The restriction will apply to drivers in school zones during pickup and drop-off times. more

Mar 21, 2018 8:01 PM News


Sarah Finnegan

About 125 dignitaries took part in the ceremony on the north side of Vulcan. more

Mar 21, 2018 3:48 PM News

The meetings will be held Wednesday evening. more

Mar 20, 2018 4:59 PM News


Sydney Cromwell

CNP program director Erin Chelewski also shared with the board that a nutrition employee has been gifted a handicap accessible van for her granddaughter. more

Mar 20, 2018 3:01 PM Schools

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Lexi Coon.

Kyle Bass, executive director of the Homewood Theatre, is looking to make it more of a "community fixture" in the near future. more

Mar 20, 2018 2:47 PM Businesses

On Tuesday, March 20, Samford University received national recognition in the 2019 U. S. News & World Report graduate rankings for its business, education, law and nursing graduate programs. more

Mar 20, 2018 1:00 PM News

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Courtesy of the National Weather Service.

The city has not yet announced when these meetings will be rescheduled. more

Mar 19, 2018 3:25 PM News


Sarah Finnegan

This year, the Foundation gave more than $52,000 in funding, which is paid for through donations and fundraising events. more

Mar 19, 2018 12:35 PM Schools

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Courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. on March 19. more

Mar 19, 2018 11:12 AM Schools


Sarah Finnegan

Here's an update on the past week of Homewood High sports. more

Mar 18, 2018 9:57 AM Sports

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Courtesy of the Jefferson County Department of Health.

The vaccine baits will be distributed March 20-23. more

Mar 16, 2018 3:53 PM News

Homewood High School Walkout

Courtesy of Karen Johns

According to Homewood City Schools, more than 1,100 students participated in the walkout today. more

Mar 14, 2018 5:24 PM Schools

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Sydney Cromwell

Co-owners Jennifer Mims and Nate Carlson are also opening two Real & Rosemary locations in Tuscaloosa this year. more

Mar 14, 2018 1:01 PM Restaurants

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Lexi Coon.

Superintendents, including Homewood's Bill Cleveland, and the Jefferson County and Shelby County sheriff's office met on March 12 to discuss school safety with local representatives. more

Mar 13, 2018 11:05 AM News

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Erica Techo

“Navigating Teen Culture” included a keynote speaker from the President’s Opioid Council and breakout sessions on drug use, social media and legal implications of drug use. more

Mar 12, 2018 9:33 PM People

18th street

Rendering courtesy of city of Homewood.

The council also set a public hearing to consider changes to the zoning ordinance for home height limits in the Neighborhood Preservation District. more

Mar 12, 2018 9:01 PM News


Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High baseball team is playing well. Here's an update on the Patriots spring sports teams. more

Mar 11, 2018 3:09 PM Sports


Sarah Finnegan

The annual event had 30 local vendors offering various samples of food ranging from Kickback Chicken biscuits from Holler And Dash to authentic Ethiopian cuisine from Red Sea to Baby Bites from Pastry Art Bake Shoppe. more

Mar 9, 2018 11:08 AM , News

Women Making History at Homewood Public Library

Courtesy of Homewood Public Library

The Women Making History event on March 22 is open to all ages as part of the NASA @ My Library grant. more

Mar 8, 2018 5:09 PM People

Mecca Avenue Lot Subdivision

Sydney Cromwell

The commission also denied a request to rezone a house on Stuart Street for commercial use. These cases will be sent to the City Council for a final decision. more

Mar 6, 2018 8:26 PM News

Patriot Park Connector

Courtesy of City of Homewood

The public hearing will be set by the council at its next meeting on March 12. more

Mar 5, 2018 8:33 PM News


Sarah Finnegan

GBHS will bring dogs to the library every Monday in March and April. more

Mar 5, 2018 6:51 PM People


Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High School's spring sports teams had a busy week last week, as the season comes into focus. more

