Loyd McIntosh

Loyd McIntosh is a freelance writer, marketing, communications professional, and podcaster from Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 25 years of experience in journalism, communications, and marketing. McIntosh currently writes for Birmingham Lifestyle Magazine, Vestavia Voice, Homewood Star, Village Living, Cahaba Sun, and 280 Living. He is also the co-host of The Rough Draft: A Podcast About Writing.

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Step Into The Ring

On a sweltering hot Friday afternoon in late July, the parking lot of Total Body Fitness is so full, many cars have parked in the grass and mud in the vacant lot next door. Inside, the gym is just as packed as dozens of athletes, trainers and others mill about. There is excitement and even a little tension in the air. All of this activity isn’t for a hot, new exercise class. No, excitement builds for the weigh-in for a boxing event taking place in a little over 24 hours at, of all places, the CEPA Building in Pell City.

Vestavia Hills native gracing London ballet stage

John Murch loves to run, jump and leap, and he’s among the best from his hometown at what he does. However, Murch, a Vestavia Hills native, isn’t a basketball or football player, but instead is an up-and-coming star in the competitive world of ballet.

Since 2021, Murch has been living in London and studying ballet at The Royal Ballet Upper School, a prestigious three-year program administered by the University of Roehampton. One of only 100 students from 17 different countries in his class, Mur

10 Years Of INDYCAR

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park has become an important cultural event

On April 11, 2010, Brazilian race car driver Hélio Castroneves took the checkered flag in the inaugural Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. A decade later, this early-season race has become one of the premier events on the IndyCar calendar as nearly 100,000 people descend on eastern Jefferson County for a weekend of world-class open-wheel auto racing. It’s a developmen

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