The Good Stuff

Third generation nurse vaccinates her mother

Haley Fullman is an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, and a third generation nurse. Fullman’s grandmother vaccinated people during the polio outbreak and would always be the nurse to vaccinate her own children when it was time for their annual shots.

Bessemer woman celebrates 105th birthday

Free gas giveaway in Jefferson County

Back To The Future

Birmingham Islamic Society helps host food, supply giveaway

  Graceland offering virtual tours for guests

Man & dog’s best friend: Goose becomes family pet after being saved

Continued Coverage

  Winter edition of Birmingham Restaurant Week kicks off January 14th

Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham receives grant for emergency rent and utility assistance

  Fridges of free food set up to help address food insecurity in Denver

Alabama women’s basketball player wins $20,000 CFP/Dr. Pepper tuition grant

Old World meets Lookout Mountain

New Year’s baby born at Grandview Medical Center

B’ham woman celebrates 100th birthday

Happy 100th birthday to Rosaline Payton!

  Brookwood Baptist Medical Center welcomes its first baby of 2021

Welcome to the world, Caela!

  Meals on Wheels/United Way work to feed seniors this Christmas

About 1 in 6 elderly people are food insecure and Meals on Wheels with the United Way has worked to make sure those in our community have a hot meal for Christmas Day.

  Diva’s Day of Giving helps families who may be struggling during the holidays

The effort that Diva Hall started as a college student has continued and only gotten bigger as she has grown older. She now uses Diva’s Day of Giving as a way more people in her community can get help.

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office K9s get body armor donation

Rapper Rick Ross returns home to Mississippi, hosts ‘Xmas givebach’ event at Walmart

  Dogs and cats in Shelby County get much more than kibble for Christmas dinner

Chilton Co. school resource officer dresses as Santa to surprise students

HABD Operation Give Back: Coat and toy drive

Years after Montgomery teen beats cancer, dream of being a nurse comes true

Saints, Pelicans owner Gayle Benson pays off layaway accounts at Birmingham Walmart

In total, Benson’s donations benefitted around 300 families: 122 families in New Orleans, around 123 families in Alexandria and 30-40 families in Birmingham.

  Clothing giveaway for Hoover fire survivors, others in need

Wednesday the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church and several other ministries came together to help those in the community in need, but they opened up early for the survivors of the Hoover apartment fire a few weeks back.

Partnership to provide gifts, bikes to children of some Jefferson County inmates

Each child will receive a box of gifts along with a new bike. JCSO deputies will assist with the delivery of each package.

Produce giveaways scheduled in the Jefferson County area

There are several produce giveaways happening in the Jefferson County area Tuesday, December 15.

  Hoover Library getting creative with holiday programming for children during pandemic

It’s much quieter this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the librarians are working hard to make sure those traditions are still alive and accessible.

  Trooper Teddy Bears delivered to Children’s of Alabama

The Trooper Association has donated more than 100 Trooper Teddy Bears for this year’s delivery, but things looked different this year because of COVID-19.

Treasures From The Past

The Christmas trains run year-round at Route 12 Relics in the Cullman County community of Good Hope.

Alabama couple to quietly mark 73rd wedding anniversary

These lifelong residents of Greenville have lived in the same house the entirety of their marriage, a quiet event that, on this upcoming Monday, will have started 26,664 days ago.

Governor’s Mansion opens for Candlelight Christmas Tours

“This is the people’s house, and I want to share it with them during this special Christmas season,” said Ivey.

Bear Bryant’s Houndstooth hats sells for $73k at auction

The piece of college football history is listed as: Black and white checkered size 7 3/8 hat shows heavy wear with feather in the band, red satin liner with “The Original Paul Bear Bryant” logo in the center and gold replica signature on the sweatband.

Quinnen Williams’ foundation helping 100 Birmingham-area families this Christmas

The Quinnen Williams Foundation is using $50,000 to help families.

Pioneer Pantry: Helping keep Jeff State students, faculty and staff fed

Volunteers will load the bags with a few extra goodies this month: a pre-cooked ham, some dinner rolls, some household & hygiene products, and some sweet treats to put in stockings.

