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Jackson-Olin High School students, teachers left with questions after principal's removal  WVTM13

Jackson-Olin High School is dealing with more change after the Birmingham Board of Education decided to remove the principal.



Ensley stakeholders launch initiative to boost retail traffic  Birmingham Business Journal

Ensley Alive has sparked “Branding Ensley” to drive foot traffic to downtown Ensley and celebrate its jazz heritage.



WATCH: Nick Saban lands at Jackson-Olin High School in helicopter to recruit  WSFA

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban landed in a helicopter at Jackson-Olin High School Friday afternoon to recruit Auburn commit Quandarrius Robinson.



Jackson-Olin High School becomes football recruiting hotbed  WBRC

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney visited Jackson-Olin High School on the recruiting trail.



A 'teaching legend' at Jackson-Olin HS  WBRC

Dr. Natarcia Johnson has all the answers in her classroom at Jackson-Olin High School when it comes to teaching Biology and Human Anatomy.



Jackson-Olin athlete staying close to home for college football  AL.com

One of metro Birmingham's most dynamic playmakers has decided to stay close to home for his college football career. A.J. Toney -- a 5-foot-9, 175-pound ...



Jackson-Olin P.E. Teacher To Go For Gold In National Senior Games This Month  Birmingham Times

School is out for summer, which, for James Livingston, means no running around with students in physical education classes at Jackson-Olin High School – at ...



Marshae Jones shooting: 'I will never get over the baby,' says Ebony Jemison  AL.com

It's been seven months since Ebony Jemison fired a shot that would forever change her life and end another's life before she was even born. For the young ...



Top-rated LB Quandarrius Robinson commits to Alabama  WVTM13

Linebacker Quandarrius Robinson, the top-rated high school football player in the state of Alabama for the Class of 2020, verbally committed to play for Alabama ...



Quandarrius Robinson, 4-star OLB, commits to in-state Alabama  USA TODAY High School Sports

Quandarrius Robinson picked in-state Alabama, marking yet another year when Alabama has landed the commitment from a nearby school.



One-Third of Alabama’s Failing Schools Are in the Birmingham Metro Area  WBHM

The Alabama State Department of Education has posted its list of the state's failing public schools, and 25 Birmingham metro-area public schools are on it. St.



Football High Live: Rewinding Thursday night HS action in the rain  AL.com

There's a slightly larger slate than normal tonight, with more than a dozen games scattered around the state.



See Thursday’s Alabama HS football scores, get today’s complete schedule  AL.com

Theodore and Jackson-Olin clinched region championships on Thursday night, both ending long title droughts. Briarwood Christian's Cole Garner recorded ...



City Council votes to purchase former Ensley HS for $50K  Birmingham Times

The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday for the city to purchase for $50,000 the former Ensley High School, which has been vacant since the 2005-2006 ...



A-List update: Can Vonta Bentley cap undefeated regular season?  AL.com

Where do members of the 2019 A-Listers play this week? Find out:



Helping Jackson-Olin HS students get ahead in food service industry  Birmingham Times

By Belinda Sutton Brooks. Special to The Times. Belinda Brooks (Provided photo). With the spring semester of high school underway, seniors across the state ...



76 Alabama schools on 'failing' list  AL.com

The list of schools deemed "failing" based on spring 2018 test scores was quietly posted to the Alabama State Department of Education website Jan. 18.



District reverses Jackson-Olin principal's plan to spend one-third of day on ACT prep  AL.com

Less than a week after the Jackson-Olin High School principal instructed every teacher at the school to devote one-third of all classroom time to ACT preparation ...



John Plump, assistant principal at Jackson-Olin, opera singer and now an author  Birmingham Times

By Erica Wright. The Birmingham Times. P.D. Jackson Olin High School John Plump (Ariel Worthy/The Birmingham Times). John Plump could have been a ...



Students helped build school they will soon occupy in Ensley  Birmingham Times

Jaiden Storey worked a job this summer that few students have ever experienced. The 13-year-old spent time building a school that he will attend, Now, he said, ...



