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University Of California Will Have Its First Black President
By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Black Voices The next president of the University of California system will be Dr. Michael Drake, the first Black person in the role in the school systems 152-year history. The University of Californias board of regents announced Tuesday that the 69-year-old physician and recent head of Ohio State University had been appointed […]...
Birmingham Times at Friday, July 10, 2020 7:39:23 PM


UAB receives $1M Federal grant for telehealth services
In the age of social distancing, being able to speak with a doctor from the comfort of your own home … Continue reading "UAB receives $1M Federal grant for telehealth services" The post UAB receives $1M Federal grant for telehealth services appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 10, 2020 4:48:54 PM
Bham investor acquires 100 acres of undeveloped land near Barber Motorsports
A local group of investors have closed on more than 100 acres of undeveloped land by the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, July 10, 2020 3:05:51 PM
Womens gym to expand in metro Birmingham
A fitness concept tailored to women is expanding with several locations planned for metro Birmingham. Jim Safron is planning to open five Burn Boot Camp gyms in the metro area, starting in Homewood. The franchisee first opened a location in Hoover at 5401 Stadium Trace Parkway. Now, he is gearing up to open another this October in Homewood after signing a long-term lease for 1045 Broadway Park off Green Springs Highway. Cooper Smith of SRS Real Estate Partners represented the landlord,...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, July 10, 2020 3:00:44 PM
U.S. Attorney Town resigns to work for private defense contractor
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay Town has resigned to work for a privately held defense contractor and cybersecurity company. Town, 46, was appointed by President Donald Trump in August 2017 and was the second-longest serving U.S. Attorney in the nation. “My service as the U.S. Attorney has been the highest honor of my legal career. I am saddened to depart, but it is undeniable that I leave behind an incredibly competent and talented team that will always fight for ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, July 10, 2020 2:16:08 PM
The week in bankruptcies: Gymnify LLC and Residential Reconstruction LLC
Birmingham area bankruptcy courts recorded two business filings - including zero with total debt above $1 million - during the week that ended July 3, 2020. Year to date through July 3, 2020, the court recorded 18 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 100 percent increase from the same span the prior year. Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection typically provides for the liquidation of a business assets to satisfy creditor claims, while Chapter 11 protection enables a business to rest...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, July 10, 2020 1:21:34 PM
Shop new local + sustainable products from Freedom Soap Company
Birmingham based Freedom Soap Company is so much more than their name implies. Theyre known for their all-natural soaps and … Continue reading "Shop new local + sustainable products from Freedom Soap Company" The post Shop new local + sustainable products from Freedom Soap Company appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 10, 2020 12:45:47 PM
UAB joins NIH consortium on genomics
UAB has joined a National Institutes of Health consortium that could help leaders better understand how to use genomic risk assessments, particularly for managing diseases.  UAB has joined the NIH Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Genomic Risk Assessment and Management Network. The collaboration is possible thanks to a national $75 million funding provision over five years. The funding will establish four new clinical sites and five enhanced diversity clinical sites around the nation, w...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, July 10, 2020 12:07:42 PM
Councilor Wardine Alexander Hosts Mask Giveaway, COVID-19 Testing
By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Jefferson County, Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Wardine Alexander believes it is important for residents to get testing where they live. This week, in partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Jefferson County Department […]...
Birmingham Times at Friday, July 10, 2020 11:57:36 AM
Multiple offers, fast sales and higher prices: How Covid-19 is shaping Birmingham's housing market
Multiple offers, fast sales and higher prices: How Covid-19 is affecting Birmingham's housing market.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, July 10, 2020 11:41:55 AM
5 Birmingham artists to keep on your radar + what theyve been up to in quarantine
Now its more important than ever to support local businesses and makers. While local artists would typically be showcasing their … Continue reading "5 Birmingham artists to keep on your radar + what theyve been up to in quarantine" The post 5 Birmingham artists to keep on your radar + what theyve been up to in quarantine appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 10, 2020 11:35:08 AM
Alabama Audubon is tracking Avondale Parks “baby green herons” and they are adorable (photos)
Breakout the pink and blue ribbons, Avondale Park has three green heron fledglings residing on the little island in the … Continue reading "Alabama Audubon is tracking Avondale Parks “baby green herons” and they are adorable (photos)" The post Alabama Audubon is tracking Avondale Parks “baby green herons” and they are adorable (photos) appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 10, 2020 11:16:08 AM
Heat up the kitchen with 5 summer cooking classes in Birmingham
Does anyone else tend to make the same meals over and over (mine is chicken sausage and brown rice)? I … Continue reading "Heat up the kitchen with 5 summer cooking classes in Birmingham" The post Heat up the kitchen with 5 summer cooking classes in Birmingham appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 10, 2020 10:17:43 AM
National Kitten Day, Eat in the Streets in Avondale and a new farmers market opens this weekend, Jul
From adorable kittens to eating in the streets, you wont want to miss all the exciting things going on July … Continue reading "National Kitten Day, Eat in the Streets in Avondale and a new farmers market opens this weekend, July 10-12" The post National Kitten Day, Eat in the Streets in Avondale and a new farmers market opens this weekend, July 10-12 appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 10, 2020 10:17:00 AM
Metro Roundup: Homewood installs Litter Gitter after delay due to coronavirus, second device to be i
The Litter Gitter is an in-stream litter collection device developed by Osprey Initiative. It traps litter in a cage-like device without disturbing the streams marine wildlife.
