the tracks before train traffic would be coming through.Russ Shelby’s Construction Company was in charge of the move a move that did not involve a crane or any heavy equipment.  Project Manager Joe Herrell used a couple of railroad jacks, some cross ties and manpower.  Herrell’s biggest concern about the move was making the turn from North 5th Street onto West Central Avenue.  Herrell said to Ayers, “If it comes off the trailer, it will wipe out part of downtown.”The caboose stayed on the truck until it was ready to be, unloaded.  Ayers said the project took about three days, and the move went without any problems.The caboose that took three days to set in place was torn down in less than three hours this past Tuesday.So, now, 54 years later, the caboose is gone.  Though the memories remain.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/07/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF HACK AYERS AND JUNIOR HUTSON) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more