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Walter Gonsoulin Jr. Appointed First Black To Lead Jefferson County Schools

Times staff report  The Jefferson County Board of Education on Thursday appointed Walter Gonsoulin Jr., Ph.D. to lead the school system, the first African American...

Miles College Begins Playoff Run; Ruffin named SIAC Coach of The...

By Donald Hunt For The Birmingham Times  Miles College has spent this week preparing for their playoff run. The Golden Bears, a No. 7 seed, will...

Barrett Elementary Was Once Considered A ‘Failing’ School. Not Anymore.

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart For the Birmingham Times Three years ago, Nathaniel A. Barrett Elementary School had the kind of grades you wouldn’t want to show...

Principal Tikki Hines Brought Hope and Aura of Success to Barrett...

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart For the Birmingham Times On a recent morning at Nathaniel A. Barrett Elementary School, Principal Tikki Hines walked down the hall with...

Here’s How A.H. Parker High School Got Off State’s ‘Failing’ List

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times For the first time in three years, A.H. Parker High School is off of the state’s failing-schools list. When the...

School Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring: ‘I Want to be Clear–We Are...

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart For the Birmingham Times The success and progress at Nathaniel A. Barrett Elementary School and A.H. Parker High School are just part...

Police Chief Patrick Smith: Homicides are down; but one category remains...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said recently he was alarmed at the number of black males being killed in the...

JC Swoopes Has Heart and Care for the Homeless

By Ameera Steward For the Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens...

UAB Launches Live HealthSmart Alabama, Designed to Increase Wellness Statewide

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times UAB leaders on Tuesday launched Live HealthSmart Alabama, a partnership between the institution, community, government, business and education agencies to...

Jeffco Commissioner Sheila Tyson Explains Vote Against UAB-led Healthcare Authority

Times staff report Despite voting against an amended agreement to establish a University Healthcare Authority with UAB Health Systems, Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson said...

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