Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson during the county's bicentennial kickoff on Monday. (Ameera Steward Photos, The Birmingham Times)

Jefferson County Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — The number “200” was spelled out in the shape of orange and purple balloons as a cool breeze whispered across the Vulcan Park and Museum on Monday morning. At the top of the steps leading to the museum a purple sign announced “200 Years of Innovation” with the “Jefferson County Bicentennial” stretched across the bottom of the sign. […read more]

Scholarship award winners with members of the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Ameera Steward Photo, The Birmingham Times)
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29 area students get scholarships from Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Deltas

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Matilda Merriweather, president of The Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, said the scholarships reflected the hard work of the winners.“ You’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord and trusting in his holy word knowing that He has not failed you yet and He will continue to help you and when you leave this place, when you leave high school, and or college,” she told the students, parents and chapter members decked out in red. “Remember failure is not an option, make sure you make your parents proud.” […read more]

Alabama State President Dr. Quinton Ross Jr. (left) and Lawson State President Dr. Perry Ward sign memorandum of understanding between the two institutions. (Photo by: Ameera Steward | The Birmingham Times)

Lawson State, Alabama State announce historic partnership

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Students obtaining an associate’s degree at Lawson State Community College (LSCC) can simultaneously work on a bachelor’s at Alabama State University (ASU), presidents of the two institutions announced on Monday. LSCC President Dr. Perry Ward and ASU President Dr. Quinton Ross Jr. announced the memorandum of understanding during a press conference at Lawson State. […read more]