The Birmingham City Council recently approved $40 million in general obligation warrants and refinanced bonds, and that means there’s capital funding for several projects throughout the city, like new stairs for the central library downtown. More projects are getting a cut of the money, too.
College tuition makes people angry. Take a look at a graph of tuition prices over time, and it’s easy to see why! Birmingham-Southern College takes a stand against tuition inflation, announcing a drastic published price reduction today.
Full disclosure, I study at BSC right now, it’s how I got this heads-up!
The idea of renting a place to stay from someplace cheaper than a hotel (and probably more likely to let you use a kitchen) is attractive, and home sharing has been around probably since there were homes: the Greeks felt a duty to let travelers stay in their homes for the night, and some of us are familiar with the time-honored tradition of couch-surfing. The internet, and especially Craigslist, made all that easier. But today, home-sharing has gone commercial, interactive, and centralized, thanks to our new obsession with the “gig economy.”
The last 5 years have been huge for the Magic City and most counties in the Birmingham Metro area, but one county stands out among the rest; Jefferson, home to Vulcan.