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Pro-Tem Roberson & special guest Dr. Bernice King help train youth in summer nonviolence camp

July 19, 2015

The daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King is continuing the fight for non-violence. Dr. Bernice King, along with Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson, spoke to area youth during the 4th Annual Summer Camp NOW at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Nonviolence Opportunity Watch, or NOW, is a one week camp that draws […]

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Volunteers from around the country join councilors to rehab homes in Birmingham

July 17, 2015

Restoring Birmingham’s neighborhoods is the city council’s top priority. So councilors are partnering with groups like Metro Changers to help rehab low to moderate-income homes. More than 200 volunteers from as far away as Oklahoma, Illinois and Florida are painting, repairing roofs and doing other light construction. The group recruits volunteers while the city helps […]

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Patriotic sounds- Air Force “Band of the West” plays in Birmingham on July 4th

July 10, 2015

Hundreds turn out on Independence Day to hear the patriotic sound of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West at The Southern Museum of Flight. The 45 member ensemble performs for military ceremonies, educational clinics, and public concerts throughout the United States. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit

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District 8 “Man-Up Breakfast” inspires young men to love & preserve family values

July 9, 2015

Food, fellowship and family were key elements for the 4th annual  Man-up breakfast. District 8 Councilor Steven Hoyt believes a father or male figure can make all the difference in a young man’s life. Love, preserving family values and bridging the gap with law enforcement were part of the discussion this year.  

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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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