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Building Plans Approved For New School, Rudd And Pinson Valley HS

Building Plans Approved - Trussville, AL - A judge has approved plans by the Jefferson County Board of Education for construction of a new elementary school ...

Boyfriend charged with murder In Gardendale homicide  WBRC FOX6 News -

Murder charges have now been filed against the boyfriend of a woman killed in Gardendale Sunday.

JefCoEd announces building construction plans in Grayson Valley and renovations at Erwin, Pinson and Rudd  Trussvilletribune

By Tanna Friday For the Tribune. Writer's Note -When I learned there were rumors that the “Eagle Wall” at Erwin High School was going to be torn down and ...

Mother of two who turned aspirations into achievement honored as 2018 HABD Scholar  Alabama NewsCenter

Adriene Gadsden remembers being concerned with having fun when she graduated from Erwin High School in 2005. But that's not who Gadsden is today.

How Timothy Alexander helped revive UAB Football, Became Face of Program  Birmingham Times

By Barnett Wright. The Birmingham Times. Tim Alexander traveled the Birmingham Metro area to convince nearly 60 city councils to support the return of UAB ...

Jeff Estes believes Faith Academy football team can turn corner despite late coaching change

Longtime assistant coach Jeff Estes has been named Faith Academy's interim head coach in the wake of Lance Lawley's departure. (Contributed).

A Christmas story of hope and courage and football

One of her sons had already been taken, and now Patricia Alexander's youngest child was close to death. She sat in silence at UAB Hospital and prayed.

The Alabama teacher who almost rode the Challenger space shuttle 30 years ago

Birmingham teacher Pam Grayson Baugh wasn't selected by NASA to fly into space on the Challenger space shuttle, but she was close. Weeks later, on January ...

Tim Alexander's UAB game-ball delivery one step on a long, inspiring journey  Alabama NewsCenter

A viral video introduced University of Alabama at Birmingham alumnus Tim Alexander to the world when the paralyzed former football player stood from his ...

Cousins carries past into Alabama game tonight

Kentucky star believes many in Alabama root against him.

What schools will be labeled as 'failing?'

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- So what schools will be defined as "failing" under a new school choice bill approved by lawmakers. Michael Sibley, director of ...

Alabama releases new list of 'failing schools;' parents eligible for private school tax break

Under state law, the state prepares two lists. One includes all schools eligible for a "school improvement grant" from the U.S. Department of Education.

Alabama Gang: Erwin alum Todd Foster, a NASCAR mechanic, says he's known by diehard fans  Press-Register -

TALLADEGA, Alabama - Todd Foster wasn't a sports star in his days at Erwin High School. "I didn't do many sports growing up at all," he said. "I did a year or two ...

'Do what's right and you will be rewarded'  Auburn Tigers Official Athletic Site

By Jeff Shearer Senior Writer. By the time high school seniors have played their last football game, they've heard hundreds of chalk talks and ...

Birmingham to open 6 new schools this term; Jefferson County has 3 new buildings

More than 1 in 5 students in Birmingham city schools and 1 in 10 students in the Jefferson County system will be in brand-new or newly renovated schools when ...

Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and me: Alabama guitarist's epic life

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, reggae star Bob Marley and Alabama-born guitarist Wayne Perkins. (Richards and Marley photos: Courtesy Everett ...

Former University of Alabama and NFL linebacker Saleem Rasheed begins serving time on plea to teacher sex charges  The Birmingham News -

Rasheed, 32, surrendered to Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Teresa Pulliam this morning to begin serving the sentence she had imposed on him in April.

JSU News | 2016 Alumni of the Year to be Honored at Homecoming  JSU News

10/24/2016. The JSU Alumni Association announces the 2016 Alumni Award recipients. These five outstanding members of the JSU family will be recognized ...

Slain Center Point music minister remembered

Even after looking at all the facts, Curlee said he still can't figure out the killer's thinking.

Birmingham 2017: Randall Woodfin and Doug Jones made political history. Plus other notable moments  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy. The Birmingham Times. A new mayor in Birmingham. A Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama for the first time in more than two ...

