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The Birmingham channel: The great Alabama whiteout

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Talking with conservative voters at Urban Standard downtown before the special Senate election with political consultant Frank Luntz. From Vice News.

The November inauguration of Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin. From All God Buddy.

Jonathan Nelson, general manager for the Birmingham Barons, on the new uniforms. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Glimpses of snow earlier this month. From Big Phil the Director.

Drone footage of the snow at Railroad Park downtown. From al.com.

Driving in snow. From Colby Hooper.

Falling snow (our vertical video of the week). From Panorama Computer Services.

More driving in snow. From Jose Aranda.

Peeking at the blizzard from the front door (our other vertical video of the week). From Beauty She Is Me TV TM.

Driving on Rock Creek Road in Sylvan Springs. From Pbmack36.

First time to experience snow. From Sun Hat Kae.

More snowy drone footage. From Jolly Comet.

Snow in the park. From Vladimir Fuerte.

Checking out the snow from the great indoors. From Justin Vines.

Snow report from downtown. From Audra Hart.

Even more driving through the snow. From Ben Chapman.

Sledders, geese and more around town. From Live Storms Media.

Reporting on the record snowfall earlier this month. From Kikuyu Diaspora Television USA.

Even more drone footage of a neighborhood covered in snow. From Jody Wolfe.

Promo for Momentum Telecom in Crestwood South. From United for Life Foundation.

Highlights from November’s Big Pitch competition at the Negro Southern League Museum downtown. From All God Buddy.

Highlight reel for Clay-Chalkville senior defensive end Kendall Smith. From Street Light Recruiting.

Gadsden’s Back Forty Beer Company to anchor the Sloss Docks Warehouse redevelopment project in Central City. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Drone footage of Vulcan. From Ulyses Almanza.

Dawn Burke to speak at the December meeting of the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management at the Club. From United for Life Foundation.

Snow in 1960 in Center Point. From Brian Coshatt.

Birmingham rock band Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires performs in August at WFMU Monty Hall in Jersey City. From WFMU.

Drone footage of downtown. From James – BeBop.

R&B group June’s Diary performs in November at Legacy Arena downtown. From Jerrica Wiley.

Shout out for Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Avondale. From the Fashioneer by Patrick T. Cooper.

St. Louis blues-folk musician Pokey Lafarge performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Jonas Jacobs.

Promo for Shipt downtown. From United for Life Foundation.

Orlando rock band Alter Bridge performs “Open Your Eyes” in November at Iron City on Southside. From Eddie Harper.

UAB senior Forrest Satterfield speaks at the University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup in November at Google in Mountain View, Calif. From University Innovation Fellows.

The self-rocking baby (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ron Terry.

Tonja at St. Vincent’s Health System reflects on her work. From Robert Fish.

Promo for His Grace Is Sufficient church in Oxmoor. From Nash Films/Chris Lewis.

Alt-rock band Ween performs in 2000 at the Five Points South Music Hall. From the Stallion Mang.

A proposal at the New Found Glory concert earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Aaron Prisock.

Promo for HospiceLink downtown. From United for Life Foundation.

Brian Hilson, president and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance, discusses economic development. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Yogis Kim Drye and Becca Impello discuss HereNowYoga training. From HereNow Yoga.

Let ‘er rip (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Entering Lightrails (our final vertical video of the week). From Fly Star Media.

Leaving the hotel room. From the Fashioneer by Patrick T. Cooper.

Presiding elder Albert Hyche and Ida Tyree-Hyche address the South Birmingham Huntsville Bessemer District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. From Jiwann Dixon.

Highlight reel for Bessemer City senior quarterback Jason Foster Jr. From Street Light Recruiting.

Driving by downtown. From Get Off the Grid Guy.

Someone’s not happy with their Subway sandwich. From Pat Locsta.

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Vote 2017: Alabama Senate special election results

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Video: Doug Jones’ victory speech on Tuesday in Birmingham

Hallelujah it’s over! Results from today’s special election for U.S. Senate in Alabama …

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

(Updating throughout the evening.)

