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Vote 2017: Birmingham municipal runoff election results

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Video: Randall Woodfin’s victory speech

Vote 2017Another day, another mayor. Results from Tuesday’s runoff election in Birmingham.

Voter turnout was 35 percent.

I = incumbent

  • Winner in red

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Vote 2017: Birmingham runoffs for the heck of it

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Theatre District mural

Photo: Adam Jones (CC)

Let’s hit the polls one more time, Birmingham. We have some unfinished business from August.

Vote 2017Polling places are open till 7 tonight.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call the city clerk’s office at (205) 254-2290.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov. This PDF list has the all the polling locations.

Note: District boundaries changed in 2011; check for your correct district on this PDF map.

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit her site, StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Check out this sample ballot.

You’re voting for Birmingham mayor, and for a few districts, a city council representative and a board of education member.

  • Mayor: William Bell (I), Randall Woodfin
  • City Council
    • District 2: Kim Rafferty (I), Hunter Williams
    • District 5: Johnathan Austin (I), Darrell O’Quinn
    • District 9: Earl Hilliard, Roderick Royal
  • Board of Education
    • District 1: Douglas Lee Ragland, Cedric Small
    • District 4: Daagye Hendricks (I), Edward Maddox
    • District 5: David T. McKinney, Michael “Mickey” Millsap
    • District 7: Patricia Spigner McAdory, Walter “Big Walt” Wilson
    • District 8: Patricia Bozeman-Henderson, Sonja Q. Smith

I = incumbent

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The Birmingham channel: More Southern than ever

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo for The Club. From Zuleida Aguirre.

Time-lapse footage of I-20/59 downtown. From Mark Almond.

Promo for the Comedy Club Stardome with Eunice Elliott. From StarDome.

Feature on the return of the UAB football program. From Uproxx.

A jaripeo bull riding competition at Rancho el Centenario in Mt. Olive (our vertical video of the week). From Adan Ortega.

At the 2015 Color Run downtown. From Mark Almond.

A simulation of a Birmingham train crossing. From NSFan98.

David Fleming of REV Birmingham talks with Chip Watts of Watts Realty about Flats on 4th on Southside. From Darlene Rotch.

Vlogging about Hurricane Irma. From Johnna Patterson.

Reciting Martin Luther King’s 1963 eulogy for the four girls killed in the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From Joseph Shelton Hall.

Entering Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Tigh Loughhead.

Admiring the scenery (our other vertical video of the week). From Oscar Acosta.

A nighttime skateboard adventure through Birmingham. From Payton Schmitt.

Train downtown. From TrainPochi.

Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan documents his monthlong trip to Antarctica he won from polar travel company Oceanwide Expeditions. From Neoteotihuacan.

The Alabama Heat Elite eighth grade team at the Magic City Basketball League on “Twin Sports TV.” From TwinSportsTV.

The Alabama Heat Elite vs. Mystic. From TwinSportsTV.

A Venezuelan resident shares her story (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ana Carito Méndez.

Driving into UAB. From Blizzard Baby.

Drone footage of paving the Cadence Bank parking lot in Warrior. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Autocar to build $120 million manufacturing plant in Pinson Valley adding nearly 750 jobs.

Dancing or walking or dance-walking. From Javier Cano.

Clockwise, then counterclockwise. From Javier Cano.

A Birmingham police car at the Best Buy on U.S. 280. From Rachel Marie.

Explaining TrueCoders’ mission, a downtown company offering training in coding. From TrueCoders.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

DeJuana Thompson of Birmingham on Birmingham. From Barcelona en Comú.

Trailer for “Recovering Hope,” a documentary by Birmingham freelance videographer Drew Callner that profiles six local people fighting heroin addiction. From David Koonce.

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The Birmingham channel: The great escape

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

When the movie lets out … (our vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Talking with Hurricane Irma evacuees in Birmingham. From WIAT-42.

A look at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Caught in rush hour traffic. From Amilcar Portillo

Birmingham rapper King David holds court. From King David.

Highlights from the Alabama A&M vs. UAB game earlier this month at Legion Field, marking the Blazers’ return to football after 3 years. From HBCU Gameday.

The view from the stands. From Landon Kauhn.

