Category Archives: Guest blogger

Birmingham’s huge opportunity!

Miller Girvin
Miller Girvin

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

Today’s guest blogger is  Miller Girvin.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

The days of the Birmingham region recruiting big public companies are probably over.

However, many forward-thinking individuals and groups are working on a plan that will drive the economy of Birmingham and Alabama through the rest of the century. Continue reading Birmingham’s huge opportunity!

Horrified 87 year old physician pours his heart out to Alabama politicians

Dr. Jack Trigg
Dr. Jack Trigg

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Jack Trigg.  If you’d like to be a guest

blogger, please click here.

I’m afraid.

While there are many positive things happening in Birmingham and throughout our state, there are negative forces at work.

You have to wonder if our state politicians care about the lives of our citizens or if they just don’t know better. Continue reading Horrified 87 year old physician pours his heart out to Alabama politicians

New football stadium not being built for common man

Terance Perine
Terance Perine

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

Today’s guest blogger is  Terance Perine.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

The new Protective BJCC-UAB Stadium is not being built for the common man or woman.

Everyone—including me–is excited about our new football stadium.

But we’re about to get it wrong—really wrong—and we need to act before it’s too late. Continue reading New football stadium not being built for common man

Birmingham: “City of Churches”?

Peter Leithart
Peter Leithart

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.

Today’s guest blogger is  Peter Leithart.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

Between 1947 and 1965, white vigilantes dynamited fifty black homes and churches in Birmingham.

On one ghastly night in May 1963, assassins tried to kill Martin Luther King, Jr. by bombing his brother’s home and the Gaston Motel, touching off an all-night riot. Continue reading Birmingham: “City of Churches”?

Millennial has love affair with Birmingham

Jessica Poor
Jessica Poor

Today’s guest blogger is Jessica Poor.

If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

I’ve been a Birmingham resident for a little over four years.

I did not grow up in the Birmingham area and I’d really never visited the city until I decided it was going to be home a few years ago.

Like most recent college graduates at the time, I thought Birmingham would be a nice two-year stop on my way to the next big thing. Continue reading Millennial has love affair with Birmingham

Gun violence epidemic in parts of B’ham: View from UAB Trauma Center

Dr. Jeffrey Kerby, Director of the Division of Acute Care Surgery and Chief of the Trauma Service at UAB Hospital
Dr. Jeffrey Kerby, Director Division of Acute Care Surgery and Chief of Trauma Service at UAB Hospital

Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Jeffrey Kerby.

If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

Something needs to be done for the communities in or around Birmingham experiencing a dramatic increase in gun violence. Continue reading Gun violence epidemic in parts of B’ham: View from UAB Trauma Center

Jefferson County mayor does the right thing

Mayor Hoyt Sanders of Pinson
Mayor Hoyt Sanders of Pinson

Today’s guest blogger is  Hoyt Sanders.

 If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

A number of Jefferson County mayors signed a pact this year to combat “poaching” of businesses between cities and to pursue long-term economic growth for our region. Continue reading Jefferson County mayor does the right thing

Mountain Brook parent thankful for living in Birmingham

Trotter Cobb
Trotter Cobb

Today’s guest blogger is  Trotter Cobb.

 If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

As parents, we worry about this every day.

How will our special needs son react as his life unfolds and those close to him die?

This lingering anxiety came riveting home to me not too long ago when my brother-in-law, who was one of my son’s favorite uncles, died. They were together a lot. My brother-in-law Andrew was a formative influence on Trot, who is 22 years old. Continue reading Mountain Brook parent thankful for living in Birmingham

Alabama cities suffocated by a system designed for failure

Bill Ivey
Bill Ivey

Today’s guest blogger is  Bill Ivey.

 If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

For a moment, let’s assume a few things about the Birmingham metro area.

That the Birmingham mayor and council are the best we’ve had in generations.

That the Jefferson County Commission is in peak form. Continue reading Alabama cities suffocated by a system designed for failure

Birmingham: The next ‘it’ city by thinking small

V.J. Graffeo
V.J. Graffeo

Today’s guest blogger is V.J. Graffeo.

 If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

Birmingham’s homegrown success stories like Shipt and large-scale development investments such as the new Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer deservingly gain headlines due to the excitement of the massive economic benefits created.  Continue reading Birmingham: The next ‘it’ city by thinking small