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SEC Football Media Days 2019 coaches notebook Day 4
Auburn, Vanderbilt and Kentucky coaches are the final ones to share thoughts on the upcoming season.
Alabama Power at Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:00:30 PM


Birmingham officer shot 7 times to remain hospitalized
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — Officer Cullen Stafford, a nine-year veteran of the Birmingham Police Department, is still hospitalized at UAB as of Thursday afternoon. His family anticipates that he will be there for at least the next three weeks, if not a month. CBS 42 spoke with members of Stafford’s family the day after he […]...
CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:26:09 PM
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn excited to call offensive plays again
The Tigers coach said the team is hungry and ready to ‘Ride for the Brand.’...
Alabama Power at Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:43:04 PM
How Birmingham companies are making the world a more inclusive place
Birmingham companies are making the world a more inclusive place – and creating a new growth industry for the metro area.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:23:52 PM
Leeds Police asks for public’s help identifying suspects
LEEDS, Ala (WIAT) — The Leeds Police Department is seeking your help to identify two suspects. The two men in the photo above are wanted for questioning in a felony theft case. The department shared photos of the suspects and their “getaway car” on Facebook. Please contact Leeds Police at 205-699-258 if you have any […]...
CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:47:34 PM
James Spann: Scattered to numerous showers, storms for Alabama in coming days
Most of the storms each day will be between 1 and 11 p.m.
Alabama Power at Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:38:55 PM
New biotech and R&D space set to open downtown
The space, located at the former Rush Hotel building at the corner of Third Avenue North and 18th Street North, has already secured multiple tenants.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:38:00 PM
Five former Baker Donelson attorneys join Wilson Elser's Birmingham office
Three Baker Donelson attorneys have joined the Birmingham office of national law firm Wilson Elser.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:37:55 PM
Hibbett Sports names two retail veterans to its board of directors
Hibbett Sports has appointed Lorna Nagler and Dorlisa Flur to the company’s board of directors, increasing the board size to 10.  Nagler will serve on the compensation committee and Flur will serve on the audit committee.  “We are focused on expanding the skillset composition of our board,” Anthony F. Crudele, chairman of the board, said. “They both join Hibbett at an exciting time as we continue to drive our omni-channel capabilities and digital platform forward, reinforcing our abilities...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:30:57 PM
Bham fintech firm relocating from Mountain Brook to Lakeshore Park Plaza
Stephen Faust's Prepaid Technologies has moved to Lakeshore Park Plaza in Homewood.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:12:42 PM
HudsonAlpha scientists help secure the future of chocolate
Improved cacao reference genome will help researchers and farmers develop hardier crops.
Alabama Power at Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:00:42 PM
Developer bought Parkside property from UAB for $2.7M
Property across from Regions Field sold for millions of dollars to a developer that is putting up a luxury apartment building.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:59:55 PM
Several Bham business leaders earn Top 50 Over 50 honors
A number of local CEOs, executives and business leaders have made the most recent Top 50 Over 50 list from Positive Maturity. Positive Maturity was founded in 1970 as a project of Independent Presbyterian Church to address the needs of the growing senior community in Birmingham and Jefferson County. Since then, the organization has partnered with United Way of Central Alabama and has grown to provide a variety of volunteer opportunities for seniors and people seeking service opportunities gea...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:29:12 PM
Alabama’s annual sales tax holiday starts Friday
Save on school supplies, clothing and computer equipment this weekend.
Alabama Power at Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:00:28 PM
Two Alabama banks to join forces in latest M&A deal
Two Alabama banks are set to merge before the end of the year. First Bancshares of Stevenson Inc., parent company of First Southern State Bank, will acquire Albertville-based Vantage Bancshares Inc., parent company of Vantage Bank, resulting in a $525 million institution. The deal consideration to Vantage shareholders is a mix of cash and a special dividend. Other financial terms were not disclosed. The merger, which is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2019, will re...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:20:55 PM
Hoover chamber gives 2019 Freedom Award to 97-year-old WWII veteran
Cahoon served in both World War II and the Korean War.
280 Living at Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:17:00 AM
Banks capitalize on new deposit office option
Birmingham banks are capitalizing on a new option recently authorized by state banking regulators.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM
6 tips for selecting and purchasing art with help from Birmingham’s Four Corners Gallery.
