Alabama and community honoring fallen Birmingham Police officer Wytasha Carter, including fundraiser on May 4

Sgt Carter’s patrol unit 103. Photo from the city of Birmingham Facebook page

In January of this year, the Birmingham community was heartbroken when one of its finest, police officer, Sergeant Wytasha Carter was killed in the line of duty.

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Birmingham senior Jillian Jolly accepts $300,000 full ride to Yale University with help of citywide program

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin congratulates Ramsay High School senior Jillian Jolly for her scholarship to Yale University. They are joined by Jillian’s mother, Jacqueline Harrell. (Photo by Daniel Roth, City of Birmingham)

Ramsay High School senior Jillian Jolly is going to Yale in the fall. Find out how the College Choice Foundation, an Alabama-based nonprofit, helped the 18 year old from Birmingham achieve her lifelong goal of attending the school of her dreams, all on a full ride scholarship.

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United Way and Birmingham area educators team up to address the mental health crisis in schools

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In the photo, Birmingham Superintendent Lisa Herring, United Way CEO Drew Langloh and Alabama Superintendent of Public Schools Eric Mackey. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Let this sink in.

According to numerous studies, one in five children have mental and behavior issues in the United States.

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Grand Opening of King’s Home Thrift Stores in and around Birmingham, May 2-4th. 25% off, free food, giveaways and more!

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At the grand opening, each store will install the new signage with King’s Home Better store logo! Photo submitted

This weekend, May 2-4, King’s Home Thrift Stores in Birmingham, Pinson and Hanceville are cutting ribbons and celebrating their grand openings! All weekend, each store will have 25% off everything plus grand opening parties each day. Don’t miss all the food and fun for a great cause.  Plus, it’s FREE!

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UAB is planting an environmentally conscious future. Learn how the campus’s more than 4,000 trees are improving Birmingham

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UAB staff planting tree during 2019 Arbor Day celebration. Photo courtesy of UAB Sustainability

This Spring, visit the Vulcan Park and Museum. Purchase a ticket to take the elevator to the top of Vulcan’s pedestal. Look north toward the Birmingham skyline. Below you and to the west is the UAB campus, spread out over 100 blocks on Birmingham’s Southside.

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United Way of Central Alabama raised $194,143 for long term Lee County tornado disaster relief

United Way of Central Alabama’s Drew Langloh presents United Way of Lee County’s Becky Benton a $194, 143 check for Lee County Tornado Recovery efforts. Screenshot of video from the United Way of Central Alabama

Following up on a story Bham Now published in March, the United Way of Central Alabama presented a check of $194,143 to the United Way of Lee County to support long term tornado disaster relief.

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The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com

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Buy local at the Market at Pepper Place on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Photo via Market at Pepper Place, Instagram

The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most popular digital food-related destination sites in the U.S.

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Superhero vision at Children’s South: a look at Alabama’s low-dose radiation imaging center

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Meet the “Superheroes” – staff at the Children’s South Pediatric Imaging Center. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Perhaps it was a tumble off the monkey bars. Or, maybe a scan is needed for diagnostic purposes or to monitor treatment. Whatever the case, you and your child are headed to Children’s South Pediatric Imaging Center, off Interstate-459 and Acton Road. Here’s why you can breathe easy.

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Fertilizing your new spring garden? Your help is needed to reduce phosphorus in Birmingham waterways. 2 things you can do now

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Algae Blooms in the Cahaba river are a huge problem for the ecosystem. Caused by increased phosphorus levels in the water, the blooms deplete the water of oxygen , thus killing off nearby fish.
Algae Blooms in the Cahaba River are a huge problem for the ecosystem. Caused by increased phosphorus levels in the water, the blooms deplete the water of oxygen, thus killing off nearby fish. (Photo via the Cahaba River Society)

Instead of spending $20-30 million on wastewater plant upgrades, Jefferson County is hoping you’ll help contain the last 1% of phosphorus in local waterways by not putting a certain type of fertilizer on your yard this spring. Why should you care and what can you do? Bham Now explains.

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