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Federal Judge Ends 38-Year-Old Consent Decree in Jefferson County (Ala.)

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times  After nearly four decades under federal supervision for discriminatory hiring practices, Jefferson County today was released from one of the...

Jeffco residents urged to get free COVID-19 tests through this week

By Lauren Jackson ABC 33/40 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with the Jefferson County Department of Health want to be testing 1,500 people each day at the...

No large gatherings, like church, in Jefferson County (Ala.) for another...

By Michael Tomberlin Alabama Newscenter Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson is urging the public to continue to limit gatherings — including at churches –to...

Jefferson County’s Bicentennial: Fueling Growth As State’s Economic Engine

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Jefferson County turns 200 this month, but it gave itself a present in 2018—when the county commission hired...

A Timeline of Jefferson County in Pictures: 1819-2019

Founded with the state of Alabama in 1819, Jefferson County grew from a sparsely settled agricultural county to a powerhouse of industry fueled by...

The history of Birmingham’s 141-year-old Broad St. Missionary Church

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times A quiet dignity is noticed every time Elmore Quarles reads the history of her place of worship, Broad...

Gardendale Resident Amasses 40,000 Postcards of Birmingham, Jeffco

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times JD Weeks has a collection of more than 40,000 postcards that portray Birmingham and Jefferson County, but the...

Canadian-Based Co. to Invest Nearly $30M, Create 50 Jobs in Jeffco

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Samuel Associated Tube Group, a manufacturer of small-diameter, electric-resistance-welded and fabricated carbon steel tubing, last week announced plans to invest...

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...

Jefferson County approves UAB-led Healthcare Authority to Run Cooper Green

The Birmingham Times Calling it a “defining moment” for indigent patients, a majority of Jefferson County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to create a UAB-led Health...

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