Buying art can be scary. It’s a decision that will, literally, be staring you in the face. You want to … Continue reading "6 tips for selecting and purchasing art with help from Birmingham’s Four Corners Gallery." The post 6 tips for selecting and purchasing art with help from Birmingham’s Four Corners Gallery. appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:01:24 AM
5 things you didn’t know about Alabama Humanities Foundation + SAVE THE DATE for the Alabama Colloqu
Educating educators, funding classroom programs, hosting seminars and forums, granting state-wide financial support for humanities-based events enjoyed by over 1.3 … Continue reading "5 things you didn’t know about Alabama Humanities Foundation + SAVE THE DATE for the Alabama Colloquium" The post 5 things you didn’t know about Alabama Humanities Foundation + SAVE THE DATE for the Alabama Colloquium appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:54:24 AM
New retailer coming to downtown Leeds
Another retail option is coming to downtown Leeds. Neva Reardon is opening Mum’s Unique Consignment Boutique at 8008 Parkway Drive in July. According to the Leeds Tribune, Reardon, who is also the owner of Mum & Me Mercantile, shoppers can expect to see bath and body products, purses, handmade jewelry, scarves, accessories, women’s clothing, men’s gifts, handmade specialty items, art, home decor, kitchen accessories, picture frames, glass, pottery, dishes, candles, handmade dish towels,…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:52:01 AM
Alabama Bankers Association names new chair
The Alabama Bankers Association welcomes David Nast as its new chairman of its board of directors. Nast, the founding director, president and CEO of Progress Bank, was elected chairman of the association – which represents 155 banks – in June. “David is a talented and intentional banker who is interested in strengthening our collective efforts to continually better our industry,” ABA President and CEO Scott Latham said. “A banker with broad experience and a strong work ethic, David is…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:49:52 AM
Bibb County Mercedes project lands $600K grant
A new grant will help expand the Mercedes-Benz plant in Woodstock, creating at least 265 new jobs, with more to be added later. The Appalachian Regional Commission supplied a $640,000 grant to help with infrastructure improvements, the governor’s office said in a release. The ARC funds will be used to construct a 300,000-gallon water tank for the needs of the 1-million sq. ft. plant. “Alabama’s automobile manufacturing industry is traveling at an astonishing speed, and that is certainly…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:47:25 AM
New security option comes to BHM airport
Passengers flying from Birmingham will now have a new security option at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport. CLEAR, which uses biometrics to identify passengers and aims to expedite the security process, is expanding to BHM. The company said the expansion, which will create 25 new jobs, hopes to reduce travel stress for those flying out of the Magic City. It is a membership-based service. The airport said one of its goals is to provide passengers with an easy and convenient travel experi...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:43:43 AM
Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar adds live music, plus 5 other things you should know about Birmingham’s unde
You’ve probably heard about Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar, Birmingham’s underground bar that opened last summer. The Founder’s Station watering hole is … Continue reading "Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar adds live music, plus 5 other things you should know about Birmingham’s underground bar" The post Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar adds live music, plus 5 other things you should know about Birmingham’s underground bar appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:36:05 AM
Sloss Tech’s Women in Tech panel on August 2 at The Lyric in Birmingham is gonna be awesome. Get you
Think women don’t play a big role in tech here in Birmingham? Think again. Sloss Tech 2019 has a rock-star … Continue reading "Sloss Tech’s Women in Tech panel on August 2 at The Lyric in Birmingham is gonna be awesome. Get your tickets now." The post Sloss Tech’s Women in Tech panel on August 2 at The Lyric in Birmingham is gonna be awesome. Get your tickets now. appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:42:15 AM
SEC Media Days: Best of Thursday
HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s all come down to this as SEC Media Days 2019 wraps up Thursday. The four-day event showcases all 14 SEC teams at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. Check out Thursday’s lineup below: Vanderbilt Commodores (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Coach Derek Mason joined by Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Sr., […]...
CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:41:49 AM
SBI investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Gardendale
It happened Wednesday night near Gardendale First Baptist Church on Mountain Crest Parkway and Mount Olive Road.
CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 18, 2019 3:47:27 AM
The Mercy Project has helped around 30 people in Walker County
WALKER COUNTY, Ala (WIAT) — In January, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office started the Mercy Project, a program that helps drug addicts get into rehab. It comes at no cost to the patient or the taxpayers. TJ Armstrong with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office said it isn’t a trick. You come to the sheriff’s office, […]...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:48:16 PM
Officer hospitalized; heavy police presence in downtown Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Birmingham Police officer was admitted into UAB Hospital in an unknown condition Wednesday evening. Police established a large perimeter around the scene at 25th Street and 5th Avenue North. Several blocks have been cordoned off. Multiple officers and units, as well as the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), are on […]...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:43:24 PM
6 things to know about Alabama’s tax-free weekend + Several things you didn’t know were included
Looking to save on your back-to-school shopping? Here’s what you need to know before you hit the shops during tax-free … Continue reading "6 things to know about Alabama’s tax-free weekend + Several things you didn’t know were included" The post 6 things to know about Alabama’s tax-free weekend + Several things you didn’t know were included appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:55:05 PM
22 Birmingham photographers you need to be following on Instagram
There’s definitely no shortage of talented photographers in Birmingham. And seeing the city + the beautiful people in it through … Continue reading "22 Birmingham photographers you need to be following on Instagram" The post 22 Birmingham photographers you need to be following on Instagram appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:35:43 PM
DO NOT eat these fish caught in Central Alabama
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) released its 2019 consumption advisories for the state’s 40 bodies of water. Due to mercury contamination, ADPH has advised against eating any of the following fish caught in Central Alabama: Blount CountyInland Reservoir – largemouth bass Cullman CountyLake Catoma – largemouth bassLewis Smith Reservoir – largemouth bass, spotted […]...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:18:05 PM
Hands On Birmingham is now United Way Hands On: Learn more about the new name, website and, voluntee
Sponsored United Way of Central Alabama’s volunteer arm is rebranding. Hands On Birmingham is changing its name to United Way … Continue reading "Hands On Birmingham is now United Way Hands On: Learn more about the new name, website and, volunteer opportunities" The post Hands On Birmingham is now United Way Hands On: Learn more about the new name, website and, volunteer opportunities appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:14:28 PM
Bessemer man charged in I-22 wreck that killed 4
A Bessemer man is now charged with four counts of manslaughter in the deadly wreck that killed four people last week on Interstate 22. Michael Troy Majors, 25, is in the Walker County jail with a $75,000 bond on the four charges. According to investigators, Majors was driving the car that collided head on with […]...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:02:17 PM
Red Cross in urgent need of blood donations
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – There is an urgent need for all blood types and the American Red Cross is asking everyone who can help, to get out and make a donation. Donors are urged to give to ensure blood is available for patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. All Day Wednesday, July 17, Grandview […]...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:33:08 PM
New coffee shop coming to Birmingham neighborhood
An entrepreneur has eyed a storefront in downtown Ensley for opening a coffee shop. The coffee shop, Modern House, at 602 19th St. will host a pop-up shop July 20 from noon to 2 p.m. in advance of its official opening. The official opening date will be announced after a building renovation. In addition to serving up latte and a strong brew, the Modern House, which is also a nonprofit, has a goal of hiring homeless individuals to help build up society. Founder Troy Whetstone said he w...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:43:14 PM
These are Alabama’s best and worst-performing stocks of 2018
Stock prices plummeted for most of Alabama’s public companies in 2018 as volatility took its toll on Wall Street. Find out which companies saw the biggest stock market swings over the past year.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:28:54 PM
Bham company relocates HQ to redeveloped building in Homewood
A Birmingham-based insurance and risk management firm has moved from Inverness into its new headquarters in the former Alabama Pool Services building in Rosedale. After completing the renovation of 2552 18th St. S., JH Berry Risk Services is now operating out of the office building with 16,000 square feet over three floors. “We are proud to be a part of such a great community like the city of Homewood and believe the new building embodies progress towards a more beautiful city,” said Chris...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:14:02 PM
Mike Baker of the newly rebranded Harbert Multifamily Advisors on Bham's apartment market
A local multifamily brokerage firm is rebranding as it looks to capitalize on Birmingham's growing market.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:05:39 PM
CommerceOne expands commercial banking team
CommerceOne is expanding its commercial banking team.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:47:38 PM
6-year-old girl dies after getting hit with golf ball
A family in Utah is grieving after a young girl was killed by a golf ball that her own father hit.
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:39:46 PM
Upcoming events at Pepper Place in Birmingham.
