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Frizzy haired girl: Do I stay in Birmingham?

Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on better government for our region. Today’s guest blogger is  Katie Turpen. (We love when young professionals are guest bloggers) Growing up within the walls of Vestavia Hills, I was … Continue reading

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Your local 911 call could kill you

Will your 911 cell phone call save you in an emergency? Maybe not if you’re calling from within our region. I have a friend who witnessed a wreck near Blue Lake Road off of Hwy 280. He immediately dialed 911 … Continue reading

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There’s no way in hell we’ll ever work together

  Leadership Birmingham is a diverse group of Birmingham citizens who are selected each year to study Birmingham’s problems and opportunities and then go out and make a difference. I was in the class of 1992 and when I graduated … Continue reading

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Can our suburbs survive if Birmingham is a donut hole?

I live in Vestavia Hills—I don’t really want to live around a donut hole. The numbers are frightening. Birmingham’s population fell… 12% in the 60’s 5% in the 70’s 6% in the 80’s 9% in the 90’s 12% in the … Continue reading

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