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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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Alumni remember old Ensley magnet high school that caught fire

ENSLEY, Ala. (WIAT) -- Birmingham Fire and Rescue are working to determine what caused the old Ensley Magnet High School on Avenue J to catch fire early ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

Vintage Alabama Thanksgiving photos, from turkey pardons to football games

As these photos show, Alabamians have attended various Thanksgiving events through the years.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Cornelius Bennett remembers what Ray Perkins, others did for him

College Football Hall of Famer Cornelius Bennett was the guest speaker at the Palmer-Williams Group's annual fundraiser in Mobile on Friday night.

Every NFL team's all-time best Alabama player

The Alabama alumni who have had the best careers for each of the NFL's 32 franchises.

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 ...

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

Related: Birmingham considers revitalization for old Ensley Works. Ensley life.jpg Maxine Beverly, 76, moved into her Avenue J home in 1971. She once grew ...

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 ...

MAP: Where Are Birmingham’s Vacant School Buildings?  WBHM

WBHM's Mary Scott Hodgin recently reported on surplus property owned by Birmingham City Schools. Vacant schools are a common sight throughout ...

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 ...

Issis & Sons: A Family Business Where the Customer Is King  StyleBlueprint

Since 1983, Issis & Sons has been providing top-notch *service* to the Birmingham area when it comes to flooring and furniture.

Who should be the next Pro Football of Hall of Famer from Alabama?

Fifteen players from Alabama high schools and colleges for Pro Football Hall of Fame consideration.

NFL players holding free football camps for Alabama youngsters

Across Alabama this summer, free football camps hosted by current and former NFL players aim to provide fun and instruction to state youngsters. The 2018 ...

Function in the Junction jazz festival brings spotlight to Ensley

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

Senior Unity Fest kicks off Birmingham spring break Friday at Boutwell Auditorium

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Few people know as well as Shunda Milhouse the kind of pain the family of Jarmaine Walton is feeling. Like Jarmaine, Milhouse's ...

William W. “Bill” Allen  Tulsa World

On May 6, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family, William Wynne “Bill” Allen of Tulsa, OK, went home to be with the Lord.

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 ...

Today's Birmingham elections – Here are the candidates for mayor, city council and school board  Birmingham Times

Mayoral Candidates. Patricia Bell. Patricia Bell worked with Dr. Richard Arrington on his historic 1979 mayoral campaign, as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson's ...

Cornelius Bennett staying patient on Pro Football Hall of Fame

When the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee chose Robert Brazile as a member of the Class of 2018 on Feb. 3, Cornelius Bennett felt good, too.

Kay Porter Phillips, 77, Remembered  Oxford Observer

Kay Porter Phillips, beloved mother, grandmother, friend and professor emerita of sociology and anthropology at Miami University, will be remembered in a ...

Attorney Eric Guster: The Business of Building a Brand  Birmingham Times

Eric Guster is ready to go home. It's been a long day of driving from one place to the other, and the fundraiser he is scheduled to attend is making him feel a bit ...

Hundreds of murders remain unsolved across Jefferson County

Carol Robinson | Unsolved Murders of Jefferson County. Hundreds of murders remain unsolved in Jefferson County. The victims are ...

Basketball coach files suit and scores  CNN

An Alabama high school coach who won a case before the Supreme Court after he was fired from his job has reached a settlement with his local school board.

Who's the best all-time football player from Birmingham? Cast your vote in our poll

Who do you think rates as the top all-time football player to ever come out of the Birmingham metro area? ( file photos). By Jeff Sentell |

When Led Zeppelin rocked Alabama: '70s concerts revisited

Hard-rock legends performed arena shows in Tuscaloosa, Mobile and Birmingham.

Carver High School teacher dies following Interstate accident

Jocelyn Jones Stewart previously taught at Hayes High School.

Evangelist Scott Dawson runs for governor on character, leadership

Evangelist Scott Dawson has been leading religious crusades for three decades. Now he's on a political crusade, running for governor.

