Birmingham celebrates return of UAB football and it was no April Fools

UAB football players receive cheers during Blazer Walk before Saturday’s spring game.

UAB head football coach Bill Clark stepped off the team bus outside Legion Field on Saturday, April 1st, surveyed the celebration taking place before him, and immediately was thankful to be wearing shades. Not because of the brightness of the day, but because the brightness of the Blazers’ future was bringing a tear to Clark’s eye.

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Rotaract Club of Birmingham to hold annual fundraiser April 1

The Rotaract Club of Birmingham’s annual Foundation Ball fundraiser is set for April 1

The motto of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham is, “Learn, socialize, serve.” And after another year of learning and serving, the organization of young professionals is ready to socialize at its annual Foundation Ball fundraiser. The black-tie gala will take place this Saturday, April 1, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Haven event space, on Sixth Avenue South in Lakeview.

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Let’s talk to Birmingham City Council candidate Jordan Thompson

In addition to electing a mayor this summer, we’re also electing a city council, too, Birmingham. I say we start talking to (and writing about) them now.

The sooner we start a public conversation with potential candidates, the more we can learn about those seeking public office in August. Tonight it’s all about District 2 candidate, Jordan Thompson.

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Will we ever see Carraway Hospital’s blue star “revolve” again?

Years ago, when travelers flew into Birmingham, their airplane flight path regularly approached and flew directly over Carraway Hospital. From one’s seat on the plane, you often felt you could reach out and touch  Carraway’s iconic revolving “blue star.”

For residents of Birmingham – you were home.

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Magic City Connector to provide transportation to Birmingham cultural and entertainment sites

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The fleet of six compressed natural gas (CNG) buses will offer Wi-Fi
From a press release by Ronda Robinson, Director of Communications for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA)  

Birmingham, AL – Imagine going to a restaurant on Birmingham’s Southside then heading downtown for a concert on the same night without having to drive around to search for a place to park?

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Birmingham, Alabama mayoral candidate interview: Randall Woodfin

It’s time for another Birmingham mayoral candidate interview. This is the second one in my series, and it features Randall Woodfin. My last one featured Randy Davis.

Although the Jefferson County Election Commission has until June 23 to officially call the upcoming Birmingham municipal election set for August 22, potential candidates are already blazing their own campaign trails.

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IndyCar roars into Birmingham with former champions in preparation for April race

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Defending race winner Simon Pagenaud practices at Barber Motorsports Park for the April 21-23 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, via INDYCAR Photo – Chris Jones

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud looks at the race track at Birmingham’s Barber Motorsports Park, with its numerous sweeping turns and occasional fast straightaways, and is reminded of the motorcycle course near his hometown in France.

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AT&T’s cyber seniors technology program bridges the generations and helps ensure Alabama is connected – at every age.

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As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to boost internet adoption across the state, the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) announced the Wenonah High School chapter of FCCLA won the #ATTCyberSeniors video competition.

Pictured: Ahmad Johnson, Denise Young Rucker and Terri Williams

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