Photo by Madoline Markham.

Main Street coordinator speaks at chamber luncheon

After relaunching the economic development arm of Main Street Alabama, speaker Mary Helmer now works with cities to help downtown areas build on the authentic of who they are, grow existing businesses and bring in new ones. more »

Aug 19, 2014 News

Lester to announce Democratic candidacy for District 6

Homewood resident Mark Lester will announce his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District at the Over the Mountain Democrats meeting Tuesday evening, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Homewood Library. more »

Aug 19, 2014 News

Homewood’s Esslinger named state boys track coach of year

Esslinger said there have been a few key factors in the success of the track and field program and the cross-country program as well. more »

Aug 14, 2014 Sports

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

Barry Smith is the new Ward 4 Place 1 representative. She was appointed to replace Jenifer Champ Wallis, who resigned in July.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Q&A with Barry Wise Smith

Barry Wise Smith was appointed the Ward 4 Place 1 representative on Aug. 11, taking the place of Jenifer Champ Wallis. more »

Aug 12, 2014 News

Barry Smith is the new Ward 4 Place 1 representative. She was appointed to replace Jenifer Champ Wallis, who resigned in July.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

City Council announces Ward 4 replacement

“They’re all extremely high-quality individuals,” Heather Reid said. “We literally could have chosen any of those candidates.” more »

Aug 11, 2014 News (3 Comments)

Fab'rik now open in downtown Homewood

Fab'rik, an Atlanta-based clothing store, has a new location on 29th Avenue South. more »

Aug 4, 2014 Businesses

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

Eleven potential replacements for the remaining two years of Jenifer Champ Wallis' City Council term were interviewed this week. An announcement should be made at the Monday, Aug. 11 council meeting. more »

Jul 31, 2014 News

Liquid gold

Local mom initiates start of a new milk bank. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People

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

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

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

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

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