The expected voter turnout statewide was 20 percent to 25 percent. The actual turnout was a whopping 40 percent.

Voter turnout - special Senate election 2017Chart: Voter turnout
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Winner in red

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Vote 2017: Jones, Moore and a rapt nation awaits

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Video: NBC News report on the Alabama Senate race

No one could have predicted this.

Vote 2017What was once a sleepy December special election to fill a vacant Senate seat in a deep red state has turned into a national referendum on political parties, sexual harassment and the Trump agenda. Merry Christmas, Alabama.

It all started a month ago with a bombshell Washington Post report citing several Gadsden women approached as teenagers for dates while Roy Moore was in his early 30s. One woman accused him of sexual assault. Moore is the twice-elected, twice-removed Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice on the Republican ticket.

(Or maybe it all started when then-Gov. Bentley picked then-Attorney General Luther Strange in February to fill Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat after Sessions was appointed U.S. Attorney General.)

National media, pundits, celebrities and at least one late night talk show host have descended on this one-race ballot for 4 weeks. Money has flooded in, turning a surefire Republican victory into a free-for-all, complete with nonstop commercials, flyers, rallies, high-profile interlopers and poll after poll after poll.

Alabama has had an interesting fall.

Oh, and Doug Jones is running for the Democrats. Almost forgot.

At least in 12 hours, this will all be over (save for any voting machine malfunctions, calls for recount or nuclear war).

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.

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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.
  • 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 ballot?

A: Here it is …

2017 general election senator sample ballot

Q: What if I need a ride to the polls?

A: Try Carpool Vote, a free service that matches volunteer drivers with voters who need a lift.

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

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The Birmingham channel: Ballers and brawlers

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Trussville evangelist Karen Schatzline appears on a November episode of “Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!” From Heaven Visit.

Just another Thanksgiving night at the Galleria (our vertical video of the week). From the AIO Entertainment.

Highlight reel for Sparkman senior guard Anthony A.J. Horton, filmed in Pelham. From Hoop Brothers.

Dashcam footage of the Bessemer Super Highway. From Real Karma.

Basketball: Birmingham-Southern at Roanoke in November. From Roanoke Athletics.

Football highlights: UAB at Florida in November. From ESPN Gainesville.

A glimpse of the Body Worlds Rx 2016 exhibit at McWane Science Center downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

A fun outing in Birmingham, including a meal at Cracker Barrel. From Madeline Hart.

A simulation of the Bernards’ back yard. From Platinum Pools Texas.

Checking out the sites at Red Mountain Park. From Gowestusa.

Navigating the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest at Red Mountain Park. From Cristiano Fontes.

Miss USA Deshauna Barber speaks at the UAB Leadership Conference in October at the Hill Student Center. From Deshauna Barber.

Mexican band La Arrolladora Banda el Limón performs “Me va Pesar” in November at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Cristy Bazan.

“Face the Nation” report from Birmingham on Senate candidate Roy Moore. From Face the Nation.

Steve Roberts performs “Red Mountain” at King’s Way Church in Irondale. From King’s Way Church.

Another virtual Birmingham. From Wise Era Trill TV.

A talkative peacock at the Birmingham Zoo. From Wesley Redinger.

Rapper Lisa K. performs “Anomaly.” From Lisa K. Music.

The gross toilet at Target (our other other vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Daphne Chamberlain, assistant history professor at Tougaloo College in Mississippi, talks on “The Jackson Movement and Birmingham,” at the 2017 Institute for College and University Teachers in June in Jackson. From Fannie Lou Hamer.

Birmingham hip-hop artist Rocki performs in November at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Deavin Napoleon.

A 60m hurdles race at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Rashni Walker.

Playing at the Thunderbolts Five Star Exposure Tournament in November. From Rik Kinghorn.

Members of UAB’s Indian Cultural Association meets world traveler Abhishek Kumar Sharma in November. From Abhi: Around the World.

Hiking the Ridge and Valley Trail and Overlook Trail at Ruffner Mountain. From Gowestusa.

