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UPDATE: Parker HS student identified as 1 of the teens killed after car goes over cliff on Shades Crest Rd  WAFF

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The identities of two people who died Tuesday when the car they were in went over a cliff on Shades Crest Road have been ...



Teens killed in SUV plunge off bluff identified as Birmingham students, ages 17 and 15  AL.com

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victims as Yefry Said Hernandez-Paz, 17, and Griselda Noemi Zayas-Flores, 15. Both were students in the ...



Eric Bledsoe earns spot on NBA All-Defensive team  AL.com

The former Parker High School standout is a member of the NBA All-Defensive first team for the 2018-19 season.



Birmingham neighborhood president named United Way corporate volunteer of the year  Yellowhammer News

The United Way of Central Alabama recently named Thomasine “TC” Jackson as the 2019 recipient of its Corporate Volunteer of the Year. Jackson serves as ...



Birmingham's Parker High School to open as a warming station Sunday  WVTM13

Birmingham City Schools announced A.H. Parker High School will open as a warming station Sunday. The school's gymnasium will serve as a warm place to ...



Guardrail possible for Shades Crest Road where teenagers died  WBRC

City leaders in Birmingham are considering putting a guardrail where two teenagers died when their vehicle went off a cliff last week.



Birmingham schools respond after petition to keep Parker High open spreads online  AL.com

Birmingham City Schools says it has no plans to close A.H. Parker High School after a petition to keep the school open began circulating on social media ...



Celebrating Chris McNair: Father, Friend, Husband and Legend  Birmingham Times

By Ameera Steward. The Birmingham Times. Jewell Christopher (Chris) McNair was remembered on Friday as a remarkable man whose love and forgiveness ...



Church of the Highlands looks to use space at Parker High School  WVTM13

The Church of the Highlands is looking to use space at Parker High School on Sundays, as part of a lease agreement with Birmingham City Schools. The school ...



Teens Killed In Shades Crest Bluff Crash Identified  Patch.com

Teens Killed In Wreck Off Shades Crest Bluff - Hoover, AL - Two teens died after the SUV there were in plunged off the bluff at Shades Crest in Hoover.



Tough day for Parker High School; Tough year for Birmingham City Schools  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Two months, three separate tragedies, and five students killed. It has been an emotional year of loss for Birmingham City Schools.



At A.H. Parker HS, Rachel Simonne has dance program that is safe space for students  Birmingham Times

Rachel Simonne may be a part of the millennial generation, but her focus is on the next generation. As the director of A.H. Parker High School's Theater and ...



Parker High QB Chris Williams inspires team after tragedy  WBRC

Parker quarterback Chris Williams played in the Thundering Herd's football game 18 hours after his family's home caught fire.



Birmingham City Schools enter leasing agreements with two popular churches  Bham Now

the Birmingham Board of Education entered into a 3 year lease agreement with Church of the Highlands.



Parker High School seniors mourn three classmates  WVTM13

A senior at A.H. Parker High School, who said he grew up with one of three students killed in a crash this weekend, described an emotional day at school.



Birmingham students get seat at political roundtable in D.C.  Birmingham Times

Kamil Goodman, a junior at A.H. Parker High School and Stacey Foster, a senior at Wenonah High School, both attended the Eighth Annual Black Women's ...



Birmingham City Schools says crisis team will be at Parker High after deadly crash  WVTM13

Birmingham City Schools released the following statement regarding the death of three high schools students in a fiery crash in Homewood over the weekend:.



Parker High School asks for help buying new band uniforms  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Ask the members of the A.H. Parker High marching band what they love about it and they have no problem telling you.?



Parker High School needs new band uniforms  WVTM13

Parker High School needs new band uniforms. Their current ones are from 1998 and have holes, stains, and tears. Advertisement. Recommended. Leaving for ...



More than 90 Parker High School students sign for colleges and universities  Birmingham Times

More than 90 seniors at A.H. Parker High School – double from last year's class – signed to attend colleges and universities during a ceremony held Friday at ...



