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City Hall rendering

Photo courtesy of City of Vestavia Hills.

In the coming months, the first steps in transforming the U.S. 31 corridor will begin. more

Feb 21, 2014 12:39 PM , News

Winter Storm Leon 280 280 is impassable in many areas.

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Executive Editor Jeff Thompson shares a personal account of the events of Winter Storm Leon. more

Jan 30, 2014 4:34 PM Editor's Perspective

Winter Storm Leon 1-65 I-65 Southbound.

Photo by Dan Starnes.

Though some of these reports are unconfirmed, here is everything we’ve been able to gather about traffic on major thoroughfares in the greater Birmingham area. more

Jan 29, 2014 11:42 AM News 1 Comments

Doug Brown Trips for Kids

Photo by Jeff Thompson

Doug Brown recently decided it was time for a change. He was dividing his days between working and riding his bicycle, and he still wanted to do both, just not in the for-profit sector anymore. more

Jan 26, 2014 12:28 PM People

When you spend $1 in the city and the register rings up $1.09, do you ever wonder what happens to that 9 cents? “Shop Vestavia Hills” — you hear it all over town, and that 9 cents is why. more

Nov 25, 2013 4:13 PM , News

Sept. 11, Vestavia Hills and Homewood joined with the City of Mountain Brook in dedicating beam from the World Trade Center. more

Sep 11, 2013 1:37 PM News

Vestavia Hills Economic Development Director Fred Baughman's probationary employment is slated to end on Sept. 20, making way for a new system designed by City Manager Jeff Downes. more

Sep 6, 2013 5:14 PM , News

This month, Alabama’s State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice will provide Vestavia Hills parents with the opportunity to learn more about education from the state’s perspective. more

Sep 3, 2013 8:46 PM News

0813 Rocky Ridge Road

Image courtesy of ALDOT.

As a late addition to the Alabama Department of Transportation’s U.S. 280 Intersection Improvement Project, Rocky Ridge Road could be more manageable for drivers around the beginning of August. more

Aug 5, 2013 5:55 PM News

While it could still be months away, there might be reason to celebrate – specifically for everyone in Jefferson County who owns a vehicle. Local cities are discussing means to make it easier to renew your registration. more

Aug 5, 2013 5:53 PM News

Jeffrey Downes will be the executive leader of the city, forming the point of the pyramid for city administration. His position rests just beneath the mayor and Council. more

Jun 27, 2013 1:30 PM News

Vestavia Hills resident, Peter Kirchikov, discusses his life in communist Russia and how it inspired his book, Walnuts on my Bookshelf. more

Jun 27, 2013 1:15 PM People

The City of Vestavia Hills announced Jeffrey Downes as it's next city manager, pending Council approval. Downs is expected to start in July. more

Jun 6, 2013 10:27 AM News

Coy and Mac Macoy

Photo courtsey Adrienne Macoy

Only two Vestavia High School students have placed first in the Boys AHSAA Cross Country State Championships. The second was Mac Macoy. The first was his father. more

May 29, 2013 6:11 PM Sports 2 Comments

An Automatic Aid Agreement between Hoover and Vestavia will generate improvement in emergency situations for citizens living near these cities' divide. more

May 29, 2013 6:10 PM News

The Wing Ding food festival will bring the community together and raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. more

May 29, 2013 5:54 PM People

Cas McWaters

photo by Jeff Thompson

May 29, 2013 5:47 PM People

0513 Soccer State Champs

Photo courtesy of Heather Ward.

The stakes were higher this time, but it was business as usual for the Vestavia Hills and Oak Mountain High School Varsity Boys Soccer teams. more

May 13, 2013 4:08 PM Sports

0513 City Manager Search

Photos from, in order, auburnalabama.org, montgomeryal.gov, sarpc.org and gulfcoastnewstoday.com.

The search for Vestavia Hills’ next city manager took another step forward in April as the City Council conducted interviews with its four finalists for the job. more

May 8, 2013 3:18 PM News

0531 US 31 Redevelopment Image

Rendering from the US-31 Corridor Redevelopment Plan.

Because sales tax is monumentally important to a city’s growth and development, the US-31 Corridor Redevelopment Plan was created to reinvent this seemingly listless piece of the area’s livelihood. more

Apr 23, 2013 3:31 PM News

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