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New Birmingham Kick Off Classic to be held at Legion Field

The city council on Tuesday approved an agreement creating a high school football tournament to be held at Legion Field each year.

Blessed are the guns, for they’ll make you see God

"Never again," we say after tragedies like these. It's a lie.

Birmingham high school senior earns more than $1 million in college scholarships  WVTM13

Getting into college can be tough for some, and so can finding a way to pay for it. But it turns out hard work pays off, at least for Woodlawn High School senior ...

Woodlawn High School student accepted to 31 colleges, earns $1.3 million in scholarship offers  Bham Now

Hard work and preparation has paid off Benjamin Holmes of Birmingham. The Woodlawn High School senior began working on his college applications this ...

Birmingham high school students raise $5K in supplies for elementary schools  Bham Now

What's out: teachers dipping into their own pockets for basic classroom supplies. (Seriously, boo.) What's in: local high school students on the Birmingham Youth ...

Birmingham City Schools see big improvements in newly released 2017-2018 school report cards  Bham Now

Ramsay High School earned a B for academic year 2017-2018. Photo by Bham Now It's not just students who get report cards. Schools get them, too. Find out.

Vincent Smith Jr.: Birmingham high school grad now a stylist for megastar Cardi B's wardrobe team  Birmingham Times

From cousin-filled play dates in the woods of Alabama to awe-inspiring sunsets on the black-sand beaches of New Zealand, Vincent Smith Jr. has learned to ...

Redemptive Cycles internship provides hands-on experience for Birmingham high school senior  Bham Now

Curtis Watson. Photo via Redemptive Cycles If you're a high school student interested in engineering, an internship where you learn bicycle mechanics is a.

"Break Barriers" Birmingham, support the Alabama Fire, our hometown women's football team on May 18  Bham Now

Watch the Alabama Fire - Women's Football, Saturday, May 18th, 5:00PM at General Krulak Stadium on the campus of Birmingham Southern College,

Birmingham students get seat at political roundtable in D.C.  Birmingham Times

Kamil Goodman, a junior at A.H. Parker High School and Stacey Foster, a senior at Wenonah High School, both attended the Eighth Annual Black Women's ...

Join 1500 high school students at The Birmingham College Scholarship and Career Fair at Boutwell Auditorium on Nov. 1. Free transportation provided!  Bham Now

Attention Birmingham high school students! It's time to collect your ACT scores and high school transcripts and head to The Birmingham College Scholarship ...

Former Birmingham high school soccer coach charged with sex with player

A soccer coach at a Birmingham high school has been arrested on charges he was sexually involved with a player. Daniel Mason Carlisle, up until his arrest the ...

Birmingham Fire & Rescue kicks off 'Operation Safe Prom'

The Birmingham Fire and Rescue *Service* is kicking off its Operation Safe Prom initative, a campaign designed to remind students about the dangers of drinking ...

Woodfin wants Birmingham to buy band uniforms for city's 7 high schools

More than a week after news broke that Mountain Brook High School donated its old band uniforms to a Birmingham high school, Mayor Randall Woodfin has ...

Birmingham’s Johnny Tincher can backflip into City history on Saturday at Dodger Stadium  LA Daily News

There's just one game left to play, which means for Birmingham senior catcher Johnny Tincher there's one more backflip to be had. Tincher, who stands 5-foot-7, ...

Miles College renaissance provides a model for THE YARD, a national HBCU initiative born in Birmingham  Bham Now

THE YARD is a national initiative that aims to take HBCU's from surviving to thriving. Miles College in Birmingham is a model for success.

B’ham mayor talks budget proposal at town hall meeting  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Mayor Randall Woodfin is proposing a $451 million budget. Woodfin wants to focus on neighborhood revitalization. He has $14.2 ...

Teen accused of killing Woodlawn HS football player indicted by Grand Jury  WBRC

The teenager accused of killing a Birmingham high school football player has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

Church of the Highlands looks to use space at Parker High School  WVTM13

The Church of the Highlands is looking to use space at Parker High School on Sundays, as part of a lease agreement with Birmingham City Schools. The school ...