'They were like brothers': 3 Parker High seniors grew up together, died together  AL.com

Friends and family identified the victims as Michael Davis, Joshua Lang and Jamorial Seay, all seniors at A.H. Parker High School. "They were like brothers,'' ...



Ex-Auburn player preaches at Church of Highlands downtown branch  AL.com

The newest branch of Alabama's largest church features a former Auburn University football player as the preacher.



Parker High School hoping to raise money for new band uniforms  CBS42.com

Alumni of A.H. Parker High School are working to raise money for new band uniforms for the 2018-2019 school year. . For the latest stories in breaking news, ...



BCS operation director makes deal with Church of the Highlands without board approval  WBRC

Church of the Highlands is currently using a space within Parker High School that it was given permission without the Board of Education's approval.



UAB to spotlight ties with Parker High School in ongoing series with city schools  Birmingham Times

By Shannon Thomason. UAB News. A panel of Parker High School graduates will honor the school's legacy on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a discussion at UAB's Hill ...



Birmingham BOE signs off on leases for Church of the Highlands to use space in schools  WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) --Birmingham's City School board has decided the Church of the Highlands can continue to worship at two city schools. The school ...



Horrific, fiery crash killed 3 Parker High School students  AL.com

Parker High School had its prom Saturday night. It wasn't immediately clear whether the victims' attended the prom but were believed to be on their way home ...



Woodlawn High School student accepted to 31 colleges, earns $1.3 million in scholarship offers  Bham Now

Hard work and preparation has paid off Benjamin Holmes of Birmingham. The Woodlawn High School senior began working on his college applications this ...



State Troopers determine drag racing, DUI caused wreck that killed 3 Parker HS students  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Alabama State Troopers are determined the single-vehicle crash that left three Parker High School students dead was caused by drag racing. DUI also played a ...



Stephanie 'Lady B' Byrd: From foster care to Parker High School to stand-up  Birmingham Times

When you've lived a life like Stephanie “Lady B” Byrd's, you learn the importance of a good laugh. Given up at birth, she was left in the care of hospital nurses as ...



After losing scholarship offers in HS, Myles Parker wants to prove himself as Auburn walk-on  AL.com

Myles Parker might not have gotten Division I scholarship offers. The jury is still out on whether or not he deserved one.



76 Alabama schools on 'failing' list  AL.com

The list of schools deemed "failing" based on spring 2018 test scores was quietly posted to the Alabama State Department of Education website Jan. 18.



Birmingham Women's March draws activists, local groups  AL.com

Dozens of people attended the Birmingham Women's March on the city's west side Saturday morning to march for equality and learn about resources available ...



Birmingham Fire & Rescue kicks off 'Operation Safe Prom'  CBS42.com

The Birmingham Fire and Rescue *Service* is kicking off its Operation Safe Prom initative, a campaign designed to remind students about the dangers of drinking ...



Birmingham Women's March to focus on black women wellness  AL.com

An LGBTQ group dedicated to people of color have taken the reins of the Birmingham Women's March, focusing the event on women's wellness.



Triple Shooting At Smithfield Housing Projects  Patch.com

Triple Shooting At Smithfield Housing Projects - Birmingham, AL - Police are on the scene at a shooting off 2nd St N near Parker High School in the Smithfield ...



Doug Jones heckled over Brett Kavanaugh at Birmingham town hall  AL.com

A woman shouted at Jones and threw a pair of stuffed lips at the senator to voice her anger that he has not come out against Kavanaugh. Jones has said he is ...



Birmingham students hold town hall to battle gun violence  AL.com

The town hall, #NeverAgainBHM, was conceived in the days following the shooting death of Huffman High senior Courtlin Arrington on March 7.



Birmingham high school students raise $5K in supplies for elementary schools  Bham Now

What's out: teachers dipping into their own pockets for basic classroom supplies. (Seriously, boo.) What's in: local high school students on the Birmingham Youth ...