280 Living at Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:35:43 PM
Shaw seeks re-election to Hoover City Council Place 4
Shaw said he wants to continue fostering Hoover's growth in the technology sector and help the city plan for and manage growth and revitalization efforts.
280 Living at Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:59:00 AM
Know Justice, Know Peace: BLMs Fight Against Racial Injustice from Birmingham
By Ameera Steward For the Birmingham Times (First of two parts on fight against racial injustice in Birmingham) On a recent humid Friday afternoon, Eric Hall, Jilisa Milton, and Cara McClure did what they do best—they took to the streets of downtown Birmingham. The gathering was not for one of the marches the trio has […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:54:47 AM
Eric Hall, Co-Founder of Local BLM, Patterns Activism After Moms Work Ethic
By Ameera Steward For the Birmingham Times Activist Eric Hall grew up in two cities with names that make people think of Black lives. The 33-year-old is originally from Flint, Michigan, a town known nationally for not providing clean drinking water to its mostly African American population. At age 9, he moved from there to […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:47:29 AM
BLM Birmingham Member Looking To Build Statewide Chapters
By Ameera Steward For the Birmingham Times Upcoming goals for BLM Birmingham include work on a peoples budget, a participatory budget for the city that can be expanded across the state, said members of the organization. Cara McClure, co-founder, said her goal would be to create a  chapter in every city across the state “to […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:43:13 AM
Jeffco Elections: Eyrika Parker, Rep. Rod Scott in Tues. Runoff for Treasurer
By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The only Jefferson County race on the ballot in next Tuesdays, July 14 runoff election will be for Treasurer where Democrats Eyrika Parker, a banker, and Roderick “Rod” Scott, state lawmaker, are vying for the office. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the March […]...
Birmingham Times at Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:38:14 AM
Metro Roundup: Sinnott named Alabama Teacher of the Year finalist
When students return for the fall semester, whether or not Sinnott has the title of "Alabama Teacher of the Year," he said he wants to be prepared to lead them in a world that has seen a lot of change in just a few months.
280 Living at Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:38:37 PM
Chelsea adds deputy fire chief, extends partnership with Compact 2020
Chelsea Middle School will also have a second School Resource Officer for the 2020-21 school year.
280 Living at Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:13:25 AM
Metro Roundup: Membership-based primary care comes to Homewood
His clinic uses a model thats different from most other primary care services. Patients pay a monthly fee, just like a gym membership, and insurance is left out of the picture.
280 Living at Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:18:44 PM
Shelby County Schools to begin Aug. 13
The original start date was Aug. 6, but is being pushed back one week. An email was sent out Tuesday outlining the learning options: traditional on-campus learning and remote at-home learning.
280 Living at Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:59:29 PM
Looking for a laugh? 7 people + events in Birmingham who will brighten your day
They say laughter is the best medicine, but I wouldnt mind a COVID-19 vaccine either. 2020 is the year that … Continue reading "Looking for a laugh? 7 people + events in Birmingham who will brighten your day" The post Looking for a laugh? 7 people + events in Birmingham who will brighten your day appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:53:19 AM
8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover
By Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabamas shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said the child was killed in the afternoon shooting at the Riverchase Galleria. The police chief said a girl and two adults were […]...
Birmingham Times at Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:22:39 AM
Birmingham artist: Heavens not segregated, so why should earth be . . .?
Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham TimesBrian Moore admits he knew little about the Bham Cleanup project that grew from the rubble and shattered glass the followed the unrest in Birmingham in late May. But a phone call from Bluff Park artist Angie Taylor prompted him to bring his message of positivity to the number […]...
