Below is a compilation of local, regional, and national news stories on the Colonial pipeline explosion that occurred yesterday in Shelby county.
According to a Colonial Pipeline statement and multiple media reports, a contract crew working miles from the site of a Sept. 9 spill ran into the pipeline with a trackhoe, igniting gasoline and causing a fire. One person died at the scene and five others were transported to Birmingham-area hospitals for treatment.
The countdown is on. 8 days before the big election.
But you just found out your boss is sending you out of town next Tuesday on a business trip. Or on November 8th you are pulling a 10 hour shift at your place of work. And let’s say you are a student who is registered to vote in your hometown county that is not in the county you are attending school.
You can still vote – but with a absentee ballot (pdf). Here are the complete details.
Don’t miss out. Do this today. The Absentee Election Manager must receive your ballot in the mail or in person (detail at the website) by Thursday, November 3rd (here are the Absentee Election Manager addresses in each county).
The Huffington Post reported on Alabama’s drought as the ‘worst in modern memory’. Lake Purdy, which supplies Birmingham with drinking water, has receded several feet due to drought, leaving dry, cracked ground where water used to be.
The sixth annual Surgeons vs. Chefs Great Pumpkin Carve-Off is this Saturday, October 29th. This festive and fun event will test the carving skills of three orthopedic surgeons and three local chefs. Judging will be based on precision, skill, and creativity.
Brookwood Baptist Health has partnered with the Market at Pepper Place to host this local event. There will be more than just a live pumpkin carving. You’ll get the chance to enjoy decorating mini pumpkins, trick or treating at vendors’ tents, face painting, and even balloon animal fun. Halloween Costumes are encouraged along with cheering on your favorite competitor.
The competitors include:
Ryan Cordry, DO
Lloyd Johnson, MD
Robert Wolf, MD Versus three local chefs:
Franklin Biggs, SUR LA TABLE | EAST LAKE COMMUNITY KITCHEN