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Sherry Lewis avoids prison on corruption conviction

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones ordered Sherry Lewis during a hearing to pay fines of $30,000 and to perform 400 hours...

Aerospace, automotive summits heading to Birmingham this week

Birmingham is hosting a pair of business summits this week that showcase Alabama’s growing automotive and manufacturing industries, providing participants with high-level...

New black sheriff, court officer in Birmingham rethinking policing

Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many...

Understanding Jefferson County local amendment 1: raising tax limits

When Alabamians get to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters in some counties will see local amendments on the ballot. Here's a look at...

Disqualified candidate, party changes the latest in JeffCo judicial races

Judicial races are often pretty straight-forward, but they've been anything but that in Jefferson County as of late with a last minute disqualification and...

JeffCo Sheriff, DA candidates face-off in debate

Jefferson County voters have more information about the candidates running for Jefferson County Sheriff and District Attorney (DA) thanks to a public debate hosted...

Gates Foundation’s new school initiative awards $1.1M grant for JeffCo schools

Twelve schools in Jefferson County, Ala. are working together to improve 8th and 9th grade math through a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant...

Good-paying jobs spur growth in Alabama’s Jefferson County

More than 3,500 jobs have been recruited to Jefferson County in the past 12 months and officials expect that number to increase by year’s...

Jefferson County leaders find bond market `very forgiving’ five years after...

For localities worried about facing big bond-market penalties if they go bankrupt, consider Jefferson County. The county of 659,000 people – once the largest municipality to...

Jefferson Co. Commissioner, breast cancer survivor Sandra Little Brown highlights local...

Three years after Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown fought her own battle with breast cancer and won, she's still working to help increase...
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