Mar 5, 2018 12:20 PM Homewood

Off they go

Photo by Jesse Chambers

Organizers expected about 650 participants in the annual event. more

Mar 4, 2018 7:09 PM People

Homewood Police Department

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Police responded this morning to the Travel Inn on Oxmoor Road. more

Mar 2, 2018 1:13 PM News


Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The open house will be held at two times on March 22 at City Hall. more

Mar 2, 2018 9:36 AM News

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File Photo

The exemption will now be voted on by Jefferson County residents in the November general election. more

Mar 1, 2018 2:07 PM Schools

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Kyle Parmley

Under second-year head coach Tiffany Statum, the Homewood High School softball team is seeking to build on its regional run last year. more

Feb 28, 2018 1:48 PM Homewood

Patriot Park Connector

Courtesy of City of Homewood

The plan involves gaining easements from homes along the proposed sidewalk route in order to build it. more

Feb 26, 2018 8:27 PM News

Homewood Girls Basketball Regionals

Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High School girls basketball team fell in the regional final, while spring sports are underway. more

Feb 26, 2018 1:27 PM Sports


Photo by Sydney Cromwell

There is now one SRO at each school, and a second officer added at the middle and high schools. more

Feb 22, 2018 3:52 PM Schools


Emily Featherston

The topic was ultimately carried over. more

Feb 20, 2018 10:51 PM News

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Lexi Coon.

After being open for three years, Aviate has expanded to have hats sold in more than 500 retailers. more

Feb 20, 2018 4:01 PM Businesses

Homewood Girls Basketball Regionals

Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High School girls basketball team has experienced a great deal of success over the last four years. more

Feb 20, 2018 3:14 PM Homewood

Homewood Girls Basketball Regionals

Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High School girls basketball team outlasted Brewer in double overtime on Friday to advance to the Class 6A Northeast Regional final. more

Feb 16, 2018 2:58 PM Homewood


Staff photo.

This survey covers transportation, green spaces and the appearance of streets around the downtown area. more

Feb 16, 2018 8:30 AM News

Leading the way

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The festive event drew 125 moms, kids and spectators to Central Park Feb. 13. more

Feb 13, 2018 10:38 PM People


Sydney Cromwell

The order of new sidewalk projects will be determined after the city receives bids for projects on its high priority list. more

Feb 12, 2018 8:44 PM News

Homewood Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Homewood High School basketball and wrestling teams were in action last week. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:21 AM Sports


Sydney Cromwell

The city has until March 31 to create a rough draft of its Stormwater Management Program Plan. more

Feb 5, 2018 8:58 PM News


Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High School indoor track and field teams swept the state titles last week. The basketball teams now prepare for area tournaments. more

Feb 5, 2018 11:20 AM Sports


Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High School indoor track and field teams swept the Class 6A state titles for the first time in program history on Saturday. more

Feb 3, 2018 7:29 PM Homewood

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Lexi Coon.

The invitational will continue through Sunday, Feb. 4 with games running from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday. more

Feb 3, 2018 11:09 AM People


Courtesy of Kelly Landscape Arch

Parks and Recreation Director Berkley Squires said he hopes to start construction as soon as March. more

Feb 1, 2018 8:23 PM News

2016-2020 council

Sydney Cromwell

The bill caps the amount of property tax that Homewood can collect. more

Feb 1, 2018 9:40 AM Schools


Staff photo.

Do you have thoughts and opinions about what developments should be coming to Homewood? Fill out our survey from The Homewood Star and let us know what you think. Make sure to check back soon for survey results. more

Jan 30, 2018 11:08 AM News

John Zimmerman IV Bridge

Courtesy of Solomon Crenshaw, Jr.

