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Build UP Birmingham changing families’ lives one home at a time

By Bob Blalock Alabama Newscenter The low rumble of a tractor-trailer’s idling engine punctures the stillness of a late spring night in Homewood. Workmen talk in...

Dr. Perry Ward, Lawson State President, Announces Retirement After 33 years

lawsonstate.edu Dr. Perry W. Ward, president of Lawson State Community College has announced his retirement, effective August 31. Ward’s retirement closes a chapter of leadership that...

Douglas Jackson: Kikstart Inc. Founder, Back Home to Serve Those in...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Growing up in the Ensley community, Douglas Jackson can remember helping his grandparents to pass out meals after church...

How three Birmingham-area groups Thrive Together 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times   Thrive Together Jefferson County does just that in East Birmingham. The combination of three nonprofits—Hope Inspired Ministries, which provides workforce training;...

President and CEO Melanie Bridgeforth: The Power of Building Equity for...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Melanie Bridgeforth’s entire career has been about building equity—something she continues to do as president and CEO of The Women’s...

Habitat for Humanity Builds 14 Homes in One Week

By Dennis Washington Alabama NewsCenter To say Tonya Torrance is happy would be an understatement. “It feels great. It’s a feeling that can’t be explained.” Torrance and her...

UAB’s Sowing the Seeds of Health celebrates 15 years of service...

By Adam Pope UAB News For the past 15 years, the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in partnership with local organizations, has organized...

Girl Scouts Gather in Birmingham For Leadership Summit

Special to The Times  Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Alabama attended the 2019 G.I.R.L. Leadership Summit earlier this month at Samford University in Birmingham. This...

Rebuilding Titusville Community with $300M in Investments

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Picture the Titusville you grew to know and love, a place with miles of land and even more potential. There’s...

Who Are Names Behind Some of Titusville’s Biggest Developments

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Ronald Bayles may not live in the Titusville community, but it is where he has attended church for the past...

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