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The Birmingham channel: A November to remember

Monday, November 27th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Who wins the grand prize at the Sidewalk $10K Party earlier this month at WorkPlay in Lakeview? From Cardboard Titanics.

“The Cornerstone Way,” a promotional video for Woodlawn’s Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. From Cornerstone Schools of Alabama.

Recap of the 11th weekend of high school football earlier this month at Hoover High’s Buccaneer Stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

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

A delivery to U.S. Steel in Fairfield. From Lawrence Nicholson Jr.

A 100m freestyle race at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Elvin Sabanadzovic.

The 76th annual Magic City Classic in October at Legion Field, with the Alabama A&M Bulldogs vs. Alabama State Hornets. From Alex Hines.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Jana May and Taunea Green of Keller Williams Realty explain the Real Estate Consumers Agency and Disclosure Act. From Jana May, Birmingham Real Estate Agent.

Birmingham rap group MoMoney Gang performs “Circle K.” From Niles Bryant.

Hip-hop soul artist Mary J. Blige performs “Be Happy” in September at Legacy Arena downtown (our vertical video of the week). From C. Marie.

Hoops. From Anthony Strickland.

Riding two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel motorcycles in Woodlawn. From Film Headz.

CNN coverage of Senate candidate Roy Moore speaking to the Mid-Alabama Republican Club on Veterans Day at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. Protestors and members of local and national media were on hand. From Lone Wolf Sager.

Highlight reel for Homewood junior pitcher/fielder Justin Perreault at October’s Fall Top Prospect National Showcase in Emerson, Ga. From Skill Show Videos.

A tour of the Negro Southern League Museum downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Wake up the Black Nation.

A model of a piano key at Alabama Piano Gallery in Vestavia Hills. From Dr. Mary Crowell.

Bhuvan Unhelkar, associate professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, presents on “Big Data Technologies Meet Semantic Web: Illustration of Applications in Managing Urban Crises” earlier this month at the Society for Design and Process Science conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Southside. From Bhuvan Unhelkar.

Flamingos at the Birmingham Zoo. From Jeremy Bowling.

At the downtown bus station (our vertical video of the week). From Trucker Murray.

Gloria Gallardo takes a penalty kick for the Chivas F.C. of Ft. Walton Beach. From Lidia Gallardo.

The French family poses downtown. From Angela Blake Photography LLC.

In the audience at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Catastruphie.

Campaign video for Ashley Peinhardt for the Birmingham Bar Association’s executive committee place No. 1. From Hare Wynn.

A bowling tournament at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham. From Hung and Ha Nguyen.

A look at Birmingham Dance Theatre in Vestavia Hills. From Beyond Technology.

Jacksonville blues-rock Tedeschi Trucks Band performs in September at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Outside in Alabama.

New York rock band Living Colour performs “Open Letter (to a Landlord)” earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Mike Perry.

Commercial for Hawthorne at Lake Heather apartments in Hoover. From Hawthorne Residential Partners.

A look at Starnes graphic and Web designer Matt Crawford. From Starnes Digital.

Buffalo death metal band Cannibal Corpse performs “Code of the Slashers” earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Blood and Brutality Records.

Demo reel for Mountain Brook production company Vulcan Media. From Vulcan Media.

Atop the Redmont Hotel downtown with Dan Solomon, co-executive producer of “Bigger” which is filming in Birmingham. From Grace Solomon.

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The Birmingham channel: Speeding through fall

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Meeting L.A. indie rock band Foster the People earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Weekend Will.

Atlanta’s Ralo, YBC Lo, Decatur Redd, 2242 Capo and My’lik perform in Birmingham. From Decatur Redd.

Time-lapse footage of Southside. From the Neil Show.

Time-lapse footage of downtown. From the Neil Show.

Checking out Fiesta in September at Linn Park downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Angel Peña.

The view from the back seat (our other vertical video of the week). From Kyle Peace.

Phoenix singer Trinidad Cardona at WBHJ 95.7 Jamz. From Run-It-Up Records.

