Birmingham Mayor William Bell http://apr.org en Stimpson Unseats Jones in Mobile Mayoral Race http://apr.org/post/stimpson-unseats-jones-mobile-mayoral-race <p>Mobile has a new mayor, but Birmingham voters re-elected the incumbent in municipal elections.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:31:04 +0000 The Associated Press 36822 at http://apr.org Stimpson Unseats Jones in Mobile Mayoral Race Birmingham, Mobile Electing Mayors on Tuesday http://apr.org/post/birmingham-mobile-electing-mayors-tuesday <p>Birmingham and Mobile are both electing mayors on Tuesday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; In Birmingham, incumbent William Bell faces four challengers as he seeks his first, full four-year term. Bell originally took office after the felony conviction of former Mayor Larry Langford and then won a shortened term.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Bell is being opposed by Kamau Afrika, Patricia Bell, Stephannie Sigler Huey and Adlai Trone in a low-key municipal campaign.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; In Mobile, Mayor Sam Jones is being opposed by Sandy Stimpson and Doris Brown.<br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:57:19 +0000 The Associated Press 36756 at http://apr.org Birmingham, Mobile Electing Mayors on Tuesday Minor League Team Opens New Birmingham Ballpark http://apr.org/post/minor-league-team-opens-new-birmingham-ballpark <P>Birmingham's minor league baseball team is returning to the city after an absence of two decades.</P> <P>The Birmingham Barons play their first game Wednesday night at the new, 8,500-seat Regions Field in downtown Birmingham.</P> <P>The team is moving back to the city after playing its home games at a city-owned stadium in metropolitan Hoover for 20 years.</P> <P>Birmingham Mayor William Bell will throw out the first pitch, and city promoters are hoping the $64 million stadium will add to a revitalization of the inner city.</P> <P>The game against the Mississippi Braves is a sellout.</P Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:15:58 +0000 The Associated Press 28255 at http://apr.org Minor League Team Opens New Birmingham Ballpark