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Playgroups offer rural families a head start on school

By Liz Bell Hechinger Report Rocky Mount, N.C. — On a June morning in this rural eastern North Carolina community, about a dozen families grabbed the...

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

By John Heilprin and Francis Kokutse Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the...

Accelerator program propels Birmingham startups to successful launches

By Alicia Rohan Alabama NewsCenter Fledging – one of seven student-led ventures of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Commercialization Accelerator – has moved into Innovation Depot, allowing students to work...

Alabama Power’s John Hudson and Jeff Peoples named to new executive...

AlabamaNewsCenter.com Two long-standing Alabama Power executives have been named to new roles of increased responsibility within the Southern Company system. John Hudson has been named executive...

Jay Roberson explains why he’s stepping down from Birmingham City Council

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Jay Roberson announced Thursday that he will step down from his District 7 Birmingham City Council seat on September 10. Roberson...

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

By Messfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such...

Students helped build school they will soon occupy in Ensley

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Jaiden Storey worked a job this summer that few students have ever experienced. The 13-year-old spent time building a school...

Parents excited about opportunities the ‘Build UP’ school provides

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Lemar Storey was hesitant at first about enrolling his 13-year-old son, Jaiden, at a “nontraditional” school, where the focus is...

Principal of Build UP Ensley brings workforce development experience

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Building and teaching are what Ruben Morris is all about. So, when he found out about a school that combines...

How Pageant Winner Annie Avery, 80, Wants Seniors To Live The...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This new series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens...

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