Stobe the Hobo hitches a ride on a train (twice) from Birmingham to Dallas. From Hobestobe.

Like Paul performs at Faith Chapel Christian Center near McDonald Chapel (our other other vertical video of the week). From LP LikePaul.

Let’s Play session from 205 Gamer on “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” From 205 Gamer.

Paula Alvarez Pino talks about her time at UAB, studying and playing on the tennis team. From VT Sports Management – Becas en USA.

Former Vice President Joe Biden stumps for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones earlier this month at the BJCC East Ballroom downtown. From Actress Gabrielle.

At September’s e.Builders Forum for entrepreneurs at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin interviews Birmingham mayor-elect Randall Woodfin earlier this month. From Roland S. Martin.

David Doel reports on Woodfin’s election win. From the Rational National.

Campaign commercial for Birmingham mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin. From Haleigh Black.

Performing the Playing With Fire line dance at Bailey Dance Studio in Hoover. From Jo Mellown.

Highlight reel for Briarwood Christian sophomore Chance Beard. From Chance Beard.

More from Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan monthlong trip to Antarctica. From Kyle Sullivan.

Working out on the road at Gold’s Gym in Birmingham. From Renewed Strength Fitness 4031.

Children’s of Alabama employees on living in Birmingham. From Children’s AL Careers.

YouTuber Chris Strub visits family in September in Birmingham (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Chris Strub.

Time-lapse footage of creating a mural at Avondale’s Birmingham Recycling and Recovery center. From Paul Cordes Wilm.

Dancing cumbia at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Testimonial from Richard Rayburn of Fravert sign company for Machine Tools South in Vestavia Hills. From Machine Tools South.

Commercial for Friday’s kickoff events in Birmingham for Alabama’s 200th birthday. From Audiostate 55.

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on a September episode of “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham.

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield gives the keynote address at the Southeast Energy Storage Symposium in September at Southern Research in Oxmoor. From Alabama Graphite Corp.

Hanging out at Mugshots Grill and Bar, Steel City Pops and other local spots. From Lily Campbell.

Touring Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry next to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. From Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry.

The Spain Park marching band competes earlier this month in the Trussville Marching Invitational. From Dale Tadlock.

Recap of the sixth weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll Catholic High School’s stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the seventh weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll. From Starnes Publishing.

Drone footage of the Summit. From Ken Heron.

At the Birmingham Zoo. From Susan P. Sutherland.

Scenes from Railroad Park downtown. From Gideon Endrei.

Interview with Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir From Tru Dat TV.

The Carver High School Mighty Marching Rams performs “Back Stabbers” in the stands. From Avion Greene.

Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum in Leeds. From Traveling Golfer.

Promo for Make Ready Weekend ministry conference with Rick Burgess and Andy Blanks in March at the Church at Brook Hills on U.S. 280. From YM360.

Jennifer Skjellum on empowerment (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From GirlSpring Power.

Having fun around town, including Lightrails, Railroad Park, Five Points South and Young the Giant at the BJCC Concert Hall. From Whatley and Co.

Security camera footage of a Sept. 28 armed robbery at MetroPCS in Ensley. From AL.com.

Alabama’s DJ Manish at Sidebar in Lakeview (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Manish Lets Get Em a k a DJ Manish.

Highlights from the NXL 2v2 Alabama paintball championship at Prime Paintball in Leeds. From Sherpa Marketing Solutions.

A message from the Northside Rams. From Big Phil the Director.

Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board briefs the media on UPS flight 1354 crash in 2013 at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From NTSBgov.

Cincinnati rock band the Afghan Whigs performs “Debonair” in September at Saturn in Avondale (our final vertical video of the week). From Digital Killed the Radio Star Podcast.

Los Angeles singer JoJo performs “Clovers” at the Little Black Dress Party fund-raiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. From Austin Bryant.

Ross Lamon of Tuscaloosa proposes to Taylor Dixon in November during the Little Black Dress Party at Regions Field downtown. From Austin Bryant.

Bagpipes for the morning workout earlier this month at Homewood Central Park. From F3 Birmingham.