More from the game. From University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Feature on UAB’s Timothy Alexander. From UAB News.

At Red Mountain Park (our other vertical video of the week). From Damian Laster.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean

Drone footage of an abandoned mill. From MBWalter TV.

Drone footage of Uptown, the Westin Birmingham, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and the downtown skyline. From MBWalter TV.

Drone footage of Vulcan and the Saturn 1B rocket in Elkmont near the Alabama-Tennessee border. From DandJjohnson.

Alcorn State vs. Florida International earlier this month at Legion Field, a game moved from Miami because of Hurricane Irma. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

On the beach at Sidebar in Lakeview. From Crooked Tree Productions.

A look at Barons’ pitcher Jordan Guerrero, a prospect for the White Sox. From Sox TV.

Promo for General Seti’s event, “The Art of Leadership During the Time of Crisis,” Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham on Southside. From Sara Suten Seti.

Visiting the Sheraton Birmingham and Uptown. From ShadowSavage Gaming.

Dancing at the nightclub (our other other vertical video of the week). From Catedratico DJ.

The squirrel family (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

A trip to the Birmingham Zoo. From La Palmada Guerrero.

More from the zoo. From La Palmada Guerrero.

Promo for the FXmmXs Fatales Fest fund-raiser, held this past weekend. From Haleigh Black.

Promo for UNITE, a Shelby County missions camp by the Shelby Baptist Association. From SBA.

Preview of the third weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Highlights from the Indian sibling duo Salim-Sulaiman concert earlier this month at Samford University. From Onejamat Diamond Jubilee.

Driving on Preserve Parkway in Hoover. From Paradox Films.

A July birthday trip to Washington via the Amtrak Crescent. From Catherine Graham.

July’s Alumni Classic at Lawson State Community College in Industrial Center, featuring Ensley, Jackson-Olin, Parker and West End. From Arkadia Films.

Former UAB quarterback Sam Hunt tells a story at the UAB House Party earlier this month at Uptown (our final vertical video of the week). From Bigworm6917.

Train. From Railroad Fan Number One.

Vlog from Florida’s Corn Cob Piper. From Corn Cob Piper.

Visiting the Briary in Homewood. From Corn Cob Piper.

Kamtek auto parts plant grand opening in the Echo Highlands neighborhood. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham’s quest to land Amazon’s second headquarters. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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The Birmingham channel: Iron and nine

Monday, September 18th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo for Homewood’s Rob’e Mans Automotive Service. From Rob’e Mans Automotive Service.

In the tunnel at Sloss Furnaces (our vertical video of the week). From Steve Jordan.

Promo for the Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Birmingham Zoo. From Thomas Coiner.

August’s Birmingham Track Club Surprise Social at Brookwood Village in Homewood. From DmMedia.

Summer fun in Birmingham, Atlanta, on the water and at the beach. From Laine Phillips.

Birmingham band the Brook and the Bluff performs “Redbone” in August at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens, Ga. From Athens, Ga., Live Music.

Dash cam footage of a truck crash on I-65 downtown. From Newsflare Clips.

Roland Martin promotes charter schools in August at Bethel Baptist Church in Pratt City. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Promo for Fonteneau and Arnold law firm in Five Points South. From Yellow Pages.

Time-lapse footage of Birmingham artist Patty B. Driscoll working on a still life painting (our other vertical video of the week). From BMA Docents.

Dance battle! From Van Stephens.

Durham singer-songwriter Iron and Wine performs “The Devil Never Sleeps” in August at Saturn in Avondale. From David Gunnells.

Scenes from the 2015 Sickle Cell Walk at Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Sickle Cell.

Music video for “In the Mirror” by rapper Birmingham J featuring Venus. From Tig Knight.

Birmingham-Southern College cuts tuition 50 percent for fall 2018. From Birmingham-Southern College.

Looking for houses to flip in Center Point. From SimplePasiveCashflow dot com.

Flipping a house in Crestwood North. From SimplePasiveCashflow dot com.

Birmingham’s Mason Robbins game-winning RBI in the 11th inning against the Tennessee Smokies in August at Regions Field. From Minor League Baseball.

Preview of the second weekend of high school football earlier this month at Homewood’s Waldrop Stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Welcome video for the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games opening ceremonies. From LJCC.

