Photo illustration by Emily Featherston.

Though strong storms and tornadoes have been known to pop up year round, Alabama’s severe weather season peaks in April, and emergency personnel want the public to remain prepared. more

Mar 23, 2017 11:31 AM People


Staff photo.

On April 21, Homewood Central Park will be filled with colorful community members in their best costumes and purple T-shirts for the 2017 Relay for Life event. more

Mar 23, 2017 10:37 AM People

April 22’s Steeple to Steeple supports the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH), a nonprofit that provides homes, healing and hope to Alabama’s neglected and abused youth. more

Mar 23, 2017 10:28 AM People


Emily Featherston

The second annual event took place Sunday afternoon at Red Hills Brewing Company. more

Mar 20, 2017 2:48 PM People

Cookie Fix

Photos by Emily Featherston.

New shop Cookie Fix satiates sweet-tooth cravings, owner Amy Jason’s baking addiction more

Feb 22, 2017 12:09 PM Restaurants

With the spring season comes a parade of runs and races, with each event offering something for everyone. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:35 AM People


Photo courtesy of Jeri Boyd.

A year after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Jeri Boyd was on her way back from New York after participating in the annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk. It was then that she said she had an idea: What if there was a fundraising event in Alabama? more

Feb 22, 2017 11:34 AM People

Chili Cook-Off

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Food, competition and a good cause are all once again on tap for the 13th installment of The Exceptional Foundation’s Chili Cook-Off. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:32 AM People

Guild Gala

Photo courtesy of Scott Butler.

The Birmingham Service Guild is expecting a crowd of nearly 700 for the 29th annual Guild Gala. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:30 AM People

Perseverance 5K and Fun Run

Photo courtesy of Dawson Family of Faith.

Dawson Family of Faith’s annual Perseverance 5K and Fun Run benefits Kids Connection, the church’s in-house ministry that provides resources to kids in need from birth to age 16. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:23 AM People

Elvis Ball

Photo courtesy of Creative Montessori School.

Spring won’t officially hit until later in the month, but the organizers of the annual Elvis Ball benefiting Creative Montessori School will thaw out the area by bringing the spirit of warm Hawaiian breezes by way of the King. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:21 AM People


Emily Featherston

Teens played candy-themed games on the eve of the day of love. more

Feb 14, 2017 4:15 PM People


Photo by Ron Burkett

Water usage restrictions are now voluntary, according to the drought management plan. more

Jan 24, 2017 6:03 PM News

Financial company SmartAsset released its top 10 healthiest housing markets for 2017. more

Jan 24, 2017 4:43 PM News

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Staff Photo

Drainage work on Independence Court may lead to delays for up to five weeks. more

Jan 13, 2017 4:43 PM News

Jan. 2017 Winter Weather

Courtesy of the National Weather Service BHM

The winter weather situation was becoming more clear Thursday afternoon. more

Jan 5, 2017 4:01 PM Weather


Emily Featherston

Homewood-based Aviate aims to become premium travel brand more

Dec 28, 2016 5:17 PM Businesses

New Year's Soup

Emily Featherston

Ask any Southern grandparent what you’re supposed to eat on New Year’s Day, and the answer is likely to be simple: greens and black-eyed peas. more

Dec 28, 2016 5:13 PM Restaurants

Red Shoe Run

Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

The 2017 Red Shoe Run on Jan. 21 will feature three races: a 10-mile run, a 5K run and a 1-mile fun run or walk. The races will begin at SoHo Square and wind their way through downtown Homewood. more

Dec 28, 2016 4:50 PM People

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Courtesy of Alabama Forestry Commission

After rainfall returned to the state, the Governor's office and Alabama Forestry Commission have lifted burning restrictions. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:18 PM News

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