Birmingham Times at Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:05:22 AM
One killed, three injured in shooting at Riverchase Galleria
A child was killed and three others injured on Friday during a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria. The shooting took place after 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon, according to WBRC FOX6 News. An eight-year-old boy was killed, while two adults and a juvenile female were injured. The conditions of the three individuals were not immediately known. The Riverchase Galleria will remain closed on Saturday. "We are heartbroken by the tragic, senseless incident that took place in our shopping c...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, July 3, 2020 11:25:57 PM
19 train cars derailed on way to Macon, re-railing underway
GRAY, Ala. (WIAT) — A train derailed 19 cars near Gray, Ala. Friday evening according to the operating company. Norfolk Southern said the train was on its way from Birmingham to Macon when the cars derailed. There were no reported injuries or hazardous material on board at the time of the accident. Crews are now […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 7:36:36 PM
19 train cars derailed on way to Macon, re-railing underway
GRAY, Ala. (WIAT) — A train derailed 19 cars near Gray, Ala. Friday evening according to the operating company. Norfolk Southern said the train was on its way from Birmingham to Macon when the cars derailed. There were no reported injuries or hazardous material on board at the time of the accident. Crews are now […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 7:36:36 PM
Mother pleas with public not to drink and drive during Fourth of July weekend
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — As many prepare to celebrate the nations birthday, one mother is speaking out about the importance of not being distracted or impaired behind the wheel. This comes as millions will hit the road this holiday weekend. Ronta Tyuss mother described him as having a smile that could light up any room.  […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 7:12:14 PM
Mother pleas with public not to drink and drive during Fourth of July weekend
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — As many prepare to celebrate the nations birthday, one mother is speaking out about the importance of not being distracted or impaired behind the wheel. This comes as millions will hit the road this holiday weekend. Ronta Tyuss mother described him as having a smile that could light up any room.  […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 7:12:14 PM
Celebrate 4th of July with Vulcan all day long, from Magic City Market Place to Thunder on the Mount
Thanks to our good friends at Vulcan Park and Museum – Vulcan – the worlds largest cast iron statue and … Continue reading "Celebrate 4th of July with Vulcan all day long, from Magic City Market Place to Thunder on the Mountain" The post Celebrate 4th of July with Vulcan all day long, from Magic City Market Place to Thunder on the Mountain appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 3, 2020 6:15:35 PM
1 child dead, 3 others injured in shooting at Riverchase Galleria, investigation ongoing
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (7/3): The Hoover Police Department has released new information in the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria Friday afternoon. Hoover PD says that an 8-year-old boy had died after being shot. Three others were injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment. The other victims were an adult male, an adult […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 3:42:31 PM
1 child dead, 3 others injured in shooting at Riverchase Galleria, investigation ongoing
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (7/3): The Hoover Police Department has released new information in the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria Friday afternoon. Hoover PD says that an 8-year-old boy had died after being shot. Three others were injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment. The other victims were an adult male, an adult […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 3:42:31 PM
Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama
By KIM CHANDLER AP NEWS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservative justices granted Alabamas request to stay a federal judges order that would allow local officials to […]...
Birmingham Times at Friday, July 3, 2020 2:53:33 PM
Woman arrested after shooting her husband in the back
PINSON, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office has arrested a woman after she told deputies she shot her husband in the back Friday morning. According to JCSO, 41-year-old Tabitha Hannon Dickey called deputies to report what she had done. Once authorities arrived on the scene, the husband was no longer there. He was […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 2:31:38 PM
Boat catches fire on Smith Lake boat ramp
The fire started just before noon, and several people ran over in an attempt to extinguish it, including someone on a jet ski, who tried to spray the boat with water.