With over 40 different shops of all different types, Birmingham’s Pepper Place has so much to offer. We all love … Continue reading "Upcoming events at Pepper Place in Birmingham." The post Upcoming events at Pepper Place in Birmingham. appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:37:59 PM
List: Birmingham’s busiest outpatient surgical facilities
Birmingham hospitals are performing fewer outpatient surgeries than prior years, according to new BBJ research. Find out which medical centers stayed the busiest over the past year on the BBJ’s List recap.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:36:04 PM
3 new openings in Leeds, including Mum’s Unique Consignment Boutique
The City of Leeds continues to gain momentum. Here’s a look at what’s opening in the area. Frozen Rooster Opens … Continue reading "3 new openings in Leeds, including Mum’s Unique Consignment Boutique" The post 3 new openings in Leeds, including Mum’s Unique Consignment Boutique appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:29:47 AM
Alabama’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
ALABAMA – It’s that time again! Time to get ready for back to school. And it’s time Alabama’s back to school sales tax holiday weekend. It starts this Friday and ends at Midnight on Sunday. During those three days, the state and many cities and counties will waive their taxes on certain items, including clothing, […]...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:25:42 AM
Residents give opinions on proposed sales tax
The public hearing took place following the city council meeting, allowing people the opportunity to voice their opinions on the proposed one cent sales tax...
280 Living at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:52:14 AM
Bham developer buys Rosedale property with plans for retail development next to new Homewood hotel
With the purchase of another property in Rosedale, Birmingham developer Mike Mouron is ready to move on a retail development next to the new Valley Hotel going up in Homewood.
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:43:17 AM
Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday, five […]...
CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:36:42 AM
Alabama Power initiative earns national honor
Alabama Power Co.'s Smart Neighborhood project in Hoover is receiving national recognition. The Alliance to Save Energy is naming the Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary's initiative a "2019 Stars of Energy Efficiency." The Alliance, which is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, bipartisan group of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders focused on boosting the economy, named four endeavors this year as award winners. Other honorees include Ingersoll Rand, OhmConnect an...
Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:30:09 AM
Golden Age wine shop/bar focused on natural wines, sustainability opening July 19 in Mountain Brook
It’s Wine Wednesday, the perfect day to share some news about a new wine store opening in Birmingham! Golden Age … Continue reading "Golden Age wine shop/bar focused on natural wines, sustainability opening July 19 in Mountain Brook Village" The post Golden Age wine shop/bar focused on natural wines, sustainability opening July 19 in Mountain Brook Village appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:29:20 AM
The Friendly City In Which We Live
Yes, Birmingham has its problems. The homicide and crime rates are too high. Some neighborhoods scream for resources. Many of our streets across the city are a wreck. Marginalized populations are forced to live in areas that are environmentally damaged. Our school system is struggling. Birmingham is a big city with big-city problems. That’s not... Read More...
B-Metro at Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM
What Will $1B Do for You?
UAB’s successful Campaign comes to an end, but its impact is just beginning By Charles Buchanan, Brett Bralley, Laura Jane Crocker, and Cary Estes...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:10:08 PM
An Air of Optimism
Fresh breakthroughs could help most cystic fibrosis patients breathe easier Story by Matt Windsor • Illustrations by Sophie McVicar • CF and researcher illustrations by Rachel Hendrix...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 3:56:30 PM
The Shape of Things to Come
Tiny transforming capsules could make treatments smarter Story by Matt Windsor • Photography by Steve Wood • Illustrations by Jody Potter...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 3:22:28 PM
Mental Leaps
UAB experts help Alabamians overcome barriers to mental health care Story by Gail Allyn Short • Editorial Contributors: Emily Henagan, Tiffany Westry Womack • Illustrations by Rachel Hendrix...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 2:22:48 PM
Building Birmingham
Engineering graduates make their mark on the Magic City’s revitalization Story by Laura Jane Crocker • Photos by Andrea Mabry and Steve Wood...
UAB Magazine at Friday, April 26, 2019 10:53:45 AM
Destination Innovation
Two students have an idea to revolutionize health care. Will it survive a journey of discovery? Story by Charles Buchanan • Photography by Steve Wood & Catherine Mayo • Illustrations by Jody Potter • Web design by Tyler Bryant...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:57:01 AM
What Even is a Coozie?
Koozies are of the innocuous yet important symbols of the drinking sport. It’s one of those inventions that sits there in the background of humanity, but isn’t really questioned. But where did the Coozie come from?  What even is a Coozie? The Kozy started out in the late 1970’s, in Australia.  Here it was known […]...
Birmingham Weekly at Monday, August 6, 2018 12:38:02 AM

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