Birmingham start-up, Boulo Solutions, is connecting stay-at-home-moms with job opportunities  Bham Now

Birmingham based start up Boulo Solutions is helping local stay-at-home-moms get back to work by connecting them to part-time job options.

Homewood's Patriot Band to make 9th appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  Bham Now

Homewood High School Patriot Band has appeared in more Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades than any state in the country except New York.

Alabama teacher dies in Dominican Republic  WZDX

A Birmingham High School teacher is dead after a trip to the Dominican Republic.

High School Students Have the Opportunity to Raise Money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Through LLS Students of the Year  Bham Now

Do you know someone with lymphoma or leukemia? Unfortunately, chances are that you do. Fortunately, there is an organization right here in Birmingham that ...

Birmingham Corporate Challenge is coming April 11-13  Bham Now

Corporate Challenge is like Field Day, but for adults (and they serve beer)! Photo via Knight Eady Have you ever felt the need to crush your fellow.

Birmingham High School Senior Accepted into 31 Universities, Awarded $1.1 Million in Scholarships  The Epoch Times

When high school seniors send out their college applications in the fall, they cross their fingers and wait in nervous anticipation to see if they'll get accepted to ...

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 ...

17-year-old girl dead, boy injured in shooting at Birmingham high school  Alabama's News Leader

A 17-year-old female student died and a male student was injured in a shooting at a Birmingham-area high school just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, police confirm.

Birmingham parent captures act of kindness by volunteer crossing guard  WVTM13

A volunteer crossing guard outside J.H. Phillips Academy stopped to help a Birmingham high school student who needed a hand. They didn't know someone ...

Searching for the cancer cure: Rebecca Boohaker of Southern Research in Birmingham  Bham Now

It's the word we hope the doctor never utters. It's the monster inside us, unwelcome and unseen—cancer. In the labs of Southern Research in Birmingham, ...

Mayor Woodfin announces online tool to help residents track capital projects  Birmingham Times

Major capital projects are underway or will be underway by this summer and residents will be able to track the work online, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin ...

10th annual "Love the Bus" event honors 2019 Alabama school bus driver of the year  Bham Now

On Feb. 13, Transportation South hosted the 10th annual "Love the Bus," honoring 41 of Alabama's top school bus drivers, plus Driver of the Year 2019 Becky ...

Reward increased in case of missing Carver High School senior Daniel Rickett

The reward for information on a missing Birmingham high school student has now been raised to $3,000, Birmingham police announced on Tuesday.

Rewinding Day 2 of Birmingham HS Football Media Days

The 2018 Birmingham High School Media Days conclude today in Gardendale with 20 AHSAA teams from Jefferson and Shelby counties. The event is not open ...

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.

Ferrill African Wear: Part of the new look in Fourth Avenue Historic District  Birmingham Times

Shirley Ferrill may be one of the new kids on the block in downtown Birmingham's historic Fourth Avenue Business District, but she's old school when it comes to ...

Our children can't read

Richard Dickerson, of Birmingham, is a consultant in government and community relations, media and business development. It is often stated that numbers ...

2 Birmingham 6th graders afraid of school shootings pen last wills and testaments

A rash of school violence threats sweeping the country in recent weeks led to two Birmingham sixth-graders penning a Last Will and Testament of sorts on loose ...

Birmingham SROs not liable in federal pepper spray case, federal ruling overturned

A federal appeals on Monday overturned a judge's ruling against SROs' use of pepper spray on students during fights at different city schools about 10 years ...

Rewinding Monday's Birmingham HS Football Media Day

Football season is almost here. The 2018 Birmingham High School Media Days kick off today with more than 20 AHSAA teams from Jefferson and Shelby ...

