The Good Stuff

  A dream come true for brave Hoover teenager

13-year-old Lily, who was diagnosed with leukemia in October, was surprised with a trip to Walt Disney World at Hoover High School.

Longview native Matthew McConaughey announces ‘virtual benefit’ to aid Texans

One year later: Sheldon’s journey with cancer and Crohn’s

A little child will lead them

Essential workers serve during the severe weather crisis in Texas

Dolly Parton asks legislators not to pass bill to put statue of her on Capitol grounds

  HEARTWARMING VIDEO: Haughton, La. neighbors feed stranded truck drivers

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Mississippi woman drives 25 miles on 4-wheeler to work her shift at nursing home

City of Bessemer collects donations for Fultondale, Center Point tornado victims

  Kids and families go snow sledding in Liberty Park

Dogs, squirrels and chickens checking out the snow in Alabama

  Mississippi Teen reunites with pet chicken thanks to Cullman residents

  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office delivers Valentine’s treats to area shelters

  Springville Elementary teacher inspires co-workers, students

McMurrey is legally blind and depends on others to get her to and from work, but that hasn’t stopped her from making a positive impact on her students!

  Halls of Greystone Elementary transformed into Candy Land

Parents said the goal is to bring the children joy during a school year that has been extra challenging due to the coronavirus and to give students a reason to want to come to school.

Bojangles serves up Valentine’s treat with heart-shaped Bo-Berry biscuits

Heart-Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits are now at Bojangles for the month of February.

Gov. Ivey announces grant that could create 162 jobs in Tuscaloosa Co.

The company will play a role in Mercedes-Benz’s plan to begin producing electric vehicles.

  Friends’ love inspires woman battling leukemia

Jack’s serves up Southern-style Valentine’s breakfast

Birmingham officer injured in line of duty able to hug woman who helped him

‘Helping others is a tenet of my faith’: Tua announces Tua Foundation

UA higher education professor named one of top 15 U.S. emerging scholars under the age of 40

  Seattle Soup Ladies provide fresh cooked meals to first responders in Fultondale following tornado

History made as UAB emergency department names new chair

She is triple board-certified in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine.

  Samaritan’s Purse helping tornado survivors in Fultondale, Center Point

So far a little more than 20 people from Alabama have offered to volunteer through Samaritan’s Purse. Organizers say they want to spread hope, despite the tragedy.

  Chick-fil-A manager called in to help drive-thru back up at COVID-19 vaccine site

What do you do when your COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru line is backed up? You seek out the professionals.

  Third generation nursing student 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.

Mayor Woodfin: $6.2 million in emergency rental assistance for Birmingham residents hurt by COVID-19

Woodfin said the city was notified it will receive $6,272,092 from the federal government through the Emergency Rental Assistance program to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bama’s best pizza contest

Judges will visit each restaurant, taste-testing a pepperoni pizza and specialty pizzas to determine a winner.

‘You’ve earned it!’” Rep. Rice gives first-class seat to soldier heading home on leave

Congressman Tom Rice continued his tradition of bumping a soldier or veteran up to first class on a flight.

Koch foods expansion to bring 135 jobs to East Alabama

The company is investing $15.9 million to expand the production line at its Gadsden poultry processing facility. The project is expected to bring 135 jobs over the next three years.

  Donation drive for women at First Light Women’s Shelter

A drive to help homeless women in the Birmingham area. Volunteers collected feminine hygiene products at Thomas Jefferson Towers Monday, MLK. Jr. Day.

Bessemer woman celebrates 105th birthday

A drive-through birthday celebration was held on Monday for Mrs. Strait. She turned 105 years old!

Free gas giveaway in Jefferson County

ABWR also registered voters during the event.

Back To The Future

For anyone who wishes we could go back to the way things used to be, Payne’s is a place where your wish can come true. A return to The Way We Were.

Birmingham Islamic Society helps host food, supply giveaway

Volunteers from the Muslim community distributed free hot meals, hygiene products, and some limited clothing to support others in the community going through hard times.

  Graceland offering virtual tours for guests

Graceland is making it easier for visitors to tour Elvis Presley’s mansion. According to a news release, fans and music lovers from around the world can visit Graceland virtually.

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

A Cincinnati man saved a goose from a car accident and made him part of his family.

  Winter edition of Birmingham Restaurant Week kicks off January 14th

Winter edition of Birmingham Restaurant Week kicks off January 14th and runs through January 31st.

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

Applicants can be awarded a one-time benefit of up to $1,500 to help with rent or utilities, including water, sewer, electric, and gas.

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

A fridge full of free food is helping those in need and giving people a chance to show how much they care.

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

Ariyah Copeland, an Alabama basketball player, was one of five grand prize winners presented with $20,000 tuition grants, while more than 60 student athletes received $2,500 each in tuition awards.

Old World meets Lookout Mountain

Fontana’s Restaurant might not be exactly what you’d expect to find or where you’d expect to find it. It is a mixture of The Old Country in the shadow of Lookout Mountain.

New Year’s baby born at Grandview Medical Center

Meet Grandview Medical Center’s first baby of 2021!

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

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office K9s Justice, Traffic, Tracker and Shep will receive the vests embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.” Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

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

Clarksdale, Mississippi’s “favorite son” returned home for the holiday and came bearing gifts.

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

The cats and dogs at the shelter enjoyed a holiday feast of chicken, turkey, peas, green beans and carrots served on Christmas-themed plates.

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

Isabella School Resource Officer (SRO) Billy Scarbrough dressed as Santa to surprise students on Thursday.

HABD Operation Give Back: Coat and toy drive

HABD partnered with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Birmingham Police Department to collect toys, coats and winter clothes.

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

Nine years ago, life threw Paige Kendrick a curve ball in the form of Stage 2 ovarian cancer. She was only 15-years-old.

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!