Christmas giveaways scheduled Saturday

There are several Christmas giveaways including food and toys happening Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Jefferson County School Board approves $500 supplement for full-time employees

School board employees said they approved the resolution for the additional services JEFCOED employees will provide during the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Giving back while still treating some of the sickest patients among us

Hundreds of toys and bikes donated by employees of UAB Hospital and all UAB outpatient clinics were delivered to the Salvation Army at a ceremony in the atrium of UAB Hospital’s West Pavilion.

Congratulations! Several promotions at the Birmingham Police Department

The Birmingham Police Department recently announced multiple promotions to command staff, including administration, captains and lieutenants positions.

Colorado Springs police surprise girl with birthday gifts after hers were taken during a car theft

A little girl was put through a traumatic experience when someone stole a car with her still inside.

2020 Stocking Drive for the Shelby County Foster Association

The WBC had 17 women participate, totaling 45 plus full stockings for The Shelby County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (SCFA).

Homewood Officer gets little boy’s bike repaired

Sutton learned someone had given Andrew a bicycle, but the bicycle needed repairs.

Alabama Walmart employees to share more than $17.5 million in bonuses

Walmart leaders said an estimated $9.6 million in special cash bonuses will be paid to associates on Dec. 24 in recognition of their sustained commitment to customers during the pandemic.

  Alabama WWII Veteran beats COVID-19 in time for 104th birthday

A 103-year-old WWII Veteran left Madison Hospital today after battling COVID-19!

Write Your Letters: USPS Operation Santa is live!

USPS Operation Santa is nationwide for the first time!

  Children’s of Alabama patients get to pick out a tree, decorations at the Tree Farm

Following COVID-19 masking, sanitizing and social distancing guidelines, patients stopped by the tree farm one-by-one throughout the day to pick out their own tree, lights and ornaments.

‘We Love Lucy’s’: UAB honors coffee shop owner with scholarship

Lucy’s Coffee and Tea was a staple of mornings and afternoons for the UAB community for more than 25 years.

  Girl Scout earns Gold Award with The Four Little Girls Patch Program

Player decided this would be her Gold Award Project. She began researching the four girls who were killed, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

Oneonta Police introduce new K-9 officer

Boogieman specializes in narcotics detection and human tracking.

Anonymous donor pays off all layaway items at Walmart in Canton

One of Santa’s elves has been very busy in Madison County this week spreading Christmas cheer!

Blount County Sheriff’s K9 Zeus gets body armor donation

K9 Zeus’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Jethro, Canton, OH Police Department.”

Scholarship established at UAB in honor of Megan Louise Montgomery

Her legacy and passion for learning and giving now live on through the Megan Louise Montgomery Endowed Memorial Scholarship at UAB.

  Tuscaloosa officer named to Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Officer Leatherwood became the University of Alabama’s first female Olympic gold medalist as a member of the United States’ 4x400-meter relay team at the Los Angeles Games in 1984.

Hendrick Automotive Group donates $600K to Food Banks, including $200K to Second Harvest

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hendrick Automotive Group this year held a virtual Thanksgiving drive, which marked its first holiday hunger effort powered by employee financial contributions.

DaBaby turns Charlotte parking lot into outdoor restaurant to feed community

Charlotte native and Grammy-nominated artist DaBaby turned a parking lot into an outdoor restaurant to help feed the homeless community and all those in need on Thanksgiving.

Local woman gets surprise visit on Thanksgiving, from man who’s now living with her late son’s heart

It was a Thanksgiving unlike any other for one woman named Kim Deal in Maringouin.

  8-year-old raises money for The Lovelady Center with lemonade stand

8-year-old Savannah Drane presented The Lovelady Center with nearly $1,000 in cash.

Justin Timberlake helps East Tennessee teen get special needs van

Jake Stitt, known in the community for making his neighbors smile with a sign asking them to honk if they’re happy, was in desperate need of a special needs van.

