Paper and Tech Join Forces to Help Aspiring Authors

Birmingham has found its place in the United States economy as a future leader in technology and innovation. To further this mission, companies from all sectors continue to meld tech into their everyday practices.

For example, Books-a-Million is integrating technology to make it easier for local authors to “self-publish”; a perfect example of innovating and inviting the world of technology into a market place that has been thriving for centuries. 


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Yet Another “Mixed-Use” Project for Downtown

First Avenue North has seen a ton of action within the last few years, and it won’t be stopping anytime soon. 

The renovation of 4 buildings near Morris ave. will be transformed to accommodate living and commercial usage – raising the value of the already popular mid-day and nightlife scene.
Photo By: AppleSeed Workshop
Photo By: AppleSeed Workshop

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6 Relatable Tweets about setting your clocks back


Even though it happens every year, we always seem to forget about it. This year Daylight Savings time will be on Sunday, November 6th at 2am. So to save yourself some stress and headache be sure to turn back time tomorrow evening. Cheers to an extra hour of sleep and here are 7 relatable tweets about turning those clocks back. 

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Don’t Spray and Pray. How to water.

By: Bill Finch

Trickle down politics may not have helped your pocketbook, but trickle-down watering will make all the difference in how your plants survive this drought.

Dripper hose. Courtesy of Lowes

Trickle-down watering is simple: You simply set the end of your hose on the plant you want to water, and you let the water trickle out, drip, drip, drip. Sort of like a leaky faucet. And it affects your water bill about like a leaky faucet: You’ll barely notice.

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The University of Alabama – National Player in More Ways than One

Thinking of UA, football and Greek life are probably on the top of the list. Dominance in these areas have been attracting students for many years, but there is a “well oiled machine” behind the immense operations. 

The University of Alabama has quite the strategy to attracting top students, players, and movers within the coming generations and beyond. 
Photo By: Carmen K. Sisson
Photo By: Carmen K. Sisson

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 29 to November 4, 2016

Moss Rock Festival
Moss Rock Festival this weekend – November 5-6 in Hoover

Once again, this week’s news was dominated by the drought and another pipeline disaster in Shelby County.

In the good news category, there was some progress made on the proposals to create two National Parks in Anniston and Birmingham and on the coast the Alabama Coastal Foundation the launched the state’s first oyster shell recycling program.

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This is what I20/59 could look like! See examples from Atlanta and Dallas. (Part 3/3)


By Cary Estes

I20/59 lowered proposal
Rendition of lowered I20/59 with park on top

The March of the Millennials has replaced the White Flight of the 1960s and ‘70s. For several decades, urban areas throughout the United States – including Birmingham – steadily lost residential population to the surrounding suburbs. There were a variety of reasons for this, including racial and social issues. But the bottom line was that many downtowns were active only during business hours, with the buildings and streets becoming deserted beginning at 5:01 p.m. each day.

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Remembering Shane Hulsey – River hero

Shane Hulsey
Shane Hulsey

It is hard to believe that Shane Hulsey passed away 10 years ago. I was reminded of his passing yesterday when his sisters Sierra and Ashley posted a beautiful video in his memory for a contest to raise funds for the Hulsey Little River Trust – a land trust founded in honor of him. 

Here is the video and the link to the contest.  As they say, vote early and often till November 18th.

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Bham Now interview with Bloomberg’s Justin Fox

Bloomberg View's Justin Fox
Bloomberg View’s Justin Fox

Yesterday, Bloomberg View columnist and former Birmingham News reporter and writer Justin Fox delivered a presentation to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the U.S. Economy and the upcoming Presidential election.

This afternoon, Bham Now’s Pat Byington caught up with Fox at Rushton Park on Birmingham’s Southside to talk about Birmingham, the state of Alabama and a little politics, including how the financial markets will react to Clinton and Trump.

Here is the link to the Bham Now’s Facebook page with the  “Facebook Live interview.”

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