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Little rain makes for anxious fire officials
"Since the first of the year we've almost had 1100 wildfires. All over the state.
12 hrs ago
Which Alabama city showed the greatest percentage of growth in black...
The New York Times piece examines the American communities that most resemble Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb that has become a symbol of the country's racial and socioeconomic divide.
16 hrs ago
Jeffco's Carrington and Brown named to leadership positions with state county commissions assoc.
Jefferson County Commission President David Carrington and Commissioner Sandra Little Brown have been elected to leadership positions with the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Jefferson County deputies nab 2 teens in stolen Cadillac after brief chase
Two teens in a stolen car led Jefferson County sheriff's deputies on a brief chase Thursday afternoon, but were quickly captured in the Center Point area.
Two Alabama schools make list of 25 Best High Schools In The South
Alabama high schools recently received from recognition after being ranked by the Daily Beast as some of the 25 Best High Schools In The South .
Legislature broke its promise to Alabama schools new Jefferson County superintendent says
For the first time since at least 2000, the Jefferson County school system is preparing to deplete its cash reserves to a level below its standard two-month operating cost.
The Trussville Tribune
Annexation referendum Sept. 9 for Pinson neighborhood
Residents of the Aspen Ridge subdivision off Highway 75 who aren't yet inside Pinson city limits will get a chance to make that happen.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Slimmer $6.9 million 2015 budget deficit for Hoover schools is step in right direction,...
Hoover schools Superintendent Andy Craig's proposed 2015 budget is a step in the right direction toward eliminating the system's deficit spending, some school board members say.
Woods fire burns 20 acres in western Jefferson County; crews have fire contained
Firefighters contained a woods fire near Mulga in western Jefferson County Thursday afternoon, but it will still be some time before the flames and smoke die down.
Why are lawyers representing Jefferson County officials without a commission vote to pay their fees?
Three lawyers were in federal court today representing Jefferson County officials without a vote of the county commission to pay their legal fees.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
What a state official was told during a private meeting about Jefferson County's EMA problem
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --The director of the state's EMA office said today he is aware of an ongoing investigation into the Jefferson County EMA office, but said the matter is a "local issue."
Environment group GASP petitions Board of Health to disapprove permit for ABC Coke in Tarrant
The Jefferson County Board of Health recently renewed the operating permit for ABC Coke, a coke processing facility along Highway 79 in Tarrant, but health advocacy group GASP has requested a hearing with the board and wants the permit disapproved.
Prosecutor: Birmingham man texted woman 'til death do us part' hours before he stabbed her...
Gregory Smith texted his on-again, off-again, girlfriend, Gerronda Hill, the message, "till death do us part.
Deputies capture 1 man, 2 teens after Jefferson County home break-in
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested a man and two teens after they say the trio broke into a home on Tomahawk Road.
122 Birmingham school employees laid off or transferred in 2012 amid state takeover win lawsuit
A judge has ruled that Alabama State Department of Education officials violated the due process rights of 122 current and former Birmingham school employees who were laid off or transferred to another job during the state's 2012 takeover of the financially struggling system.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Forecast: A clear night is expected in Birmingham, but there's an air quality alert for Wednesday
Expect a clear night Tuesday night in the Birmingham area, with lows in the upper 60s, according to the National Weather Service .
Wildfire Burns in Jefferson County
A wildfire in Jefferson County was reported Monday. More than 75 acres had burned as of the late afternoon.
75 acres burned in Adger as wildfire rapidly grows in western Jefferson County, authorities say
The fire in Adger has already burned about 75 acres and it showing no sign of slowing down, said forestry commission spokeswoman Coleen Vansant.
Trussville man released in death of 81-year-old man now indicted and back in lockup
A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a Trussville man in the 2013 shooting death of an 81-year-old man.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Q A session set Wednesday for Birmingham area lawyers interested in providing legal services for indigent defendants
A question and answer session will be held Wednesday for Jefferson County area attorneys who wish to submit proposals for providing legal services to indigent criminal defendants for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The session will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in courtroom 370 - presiding judge Houston Brown's courtroom - at the Jefferson ... (more)