Rock band Tesla performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Jay Burnham.

An Indian duet. From Kris Krishnan.

Driving I-20/59 through downtown. From la Palmada Guerrero.

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The Birmingham channel: Learn to let go

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Explaining bitcoin (our vertical video of the week). From Vida Divina GPS LLC.

Los Angeles R&B singer-songwriter Tank performs (and then some) in September at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our other vertical video of the week). From Molded Uniquely.

Traffic on I-20/59 in 2014. From Mark Almond.

Birmingham band Rug Monkey performs Haven on Southside. From Mel Blackwell.

Prospective students visit Birmingham-Southern College. From Banks Nash.

Mexican balada and cumbia band Los Acosta performs in September at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Wil Raya.

Plus a message from the members of Los Acosta. From Santos Toribio.

A 1963 downtown business boycott, part of the civil rights movement in Birmingham. From Huntley Film Archives.

Marches for civil rights in 1963 downtown with Birmingham police officers attacking protesters with fire hoses and dogs. From Huntley Film Archives.

Austin travel vlogger Renata Pereira visits Pizitz Food Hall, the Heaviest Corner on Earth, the Peanut Depot and Bethel Baptist Church. From Renata Pereira.

Grupo ICC performs in August at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Ziplining at Red Mountain Park. From Alexis Flores-Betancourt.

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin interviews Birmingham mayoral candidate William Bell in September. From Roland S. Martin.

Hip-Hop Birmingham interviews mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin in September. From Hip-Hop B’ham TV Group.

Martin on voter turnout in the Birmingham runoff elections. From Roland S. Martin.

Ramsay at Grayson (Ga.) in September. From Byron Henry.

Working in the UAB chemistry lab (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Khadaja Gardner.

Highlight reel for Birmingham junior Rich Smith at the Perfect Game Southeast Top Prospect and Underclass Showcase in August in Cartersville, Ga. From Skill Show Videos.

Highlight reel for Oak Mountain freshman Connor Adams at Perfect Game Southeast. From Skill Show Videos.

Highlight reel for Homewood junior Daniel Patton at Perfect Game Southeast. From Skill Show Videos.

Exploring TCI’s Ensley Works. From Brad Lovell.

DC jam band New Potato Caboose performs “Eyes of the World” in August at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Treser62.

Looking around downtown. From Joe Tillman.

DJ Sonido Cóndor onstage at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Vice President Pence stumps for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange in September at the HealthSouth Aviation hangar at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Right Side Broadcasting Network.

Nashville rock-soul band Waker performs in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Slider Blues.

Martin Luther King Jr. and a colleague leave the Birmingham jail in 1963. From Huntley Film Archives.

Alabama Graphite Corp. CEO Donald Baxter’s presentation at the Southeast Energy Storage Symposium in September at Southern Research in Oxmoor. From Alabama Graphite Corp.

A look at Starnes account director Kristen Stempak. From Starnes Publishing.

Hiking at Cosby Lake Park in Clay. From Freshwater Land Trust.

Taking the Birmingham Pledge. From Luke Slott.

Promo for nonprofit organization WorkFaith Birmingham. From WorkFaith Birmingham.

Los Angeles singer-songwriter/rapper Kesha performs “Learn to Let Go” in September at Iron City on Southside (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jessica Moore.

Dash cam footage of driving from Birmingham to Montgomery. From Almost Engineer.

Recap of the fifth weekend of high school football in September. From Starnes Publishing.

Westside represent (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From David Dray.

Drone footage of another drone filming Vulcan for a 3D model. From Vear Experts.

A visit to Jurassic Quest dinosaur show at Legacy Arena downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From Patrick Maestas.

Promo for the Trussville Fit Body Boot Camp gym. From Stanley Parrish.

UAB at North Texas in September. From Evgeniy Fedorov.

St. Louis real estate investor Shaun McCloskey speaks at the August meeting of the Alabama Real Estate Investor Association in Homewood. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

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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

Are you voting today? Tell us in the comments.

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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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