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Census 2020: Commissioner Sheila Tyson on why everyone counts

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times When Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson says she wants everyone counted for Census 2020, she means “everybody.” “Even if you’re in...

Barber shops, hair salons now ordered to close in Jefferson County

The Birmingham Times Barber shops and hair salons have been ordered to close due to the risk of infection by COVID-19, said Mark E. Wilson,...

All non-essential businesses ordered to close in Jefferson County

The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Department of Health on Thursday ordered the closing of all non-essential businesses and services due to the risk of...

Jefferson County Health Officer: ‘Many cases we have not detected’

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times As the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to rise in and around Birmingham, restrictions have been placed on nursing...

Jefferson County and Birmingham now under states of emergency

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County, Alabama’s most populous county, and Birmingham, the state’s largest city, today put their respective government and city under...

List of Birmingham events cancelled or delayed due to coronavirus

The Birmingham Times Due to a growing concern over the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, several events with an expected large attendance...

Contagion: Officials work to lower risk of coronavirus in Jeffco  

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times  As governments around the world ramp up responses to the coronavirus, the Birmingham metro area has institutions that play a...

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...

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...

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...

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