Filming for western movie 'Hell on The Border' shot in Bessemer. Will it be completed?  Bham Now

Extras and even some well-known celebrities took to downtown Bessemer for the filming of a new action thriller "Hell on The Border."

Birmingham high school student captures glitz and glamour of prom in viral video

Center Point High School senior Ja'Miya Curry set out to capture her prom experience with a video similar to those often shot on wedding days in hopes of ...

Doug Jones heckled over Brett Kavanaugh at Birmingham town hall

A woman shouted at Jones and threw a pair of stuffed lips at the senator to voice her anger that he has not come out against Kavanaugh. Jones has said he is ...

American Family Care employees raise $17578 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk  Bham Now

American Family Care is headquartered in Birmingham and fosters a work culture that gives back big, supporting 20 charities annually.

Birmingham named 'up and coming foodie city' by TripAdvisor  Bham Now

The rising Birmingham food scene strikes again! TripAdvisor named the Magic City one of their 10 up and coming foodie cities in the US.

Learn how a lily saved the Cahaba River. Join the Cahaba River Society Family Reunion on January 31  Bham Now

On Thursday, January 31 at Independent Presbyterian Church, the Cahaba River Society (CRS) will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting with a ...

Check out Best of Birmingham high school football players - Part 2

On Tuesday, debuted its Best in Birmingham list of the top high school football players in the metropolitan area. The list included the top 25, highlighted ...

More Than 1000 Birmingham High School Students to Receive Free In-Home Wi-Fi  Birmingham Times

By Adrienne Keel Mitchell. Birmingham City Schools. Birmingham City Schools students without internet access at home are receiving help from Sprint.

Birmingham high school teacher, 41, charged with having sexual contact with 14-year-old student  The Birmingham News -

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Huffman High School teacher has been arrested on charges he had sexual relations with a 14-year-old student. A Jefferson County ...

5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22  Bham Now

From art to science to fire engines, Birmingham is home to an incredible list of museums. Plan a visit on Museum Day happening Sat., Sept. 22 and get you and ...

All Birmingham High School area valedictorians are girls  WBRC FOX6 News -

All nine valedictorians from Birmingham High Schools are female.

Former Alabama high school star athlete shot to death by Shelby County deputy after chase in stolen SUV

A former Birmingham high school standout athlete arrested just two months ago on drug and gun charges was shot to death early this morning by a Shelby ...

Ensley Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Ensley Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured - Birmingham, AL - One victim was pronounced dead on the scene after a shooting in 18th Street in Ensley early ...

National Girls High School Rankings For May 8  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its fourth National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...

Top Birmingham high school football players entering 1st round of playoffs

It's about to get real. Like, really, really, real. Win or go home. That's what the playoffs are all about. And these playmakers plan to keep playing, all the way until ...

Birmingham high school students create blogs available to millions  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy. The Birmingham Times. Howard Crosby, middle, and his Advanced Blogging studio art class. (Ariel Worthy, The Birmingham Times). Students in ...

Before 'Woodlawn' movie, vintage photos reveal ugly scene for students

The movie "Woodlawn" puts Alabama's civil rights history in the spotlight with the story of a Birmingham high school football team coming together through faith ...

Vestavia Hills music teacher Deanna Bell is semi-finalist for 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award  Bham Now

Revealed on CBS This Morning, Deanna Bell joins 25 music teachers from across 16 states as a semi-finalist for the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award.

Woodlawn vs. Banks 1974: Remembering the biggest game in Alabama high school football history

Forty years after 42000 fans flocked to Legion Field, the memories of that game live on.

5 cool stadiums to watch a high school football game in the Birmingham metro area

Gallery: BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The area has its share of shiny new stadiums, but which ones stands out? Peruse this visual tour of a few of the area's ...

Amid protests, riots, 5 black students changed Birmingham schools forever 50 years ago this week  The Birmingham News -

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- By the time 11-year-old Dwight Armstrong joined four other black students in integrating Birmingham schools in 1963, he was already ...

