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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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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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