David Sher should be constrained by a straightjacket! That’s what I told him after my interview. He works non-stop on a project that many people think is impossible. Bham Now is thrilled to welcome Sher as our next Bold Speaker on April 13th. Find out why.
Our schools are keeping access to over $100 million in funding! Last night, Jefferson County voters decided to keep a .214% property tax in all 12 school systems. A whopping 6% of eligible voters came to the polls, the rest presumably fine either way.
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.
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.
Many solar power proponents in the state of Alabama have Georgia on their mind these days. That’s because the state of Georgia seems to be light years ahead of Alabama in terms of promoting the usage of solar power through rates and money-saving programs.
Continue reading “Solar Power in Alabama – Do We Need Policy Changes? Part 2 of 3”
The annual Buy Alabama’s Best campaign began yesterday, and a portion of profits from Alabama-made goods like local groceries will benefit Children’s of Alabama!
Citizens are complaining, attorneys fired, lawsuits filed and maybe even a grand jury investigation is in the works.
What, exactly, is going on with the largest water system in Alabama?
The Birmingham Barons are expanding the 14th Street side of Regions Field to offer a fun new venue!
“The Switchyard on 14th” will embody an atmosphere geared toward families, foodies, and Birmingham’s millennial culture.
Lakeview will soon host another pizza joint sure to entice your inner foodie.
Heat Pizza Bar will fit in perfectly on the corner of 7th Ave. South and 29th Street – yes, the old Rare Martini space.
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.
This month, WBHM’s Dan Carsen produced several powerful and emotional news stories about the Freedom Riders and the bus burning that occurred in Anniston, Alabama, 56 years ago.
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.
On February 16th, the UAB Institute for Human Rights held a very important talk. It was called Stand as One: Empowering Marginalized Voices in Birmingham.
A very timely event. Just last month, President Obama created the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston.
Described by the New York Times as “foodie heaven,” Bham Now photographer Larry O. Gay visited last weekend, the newly opened Pizitz Food Hall, which has been “rolling out” several of its new vendors over the past few days.