Although a noble cause, rezoning issues are keeping the mega church from moving forward.
Like the Magic City, Homewood is getting a taste of new restaurants, retail, and office space.
Currently, within the Soho development, there is a new business soon to show up (Restaurant/Butcher Shop) as well new retail parcels.
Today, the board and officers were announced for the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA).
Dr. Ray Watts, president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been re-elected as the 2017 Chairman of the Board. This will be Watts second consecutive year as the chairman.
“I am pleased to continue the great momentum created in the last year by serving another year as chairman,” Watts said.
For 6 years, Art Clarkson led the Birmingham Bulls as its majority owner, but the Birmingham market did not keep support of the team as much as Mr. Clarkson.
As we well know, Birmingham is some sort of comeback town, so this story will fit right into the mix of our revitalization.
How long will it be till Birmingham is truly known as a “foodie city”?
As more restaurants pop up around the Magic City, our chances go up, especially when the flavor is quite authentic.
I am thankful for the instructors/teachers who understand the importance of exposing young students to innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology.
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The Birmingham Water Works Board deemed the drought to be so severe, that a stage 4 warning was set in place, creating surcharges for those residents who exceeded certain amounts of water usage…
As of yesterday, surcharges do not apply!
If you have been following along, the debate on redeveloping Southtown Court continues to pick up steam.
Whether for or against, here is what the experts have to say about the benefits redeveloping Southtown would bring to Birmingham.
In December of 2016, the Ramsay McCormack building in Ensley was slated to be demolished. After lawsuits and debate, a plan to renovate and utilize the building was announced. The plan calls for a $40 million project to relocate the municipal court, police and fire headquarters to Ensley. Now the city is seeking bids, by February 10th, for the renovation work.
The Women’s March on Washington, as experienced and retold by the following Birmingham residents;
“I woke up this morning on a bus full of strangers in foggy darkness at a truck stop in Virginia. Chartered busses filled the parking lot. I made my way off the bus and into the packed convenience store full of sleepy women with flat hair and sweatshirts and pink knit hats. There was a line for the women’s restroom that wrapped out the door. But there was an excited energy in the air — tired, but excited.
For twenty years, the Freshwater Land Trust has become one of the most respected and successful land trust organizations in the South. Throughout the years, they have saved and protected special places in the Magic City; including restored industrial sites transformed into green spaces to endangered darters found no where on earth but in our local springs and streams. This year, the land trust is providing the public with an unique opportunity to see firsthand these special places they have saved through their 2017 Sunday Hike Series.
Start 2017 off right this week
For 2017, start your tour of Freshwater Land Trust hosted hikes this Sunday, January 29th, 2:00 at the High Ore Line Trail.
Next to Jefferson State University, the Shelby-Hoover Campus, there is a parcel of land that Hoover wants to upgrade and add value to meet demand within the area.
Jefferson County made history last November electing nine black women to district and circuit judgeships.
The historic event was recognized nationally this weekend with a feature story by New York Magazine.
Check out the story at New York Magazine:
The controversy over the Talladega College Marching Tornado Band appearance at President Donald Trump’s inauguration parade has turned into one of the single greatest fundraising efforts ever for the school, according to the college’s president Billy Hawkins.
As of Sunday evening, January 22nd, the GoFundMe page had raised $672,703. The original goal was to raise $75,000. How did they do it?
On Saturday, January 21, scores of Birmingham residents converged on the nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington. The crowd (some estimates are over a million) came from every corner of the country and the world to advocate on behalf of women’s rights and human rights. Some of the Alabama delegation documented their experiences through social media posts and photos.
According to Vox News,
…political scientists say they think we may have just witnessed the largest day of demonstrations in American history.
According to data collected by Erica Chenoweth at the University of Denver and Jeremy Pressman at the University of Connecticut, marches held in more than 500 US cities were attended by at least 3.7 million people.
The google docs spreadsheet, where counts are being tallied across the world shows that Birmingham contributed between 5000-10,000 participants to the historic event.
See photos/videos from locals who were there: