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Bessemer (AL): The Marvel City No Longer in Birmingham’s Shadow

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Drone Photography: Lavon Beard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_ya530RB7c&feature=youtu.be Bessemer has become a city that is a marvel to behold. In just the past three years look...

Mayor Ken Gulley Means Business for Bessemer and the Region

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Bessemer Mayor Ken Gulley is not one to complain. When he was dissatisfied with the direction of the city a...

How Dr. Autumm Jeter Reimagines and Reshapes the Bessemer School System

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times Anyone who wants to marvel at where the city of Bessemer is headed can look no further than...

Store Owner Mara Allen on Providing Nutritious Options in a Food...

By Sydney Melson The Birmingham Times Mara Allen owns Urban Market, a grocery store in the Jonesboro neighborhood of Bessemer that offers a broad range of...

City of Bessemer Receives $300K Federal Brownfields Grant from EPA

The Birmingham Times The city of Bessemer has been awarded a 2020 Brownfield Assessment Grant by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Bessemer will receive...

Meet Kim Alexander, Bessemer (Ala.) Councilwoman, And Nurse, on the Frontlines...

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart For The Birmingham Times In Bessemer, most people know Kimberly Alexander as the councilwoman who represents District 2. But in recent weeks,...

Bessemer Plans Pedestrian Bridge over Highway 150

bessemeral.org The city of Bessemer plans to construct a pedestrian bridge over State Highway 150 which will connect the city’s Rail-Trail system to its recreation...

Bessemer’s Historic Lincoln Theatre Being Revitalized

The Birmingham Times Built as a 400-seat “picture house” to show first-run movies for African American audiences, the historic Lincoln Theatre is the last undestroyed...

Bessemer Breaks Ground on $750K Airport Expansion Project

The Birmingham Times Officials with the city of Bessemer and the Bessemer Airport Authority broke ground Tuesday morning on construction of a 14,220 square foot hangar...

Jeffco mayors sign ‘historic’ pact toward regional cooperation

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Mayors from nearly a dozen cities in Jefferson County today announced a “historic” pact to combat poaching between cities and...

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