Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
Take charge of your health: Wellness tips from Dr. Ann Kulze for a healthy summer season
Simple ways you can stay happy - naturally.
Alabama Power at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:31:41 PM
Umbrella for power wheelchairs makes rainy days less of a mess
Engineering students develop umbrella for power wheelchair users to present at international conference.UAB Campus News at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:00:00 PM
Birmingham law firm expands Birmingham, Chattanooga offices
Birmingham law firm adds attorneys and office space in Birmingham and Chattanooga offices.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:55:56 PM
Gaston honored with lifetime achievement award
Gaston served many roles in more than 30 years at UAB.UAB Campus News at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:30:00 PM
Ray Perkins returns to Tuscaloosa but it’s his daughter working for Nick Saban
The former Crimson Tide player was Paul “Bear” Bryant’s successor.Alabama Power at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:00:05 PM
These are the fastest-growing companies from the Birmingham 100
The new Birmingham 100 List shows impressive gains in revenue and employment by the Magic City’s top private companies. Here’s a look at the companies that saw the most growth in the past year.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:42:11 PM
Blue Cross withdraws from Business Council of Alabama
Another Birmingham corporate heavyweight has left the Business Council of Alabama.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has joined Alabama Power Co. and Regions Financial Corp., as well as PowerSouth Energy, in withdrawing from the business lobbying group.
"Blue Cross has consistently participated at a high level of support of the BCA and its activities. At this time, the correct path for our company and our customers is to withdraw from the BCA while the organization considers its futu...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:01:27 PM
“This career move saved my life”
Valerie Powell credits her career shift from marketing to medicine as the turning point that saved her life.UAB Campus News at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Regions taps John Turner, Blue Cross CEO Vines for board
Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF) has added two new members to its boards.
Timothy Vines, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and John Turner, president of Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corp., joined the boards of Regions Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, Regions Bank, effective July 2.
“Tim is a respected business leader with many years of financial and operations experience in the insurance industry, and I am pleased that he has agreed to join the Reg...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:33:13 AM
What are the most affordable residential real estate markets in Alabama?
ACRE crunches the numbers for both the state's metro and non-metro areas.Alabama Power at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:00:19 AM
Review: “The Incredibles 2” packs a fun, lighthearted punch
The Avengers aren’t the only superheroes in town; nearly 15 years after the original, “The Incredibles 2” revives one of Pixar’s best franchises just as the super-renaissance is hitting its stride.
This sequel is packed with enough laughs to keep kids roaring in the theater and enough charm for adults to tune them out, but it’s a small step down from its predecessor. “The Incredibles 2” lacks some of the super strength of the original due to a lackluster villain and uninspired plot…
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:18:40 AM
New office space could come to Parkside
An office redevelopment is possible for a building located a couple of blocks from Regions Field and Railroad Park.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:16:38 AM
UAB announces 2018 Excellence in Business Top 25
The Top 25 award program is designed to seek out, recognize and celebrate the success of alumni business leaders.UAB Campus News at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Alabama not yet on board with funding share to restart Amtrak rail service on coast
The deadline is nearing for Alabama to get on board an initiative to restart Amtrak passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast.
According to The Associated Press, the state has not pledged its share of funds to bring rail travel back to the region for the first time since Hurricane Katrina when heavy damage caused a suspension in service.
The Southern Rail Commission reports Louisiana and Mississippi have already pledged their share of the $35 million total over three years ...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32:30 AM
Major luxury hotel project coming for Gulf Coast city
A new luxury hotel is coming to a stretch of Gulf Shores beachfront.
An $85 million 398,000-square-foot Embassy Suites will anchor a recently renovated public beach.
The city of Gulf Shores reached an agreement in principle with DD Partners LLC, a development team led by Birmingham-based developer Ron Durham and Marietta, Georgia-based developer Ron Day, to construct the $85 million mixed-use development on a 1.93-acre parcel at the corner of West Beach Boulevard and West First St...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:31:11 AM
Manufacturer plans additional $101M investment, 150 jobs in Alabama
A Calhoun County manufacturer is planning an expansion that will create an additional 310 new jobs for the Oxford area.
Kronospan is investing $463 million in its Grow Bama project, which is an increase from a previous announcement from the company that manufactures wood-based panel products and other value-added products.
The project addition increased in scope last week when the Oxford City Council approved an amendment to a tax abatement that was granted in 2016 for Kronospan's $362...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:29:17 AM
Brian Peters: Shower, storm chances heading upward in Alabama
Highs today should again reach the lower 90s before dropping into the 80s Thursday.Alabama Power at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:52:16 AM
On this day in Alabama history: John Tyler Morgan was born
The longtime U.S. senator from Alabama was an outspoken white supremacist.Alabama Power at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:50:03 AM
Regions also withdraws from Business Council of Alabama
Birmingham's largest company has withdrawn from the Business Council of Alabama.
One day after Alabama Power Co. confirmed it had withdrawn from the state's top business lobbying group, Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF), the state's only Fortune 500 company, said it has also left the BCA.
