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In Stunning Vote, Two City Councilors Unseat Jefferson County Commissioners

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County voters on Tuesday night replaced both Democrats on the five-member county commission, electing two sitting Birmingham City Councilors...

Inside the Birmingham community where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Jeff Drew remembers the first day he met the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who stayed with his family...

Meet 19 African-American women running for elected office this year in...

Times Staff Report At least 19 African-American women are seeking elected office in Jefferson County in 2018. Here is a glimpse at candidates likely to...

New Leadership takes charge at Cooper Green Mercy Health Services

Special to the Birmingham Times Cooper Green Mercy Health Services has a new leadership team in place with Armika Berkley as director and Taylor Krueger...

 Autocar chooses Birmingham for truck assembly plant

Times Staff Report Hagerstown, Ind.-based Autocar will invest $120 million to expand and open a manufacturing plant in Jefferson County to build its heavy-duty cab-over-engine...

Jefferson County hires artist to paint more diverse view of society

By Nick Patterson The Birmingham Times A Jefferson County Commission Committee approved paying an Alabama artist to create a new mural to add to the controversial,...

After 35 years, Sheriff’s Office comes from under federal oversight over...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Self-described as “white-male dominated” at one time, the Jefferson County sheriff’s office on Thursday came from under 35 years of...

Birmingham City Schools to get $4.1M annually following State Supreme Court...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Some area leaders called it the luck of the Irish. On Friday, March 17, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that Jefferson...

Jefferson County reopens satellite office in Gardendale

Special to The Times Jefferson County re-opened its Jefferson County Northern Satellite Office in Gardendale at noon on Feb. 1. The office, located at 651 Main...

Twin judges in Jefferson County are identical in values, beliefs and...

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times They are the first set of identical twins to serve simultaneously as district court judges in Jefferson County,...

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