Midfield High School Boys Basketball Hosts First Ever “Coaches Got Game Too” All-Star Game  Birmingham Times

By: Brittany Young. Z. Midfield High School's boys basketball program is hosting the first ever “Coaches Got Game Too” All-Star basketball game October 3.

'Arrest bad guys, serve good guys' judge tells 24 new Birmingham police officers

Twenty four new Birmingham police officers will hit the streets this weekend after graduating Friday from the department's academy. Birmingham police Chief ...

Tamara Harris Johnson: 'Daughter of the Segregated South' and Advocate for the Voiceless  Birmingham Times

By Ebone' Parks. The Birmingham Times. Tamara Harris Johnson (Ebone' Parks, The Birmingham Times). Tamara Harris Johnson considers herself a 'daughter ...

Greystone resident has served six presidents in U.S. Secret Service  Hoover Sun

Michael Williams, the U.S. Secret *Service* special agent in charge for Alabama and Mississippi, talks to the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, ...

Frederick Brown Jr., age 96  The

Frederick Brown Jr. passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018 at Southwest Christian Care Hospice. He was 96 years old. He was a man of great stature ...

Son of Fairfield steelworker returns to Alabama as Unitarian minister

After 16 years on the west coast, the Rev. Ed Brock returns to Alabama as a minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham.

Oscar Adams III: When dad became 1st black Alabama Supreme Court justice, son handled bills

Oscar Adams Jr. followed in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but stepped out of civil rights cases.

Rick and Bubba regular, Evangelist Scott Dawson, announces run for governor

When Evangelist Scott Dawson, a frequent radio guest of Rick and Bubba, decided to run for governor, he gave his friends a call.

Birmingham City Schools: Divided by Design - Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper  Weld for Birmingham

“In a real sense all life is interrelated. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, ...

Old Ensley Highlands Presbyterian organ reclaimed from empty church  The Birmingham News -

The only sound echoing inside the sanctuary of the long dormant Ensley Highlands Presbyterian Church the past decade has been the sound of pieces of ...

Birmingham's Kristin Farmer Has Holiday Wrapping Paper That Embraces Girls With Curls  Birmingham Times

By Chanda Temple. For The Birmingham Times. Birmingham graphic designer and watercolor artist Kristin Farmer has launched a holiday wrapping paper line ...

Get to know: Scott Dawson, Republican candidate for Governor  Alabama Today

Evangelist Scott Dawson is one of the four main Republican candidates vying for their Party's nomination for governor this year.

Sheriff: Man whose body was found in west Jefferson County identified; victim was stabbed  Alabama's News Leader

The man whose body was found off a road near Mulga on Wednesday has been identified as a west Birmingham native, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office ...

Birmingham banker Jimmy Taylor Sr. bankrupt, lists $18 million in liabilities, $15500 in assets

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Jimmy Taylor Sr., the Birmingham banker who founded Banc Corp. in 1998 and was behind the redevelopment of the historic John ...

Amid protests, riots, 5 black students changed Birmingham schools forever 50 years ago this week

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- By the time 11-year-old Dwight Armstrong joined four other black students in integrating Birmingham schools in 1963, he was already ...

World War II ended in 'wild reign of joy' at Birmingham VJ Day street party

A lot of Americans went a little wild, in a good way, when World War II - perhaps the bloodiest, most terrifying conflict in human history - finally came to an end on ...

Auburn graduate, airplane pilot lived her dream before fatal crash in Alaska

Fariah Peterson got to live her dream, but it ended tragically on July 17 when the Wings of Alaska plane she was piloting crash-landed. She was killed. The four ...

Ranking the top 11 Bills in franchise history: No. 10 - LB Cornelius Bennett  Bills Wire

Here at Bills Wire, we put our collective minds together to come up with a ranking of the top 11 Buffalo Bills in franchise history. Linebacker Darryl Talley earned ...

40 years later, Three on a String still going strong (with photos, video)  The Birmingham News -

Bluegrass trio celebrates with two concerts this weekend.

