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Brandi Lewis, founder of Brandi's Blessings.

Photo courtesy of Brandi Lewis.

Marrow drive to benefit Homewood grad

A bone marrow drive will be held at Hamburger Heaven, 180 Oxmoor Road, on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will benefit Brandi Lewis, a 2007 Homewood High School graduate who was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in 2008. more »

Nov 20, 2014 9:24 AM News

Homewood Police play Exceptional Foundation in basketball

The Homewood Police Department put their skills to the test in a basketball game against The Exceptional Foundation's traveling basketball team on Tuesday. more »

Nov 18, 2014 3:20 PM Sports

GianMarco's owners Giani Respinto and with his brother Marco pose in their restaurant.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

City Council tables South Forest parking discussion

Residents had brought complaints to the city that employees and customers of GianMarco’s were parking along their neighborhood street, blocking other cars and causing high traffic volumes. more »

Nov 17, 2014 8:40 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 13 Comments

Chamber communication manager Sarah Anne Elliott, left, and retiring executive director Tricia Ford, right, stand in front of the Chamber's new office with the painter who has been preparing the space for move-in.

Photo courtesy of the Homewood Chamber of Commerce.

Homewood Chamber acccepting applications for director position

Tricia Ford has announced that she will retire from the position in December after six years of service. Applications will be taken through Friday, Nov. 21. more »

Nov 6, 2014 9:34 AM News

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock speaks to David Faulkner before swearing him into office.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Faulkner sworn in to serve as house representative

David Faulkner was sworn into office at Homewood City Hall on Nov. 5 to serve as the District 46 State House representative for the upcoming term. The district covers Homewood, Hoover and Mountain Brook. more »

Nov 5, 2014 4:18 PM News

Southern Progress Corporation's campus sits adjacent to the eastern side of the Samford University Campus on Lakeshore Drive.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Samford to purchase Southern Progress campus

The university signed a letter of intent to purchase the 28-acre property from Time Inc. on Nov. 3 and anticipates acquiring it by the end of 2015. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:03 PM News

Mayor Scott McBrayer

Photo by Madison Miller

Traffic study to be conducted near All Saints Episcopal Church

The Homewood City Council considered issues with traffic and pedestrians at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 3. more »

Nov 3, 2014 9:58 PM News

Surrounded by fellow chamber members, Executive Director Tricia Ford announced her retirement from the Homewood Chamber of Commerce at the Oct. 27 city council meeting. Ford will remain until the end of the year, and continue working part time to help the next executive director.

Sydney Cromwell

Ford stepping down as chamber director

Tricia Ford announced her retirement effective at the end of the year. more »

Oct 27, 2014 8:52 PM News

The coyote next door

When they started appearing downtown and near major roadways “in every ward,” that’s when Snell knew the city had a coyote problem. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:30 PM People

Homewood’s oldest church gets new pastor

Edgewood Presbyterian Church in Homewood recently called the Rev. Joe Genau to be its new pastor. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:30 PM People

Samford student Gary Gao, center, has spent time regularly at Barb and John Woychak’s home since coming to the United States two and a half years ago.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Gao finds family in Homewood

At 17, he had left his home in Nanjing, China, for a campus and a city he’d only seen in photos online. Today he is one of 142 students at Samford who are from China and 177 total international students. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:30 PM People

Books for all

At their headquarters on 20th Avenue South, members of the Jefferson County Federation of Teachers unloaded box after box of books from two trucks. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:29 PM People

Get to Know Amber Kelley

Now a stay-at-home mom, Amber Kelley applies her research skills to running the Edgewood Community Connection Facebook page as well as one for the Edgewood Elementary PTO, responsibilities she uses to help connect people to causes she cares about. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:17 PM People

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