On the left, Drew Ferguson, the organizer of the coin toss, director of sports medicine at Children’s of Alabama and member of the AHSAA Medical Advisory Committee. The picture was taken in 2018. Photo via Drew Ferguson
It is one of the most memorable traditions in sports—honorary captains participating in the coin toss before the start of a championship football game. Presidents, heroes, hall of famers and celebrities are typically given the distinction. In Alabama, we take it to a higher level.
Continue reading “A coin toss connects Quarterback Club, high school football + children’s health charities”
Shipt downtown Birmingham, Alabama headquarters. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Just in time for the holiday season,
Birmingham-based Shipt announced this week that it’s adding another 50,000 shoppers to its national network. This is in addition to the 100,000 shoppers Shipt announced it would be onboarding nationwide in October. Continue reading “Shipt is adding another 50,000 more shoppers to its national network”
Birmingham On Demand powered by Via. Photo by Pat Byington
Despite a global pandemic, the
Birmingham On-Demand micro-transit project has provided more than 25,500 rides since it was launched in December 2019. Continue reading “Birmingham On-Demand tops 25,500 rides in first 11 months”
Sunrise at Oak Hill Cemetery on November 18, 2020. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now
Are you an early riser? Morning person? Or did you stay out all night till dawn?
Continue reading “Here comes the sun. Jaw dropping places to watch sunrises in Birmingham.”
Department of Conservation’s Traci Wood holding four cubs in Northeast Alabama. Photo via Hannah Leeper
Let me introduce you to four male black bear cubs who reside near the
Little River Canyon National Preserve. Say hello to Pea Eye, Newt, Gus and Blue Duck. Continue reading “Black bears, our state mammal, are returning to Alabama. See how these cubs will help us.”
Tecovas the legendary bootmaker is opening its first store in Alabama at the Summit on November 20, 2020. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now
Tecovas, the legendary fine bootmaker and western goods retailer from Texas is opening its first store in Alabama at The Summit on Friday, November 20th. Continue reading “Need boots? Alabama’s first Tecovas opens at The Summit on Nov. 20th”
Yellow-rumped Warbler. Photo via Greg Harber
If you haven’t noticed, winter birds are slowly arriving in Birmingham these days.
Continue reading “Be on the lookout Birmingham for wintering birds in town (photos)”
Bryant -Denny Stadium. Photo by Will Byington
The Southeastern Conference office in downtown Birmingham has been very busy today.
Continue reading “Alabama and Auburn football games postponed this Saturday because of COVID-19”
Carraway Hospital has been abandoned since 2008. New zoning rules will enable developers to redevelop the property in 2021. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Birmingham City Council has approved a measure to rezone the Carraway Hospital property from health and institutional use (for hospitals) to mixed-use designations. The new zoning will help efforts to redevelop the historic 48-acre campus. Continue reading “Birmingham rezones Carraway Hospital property to mixed-use”
Amy Cheek Fineburg participated in the 1992 College Jeopardy! shows. She represented Samford (2nd to Trebek’s left in the photo). Photo via Amy Cheek Fineburg
Last week, Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek passed away after a long brave and public battle with pancreatic cancer.
Continue reading “Fond memories of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek by three Alabamians”
Pictured Left to Right: Larry Holsonbach, Shunta Barbour, Casey Humblen, Stacia Sabora, Brian Blakes, and Gregory Fields. Photo via St. Vincent’s Foundation
One of the highest rates for hospital readmission is among heart patients. Recently,
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham Fire and Rescue, and the United Way of Central Alabama’s Bold Goals Coalition launched a pilot project that has significantly reduced this problem and helped keep cardiac patients healthy. Here is their story. Continue reading “St. Vincent’s, United Way and local paramedics team up to keep patients healthy”
Longtime Conservation Commissioner Jim Martin. Screenshot from the James D. Martin Story trailer
If you are interested in learning the history behind one of the biggest conservation success stories over the past three decades in Alabama, tune in to
APTV this week. Continue reading “New Documentary about Jim Martin and Forever Wild premieres on APTV”
Mobis US Alabama LLC, a subsidiary of Seoul, South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis, will open a new facility at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Industrial Park in McCalla. Photo via Gray Construction’s Facebook page
Mobis US Alabama LLC, a subsidiary of Seoul, South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis, will open a new facility at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Industrial Park in McCalla, adding 120 jobs, according to a joint announcement from the company and the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). Continue reading “Auto supplier Mobis expanding into Birmingham region adding 120 jobs”
Wild Alabama staff. Kneeling left to right: Maggie Johnston, Mark Kolinski, Joseph Jenkins. Standing Kim Waites and Janice Barrett. Photo via Wild Alabama
Some good news for Alabama’s National Forests.
Continue reading “Alabama’s leading National Forests advocates announce rebirth of Wild Alabama”
Voters standing in line outside Homewood Public Library. Photo via Katherine Bouma
Have you voted today? Remember the polls close at 7:00p.m. here in Alabama.
Continue reading “Have you voted today? Looking for election watch parties? We’ve got you covered.”