50 Howard University students spend Spring Break in Birmingham, teaching students to dream bigger  CBS42.com

Happening today, 50 Howard University students from Washington D.C. are wrapping up their Spring Break in Birmingham volunteering across the Magic City.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day recognized in Birmingham  CBS42.com

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT)– A number of events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took place around Birmingham Monday. The Birmingham Civil Rights ...



Parents excited about opportunities the 'Build UP' school provides  Birmingham Times

Lemar Storey was hesitant at first about enrolling his 13-year-old son, Jaiden, at a “nontraditional” school, where the focus is as much on workforce development ...



Birmingham's Jackson-Olin High celebrates its 60th year all weekend  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Jackson-Olin High School will celebrate its 60th birthday this weekend, beginning Friday morning with a meet and greet event at the ...



Birmingham approves $50,000 purchase of Ensley High School property  AL.com

The city will establish a request for proposals process by the end of this year or in early 2020.



Samford Football adds 15 Bulldogs for 2019 class  WBRC

The Samford football program has signed 15 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, head coach Chris Hatcher announced Wednesday.



2-alarm 'suspicious' fire sweeps through old historic Ensley High School  AL.com

Birmingham Fire and Rescue *Service* responded to the now closed school on Avenue J about 2:30 a.m. Two hours later, they were still in defensive mode.



Jazz Hall of Famer, civil rights author, band director remembered  AL.com

Donald Crawford, left, wrote "The Wheels of the Civil Rights Movement," a book about his father, Worcy Crawford, who owned and ran a charter bus *service* for ...



Selfies and Handshakes and Smiles, Oh My! Birmingham Mayor’s Race Heats Up  wbhm.org

The Birmingham city election runoff is less than two weeks away, and in the mayor's race, almost any street, coffee shop, boutique or park can turn into a bat.



Year in Review: Danny Carr: From Ensley to Jeffco DA  Birmingham Times

Danny Carr is a survivor. Growing up in Birmingham, Ala., in the Ensley community, he had no choice. “I was raised by my mother, a single parent, and my ...



Rashad Grimes once faced capital murder charge, now in Cumberland School of Law  Birmingham Times

At age 17, Birmingham-native Rashad Grimes faced a capital murder charge in the slaying of another person in his Ensley neighborhood. At the time, Grimes—a ...



Meet the millennials on the move in the Magic City  Birmingham Times

For Ace Graham, Birmingham is the perfect metropolis for millennials to launch their dreams. Graham, 34, owns and operates Alchemy, a high-end streetwear ...



15-year-old Birmingham high school student shot to death in Ensley now identified  AL.com

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Terrius Hilliard. He attended Jackson-Olin High School.



The History of Black Golf in Birmingham  Birmingham Times

The top shelf of the pro shop at the Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham's South Avondale area easily doubles as a hall of fame, a place where ...



Ten students arrested in fight at Jackson-Olin High School in Ensley  al.com

Birmingham police are on the scene of a fight at Jackson- Olin High School in Ensley. Ten students were arrested and one Maced, said West Precinct Capt.



2 teens charged in shooting death of Birmingham high school student  AL.com

Two young men are charged with capital murder in this week's shooting death of a Birmingham high school student. Birmingham police on Friday announced ...



On Your Side Investigation: Alleged sexual assault of special education student under police, school investigation  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Birmingham Police and the city school system are investigating an alleged sexual assault at Jackson Olin High School, after a special education student says ...



Missing Birmingham mother found in hospital  AL.com

Update: Davida Palmer has been found in a hospital. Police said she was unable to communicate. She is expected to recover from her undisclosed injury or ...



Powerful Jackson-Olin lineman, SEC target Coynis Miller keeping options open  AL.com

Jackson-Olin vs Shades Valley Football. Jackson-Olin head coach Tim Vakakes congratulates Coynis Miller in an AHSAA prep football game Friday, Oct. 7, ...