Regions issued the following statement about the decision:
"After careful and thoughtful review, Regions Bank has evaluated its investment in the Business Council of Alabama and is withdrawing from...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:01:23 AM
Regal Movie Theater's Summer Movie Express Program returns
If you're looking for a way to beat the heat this summer with your kids, we're On Your Side with a cheap option. Regal Movie Theater's Summer Movie Express Program is back! ...Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Alabama Power, Regions Bank, BCBS leaving the Business Council of Alabama
One of the founding members of the Business Council of Alabama (and arguably its most powerful member) is leaving the influential lobbying group. ...Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Jill: The chance of needing an umbrella Wednesday versus yesterday is a little higher
A very hot day is on tap and temperatures will easily climb into the 90s and feel hotter. Spotty showers develop this afternoon across Central Alabama and scattered showers and storms form in west Alabama.Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Behind the Front: The Ballad of Wes Wyatt
Music and Meteorology. J-P Dice speaks with First Alert teammate, Wes Wyatt, on growing up in Tuscaloosa County, his passion for music, and where his love for weather started.Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Police ID man killed in double shooting; Woman critically injured
Police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment building that killed one man and injured a woman. ...Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Mickey: Hot, steamy weather then a chance of storms
We begin our Wednesday morning with mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures in the 70s.Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
UPDATE: Missing 8-year-old boy from Birmingham found safe
Birmingham police say an 8-year-old boy missing since Monday evening has been found and he is safe.Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Man dead, woman injured in apartment shooting
Police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment building that killed one man and injured a woman. ...Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Local pastors split on separation of children and families at the border
We’re getting reaction from local pastors to the controversy dividing the county of images of crying children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. This week the White House referencing the Bible to justify it.Fox News 6 at Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Sloss Fest profile: Morgan Saint
This young singer opted not to go the television competition route and is making her own way.Alabama Power at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:29:24 PM
Birmingham biotech firm's product scores positive results in UAB test
A UAB study of Circulogene's testing strategies have yelled some positive results in a study
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:52:50 PM
Alabama Legacy Moment: Montgomery State Capital
The state capital moved from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery in 1846.Alabama Power at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:40:49 PM
Port Birmingham looks to build $8M warehouse
A governmental public authority is looking to build a large warehouse, but how big the structure will be depends on the impact of the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel imports.
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Port Authority is partnering with Watco Companies to build a climate-controlled warehouse at Port Birmingham, according to AL.com.
The port sits at the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River about 22 miles west of the city. Watco, a short-line rail company, owns 182 acres in t...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:40:09 PM
ALDOT, Bham to host public meetings for space under I-59/20 bridges
The public will have an opportunity to have its say about the design of the future space under the bridges of a major interstate that runs through Birmingham.
The city of Birmingham, along with the Alabama Department of Transportation, has planned a series of public meetings in July regarding the future space beneath the I-59/20 bridges between 15th Street North and 25th Street North.
Three sessions – 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. – will be held on July 17 at the Boutwell ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:35:59 PM
Birmingham's largest companies: Workforce is a major challenge
Birmingham's largest private companies illustrate the metro area's workforce challenge.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:32:36 PM
Two Birmingham CRE companies broker $9.5M Southeast deal
Birmingham CRE professionals helped broker the deal for a luxury property in Savannah, Georgia.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:23:23 PM
Shoal Creek gets approval for more new homes
The Shoal Creek residential development south of Birmingham is growing again.
The Shelby County Planning Commission this week approved a request to subdivide a lot for four new residential lots, 280 Living reports.
As we reported last year, developers began adding new homes to the 40-year-old community that would include custom builds.
This week, the commission unanimously approved subdividing a 2.35-acre lot for four more homes.
Caroline Little of Shoal Creek told the BBJ last yea...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:19:02 PM
How local banks stacked up in the latest J.D. Power banking satisfaction rankings
While use of digital banking platforms is on the rise, customer satisfaction among digital users is declining.
That’s according to the 13th annual U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power.
The study, which ranked banks by region, found that overall satisfaction is lowest among retail bank customers who exclusively used online or mobile banking channels during the past three months; customers who exclusively used a branch are slightly more satisfied; a step above that are thos...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:49:07 PM
Joint sports, technology conference to launch during Innovation Week
Knight Eady is launching a new sports technology summit to bring awareness to the continuing convergence between sports and technology.
The summit, which will be at Regions Field, will bring together industry leaders and experts from across the country to share knowledge and experience and create a dynamic conversation about innovation in sports.
“This event brings together representatives from some of the top sports organizations across the country,” said Knight Eady Co-Founder Michael ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:43:26 PM
Birmingham City Council appoints two to industrial board
The Birmingham City Council has appointed two individuals to the Birmingham Industrial Development Board.
On Tuesday, councilors voted to appoint Darryl Ward and Stanley Turner to the industrial board, which approves incentives for industrial projects in the city, among other duties. Their appointments are each for six-year terms and replace two people who rolled off the board.
