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JeffCo unveils their new website


Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Smoot announced the unveiling of the county’s new website earlier today. According to the release, the new website was built entirely in-house by the Program Management Office of the county’s Information Technology department and is the first major upgrade in nearly twenty years. The site is currently under consideration for the Center of Digital Government “Best of the Web” award.

Screenshot: http://jeffconline.jccal.org/

11th Circuit reverses Baker case decision

The 11th Circuit United States Court of Appeals has just posted this decision, ordering that the case brought by former physical education teacher Bruce Baker against the City of Birmingham’s Board of Education proceed. Since we can’t find any details about the original case, we’ll just link to their opinion as posted on their website.

Air Jordan honors Mike’s Barons era

Air Jordan 1 Opening Day Pack

There’s been a lot of talk this year about the return of the Air Jordan 1. There are several models being released this year, including the recently released Opening Day Pack. The pairs honor Michael Jordan‘s time in MLB’s Chicago White Sox system (including his Airness’ time as a Birmingham Baron).

The  “home” pair (above) features a white upper  compared to the “away” pair that features a black upper. They are already available online for purchase on eBay (go figure), though you may want to keep your eyes out for those available for their suggested retail price of $100.

This Will Go On Your Permanent Record release party w/The2ndHand No. 27, The Bottletree

So you’ve got to check out this release party and reading for THE2NDHAND contributor Susannah Felts‘ first novel, This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record, a sort of coming-of-age of the artist, a story of the commitment of youth, given freedom.

There will be readings by Felts, Birmingham poet Chris Lawson, and the trio of THE2NDHAND editor Todd Dills, contributor Nadria Tucker (winner of our 2007 Art Walk competition) and poet Emily Self as Pitchfork Battalion. Music by Through the Sparks‘ Jody Nelson.

Cost: Free

The Bottletree
3719 3rd Avenue South (directions)

The First 100: City of Birmingham launches new website

Screenshot of new City of Birmingham websiteThe first part of the overhaul of the City of Birmingham’s online presence started yesterday, when they unveiled their new birminghamal.gov website (and don’t forget to put the www in front of it when you put it in the browser). The empty space is actually filled with news from the city when you visit. We’d let you know what else it can do here, but then that wouldn’t give you a reason to check out the first post we wrote about it to learn more about some of the features, now would it?

With the unveiling of the city’s revamped site, a new plan to have wireless access in the city and possibly a in-chambers debut of Over C’s new single “Don’t Trash My Hood” geared towards encouraging area youth to do their part in the city’s efforts to be cleaner and safer, you’d think the first council meeting of 2008 should be fairly straightforward. Not necessarily

Screenshot of http://www.birminghamal.gov.