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3 hrs ago | The Trussville Tribune

Chalkville Elementary getting new cafeteria

The Jefferson County Board of Education last Thursday appointed TurnerBatson Architects to provide design services for the construction of a cafeteria at Chalkville Elementary School.

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Related Topix: Chalkville, AL

6 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Former junior firefighter charged in 3 Jefferson County blazes

A former junior firefighter is now in jail after authorities say he intentionally set three fires in Jefferson County last week.

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Related Topix: Bessemer, AL, Fire

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Alabama Live

Man doing plumbing work in southwest Birmingham killed when ground caves in

A man who was doing plumbing work in southwest Birmingham died when the ground caved in on him, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Hoover, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Little rain makes for anxious fire officials

"Since the first of the year we've almost had 1100 wildfires. All over the state.

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Related Topix: Adger, AL

Alabama Live

Which Alabama city showed the greatest percentage of growth in black...

The New York Times piece examines the American communities that most resemble Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb that has become a symbol of the country's racial and socioeconomic divide.

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Related Topix: Midfield, AL

Alabama Live

Jeffco's Carrington and Brown named to leadership positions with state county commissions assoc.

Jefferson County Commission President David Carrington and Commissioner Sandra Little Brown have been elected to leadership positions with the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Alabama Live

Jefferson County deputies nab 2 teens in stolen Cadillac after brief chase

Two teens in a stolen car led Jefferson County sheriff's deputies on a brief chase Thursday afternoon, but were quickly captured in the Center Point area.

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Related Topix: Center Point, AL, Birmingham, AL

Business Journal

Two Alabama schools make list of 25 Best High Schools In The South

Alabama high schools recently received from recognition after being ranked by the Daily Beast as some of the 25 Best High Schools In The South .

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Alabama Live

Legislature broke its promise to Alabama schools new Jefferson County superintendent says

For the first time since at least 2000, the Jefferson County school system is preparing to deplete its cash reserves to a level below its standard two-month operating cost.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Trussville Tribune

Annexation referendum Sept. 9 for Pinson neighborhood

Residents of the Aspen Ridge subdivision off Highway 75 who aren't yet inside Pinson city limits will get a chance to make that happen.

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Related Topix: Pinson, AL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Alabama Live

Slimmer $6.9 million 2015 budget deficit for Hoover schools is step in right direction,...

Hoover schools Superintendent Andy Craig's proposed 2015 budget is a step in the right direction toward eliminating the system's deficit spending, some school board members say.

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Related Topix: Hoover, AL

Alabama Live

Woods fire burns 20 acres in western Jefferson County; crews have fire contained

Firefighters contained a woods fire near Mulga in western Jefferson County Thursday afternoon, but it will still be some time before the flames and smoke die down.

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Related Topix: Fire, Mulga, AL, Minor, AL, Maytown, AL

Alabama Live

Why are lawyers representing Jefferson County officials without a commission vote to pay their fees?

Three lawyers were in federal court today representing Jefferson County officials without a vote of the county commission to pay their legal fees.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Alabama Live

What a state official was told during a private meeting about Jefferson County's EMA problem

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --The director of the state's EMA office said today he is aware of an ongoing investigation into the Jefferson County EMA office, but said the matter is a "local issue."

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Hoover, AL, Orange Beach, AL

Alabama Live

Environment group GASP petitions Board of Health to disapprove permit for ABC Coke in Tarrant

The Jefferson County Board of Health recently renewed the operating permit for ABC Coke, a coke processing facility along Highway 79 in Tarrant, but health advocacy group GASP has requested a hearing with the board and wants the permit disapproved.

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Related Topix: Tarrant, AL, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Alabama Live

Prosecutor: Birmingham man texted woman 'til death do us part' hours before he stabbed her...

Gregory Smith texted his on-again, off-again, girlfriend, Gerronda Hill, the message, "till death do us part.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Deputies capture 1 man, 2 teens after Jefferson County home break-in

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested a man and two teens after they say the trio broke into a home on Tomahawk Road.

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Alabama Live

122 Birmingham school employees laid off or transferred in 2012 amid state takeover win lawsuit

A judge has ruled that Alabama State Department of Education officials violated the due process rights of 122 current and former Birmingham school employees who were laid off or transferred to another job during the state's 2012 takeover of the financially struggling system.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Alabama Live

Forecast: A clear night is expected in Birmingham, but there's an air quality alert for Wednesday

Expect a clear night Tuesday night in the Birmingham area, with lows in the upper 60s, according to the National Weather Service .

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Weather, Shelby County, AL

Magic 96.5

Wildfire Burns in Jefferson County

A wildfire in Jefferson County was reported Monday. More than 75 acres had burned as of the late afternoon.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Adger, AL

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