Mark your calendars for March 7, Jefferson county voters. Because that’s the day school officials need voter approval to continue levying two district taxes and two county-wide taxes that provide basic education funding.
The combined taxes produce more than $100 million annually, and that money is shared by each district according to student population.
If you’re headed to the polls, you may be asking: Are these taxes new? And, what exactly is being funded with them?
There’s good news for green business here in Birmingham, as a local company moves away from Styrofoam food packaging to a more eco-friendly alternative.
A joint venture between a consumer-packaging company called Sonoco and a recycled-fiber packaging company called Cascades are putting big bucks into its Birmingham-based plant, and the new water-based product that they’re manufacturing means additional jobs, too. About 20, according the Birmingham Business Journal.
After leading Alabama’s Department of Archives and History for more than thirty years, Dr. Edwin C. Bridges lets us into a big secret: Alabama’s powerful and dramatic history is often overlooked by those of us living in it. But, his new book is aiming to change that.
It’s a big day for a handful of Birmingham culinary professionals. Five chefs and one restaurant have been nominated as semifinalists for the James Beard Awards.
These awards are considered to be the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America. This is an exciting time for the food scene in Birmingham and Alabama, and I am thrilled for these folks!
Ever wonder what happens to that vial of blood that is taken at your doctor’s office? UAB employees were once analyzing up to 5,000 vials of blood each night of the week. But, the testing process has just gotten a huge technology infusion from UAB.
UAB Medicine recently welcomed their new automated hospital laboratory.