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The All-High School NFL Centennial Team: 100 years of Alabama preps in the pros

An all-time lineup of NFL players from Alabama high schools.

The All-State NFL Centennial Team: Alabama roots to the pros

An all-time NFL lineup of players with Alabama football roots.

Former UA Quarterback Now Bessemer City High Head Football Coach  Birmingham Times

Andrew Zow uses the word “challenge” a lot in describing his new position as head coach of the Bessemer City High School Purple Tigers football team.

Bessemer sports camp to focus on building character

Sports summer camps give kids the opportunity to learn or develop their athletic skills, but one coming up this weekend in Bessemer also will focus on character.

Former Jess Lanier QB earns All-AFL honors as wide receiver

Former Jess Lanier High School standout Rod Windsor earned All-AFL recognition for the 2016 season.

5 Questions: Jess Lanier football coach Billy Woodham

This appears in the Friday, Oct. 9, edition of The Birmingham News. A light-hearted Q&A with Jess Lanier High School football coach Billy Woodham, who has ...

Alabama Roots: The 100 greatest NFL careers -- Players 41 through 60

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

DeMeco Ryans still carrying Alabama’s love for football as 49ers coach

San Francisco 49ers inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans works during the South practice on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.

Bessemer City Middle School has new home, new colors, new spirit  The Birmingham News -

The Bessemer City Middle School -- formerly Davis Middle School -- is making a smooth transition into its new, more spacious and technologically advanced ...

‘He was my heart’: Birmingham father of 7 killed, suspect charged

A Birmingham husband and father of 7 had just walked across the street to get his son something to eat when he died in a hail of bullets outside an Ensley ...

Alabama Roots: 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl

Seven players from Alabama colleges are scheduled to play in the 70th annual Reese's Senior Bowl on Saturday.

Watch DeMeco Ryans coach 49ers linebackers: ‘Quick and violent’

San Francisco 49ers inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans works during the South practice on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.

'God, love, communication, wisdom, endurance and prayer'  Birmingham Times

BY JE'DON HOLLOWAY-TALLEY Special to the Birmingham Times. “You Had Me at Hello'' highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would ...

'True Blood' star and Bessemer-bred Nelsan Ellis dead at 39

Nelsan Ellis, the Bessemer-bred actor who became a star in the HBO series "True Blood," has died at the age of 39, his agent told the Hollywood Reporter.

Finalist for Birmingham school superintendent, board president have link

Deborah Horn, one of five finalists for Birmingham school superintendent, hired the current Birmingham school board president while she was the ...

Former NFL safety Kerry Rhodes hosts football camp in Bessemer

A slow drizzle wet the field at Snitz Snider Memoiral Stadium in Bessemer, Alabama Saturday morning before about 75 youth football players took to the field to ...

Bessemer mayor, schools chief, say they're close to a deal on Davis School purchase  The Birmingham News -

Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley and Schools Superintendent Dr. Fred D. Primm Jr. believe they are close to an agreement for the city to purchase the ...

Retail chain gives Bessemer City Middle School a surprise check for $40000 for reading programs (update)

The Dollar General retail chain gave the students and staff of Bessemer City Middle School a nice surprise last week - a check in the amount of $40000. The gift ...

Just a Chat with Eunice Elliott  The Birmingham News -

Eunice Elliott is a Bessemer native who now works as a radio personality and executive director of a charitable foundation.

DeMeco Ryans on Reuben Foster: 'A much better player than I was'

Former Alabama All-American DeMeco Ryans is the position coach for former Alabama All-American Reuben Foster with the San Francisco 49ers.

Jefferson County assistant tax collector: Democrat Grover Dunn faces Libertarian Leigh LaChine  The Birmingham News -

Two candidates are in the running Nov. 4 to be Jefferson County's assistant tax collector -- Democrat Grover Dunn, who has held the office since 2001, and ...

Bessemer native Teria Birlon appears in 'Think Like a Man'  The Birmingham News -

If you're planning on seeing the blockbuster movie, "Think Like a Man,'' be sure to pay close attention to one of the early bookstore scenes. It features Bessemer ...

Three candidates vie for Bessemer council seat

Three candidates will compete in a special election in Bessemer Tuesday to fill the vacant City Council seat for District 2.

'She was beautiful inside and out': Loved ones mourn strangled, burned Birmingham mother

A woman whose charred remains were found in an abandoned Birmingham apartment was an amazing person and an even more amazing mother, according to ...

Get to know the comedians in Birmingham

This story appears in Birmingham magazine's April 2016 Issue. Subscribe today! Roy Wood, Jr. Local Ties: Birmingham native, Ramsay High School. You know ...

Bessemer's Nick Bell, a Mississippi State DE, dies after brief bout with cancer

Mississippi State defensive end. Nick Bell. , a Bessemer native, died this afternoon after a brief fight against cancer. Moreland Smith. , a close family friend, said ...

Nelsan Ellis died from alcohol withdrawal: 'True Blood' star's family hopes his death helps others

Ellis' family said his heart failure was caused by alcohol withdrawal complications.

The Local Group of Moms That Bring Awareness and Benefits of Breastfeeding  Birmingham Times

Sacorya Adams, a 28-year-old McCalla resident and mother of two daughters, is passionate about breastfeeding. “Breastfeeding has helped my daughters ...

Midfield school board names Nikita Williams new school chief

The Midfield school board has decided to make Nikita Williams the school system's permanent superintendent and tentatively set a meeting for Nov.

San Francisco 49ers making sure DeMeco Ryans doesn't get away

Former Alabama linebacker DeMeco Ryans has worked for the San Francisco 49ers for only one season, but the NFL team apparently doesn't want to lose him.

Business owner Marquita Hall helps communities shine with solar power  Birmingham Times

Growing up in Bessemer, Marquita Hall learned firsthand about the difficulties of gardening. “I found out from my grandmother that her dad died in a garden, and ...

Bessemer funeral home owner learned business and integrity from A.G. Gaston  The Birmingham News -

Howard Johnson's friends in high school knew that he was a hard worker, likely to succeed. He wore a suit and tie to school every day, and as soon as he got his ...

A look back: 25 years of FOX6 Sideline All-Stars  WBRC FOX6 News -

Before we honor a new round FOX6 SIDELINE ALLSTARS, Rick Karle takes a look back at some past standouts....

Assistant to Midfield mayor helps the city pursue grants, recruit businesses, find partnerships

A new executive assistant is helping Midfield Mayor Gary Richardson recruit businesses, apply for grants and plan the redevelopment of the city's downtown ...

Jefferson County, Circuit Clerk, Bessemer Division: 3 Democrats to meet in primary

BESSEMER, Alabama -- Three candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination for the circuit clerk position in the Bessemer division of Jefferson County and ...

The Greatest University of West Alabama Football Players of All Time  Bleacher Report

When people think of football in the state of Alabama, the Crimson Tide and Auburn immediately come to mind. Many have never heard of the University of West ...

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