Niki's West: The story behind a classic Alabama restaurant  AL.com

The mothership of Birmingham meat-and-threes, Niki's West Steak & Seafood Restaurant serves more than 1500 customers a day.



Capital murder charges dismissed against teens in deadly shooting of Jackson-Olin student  AL.com

Capital murder charges have been dismissed against two Birmingham teens implicated in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Jackson-Olin High School student ...



Samford football signs 10 players on National Signing Day  WVTM13

The class includes eight offensive players and two defensive players.



City schools: Jackson-Olin and football players responsible for 25 ineligible athletes  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Twenty-five Jackson-Olin High School football players were ineligible last Friday because the school filed eligibility information too ...



Domestic violence isn't love: Birmingham woman shot 9 times, other survivors speak out  AL.com

Birmingham police so far in 2018 have responded to more than 4000 calls of domestic violence in the city. On Friday, BPD held its annual prayer breakfast ...



A Tale of Two Prosecutors in Jefferson County  WBRC

Two veteran prosecutors want to be Jefferson County's District Attorney. The candidates bring vastly different experience to the table.



Classroom Crisis: Big disparity found in number of school incidents referred to law enforcement  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Birmingham City Schools reported over 5000 incidents to the state in 2016, but only referred two incidents to law enforcement.



At A.H. Parker HS, Rachel Simonne has dance program that is safe space for students  Birmingham Times

Rachel Simonne may be a part of the millennial generation, but her focus is on the next generation. As the director of A.H. Parker High School's Theater and ...



Birmingham Metro Area: 2018 Year in Review  Birmingham Times

The first black Sheriff and District Attorney elected in Jefferson County. Birmingham gets a new police chief. A police-involved shooting of a 21-year-old man in ...



8 questions with Alabama football legend David Palmer  AL.com

The youngsters participating in the Palmer-Williams Group's fifth annual Football and Cheer Athletic Youth Camp on June 23 at Chickasabogue Park in Eight ...



Memory of Ensley High School's first black graduate in 1965 celebrated  AL.com

In 1965, Carolyn Houston was the first black student to graduate from Ensley High School.



13 Birmingham City Schools on Alabama's list of 'failing' schools  AL.com

Birmingham City Schools has 13 schools on the Alabama State Department of Education's list of 75 failing public schools.



'Build Up ' program equips high school students with skills to revitalize Ensley community  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

On 14th Street and Avenue E in Ensley, there's a home makeover, and students from Jackson-Olin High School are the architects.



Five Birmingham Schools Rank Poorly for Graduation Rates  Patch.com

Five Schools in Birmingham Rank Poorly - Birmingham, AL - Five of Birmingham's high schools had graduation rates lower than 80 percent, which ranked them ...



25-year-old father found fatally shot in vehicle now identified  AL.com

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Deontre Gernond Turner. He was 25.



Failing Alabama public schools: 75 on newest list, most are high schools  AL.com

The newest list of Alabama's 75 "failing" public schools was quietly posted to the Alabama State Department of Education's web site today. As in 2017, most on ...



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 ...



Alabama loses, gains football commitments  Tuscaloosa News

It was a bad news, good news day for Alabama football on Monday.The bad news came in the morning with the announcement that three-star commitment ...



Alabama Teacher of the Year Alison Grizzle determined to confront challenges facing failing schools  al.com

Grizzle answers the phone like this: "Jackson-Olin High School - we are destined for greatness!" That's the school's motto, and Alison Grizzle, who was named ...



18 Birmingham schools designated as 'failing'  AL.com

Woodlawn.jpg. Woodlawn High School was one of 18 Birmingham City Schools designated as "failing" by the Alabama State Department of Education.



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 ...



After poor report, City Schools officials plan to meet challenges head on  Birmingham Times

Steps are being taken to improve the Birmingham City Schools System's less than satisfactory grade from the state Department of Education, say city school ...



Big Brothers Big Sisters: Marshe  CBS42.com

This morning we're introducing you to two people who are benefiting from the Big Brother Big Sister Program. A 15 year old and her big sister say their time ...



