Voters in line front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on October 15, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Jefferson County Commission and the city of Birmingham took some positive steps Friday to make it easier to in-person vote absentee at the downtown courthouse. Continue reading “Got a parking ticket while voting absentee? “I voted” stickers can forgive it. JeffCo extends voting.”
Jefferson County exhibit that documents Martin Luther King. Jr.’s stay in the Jefferson County Courthouse jail in 1967. Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Commission
Earlier this month, the Jefferson County Commission unanimously passed a resolution to memorialize and preserve the former county jail space, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was held in 1967.
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Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Jefferson County wants to properly dispose and recycle your used cooking oil and grease.
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Roald Hazelhoff, director of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College. Photo courtesy of Southern Environmental Center
In our first two installments
“Protecting Alabama the Beautiful by cleaning up our mess” and “Turning dumps into natural wonders” we examined Alabama’s legacy of pollution problems and remarkable comeback stories, including Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Red Mountain Park. In this, our third and final installment, we provide 3 ways you can help make, and keep, Alabama the Beautiful.
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Photo via Amazon
According to several news reports and recently published public notices, the Jefferson County Commission and Bessemer City Council will be considering incentive agreements for a proposed Amazon fulfillment center in June.
Continue reading “Amazon update: Jefferson County and city of Bessemer considering incentive agreements in June”
Our outgoing mayor is for it, and our incoming mayor is ready for the possibilities. Who else is involved with Birmingham’s bid to attract Amazon’s new headquarters to the Magic City?
Continue reading “Five things you need to know about Birmingham and Amazon”