Jefferson County Commission to preserve former jail that held Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967

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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3 things you can do now to help keep Alabama the Beautiful

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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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Amazon update: Jefferson County and city of Bessemer considering incentive agreements in June

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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.

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