Tag Archives: vestavia hills

Mt. Brook mini-crime spree

I’ve lived most of my life in the over the mountain communities of Mt. Brook and Vestavia Hills. I’ve worked most of my life in the City of Birmingham—primarily downtown. I’ve never felt unsafe in the suburbs or in Birmingham. … Continue reading

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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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