Highlights from the JCC Maccabi Games. From LJCC.

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The Birmingham channel: By the dark of the moon

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Jessica Wright discusses the Life as Mission program with Murray Lee, pastor of Cahaba Park Church. From Cahaba Park Church.

Hitting the pool at the Shades Valley YMCA in Homewood (our vertical video of the week). From Great Au Pair.

Demo reel for WIAT-42 reporter Jack Royer. From Jack Royer.

Playing Pie Face Showdown. From Great Au Pair.

Panel discussion on the city’s business future in August at the Birmingham School of Law on Southside. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Highlights from the panel. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham rock band Alabama Rose performs in August at Jazzy’s on 1st downtown as part of the Secret Stages festival. From Al Bobulinski.

Drone footage of Sloss Furnaces. From Cullman Aerial and Real Estate Photography.

Starting out on a monthlong RV road trip at a Brookside campground. From Busy Dad RV Life.

Hitting the Riverchase Galleria. From Madison DeGraffenreid.

Preview of the first weekend of high school football in August. From Starnes Publishing.

Visiting a makeup party at El Chile in Homewood. From Vakerita Ma Felix.

Flight simulation from Birmingham to Anniston in “X-Plane.” From John Barefield.

Atlanta wedding band the Funk Brotherhood performs “Kiss” in July at the Club. From Dan Roth.

Promo for Birmingham’s Got Potential talent show/fund-raiser on Sept. 29 at Cahaba Brewing Company in East Avondale. From Max Rykov.

UAB student Tanner Godfrey’s winning presentation on osteoporosis for International Association for Dental Research’s Three-Minute Thesis competition in March in San Francisco. From IADR.

Nashville Southern rock band A Thousand Horses performs in May at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Matthew Paskert.

Washing dogs at the Birmingham Race Course (our other vertical video of the week). From Second Chance Greyhounds.

Talking with nurses. From Robert Fish.

Jason LeSueur of Partners Direct Invest with a home seller (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jason LeSueur.

Highlights from August’s Repticon at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From Vladimir Fuerte.

A glimpse of Innovation Week Birmingham at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Eclipse-mania in August! Alexander City’s Jeffrey Payne proposes to Baylie Kizziah at Vulcan Park (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Alabama NewsCenter.

Time-lapse footage of downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Glimpses from downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Lorenzo March.

One more. From Jay Burnham.

And at Southern Research on Southside. From Alabama NewsCenter.

And another. From Lorenzo March.

And at UAB’s campus. From UAB News.

Another take (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Brxsi TV.

And one more. From Lymvideolth.

An Air Force plane takes off from the 117th Air Refueling Wing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Aidia Mj.

Vlogging at a local hotel (our final vertical video of the week). From Edna Brown.

The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival jingle. From Big Communications.

Birmingham’s Slick Sax performs at Iron City on Southside. From So Fo Real Productions.

A summer of nonstop fun in Birmingham. From Cristina Baeza.

Rushing the stage at the Future concert in August at Legacy Arena downtown. From Global Tech Institute.

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The Birmingham channel: The ram and the obelisk

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Memphis rappers La Chat and Project Pat perform in August at the Birmingham Entertainment Center in the ACIPCO-Finley neighborhood (our vertical video of the week). From Certy Mac.

Dance battle featuring the Dancing Dolls of Birmingham. From William Mcintyre.

Driving on I-65 near West Valley Avenue (our other vertical video of the week). From Sam Aden.

Highlight reel for Wenonah High junior pitcher Gregory Wright at July’s Baseball America Camp held at Birmingham-Southern College. From Katressa Wright-Cooper.

More Wright highlights of fielding and hitting. From Katressa Wright-Cooper.

Orange County hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti performs at Jazz in the Park in August at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens in Arlington-West End. From Ron P.

Los Angeles drummer Glen Sobel performs at the Nick on Southside. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Birmingham musician Rebecca Egeland performs at the Nick. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Birmingham musician Chris Seifert performs at the Nick (our other other vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Birmingham’s People of the Internal Sunshine Band performs at the Nick (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

CJ GetLive performs at the Nick. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Dr. D and Saylor perform at the Nick. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

An old-fashioned tent meeting (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Joey Sammons.