Viral Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir hosts Christmas toy giveaway with local radio station

The "Rubbin' Off the Paint" rapper is giving back while he's away putting Alabama rap on the map.

Three teens killed in wreck near Birmingham  WAAY

The wreck came just hours after the school hosted prom, but it isn't known if the victims attended the dance.

SCORES: Round Three of AHSAA Football Playoffs

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Round Three of the AHSAA Football state playoffs are this weekend, and many of the Birmingham metro teams that made the post-season ...

Wenonah High student killed in shooting while walking home from school

A Birmingham high school student is dead after being shot while walking home from school Tuesday afternoon. The shooting happened just before 4 pm in the ...

Accused Alabama school shooter, sister mug for camera after his release on bail  Dayton Daily News

The lighthearted photo was posted by the sister of Michael Jerome Barber, who is accused of killing Courtlin Arrington.

2 teen girls shot as Birmingham water balloon fight turns into gun fight at Senior Skip Day

A water balloon fight turned into a gun fight at a Birmingham park Friday afternoon. Two victims -- both senior girls who attend Huffman High School -- were ...

'Everybody loved him' : 17-year-old Wenonah student gunned down on the way home from school

Authorities have identified a Birmingham high school senior shot to death on his way home from school Tuesday afternoon. The Jefferson County Coroner's ...

Birmingham rape survivor speaks up

"This ugly incident challenged everything I assumed or thought I knew about who gets sexually assaulted and why."

What are the 3 big storylines for Birmingham high school football tonight?

The curtain goes up for everyone this week. We only saw 17 games that affected 20 area programs a week ago, but everyone will play a game that matters this ...

Local industrial engineering consultant merges with German software firm  Birmingham Business Journal

Adah International is merging with a German company housed in the Innovation Depot.

In 'Hidden Figures' girls from Birmingham see themselves

The Birmingham Mayor's Office hosted two private screenings of "Hidden Figures" for girls interested in STEM.

Ramsay 21, Opelika 16: Rams capture historic Class 6A championship

Ramsay earned a 21-16 win in the Class 6A state championship game at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium.

'A role model': African immigrant shakes off tragedy to excel at Huffman

Thierry Havah plans to make the most of his opportunity. That's why the Huffman senior slides out of bed at 3 a.m. each day, rising early to study for a few hours ...

Myreon Jones, state's top-ranked 2018 basketball recruit, leaves Huffman for prep school

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Birmingham superintendent finalist Regina Thompson says she would unite system by being 'open, transparent'

Birmingham City Schools superintendent finalist Regina Thompson said she would reunite the school district by being "open and transparent."

Barrington's Beaubien will take his golf talents to Illinois Wesleyan  Chicago Daily Herald

Barrington senior Bobby Beaubien has committed to play golf at Illinois Wesleyan, the No. 4 ranked team in Division III.

Birmingham Metro Team of the Week: McAdory High School

Class 5A No. 5 Yellow Jackets have set a new school record with their 12 wins this season.

Straight Up Conversation: Build UP Founder Mark Martin  Education Week

Today, I chat with Build Urban Prosperity founder (and one of my former students), Mark Martin, about his new venture, Build UP, and the opportunities and ...

Civil rights group: Pepper spray used at Birmingham high schools more than anywhere else  The Birmingham News -

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An attorney with a civil rights group told a federal judge today the group can't find another school system that uses pepper spray on ...

Senior prank goes too far at Birmingham high school  Fox 2 Detroit

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WJBK) - Fallout from a senior prank that went too far with students at Seaholm High School in Birmingham.

The legend of Tony Nathan: From Woodlawn to Alabama to the NFL

If it had been up to Louise Nathan, her son Tony never would have touched a football. Once he started playing, though, she never let him quit. So, when Tony ...

Wenonah, Ramsay reach state football championships, first time ever for two city teams in same post season  Birmingham Times

Wenonah in Class 5A finals; Ramsay in Class 6A finals. By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times. Ramsay High football players pose with the ...

