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How Majority of Jefferson County Commission Likely Just Got Re-Elected

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Qualifying for the May 24 primary elections ended Friday and 4 of 5 incumbent Jefferson County commissioners face no opposition....

Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Moral Conscience, Dies at 90

By Andrew Meldrum Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for...

How Jefferson County (AL) Landed a $1.1 Billion Investment After Past...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The J.M. Smucker Co. on Thursday announced plans to invest $1.1 billion to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution...

Report touts Alabama’s natural, outdoor assets as economic development draw

By Michael Sznajderman Many folks may not view parks and nature trails as pivotal tools for economic development. But a recent report prepared for the Alabama...

USFL in Birmingham Gets Closer As City, County Contribute $500K Each

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Commission voted Thursday to contribute $500,000 to help bring the United States Football League (USFL) to Birmingham. The...

Jefferson County resident elected chairman of Alabama Commission on Higher Education

    Charles E. Ball has been elected to serve as chairman of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. His selection was by unanimous vote earlier...

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