Funeral set for father of 3 killed in flash fire at Jasper car dealership

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a man killed in a flash fire at a Jasper car dealership earlier this week. Jake Jennings, 39, died Tuesday at UAB ...

Lawsuit filed in Carl Cannon accident  Daily Mountain Eagle

Andrea Downing, the mother of two children of one of the three workers who died in the aftermath of a June 12 flash fire at Carl Cannon Chevrolet Buick GMC, ...

Sacramento Kings trade DeMarcus Cousins for 3 players, 2 draft picks

All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is getting as close to home as he can in the NBA. On Sunday night, the Sacramento Kings agreed to trade the former LeFlore High ...

Birmingham's Jim Newman saddles up as new Cowboy for Village People (video)  The Birmingham News -

Newman, a New York actor, will join the disco group in September, just in time to promote a new single, "Let's Go Back to the Dance Floor."

Lawsuit filed in dealership flash fire  Daily Mountain Eagle

Three Carl Cannon Chevrolet employees died of injuries they received during a flash fire on June 12. One of the families filed suit against the dealership in ...

Alexander in wheelchair, but UAB lets him work toward football dream

Timothy Alexander might be paralyzed, but he's a member of the UAB football team, and he's convinced one day he'll play on the gridiron again.

Take a tattoo tour with NBA star DeMarcus Cousins  The Birmingham News -

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is anticipating the day when his grandchildren sit on his lap and ask him about the tattoos on his arms. He's looking ...

51 schools in Birmingham metro area listed as low-achieving

Fifty-one schools in the Birmingham metro area -- including 31 Birmingham city schools -- are chronic failures, according to a list created by the state under new ...

UAB's Timothy Alexander faces personal goal with faith  Alabama's News Leader

Timothy Alexander led a student movement to bring back UAB football and other sports.He continues to face a more personal goal... with determination, ...

Victim in Friday shooting leaves behind two children  Anniston Star

A Birmingham woman shot to death Friday was killed inside a vehicle and was dead when police arrived at the scene, investigators said Tuesday.

Led by a dynamic coach, UAB football is a second-chance team for a second-chance town

Bill Clark is not crazy. He is a man of faith. It's just that sometimes in this town -- in Birmingham, Alabama -- it's hard to tell the difference.

Former University of Alabama linebacker Saleem Rasheed set to be sentenced in food stamp fraud and immigration cases  The Huntsville Times -

Rasheed will be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Karon O. Bowdre in the 10 a.m. hearing at the Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse in downtown Birmingham.

Harris sextuplets, mayor's homes up for preservation group's tour

The Harris sextuplets and Center Point's mayor's homes will be displayed in holiday tour.

Former University of Alabama linebacker Saleem Rasheed sentencing set

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The sentencing of former University of Alabama and NFL linebacker Saleem Abdul Rasheed, who pleaded guilty in March to federal ...

DeMarcus Cousins: Peeling back the layers, Kings big man is laid back and loveable

The glistening black Range Rover with California plates weaves precisely from main road to side road to back road, its headlights illuminating the path cutting ...

Hot Corner: Former LeFlore coach Otis Hughley's main job now is to watch over DeMarcus Cousins for Sacramento Kings

Both coach Otis Hughley and his former pupil, DeMarcus Cousins, seen here during the Class 5A state tournament semifinals in Birmingham in 2009, have ...

Jim Newman: From Birmingham to Broadway and back  The Birmingham News -

"Bubba's Revenge" brings Broadway veteran back to his hometown.

Sports links: Cousins, Bledsoe lead state delegation in NBA Draft  Press-Register -

NBA Draft news, links and projections for DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, Mikhail Torrance and Elijah Millsap.

The other tackler: Barry Krauss' Sugar Bowl stop in Alabama's Goal-Line Stand will live forever, but time has obscured another defender

Former UA cornerback Mike Clements a little-known part of fourth-down stop against Penn State in 1979.

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