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City council finally meets with UAB President Dr. Watts, but football wasn’t the only subject

June 30, 2015

City leaders have been clear that revitalized neighborhoods are a high priority and maintaining a strong relationship with UAB is vital in making that happen. The council had asked for a meeting with Dr. Watts during the decision making process for UAB football, but in the end President Austin says they got exactly what they […]

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District six health fair helps over 2,000 residents

June 28, 2015

Keeping residents healthy, happy and wise was the goal behind the District six health fair.  Councilor Sheila Tyson helped sponsor the event at Princeton Towers which brought out more than 2,000 visitors.

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Inaugural “Pappa Jack Baseball Classic” pulls in huge crowd & “Sportskid of the Year” Mona Davis

June 27, 2015

Rickwood Field has seen its share of amazing athletes, and now the “Sportskid of the Year”, Mona Davis, is added to that list. The inaugural “Pappa Jack Youth Baseball Classic” brought a crowd from all over the country to watch Davis and the Youth Birmingham Black Barons. Ron Jackson, better known as “Pappa Jack”, was […]

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Open container ordinance approved for Birmingham’s Uptown District

April 2, 2015

Birmingham is hoping to help boost tourism dollars by allowing visitors the opportunity to carry an alcoholic beverage from venue to venue. As part of this new open container ordinance, customers will be supplied designated cups for alcohol as they walk around the Uptown district. Acceptable areas for open containers will include the park across from the Westin Hotel, the […]

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Speaking on the World Stage: Birmingham City Council President Heads to Switzerland in Hopes of Bringing the World Games to Birmingham

January 19, 2015

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                       Monday, January 19, 2015 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – As the City of Birmingham makes it’s final pitch for the 2021 World Games Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin will head to Switzerland with one goal in mind, and that’s to win big. Birmingham is among three other […]

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