The Velocity Accelerator program’s Demo Day and graduation in August at Covalence downtown. From Covalence.

Jamie White, owner of Brown Heating and Cooling in Hueytown, shows off a Bryant air conditioner. From Brown Heating and Cooling.

Is that Baphomet at the Storyteller fountain? From Mysteries of the Kingdom.

An 11th grade lesson on “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” from the Dr. Nermien Ismail Schools. From NIS 5PRO.

Austin country singer Tyler Dial performs at Uptown in August. From Deirien Howard.

Red Diamond’s role in Birmingham Restaurant Week. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Meeting restaurateurs at the Birmingham Restaurant Week Preview Party in August at the Upside-Down Plaza in Five Points South. From Lorenzo March.

Mobile’s Allante Jowers talks about the Innovate Birmingham Workforce program. From UAB News.

A look at the Flats on 4th apartments near Region Field. From Urban Spaces.

“CBS This Morning” interviews Birmingham mayor William Bell on the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park downtown. From CBS This Morning.

More on the Confederate memorial. From DeffMind Film Production.

Atlanta rapper J.I.D performs “Ed, Edd and Eddy” in June at Avondale Brewing Company (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From J1 TG.

A trip to 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament in June in Birmingham. From Brann Done.

“Lunch with Mee Mee: When Daddy was a Barber,” part of the series “Great Depression Stories” featuring a 90-year-old resident of Birmingham. From Genesis Media Solutions.

Driving north on I-65 from Montgomery to Birmingham. From Big Rig Travels.

Landing at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Ph80sy.

James Harden of the Houston Rockets visits Parker High School in Smithfield as part of promoting the team’s 2018 pre-season game in Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Historical footage of Birmingham in 1963 around the civil rights movement. From Professor Creviston History Channel.

Hanging out at the Birmingham Zoo. From Playing with Z Play.

A Vietnamese Catholic church procession at Our Lady of La Vang, St. John Bosco Church in Woodlawn. From Lymvideolth.

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The Birmingham channel: Say so long to summer

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Nonprofit group Member Political Advocacy and Campaign Team conducts training in February at Birmingham-Southern College. The event included Birmingham chapters of Black Lives Matter and Showing Up for Racial Justice. From Howard Garcia.

Taking a tour of Sloss Furnaces. From SquirmyFeet Explores.

Consultant Rich Grehalva discusses “Change to an Elder Culture” at a 2014 TEDxBirmingham Salon in Trim Tab Brewing in Lakeview. From Rich Grehalva.

St. Petersburg, Fla., rock band Frostfang performs “Desert Waves” in July at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jared Caprio.

Running at Veterans Park in Hoover (our vertical video of the week). From Rance Reed.

A World Changers mission team spends a week in July in Birmingham working on a house. From James Savage.

Promo for Mission Serve mission trips in Birmingham. From Mission Serve.

Trains in Irondale. From Brickbuilder711.

Counting Crows performs “A Long December” earlier this month at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (our other vertical video of the week). From Mikey Bookout.

Interview with Birmingham painter Sarah Webb. From Summer Classics.

Meet Marn Hoe Chong, a Samford student from Malaysia. From Samford Admission.

“A Day in the Life of a Samford Student” promo for Samford University. From Samford Admission.

Hanging out with Ralph Waldo Beeson, a founding donor of Samford. From Samford Admission.

Rockin’ in Lakeview. From Eduardo Spock.

Highlights from the second annual Served Back-to-School Rally and backpack giveaway earlier this month at Urban Attic in East Lake. From DeffMind Film Production.

A look at sweet tea, filmed in part in Birmingham. From Neoteotihuacan.

Promo for free biweekly Pop-Up Pilates in the Park classes, from 6 to 7 tonight at Homewood Park. From WellDunn Entertainment.

Zip-lining at Red Mountain Park. From Adrian Christian H. Opinion.

Birmingham fun includes Vulcan, Steel City Pops and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. From Olivia Morris.

Bike flip! From Ricky Rogers.

Vlogging while driving about unsafe driving (our other other vertical video of the week). From the Adventures of Kara Marionette.

