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February 1, 2019 by David McLellan (Register to contact)

Checking in to let y'all know after retiring from THE United States Air Force in 2005, I am doing great! I'm a "working retiree", because I can't sit still. I drive a Freightliner M2 "Bidness Class", 20 foot, six wheel flatbed truck through out north Georgia AND around the ATL, for a small stainless steel bidness in Gainesville, GA. I finally found my "soul mate", after divorcing my first wife ("Satans Sister"). Married my soul mate in 2005...adopted her daughter from her first marriage...we begat a daughter in late's great! I have three sons (David, Jr, Nathan Charles, and Brandon Scott) from my first marriage. I still enjoy building models, playing drums and reading non-fiction and history books.

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City of Birmingham set to buy Ensley High School  WBRC

The building burned down last July and has been sitting vacant ever since. City officials say it's likely it will be torn down as part of its blight initiative.

City of Birmingham looks to buy former Ensley High School  Birmingham Business Journal

The city of Birmingham is eyeing the former Ensley High School site to pave the way for a future redevelopment.

City Council votes to purchase former Ensley HS for $50K  Birmingham Times

The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday for the city to purchase for $50,000 the former Ensley High School, which has been vacant since the 2005-2006 ...

Birmingham approves $50,000 purchase of Ensley High School property

The city will establish a request for proposals process by the end of this year or in early 2020.

Fire destroys old Ensley High School  WBRC FOX6 News -

Firefighters are battling a fire at the former Ensley High School.

Fire at old Ensley High School under control  Alabama's News Leader

Birmingham Fire crews have an overnight fire at the old Ensley High School under control.Crews responded to the large fire around 2:30 a.m.The school has ...

Hundreds celebrate in tribute to fire-damaged Ensley High School

Several hundred people, most wearing school colors black and gold, gathered at Ave. J and 24th St. in front of the burned out shell of Ensley High School.

Alumni pay tribute to old Ensley High School destroyed in fire  WVTM13

Alumni pay tribute to old Ensley High School destroyed in fire.

Birmingham's Ensley community is alive, y'all. Why you should check it out.  Bham Now

Once upon a time, the Ensley community was a vibrant steel town in its own right. Now, a group called “Ensley Alive” is working to breathe new life into this ...

Eulogy for Ensley High School

Gerald Stephens Jr., a 1972 graduate of Ensley High School, teaches English at Bumpus Middle School and blogs at Last Tuesday ...

Ensley High alumni gathered to remember building as it burned  WBRC FOX6 News -

Flames and smoke may have destroyed the old Ensley High School building Tuesday, "But they can't burn the memories we have in our heart," said one alum ...

Memory of Ensley High School's first black graduate in 1965 celebrated

In 1965, Carolyn Houston was the first black student to graduate from Ensley High School. Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major, who died of ovarian cancer at age ...

Dry chemicals found in old Ensley High School  WBRC FOX6 News -

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Potentially dangerous dry chemicals found in the old Ensley High School. We received pictures from a man who takes photos of ...

Dry chemicals found in Old Ensley high school building  Alabama's News Leader

Abandoned chemicals have been left behind in the old Ensley High School building that was closed in 2004.A viewer who went on to the property on their own ...

Wenonah High School to start student-run spirit store  WBRC

At the start of the school year, students will open and operate a Spirit Store inside the school.

Surplus sale at abandoned Ensley High School brings back memories for graduates

They held a sale at the closed-down Ensley High School and an impromptu reunion happened. A sale of surplus items at old Ensley High began this morning at ...

Heart Gallery Alabama: Brandon  WBRC

He loves basketball, video games, swimming, and jumping on trampolines. He loves to tell jokes and enjoys spending time with his foster family.

Ensley High School grad an accomplished Hollywood actor  Birmingham Times

By Chanda Temple. Birmingham City Schools. yohancepix Yohance Myles. Ensley High School graduate Yohance Myles is an accomplished Hollywood actor ...

