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Former JeffCo employee's son sentenced for defrauding Jefferson County Retirement of over $100K

A federal judge this week sentenced an Alabama man for defrauding Jefferson County’s retirement plan of over $130,000.

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The Water Board bureaucracy: How does the Birmingham Water Works Board work?

The Birmingham Water Works currently serves over 600,000 Alabamians in Birmingham and five surrounding counties. It’s the largest water system in Alabama and has largely been the center of controversy in the city over the summer.

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Jared Hudson touts God, Constitution in Jefferson County Sheriff bid

Jefferson County Republican candidate for sheriff Jared Hudson is on a mission. A mission to uphold the Constitution and protect the people. It seems like a tough mission, but missions are nothing new to this 37-year-old husband and father of three girls.

'It is what it is': Jefferson County Commission votes to give $4M in ARPA money to bail out beleaguered Birmingham World Games

The Jefferson County Commission will be forking up $4 million to the World Games 2022 to help address the organization’s $14 million debt. 

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Left-wing SPLC appeals circuit court ruling on Jefferson County judicial relocation to Madison County

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is continuing to hammer away, fighting against a judicial seat that was moved to a different county.

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Jefferson Co. Schools superintendent addresses LGBTQ, Title IX expansion -- 'Very convoluted and cumbersome'

The superintendent of the second-largest school system in Alabama said his school system would follow the law when it comes to policies concerning transgender and non-binary issues. He also said changes were necessary after Title IX expansion.

Jefferson Co. District Attorney pledges not to prosecute violations of Alabama abortion laws

A Jefferson County District Attorney has put his name on a joint letter, stating that he will not enforce the state’s abortion laws on the books.

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Garbage bills to rise by 65% in Jefferson County, as local governments across Alabama struggle with inflation

Jefferson County families will see a 65% increase in their quarterly garbage bills, under an emergency contract amendment with AmWaste approved on Thursday. The Jefferson County Commission’s vote comes as cities and counties across Alabama are seeing major increases in the cost of garbage collection.

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Heavy rains flood parts of Birmingham area

Heavy rains left parts of the Birmingham metro area under water early Wednesday, with flash flooding stranding vehicles and swamping parking lots.

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Republican qualifying begins Tuesday

The Alabama Republican Party will open its qualifying period for the 2022 Republican Primary Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. "The...

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Smucker's Uncrustables facility to bring 750 jobs to Jefferson county

By 1819 News staff   Gov. Kay Ivey announced that The J.M. Smucker Co. plans to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution...

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Microchip shortages affecting law enforcement in Alabama

By Craig Monger The semiconductor chip shortage affecting the production of computers, appliances, and automobiles is creating an unexpected...

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New Jefferson County Manager presents five-year strategic plan to mayors' group

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor The new Jefferson County Manager at the Eastern Area Mayors meeting in Trussville this month and updated...