Behind the scenes at the JCC Maccabi Games opening ceremony earlier this month at UAB’s Bartow Arena. From Billy Goat.

Dallas’ winning goal against Denver in soccer at the JCC Maccabi Games. From JCC Dallas.

Singing in church. From Alexander Popov.

Birmingham rock band Wray performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From the Nick Bham.

Fishing for bass. From John Sieweke.

Birmingham trivia. From Simply4Me.

On preparing wills. From Christopher Reid.

Highlight reel for senior lacrosse goalie Nico DePaoli from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., during July’s Birmingham-Southern Pantherlax Showcase. From Nico DePaoli.

Commercial for Cahaba Cycles. From Meredith Anderson.

Flooding downtown. From Timbo a k a Sledge.

Promo for working at WVTM-13. From Hearst Television Careers.

Spanish band La Voz del Desierto stops by EWTN in Irondale in July. From La Voz del Desierto.

Promo for the Embers to a Flame Conference in January at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills. From Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

Dance party (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Catedratico DJ.

More dancing. From Catedratico DJ.

Stormy evening (our final vertical video of the week). From Ron Whit.

Barons second baseman Toby Thomas makes a diving catch against the Jumbo Shrimp’s David Vidal earlier this month at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. From Minor League Baseball.

Drone footage of downtown. From Nathan “Smokey” Williams.

Driving through downtown on I-20/59. From Nica Envíos USA LLC.

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Vote 2017: Birmingham municipal election results

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Vote 2017Happy Election Day again after only 8 days. Results from today’s races in Birmingham …

Voter turnout was 27 percent, compared to 21 percent in 2013, 15 percent in 2011*, 26 percent in 2009* and 45 percent in 2007.

*Special mayoral elections.

  • I = incumbent
  • Winner in red | runoff opponents in green

Runoffs take place Oct. 3.

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Vote 2017: Only 81 vying for Birmingham’s 19 slots

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Give Us the Vote

Photo: Adam Jones (CC)

Polls are open till 7 tonight as citizens elect a mayor, a city council and a board of education.

Vote 2017Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call the city clerk’s office at (205) 254-2290.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov. This PDF list has the all the polling locations.

Note: District boundaries changed in 2011; check for your correct district on this PDF map.

Wade on Birmingham:
election results tonight

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit her site, StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Check out this sample ballot along with the list of all candidates.

You’re voting for Birmingham mayor, and for your district, a city council representative and a board of education member.

If needed, runoffs take place Oct. 3.

Are you voting today? Tell us in the comments.

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Vote 2017: Birmingham election free-for-all

Monday, August 21st, 2017

On Tuesday, Birmingham voters return to the polls for a second time in a week. Up for grabs are the mayor, the city council and board of education.

Vote 2013Elsewhere, Mobile will vote in its municipal elections, and Lincoln will decide on Sunday alcohol sales.

The candidates:

Mayor:

  • Patricia Bell
  • William Bell (I)
  • Randy Davis
  • Ervin Philemon Hill II
  • Trudy Hunter
  • Carl “Jr.” Jackson
  • Lanny E. Jackson
  • Donald T. Lomax
  • Frank Matthews
  • Fernandez “Brother Sims” Sims
  • Randall Woodfin
  • Chris Woods

For city council (by district):

  • 1: Sherman Collins Jr., Lashunda Scales (I).
  • 2: Lawrence Conaway, Kimberly Jeanty, Stephen Murphy, Kim Rafferty (I), Deanna Reed, Jordan Thompson, Hunter Williams, Tyrone Williams
  • 3: Valerie Abbott (I), Rowan Henderson, Ryan Jones.
  • 4: Mary Jean LaMay, William Parker (I), Qunelius Pettway, Sergio Williams.
  • 5: Johnathan Austin (I), Dorothea Crosby, Chris Davis, Darrell O’Quinn, Erica Robbins, Jeremy Schatz, Robert Walker.
  • 6: Keith Mims, Sheila Tyson (I), Keith Williams.
  • 7: Titus Battle, Hosea Lewis, Lonnie Malone, Jay Roberson Jr. (I), Jeffery Rowser.
  • 8: Steven Hoyt (I), Lynette Peters, Gerri Robinson, Adlai Trone.
  • 9: Angene Coleman, Eric Hall, John Hilliard, Wendell Major, Roderick Royal, David Russell, Reginald Swanson, James Williams Jr.

