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Homewood families lose belongings in flooding, donations being taken

Approximately 80 students and families in Homewood schools were affected by the recent flooding. Gift cards donations are being accepted at three schools to go toward these families. more »

Apr 7, 2014 in News

The Oxmoor Road Corridor Study recommends the traffic signal at Oxmoor Road at E. Hawthorne/Seminole Drive, pictured here, be removed.

Photo from the Oxmoor Road Corridor Study, prepared by Skipper Consulting Inc.

Vote postponed on removing three Oxmoor Road traffic signals

A recent study recommended that signals on Oxmoor Road at Edgeview Avenue/Havenwood Court, St. Charles Street and E. Hawthorne/Seminole Drive be removed. more »

Apr 14, 2014 by in News

Exceptional Foundation expansion moves forward

A rezoning of two Oxmoor Road properties marks the Council’s approval of The Exceptional Foundation’s plan to build a youth center and additional parking on the site. more »

Apr 14, 2014 by in News (1 Comments)

Homewood High School students walk outside the school's entrance.

Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

HHS ranked nationally as a challenging school

Homewood High School has been named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post. more »

Apr 10, 2014 in HHS (1 Comments)

Homewood families lose belongings in flooding, donations being taken

Approximately 80 students and families in Homewood schools were affected by the recent flooding. Gift cards donations are being accepted at three schools to go toward these families. more »

Apr 7, 2014 in News

Spencer Marcum holds one the cards he created to sell to raise money for Water for South Sudan.

Photo courtesy of Karen Marcum.

Fifth grader raising money for clean water in South Sudan

Spencer Marcum is selling note cards with designs he created to raise money for Water for Sudan. more »

Apr 7, 2014 by in People/Places

Parcels in orange along Oxmoor Road, Oak Grove Road and Scott Street could be rezoning into the West Homewood District pending an upcoming City Council vote.

Image from West Homewood District Form-Based Code

Planning Commission recommends West Homewood rezoning

During a meeting April 1, the Homewood Planning Commission voted 6-0 to recommend bringing properties along Oxmoor Road, Oak Grove Road and Scott Street into the West Homewood District. more »

Apr 1, 2014 by

Vote postponed on Exceptional Foundation expansion

The rezoning of two lots on Oxmoor Road to make way for an expansion by The Exceptional Foundation will be back in front of the City’s Planning Commission for additional review at the April 14 City Council meeting. more »

Mar 31, 2014 by in News

Sergeant Eric Hampton greets Kinsley and Raelyn Dill.

Submitted by Homewood Police Department

Coffee with a Cop event to invite conversation

The event will take place Wednesday, April 16 from 7-9 a.m. at Starbucks Coffee, 231 State Farm Parkway. more »

Mar 26, 2014 in News

A model sports pants and a top from Laura Kathryn during last year’s Birmingham Fashion Week.

Photo courtesy of Brandon Pinola.

Homewood retailers to take part in Birmingham Fashion Week

Several Homewood retailers are participating in this year’s Birmingham Fashion Week 2014 scheduled for April 19-26 under the tents in Pepper Place downtown. more »

Mar 31, 2014 in News

Ben Berguson with his family.

Photo courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

Berguson named new HHS football coach

Ben Berguson has served as the assistant football coach to the Patriots for the past three years, and he had been serving as the interim head football coach since Feb. 26. more »

Mar 19, 2014 in Sports

Hop and Shop set for April 12

Homewood businesses are organizing a special Easter shopping event for all ages on Saturday, April 12. more »

Mar 21, 2014 in News

Owners of America's Best Value Inn & Suites and their attorney present their case for their Oxmoor Road hotel to receive a renewal of its business license. From left are attorney Josh Watkins, Shawn Patel, Dennis Patel and Mike Patel.

