New Campus in Gulf Shores for Auburn

Auburn University announced on Monday that it plans to build a $12 million facility in Gulf Shores.  The new campus will serve as both an academic facility and Gulf Coast resource for residents.

Auburn University Provost Tim Boosinger and City of Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft announce plans to build the Auburn University Education Complex in Gulf Shores on Monday, October 24, 2016.
Auburn University Provost Tim Boosinger and City of Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft announce plans to build the Auburn University Education Complex in Gulf Shores on Monday, October 24, 2016

 

 

The new location will encompass a 24K square foot building at the corner of Beach Express and CoRoad 8.

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7 Every Day Conservation Tips for Drought Living

Now that the drought has reached a Stage 3 warning, meaning we have graduated to an extreme drought, we are faced with new water conservation issues. Your same everyday water usage might help land us in a water shortage. So when in drought, conserve it out! Here are 8 easy, everyday tips to help you save our precious water.

Precious Water

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Decisions About I-20/59 Will Impact Neighborhood And Business Potential For the Next 50 Years (Part 2 of 3)

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By Cary Estes

The view from the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North is actually quite lovely. That is, as long as you keep your gaze fixed in the direction of the downtown skyline and don’t look at the area immediately around you.

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Photo: Cary Estes for Bham Now

This part of Birmingham sits atop a small bluff, providing a nice panoramic view of the downtown buildings barely a mile to the south and the ridge of Red Mountain off in the distance. But turn around and you are greeted with the sight of a dilapidated abandoned house.

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Travel Channel’s Delicious Destinations features Bham cuisine

Bizarre Foods comes to Bham

Where do you go for some soul food? The Travel Channel chose Birmingham to feature some go to southern cuisine. Earlier this year, TV host Andrew Zimmern’s filmed a segment in a few of our Bham hot spots. “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” will air tonight at 8pm CDT. You won’t want to miss it!

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The perils and advantages of Birmingham urban wildlife – opossums

That was some “funky” smell in my garage this morning…. walked over to see if I had left something in my garbage can that hard spoiled (like milk or eggs) and there she was staring right back at me. A opossum.  And yes… I jumped!

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A Southside Birmingham  opossum

Ahh, the perils of urban wildlife.

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Connect to Your Coast and the Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center on October 27th

Connect to Your Coast
Kreher Ecology Preserve and Nature Center’s award winning playground

Support YOUR Coast and YOUR Nature Preserve!

The Alabama Coastal Foundation  Connect to Your Coast Tour (they have been in Gadsden and Tuscaloosa this past month) is teaming up  with the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center this Thursday, October 27th for some good  BBQ  and an opportunity to learn about the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve Alabama’s coast.

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Urban Campus with Urban Problems: UAB discusses protecting Pedestrians

Pedestrian Crossing UAB
UAB Pedestrian Problems

With UAB being in the center of a city, there are bound to be problems where cars and pedestrians meet quite regularly. Some question what the campus is doing to protect those walking through campus. In order to answer growing concerns, UAB recently addressed safety plans for the upcoming year.

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UAB Writer Series to feature Dana Walrath, Oct. 28

“I love margins and edges and always look to cross borders and boundaries.” says Dr. Dana Walrath, who will be speaking on creative writing at UAB on Oct. 28th.

Dana Walrath
Dr. Dana Walrath

Walrath appears to have quite a unusual mix of talents.  Anthropology. Writing.  Art. Most recently she published a memoir, “Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass,” — chronically the 3 years she spent with her mother, Alice, before and during dementia.

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Anniston’s Freedom Riders Park and Birmingham’s Civil Rights District one step closer to National Park Status

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This week in Alabama, two prominent places in U.S. history will be a step closer to becoming National Parks.

On Thursday, October 27th, U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell will be conducting two public hearings to consider designating both Freedom Riders Park in Anniston and the Birmingham Civil Rights District as National Parks.

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