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How zoo officials ensure that the animals remain protected

By Ameera Steward  The Birmingham TimesAt one time, most animals came to the zoo from the wild, but now that’s rare, said Roger Torbert, Birmingham Zoo Vice President...

The Birmingham Zoo attracts about 600,000 annually. What some had to...

By Ameera Steward  The Birmingham Times   The Birmingham Zoo is the largest in Alabama and averages about 600,000 visitors annually. Here’s what some had to say:  Lawonda Jackson, Columbus, Miss.  “ love coming out and looking at...

Ongoing building plans at the Birmingham Zoo include these

By Ameera Steward  The Birmingham Times   Building plans for the Birmingham Zoo are ongoing, according to Roger Torbert, Vice President of Education.  In June, the zoo held a ribbon cutting and...

Asthetik, new studio, hosts grand opening for creatives and millennials

Je’Don Holloway-Talley  For The Birmingham Times Asthetik, a new creative studio on the north side of Birmingham’s downtown district, held its grand opening on June 29...

Stress Management Health event July 13 at the Downtown Public Library

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson  Stress dominates our lives if we don’t develop healthy coping mechanisms. Stress can have a detrimental impact on our mental and physical...

Uganda native reflects on Israel bringing safe water tech to remote...

By Jahan Berns   I read recently about two young newly-graduated Israeli water engineers, Selda Edris and Mayes Morad, who went to a rural community in Uganda and gave the gift of life, i.e....

These groups received $107K from city to help with violence reduction

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times TeAndria Ellis remembers when her brother was killed seven years ago at the age of 22. The teens who killed...

City to consider halt on self-storage facilities downtown

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The Birmingham City Council will consider limiting the number of new self-storage facilities in downtown because they take up a...

Ex-offenders get fresh start at Second Chances Hiring Fair

Times staff report Kevin Bolden came to the Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham on Friday looking for a second chance. He found one. Bolden said he...

Huffman High School Teacher Dies in the Dominican Republic

Times staff report The Birmingham City Schools has released a statement confirming the death of Alicia Williams, a ninth-grade English teacher at Huffman High School. The...

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