Sam Chandler, a sports writer for Starnes Publishing since October 2015, won first place in the Best Sportswriter competition and the current events on-site competition for the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference. more

Feb 24, 2017 3:08 PM Faces

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Desert Island Supply Co. nonprofit promotes writing program for students in Woodlawn school system. more

Dec 29, 2016 9:39 AM Faces


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Woodlawn High School senior Jayla Kirkland is one of the nation's top up-and-coming sprinters. Her ceiling is high; her drive is even higher. more

Nov 22, 2016 1:48 PM Faces


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Prior to last November, Samuel Yates said the Birmingham metro area did not have a company devoted to solar energy power systems. more

Jul 28, 2016 3:07 PM Business


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Since Alabama’s oldest nonprofit recycling center moved to a new location in the spring, its operators have been able to keep more of Birmingham’s trash out of landfills. more

Jul 28, 2016 3:05 PM Business

Tiny House Roadshow

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The Tiny House Roadshow kicked off its three-day event at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on Friday, July 22. The host builder, James Brewer, said he expects between 15,00 0 to 35,000 people to attend. more

Jul 22, 2016 4:41 PM Happenings


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After 19 years in the mainstream construction business, James Brewer decided to shrink his professional scope. Now, the Mount Olive-based builder solely serves an expanding niche: the tiny house community. more

Jun 24, 2016 2:23 PM Happenings