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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Walt Harris wants to prove he’s ‘the best in the world." Read more

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Ed.

One year ago, Walter Carr made national headlines for taking an unconventional route to work. Carr walked 20 miles in the middle of the night in July 2018 when his car broke down on the way to his first move with Bellhops. Read more

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Lawrence Corley has been elected president of Homewood Rotary Club for the 2019-20 club year. Read more

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Dr. Paul Doran was recognized for nine years of distinguished service on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees at the July board meeting. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Henry Hughes.

Local volunteers representing the city of Homewood started an urban tree inventory on July 1 that will continue through the summer. The study is being conducted by the Homewood Environmental Commission. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Amy Milam.

The Homewood Environmental Commission was recognized by the Alabama Forestry Commission on June 25 for beginning Homewood’s second year as a Tree City U.S.A. Read more

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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic (OLS) School fifth-grader Violetta Rohr was recently a national competitor in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read more

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Seventh-grader Maggie Von Hagel, a student at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Read more

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The Dance Foundation (TDF) teaching artist Therese Laeger recently was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts for a program she is developing called "The ART of Teaching Ballet." Read more

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Parks and Recreation Superintendent Rusty Holley said this year’s festival is set for Thursday, July 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. and will take place along 18th Street South, as well as part of 29th Street South. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Through Rock Steady Boxing, Julian aims to “fight back” with a class designed to aid people with Parkinson’s disease. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Sweet Peas Garden Shop.

Keeping outdoor plants alive in the heat of an Alabama summer can be a challenge, but there are some steps you can take to keep them healthy and thriving. Read more

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The tornado outbreak that hit the Southeast in April 2011 tore through Alabama with horrifying force, killing 238 people. Read more

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Homewood native Grace Sullivan, 16, received a national Gold Medal at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 7 for her personal essay/memoir. Read more

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Six Jefferson County college students, including two from Homewood, got a little tuition relief for the 2019-20 school year through a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the competitive Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School.

On April 26, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School hosted its sixth annual Rey of Hope Gala at The Club. Read more

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Homewood Fire Department supports rescue efforts around region. Read more

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Vulcan Park and Museum will host its annual tribute to the world’s largest cast-iron statue — Vulcan’s 115th Birthday Bash — on Sunday, June 2, 1-5 p.m. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Shades Valley Lutheran Church.

Shades Valley Lutheran Church will hold their 17th annual garage sale on June 7-8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Read more

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On June 8, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly will host its annual flag retirement ceremony on top of the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church parking deck. Read more

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