Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

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Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

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Amy Shiew of Northport has been named manager of DCH Home Medical Equipment. Shiew oversees DCH HME services, such as diabetic supplies, oxygen, CPAP machines and other medical-related devices that patients use at home. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and management.

DCH HME provides equipment and services to patients who need equipment prescribed by doctors. It also operates a retail store in the Phelps Outpatient Center on the campus of DCH Regional Medical Center.

The Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service promoted Gary House from apparatus operator to lieutenant and Brandon Sonnier from firefighter to apparatus operator.

House of Tuscaloosa has been with the fire department since 2004. As a lieutenant, he will coordinate daily operations and handle an engine company during emergencies. He will be training in several stations primarily.

Sonnier of Centreville has six years' experience as a firefighter. He was recently named the Firefighter of the Year for Tuscaloosa. As an apparatus operator, he will ensure proper operation of aerial ladders, fire engines, pumpers and tankers during emergencies and handle the safe arrival and departure of the emergency crew. He will work on rotation through stations in eastern Tuscaloosa.

Darryl Hunts, shift manager at the company-owned Bojangles' restaurant on Alabama Highway 69 in Tuscaloosa, has been named champion in the company's 2012 Master Biscuit Maker Challenge.

During the past three months, employees at Bojangles' restaurants at more than 530 locations have competed at store, area and regional challenges to make it to the Master Biscuit Maker finals, which were held at the Bojangles' Support Center in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month.

Hunts won $1,000, a plaque and bragging rights.

Bibb County Commissioner Ricky Hubbard received the 2012 David M. Cochrane Award presented by the West Alabama Regional Commission at its annual meeting on Nov. 8 at NorthRiver Yacht Club. …

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