Fred Hawkins

Fred Hawkins receives city resolution

Sydney Cromwell

Four council members will be replaced in the 2016-2020 term. Read more



Emily Featherston

Attending citizens were concerned about a strong-odor problem they claim is coming from the Barber and Mayfield plants. Read more


Patriot Park Revamp

Photo by Ana Good.

Justin Limbaugh is part of the group of neighbors organizing a street festival at the park Friday, Oct. 23. The goal, said Limbaugh, is that Homewood residents from across the city attend the event. Read more

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Public Safety Committee

Sydney Cromwell

The public safety committee also discussed the problem of victims being unwilling to file complaints. Mike Kendrick said that in order for police to respond to a dog attack, they must either witness the incident or act upon a formal complaint. Read more


Econo Lodge

Courtesy of Sain Associates.

The future of the Oxmoor Road Econo Lodge is still in limbo after a meeting of the Community Development Review Committee (CDRC) on July 30. Read more

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Hometown Market and Mr. Chen's Restaurant

Courtesy of City of Homewood

The newest tenant in the former Mazer's building, Hometown Market and Mr. Chen's Chinese Restaurant, had its sign variance approved at the July 27 city council meeting. Read more


Oak Grove Road paving and lighting project

Sydney Cromwell

Ward 2 Representative Fred Hawkins said the committee received three bids for the project, which involves redesigning the section of Oak Grove Road between Oxmoor Road and Hall Avenue. Read more

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Oak Grove Home Sewage Work

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Within seven hours on Sunday, a Go Fund Me site fundraising goal of $600 had been surpassed. Altogether, $1,100 was raised in less than a 24 hours to assist a neighbor in Oak Grove. Read more


Billboard Kmart Map

Illustration by Emily VanderMey.

Ward 2 Place 1 Representative Fred Hawkins said New Point has applied for a permit with the city to relocate the billboard behind the Kmart on Green Springs Highway. Hawkins said that the new location is at least 600 feet from the nearest home. Read more

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BJCTA bus talks continue

Sydney Cromwell

In a close 5-4 vote, the city council voted to continue full funding for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority’s bus services for three months while the city continues to work toward a new agreement. Read more


West Homewood District rezoning

Image from West Homewood District Form-Based Code

During a meeting April 1, the Homewood Planning Commission voted 6-0 to recommend bringing properties along Oxmoor Road, Oak Grove Road and Scott Street into the West Homewood District. Read more

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