Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
Power restored but recovery is ongoing in east Alabama
Crews had the lights on for more than 24,000 customers in 72 hours, but the work isn’t done for many.
Alabama Power at Friday, March 23, 2018 7:40:42 PM
James Spann: Alabama gets a few weekend showers
After a weekend warmup, Monday looks very cool and wet.Alabama Power at Friday, March 23, 2018 5:01:38 PM
Ken and Martha Tuck are Alabama Bright Lights practicing Love in Action
This Dothan ministry aims to help the homeless.Alabama Power at Friday, March 23, 2018 4:53:04 PM
New real estate firm hires first commercial broker
A new Birmingham commercial real estate firm has added its first broker to its team.
Urban Realty has hired Eugene Sharapov as associate broker, the company said. Sharapov recently received his Alabama real estate license and is pursuing a CCIM designation.
Urban Realty, started by principals Ali Wilburn and Emily Stewart, focuses on mixed-use real estate development projects that can help add vibrancy to existing communities.
Sharapov will help the firm find developments for the comp...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 3:47:20 PM
Bill Smith named fellow to the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute in Washington D.C. has named a prominent Birmingham CEO to the 2018 class of Henry Crown Fellows.
Shipt CEO Bill Smith was one of 23 selected for the class. In addition to Shipt, which was recently acquired by Target for $550 million, Smith also founded and eventually sold Insight Card Services. He was recognized as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeast in 2017.
Established in 1997, The Henry Crown Fellowship, according to the institute, mobilized...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 3:46:11 PM
First Look: Inside Encompass Health's new HQ in Liberty Park
Employees will soon move in to the new headquarters for Encompass Health Corp., formerly HealthSouth Corp.
In the gallery above, you can take a first look at the new headquarters. The official move in date is April 2.
The 200,000-square-foot facility has seven floors, with enough workspace for 527 employees with potential expansion to accommodate 660 employees.
The facility also contains a three-level covered parking deck, quarter-mile jogging walking trail, 3,000-square-foot dining...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 3:40:07 PM
Alabama maintains unemployment rate, Birmingham increases
Alabama has maintained its unemployment rate at 3.7 percent so far this year.
The state’s 3.7 percent rate in January and February is down from December’s rate of 3.8 percent, and below the year-ago rate of 5.3 percent. However, it is up from the state’s record-low of 3.5 percent in November.
The national rate of 4.1 percent, which is below the year-ago rate of 4.7 percent, also went unchanged from January to February.
Employment in the state, which totaled a little over 2.08 million ...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 2:40:17 PM
Legal roundup: Baker Donelson attorneys, practices recognized in Chambers USA
Editor’s Note: Legal Roundup is the BBJ’s weekly look at news and notes from the local legal scene. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The 2018 edition of the Chambers USA directory will recognize 78 Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz PC attorneys as “Leaders in Their Field” among 22 of the firm’s practice areas. Ten of the firm’s attorneys in its Birmingham office will be ranked as leading practitioners. Timothy M. Lupinacci and Eric Pruitt will be ranked in the bankruptcy/...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 2:27:51 PM
Food Friday: Which are Birmingham's highest-rated hot dog spots?
It isn’t quite outdoor grilling season yet, but hot dog enthusiasts don’t have to grill their own in a city full of restaurants serving up quality franks.
We looked to the latest online ratings to see which hot dog spots have earned the best reviews from local customers, and the top 10 are listed below.
Some popular hot dog restaurants have closed their doors in the past year, which has prompted some owners to relocate. Chicago Mike’s closed its Homewood location last April after 21 ye...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 2:25:37 PM
Large Southside property portfolio fetches $6.2M
The deal included six properties totaling 99 units in the growing Southside and Avondale areas.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 2:21:08 PM
Crane Watch: Condos, apartments and more
"Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
The same quote (from 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off) could be used to describe the Birmingham area's real estate activity so far in 2018.
To help you keep track, we've made another update to our Crane Watch map. This time around, we've added a few new downtown projects including 38 condo units coming to the former New Ideal department store building next door to the Pizitz, and redevelopment ...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 2:04:03 PM
In its 15th year, Barber Motorsports Park runs laps around other venues
The museum and racetrack stand out from others in the country.Alabama Power at Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00:22 PM
National traffic safety program invites UAB graduate student to participate in research internship
A UAB graduate student will work with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to gain hands-on research experience applicable to his work in the UAB TRIP Lab.UAB Campus News at Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00:00 PM
Meet the BBJ's 2018 Executives of Influence
The Birmingham Business Journal has unveiled its 2018 Executives of Influence.
This special feature is a compilation of all of the Executive Profile stories we ran during the previous year.