14-year-old boy gunned down in Birmingham 'always had a smile on his face'  AL.com

Reynold "Ray Ray" Bonner III, a freshman at Jackson-Olin High School, died Friday afternoon when multiple shots were fired outside KM Food Mart, also known ...



Jackson-Olin basketball coach Cedric Lane leaving to take Pinson Valley job  Alabama's News Leader

Jackson-Olin High School head basketball coach Cedric Lane is leaving to take over the basketball program at Pinson Valley, ABC 3340 Sports has confirmed.



Man shot while walking dog in Forestdale dies at hospital; homicide probe underway  AL.com

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Jack Travis Bolden. He was 34.



'He was joyful': 18-year-old father ID'd as victim found dead on Birmingham roadside  AL.com

A Birmingham family is grieving and searching for answers after their 18-year-old loved one was shot to death and left on the side of the road in the Sherman ...



Another hit for Jackson-Olin: Mustangs lose without 32 players, including seven starters  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Jackson-Olin High School football team's turbulent year took another twist tonight in its season opener. Thirty-two players did not ...



Black students talk about the achievement gap in Alabama schools  AL.com

Jonece Starr Dunigan. As part of an ongoing series Tackling the Gap, four black students came forward to talk with AL.com about the barriers they and other ...



Gus Malzahn identifies how T.D. Moultry can earn more playing time  Saturday Down South

T.D. Moultry has only two tackles through Auburn's first four games of the season, and the sophomore linebacker hasn't had much playing time for the Tigers.



Jackson-Olin and Parker to meet in new 2014 Birmingham City Kickoff Classic  al.com

The Jackson-Olin Mustangs run to the field for the Hillcrest game at Jackson-Olin High School in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.



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, ...



Humph Day: For the Humphrey Kids, He Was Just 'Dad,' But They Followed in His Footsteps  Over the Mountain Journal

By Rubin E. Grant. As a child, Breona Humphrey didn't realize her dad was famous, but her friends certainly did. “He was never one to brag,” Breona said of her ...



Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. helps with bands at Jackson-Olin High School and Miles College  al.com

By day, Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. is the voice of the Birmingham Police Department. But come 5 p.m., he brings on the band.



Teen jailed in deadly shooting charged with more felonies in unrelated gunfire, robbery  AL.com

Birmingham police on Tuesday announced three additional attempted murder warrants against 17-year-old Jhontaye Cobb. He is one of two suspects charged ...



Alabama Football: Chasing another No. 1 class with 2020 commits  Bama Hammer

Alabama football is working hard to gain a ninth No. 1 signing class in the last ten recruiting cycles with these 2020 verbal commits.



Top 50 Over 50: Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield among those with Alabama ties honored  Birmingham Times

Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight boxing champion from Atmore, Ala., has an appreciation for organizations like Positive Maturity. His road to four ...



Birmingham City Schools' Class of 2017 secures more than $39M in scholarships  Birmingham Times

By Chanda Temple Birmingham City Schools. Huffman High's Taelor Allen and Imari Anderson, center are joined by from left, Dr. Sharon Bell, Superintendent ...



Meet candidates in Tuesday's 2018 Jefferson County/Alabama midterms  Birmingham Times

On Tuesday, November 6, voters nationwide go to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections. In Alabama, we will select a governor, choosing between Incumbent ...



Inside Alabama Workforce Training Center Where Students Build For Future  Birmingham Times

Tytiania Dukes, a senior at P.D. Jackson-Olin High School, loves to tear up and rebuild—and that makes the Alabama Workforce Training Center (AWTC) ideal ...



Did Hueytown and Jackson-Olin really play two games in three days last week?  The Birmingham News - al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Hueytown played two games in less than 73 hours last week. The same goes for Jackson-Olin. We learned that was possible last ...



List of failing schools in Alabama for 2017  WVTM13

The Alabama State Department of Education on Thursday released the list of failing schools for 2017. [CLICK HERE FOR 2018 FAILING SCHOOLS LIST].



