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Jenifer Champ Wallis has served as the Ward 4 Place 1 representative for Homewood City Council since 2012.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Eleven applicants vie for Ward 4 seat

As of the July 28 application deadline, there are eleven potential replacements for the remaining two years of Jenifer Champ Wallis' City Council term. more »

Jul 31, 2014 News

Opening date set for Red Mountain dog park

Dogs in Homewood will have a new place to play come Sept. 6. Red Mountain Park’s new off-leash dog park, Remy’s Dog Park, is set to open its 6 acres of green space that day. more »

Jul 30, 2014

the Homewood City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss revoking the business license for America's Best Value Inn & Suites on Oxmoor Road.

Photo by Jeff Thompson

Extension request denied for America’s Best Value Inn

America’s Best Value Inn and Suites will be closing its doors for good on July 31, despite its owners’ efforts to extend the deadline by a year. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

Mike Gibson's new home on Sutherland Place is more contemporary in design than its neighbors. Its front will be made of cedar and the sides will be made of Hardie Board.

Courtesy of Mike Gibson

Planning committee hears mixed opinions on design review board

At a July 21 meeting, Homewood’s Planning and Zoning Committee began discussing the possibility of a design review board, which would regulate the appearance of new homes and businesses built within the city. more »

Jul 22, 2014

Photo by Nathan Pearman.

Wedding gown boutique opens in Edgewood

Bustle held its grand opening on July 24 at its new home at 1015 Stuart Street in Edgewood. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Restaurants

Briana Morton’s eighth-grade family and consumer sciences classes ran their own small business called the Magic City Juice Bar. They used this customized bicycle to blend juices using their own pedaling power. Little Donkey donated the blender, and Cahaba Cycles helped set up the bike.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

A new generation of home ec

In Morton’s family and consumer sciences (FACS) class, students get to raise worms, harvest produce from the community garden and run their own juice business. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People

State of the school system

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Betty Winches shares how state and national education issues affect Homewood. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Members of the Homewood Library Foundation and Board Member Dr. Paul Doran meet to plan the Aug. 16 event.

Photo by Madison Miller.

Community creates culture

The new Homewood Library Foundation will host a Block Party fundraiser to benefit the library. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People

Suzanne Clisby removes a frame from one of her beehives. The frame is loaded with honey that Clisby can extract and bottle.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Bees in the backyard

On a quiet, dead-end street in Edgewood, there’s a buzz in the air. It’s the sound of hundreds of bees flying to and from their homes, a row of white boxes in George and Brittany Stegall’s yard. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Businesses

The Back to School Bash will feature some rides similar to those at We Love Homewood Day, pictured, in addition to new rides.

Photos by Brian Wallace.

Back to School Bash returns to Homewood Central Park

Homewood’s annual Back to School Bash will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Homewood Central Park from 3-7 p.m. The bash will feature mechanical rides, inflatables, food vendors, a DJ and activities for children of all ages. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People

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