Meet Eric Jack, the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s 2018-19 president elect

Birmingham, Alabama, Rotary Club of Birmingham 2018-19 president Dr. Eric Jack
Photo by Julie Senter, UAB Photo

Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.

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More I-59/20 Southbound closures coming your way this week

Birmingham Malfunction Junction
Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will continue its project to improve the I-59/20 and I-65 interchange this week. That means more I-59/20 Southbound closures are ahead for Birmingham. Here’s what you need to know.

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Alabama Peanut Co. leases historic Morris Avenue location

Birmingham, Alabama, Alabama Peanut Co.
Jaime Thursby (left) and John Cassimus (right). Photo by author.

Drop by Alabama Peanut Co. on Morris Avenue, and you will find proprietor Jaime Thursby open for business – while undertaking renovations and learning the ropes of peanut roasting from building owner John Cassimus. You will also be enveloped by the most heavenly aroma of peanuts. It’s what happens in Birmingham when an energetic entrepreneur converges with the steward of a 111-year-old peanut roasting facility.

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C-SPAN honors Ramsay High School documentary contest winners

Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Woodfin, Ramsay, Ta'Kaiya Cooper, Ashleigh Richardson
Ta’Kaiya Cooper (left) and Ashleigh Richardson (right) with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. Photo via studentcam.org.

C-SPAN is in Birmingham today, Tuesday, April 24, to celebrate two 12th graders from Ramsay High School. Ashleigh Richardson and Ta’Kaiya Cooper won a second-place prize for their entry, entitled “You Matter,” in the news outlet’s 2018 StudentCam documentary contest.
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