The Executives of Influence includes a wide variety of Birmingham business leaders, from CEOs or local leaders of the area's largest companies – such as American Family Care's Dr. Bruce Irwin and BBVA Compass' Andrea Smith – to the owners of growing small businesses like Tina White of Brown Heating &...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:18:53 PM
UAB sophomore awarded Project GO Scholarship from Department of Defense
Benjamin Harvey will spend the summer studying Arabic in Morocco.UAB Campus News at Friday, March 23, 2018 11:30:00 AM
Birmingham ranks low on scale of best credit scores
Birmingham has ranked low on the scale of best credit scores compared to 2,571 other cities across the U.S.
That’s according to a study by WalletHub that compared the median credit scores of residents in 2,572 U.S. cities to determine 2018's cities with the highest and lowest credit scores.
Out of all those cities, Birmingham ranked 2,513 with a median credit score of 603, which falls into the Poor category. Birmingham ranks in the second percentile relative to all other cities, with the...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 11:12:43 AM
UAB's Ferniany named to health care company's board of directors
The chief executive officer of the UAB Health System has joined the board of directors of Vizient, the largest member-driven, health care performance improvement company in the nation.
Will Ferniany joints a 22-member board of directors that also includes executives and clinicians from academic medical centers, community hospitals and independent organizations from across the United States.
“I am proud to serve on the board of Vizient, an organization that directly serves more than 50...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 11:07:50 AM
A Birmingham CEO goes to Washington
I recently had the opportunity to be in Washington with nearly 2,500 other small business owners from around the country as a part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit.
It was a humbling and exciting experience.
No matter where you do business, we all face similar challenges.
Here are my takeaways worth sharing.
1. Screwed-up philosophy behind funding small businesses.
As part of a roundtable discussion, I actually heard a representative from Connecticut say that ...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 11:05:00 AM
Marine manufacturer AdvanTec to open Alabama facility with 46 workers
The Baldwin County plant will have an annual payroll of $2.4 million in its first three years.Alabama Power at Friday, March 23, 2018 11:00:27 AM
Chad Hagwood drives multifamily deals in metro Birmingham
Birmingham native Chad Hagwood has become known for making multifamily finance deals happen across the U.S.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Alabama's best and worst-performing stocks of 2017
The recent stock market boom led to some big gains for Alabama's top public companies, but not everyone shared in the wealth. Check out the BBJ's breakdown of the state's best and worst-performing stocks from 2017.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 10:59:09 AM
UAB students head Into the Streets on March 24
Between 400 and 500 volunteers are expected to pitch in at service sites across the Birmingham area.UAB Campus News at Friday, March 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM
James Spann: Warmer in Alabama this weekend, with a few showers
Rain amounts Saturday night and Sunday should be less than one-half inch for most places.Alabama Power at Friday, March 23, 2018 8:50:45 AM
On this day in Alabama history: ‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom was born
His most recent work has focused on historical nonfiction.Alabama Power at Friday, March 23, 2018 8:50:35 AM
Shelby County readies for trail construction at outdoor destination
Outdoor enthusiasts will soon have another option for hiking, trail running, mountain biking and more in the metro area.
Shelby County is beginning construction in April on 10 miles of trails in the new Cahaba River Park, which is being developed near Helena and southwest Hoover, according to the Hoover Sun. The trails will be throughout the 1,339 acres being developed in the park, which is 1,500 acres total.
County Manager Alex Dudchock said construction should be completed by late fal...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 8:29:27 AM
Birmingham construction firm relocates Huntsville office
Birmingham's Brasfield & Gorrie has opened its new office in Huntsville.
The general contractor, which has had a presence in Huntsville for 40 years, has relocated its office to the BB&T Bank building on Church Street Southwest downtown.
“This move is an important step for our Huntsville office, which is expanding to meet market demands in the region,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Regional President Trey Clegg.
Brasfield & Gorrie has completed more than 90 projects valued at nearly $604 m...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 8:15:32 AM
Huntsville business acquired by Ohio roofing company
A Huntsville company has been acquired by a Ohio commercial roofing business.
West Roofing Systems Inc. of Cleveland has acquired Foam Applications Inc., a spray polyurethane foam roof contractor.
Company leaders say the move will enable better service for clients in the Southeast. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Foam Applications will transition during a six-month period and will be known as West Roofing Systems.
“Our acquisition of Foam Applications I...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 8:06:53 AM
Alabama destinations, restaurants, towns make annual Southern Living list
Southern Living's second annual South's Best awards hits newsstands today with a variety of Alabama locations taking front and center stage.
Whether it was a best restaurant, destination or tiny town, Alabama is represented in more than 32,000 poll responses.
Here are some Alabama highlights:
• No. 1 in South's Best Desserts goes to Chez Fonfon.