Operation Iron Ruck raises awareness for veteran suicide

Student veterans from the University of Alabama and Auburn University walk 151 miles in three days from Jordan-Hare Stadium to Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Union Co. couple uses lottery winnings to help feed those in need on Thanksgiving

A Union County couple is using their lottery payday to give back to the community.

Cullman Police officers deliver Thanksgiving meals to families

Officers made and delivered Thanksgiving meals to families Tuesday.

3rd year of record number of Alabama foster care adoptions

There were 814 foster care adoptions in 2020, which is an all-time record for the state. That is up from the previous year’s record of 731 adoptions.

Tuscaloosa native and White Sox shortstop donates 205 turkeys

In addition to this annual turkey drive, the 2020 Silver Slugger Award winner created Anderson’s League of Leaders (ALOL) to provide youth affected by gun violence with mentorship and the tools needed to succeed.

Zach Randolph gives Thanksgiving holiday boxes to 500 families

A former Memphis Grizzly is giving back to the Bluff City for Thanksgiving.

  COVID-19 patient leaves UAB after more than 200 days in hospital

A major health milestone Monday for a patient who had COVID-19 and has been at UAB Hospital since mid-April. She has spent more than 200 days in the hospital.

  Blount County deputies get new rescue vehicle

Sheriff Mark Moon says it’s something his department needed.

  U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrives to D.C. from Colorado

The spruce is part of a tradition dating back more than 50 years. The first Capitol Christmas Tree was placed outside the Capitol in 1964. This year’s tree is 82-year-old Englemann Spruce, standing at 55 feet tall, 25 feet wide.

Birmingham 911 dispatcher recognized for her bravery, selflessness

911 Dispatcher Shontrelle Duff was recognized for her selflessness and ability to remain calm under pressure.

  UAB students present original play ‘Disconnect’ for free

Starting tonight the students at UAB will be presenting a new original play which will also follow COVID-19 protocols, making them one of the first to do it in the area. It's also free to stream.

Some Mountain Brook Schools employees to get extra $500

Mountain Brook Schools Superintendent Dr. Dicky Barlow and school board members said they discussed in recent months how they might compensate employees for going above and beyond to meet the challenges presented by the coronavirus.

Hallmark giving away free ‘Thank You’ cards for school employees

Hallmark is giving away one million ‘Thank You’ cards for teachers, administrators, coaches and staff as a thanks for all they are doing to make sure education continues during the pandemic.

Ashley DeRamus Launches Ashley by Design at Shops of Grand River

Ashley DeRamus and her mother, launched Ashley by Design boutique on Friday, Nov. 13. at Shops of Grand River.

‘Sisters-in-arms’: Two sets of sisters graduate Marine Corps training at Parris Island in S.C.

“Sisters by blood, now sisters-in-arms.”

  ‘Be thankful’: World War II veteran has message as he celebrates his 100th birthday

Massey flew a B-17 bomber in Europe during the war, bombing supply lines to keep fuel from reaching the Germans.

Hoover Senior Center’s 2020 Food Drive

Items collected will be donated to the food bank at Green Valley Baptist Church.

  Veteran receives gift of smile from fellow Veteran

Local dentist and veteran Dr. Kim Shannon gives fellow Veteran free dental care and the gift of a smile.

'God winks’ follow high school senior honoring late brother

“I think there’s times in our life where, we call them God winks, and He just kinda winks down on us and says ‘Hey, I’m in control of this,’" said coach Chad Michael.

  12-year-old student’s quick actions help save man in Walker County

While her mom was inside the Dollar General in Nauvoo, Brianna noticed a man who was motionless inside an older vehicle across the parking lot. Brianna was waiting with her younger brother inside their family’s car. Once her mom, April, returned, she immediately alerted her about the man.

73rd National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham

The virtual event will include a mixture of live and recorded content and will culminate with a live broadcast fireworks show.

  Anniston man named Patriot of the Year by statewide veterans group, given a car

Tracy Stephens was named Patriot of the Year for his work with various veterans groups including WWA and Flags for Vets.

  Clanton firefighters get new life-saving devices

The CPR device, called LUCAS, is able to give patients continued mechanical chest compressions, which allows for quality CPR for a long period of time.