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Council denies business license renewal for Oxmoor hotel

During the three-and-a-half-hour event, the City Council heard testimony from Chief of Police Jim Roberson, owners of the hotel and local residents. When it was time to make a motion, “deny” was the first and only option on the table. more »

Mar 13, 2014 by in News (1 Comments)

Chamber luncheon to feature state superintendent

The Homewood Chamber of Commerce will honor an outstanding student from each Homewood school during its annual Excellence in Education Award luncheon on April 15. more »

Mar 21, 2014 in News

Edgewood Spring Festival returns

Edgewood Elementary School will host its Spring Festival, the school’s only fundraiser, on Saturday, April 26 from 2-6 p.m. on the school grounds. more »

Mar 21, 2014 in News

Homewood city officials, Chamber of Commerce members and DSW employees celebrate the opening of the new DSW at a ribbon cutting on March 13.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

DSW now open

The shoe retailer is located between Fresh Market and Target in Colonial Brookwood Village. more »

Mar 3, 2014 in Businesses

Rounding up the food trucks

Birmingham’s food trucks will converge at Colonial Brookwood Village for a good cause on Saturday, April 26. more »

Mar 21, 2014 in News

Team Bronson walked in the 2013 Birmingham Walk-a-Thon in memory of Bronson New, a young boy who died of kidney disease.

Photo courtesy of the Alabama Kidney Foundation.

April walk/run roundup

The Alabama Kidney Foundation’s Birmingham Walk-a-Thon is taking place on April 5 at the Samford University Track and Soccer Stadium. more »

Mar 21, 2014 by in News

Kids participate in festivities at Colonial Brookwood Village as a part of Better Basics’ Brookwood Celebrates event last year.

Photo courtesy of Better Basics.

Brookwood Village event features book drive, festivities for kids

Homewood elementary schools are participating in a competition to collect the most new or gently used books from April 7-17. The week will culminate with a festival event at Colonial Brookwood Village on April 18. more »

Mar 24, 2014 by in News

HMS student plans a party with a purpose

Max Ross is holding his 14th birthday party at The Exceptional Foundation to raise money for its programs, and the whole community is invited. more »

Mar 21, 2014 in News

Local scouts achieve Eagle rank

In March, friends and families of Nick Anderson, John Bailey, Chase Kelly and Justin Fletcher joined together as Troop 97, sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church, celebrated and recognized their rank achievement of Eagle Scout. more »

Mar 21, 2014 in People/Places

City’s credit rating raised

The City’s general obligation (GO) warranted an increase one notch to AA+ from AA following a routine surveillance. more »

Mar 14, 2014 in News

Plans for the proposed bridge project included a sidewalk to run in front of Union Hill Cemetery on Hollywood Boulevard.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

New options for pedestrian bridge project

The scope of the pedestrian bridge project on Hollywood Boulevard could be expanding. more »

Mar 12, 2014 by in News (1 Comments)

Mi Pueblo, a multicultural supermarket currently located on Green Springs Highway, is poised to move down the road to the former Food World location. Its owner said that the interior of the new store would more closely resemble the look and feel of their Pelham market, pictured here.

Photo courtesy of Mi Pueblo.

Green Springs shopping center poised for new life

Two new businesses and infrastructure improvements are expected to keep the Green Springs Shopping Center at the corner of Oxmoor Road and Green Springs Highway looking attractive. more »

Mar 5, 2014 in Businesses

Christian Brothers University Men were last year’s Gulf South Basketball Champions.

Photo courtesy of Gulf South.

Council 'invests' in Gulf South tournament

GSC teams are renting 538 hotel rooms this year — all in Homewood. In addition, the conference is hosting two banquets at Rosewood Hall that will be catered by Homewood restaurants. more »

Mar 3, 2014 by in News

David Payne portrays C.S. Lewis in the stage production of "An Evening With C.S. Lewis," coming to the Wright Center April 1.

Photo courtesy of McCain & Co. Public Relations.

C.S. Lewis production coming to Homewood

An Evening with CS Lewis is set in the year 1963 and Lewis, the now-famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life. more »

Mar 3, 2014 in News

Work was being done to prepare the former Lovoy's location in SoHo for occupation by chef Chris Dupont's new restaurant, Dupont Public House. Televisions are on inside and connected to a satellite provider, but the project has allegedly reached an impasse.

Photo by Jeff Thompson

Dupont Public House allegedly hits roadblock

Homewood City Council dropped a request for alcohol sales at the site after learning there is a possibility chef Chris Dupont could walk away from the proposed location in SoHo. more »

Feb 24, 2014 by in News

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