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 2:18:21 PM
WATCH: The reading of the Declaration of Independence at American Village
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — To commemorate the Fourth of July, American Village annually hosts a reading of the Declaration of Independence from its campus in Montevallo. The historic documents reads as follows: “In Congress, July 4 1776, the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 1:58:46 PM
WATCH: The reading of the Declaration of Independence at American Village
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — To commemorate the Fourth of July, American Village annually hosts a reading of the Declaration of Independence from its campus in Montevallo. The historic documents reads as follows: “In Congress, July 4 1776, the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, July 3, 2020 1:58:46 PM
Keeping pups calm during the fireworks + how to respond to lost pets in Birmingham
The sparkly show in the skies is a 4th of July tradition—and its one that Birmingham takes seriously. While the … Continue reading "Keeping pups calm during the fireworks + how to respond to lost pets in Birmingham" The post Keeping pups calm during the fireworks + how to respond to lost pets in Birmingham appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 3, 2020 10:36:24 AM
Where to grab catfish in Birmingham
Catfish—seems like a pretty niche topic, right? Not in the South. In Alabama, it has its own spot on the … Continue reading "Where to grab catfish in Birmingham" The post Where to grab catfish in Birmingham appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 3, 2020 10:15:06 AM
5 summer safety tips from the American Red Cross
Now that were in the throes of summer, everybodys enjoying some fun in the sun. However, its important to make sure … Continue reading "5 summer safety tips from the American Red Cross" The post 5 summer safety tips from the American Red Cross appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 3, 2020 10:03:39 AM
Legion FC to play season opener at home against rival Memphis on July 15 on ESPN 2
Imagine if Alabama played Auburn for a season opener? Thats the gift Birmingham Legion FC supporters received yesterday when the … Continue reading "Legion FC to play season opener at home against rival Memphis on July 15 on ESPN 2" The post Legion FC to play season opener at home against rival Memphis on July 15 on ESPN 2 appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, July 3, 2020 9:55:12 AM
AP Source: NFL To Play Black Anthem Before National Anthem
By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer “Lift Evry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told […]...
Birmingham Times at Friday, July 3, 2020 6:29:15 AM
The new reality bites for many Birmingham restaurants
Closures. Capacity restrictions. Curfews. Birmingham restaurants have dealt with obstacle after obstacle in 2020. Challenges continue to mount, and some say it's not sustainable.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:32:16 PM
The new reality bites for many Birmingham restaurants
Closures. Capacity restrictions. Curfews. Birmingham restaurants have dealt with obstacle after obstacle in 2020. Challenges continue to mount, and some say it's not sustainable.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:32:16 PM
Birmingham weighs microtransits future after pilot, but Covid-19's budget impact could pose challen
The Covid-19 pandemic could impact the forthcoming decision on the future of Birminghams affordable, on-demand transportation service.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:44:09 PM
Historic office building by Rotary Trail sells to local investor
Another historic building by Carvana on Birminghams Southside has changed hands.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:28:52 PM
Where Southtown redevelopment goes after securing key housing credits
A catalytic project on Birminghams Southside is taking a big step forward even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to generate uncertainty over the future of commercial real estate.
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:26:41 PM
3 arrested in shooting death of Bessemer man
BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — The Bessemer Police Department has arrested three suspects in connection to the shooting death of a man in Bessemer earlier this month. Corey Dewayne Alexander, 20, was found suffering from a gunshot wound after an apparent assault on June 4. He was taken to UAB Hospital where he died from his […]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:33:16 PM
6 JCSO employees test positive for COVID-19
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office reports six employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Each of the employees is abiding by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Jefferson County Health Department guidelines, the sheriffs office reports. All are being treated and are quarantined at this time. The Sheriffs […]...
CBS 42 at Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:28:44 PM
BPD: Motorcyclist killed in crash while leading police chase
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Coroner has identified a man who was killed in a motorcycle crash while trying to elude police Saturday night. According to the Birmingham Police Department, the man was driving a motorcycle and leading police on a chase on Dennison Avenue SW just before 9:30 p.m. As the man […]...
CBS 42 at Monday, June 22, 2020 5:31:15 PM
One-of-a-kind culinary science center rising on Auburn University campus
The project combines culinary education with a hotel, restaurant and food hall.
Alabama Power at Monday, June 22, 2020 4:00:53 PM
James Spann: Alabamas unsettled weather continues through midweek
A few strong storms will be possible with gusty winds and small hail.
Alabama Power at Monday, June 22, 2020 3:53:24 PM
Alabama Power veteran new CEO of Birmingham Business Alliance
Kenneth E. Coleman is the first African American to lead the organization.
Alabama Power at Monday, June 22, 2020 2:00:15 PM
Alabama Power retiree Marrene Wilson finds joy during pandemic by painting mural
Mural beautifies Lay Lake storm shelter.
Alabama Power at Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00:51 PM
Alabama Power encouraging healthy habitats through pollinator plots
The fields attract and feed pollinators who are necessary for healthy and productive native and agricultural ecosystems.
Alabama Power at Monday, June 22, 2020 10:00:52 AM
James Spann: Scattered to numerous showers, storms in Alabama later today
The chance of any one spot getting wet today will be in the 70% to 80% range.
Alabama Power at Monday, June 22, 2020 7:50:06 AM
Alabama Power Foundations Elevate Conference to be virtual
The June 22-26 series of seminars is designed to help nonprofits weather the impact of COVID-19.
Alabama Power at Friday, June 19, 2020 5:00:21 PM

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