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Photo courtesy of City of Vestavia Hills.

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more


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. Read more

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


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. Read more

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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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more


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


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


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. Read more

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


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


Cas McWaters

photo by Jeff Thompson


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. Read more


0513 City Manager Search

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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. Read more


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. Read more


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