Woodfin pushes to name Birmingham Crossplex after Larry Langford  AL.com

"We believe it's fitting for all the work he did and for bringing this to life for our community and the benefits it's had in our community," the mayor told the city ...



Dannetta Thornton Owens, 80, former Birmingham school board member  Birmingham Times

Times staff report. Dannetta Thornton Owens, former president of the Birmingham Board of Education, died on December 15. She was 80. She was at home ...



Singer, reality star Tamar Braxton surprises Parker HS students  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - "No matter where you come from never let an obstacle get in your way," Tamar Braxton told A.H. Parker High School students on ...



Stepping with Kappa Alpha Psi  WBRC

The Alabaster-Pelham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi is holding its annual Step Show at Parker High School Saturday, Feb. 23.



"Parker family" mourns three seniors killed in weekend crash  WVTM13

The boys were just weeks away from their high school graduation when they were killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning. The victims have been ...



Meet the millennials on the move in the Magic City  Birmingham Times

For Ace Graham, Birmingham is the perfect metropolis for millennials to launch their dreams. Graham, 34, owns and operates Alchemy, a high-end streetwear ...



Free A.H. Parker! Birmingham, tear down those bars!  AL.com

As long as we're talking about statues... Free A.H. Parker! There's a lot of talk of messaging these days. Of symbols and signs and unintended statements made ...



Justin Streeter brings worldview — and millennials — into his Magnolia House nightclub  Birmingham Times

Justin Streeter, owner of the Magnolia House nightclub, is honest in his assessment of Birmingham's nightlife. The 29-year-old Ensley native, who has done his ...



Birmingham Metro Area: 2018 Year in Review  Birmingham Times

The first black Sheriff and District Attorney elected in Jefferson County. Birmingham gets a new police chief. A police-involved shooting of a 21-year-old man in ...



City opening warming stations at Parker High School, Boutwell auditorium  AL.com

Those vulnerable to frigid temperatures can seek shelter at the Parker High School gym on Sunday and Monday before it moves to Boutwell Auditorium on ...



AH Parker High School celebrates Harlem Nights at 2016 prom  AL.com

Parker High School turned the third floor of downtown Birmingham's Harbert Center into Harlem Nights for their senior prom, Friday, April 15, 2016. Prom Court: ...



Parker High School alum takes dance skills from Birmingham to Shanghai  Birmingham Times

By Je'Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times. Swanigan teaches dance and choreography for the Birmingham City Schools Arts Education Department ...



Parents, principal at odds at Birmingham's A.H. Parker High School  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- With a new building and its third principal in four years, A.H. Parker High School is embroiled in a political tug of war as some parents ...



Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford dead at 72  WVTM13

Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has passed away at the age of 72. Langford, who was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in 2009 for bribery and ...



Birmingham mayor calls on city to purchase new band uniforms for high schools  WVTM13

Parents of high school band students in Birmingham talk about the need for new uniforms and Mayor Randall Woodfin's push to have the city pay for them.



Dorothea Crosby elected new president of Birmingham NAACP  Birmingham Times

Dorothea Crosby has been elected president of the Metro Birmingham Branch of the NAACP, the organization announced Tuesday. The election which was ...



Shooting in Birmingham's Smithfield community leaves 1 woman dead, 2 others injured  WVTM13

Birmingham police are looking for the person responsible for shooting and killing one person and injuring two others. Advertisement. Birmingham Mayor Randall ...



Seamstress Sara Maiden: Part of city's history and fabric  Birmingham Times

Sara Maiden traces her beginnings as a seamstress back to when she was 4 years old and made clothes for her paper dolls. “I started making fronts to ...



'He hadn't even started living really' : 23-year-old father of twins mourned after deadly drive-by shooting  AL.com

Michael Toney Jr. was killed about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, outside a home on Woodland Avenue S.W. It was the second deadly drive-by shooting ...



After losing mom to cancer, Parker High student awarded scholarship to ASU  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy. Times staff writer. It was Zaria Ball's first day back after missing almost a month of school, and she was not ready to be back. Until she got a call ...



