Update: Birmingham, Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race

He’s our first Democratic senator in 25 years. Alabama votes for character, choosing policy over party.

Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

 

Via The New York Times:

“The fact that Alabama’s voters have sent a Democrat to the Senate for the first time since Howell Heflin retired in 1997 is a stunner …”

Previously:

As the nation looks on (with a collective side-eye), Alabama votes for a new senator today. Today!

Here’s how to find your polling place. Polls are open until 7 p.m., Birmingham.

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Roy Moore, via TMZ

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This week in Birmingham: December 14-20

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This week in Birmingham: dog ballet! – via artsbham.com

If you read this on Tuesday, December 12th, then go vote!  I won’t tell you who to vote for because you probably already know who you prefer, but just go and vote!  10 events and an anti-event are highlighted this week.  Let’s go ahead and get the anti-event out of the way: “All Birmingham Public Library locations are closed December 14 for Inventory Day.”  Now on to the fun stuff! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: December 14-20”

Birmingham’s Five Points South; new businesses make life convenient and enjoyable

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Five Points fountain. Via- Facebook.

Where will you be able to grab a beer, fresh tamales, and get your haircut all within a block of each other? FIVE POINTS SOUTH!

As someone relatively new to Birmingham, I can say that while I didn’t know much about all the cool, revitalized neighborhoods in the city, I did know about Five Points. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Five Points South; new businesses make life convenient and enjoyable”

Birmingham-based FBI agent David Archey joins Mueller team

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How long will he stay smug? – via Salon.com

After dismissing a senior member of the Trump investigation for what sources describe as dangerous partisanship, Robert Mueller has recruited a new team member.  Peter Strzok’s political sentiments may have cast doubts on the integrity of Mueller’s investigation.  But now, David Archey will hopefully work effectively and without preconceived notions of what is or isn’t true. Continue reading “Birmingham-based FBI agent David Archey joins Mueller team”

Sights and scenes from the Birmingham Christmas tree lighting ceremony

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Birmingham’s 2017 Christmas tree at Linn Park in front of City Hall

Continuing a tradition that started in the late 1940s, Birmingham held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony last night. At around 5:30pm, the mayor pulled the switch that unveiled a beautiful sparkling  35 foot tree  at Linn Park in front of several hundred people, including the city council and most importantly Santa Claus.

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Future of Birmingham’s Legion Field uncertain; renovate, repair or replace

More recent view of Legion Field. Via- Stanley Robinson:Provided.

90 years ago one of the first games played at Legion Field in Birmingham was the Tide facing Georgia. Here we are nine decades later, the rivalries are still as fierce as ever, but the stadium that hosted that game, is facing an uncertain future.

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Birmingham mayor plans to demolish one blighted property every day

Mayor Woodfin checks out an abandoned home in Powderly. Via- Mayor Randall Woodfin Facebook.

Abandoned and dilapidated homes and buildings pose a huge challenge for many cities across the country. Birmingham’s new mayor, Randall Woodfin, has an aggressive plan to reduce this urban blight, by demolishing one of these derelict structures every day!

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