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These are our people

Birmingham's Levite Jewish Community Center opens up about receiving four bomb threats in three months during the start of 2017 — and the silver lining that accompanied them.

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Pooch Plunge sees hundreds for howling good time

Hundreds of two- and four-legged friends gathered at the Levite JCC outdoor pool for one last hurrah in the summer of 2017. 

(Photos and video by Lexi Coon)

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Mayoral elections: Woodfin defeats Bell

Randall Woodfin ousted William Bell from the mayor's seat after a runoff in the 2017 Birmingham Mayoral Elections.

(Photos by Lexi Coon, writing by Jesse Chambers)


Rep. Gary Palmer hosts town hall

Local constituents speak their mind during a town hall hosted by Rep. Gary Palmer in Feb. 2017.

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'The biggest day in Smith's history'

Store owner Jim Glazner speaks about how the eclipse of 2017 helped save his valued family business and kept him from selling it, which left the Mountain Brook community overjoyed.


'The real deal'

It's not often you can find a full-service filling station these days, but in Mountain Brook, one remains a staple in the community: the Crestline Shell.


A heart filled with joy

Ninth-grade softball manager Lindsay Davis doesn't let Down syndrome keep her from living her best life and encouraging other's to follow suit. 


In loving memory

Family members of the late Will Twiford discuss the dangers of drugs and their decision to honor him with a memorial bench in Jemison Park in Mountain Brook, AL.


Looking long-term

Malls around the country may be facing the stigma that they are 'failing,' but Brookwood Village has a plan for their vacancies.