jefferson county


Photo illustration by Emily Featherston.

Though strong storms and tornadoes have been known to pop up year round, Alabama’s severe weather season peaks in April, and emergency personnel want the public to remain prepared. more


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Photo by Paul Robertson (from Alabama Supreme Court website)

The court said a law allowing Jefferson County to reroute sales tax money for schools to other county projects is not unconstitutional. more


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Photo courtesy of the Homewood Police Department.

Lionel Lopez is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and may be in the West Homewood area. more



Photo by Lexi Coon.

At a meeting on Nov. 10, the Birmingham Water Works Board discussed the effects of the current drought and approved a rate increase of 3.9%. more


A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. more


Distinguished Young Women of Jefferson County

Photo courtesy of Miranda Wesley.

The deadline for participant applications is March 1, 2016. more


Poster Competition

Photo courtesy of Dale Gilmore

Mika Marriott was the first Homewood student to win the competition. more


Billboard Removal

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Pockets of county land within Homewood could be annexed to the city, pending the governor's signature. more


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Photo by Oliver Morrison.

SB50, which could give Homewood the ability to annex pockets of land under the county's jurisdiction, moves onto a House committee. It has until Aug. 11 to pass the legislature. more


Homewood Police Department

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The family of Kindra Chapman, an 18-year-old who died while at Homewood City Jail, released a statement through their lawyers stating Chapman’s death was a suicide. more


The heroin-related death rate for Jefferson County more than doubled in 2014. more


While it could still be months away, there might be reason to celebrate – specifically for everyone in Jefferson County who owns a vehicle. more


Alabama shoppers can expect to find back-to-school deals the first weekend of August. The annual sales tax holiday will take place Aug. 2-4. more


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June 2018