Twice as nice: 2 sets of Thompson High School twins earn valedictorian  WBRC

It's not unusual for twins to be smart or valedictorian's their senior year of high school, but what about two sets? At Thompson High School Aliyah and Shaliyah ...

What should be done about abandoned schools in Birmingham?  WBRC FOX6 News -

Abandoned school properties continue to be a problem in some Birmingham communities.

Powell School, Birmingham's first school building, may get new life  Bham Now

The Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation is working with a developer to explore restoring Powell School, Birmingham's first school.

Birmingham native to lead CFL’s Toronto Argonauts

Former Ensley High School standout Corey Chamblin is the new coach of the Toronto Argonauts, the Canadian Football League team announced on Monday.

Rising Star: Devin Davis  WBRC

Congratulations to this week's Rising Star, Devin Davis!

Ensley barber gives free haircuts, school supplies to 100 kids  WBRC FOX6 News -

A barber in Ensley used money out of his own pockets to invest in his community - giving out 100 free backpacks and haircuts so kids could start this school year ...

Kristin Farmer: Expanding business to become one-stop gift shop for women  Birmingham Times

It's amazing to see how much things can change in a year. Kristin Farmer would know. Only a year ago, Farmer launched her business, Curly Contessa, ...

No charges will be filed in shooting death of Birmingham wife, mother

Birmingham police initially said Mia Heard died in August in a domestic homicide, but said Friday there was not sufficient evidence to pursue a murder charge in ...

Fire destroys unfinished apartment complex in downtown Birmingham, 1 firefighter injured  Alabama's News Leader

Birmingham firefighters are on the scene of large fire in downtown on 30th Street at 7th Avenue South in the Lakeview District. Birmingham Fire and Rescue ...

Alabama Roots: The 100 greatest NFL careers -- Players 21 through 40

Which players from Alabama high schools and colleges have had the greatest NFL careers in the league's 99 seasons?

‘This is it’: Mark Pettway sworn in as Jefferson County’s first black sheriff

More than 1,000 people gathered at a southwest Birmingham church Friday to witness history. Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway was sworn in as the first ...

Waggoner 'Totally Surprised' with Distinguished Sportsman Honor  Over the Mountain Journal

James Thomas “Jabo” Waggoner has a lengthy association with the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, but he never imagined a day when he would be recognized ...

Absolutely Alabama: Let’s Do Lunch  WBRC

Let's Do Lunch is welcoming customers in for a taste of Southern cooking which is Absolutely Alabama.

Heart Gallery Alabama: Aidan B.  WBRC

Heart Gallery Alabama's (HGA) mission is raising awareness, educating the public and finding forever families for children in foster care in Alabama.

Heart Gallery Alabama: Ivanka  WBRC

Ivanka, born April 2004, radiates with courage, strength, honesty, intelligence and wisdom beyond her years.

Absolutely Alabama: A Day with Pat Dye  WBRC

When you're one of the most famous football coaches in the history of the state, what do you do when the cheering and the championships end? If you're Pat ...

Absolutely Alabama: Rockin’ Guitars, Rockin’ Rockers, and Runnin’ Dogs  WBRC

This week we're making something old out of something new and making a little music as well. And hanging out with some four-legged friends.

Alabama Woodworkers Guild “Doing Good”  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - When is a toy more than a toy? When it's given to a child who has just gone through a traumatic situation. That's exactly what's ...

Absolutely Alabama: Kritter Kids Kountry Korner  WBRC

Ron and Angie VanHerwyn give a home to injured or endangered animals and also bring them to area schools to use as teaching tools. They call it Kritter Kids ...

Job openings: Apply to be a part of WBRC, Gray TV  WBRC

WBRC-TV is an equal opportunity employer and from time to time has open positions at the station.

Absolutely Alabama: From Ag-Gear To Arlington House, A Clean Sweep Across Alabama  WBRC

From custom clothing, to handcrafted pens, we're sweeping our way through the state this Father's Day Weekend. Plus we'll show you a home that is absolutely ...