Parker's Eric Bledsoe agrees to $70 million deal with Milwaukee Bucks  AL.com

Former Parker High School star Eric Bledsoe and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed on a four-year, $70 million contract extension.



Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies a 'dream' matchup for some  Birmingham Times

Gretchen Sheirr is living the dream. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and was a fan of the hometown Rockets. She was particularly fond of center Hakeem “The ...



Birmingham, Jefferson County officials preparing for potentially severe weather  CBS42.com

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- City and county officials tell CBS 42 that there is a degree of uncertainty when it comes to what Mother Nature has in store for this ...



Students to lead town hall meeting about gun violence, day after teen shot and killed  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

There's growing concern from parents and children alike after yet another teenager's life was taken by gun violence.



Brett Oates, founder, celebrates 10 years with Silver Glovez baseball camp  Birmingham Times

For the past 10 years, Brett Oates has been able to turn his love of sports into something that benefits the community. The 55-year-old founder of Silver Glovez, ...



Rivers, Ruth Helen Jones  Dothan Eagle

January 29, 1928 October 13, 2018. Ruth Helen Jones Rivers, considered herself a truly fortunate woman, and enjoyed a blessed life since her birth on January ...



Parker High supporter says he was told Eric Bledsoe was ineligible entering senior season  al.com

Kentucky player's Birmingham attorney takes issue with credibility of accuser.



Meet Magnolia Cook: co-founder of one of city's top attractions  Birmingham Times

Welcome to Third Thursdays! This new series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who ...



NBA playoffs tip off for 4 former Alabama prep stars  AL.com

Four former Alabama high school basketball stars begin pursuit of the NBA championship this weekend as eight first-round playoff series tip off.



NBA returning to Birmingham for 2018 preseason contest  Alabama NewsCenter

The students at A.H. Parker High School knew they were gathering in the gym for a pep rally, but it was what they didn't know that caused them to go wild with ...



Failing Alabama public schools: 75 on newest list, most are high schools  AL.com

The newest list of Alabama's 75 "failing" public schools was quietly posted to the Alabama State Department of Education's web site today. As in 2017, most on ...



Alumni of Birmingham's Parker High School oppose school board plan to tear down historic building  al.com

A group of A.H. Parker High School alumni are seeking public support to get the Birmingham school system to scrap plans to demolish an historic campus ...



Man in wheelchair robbed, shot multiple times in Birmingham housing community  AL.com

The shooting happened about 2 p.m. in the 200 block of Ninth Avenue North.



Parker High grad, former Congressional aide, Derrick Richardson now oversees Birmingham nonprofit  Birmingham Times

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times. Derrick Richardson, of Birmingham, is excited to be named inaugural executive director of The Alabama Alliance of ...



Dana Gresham: From A.H. Parker High to Chief of Staff for Senator Doug Jones  Birmingham Times

By Anita Debro. For The Birmingham Times. Dana Gresham, (right), chief of staff for Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin in ...



Birmingham city schools students travel to Washington D.C. for Black Women's Roundtable  CBS42.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIAT) -- Some Birmingham City Schools students are in the nation's capital. Two students and their chaperones along with Jefferson ...



Cap Brown headlines list of former Birmingham coaches to be honored Friday  AL.com

Friday marks the final day of competition at the First Annual Heritage Classic Thanksgiving Tournament, hosted at Center Point High School. Twenty schools ...



Parker to name facilities after former coaches Cap Brown and Major Brown on Saturday  AL.com

Parker's Keshawn Wilder escapes DoraÕs Aj Smoot who is sandwiched by Parker's Kenneth Boykin (53) and Eric Hinson in the first quarterat Parker High ...



Funeral arrangements announced for former mayor Larry Langford  Birmingham Times

The funeral for former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford will be held on Monday, January 14 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fairfield. There will be a public ...



Eric Bledsoe hosts annual backpack giveaway  CBS42.com

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - Former Parker High School star and current Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe returned to his hometown of Birmingham for ...



