Over a political career that has taken him from the state school board and the State Senate to the Alabama Community College System chancellor’s office and the U.S. House of Representatives, Byrne’s fights have been famous.
A bill that would require counties to allow voters to decide if they want to eliminate police jurisdictions passed out of a Senate committee on Tuesday, but disagreements between representatives of counties and cities still exist.
Jefferson County leaders are working to upgrade the old sewer system in the Bessemer area after residents reached out to us complaining about sewage spilling into their neighborhoods. The county is praying for dry weather so it can get to work on the plan to fix the overflows.
Anniston’s Center for Domestic Preparedness has a worldwide reputation for training first responders, but this weekend city and Washington D.C. leaders came out against using the center to house people who may by infected with the coronavirus.
The “Gen Z and Millennial Voter Training” was an information packed weekend geared towards teaching young voters the power of participating in elections from the local to federal level, said organizers.