Birmingham featured in Washington Post’s “best vacation destinations you’ve never considered” series

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“With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage and sings to a bigger audience.” ~ From the Washington Post article titled –  You’re Going Where? Birmingham

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Birmingham’s Civitan International celebrates 100 years of service

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Fresh water wells in Western Africa, a sensory park in Germany, proms for disabled students across the United States and a research center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have more in common than merely being good deeds. All of the examples listed, and thousands of others, have one thing in common—they all started over a cup of coffee and a sandwich 100 years ago in Birmingham.

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Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, the Senator turned Attorney General, turned media bad boy

Alright, Mr. Sessions, I hope you’re ready for your closeup, because you’ve been shining in the public spotlight since your February Senate confirmation.

This week has been a long one, particularly, from that Russian contacts controversy that the Washington Post first disclosed last Wednesday, to a starring snub in Saturday Night Live’s most-recent opening skit.

You know, the one that combined “Forrest Gump”, that infamous pie scene from “The Help” and you, all rolled up onto one park bench.

Octavia Spencer and Kate McKinnon on SNL, spoofing AG Jeff Sessions. Image via NBC.

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Thanks to the 20 Midtown Publix more “game changing” development on the way

Ward Neely, with SRS Real Estate Partners, has proclaimed Southside to be “arguably the hottest area of town,” and he is backing that statement up with a new development.

Neely, along with Dick Schmalz and Scott Bryant, plan to tear down the old High Point Lounge and renovate The Merienda Lounge next door.

The move coincides with their recent work involving 20 Midtown.

Photo by Wade Cline

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Would repealing Alabama’s grocery tax eat away education money?

This week Governor Bentley signed an Executive Order creating a task force to study a tax repeal on groceries.

He also presented this plan during his recent State of the State address on February 7, and at least one Senator said it will take money away from schools.

Governor Robert Bentley, image via Flicker

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