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Foster spent the past nine years serving as both a member and vice chair of the Board of Zoning Adjustments and the Planning Commission. Read more

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Quimby is the regional manager of southwestern and major projects at Security Engineers Inc. This is his first run for municipal office. Read more

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Simmons is the director of recruiting and professional development for the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at the University of Alabama. This is her first run for municipal office. Read more

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Harris is a professional mixed martial artist and the stepfather of the late Aniah Blanchard, who was kidnapped and killed last year. This is his first run for municipal office. Read more

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The Communicator of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by NFPW upon those members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their field. Read more

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The Harrises had something else to celebrate on June 22, too: it was the official launch date of Aniah’s Heart, a nonprofit organization in honor of Blanchard. The primary goal will be to educate the community about personal safety habits. Read more

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Bayles is a Homewood native and is the director of client engagement for Employment Screening Services. This is her first run for municipal office. Read more

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Wolverton, 36, was elected in 2016 to represent Ward 2. During his time on council, Wolverton helped bring $55 million in new capital improvements into Ward 2, he said. Read more

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Jones served on the Homewood City Council from 1996-2004 and from 2008 to present. He was appointed as the Homewood City Council President pro-tempore in 2000 and has chaired the Finance Committee since 2012. Read more

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Goodwin will be engaging with the volunteers who serve on the local board of directors, as well as continuing with fundraising opportunities supporting the work that the Red Cross does through generous small and large donations. Read more

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Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 4304 coordinated the event and grilled several thousand pounds of meat that could be pre-ordered and bought in bulk July 2-3 or as part of a variety of plates on July 3-4. Read more

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When describing the category of his writings, Myrick said there’s no place it can exist. It’s a mix of thriller, suspense, military action, Christian, time travel and science fiction all packed into one book. Read more

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Bates was born in Homewood and graduated from Homewood High School in 1988. He manages a small business in Homewood called EnPower Solutions. This is his first run for municipal office. Read more

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Haines is an instructor at UAB in the math department. He has been an active observer of local politics, he said, and this is his first political campaign. Read more

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Sims works in a management role at a nonprofit organization serving Jefferson and surrounding counties. This will be Sims' first run for municipal office, and he said he's been involved with policy work throughout his career. Read more

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Nelms is the former constituent services representative in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Richard Shelby and former constituent services representative in the U.S. House of Representatives for Congresswoman Terri Sewell. Read more

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Isbell is a lifelong Homewood resident and a 2010 graduate of Homewood High School. He has not served on the council before, but in 2019, he was interviewed for the position after Peter Wright left his Ward 5 seat to become City Council president. Read more

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Her purpose in writing these books is to empower girls through faith and to empower moms to help their daughters. Read more

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Ward 1 City Councilman Britt Thames announced he will be seeking reelection for his position in this year’s election. Thames has lived in Homewood since 2009. He was elected in 2012 to serve Ward 1 and has served two terms on the council. Read more

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Homewood resident Melanie Geer announced her candidacy for the Homewood City Council in Ward 1. She said she decided to run for council after years of participating in neighborhood and council meetings. Read more

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