Danny Carr, a son of Ensley, aims to 'do what's right' as Jefferson County DA  AL.com

Inspired by a family with deep and successful roots in Ensley, and a family tragedy, Danny Carr rose to become first African-American Jefferson County District ...



'Every time we pray concerning our marriage, big or small, God answers'  Birmingham Times

“You Had Me at Hello'' highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future “Hello'' column, or know someone, ...



Alabama Roots: The state's first-round picks in the NBA Draft  AL.com

Thirty-four players from Alabama high schools and colleges have been selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.



16-year-old charged with murder in death of friend during robbery  AL.com

Jordan Johnson, 16, is charged with murder, Birmingham police announced. Authorities on Thursday said Johnson and the slain teen - 14-year-old Reynold ...



Birmingham's Twin firefighters: from public housing to public service  Birmingham Times

Growing up in Ensley, twins Rodney and Roderick Myers would see a big, red fire engine pulled into their community and they couldn't wait to ride their bikes to ...



Alabama high schools with lowest graduation rates  AL.com

Graduation rates at Alabama high schools. After months of delays, the Alabama State Department of Education, on Monday, Aug. 14, released the overall ...



On a shoestring budget at segregated schools, coach helped athletes make dreams come true  AL.com

Coach Robert L. Dickerson Sr. never had big budgets to work with as a football, basketball and baseball coach at segregated black schools in west Birmingham ...



Some students at Jackson-Olin and Holy Family high schools in Ensley get college planning help  The Birmingham News - al.com

The Blueprints College Access Initiative is using college-student mentors to help prepare students at some area high schools -- including two in Ensley -- for ...



How Kristal Bryant gave birth to the 'Mother of Milkshakes'  Birmingham Times

Kristal Bryant, owner of K&J's Elegant Pastries in Alabaster, has been down but never out. “Every time I felt like I was getting closer and closer to what I wanted to ...



'Campus of Hope' to officially open next month in Gate City  Birmingham Times

The Campus of Hope at Marks Village in Gate City will officially open in four weeks, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) announced ...



Former UAB, Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson hired at St. John’s  AL.com

Birmingham native Mike Anderson is the new basketball coach at St. John's, the school announced Friday. Anderson, 59, spent the last eight years at Arkansas, ...



Birmingham students create one-of-a-kind Converse designs with UAB Department of Art and Art History faculty, students this week  UAB News

Five top students from Birmingham City high schools are participating in a design workshop this week with University of Alabama at Birmingham professional ...



Birmingham brothers show 'autism is not a death sentence'  AL.com

These Birmingham brothers are very active in their community despite their autism.



Two suspects, ages 17 and 22, indicted in unrelated Birmingham killings in 2017  AL.com

Two young Birmingham men have been indicted in separate 2017 killings. A Jefferson County grand jury has issued indictments against Tramichael Hrabowski, ...



Birmingham schools to convert six of its seven high schools to career academies  al.com

Carver High School will be one of six Birmingham high schools to be converted to career academies. (The Birmingham News/Joe Songer)BIRMINGHAM, ...



Families of children with autism share stories of hope and inspiration  Birmingham Times

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times. Bama Hager is the policy and program director for the Autism Society of Alabama. She has a doctorate in ...



Teen charged with capital murder in slaying of Wenonah High senior gunned down after school  AL.com

A Birmingham teen is charged with capital murder in the slaying of a Wenonah High School senior. Birmingham police announced the charge against Monsure ...



Alabama cites Birmingham schools for poor recordkeeping, missing background checks, more  AL.com

Four contract bus drivers for Birmingham City Schools were found to be transporting students with special needs without having undergone background checks, ...



BACK-to-SCHOOL EVENTS PLANNED for BIRMINGHAM STUDENTS  Birmingham Times

School starts Wednesday, Aug. 5, and several back-to-school rallies and giveaway school supply events are scheduled for Birmingham City Schools. Don't see ...



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