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Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway Defeats GOP Newcomer, Re-Elected to Second...

By Barnett Wright and Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Mark Pettway, who made history as the first Black sheriff elected in Jefferson County (AL) four years...

Proposed $50 Million Amphitheater in Birmingham Raises Concerns in Jeffco

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times A proposed $50 million amphitheater in North Birmingham that would anchor The Star at Uptown, a $300-million mixed-use development on...

Tourists Spent Estimated $2.2 Billion in Jefferson County (AL) Last Year:...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Visitors spent an estimated $2.2 billion in Jefferson County (AL) in 2021, a 45 percent increase over the previous year’s...

4 of 5 Jeffco Commissioners Face No Opposition in May 24...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The race for a seat on the Jefferson County Commission, once heavily pursued by Democrat and Republican candidates, will be...

Birmingham Likely to Host USFL’s Entire New Season Beginning in April

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday voted to approve $500,000 in in-kind services to the new United States Football League,...

Claudette Colvin wins expungement of Alabama civil rights arrest

By Mark Kelly It took most of a lifetime, but now it’s official. Civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin is, in her own words, “no longer a juvenile...

UPDATED — As Coldest Air of Season Moves In, City Announces...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) will be used as warming station on later this week and early next after...

J.M. Smucker Co. to invest $1.1 billion in Jefferson County (AL)

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The J.M. Smucker Co. on Thursday announced plans to invest $1.1 billion to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution...

USFL in Birmingham Gets Closer As City, County Contribute $500K Each

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Commission voted Thursday to contribute $500,000 to help bring the United States Football League (USFL) to Birmingham. The...

Behind JCCEO’s Decision to Fire Executive Director Sharon Myles

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO) on Monday ousted executive director Sharon Myles, who has served as leader...

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