Sunday Jun 16
Is Your AC Ready for Summer?
The taste of The Islands took over the Boutwell Auditorium Saturday. Steel drums pounded out the beat as our own Gina Redmond and Gene Norman stopped in for some fun.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Volkert tells Bessemer council the firm can help ensure minority...
BESSEMER, Alabama -- Bessemer City Council President Ron Marshall said Tuesday that he wants to ensure as much minority participation as possible in the construction of two large municipal buildings -- a new city hall and a recreational facility in Roosevelt Park.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Possible Relief For Women's Prison Overcrowding
In response to concerns about jail overcrowding, state officials are considering a proposal to move some female inmates into a shuttered facility in Jefferson County.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Bessemer mayor asks council for a few budget increases, says "we're fine financially"
BESSEMER, Alabama -- Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley asked the City Council Tuesday to amend the city's current budget to account for an additional $90,000 in needed expenditures, mostly for repairs, maintenance and road striping.
Bessemer man sentenced to 15 years in 2011 fatal shooting
BESSEMER, Alabama - A Jefferson County judge today sentenced a 49-year-old Bessemer man to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting a man during an argument in 2011.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Bessemer judge tells council that Clean Slate program "worked well," will be repeated
BESSEMER, Alabama -- The recent amnesty program offered by the Bessemer Municipal Court -- called "Operation Clean Slate" -- was successful and will be repeated, according to Municipal Judge Lynneice Washington.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Jeffco sheriff's deputies searching for shooter in Muscoda slaying
A long-standing feud led to last week's shooting death of a Bessemer man, and lawmen now are searching for the accused 29-year-old shooter.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Columbia High School custodian arrested on federal tax fraud charges
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A custodian at Columbia High School was arrested Thursday at the school for her alleged part in a five-year federal tax fraud conspiracy organized by an inmate at a Bessemer prison.
Frank House Golf Course in Bessemer has new operator, sees improvements
BESSEMER, Alabama -- Since it opened in 1972, the 100-acre Frank House Municipal Golf Course has given golfers in Western Jefferson County an enjoyable, low-cost alternative to more expensive courses.
Child Kidnapped as 'Leverage' in...
Alabama's forward Devonta Pollard brings the ball up court in the first half during the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Nov. 15, 2012.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
City of Bessemer applying for ATRIP dollars, will open bids for other paving jobs
BESSEMER, Alabama -- Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley told the city council Tuesday that the city is submitting an application to the state ATRIP program for more than $5 million to pay for some paving, bridge replacements and other road work.
Bessemer building inspector, former Lipscomb councilman arrested on bribery charges
A Bessemer building inspector and a former Lipscomb City Council member were arrested today on charges they demanded kickbacks from an electrical contractor during an inspection process.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Bessemer man repeatedly stabbed after he "mean mugged" suspect, according to Jeffco court affidavit
BESSEMER, Alabama: A Jefferson County judge today scheduled a hearing for a Bessemer man accused of stabbing someone after the victim "mean mugged" him, court records show.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Daily Mountain Eagle
Blues & - SBBQ Festival set for July 3
Richard "Bull" Corry promised fans of Old York that the property would once again become the site of family fun and he's ready to start delivering on that promise.
Fri May 31, 2013
Two new members of Bessemer industrial board want to help city grow
BESSEMER, Alabama -- The Bessemer City Council filled two vacant seats on the Industrial Development Board for Bessemer at its meeting Tuesday.
Bessemer filmmaker does rough cut of Lincoln Theatre docu-film, plans showings at Bob...
BESSEMER, Alabama -- Bessemer native Jake Bivona -- an attorney by trade and a self-described "big movie fan" -- has worked hard the last several months to generate interest in a renovation of the Lincoln Theatre downtown.
Wed May 29, 2013
Road closure: Section of McCalla Road in Bessemer to be shut down on Thursday
A section of McCalla Road will be closed most of Thursday while crews repair a pipe, according to Bessemer police.
Tue May 28, 2013
Hot Rod Magazine
Not Your Average Red 1969 Camaro We Promise
Ben Weber at Goolsby Customs is responsible for much of the custom metalwork on the car.
Bessemer City Council fills two seats on Industrial Development Board
Grover Dunn was elected to a term on the IDB lasting until 2018, and Carolyn H. Wilson was elected to a term ending in 2016.
Fri May 24, 2013
Bessemer police seek to identify, honor, slain officers in old photos, find other history
Sgt. Hank Edwards has been a police officer in Bessemer since 1996 and currently serves as warden at the city jail.