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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...

Carvana to Invest $45M Distribution Center in Bessemer, Create 300+ Jobs

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times   Jefferson County officials say they want to build on the news that Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and...

Justice Reform: Inside Jefferson County’s Juvenile Detention Center

Beth Cunningham bhamnow.com Over 440 adolescents find themselves in juvenile detention in Jefferson County each year. They can come in for a variety of reasons, but...

Jeffco Sets Aside Over $58M for Roads in FY 2020 Budget

jccal.org When the Jefferson County Commission passed its 2020 fiscal budget it set aside more than $58 million for roads and transportation, a $9 million...

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