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Topgolf Birmingham tees up the next round of growth around the BJCC

While there are differences between locations, Topgolf Birmingham is expected to be much like Topgolf Midtown in Atlanta. ( Michael Baxter/Baxter Imaging LLC)Topgolf is set to bring a new kind of clubbing to Birmingham’s growing entertainment scene. After winning incentives and other approvals from the Birmingham City Council Tuesday, the popular sports entertainment company said the Magic City will be its first location in Alabama.

Topgolf Birmingham will build a 65,000-square-foot venue on a 10-acre site along 12th Avenue North near Carraway Boulevard. The development will expand the Uptown Entertainment District next to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Construction starts in early 2017 with completion and opening expected before the end of the year.


Birmingham School of Law is now accepting applications for the 2017 Fall semester. BSL focuses on affordable quality legal education especially tailored to fit into the busy schedules of the working individual with family and other...

Mobile focuses on tech sector growth with innovation initiatives


Alabama’s Port City is known around the world for building big ships and jets, but it’s also home to people who create systems, software and other innovative solutions that power industry.

The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce has been increasing its focus on the region’s tech sector, with efforts to support startups and entrepreneurs, including a new downtown incubator and a business pitch competition.

UAB, Jefferson County offer free eye exams, glasses to low-income patients

University of Alabama at Birmingham Eye Care and Jefferson County Department of Health are partnering again this year to provide comprehensive eye exams and glasses for low-income or underinsured patients through the outreach program Community Eye...

Airbus will fly Alabama-built jet over the Iron Bowl

The freshly-painted Airbus A321 will fly over the Iron Bowl on Saturday. (Airbus)

The freshly-painted Airbus A321 will fly over the Iron Bowl on Saturday. (Airbus)

When the Iron Bowl is played in Auburn, an eagle flies over the stadium prior to the game. Airbus is upping the ante in Tuscaloosa this year. An Alabama-built Airbus A321 commercial airliner will conduct a pregame flyover at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday at 2:16 p.m. prior to kickoff of the Iron Bowl.

How You Can Become a Partnership Giving Tuesday Social Ambassador

This Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, share why you choose to support the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s...

The President awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom; The Vice President and The First Lady also attend

Watch Live the 2:55 p.m. ET ceremony at President Obama said, “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation’s highest civilian honor – it’s a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter...

Opera Birmingham Presents Sounds of the Season

Birmingham, Ala. – Opera Birmingham’s Sounds of the Season will start your holidays on a good note! This family-friendly concert of holiday favorites will be presented on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 P.M. at Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall....

Governor Bentley Releases Statement on Sessions Appointment to Trump Administration

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday released a statement following the announcement that U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions was appointed to a cabinet position with the Trump Administration. The full statement is below. “I wish to...

Worldwide Study Seeks to Unlock the Brain’s Genetic Code

Scientists collaborating across 250 institutions in 35 countries have identified variations of the genetic code that are associated with intracranial volume, which is a reflection of the maximum brain volume an individual achieves over a lifetime....