For board of education (by district):

  • 1: Bennie M. Holmes, Douglas Lee Ragland, Keith Rice, Cedric Small, Jerry Tate.
  • 2: Brandon McCray, Terri Michal.
  • 3: Mary Drennen Boehm, Larry J. Contri.
  • 4: Amber Courtney, Daagye Hendricks (I), Edward Maddox.
  • 5: Buford L. Burks, Eloise Manning Crenshaw, Martha McDowell, David T. McKinney, Michael “Mickey” Millsap, Andrea D. Mitchell, Aaisha Muhammad, Angela Scoggins-Watson.
  • 6: Cheri Gardner (I), Ervin Philemon Hill.
  • 7: Wardine Alexander (I), Patricia Spigner McAdory, Walter “Big Walt” Wilson.
  • 8: Patricia Bozeman-Henderson, D. Tyrone Silmon, Sonja Q. Smith, Antwon Womack.
  • 9: Sandra Brown (I), Lawrence Jackson.

I = incumbent

The Birmingham municipal election takes place Tuesday. Runoffs take place Oct. 3.

Sample ballot for 2017 Birmingham municipal election
(download PDF ballot)

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The Birmingham channel: Parks and recreation

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Autism Society of Alabama executive director Melanie Jones welcomes guests to Saturday’s 20th annual Autism Shines Gala at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook. From Zeekee.

Drone footage of Birmingham Boulders in the Oxmoor neighborhood. From Vertical Solutions.

Testimonial by Netta R. Jones for downtown law firm Morris Bart (our vertical video of the week). From Morris Bart LLC.

Checking out the engine at night. From Deric McGuffie.

Twelve hours of footage of the First U.S. Bank building on U.S. 280 near Whole Foods. From Graham and Company.

Rock band Interstellar Boys performs “Roam” in July at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our other vertical video of the week). From Gram Noden.

We Buy Houses talks with a seller (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jason LeSueur.

Patient Lee Wilkerson discusses receiving the O-shot, a k a the orgasm shot, at Vitalogy Wellness Center in Homewood. From Vitalogy Wellness Center.

Trains in Bessemer. From Birmingham Rail Productions.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Birmingham barbershop quartet Silver Lining performs the National Anthem in July at Regions Field (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Dennis R. Jones.

At the 22nd annual Back to School RESPECT Rally in July at Kelly Ingram Park. From the Vault.

Exploring Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From SquirmyFeet Explores.

UAB senior player Shaq Jones on the team’s special bond with the community. From SB Nation Radio Brian Schaible.

Talking with UAB football coach Bill Clark. From SB Nation Radio Brian Schaible.

A look at the Birmingham Alive Family Fun Day in July at Legion Field. From Arkadia Films.

Atlanta rock band Pylon Reenactment Society performs “Beep” in July at Saturn in Avondale. From Christopher Hill.

Atlanta singer Puddles Pity Party, a k a Mike Geier, performs in July at Iron City on Southside (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Hollie McDonald.

The Male Chorus performs “Fix It Jesus” in July at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Be Encouraged.

Gabriel’s Horns Ensemble performs “Jesus Is Love” in July at Ephesus. From Be Encouraged.

The Young Adult Choir performs “Don’t Cry” in July at Ephesus. From Be Encouraged.

Riding the train around the Birmingham Zoo. From Jaguar TV Guatemala Santa Eulalia.

Promo for the Ronald McDonald House of Alabama $5,000 fund-raiser for a new playground. From Planet Fundraiser.

Miami rapper Nino Brown on Westside droppin’ knowledge (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Nino Brown.

Pinson ministry Extended Hands Alliance holds a morning church service in July at Linn Park downtown (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Angetodac.

StartupBus visits Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Candidates Michael “Mickey” Millsap and Angela Scoggins-Watson participate in July’s District 5 school board debate at First United Methodist Church downtown. From Birmingham Alabama.

Hanging out in Birmingham, visiting Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Railroad Park downtown and Dreamland Bar-B-Que on Southside. From Peter Khamphouvong.

Drone footage of sunset downtown. From BM Media.

