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Birmingham Stays Neutral in Alabama Minimum Wage Law Fight

City says it is the only entity that can sue, demurs on merits. The city of Birmingham isn’t taking a side in a fight in the Eleventh Circuit that will decide if a racial bias suit challenging Alabama’s wage preemption law can go forward, according to its April 24 filing.


True or False: ALDOT and local governments can use Rebuild Alabama tax to hire employees, increase salaries?

Rebuild Alabama funds received by the state, county and city governments are lawfully earmarked for the use of maintenance, preservation and construction of roads and bridges only. Learn the facts. #fixALroads.


NACC SkillsUSA members and advisors attend annual state conference, bring home awards

Several Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) SkillsUSA members and advisors attended the annual Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference and Career Expo event in Birmingham, AL on April 15th -17th. This three-day event is a state-level competition for high school and college students e


Bassmaster Classic Headed To Alabama In 2020

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The "Super Bowl of fishing" will return to the state of Alabama next year as the announcement was made this week that the Bassmasters Classic will be held at Lake Guntersville May 6-8, 2020. The 2020 tournament will be the 50th annual Classic, and marks the 13th time the event has b


Red Mountain Theatre to put on ‘Alabama Story’ play

The Red Mountain Theatre Company on May 2-3 is putting on a play at the Hoover Library Theatre that reflects back on Alabama’s segregationist history. The two-act play, called “Alabama Story,” is based on the true tale of Emily Wheelock Reed, Alabama’s former state librarian who in 1959 was challeng


CVS rolling out time delay safes in all Alabama locations

CVS Pharmacy says it now has time-delay safes in all of its 186 Alabama locations. The safes are meant to deter pharmacy robberies and diversion of controlled substance narcotic medications, company officials said today, in a response to the opioid epidemic. The company made the announcement at a ce


FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and storms likely on Thursday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The sky will become partly cloudy overnight with a light south wind and low temperatures in the 60s. Scattered showers will be arriving to the west in the morning and expect heavier pockets of rain and scattered storms to impact the area from west to east throughout the day.


Make-A-Wish Alabama Trailblaze Challenge ‘all about the kids’

Make-A-Wish Alabama has granted more than 700 wishes to children with critical illnesses since it was founded in 2012, according to the Birmingham-based nonprofit. It’s a “great cause,” said JoEllen Brown, who lives in West Homewood.


Selma City Schools’ FBLA groups compete at State Leadership Conference

The School of Discovery Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. (FBLA) competed on April 11-12 at the State Leadership Conference in Birmingham, along with R. B. Hudson’s FBLA Middle Level Chapter.


Project underway to improve interstate lights

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham, ALDOT, and Alabama Power, are teaming up to make your commute safer. On Monday, the city announced plans to improve interstate lighting. The project is taking place on I-59/20. The goal is to restore the lights all along the stretch of interstate near the Birmingh


Absolutely Alabama: Bowling for a Cause, Logging Your Family History, & Worldwide Fame

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Join us this week for a trip to North Alabama as we visit a town on the move. From the empty streets of past disasters to the bustling business of a new look downtown to Albertville’s world-wide claim to fame.


Crenshaw Wins Award for BW Story ‘Jefferson County’s Blue Wave’

BirminghamWatch’s Solomon Crenshaw Jr. recently won a first place award from Alabama Media Professionals for his story “Jefferson County’s ‘Blue Wave:’ How the First Black Sheriff and District Attorney Won Election,” which he co-wrote with Virginia MacDonald, another writer for BirminghamWatch.


SALPACT African Excellence Awards 2019 – Gipu Felix George and others recognised

Over one hundred guests from across the UK, including the Sierra Leone High Commissioner to the UK – Mr Tamba Lamina and his wife – Salma Lamina, attended the launching of the Annual Fundraising Dinner and African Excellence Awards organised by the Trustees of the Sierra Leone Poverty Alleviation Ch


Softball Roundup: Gardendale seniors attain 165th career win; Dill swings Corner past Oakman

The Gardendale softball team (32-5-1) celebrated a senior class that has amassed an overall high school record of 165-62-3 on Tuesday night in a 9-3 victory over Hueytown. The No. 3-ranked Rockets can add to that total on Thursday night when Corner comes to town.


Greener State Team Hits Pepper Place To Promote Green Energy In Alabama

The sun was elusive and a chilly breeze kept folks bundled up, but it didn’t stop inquisitive strollers at Birmingham’s Pepper Place farmer’s market on Saturday from stopping by the Greener State tent to learn about options for greening their energy mix.


Alabama college students commissioned for summer missions

| Alabama college students commissioned for summer missions. More than 100 students were commissioned for summer missions at One Mission Students’ annual Student Missions Commissioning Service held April 13 at Liberty Baptist Church, Chelsea.


Alabama already above average for year with 53 twisters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama already has exceeded its yearly average for tornadoes with more than 50 twisters verified in the state so far in 2019. The National Weather Service tweets that Alabama has had 53 total tornadoes so far this year. That compares to the yearly average of 47 tornadoes.


Samford tops Alabama A&M Baseball

BIRMINGHAM — Kaden Dreier drove in a pair of runs as Samford topped Alabama A&M 4-2 Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball game. Samford scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and took a four-run cushion in the second.