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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.

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

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

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

A.J. Toney -- a 5-foot-9, 175-pound receiver, running back and kick returner from Jackson-Olin -- announced his commitment to Samford today on Twitter.

Jackson-Olin's pipeline to college football continues

Vonta Bentley signed with Clemson and is the headliner among the Mustangs' 2019 signees.

Former UAB, Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson hired at St. John's

Birmingham native is 369-200 in 17 seasons as college coach.

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

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

Sexual assault investigation at Jackson-Olin High School  WVTM13

Sexual assault investigation at Jackson-Olin High School.

See Thursday's Alabama HS football scores, get today's complete schedule

Virtually all of Thursday's games were played in a driving rainstorm.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

76 Alabama schools on 'failing' list

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.

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

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.

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

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

Jazz Hall of Famer, civil rights author, band director remembered

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

Missing Birmingham mother found in hospital

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 ...

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 ...

National Signing Day: Samford signs 15  WVTM13

What's next for Samford after losing record-breaking quarterback Devlin Hodges? The Bulldogs signed two QBs on National Signing Day, but also have a ...

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Samford football signs 10 players on National Signing Day  WVTM13

The class includes eight offensive players and two defensive players.

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

8 questions with Alabama football legend David Palmer

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

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

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.

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A&M's Vernon Moland Jr.: Handling business on and off the field  Birmingham Times

Vernon Moland Jr. provides a voice of experience to younger members of the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) football team. A graduate ...

2 teens charged in shooting death of Birmingham high school student

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 ...

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.

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

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

Randall Woodfin wants to buy band uniforms for all 7 Birmingham city high schools  Alabama Today

Nearly two weeks after news broke that Mountain Brook High School band donated their old uniforms to Birmingham's Woodlawn High School, Birmingham ...

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 ...

Dave and Buster's set to open in two weeks  WVTM13

Dave and Buster's held a hiring event to help fill 250 jobs. The business will open Monday November 19. Advertisement. Recommended. 'Ceiling started falling': ...

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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 -

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

Longtime hoops fan combines her love with crocheting  WVTM13

Polly Easterwood, 87, has been attending the Northwest Regional high school basketball tournament at Wallace State for 23 years. Advertisement. She sits in ...

'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, ...

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 ...

Century-old Bible returned to rightful owner after being found at Alabama flea market  WVTM13

A century-old Bible that went around the world on a WWI ship was returned to its rightful owner after being found at a flea market in Leeds, Alabama.

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

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

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, ...

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.

18 Birmingham schools designated as 'failing'

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

Black students talk about the achievement gap in Alabama schools

As part of an ongoing series Tackling the Gap, four black students came forward to talk with about the barriers they and other black students faced during ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Marshe

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ... All-Access: Historic rise of UAB football captured in a single day

There have been so many unlikely days in the reanimation and rise of the Blazers, but last Thursday presented one of the more preposterous.

Five Birmingham Schools Rank Poorly for Graduation Rates

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

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 ...

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 ...

Alabama high schools with lowest graduation rates

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

'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 ...

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

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

Birmingham brothers show 'autism is not a death sentence'

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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].

Several back-to-school events set for Birmingham students in early August

The following post is part of's Blogging a Better Birmingham series, featuring community groups that are working to uplift the city through acts of *service*.

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 ...

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

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 ...

Kuumba bringing diversity to graphic design industry

Courtesy Kuumba. Kuumba/koo-OOM-bah/noun: A Kwanzaa principle that means creativity that encourages people “to do always as much as we can, in the way ...

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

Jermaine 'FunnyMaine' Johnson and the Science of Social Media Success  Birmingham Times

For the past month The Birmingham Times traveled the metro area to spend time with the men and women with local ties who make us laugh, think, and, ...

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

Jackson-Olin's Kenyon Jones looks to throw against Parker at Jackson-Olin High School in Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

16 children died in Jefferson County homicides in 2017, the most in a decade

16 children died in homicides in 2017. 2017 was a particularly tragic year for the youth of Jefferson County. There were 16 children under the age of 18 whose ...

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

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 ...

Basketball coach Cedric Lane leaves Wenonah for Jackson-Olin  Alabama's News Leader

The path is clear for Cedric Lane to become the new basketball coach at Jackson-Olin High School.The Birmingham City School's school board approved the ...

Week 3 Football Primer: Eagles opening new Thompson stadium  280 Living

Evan Smith (9) runs the ball as Seth Shelnutt (15) reaches for a tackle during a game between Hewitt Trussville and Oak Mountain on September 7, 2018 at ...

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

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

Cornelius Bennett remembers what Ray Perkins, others did for him

College Football Hall of Famer Cornelius Bennett was the guest speaker at the Palmer-Williams Group's annual fundraiser in Mobile on Friday night.

Ex-Title IX plaintiff Roderick Jackson claims he's "blackballed" from coaching Birmingham schools

Jackson files third complaint to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010 and threatens to sue. His Title IX lawsuit reached the U.S. Supreme ...

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 ...

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