Birmingham's Kristin Farmer creates holiday wrapping paper starring girls with curls  Alabama NewsCenter

Birmingham graphic designer and watercolor artist Kristin Farmer has launched a holiday wrapping paper line that embraces girls with curls. Known as Curly ...

Evangelist, Hoover resident Scott Dawson enters race for Alabama governor  Hoover Sun

Dawson and his wife, Tarra, have lived in Hoover for 20 years.

'Wonderful, Godly' parents gunned down while asleep; son charged with capital murder

Bennie Moore, 78, and Fay Moore, 74, were shot to death in their Blountsville home. Their son, Heath Benson Moore, is charged with capital murder.

Services set for Saturday for Birmingham attorney Charles 'Butch' Powell III - Birmingham

Memorial services for longtime Birmingham lawyer Charles "Butch" Powell III will be 10 a.m. Saturday at South Highland Presbyterian Church on Highland ...

Rev. Ervin A. Brown, Episcopal priest, dies  Baltimore Sun

Rev Ervin Adams Brown III, 79, Episcopal priest and former rector of several churches, died of kidney failure Dec. 12 at Augsburg Village in Lochearn.

Humble and driven: Moultry aims to make history at Auburn  247Sports

For 5-star linebacker Tadarian Moultry, signing with Auburn "is bigger than just me."

Families, police baffled by shooting of 2 friends

Two Birmingham men, Julian Edward Tarver and Samuel Arthur Shelby, died in a hail of gunfire early Monday, a pre-dawn double slaying that baffled family ...

Heisman Trophy winners, contenders from Alabama: Derrick Henry, Bo Jackson among state's greats

Editor's note: With Tua Tagovailoa as the leading contender for this year's Heisman Trophy, enjoy this Throwback Thursday piece from Derrick Henry's win.

What to Do With Birmingham’s Surplus Schools?  WBHM

A key is inserted into the lock at the Powell School, revealing opportunities to preserve Birmingham through the reclamation of blighted properties.

Artist Chris Clark remembered as 'gospel singer of the visual arts'  The Birmingham News -

Chris Clark, an Ensley folk artist whose quilts, chairs and other work earned him national acclaim, died Tuesday after a long battle with diabetes. He was 52.

Randy Christian named Jefferson County Sheriff's Department chief deputy

Christian, a 28-year veteran of the sheriff's office, will take over the top post of chief deputy effective Jan. 1.

Eltoro Freeman's return to football ends in disappointment after 3 years of working, waiting

Former Auburn linebacker Eltoro Freeman waited almost three years for another contract to play professional football. And not just waited -- worked, too, so he'd ...

Ex-Tide star Cornelius Bennett spends his days helping others now  The Huntsville Times -

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The top two appointments on Cornelius Bennett's agenda Monday said everything about the retired football star's life these days. At 1 p.m. ...

The pros and cons of concerts vs. festivals  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times. Ken Ford performs at the Steel City Music Festival in downtown Birmingham's Linn Park in June, 2017. (Stephonia ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees include 3 from Alabama, 3 from Auburn  The Birmingham News -

Three former Alabama players and three former Auburn players are on the list of modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. The list ...

Birmingham native, Charles Samuels Jr., holds reins over US prison system

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Charles E. Samuels Jr. says an interest in public *service* is what led him to take his first job as a federal prison corrections officer.

Blake Sims joins Saskatchewan Roughriders, but will he get to play in CFL?

blake sims cfl.jpg. Quarterback Blake Sims practices with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (Courtesy of the Saskatchewan ...

Terrell Owens, 3 Alabama players, 2 Auburn players nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Terrell Owens, three former Alabama players and two ex-Auburn players have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. The list of 108 ...

Crimson Tide fans with ties to 'Granddaddy' of bowls prep for Pasadena trip  The Birmingham News -

As a freshman tuba player in the Million Dollar Band, John Lewis was there to greet the Alabama football team when the Tide arrived at the train station in ...

NFL Draft: The All-Time All-SEC First Round

How many SEC players have been chosen with the first pick in the NFL Draft? How about the second? What about the 13th? A week from today, NFL teams will ...

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