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Melvin Jackson Livings, Jr.

November 25, 2017 by Troy Messenger

Melvin Jackson Livings, Jr., known to his friends and family as “Uncle Jack”, passed away early Saturday morning, November 18, 2017. Those who were close to Jack were aware of his avid thirst for knowledge and love for reading. In many ways, he was a ...

The story of Alabama's Greg Gantt, Auburn's David Langner, & the Iron Bowl that changed their lives

November 16, 2017 by They were born within nine days of each other, and they died exactly two years and six months apart, Greg in the autumn of 2011 and David in the spring of 2014. Their paths first crossed as seniors at Birmingham's Woodlawn High School ...

Film 'Woodlawn' to be shown at Campbellsport Alliance Church

October 18, 2017 by Fond du Lac Reporter

Fond du Lac ReporterLegendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant attempted to ease tensions by inviting the integrated University of Southern California team to play. However, it was only a minor help, the anger and violence continuing as the city ...

31 Birmingham restaurants at Breakin' Bread 2017; here's what's on the menu

September 22, 2017 by

AL.comGuests at the 15th annual Breakin' Bread food, wine and beer festival Sunday at Sloss Furnaces will get to sample dishes from 31 Birmingham restaurants, who will serve everything from blue crab cakes and crawfish boudin to Conecuh Sausage corn dogs and ...

'Woodlawn' star Caleb Castille appears in new mystery series

September 12, 2017 by

AL.comCastille -- the son of former Alabama All-American and Denver Broncos star Jeremiah Castille and brother of Tim and Simeon Castille, who also played for the Crimson Tide and in the NFL -- starred as Woodlawn High School and Alabama football legend Tony ...

Bobby Bowden can always come home

September 9, 2017 by

AL.comLike the way, as a young boy, his house backed up to the Woodlawn High School football field. "When they kicked field goals they came in my yard," he said. "Some of them." He recalls, from some of his earliest memories, how he and his dad climbed to ...

Five Birmingham Schools Rank Poorly for Graduation Rates

August 18, 2017 by

Patch.comBIRMINGHAM, AL - Five high schools in the Birmingham city school system are among the lowest in graduation rates in the state, according to information fro the Alabama Department of Education. The state DOE's 2016 graduation data shows Wenonah, Jackson ...

Five Birmingham high schools among state's worst 2016 graduation rates

August 17, 2017 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderA Dept. of Education spokesperson said lower rates are largely a result of failure to finish coursework. Dale Oliver is a parent who said, "This is very scary." Oliver's seven-year-old daughter attends an elementary school across the street from ...

CBS 42 Two-A-Days: Woodlawn Colonels

August 10, 2017 by WIAT 42

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- It's a new era at Woodlawn High School as the Colonels try to recapture the glory days. This season they do it with a very familiar face. George Bates was let go at Minor last season after going 11-2. We know the man can coach ...

Which Birmingham football program will end losing ways in 2017?

July 9, 2017 by

AL.comWoodlawn is one of several Birmingham-area high school football programs aiming for respect. And winning is the best way to earn respect on Friday nights in the fall. Problem is, Woodlawn has won four games during the last four seasons, including a 2-8 ...

Woodlawn football looks to "Rebuild the Castle"

July 6, 2017 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderAA. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — If you were active on social media on Monday, you might have spotted #RebuildTheCastle. That comes courtesy of the Woodlawn High School and it's new football coach George Bates, who says the front of the school looks "like a ...

George Bates, new Woodlawn football coach, wants to #RebuildTheCastle

June 28, 2017 by

AL.comWoodlawn, the high school football team featured in the 2015 film, 'Woodlawn,' has a new football coach. And George Bates wants to return Woodlawn to its former winning glory. Bates already has a hashtag: #RebuildTheCastle. Bates, a Midfield graduate ...

George Bates takes over as Woodlawn High School head football coach

June 28, 2017 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderNews In Pictures. Team Alabama wins 2016 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game · Alabama, Auburn commitments at AL-MS All-Star practice (photos, video) · Maplesville's Terence Dunlap named 2016 Friday Night Blitz Player of the Year · 3-time MVP ...

Birmingham Housing Authority recognizes its own, including one of nation's top track stars

June 15, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesJayla Kirkland right, a graduate of Woodlawn School, was awarded a scholarship from the housing authority during the event. From left: Cardell Davis, president of the HABD Scholarship Foundation and Chairman of the HABD Board of Commissioners; Adrian ...

TCS Supt. Pattie Neill named outstanding administrator by Auburn University

June 5, 2017 by Trussvilletribune

TrussvilletribuneAUBURN — Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent, Trussville City Schools in Trussville, Alabama, has been given the Outstanding Administrator Award by the Auburn University College of Education. Neill is from Birmingham, where she graduated from Woodlawn ...

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