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City council honor Witherspoon, Miglionico

This morning during Mayor Langford’s comments to the Birmingham City Council in council chambers, he asked for two of the city’s upcoming capital projects to be named for two women who had served the city on the council. It took the Birmingham City Council less than 3 minutes to unanimously approve resolutions for both naming opportunities.

They approved naming the planned Five Points West athletic facility slated for Fair Park in honor of¬†Miriam Witherspoon, the council president pro-tempore who passed away unexpectedly last week, and the intermodal transit facility for Nina¬†Miglionico, the first woman ever elected to serve on the Council. Langford then reported that Miglionico is currently in the hospital. Miglionico’s name had been suggested before, in 1999, but it was withdrawn and never voted upon.

Five citizens to be inducted into the Gallery today

Five citizens are being honored for their contributions to the history of the city of Birmingham by being named the latest additions to the city’s Gallery of Distinguished Citizens. The annual induction ceremony is being held at Vulcan Park this afternoon beginning at 12 p.m. and it’s open to the public.

Oscar Adams, Jr., Colonel Stone Johnson, Nina Miglionico, Steve Orel, & J. Richmond Pearson will be honored with bronze statues and a new interactive kiosk when their likenesses are place in City Hall. Check out the News’ coverage from earlier this week as well.