For some, the words come quickly, spilling out overelaborate, multi-course meals or half-eaten sandwiches salvaged from a Dumpster.

Others articulate their gratitude slowly, thanking God in intricate detail for food and drink, friends and family.…


Schools ask state to vouch for loans

MONTGOMERY Twenty-one school systems potentially in need of millions to pay expenses have asked state school officials to write letters to banks vouching for loans.

Without such letters the systems might not be able to borrow money to pay employees …


Proposal could start bus service

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority has submitted a proposal that could bring bus service to Vestavia Hills by next fall.

Ken Gordon, executive director of the authority, said a proposal was to be submitted to the Metropolitan Planning Organization today.…