Birmingham Mayor William Bell

Politics & Government
7:31 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Stimpson Unseats Jones in Mobile Mayoral Race

Standy Stimpson celebrates his victory over incumbent Mayor Sam Jones. Simpson carried more than 53% of the vote.
Bill Starling/bstarling@al.com

Mobile has a new mayor, but Birmingham voters re-elected the incumbent in municipal elections.

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Mayoral Races
6:57 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Birmingham, Mobile Electing Mayors on Tuesday

Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, right, is facing two challengers in Tuesday's mayoral race, including Sandy Stimpson, left.
Mike Brantley/mbrantley@al.com

Birmingham and Mobile are both electing mayors on Tuesday.

   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.

   Bell is being opposed by Kamau Afrika, Patricia Bell, Stephannie Sigler Huey and Adlai Trone in a low-key municipal campaign.

   In Mobile, Mayor Sam Jones is being opposed by Sandy Stimpson and Doris Brown.

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Birmingham Barons
8:15 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Minor League Team Opens New Birmingham Ballpark

The Birmingham Barons play their first game tonight at the new Regions Field in downtown Birmingham.
The Birmingham News

Birmingham's minor league baseball team is returning to the city after an absence of two decades.


The Birmingham Barons play their first game Wednesday night at the new, 8,500-seat Regions Field in downtown Birmingham.


The team is moving back to the city after playing its home games at a city-owned stadium in metropolitan Hoover for 20 years.


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.