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DeMeco Ryans still carrying Alabama's love for football as 49ers coach  AL.com

The way DeMeco Ryans figures it, he couldn't help but love football.



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

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



Bessemer City Middle School has new home, new colors, new spirit  al.com

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



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

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



Jess Lanier coach turns up, but now he's banned from Bessemer schools  The Birmingham News - al.com

The Bessemer school superintendent said today that she will recommend that someone else fill the interim job as head coach of the Jess Lanier High School ...



Bessemer school board plans additions, renovations for six schools (updated)  al.com

BESSEMER, Alabama -- The Bessemer school board tonight approved a five-year capital plan that includes an estimated $6.9 million worth of additions and/or ...



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 ...



5 Questions: Jess Lanier football coach Billy Woodham  al.com

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 ...



City of Bessemer to make presentation June 24 about new recreation facility, Roosevelt Park plans  The Birmingham News - al.com

Bessemer city officials will host a public meeting at city hall on June 24 to give residents more information about plans for the city's proposed new recreation ...



Finalist for Birmingham school superintendent, board president have link  al.com

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



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

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



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

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



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

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.



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

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 ...



Former NFL safety Kerry Rhodes hosts football camp in Bessemer  AL.com

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 ...



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

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

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 ...



Three candidates vie for Bessemer council seat  al.com

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



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

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 ...



City of Bessemer will take possession of Davis School Oct. 15, will "move quickly' with demolition  al.com

The now-closed James A. Davis Middle School at Roosevelt Park will become the property of the City of Bessemer on Oct. 15, according to city officials. The city ...



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

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 ...



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

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 ...



UAB's Harvest for Health and Green Valley Elementary among beneficiaries of donations from The Gardens  AL.com

Birmingham Botanical Gardens continues its efforts to connect with community and school gardens by donating leftover plants from Spring Plant Sale. One such ...



Get to know the comedians in Birmingham  AL.com

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



Just a Chat with Eunice Elliott  The Birmingham News - al.com

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



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

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



Midfield school board names Nikita Williams new school chief  al.com

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



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

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



Man's fiery October death on interstate ruled accidental  The Huntsville Times - al.com

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama - The death of a man who died in a fiery explosion inside a car on a Jefferson County interstate in October has been ruled ...



Auburn linebacker LaDarius Owens waited and learned, and now he's ready to play  The Birmingham News - al.com

AUBURN -- Linebacker LaDarius Owens did his duty as a redshirt freshman on Auburn's scout team. Now he's ready to hit somebody. The Tigers will stage their ...



Louise Alexander, Karen Burks seek Democratic nomination for Jefferson County circuit clerk's seat in Bessemer Division  al.com

BESSEMER, Alabama -- Longtime Bessemer political figure Louise Alexander will face political newcomer Karen Dunn Burks in Tuesday's Democratic runoff ...



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 ...



On the Record: Gary Richardson, owner of WJLD-1400 AM Radio  The Birmingham News - al.com

Birmingham's Gary Richardson is part of a dying breed -- black radio station owners. For the past 25 years, Richardson has operated WJLD-1400 AM, which is ...



True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has died of 'heart failure'  Daily Mail

Nelsan Ellis, the actor who charmed fans as the sassy Lafayette Reynolds in HBO's True Blood, has died, according to his manager.



True Blood's Nelsan Ellis had alcohol addiction  Daily Mail

Former True Blood star Nelsan Ellis' family says his heart failure death was brought on by alcohol withdrawal. The 39-year-old actor died on Saturday at ...



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