Waiting on the Amtrak at the downtown train station. From Amtrak Fan219.

Nashville country band Farewell Angelina performs “Radioactive” in June at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Farewell Angelina.

Highlight reel from the 2016 youth football season. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Birmingham’s Keon Barnum smacks an RBI single against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos earlier this month at Regions Field. From Minor League Baseball.

What Anna loves about Birmingham. From Anna Gleason.

Special 360-degree views of Vulcan Park, Regions Field, Sloss Furnaces, Kelly Ingram Park and the Pizitz Food Hall. From Southern Living.

A look at the Kids and Jobs program by the Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services and nonprofit organization Navigate Affordable Housing Partners. From Navigate Affordable Housing Partners.

Temple vs. Alabama in 1991 at Legion Field. From Alabama Historian.

Memphis rappers Young Dolph and Key Glock in Birmingham (our final vertical video of the week). From I Got the Dirt.

Montgomery rapper Trick Elmoe performs at Side Effects in Smithfield. From TrillionGangTV.

A recent episode of “Black America” titled “The Conscience of America: Birmingham’s Fight for Civil Rights,” with host Carol Jenkins, niece of Birmingham business leader A.G. Gaston. From Cunytv75.

Drone footage of Southside and the Birmingham area. From Seacrest_FPV.

Promo for the Live2Lead conference in October at Regions Field. From Richard Mobley | Seven Four.

Driving in Pelham on U.S. 31 south. From los Reyes De la Rima Spdr.

Highlights from July’s Motion X church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown. From Jayme Robinson.

Texas Travelers pitcher Elizabeth Schaefer hits a walk-off double against the Birmingham Thunderbolts to move Texas into the semi-finals of the 2017 USA Softball National Championships in July in Dallas. From Texas Travelers Softball.

Gospel quartet the Pilgrim Jubilees perform “Rich Man, Poor Man” at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Coy Cuff.

A quick look at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. From Quikthinking Software.

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Vote 2017: Alabama special primary election results

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Election results from today’s special primary for U.S. Senate in Alabama …

Vote 2017More election coverage in our Vote 2017 special report.

(Updating throughout the evening.)

If needed, the runoff takes place Sept. 26.

Voter turnout statewide was 18 percent; in Jefferson County, 17 percent; in Shelby County, 21 percent. Compare that to the March 2016 primary — the most recent one with a Senate race — to 41 percent statewide, 43 percent in Jefferson County and 50 percent in Shelby County.

Results for Jefferson County and Shelby County.

Democrats

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

Republicans

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

*Dropped out.

Tweets

This just in on Twitter …

Facebook

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Vote 2017: Who will succeed Sen. Sessions?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Voter registration - Alabama Theatre

Photo: Shannon McGee (CC)

President Trump picked Jeff Sessions to lead the Department of Justice earlier this year. Then-Gov. Bentley picked Alabama attorney general Luther Strange to fill his Senate seat until someone called a special election.

Vote 2017We dumped Bentley, and successor Gov. Kay Ivey put this election on the calendar.

Which leads us to today’s special primary.

A mere 16 men and one woman vie for the party nominations. This will be the first primary in which no party crossover voting is allowed between the primary and possible runoff on Sept. 26.

The polls are open: Voting takes place till 7 p.m. for this one race.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

Wade on Birmingham:
election results tonight

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203) or Shelby County (205-669-3713).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Here they are …

Democrat Republican
2017 Democrat senator sample ballot 2017 Republican senator sample ballot

Note: Dom Gentile and Brian McGee dropped out of the race after ballots had been printed.

Let us know where and when you voted, and how many votes were cast before yours.

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The Birmingham channel: Kickin’ it

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Birmingham Hammers at Chattanooga Football Club in July. From Chattanooga Football Club.

Train. From Ritu J.

Rapper David Banner in July at the Shoe Clinic in Five Points South. From AllGODbuddy.

The Prblms performs “Clearview” and “Lane Switch” at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From The Prblms.

Chatting at T-Bones restaurant in Five Points South. From Fill in the Pieces.

Praise break at the 98th International Holy Convocation at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown (our vertical video of the week). From James K. Jefferson.

Birmingham’s Black Jacket Symphony performs “And Your Bird Can Sing” in 2014 at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Treser62.

Pelham’s Southern Knights Drum and Bugle Corps performs at July’s Drum Corps International competition at Samford’s Seibert Stadium. From Chris Deal.

A visit to Reed Books downtown (our vertical video of the week). From R.J. Wilson.

A July episode of “Our Issues Birmingham” with Birmingham mayoral candidate Chris Woods. From Our Issues Birmingham.

Commercial for Birmingham mayoral candidate Frank Matthews. From Frank Matthews.

Talking with Lane Odin of Birmingham retailer Cigars and More at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers’ 85th annual convention in Las Vegas. From Micallef Cigars.

Tennis highlights: UAB at South Florida in March in Tampa. From JoeKing32.

Summer road trip from South Carolina to Jacksonville, Fla., to Enterprise and Birmingham. From Healthy Ai.

Flash flood late July along Patton Creek in Vestavia Hills. From Live Storms Media.

Hugh flash flood by Diplomat Deli in Vestavia Hills. From Weather Nation.

More flooding near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Storm Chasing Video.

Flood footage from social media users. From Weather Channel.

Vlogging while driving to the Levite Jewish Community Center (our vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

South Florida vs. South Carolina in the last play of December’s Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. From Alec Monies.

Driving in Birmingham. From Justin Campbell.

A magic trick (our vertical video of the week). From Dedrick Ander.

Los Angeles rock band Hey Violet performs “Hoodie” in July at Brookwood Village in Homewood (our vertical video of the week). From That Irwin Girl.

The 1990 Iron Bowl at Legion Field. From Alabama Historian.

A report from the bus in the rain (our vertical video of the week). From Madison DeGraffenreid.

Stormy skies in Vestavia Hills (our vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

Candidate forum for Birmingham district No. 2 in late July at East Lake United Methodist Church. From I Believe in Birmingham.

Walking to Anytime Fitness in Vestavia Hills to work out. From Kyle Gainey.

Drone footage of a driveway in progress in the Oak Meadows neighborhood. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Trucking along I-65 from Franklin, Ky., to Birmingham. From Big Rig Travels.

Exploring the city at What’s on 2nd and Edgar’s Bakery downtown, Silvertron Cafe in Forest Park and Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills. From Robert Gurule.

A confession. From Steven San Lucas.

Driving in the rain westbound on I-20 at the I-459 junction. From Ritu J.

Pensacola rapper Cremro Smith performs in July at the Nick on Southside (our vertical video of the week). From UndergroundBooking Jimbo.

Fun times at the Birmingham Zoo and the Riverchase Galleria. From Shiiyo.

Hunting for an RV park. From Squirmy Feet Explores.

A snippet of Western Kentucky vs. UAB in 1996 at Legion Field. From WKU Library Special Collections.

Gadsden hip-hop artist Big Henri and Bray perform in July at the Nick on Southside. From UndergroundBooking Jimbo.

Chris Reid of Reid Law Firm on Southside discusses visitation rights. From Christopher Reid.

Checking out downtown via Google Maps Street View (our vertical video of the week). From Lopez Alexander.

Rapper Chezzy Boy performs at the Nick on Southside. From RVLI Video.

An orangutan at the Birmingham Zoo (our vertical video of the week). From Ritu J.

More from the zoo: swan, flamingos, pony and giraffes. From Kait Mauro.

Even more: Burmese python and red-and-green macaw. From Kait Mauro.

Demonstrating clean variations at CrossFit Birmingham in Inverness. From Rigorous Media.

British cover band the Molly Ringwalds performs “Home Sweet Home” in July at Iron City on Southside (our vertical video of the week). From Steppencat.

Birmingham to add United Soccer League team in 2019. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for new USL team. From Brian Curtin.

Coming from South Carolina for the Southern Sportsman’s Apparel booth at the 34th annual World Deer Expo in July at the BJCC Exhibition Halls downtown. From Kyle Gainey.

Talking with A.J. Johnson, pastor from Hartford, Conn., about July’s March for Justice downtown. From Revival That Works.

A trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Gowestusa.

Promo for nonprofit organization STAIR of Birmingham, or Start the Adventure in Reading. From STAIR of Birmingham.

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