Zimmerman spent his junior high and high school years in Homewood. more

Jan 30, 2018 10:30 AM People


Sydney Cromwell

The council will continue discussing alternatives and funding at the Feb. 5 planning and development committee meeting. more

Jan 29, 2018 8:34 PM News 2 Comments


Emily Featherston

Fans of the amphibians flocked to Homewood from near and far. more

Jan 29, 2018 9:16 AM People

Ready, set, go!

Photo of Jesse Chambers

The annual event raised money for the expanded Ronald McDonald House more

Jan 29, 2018 9:11 AM News

Homewood Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Homewood High School basketball and indoor track and field teams were in action last week. more

Jan 29, 2018 7:52 AM Sports


Sydney Cromwell

The next board meeting will be Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Homewood High School. more

Jan 26, 2018 3:42 PM Schools

This e-school day will make up for the Dec. 8 snow day, when the governor did not declare a state of emergency. more

Jan 26, 2018 3:07 PM Schools


Sarah Finnegan

The restaurant is located next to Patriot Park and is the creation of Giani Respinto, co-owner of GianMarco's in Edgewood. more

Jan 25, 2018 8:34 AM Restaurants


Photo courtesy of Birmingham Audubon

The greenway will be part of the Appalachian Highlands segment of trails. more

Jan 24, 2018 11:27 AM News

Ono Poke

Courtesy of Vinh Tran

Owner Vinh Tran said he is shooting for a May opening. more

Jan 24, 2018 10:23 AM Restaurants

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Erica Techo

Mayor Scott McBrayer had a lot to discuss at the first Homewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon of 2018. more

Jan 23, 2018 9:16 PM Businesses


Rendering courtesy of Heart of Homewood Plan.

The council also intends to fund a study of turning part of Reese Street into a one-way road. more

Jan 22, 2018 8:36 PM News

Red Shoe Run

Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Motorists should expect delays in downtown Homewood this Saturday, Jan. 27. more

Jan 22, 2018 12:48 PM News

Homewood Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Homewood High School basketball teams picked up critical area wins last week. more

Jan 22, 2018 10:05 AM Sports 2 Comments

Vulcan Park 1-18-18

Photo by Jesse Chambers

Planners presented two alternatives for improved access on Arrington Blvd. at a Vulcan Park meeting Jan. 18. more

Jan 19, 2018 12:08 PM News 1 Comments

Big Bad Breakfast

Sydney Cromwell

Homewood’s newest breakfast joint is set to open next week at the former Steep and Deep store, 1926 29th Ave. S. more

Jan 17, 2018 4:10 PM Restaurants

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File Photo

Schools were also closed Tuesday due to a winter weather advisory across Central Alabama. more

Jan 16, 2018 7:57 PM Schools

Homewood Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Homewood High School basketball teams began a difficult road in area play last week. more

Jan 15, 2018 10:55 AM Sports


Sydney Cromwell

The master plan committee for Homewood's downtown commercial area has opened a new survey seeking residents' opinions on the types of developments and appearance of buildings downtown. more

Jan 10, 2018 5:40 PM News

Homewood Police Department

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9. more

Jan 10, 2018 8:17 AM News

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Courtesy of Henry Graham.

The restaurant will be located on U.S. 280 near Office Park Drive, at the former site of Mountain Brook Inn. more

Jan 8, 2018 5:01 PM Restaurants


Photo courtesy of John Carroll Athletics

The Homewood High School basketball and track and field teams were also in action over the last week. more

Jan 8, 2018 10:28 AM Sports

Kale Me Crazy

Courtesy of Patrick Greene

Patrick Greene is opening a location of Georgia-based franchise Kale Me Crazy in the middle of three storefronts created in the former DoDiYo’s location. more

Jan 5, 2018 8:22 AM Restaurants

Homewood VS SPHS Boys Basketball

Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood High School basketball teams took to the hardwood over the Christmas break. more

Jan 2, 2018 3:58 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The race included a 1-mile fun run as well as 5K, 10K and 20K options. more

Jan 2, 2018 9:17 AM People

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