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Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that she has signed Executive Order NO. 721 establishing the Alabama STEM Council. The council will advise state leadership on ways to improve STEM-related education, career awareness and workforce development opportunities across the state.

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Governor Ivey on Friday, September 18, 2020 visited coastal Alabama to view Hurricane Sally damage. She did a helicopter flyover of the destruction in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Gov. Ivey also met with local officials and held two press conferences. (Governor'…

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Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has teamed up with Kikstart Inc. to provide nutritious meals in a free food program. They will be at different locations around Jefferson County every Monday, giving out free lunch and snacks. For locations a…

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State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris urges Alabamians to heed all health and safety warnings as areas of the state deal with significant flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sally. In addition, the public should continue COVID-19 preventive actions that include washing hands frequently o…

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is alerting citizens in our area to be wary of scams and frauds.  The types of frauds and scams have increased and frequently target the elderly.  Some of the recent scams are spinning off the COVID 19 pandemic.  Scammers will try to obtain a person’s pe…

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After 45 years of scrutiny, five years in receivership, and two years in monitorship, Jefferson County has filed a joint motion to be removed from its consent decree stating that the County not only complies with but in many cases exceeds the requirements of federal law regarding the recruit…

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Gold Frankincense & Myrrh is taking over with their new EP “Operation Take Over!”  The girls teamed up with powerhouses like Joey Sturgis to bring their newfound energy to the scene.  GFM invites you to join their operation before it’s too late.  

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The Birmingham Board of Education has named Dr. Mark Sullivan school superintendent. Sullivan, a longtime education leader, was appointed during a board meeting Monday evening. He has served as interim superintendent since April, when Dr. Lisa Herring became superintendent of Atlanta Schools.

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The Premiere LUX Cinema with GSX on Lakeshore Parkway reopened on August 28, welcoming back excited movie-goers for the first time in five months. The staff has been hard at working preparing the facility to once again entertain audiences, who were treated to the first new movies to be relea…

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Birmingham City Schools’ Child NutritionPrograms will offer 42 sites for meal distribution to all remote scholars.Meal distribution services will be provided on a daily operating basis via curbside pickup and walk-up service from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. BCS students can receive a hot meal from…

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Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued her seventeenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other p…

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Gov. Kay Ivey encourages students, parents and teachers to stay motivated and safe this 2020-2021 school year! (Governor's Office, Lori Davis Jhons)

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The Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival presented by the City of Bessemer and Premiere Chevrolet has been rescheduled for April 24, 2021. Barbecue and blues are a great combination so it will be a great time to come together and celebrate. The event will combine the best of blues music and le…

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Gov. Ivey issues a call to action to Alabamians to wear a face covering when in public and in close contact with other people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama's current Safer at Home Order includes a statewide mask requirement. (Governor's Office, Lori Davis Jhons)

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