Birmingham Metro Team of the Week: Calera High School

Eagles are outscoring opponents by an average of four TDs thanks to 1917 rushing yards through seven games.

Boys to mentors: Birmingham middle school frat reunites for youth  The Birmingham News -

The Boys of Style have grown up. It is substance, they now say, that matters. The men, who formed a fraternity in the Birmingham schools nearly three decades ...

Woodlawn's 'Early College High School' program helps students earn college credit  WVTM13

A first-of-its-kind program in Alabama is helping some Birmingham high school students graduate with college credits.

To combat the negative effects of gentrification, Birmingham task force to hold public meetings  Birmingham Times

Times staff report. A city task force will study ways to limit the negative effects of gentrification.(Nick Patterson, The Birmingham Times). As part of the Birmingham ...

New York fire fighters' 1963 resolution that condemned Bull Connor's racist acts, finds home in Birmingham

When Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor ordered Birmingham firefighters to turn their fire hoses on peaceful civil rights demonstrators in Kelly ...

Birmingham system hires new football coaches at Carver and Jackson-Olin  The Birmingham News -

Former Parker coach and Grambling State Unversity defensive coordinator Andre Robinson takes over at Carver. Former Fairfield and McAdory assistant Tim ...

Pelham's Thomas Lowery named 2013 Birmingham News Metro Pitcher of the Year (poll, video)

UAB signee put together an impressive string of playoff performances for the Class 6A state champs.

Center Point coach Willie Miller leaves behind a football life for his family (Jeff Sentell)

CENTER POINT, Alabama -- There's a spirit in Willie Miller we don't see too much of anymore. Call it a spark. Maybe a vitality. Whatever the label, it is ...

Who's the greatest coach in Alabama high school football history? (poll)  The Huntsville Times -

The Mount Rushmore of high school football coaches in Alabama during the modern era would have to include names like Buddy Anderson, Danny Horn, ...

Wenonah names longtime Woodlawn assistant Audwin Howard to replace Cedric Lane as basketball coach

Howard had been an assistant basketball coach at Woodlawn for the last 10 seasons.

Westminster-Oak Mountain junior Katie Brooks Boone earns 2013 Birmingham News Girls Track Athlete of the Year honor (video)  The Birmingham News -

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Katie Brooks Boone can see herself with a career in sports broadcasting one day, but that time is still off in the distance. She's busy ...

Punt on fourth down? Onside kick every time? This could be the future of high school football

To punt or not to punt. Slowly, but surely, that's becoming the question in Alabama high school football. Same with kickoffs. As fast-moving offenses continue to ...

Donovan W. Carter of HBO’s ‘Ballers’: ‘LeBron will bring a title back to L.A. … I guarantee it.’  The Undefeated

I have now come full-circle.” These are a few words from the bio on Donovan W. Carter's personal website — and they couldn't be a more perfect summation of ...

Magic of Birmingham's Legion Field inspires 'Woodlawn' movie cast and crew

Football extras came from all over the Southeast to be a part of the new movie from Birmingham filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin.

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Alabamians, Part Fourteen  Birmingham Times

Times staff report. The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state's best and brightest since 2011.

Birmingham gang rap video glorifying cop-killing replaced with tribute to BPD  The Birmingham News -

VideoGroup.PNG. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A profanity-laced Birmingham gang rap video that authorities said glorified cop-killing was removed from YouTube ...

Ala. Mayoral Candidate Randall Woodfin Is a Sign of the Growing Progressive Movement in the South  The Root

Randall Woodfin believes any political revolution that takes off across the nation starts in cities like his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., where he is running as a ...

Mountain Brook game defines "Spartan Swag" for community (Jeff Sentell)  The Birmingham News -

Pat Hardy, a 63-year-old cancer survivor, hit a game-winning shot in 1968 to send Mountain Brook to the state semifinals for the first time. He was at the BJCC for ...

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