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Jefferson County Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times The number “200” was spelled out in the shape of orange and purple balloons as a cool breeze whispered across...

Jeffco Delays Plan to Issue Tickets for Misdemeanor Weed Possession

By Associated Press Alabama's most populous county is delaying plans to decriminalize enforcement of misdemeanor marijuana cases and other minor offenses. News outlets reported Thursday the...

Jeffco Sheriff: No jail time for misdemeanor marijuana possession

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies can now issue a ticket or summons for those caught committing misdemeanor offenses -- including the...

Jeffco mayors sign ‘historic’ pact toward regional cooperation

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Mayors from nearly a dozen cities in Jefferson County today announced a “historic” pact to combat poaching between cities and...

Area students get skilled workforce training under Jeffco Sewer Dept.’s apprenticeship...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Mi’Kayla Stinson, a freshman at Lawson State Community College studying chemical engineering, found the ideal preparation for her field of...

Sheila Tyson to Galleria Mall protesters: organize; remain peaceful

Times Staff Report Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson said comments about her calling for a boycott at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover were incorrect. Tyson said...

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...

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