As schools in Jefferson County prepare for a minimum of nine weeks of online learning, Jefferson County is teaming up with the Loyalty Foundation and several local partners to bridge the digital divide experienced by students and families with online learning.Continue reading “Jefferson County teaming up with Loyalty Foundation, DC BLOX and local partners to bridge digital divide”
This month, Jefferson County is celebrating its 200th birthday! The bicentennial is a time of reflection and celebration—for both of which there is plenty of inspiration. Keep reading to find 13 things you may have never known about Jefferson County.Continue reading “Happy 200th! 13 amazing things to know about Jefferson County”
To celebrate Jefferson County’s Bicentennial we wanted to record some living history.
The Jefferson County Environmental Services Department is in major need of new people to run the county’s nine water reclamation facilities—a.k.a. the place your dirty household water comes in and clean water goes out. Find out how an apprenticeship program is preparing people like 43-year-old single mom Brenda White for a future in the county department.Continue reading “Career pivot: Unlikely apprentice gets into clean water business with new paid Jefferson County program”
Instead of spending $20-30 million on wastewater plant upgrades, Jefferson County is hoping you’ll help contain the last 1% of phosphorus in local waterways by not putting a certain type of fertilizer on your yard this spring. Why should you care and what can you do? Bham Now explains.
The company also hinted at a another major announcement set for this week.
Do you know what’s happening at Birmingham’s many public libraries? Now is the time to discover what they have to offer during National Library Week, April 8-14, 2018. Continue reading “Connect with Birmingham’s public libraries during National Library Week, April 8-14”
I didn’t think it would find me. I thought I’d be able to escape its wrath. I’d protected myself, after all. I’d gotten the shot that was supposed to save me. Still, I was cautious. I tried my best to outrun it. Tried to shield myself from the horror it would inflict upon me and those around me. But it caught me, making me stumble as it coiled itself around me. I was too weak to scream and fight against it.
The flu had finally found me. Continue reading “Flu 2018: schools closing, hospitals crowded, Bham Now staff down and out”
The city wants to play ball, ya’ll.
The Easter Bunny is not an elected position, but the sheriff is! Birmingham, it’s qualifying time for our next county and state-wide election on June 5.
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?
These are some of the cleanest restaurants in Birmingham. They scored a perfect 100 when inspected by the Jefferson County Department of Health. Did your favorite places make the list?
The Silvertron Cafe would love to pickle you on Sunday brunch, but that’s illegal (for now) – image rehosted from birminghammenus.com
Alabama may pass a law allowing pre-noon alcohol sales on Sunday.
Our schools are keeping access to over $100 million in funding! Last night, Jefferson County voters decided to keep a .214% property tax in all 12 school systems. A whopping 6% of eligible voters came to the polls, the rest presumably fine either way.