• South's Best Brewery in Alabama goes to Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham.
• South's Best BBQ Joint in Alabama is Dreamlan...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, March 23, 2018 8:04:33 AM
UAB this Week: March 23
This week graduate programs get high marks in US News rankings, teens can apply to volunteer with UAB Medicine, see student art in a juried exhibit in AEIVA and the beach volleyball team hits the road.UAB Campus News at Friday, March 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM
Jacksonville: Faith for helping loves ones, strangers
WBRC Fox 6 News takes a look back at our coverage of the devastating Jacksonville tornado. What we find is people there are using their faith and determination to rebuild their city and Jacksonville State University.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Jeff Sessions visits Alabama to address opioid crisis
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited his home state of Alabama to discuss the opioid crisis.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Tips for spring break travel
If you're headed to the beach for spring break, watch your speed limit and wear your seat belts. That is the message from Police during this busy spring break period.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Bessemer police investigating homicide on 7th Ave. N
Bessemer police are investigating a homicide in the 2700 block of 7th Ave. N.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
FIRST ALERT: Weekend showers possible along with warmer temperatures
We'll see a few clouds overnight with temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s. We can expect dry skies with temperatures in the 50s for the RumpShaker 5K. ...Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
JSU's Pete Mathews Coliseum floor removed
It’s the home of the Jacksonville State basketball and volleyball teams, and four days after an EF-3 tornado struck the Pete Mathews Coliseum on the campus of Jacksonville State University, the coliseum’s water-damaged floor was removed. ...Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Jacksonville neighborhood devastated from tornado damage
The WBRC cameras got their first look Friday at the devastation in a neighborhood that borders the Jacksonville State University Campus.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Cause of Moore accuser's house fire ruled 'undetermined'
Gadsden fire have ruled the house fire of a Roy Moore accuser as "undetermined."...Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Tua Tagovailoa injury more extensive than initially thought
The injury suffered by Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in practice on Tuesday is more extensive than first thought.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Alabama AG warns storm victims of scammers
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall gave a stern warning to anyone planning to prey on Alabama storm victims.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
New groups aims to stop violence in Tuscaloosa
Dozens gathered at Tuscaloosa's Plum Grove Baptist Church on Thursday to find ways to stop the violence happening in the city.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Jill: Tracking milder weekend temperatures, chance for showers
We continue to track a mixture of sun and clouds along with a spread in temperatures from west to east. It’s in the upper 60s and lower 70s to the west of I-65 and in the upper 50s and lower 60s to the east.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Police investigating after body found in West Birmingham
Birmingham police are investigating a body found in West Birmingham.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Dozen of boxes containing Kratom seized in Pelham
Drug agents loaded a 10x15-foot box truck with boxes of items called CBD Gummies and Honey Pot Sour High Hemp, among other things, during a raid Friday morning.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Tua Tagovailoa injury more extensive than thought
The injury suffered by Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in practice on Tuesday is more extensive than first thought.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Mayor's Cup, Half Marathon & Amphitheater concert season opener all Saturday in Tuscaloosa
Downtown Tuscaloosa will be busy Saturday, with the Mayor's Cup and Tuscaloosa Half Marathon both happening in the morning, and then the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater 2018 concert season opener in the evening.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Man hit by vehicle on I-59 SB while working on car, injuries life-threatening
Birmingham police say a man was struck by a vehicle on I-59 Southbound Friday afternoon. ...Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Jill: Clouds will eventually give way to showers on Saturday evening
Mostly cloudy Friday and temperatures will be milder and reach the middle and upper 60s. It looks dry and in the 50s for the RumpShaker 5K. The rest of Saturday features temperatures in the 70s, mostly cloudy skies and an increasing chance for showers.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Ramsay High School resumes regular schedule after lockdown
Ramsay High School is back on its regular schedule after being placed on lockdown Friday morning. ...Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Mickey: Much warmer temps ahead!
It's a little bit milder our there this morning with our temps hovering above the freezing point in many areas...but it's still a bit chilly. ...Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Privacy concerns after Facebook data mining revelations
Are you keeping your Facebook account? Some people are wrestling with the decision following several revelations this week including information that a data-mining company with ties to the Trump campaign got personal information about millions of Facebook users.Fox News 6 at Friday, March 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Taylor Hicks Plays the Hits of Bob Segar: Live at The Lyric
Taylor Hicks will be making some “Night Moves” on stage at The Lyric early next month. The American Idol winner and one of Birmingham’s most successful entertainers comes back home for a concert of Bob Segar’s greatest hits on April 6. “The Lyric Theatre is one of my favorite live music venues in the South. Being... Read More...B-Metro at Friday, March 2, 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