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Home buyers seminar Saturday 7/18

Consumer Credit Counseling Service provides consumers in Southwest Alabama with assistance in managing personal finances, both preventive - for those wanting to avoid serious financial problems and rehabilitative - for those who are experiencing financial problems.

Air Hydro Power is excited to announce that Jeff McNeill will be the new...

Mr. McNeill joined AHP in 2001, bringing with him 11 years of management experience in the industrial field. During his time at other AHP, Jeff was manager at AHP Lexington, Kentucky for three years and AHP Elizabethtown, Kentucky for eight years. Jeff has experience as a Parker Connector Specialist as well as being a Certified Technician. Jeff and his family moved from Elizabethtown, KY to be a part of the Birmingham, AL community.

Amanda Howard Real Estate announces new director of operations

Amanda Howard Real Estate recently named Elizabeth 'Beth' Riggs their new Director of Operations. Beth has been with Amanda Howard Real Estate for four years working her way up starting with an entry level position with the company as a Director of First Impressions.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Announces $3.7 Million in Funding to Revitalize the Powell School Building

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $3.7 Million loan to the City of Birmingham to revitalize the Powell School Building

Palmer on the Supreme Court’s EPA Decision

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) notes the Supreme Court‘s decision in Michigan v. EPA, where the court concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency ‘unreasonably’ failed to take into account the costs of the new mercury emissions standards aimed at coal-fired power plants before deciding to pursue them and gives the following statement

Alabama One Credit Union files lawsuit against chief legal advisor to Gov. Bentley, State...

One of Alabama's largest credit unions today filed a federal lawsuit against Alabama public officials, including a state senator and a senior aide to the governor, local attorneys, and others, alleging conspiracy and abuse of power emanating from Gov. Robert Bentley's office to coerce tens of millions of dollars in legal settlements from the credit union after it received clean bills of health from state and federal regulators

“Gardening with Succulents” seminar at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Learn how to decorate with succulents when you attend the July 8 Wonderful Wednesdays seminar at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Join Sherry Melton and Molly Dickson of Zimlich's Patio Shop as they demonstrate how to create decorative wreaths and picture frames with tiny succulent plants during the session

Former Boaz Housing Authority Comptroller Charged with Theft of HUD Funds

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former comptroller for the Boaz Housing Authority with stealing federal Housing and Urban Development funds, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and HUD Special Agent in Charge Nadine E. Gurley.

Modifications to Settlement with Alabama Power Company Will Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice today lodged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama a proposed modification of a prior 2006 consent decree with Alabama Power Company that will secure further reductions of harmful air pollutants, primarily sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), from three of the company’s coal-fired power plants in Alabama. The proposed modifications, if entered by the court, will resolve the remaining claims in a long-running case that alleged violations of the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review program


Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) released the following statement regarding H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act, that passed the House today on a 247-180 vote. As background, in 2014 the EPA proposed a "Clean Power Plan" rule that requires each state to submit federally enforceable carbon dioxide goals for their electricity generation systems and increases Tennessee Valley utility costs by another 9.4% by 2020. The Ratepayer Protection Act blocks the EPA's Clean Power Plan rule.

Shelby Opposes TPA Bill, Ceding Power to President Obama

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement after his vote against authorizing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA

Transworld Business Advisors of Alabama joins the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama

Transworld Business Advisors of Alabama has announced that it has become an active member in the Alabama chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Association. ABC of Alabama is a construction industry trade association representing nearly 600 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work

Local event venue to host open house and free business breakfast

The Grandma Home House Retreat (TGHHR), an event venue equipped with a certified event planner in Pike Road, Ala., will host an open house and business breakfast on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 8-9 a.m.


The movement among Americans toward a decent, honest populism—toward a refocusing on the needs of American citizens and American interests—grows stronger by the day. Every vote to come before Congress, beginning with the next fast-track push, will face this test: does your plan strengthen or weaken the social and economic position of the loyal, everyday working American?

Trade Framework Bill Enhances Congressional Oversight

Congress gave itself additional influence and oversight on international trade Friday, as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass strengthened parameters for U.S. trade agreements.

REALTORS® to honor Birmingham’s veterans with gift bags

To honor Birmingham and Alabama's Veterans, REALTORS® from the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® will be delivering gift bags to residents at Birmingham's Veteran's Hospital on Thursday, June 11


Last night, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) offered two amendments to the FY16 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Act, which sought to eliminate federal government subsidies of Amtrak, thus forcing Amtrak to operate in the black. The Congressional Research Service reports that, from 1971 to 2015, federal Amtrak subsidies totaled $78 billion (in constant 2015 dollars). In Fiscal Year 2014, Amtrak had a net loss of $1.1 billion. The House voted on Brooks’ amendments this afternoon and they were not adopted

Mayor Stimpson reopens free, downtown parking lot

Mayor Sandy Stimpson today reopened the CSX parking lot located on Water Street. The city-owned lot, on the east side of Water near the foot of Government Street, is free and open to the public.


Passco Companies, LLC has acquired The Arlington at Eastern Shore, a 300-unit, Class-A multifamily community located in the Spanish Fort suburb of Mobile, Alabama. The property was acquired using Fannie Mae financing, according to Gary Goodman, Senior Vice President Acquisitions of Passco Companies LLC

Rep. Ellison Applauds EPA’s Final Clean Water Rule

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final Clean Water Rule.

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County

As Alabamians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the March 3 tornadoes and straight-line winds, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Lee County are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer