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Zoning approved for Central Avenue brewery

This zoning approval enables Red Hills to bottle and can its craft beers on-site. It had nothing to do with approval for the tavern side of Red Hills or parking issues, which have become a sore spot for some neighboring businesses. more »

Dec 18, 2014 5:54 PM News

Bruce Limbaugh presides over a Dec. 18 special-called council meeting. The public hearing for the potential hotel and office building was set during this meeting.

Photo by Madison Miller.

Development under consideration for former Mountain Brook Inn site

City planner Vanessa McGrath said the initial proposal for the site includes a 10-story office building, a hotel between six and 10 stories, and a parking deck. more »

Dec 18, 2014 1:35 PM News

Santa visits The Exceptional Foundation

Santa Claus paid a visit to The Exceptional Foundation on Dec. 17. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:04 PM People

A BJCTA bus on Homewood Route 39 travels Lakeshore Parkway in the middle of the day. If proposed cuts to the service are approved, this route will not be run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sydney Cromwell

Full BJCTA bus services to continue through Jan. 31

On Dec. 9, the transit authority had announced it would reduce its service to peak hours only beginning Dec. 22, cutting out service from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., but on Dec. 15, the City Council voted to restore full transit service from Dec. 22 to Jan. 31. more »

Dec 15, 2014 9:23 PM News

Kim Scott was overcome with emotion when her husband surprised her at her graduation.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Deployed captain surprises wife at Samford graduation

One of the nursing graduates at Samford University’s nursing school commencement was in for a surprise Dec. 12. more »

Dec 12, 2014 3:49 PM News

Local art on display at Brookwood Village

You can find locally crafted gifts at Brookwood Village through Dec. 19. more »

Dec 11, 2014 4:49 PM People

The vacant lot at the corner of Oxmoor Road and Oak Grove Road could soon be home to a two-story collection of businesses.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

New details released on potential West Homewood Grove development

The vacant lot next to Patriot Park could be replaced with a two-story collection of family-friendly businesses as early as fall 2015. The cornerstone of the building would be The Grove, a New Orleans-style restaurant. more »

Dec 11, 2014 9:58 AM News 1 Comments

Pat Sullivan has served as Samford's head football coach for eight seasons.

Photo courtesy of Samford Athletics.

Pat Sullivan steps down from Samford football coach position

Samford Head Football Coach Pat Sullivan has decided to step down from his position and move into another role within the university immediately, the school announced Dec. 2. more »

Dec 2, 2014 11:34 AM Sports 1 Comments

The fire department shows off its newest fire engine in SoHo Square after the Dec. 1 city council meeting.

Sydney Cromwell

Fire Department brings new engine to city council meeting

At the end of the Dec. 1 city council meeting, Mayor Scott McBrayer announced that the Homewood Fire Department's newest fire engine had been delivered and was parked outside Rosewood Hall. more »

Dec 1, 2014 9:22 PM News

City planner Vanessa McGrath (right) and Joseph Miller speak to the council during a public hearing on rezoning a property owned by the Islamic Academy of Alabama. The school wants to use the property for parking lots and a playground.

Sydney Cromwell

Council tables zoning issue for Islamic Academy of Alabama

Council chairman Bruce Limbaugh closed the public hearing and decided to continue the issue until the problems of right-of-way ownership and the school’s cliff edge remediation could be resolved. more »

Dec 1, 2014 9:11 PM News

Henry Ikwut-Ukwa (left) and Ann August (second from left) of the BJCTA propose alternate bus services for the city of Homewood. The city chose to cut their contribution to the BJCTA in half for the 2015 budget.

Sydney Cromwell

Finance committee carries over BJCTA bus discussion

The finance committee has delayed its final decision on reducing Homewood’s BJCTA bus service until its next meeting. more »

Dec 1, 2014 9:14 PM News

Johnny's meatballs make Garden & Gun's list of top dishes

The restaurant's Greek Meatballs were named in "John T. Edge's Top Ten Dishes of the Year" in the December 2014/January 2015 issue. more »

Nov 25, 2014 4:36 PM Restaurants

Chamber moves to Hollywood Boulevard

The Homewood Chamber of Commerce has a new home. As of Nov. 25, its office is located at 7 Hollywood Blvd. in the former Board of Education building adjacent to Shades Cahaba Elementary. more »

Nov 25, 2014 4:27 PM News

Craft brewery could come to Central Avenue

The Homewood Planning Commission voted 5-1 to recommend a conditional rezoning for the Alabama Printing building, located next to Steel City Pops, to accommodate Red Hills Brewing Company. more »

Nov 17, 2014 3:57 PM News 14 Comments

Freedom through knowledge

Juan Rodriquez has seen far too frequently what happens when women are caught off guard during an attack. more »

Nov 25, 2014 10:15 AM People

Living in the moment

Yarlardo Haire, RN, has been a mother, a daughter and even a bank teller in her time as a memory care nurse. more »

Nov 25, 2014 10:08 AM People

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