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Alabama June home sales rose 5 percent over same month in 2015

During June, median home sales prices increased from a year earlier in 92 percent of Alabama markets. (File)

During June, median home sales prices increased from a year earlier in 92 percent of Alabama markets. (File)

 

Sales: Alabama home sales totaling 5,471 units during June were an increase of 4.8 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date home sales for the state through June were up 8.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.

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A FAITHFUL COMPANION WITH YOU THROUGH LIFE’S JOURNEY

Enjoying the independence that we have as Americans is a privilege we’ve earned, together. It took the sacrifice of millions of entrepreneurs and Service men and women, nurses and caregivers. You’ve done your job in making this nation what it is today: proud, strong, and secure. For more than 80 years, Social Security has been doing the same. We’re with you through life’s journey, from birth to retirement and beyond. And one of the best tools we provide every American is my Social Security, our secure online resource customized for you.

Lake Martin June waterfront home sales rise from May

Waterfront sales picked up 34 percent from May to June.

Waterfront sales picked up 34 percent from May to June.

World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament expected to be a $1.5M ringer for Montgomery

Birmingham Community Service Officer Heather Campbell offers plenty of compassion, courtesy

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The West Precinct officer, Heather Campbell works with the department’s Community Services Division. Her job is to build better relationships between community and police through interactive initiatives throughout the area she serves.

“To me, the people we serve should get exactly that, service – with a smile, a genuine smile. When that happens, it makes you feel good inside. It makes you feel that you did what you’re supposed to do,” she said. “I get that feeling almost every day.”

 

Jump back to the Jazz Age and say ‘Happy Birthday’ to Zelda

Not every great writer has an even more colorful spouse, but F. Scott Fitzgerald certainly did. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, one of Montgomery’s most famous daughters, gets a 116th birthday tribute on Sunday at the Fitzgerald Museum. Those attending the free event at the couple’s former residence, 919 Felder Ave. in Montgomery, will enjoy a refreshing drink and cake and a viewing of the pilot of the Amazon miniseries “Z: The Beginning of Everything. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. with the viewing at 6, followed by a Q&A with Will Thompson, the museum’s executive director.

Soulful Night of Keys, Historic 4th Avenue Business District, July 23

TASTE OF 4TH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL in the MAGIC CITY

“CAPTURE THE FLAVOR” of some cool smooth jazz in the Magic City. This year’s TASTE OF 4TH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL will take place today, July 23rd on the streets and venues of the city’s downtown Historic Fourth Avenue Business District, giving the community “A Taste” of the rich cultural heritage of the area. TASTE OF 4TH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL is a dynamic event featuring local, regional and nationally renowned jazz artists. The one day jazz festival is a FREE community event providing first class entertainment, a diverse selection of food vendors and children’s village for all to enjoy. Business merchants include Urban Impact, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame-Carver Performing Arts Theater, Green Acres Café, Masonic Temple , and Magic City Barber Shop.

Willie Mays statue honors Don Logan, Birmingham Barons

Laugh, sing along and shout ‘Play ball!’ this weekend with Can’t Miss Alabama

It’s hot as July out there, but there are some cool things to do this weekend with Can’t Miss Alabama. Cheer for your favorite Alabama ballclub in a home-state showdown. The Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits at Regions Field for a five-game series that lasts through the weekend. Remaining games are at 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Each game features something special: a pregame concert tonight, merchandise giveaways for kids Friday and Saturday, and a salute to the Armed Forces on Sunday. Tickets are available here.