Year in Review: Sheriff-elect Mark Pettway makes history, now difference  Birmingham Times

Mark Pettway never thought about making history. He wanted to make a difference. In 2018, the sheriff-elect was able to do both. Last month, Pettway, 54, was ...

Absolutely Alabama: Gardens, Caverns, Paintings, and Patriots  WBRC

It's finally springtime! And that means it's a perfect time to get out there and explore some places that are Absolutely Alabama!

Joyful Stitchers “Doing Good”  WBRC

Between the hum of sewing machines and a lot of laughter there's a group of ladies in Alabaster who are touching the lives of strangers through sewing.

Meet Magnolia Cook: co-founder of one of city's top attractions  Birmingham Times

Welcome to Third Thursdays! This new series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who ...

Absolutely Alabama: Diamonds, horseshoes, and stained glass  WBRC

We're taking a look at some of the state's oldest traditions that are all Absolutely Alabama!

Lindy Cleveland “Doing Good” at Unless U  WBRC

"Unless U" is the brainchild of Lindy Cleveland. It's a school offering continuing education to adults with special needs who have aged out of special ed courses ...

Nikkie Pittman: Mentor helps others beat the odds the way she did  Birmingham Times

Nikkie Pittman was not supposed to make it. She was supposed to stay a statistic, but she believes God had other plans. The 38-year-old recently launched ...

Heart Gallery Alabama: Angel  WBRC

Angel, born March 2009, is an energetic, happy and friendly little girl.

Birmingham wife, mother shot to death in domestic homicide, police say

Mia Heard, a 49-year-old mother of three adult children, died about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a north Birmingham home. North Precinct officers responded to the ...

Coach Steve Sills “Doing Good” at Homewood Middle School  WBRC

Coach Steve Sills is helping a generation of students at Homewood Middle School learn lessons that go beyond the classroom.

Ala. mayor posts apology after defending social media comments on killing LGBTQ people and Democrats  WBRC

The mayor claims he erroneously posted the comment publicly and that it was meant to be a private message between he and a friend.

Rising Star: Hayden Davis  WBRC

Congratulations to this week's Rising Star, Hayden Davis. Hayden is a senior at Southside High School with a 3.4 GPA. He is a member of National Honor ...

Former DJ turned Methodist pastor ‘Buzz’ Barrett dies

The Rev. T.H. "Buzz" Barrett prays during the last *service* at Tarrant First United Methodist Church in 2001. ( 3. By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.

Rising Star: Gabriel Mendez-Frances  WBRC

Congratulations to this week's Rising Star, Gabriel Mendez-Frances! Gabriel is a senior at Tarrant High School with a 3.8 GPA. He is Valedictorian, Treasurer for ...

Absolutely Alabama: Sweet Walks, Sweet Memories, and Sweet Potato Pie  WBRC

This week we take a sweet walk down memory lane and it's Absolutely Alabama.

Absolutely Alabama: Sweet sounds, old towns, and some sharp steel  WBRC

Carve out some time to hang out with us this week as we craft knives, shape saxophones, and explore some of the wilder parts of the state. Every bit of which is ...

Kids can enter Doodle for Google contest, win $30K scholarship  WBRC

The 11th annual Doodle for Google competition is underway and the winner will walk away with a $30000 college scholarship and $50000 in new technology.

Absolutely Alabama: Good sausage and picture-perfect views  WBRC

This week we're doing a little grinding of gears and sausage. Then, you may want to work off a little of that holiday meal so trail along with us for an adventure ...

Ruth Davis “Doing Good” for Lucky Dogs  WBRC

Stray dogs, neglected dogs, abused dogs. They all have a friend in Ruth Davis. Over the years, these “down on their luck” canines have somehow found their ...

Randy Christian’s best one-liners: Retiring lawman known for jokes gets one last naked suspect

The longtime spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will retire after nearly four decades on the job.

Ashley Taylor “Doing Good” with Service Dogs of Alabama  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Ashley Taylor is the head trainer at *Service* Dogs of Alabama; a non-profit that has helped hundreds of people receive the *service* ...