Longtime Birmingham employee appointed as first female to lead Park and Recreation  Birmingham Times

The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board has appointed longtime city employee Shonae Eddins-Bennett as director of the city's parks, recreation centers, ...



Five Birmingham Schools Rank Poorly for Graduation Rates  Patch.com

Five Schools in Birmingham Rank Poorly - Birmingham, AL - Five of Birmingham's high schools had graduation rates lower than 80 percent, which ranked them ...



Birmingham's old Parker High at least temporarily escapes demolition  al.com

Judge issues restraining order, will consider injunction against city school board.



13 Birmingham City Schools on Alabama's list of 'failing' schools  AL.com

Birmingham City Schools has 13 schools on the Alabama State Department of Education's list of 75 failing public schools.



'Outraged' Birmingham mayor calls for public's help after sleeping 12-year-old shot  AL.com

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said he was "outraged" after learning a 12-year-old boy was shot and injured while he slept inside his home early Monday ...



Preserving the memories of Ullman High - Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper  Weld for Birmingham

Donna Edwards Todd can recall the months in 1964 when she pondered where she would attend high school. She had a few choices for where she would ...



Birmingham-area athlete named All-America — In Rugby  Birmingham Times

Trevor Brooks appeared to be on his way to a standout football career when he left John Carroll Catholic High School in 2012 on a football scholarship to the ...



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NBA returning to Birmingham for a 2018 preseason game  Birmingham Times

By Ariel Worthy. The Birmingham Times. Excited Parker High School students surround Houston Rockets star James Harden. (Ariel Worthy photo). The National ...



Birmingham school board replaces principal who boosted scores at Parker High  al.com

Spurgeon Banyard was one of three principals replaced under a plan approved by the board.



The Iron City Showdown coming to the BJCC this Tuesday, October 2  Bham Now

The Iron City Showdown is the first NBA exhibition to come to Birmingham in 12 years! Photo by The Iron City Showdown's Facebook Attention all NBA fans!



Parker's new football stadium should be named for whom? (Crenshaw)  al.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- What's in a name? That's the question that's being pondered these days at Parker High. A new day is about to dawn for the ...



Meet Neowaste and Moovmo, 2 Birmingham-based Alabama Launchpad winners set to transform their industries  Bham Now

Neowaste co-founders Fernando Valentin and Jessica Findley. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now “Since the beginning of human history, man has buried.



John Plump, assistant principal at Jackson-Olin, opera singer and now an author  Birmingham Times

By Erica Wright. The Birmingham Times. P.D. Jackson Olin High School John Plump (Ariel Worthy/The Birmingham Times). John Plump could have been a ...



NBA basketball game in Birmingham shows BBVA’s commitment to city  Birmingham Business Journal

BBVA Compass executives see the coming preseason contest between the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies at the Legacy Arena of the ...



Shots fired near high school football game  WVTM13

No one was injured after shots were fired near a high school football game Friday night between Parker and Jackson-Olin High Schools.



2018 HBCU Football Preview: Miles College Golden Bears  Birmingham Times

Miles College football coach Reginald Ruffin is wearing a second hat these days after President George French Jr. named him the school's director of athletics.



Alabama Virtual Academy offers free online education for all students grades K-12  Bham Now

The school year is just gearing up. If you're considering homeschool, you may want to consider Alabama Virtual Academy, which provides free education to all ...



Mother prepares to represent deceased daughter at Thompson HS graduation  WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com

Feb. 22, 2018 is the day Camryn "Cici" Callaway donned a beautiful smile for her cap and gown pictures. It was also the day the 17-year-old Thompson High ...



Birmingham's Parker High School to host freshman orientation Aug. 17  The Birmingham News - al.com

Orientation will include overview of graduation requirements, system policies and student organizations.



Meet the 15 Pro Football Hall of Fame members from Alabama  AL.com

With the enshrinement of its Class of 2018 on Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has 15 members who played at Alabama high schools and colleges.



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