Jon Anderson


Photo from U.S. National Library of Medicine

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages but can be deadly for babies less than a year old. more



Photo courtesy of Sara Franklin/Junior League of Birmingham.

The discount card can be obtained with a $40 donation to the Junior League and used at participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses on Oct. 18-29. more


Sweeney has practiced education law in Alabama for more than 40 years and is recognized nationally as a public education law expert. more


Bryce Martinez bronze bust

Photo by Jon Anderson

Bryce Martinez' sculpture was unveiled Monday at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover. more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Crestline Elementary School teacher Sandy Ritchey was recognized in Montgomery May 11 as Alabama’s alternate Elementary Teacher of the Year. more

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Sandy Ritchey 5-11-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Ritchey was honored as one of the Final Four candidates for 2016-17 Alabama Teacher of the Year at a ceremony in Montgomery Wednesday night. more


6th district 2016 art winner

Photo courtesy of Gary Palmer's office

Emery Walton, a ninth-grader at Indian Springs School, had her artwork chosen from among 84 entries from 24 high schools. more


The winner is slated to be announced in Montgomery on May 11. more


Womens Committee Awards Brock

Photo by Jon Anderson

The annual awards luncheon was held at the Vestavia Country Club. more


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Police said the Fultondale man was under the influence of alcohol when his vehicle crossed the U.S. 280 median and struck a car head-on. The driver was 33 weeks pregnant and lost her baby. more

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Bentley in Vestavia 11-14-15

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They need to quit tearing each other apart over different philosophies for reaching the same goal, Bentley told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills. more


Tommy Bice 9-29-15

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Mountain Brook Superintendent Dickie Barlow was among 15 central Alabama superintendents who gathered with community partners and state Superintendent Tommy Bice today to discuss collaboration. more


The child was taken to a hospital for treatment, but the child's condition has not been released. more


1112 Brad Sklar

Photo by Kaitlin Bitz.

At least 14 school board presidents in Jefferson and Shelby counties are scheduled to be at a rally at Vulcan Park and Museum Saturday, pushing to keep money from being diverted from the state Education Trust Fund. more


The fate of the Macy's store at Brookwood Village in Mountain Brook remains unknown. more

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