Ward serves as vice president and manager of community development for Synovus Mortgage Corp. He also previous...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:32:34 PM
Mobile May home sales up 32 percent from 2017
Area homes on average are selling 30 days more quickly than they were a year ago.Alabama Power at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:00:20 PM
Military awards Alabama’s GeneCapture $1 million contract to develop portable disease detector
Huntsville firm will work with Birmingham’s Southern Research.Alabama Power at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:16:40 AM
Hoover City Council makes counter-proposal to tax increase
The Hoover City Council has submitted a counter-proposal to Mayor Frank Brocato's call to raise taxes in an effort to offset a budget crisis, reports the Hoover Sun.
Mayor Brocato had proposed the city raise its sales and use tax components and lease/rental tax rates to 4 percent and increase the city's lodging tax rate to 6 percent. The move was estimated to generate approximately $20 million in additional revenue for the city.
The Hoover City Council agrees to increasing the lodging ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:18:02 AM
Birmingham to host large CME Church assembly
The Magic City is hosting an international conference for one of the first African-American religious organizations in the U.S.
On June 22-29, the General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will convene for its quadrennial meeting at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
Nearly 2,000 people from around the country and the world are expected to meet for this assembly, which is held every four years.
Bishop George Edward Battle, senior bishop of AME Zion Chur...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:09:27 AM
Alabama governor voices opposition to import tariffs
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has publicly broken with the top leader of the GOP over potential tariffs on imported goods.
“Import tariffs and any retaliatory tariffs on American-made goods will harm Alabama, the companies that have invested billions of dollars in our state and the thousands of households which are dependent upon those companies for a good-paying job,” she said in a statement Monday. “I strongly oppose any efforts that may harm those companies that employ thousands of Alabamians an...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:01:00 AM
New speakeasy opening in Shelby County
A new prohibition-themed speakeasy is coming to Shelby County this summer.
According to the Shelby County Reporter, Eric Durrett is opening Goodfellas Social Club in Old Town Helena on June 22.
The new bar will feature food, whiskey and spirits, wine, local and regional beers on tap, as well as a separate House of Havana smoking lounge.
Getting into Goodfellas is free, but the establishment does offer a number of club memberships, such as its wine and whiskey clubs, which customers c...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:55:23 AM
Brian Peters: Isolated storms for Alabama today, Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms should become numerous again on Thursday.Alabama Power at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:50:43 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Bobby Allison’s racing career ended
The ‘Alabama Gang’ member suffered life-threatening injuries at the Pocono Speedway.Alabama Power at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:50:05 AM
Playground equipment woes at Railroad Park
It’s tough on toddlers, but parents will have to teach some patience as a broken slide at Railroad Park will not be fixed for a while.Fox News 6 at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Identity of woman who shot, killed daughter Monday evening released
Officials with the Birmingham Police Department are investigating after they say a woman shot and killed her daughter Monday evening.Fox News 6 at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Neighbors want to see changes after early morning homicide at Central Park gas station
"We just want the crime to stop," said Central Park Neighborhood President Susan Palmer as she stood outside the Marathon Gas Station on Bessemer Road where 30-year-old Denorris Barnes, was gunned down while changing his tire. "We want the violence to stop."...Fox News 6 at Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham’s Royal Wedding
In honor of the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, local wedding photographer Arden Ward Upton invites you into her vision of what the royal wedding might have looked like here in Birmingham.B-Metro at Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham Through A Lens
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Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag lands at Saturn on Sunday
Sheer Mag is a rock and roll band that calls Philadelphia home. They’re a little bit […]
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...Weld Bham at Friday, October 13, 2017 1:32:43 PM
The Head and The Heart begin showing “Signs of Light”
Jonathan Russell moved from Virginia to Seattle, Washington in 2009 and accidentally created The Head and […]
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...Weld Bham at Friday, September 29, 2017 5:15:12 PM
Mary Chapin Carpenter discusses the women that inspire her ahead of Lyric show
Mary Chapin Carpenter is the only artist that has ever won four consecutive Grammys for Best […]
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...Weld Bham at Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00:22 AM
Deer Tick releases two albums after some time off from touring
There was a period of uncertainty for Deer Tick, sure. Lead singer John McCauley’s father went […]
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...Weld Bham at Friday, September 15, 2017 12:18:30 PM
Birmingham’s opportunity to be on the right side of history
The recent events in Charlottesville are a painful reminder of Birmingham's past.
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...Weld Bham at Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:52:36 AM
Matchbox twenty returns to the Magic City
Former Birmingham radio station 107.7 The X was responsible for breaking a lot of acts in […]
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...Weld Bham at Monday, August 7, 2017 5:16:57 PM
Top Tourist Attractions in Birmingham
...Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:30:19 PM
The Birmingham Pledge turns 15
It has been 15 years since a Birmingham attorney named James E. Rotch authored the Birmingham Pledge and offered it to the attendees of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast in Birmingham. His personal statement of commitment to end prejudice has now been signed by more than 115,000 people, including Desmond Tutu and Bill […]...Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:22:47 PM