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Birmingham competed for this opportunity against Russia and Peru. The last time the United States hosted the World Games was almost 40 years ago when Santa Clara, California, hosted the inaugural World Games event in 1981. Read more

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April 2020 marks Village Living’s 10th anniversary. Read more

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April 1 is Census Day, but Homewood's 2020 census response rate is lower than neighboring cities. Face-to-face interactions that could have helped Homewood's 2020 census participation rate had to be canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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Over 200 animals were fostered out over 10 days so the Greater Birmingham Humane Society building on Snow Drive near Homewood could be transformed into a community pet pantry. Read more

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Members of the Homewood City Council and other essential staff were the only ones present in council chambers Monday night — each sitting about six feet apart — amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Meetings in April will also be online-only. Read more

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Mayor Scott McBrayer, councilors, city leaders, state representatives and others spoke on a Zoom conference call Tuesday to discuss COVID-19 updates, unemployment and sick leave benefits, SBA loans and more. Read more

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Photo by Ingrid Schnader

Tiffany Slocum and her children created this We Heart Homewood chalk mural on their fence on Windsor Drive. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve been stuck at home, so they took on this art project to bring “a little happiness” to the neighborhood. Read more

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Real and Rosemary delivery donations

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Customers can go to Real & Rosemary's online ordering website and select a Hero Meal or Hero Coffee from the menu. Their purchases are matched one-to-one by a food or coffee donation to doctors, nurses and medical support at UAB Hospital. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

Runners who register will receive a race T-shirt, swag bag and a bandana for their dog. Runners and racegoers will also be able to enjoy music and food from local food trucks after the race. Read more

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The Way of the Cross 4-19-19

Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The Way of the Cross is a communal procession that commences at Homewood Central Park and makes stops before arriving at Edgewood Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Read more

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Packed Lunches from HBC

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

When the owners of Homewood Bagel Company found out school was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they decided to use their resources to feed children in need. Read more

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Homewood City Schools superintendent Bill Cleveland

Lexi Coon

Cleveland, who has been superintendent for 12 years, had plans to retire June 30. But among uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, he announced Tuesday that he will temporarily delay retirement. Read more

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The state will reassess what to do during the 2 1/2- week break, state schools Superintendent Eric Mackey said Friday. Read more

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Birmingham Legion Football Club

Photo by Erin Nelson.

The USL started in 2011 and has grown steadily, with Legion FC becoming one of the newest additions to its Championship division last season. The Birmingham area supported its club well in year one. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Knight Eady.

Elevate the Stage was created to provide a championship-caliber platform for gymnasts to compete across America, according to the news release. Read more

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After dozens of residents at the March 9 City Council meeting spoke for and against the rezoning of 1619 Oxmoor Road, the Council carried the item over and will take action on the item at the March 30 meeting. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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The rezoning of a lot for Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and a final development plan for a new hotel on U.S. 280 were approved at the meeting on March 3. Read more

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On Tuesday, March 3, Alabama voters will participate in the presidential primary elections and primary elections for U.S. Senate and several state and county positions. Read more

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