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Birmingham in 2023: This year’s top stories in Alabama’s largest metro area

Though Birmingham is no longer Alabama’s largest city, the Birmingham area remains the largest metropolitan region in the state. In 2023, the City of Birmingham faced several problems, from a wave of violent crime that continued into 2023 from 2022 to a severe truancy problem in its public school system that drew the ire of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.

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Indian Ford Fire District residents in Jefferson County vote to join Helena after contentious annexation battle with Hoover

Unofficial election results show the City of Helena victorious in an annexation referendum in the Indian Ford Fire District that was the subject of a battle between it and the City of Hoover this summer.

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Judge sets new vote date for Helena annexation of Fire District during court battle with Hoover

A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge set a new date for an annexation vote in the Indian Ford Fire District, which was the source of a court battle between the cities of Hoover and Helena.

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Helena delays annexation vote, Hoover officials decline to discuss legal battle until case is over

A City of Hoover attorney told 1819 News Monday at the Hoover City Council meeting that city officials will not be commenting on the ongoing annexation battle with Helena until the case is resolved by the Alabama Supreme Court.

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No reports of injuries after mysterious big boom heard in Shelby County

Dozens of residents in Shelby County reported hearing a big boom Monday morning, but authorities are unsure what caused it.

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Helena land wars: City appeals zoning case against Pelham as it faces annexation battle with Hoover

Last week, a Jefferson County judge placed a restraining order on Hoover and Helena in the midst of an annexation battle over part of an unincorporated community in Jefferson County. But Hoover is not the only nearby municipality conflicting with the City of Helena over land.

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Hoover officials silent about annexation conflict against Helena over unincorporated community

After repeated attempts to reach Hoover officials for comment about an annexation legal battle with the City of Helena that resulted in a temporary restraining order last week, 1819 News has yet to receive a response. 

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Helena mayor accuses Hoover of cherry-picking properties in annexation legal battle

On Monday, a Jefferson County judge ruled to amend a temporary restraining order against the City of Hoover to restrict city officials from soliciting properties in a nearby unincorporated community for annexation. 

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Helena's ABC Polymer charged in death of worker that was pulled through machine

A plastic fabrication plant in Helena is facing two misdemeanor charges and up to a $500,000 fine in connection with the death of a worker in 2017.

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Leigh Hulsey announces campaign for State House

By Brandon Moseley Helena City Councilwoman Leigh Hulsey announced on Thursday her candidacy for State Representative in Alabama House...