Tuesday Dec 3
Sheriff's office meeting in McCalla
Representatives from the Jefferson County Sheriff's office and the Bessemer Police Department, along with lawmakers, met with residents in McCalla, Ala., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, to talk about ways they're battling crime in the area.
Tuesday Dec 3
JeffCo sheriff's officials discuss increased patrols, Bessemer Jail reopening at meeting in McCalla
McCalla and the rest of western Jefferson County have seen a lot of growth in recent years, but it isn't just the number of homes and business that are on the rise.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Bessemer police want to know more about 2 men found dead in parked Jaguar
Bessemer police said there was no foul play in the deaths of two men found in a parked car , but said they still want to know more about what the men were doing before they died.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
So long, stigma: End to JeffCo bankruptcy could signal new beginning for job growth, investment
Jefferson County's days of losing out on jobs and corporate investment may finally be ending as the stigma of bankruptcy is removed, economic development officials said.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
Trail of tears banner: Why it prompted apology to Native Americans
A banner displayed during a high school football game in Alabama that recalled the Trail of Tears shows the need to better educate students nationwide about the Indian removal era, leaders of the Cherokee Nation said Tuesday.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
High school apologizes for insulting Indian opponents with sign
McAdory High School in Alabama under fire for a 'blast thru' banner they made for football play-offs against Pinson Valley High School, who use Indians as their mascot The sign read 'Hey Indians, Get ready to leave in a trail of tears round 2' and quickly went viral McAdory have been forced to apologize, admitting no staff had checked the ... (more)
For better or worse? Nope. Why some relationships have to end.
From cops at crime scenes and reporters in newsrooms. From politicians who downplay the kind of crime that takes place behind family walls so they can reassure the public that ... As if domestic violence was just one of those sad inevitabilities nobody likes to talk about.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Resident crafters will host season-ending open house at Tannehill State Park Nov. 29-Dec. 1
The craft season at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in McCalla will come to an end with an open house hosted by the park's resident crafters on Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the first weekend of the Christmas shopping season.
McCalla man killed in interstate crash in Bessemer
A McCalla man was pulled from his wrecked SUV just moments before it caught fire Sunday morning, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.