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Tears flow in Birmingham-area after Biden-Harris win

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times When former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris were elected as the president and vice-president elect, Alabama state...

Jefferson County (AL) Votes 4-0 to Open Courthouses On Sat. For...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times   A bipartisan group of Jefferson County (AL) Commissioners on Friday voted 4-0 to open the downtown Birmingham and Bessemer County...

Up to Jeffco Commission whether courthouse open for absentee voting on...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times  The decision whether to open the Birmingham and Bessemer Courthouses for in-person absentee voting on Saturdays is now in the...

Census: Jeffco Commissioner Sheila Tyson Wants You To Count

By Sydney Melson The Birmingham Times As the census count winds down, Jefferson County is taking a more aggressive to reach undercounted communities. The census count ends...

Jeffco Commission Gives Final Approval for $40M FedEx Distribution Center

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Commission last week approved tax abatements for a 290,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution facility on a 46.01-acre site...

Angela Dixon named Jeffco’s CFO, first African-American female in role

jccal.org After a nationwide search Jefferson County announced Thursday that Angela Dixon has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer from Deputy Director of Finance. Dixon is...

Governing Through Crisis Not New in Jefferson County

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The way of life may have changed for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, but constituent services haven’t, say members of...

Jeffco Extends Closure of Courthouses, Allocates $1M to Coronavirus Relief

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to extend closure of the Birmingham and Bessemer courthouses to April 30 from...

Jeffco Takes Sewer Fee Assistance Plan to Water Board. Some Ask,...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Commission and Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) haven’t been on the same page recently, let alone in...

How the Magic City Classic Became a Political Football

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times One of the more debated items in Jefferson County’s $700 million budget for fiscal 2020 involves the Magic City Classic...

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