Birmingham community to gather for March for Babies kickoff in support of March of Dimes  WBRC

Birmingham residents, local business leaders, and other interested members of the community are invited to attend the March for Babies Greater Birmingham ...

'Honest line of communication, and always put God first'  Birmingham Times

“You Had Me at Hello'' highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future “Hello'' column, or know someone, ...

Ama Shambulia, “Doing Good” at the WE Cafe  WBRC

The WE Cafe is a charming diner in West End where the food is delicious, healthy and made from scratch. The pay-as-you-can community restaurant was ...

He saw Ensley as a 'food desert' then decided to do something about it  Birmingham Times

By Je'Don Holloway Talley. For The Birmingham Times. Hank Layman started Oasis Gardens Ensley in November, 2015 as a way to make *fresh* vegetables ...

Absolutely Alabama: Bees, Boats Gardens, and Great Views  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There's a real buzz going around about this week's show because we've got a honey of a story over in Elmore county at Dennis ...

Antonio Langham, Bud Moore among ASHOF Class of 2019 inductees

Antonio Langham, whose game-winning interception return for the University of Alabama sealed the inaugural SEC Championship Game in 1992 and became ...

The Color Project sheds vivid light on Ensley man's hopes for his neighborhood  Alabama NewsCenter

An idea that Brian Voice Porter Hawkins conceived more than a decade ago as a way to bring color and vibrancy to the neighborhood where he grew up stands ...

Absolutely Alabama: Mobile, Mountains, Music and Monks  WBRC

This week's show is like visiting your favorite meat-and-three cafe, a tradition that is Absolutely Alabama!

Rising Star: Mariah Wilson  WBRC

Congratulations to this week's Rising Star, Mariah Wilson! Mariah is a senior at Hamilton High School with a 4.18 GPA. She is a peer mentor, Senior Class Vice ...

Calvin Tucker “Doing Good” for Homeless Cats  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Calvin Tucker is a stray cat's best friend. Every day he feeds 92 stray and feral cats at 14 locations all over the Birmingham area ...

Norton’s Florist ‘Doing Good’ for the Alzheimer’s Association  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Norton's Florist is the largest florist in Alabama, and this week it is the busiest as they prepare for Mother's Day. In this week alone, ...

From paper boy to Jefferson County’s first African American Sherriff, Mark Pettway

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (CBS 42 Living Local) – After nearly 20 years, Jefferson County is welcoming a new sheriff. We sat down with Mark Pettway to find ...

New housing designed to breathe life into Birmingham's Ensley neighborhood

rom the front porch of her Avenue J home, Maxine Beverly has witnessed Ensley's decline. Several months ago, to ward off drug dealers, she posted a "No ...

'I never, ever wanted to bury one of my children' : 2 Birmingham moms seek answers in unsolved murders

Family members of 18-year-old Tavaneka Sellers, killed in 1998, and of Dexter Roland, killed in 2010, say the pain of their children's deaths continues. "My dad ...

Sherry Webb “Doing Good” at First Light Shelter  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - More than 1,400 Homeless women and their children find help and hope at First Light Shelter in downtown Birmingham every year.

Project Homeless Connect 2019 provides services to homeless community  WBRC

One Roof's Project Homeless Connect 2019 is an annual event to help people without a place to call home here in Birmingham.

Ramsay High School resumes regular schedule after lockdown  WBRC FOX6 News -

Ramsay High School is back on its regular schedule after being placed on lockdown Friday morning.

New entertainment destination in St. Clair County  WBRC

Pell City, AL (WBRC) - A new entertainment spot in Pell City is scheduled to open on Friday. Premiere Cinertaiment features a movie theater, bowling ally, pizza ...

Jefferson County’s first black sheriff vows to be Nick Saban of law enforcement

Jefferson County Sheriff-elect Mark Pettway defeated five-time incumbent Sheriff Mike Hale with 51.4 percent to Hale's 48.54 percent.

Dr. Cameron Askew “Doing Good” as a Komen Big Wig  WBRC

Sometimes you have to do something silly to achieve something serious. That's exactly what Dr. Cameron Askew is doing wearing a pink wig as she talks to her ...

