Good Day Alabama: May 13, 2016 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: May 13, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama: 

JEH JEH LIVE - Students at the Shelby county College and Career Center worked hard to transform ordinary red flyer wagons into something special to wheel sick children around Children's of Alabama. They designed and painted the wagons as part of a community service project they choose. The students plan to deliver the new wagons to Children's of Alabama next week.

REGIONS TRADITION - The Regions Tradition returns to Greystone Golf & Country Club in Hoover this year! It is a proven venue that stood the test of time and underwent course renovations in 2015. The Founders course was designed by renowned architect Bob Cupp and Alabama Native Hubert Green. This is the 25th Anniversary of the Regions Tradition. It has an economic impact of more than $25 million to the greater Birmingham area. It is a 72 hole competition with no cut. The Regions Tradition is part of the Champions Tour which is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. The NCR Pro-Am kicks it off on Wednesday. It includes several big names including Nick Saban, Steve Harvey, Bo Jackson, Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Taylor Hicks, and Steve Spurrier. The Championship rounds are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Gates open at 7am each day. Daily tickets for adults are $20 or get a pass for the full 5-day event for $80. Kids 18 and under get in for free. For directions, tickets, and more information, visit http://www.regionstradition.com/.

BBJ - Mike talked with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed the impact of Medicaid overhaul and cuts on local businesses and healthcare providers. Also, auction firms are moving into the area to try to convince home owners to use their services to sell homes. They also discussed new financial institutions coming into the area. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - The Family Justice Center began the ONE PLACE pilot project almost two years ago – a collaboration between the Jefferson County District Attorney, Birmingham Police, YWCA, and Crisis Center. The idea is that, if a victim is in danger and can get to only one place, we should have different resources and services in one location so that she does not have to go from place to place across the city to seek help. Prosecution services, law enforcement, counseling, court advocacy and safety planning are offered at ONE PLACE. The United Way of Central Alabama donated property on Southside for ONE PLACE. Renovations will be ongoing through the summer and it hopes to open the doors by the end of summer. In the meantime, the representatives are working together out of the DA's Office in the Criminal Justice Center Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. The YWCA hotline is available 24/7 for anyone who may need services or is in danger. All inquiries are confidential. The number is 205-322-4878. For more information about ONE PLACE, visit www.oneplacebirmingham.com.

ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison  joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mike to a hedgehog. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to www.birminghamzoo.com.

COMEDIAN - The Funniest Man in America returns! For over twenty years, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comic James Gregory has stood grinning: his blue shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious storytelling experience. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory´s comedy: whimsical reflections on life from the front porch. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit www.stardome.com.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, it's Bike Week and we celebrate all week long! Join us for all the fun! Southern Living and Cooking Light team up with the Jones Valley Teaching Farm for a great new effort! Find out how you can help! We check out the Regions Tradition and Pro-Am and take you live to meet some of the stars! Plus our very own WBRC band teams with Taylor Hicks to bring us some live music! Our experts join us to answer your questions about your garden and your kids' health! Join us for that and more next week on Good Day!

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