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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

City of Mobile to Unveil New Future Land Use and Major Street Plans

As directed by the Map for Mobile, the City of Mobile is unveiling the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan on Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is also hosting a zoning workshop to gain further feedback from citizens on the zoning framework.

Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment

Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in support of the legislature’s effort to better fund roads and bridges: “I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring more jobs and businesses to our state, creating opportunities for everyone

Financings Spur Value-Add Investment for Birmingham Apartments

JLL’s Capital Markets experts today announced the firm provided financing for the acquisition of Goodall-Brown Lofts and Fix Play Lofts, two multifamily assets located in Birmingham, Alabama. Highland Real Estate Capital purchased the buildings. More...

Governor Awards $37.2 Million to Assist Low-Income Families with Energy Costs

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday awarded grants totaling $37.2 million to assist low-income families in Alabama with home energy bills. Due to the recent storms in Alabama, the Governor has fast tracked these grants in order for funds to be distributed immediately.

Former Miss America to speak at benefit dinner in Athens

Dr. Deidre Downs Gunn, UAB Physician, Miss America 2005 and co-founder of Alabama's Curing Childhood Cancer specialty license plate, will speak at Hope for the Holidays, the annual benefit dinner of Team Victory for All presented by Preston Builders

Central Library to host small business, foreclosure prevention, hiring workshops on Monday, Nov. 14

If you are looking for a job, desiring to protect your business from cyber criminals, or desiring tips on how to fight off foreclosure, make plans to visit the Birmingham Public Library's downtown location on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The Central Library, 2100 Park Place, will host three free workshops: "The Hiring Process for Jefferson County," "How to Avoid Foreclosure," and "Cyber Security Made Simple."

Governor Bentley Announces Grants for Chambers and Cleburne Counties

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday awarded three Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to the cities of Valley and Lanett and the Cleburne County Commission.

3 inducted into Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame

Wrendon Davis of Davis Plumbing Company in Birmingham, Joe Hocklander of Mobile Gas, and Cliff Pitman of H.C. Pitman Inc. in Fairhope were this year's inductees into the Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame, the highest honor presented by the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA)

Home Builders Association of Alabama presents annual awards

The Home Builders Association of Alabama honored several individual members and local Home Builders Associations with awards during its 2016 Annual Convention recently in Nashville. Jeremy Wright of Pelham was named the (HBAA)'s Jerry Kyser Builder of the Year for 2016. Johnson, of J. Wright Building Company, is a member of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders.

Governor Bentley Announces Infrastructure Grant for West Alabama Community

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was awarded to the city of Brent. The grant will fund the replacement of a main sewer line serving nearly 600 residents in the central part of the city.

Shelby Statement on the CFPB’s Unconstitutional Structure

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today released the following statement after a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional

Boo at Bellingrath is Oct. 29 at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home will present a brand-new Halloween event, Boo at Bellingrath, on Saturday, Oct. 29. Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and come to the Gardens for a day of spooky fun! The Gardens will be filled with Halloween-themed inflatables to guide visitors along the pathways to the Great Lawn. Local businesses and organizations will set up numerous treat stations to hand out candy and trinkets to guests.

Central Library AC update – Reduced hours extending into next week

Due to repairs necessary to fix air conditioning issues, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) announced today that reduced operating hours in its East Building at 2100 Park Place downtown will be extending into next week (early August). Trst

Alabama Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Conspiracy Involving Foreclosed Homes

An Alabama real estate investor pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions held in southern Alabama, the Department of Justice announced today.

Byrne Sends Letter Opposing Housing Migrant Children in Baldwin County

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) partnered with Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) in sending a letter to the Obama Administration urging them to reject efforts to house migrant children at Navy airfields in Baldwin County, Ala.

Retail Specialists hires commercial real estate industry vet

Retail Specialists is pleased to announce the newest member of its team, Beau Young, who will serve as senior vice president specializing in shopping center development, management, acquisition re-development and anchor leasing.

FirstBank Mortgage’s Hammond ranked as one of the nation’s top originators

FirstBank Mortgage congratulates Adam Hammond for ranking as a Scotsman Guide 2015 Top Originator. Hammond was ranked No. 159 in Most Closed Loans, closing 318 loans and producing $60.3 Million in volume for 2015

Shelton receives national honor from the National Association of Home Builders

Philip Shelton, president of Shelton Construction Inc. in Decatur, has been named the 2015 Graduate Master Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Applauds the Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling in Voting Rights Case

Sewell says Supreme Court decision makes it clear that all people matter and all people should be counted. Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the Evenwel v. Abbott case upholding state and locality power to continue to draw its legislative districts based on total population