Ensley's Tyesha Brown left Magic City for LA, but remembers her roots  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy. The Birmingham Times. Playwright Tyesha Brown graduated from Ensley High School and loves her hometown, but she is not one to remain in ...

Mayor Woodfin and Dr. Herring: A Working Relationship Like No Other  Birmingham Times

As expected, Birmingham City Schools (BCS) Superintendent Lisa Herring is busy this time of year. School opens in less than a month—the first day of classes is ...

You can help Three Hots and A Cot win $5,000 grant  WBRC

You can help homeless veterans in our area, and all you have to do is vote.Three Hots and A Cot, which helps transition homeless veterans into affordable ...

Function in the Junction jazz festival brings spotlight to Ensley

"Tuxedo Junction" was a No. 1 hit in the Big Band era.

Absolutely Alabama: Seafood, Fiddles, Fine Pastries and...Ghosts Of Christmas Past?  WBRC

This week we've got jumbo shrimp, fiddles, baked goods, and g-g-g-ghosts! And every last bit of it is Absolutely Alabama.

Bryan Kirkland; a good neighbor “Doing Good”  WBRC

A woman and her three little dogs were attacked by two pitbulls in a quiet Leeds neighborhood last Thursday and the hero who saved them may surprise you.

Rising Star: Keyshaun White  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Congratulations to this week's Rising Star, Keyshaun White! Keyshaun is a senior at Verbena High School with a 3.4 GPA. He is the ...

The Challenges and Triumphs of Foot Soldier Jeff Drew

Jeff Drew was one of the first black students to attend what was then Ensley High School. It was all white, and for students like Drew, it wasn't easy.

Tamika Holmes: Her 'rough' upbringing now helps others break generational cycles  Birmingham Times

Tamika Holmes—at the time a 16-year-old, married mom of a toddler and high school dropout—was on her way to the store when a total stranger handed her a ...

UAB to spotlight ties with Parker High School in ongoing series with city schools  Birmingham Times

By Shannon Thomason. UAB News. A panel of Parker High School graduates will honor the school's legacy on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a discussion at UAB's Hill ...

Know someone “Doing Good”? Nominate them!  WBRC

Do you know someone who is “Doing Good”? We need your help to find the wonderful people throughout our area who are doing good things for others.

Surfside Beach Chick-fil-A honors soldiers with ‘missing man table’  WBRC

A Grand Strand Chick-fi-A is paying tribute to those who served their country but never made it home.

Heart Gallery Alabama: Nicole, Austin & Jonathan  WBRC

Nicole, Austin & Jonathan are kind, loving children in need of a forever family.

City of Asheville phasing out outdoor sirens  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The city of Ashville is not replacing or fixing their two outdoor weather warning sirens. The St. Clair County EMA announced ...

Heart Gallery Alabama: Harrison & Houston  WBRC

Harrison & Houston are very intelligent, polite young boys who make friends easily.

Say Y.E.S. to Yolaine Joseph's Enhancing Skincare Line  Birmingham Times

Working for the Howard University campus radio station gave Yolaine Joseph an opportunity to do something no one else had done before—and taught her a ...

WBRC Beat LSU Blood Drive  WBRC

Mark your calendars for the WBRC Beat Baton Rouge Blood Drive being held Monday, Oct. 29 until Friday, Nov. 2.

Heart Gallery Alabama: Amy  WBRC

Amy, born June 2001, is a loving child who tries hard to please. She loves to play with baby dolls and Barbies. She also likes playing outside: swinging, climbing ...

Brush fires prompt evacuations in California

The Woolsey and Hill fires are burning through a California city as fire fighters battle to save over 30 homes. . For the latest stories in breaking news, videos, and ...

Ex-Title IX plaintiff Roderick Jackson claims he's "blackballed" from coaching Birmingham schools

Jackson files third complaint to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010 and threatens to sue. His Title IX lawsuit reached the U.S. Supreme ...

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