Joyful evangelism at Birmingham Mercedes Marathon cheer stations (photos)

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South Highlands Presbyterian Church member supporting Mercedes Marathon runners, photo courtesy of South Highlands Presbyterian Church

Unique to Birmingham, every year runners at the Mercedes Marathon are greeted at several “cheer stations” by joyful ministers and parishioners from churches along the route. Yesterday, Bham Now collected a series of photos from South Highland Presbyterian Church, Independent Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral Church of Advent of our city’s own brand of Sunday morning race day evangelism.

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Birmingham Legion and UAB seal deal on joint use of BBVA Compass Field

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Rendering of the expanded BBVA Field on the UAB campus.
The Birmingham Legion Football Club (FC) announced that it is partnering with UAB to house its USL professional soccer team at BBVA Field, which is the present location of the UAB Blazers soccer team.  The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees made the decision final last Friday.

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Discovering Birmingham’s inspirational Norwood and Ensley murals

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Ensley Alive mural on the side of the Bethesda Health Center in Ensley. In the photo, left to right, Birmingham Museum of Arts Director Graham Boettcher, Bethesda Health Center’s Bettina Bryd-Giles and mural artist Ukuu Tafari

Over the past six months, Bham Now has written and photographed murals throughout Birmingham.  Last month, we were distraught when we learned several murals in Avondale and Woodlawn were vandalized. From that  story, Bham Now readers told us about a couple of remarkable  murals in Norwood and Ensley.

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Lost pet? high-tech ways to help protect and find your four-legged best friend

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This week while researching for a story about lost pets, microchipping and web sites that help reunite lost pets with their humans, I ran across an article about a Birmingham woman who lost her beloved pet Mitzy on the day she was moving away for a new job.

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Flu 2018: schools closing, hospitals crowded, Bham Now staff down and out

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I didn’t think it would find me. I thought I’d be able to escape its wrath. I’d protected myself, after all. I’d gotten the shot that was supposed to save me. Still, I was cautious. I tried my best to outrun it. Tried to shield myself from the horror it would inflict upon me and those around me. But it caught me, making me stumble as it coiled itself around me. I was too weak to scream and fight against it.

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Discover La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries In-Home Design program and President’s Day Sale!

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Staff at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Greystone. Photo via Hunter Nichols.

Decorating your home is no easy task. It requires lots of decisions and a great deal of trial and error, not to mention a rather large sum of money.

But what if you could get furniture and accessories for your home without the huge expense, while also getting complimentary one-on-one design help from an interior design specialist?

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Frontier Airlines comes to Birmingham, offering super low-fares to Denver, Philly, Orlando

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Do you love the mountains and the lifestyle of Denver, Colorado like I do? Are you a Disney fanatic or a patriotic history buff who loves Philly cheese steaks and maybe the Philadelphia Eagles?

Well, Frontier Airlines made it much cheaper to get to your favorite destinations FROM BIRMINGHAM!

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Bojangles’ Inc. presents United Ability with check for nearly $25,000

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Bojangles’ presenting check to United Ability. Photo courtesy of United Ability.

When checking out at a store – grocery, pharmacy, etc. – you are often asked if you would like to donate $1 to a specific cause. While you may feel that a single dollar won’t make much of an impact, in truth, it really does add up.  Continue reading “Bojangles’ Inc. presents United Ability with check for nearly $25,000”

Recycling is one of Alabama’s most important industries for new jobs

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Employees at KW Plastics in Troy, Alabama, photo from the KW Plastics website

What are Alabama’s most important job producing industries? Automotive manufacturing or the steel industry? Perhaps agriculture and forestry? Chances are, the recycling industry would not make anyone’s list.

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