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Birmingham Mayor Bell on some of his noteworthy accomplishments

By Nick Patterson The Birmingham Times Despite controversies over the years — including his contentious relationship in the end with the Birmingham City Council and the...

Barack Obama shows up in Chicago for jury duty; not chosen

By Don Babwin The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight...

Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin Announces Plans For Inaugural Festivities

Times Staff Report The Randall Woodfin Administration will officially begin on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a noon swearing-in ceremony in Linn Park followed later by...

Tuesday’s elections gave black candidates a number of historic victories

‎Times staff report Democrats scored several election firsts on Tuesday night and party officials credit the African-American electorate with playing a role. In New Jersey, voters...

Sickle Cell Patients Suffer Discrimination, Poor Care — And Shorter Lives

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News NeDina Brocks-Capla sits in her kitchen in San Francisco. Her son Kareem Jones died at age 36 from sickle cell...

Randall Woodfin defeats Incumbent William Bell to become Birmingham Mayor

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times   Randall Woodfin, the first candidate to declare for mayor of Birmingham last summer, on Tuesday saw his 14-month journey to...

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington ends bid for Alabama Governor

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced today that he is ending his campaign for governor of Alabama. Carrington had announced his...

Potential Community Changing Election Is Less Than Two Weeks Away 

By Hollis Wormsby, Jr. On August 22, the greater Birmingham community will take to the polls to elect a mayor, nine city council persons and...

City Council President Austin: Time to capitalize on the untapped potential...

By Johnathan Austin As soon as I was old enough to walk, I learned to march.  Birmingham’s history was sewn into the fabric of my family,...

Area lawmakers list education, economic development as priorities in Legislative Session

By Sinclair Portis Special to the Times Education is one of the main issues facing Jefferson County, according to members of the county’s delegation in the...

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