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Oak Grove High School to remember 1998 tornado

Students and teachers at Oak Grove High School remembered the tornado that swept through the area 20 years ago during a *service* Friday morning. . For the ...

Oak Grove students create video in response to school shootings  WBRC FOX6 News -

The message behind a video produced and staring students of Oak Grove High School is simple: "See something, hear something, say something."

Jeffco high school student punished over Tweets criticizing school walkout plan

Oak Grove High School senior Wade Chapman says he was punished after criticizing his school's plan to avert a walkout last Wednesday to protest lawmakers' ...

'Heaven gained an angel': Oak Grove High School student ID'd as victim of deadly hunting accident

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Alyssa Scott. She was 15 and a student at Oak Grove High School.

Oak Grove students still coming to terms with deaths of classmates  WBRC FOX6 News -

Heartbreaking is one way to describe what family and friends are going through after a car crash that killed two children, both siblings, in Jefferson County.

Former Oak Grove High School student sentenced to 25 years in prison in slaying of his parents

Drew Brennan Thacker pleaded guilty to murder during a hearing before Bessemer Cutoff Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge David Hobdy. He had been ...

'Our focus today is love,' principal says after 2 students killed in crash

On Valentine's Day, Oak Grove High School students are not loving on boyfriends or girlfriends. "Our focus today is love- we're loving on the Scoggins family," ...

Federal judge approves Jefferson County schools' $230 million building plan

A federal judge on Friday approved a three-year $230 million building plan for Jefferson County schools that addresses overcrowding and deteriorating facilities.

Birmingham City Schools see big improvements in newly released 2017-2018 school report cards  Bham Now

Ramsay High School earned a B for academic year 2017-2018. Photo by Bham Now It's not just students who get report cards. Schools get them, too. Find out.

Drew Thacker, 17-year-old Oak Grove High School student, confessed to parents' murders, deputy testifies

BESSEMER, Alabama -- Drew Thacker, the 17-year-old accused of shooting his parents to death in their west Jefferson County home earlier this month, initially ...

Oak Grove elementary, high schools on lockdown after someone tried contraband drop at nearby prison  The Birmingham News -

OAK GROVE, Alabama -- The elementary school and high school in the Oak Grove community both are on lockdown this morning as a precautionary measure ...

Oak Grove undersized running back Jim Furlow overachieves

Take what life gives you. Run with it. That's how Oak Grove senior Jimnarrius Furlow lives. "Life is not what is handed to you," he said. "Living is about doing the ...

Oak Grove High School grad rises to the challenge of autism with hard work, determination

An Oak Grove teenager has not allowed autism to stop him from making friends, making great grades and graduating with his class at Oak Grove High School.

Funeral set for brother, sister killed in crash; Jeffco schools launch memorial fund

Michael Scoggins, 9, and Meagan Scoggins, 17, were killed Monday morning on the way to school in western Jefferson County. Theirs sisters - 15-year-old ...

Brett Favre reduces role, former Alabama coach Ray Perkins steps in at Mississippi high school

Former NFL great Brett Favre and former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins will be coaching at the same Mississippi high school next year.

Alabama teen fatally shot in hunting accident, police say  CBS News

Alyssa Scott was shot on Monday about 20 miles southwest of Birmingham.

Oak Grove High School student charged with capital murder in parents' slaying

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies obtained the warrant this afternoon against Drew Brennan Thacker.

Father and son killed in head-on crash with each other in a week of inexplicable grief

Jeff Brasher, 50, and his son, 20-year-old Austin Brasher, died in a head-on collision with each other at 4 a.m. on Saturday. "There's no explanation for ...

Oak Grove High community unites to help its cancer victims

OAK GROVE, Alabama -- After doctors told him his youngest child had leukemia, Jim Brown returned home to retrieve clothes and other necessities for a long ...

The Week in Birmingham History: Civil rights leaders jailed; Oak Grove tornado; electric chair first used in Alabama  The Birmingham News -

APRIL 6 1955: Actor Michael Rooker was born in Jasper. 1909: The Birmingham Terminal Station was dedicated during a day of festivities. The station was ...

Graduation guide: Dates and locations of ceremonies at Birmingham-area high schools

Our 2014 graduation guide provides a list of dates, times and locations for ceremonies at all Birmingham-area high schools.

Big Ten school 'really in love' with Clay-Chalkville's Ty Pigrome as more schools show interest

Ty Pigrome's stellar high school career is over with, and it's almost time to see where the dynamic Clay-Chalkville quarterback will play at the college level.

Distance learning connects classes in every Alabama high school

Educators say a distance learning program helps level the playing field in Alabama education.

Can underrated Jeawon Taylor get 5-star linebacker Lyndell Wilson to join him at Florida?

Jeawon Taylor has been asked this more than once: Can the Florida commit get five-star linebacker Lyndell "Mack" Wilson to join him at The Swamp?

Meet the UAB tight end who played for Brett Favre in high school

The health of tight end Logan Scott's left knee has been closely monitored this month, but all signs point to him being ready for the Sept. 2 season opener.

Will Spanish Fort linebacker and SEC recruit Thomas Johnston follow brother Tyler to UAB

Top 2016 quarterback Tyler Johnston committed to UAB after Thanksgiving and, if all goes like he and UAB coaches hope, younger brother Thomas will join him ...

Jeffco school board OKs $108 million in new construction  The Birmingham News -

Here are renderings for the projects planned for schools in Gardendale, Pleasant Grove, Minor and Oak Grove.

Favre shows at Mississippi high school practice; no comment on NFL status  The Huntsville Times -

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Minnesota Viking quarterback Brett Favre passes to an Oak Grove High School football player during practice in Hattiesburg, Miss., ...

Alabama tornadoes: Distance learning classmates come to Cordova's aid

By Saturday, April 30, half the students in Jessica Shalvey's AP calculus class at Oak Grove were loading supplies in the school's parking lot and then driving in ...

Samford volleyball adds four in highly-touted signing class

The Samford University volleyball team officially released its 2017 signing class Tuesday as Head Coach Keylor Chan announced the addition of Sinclaire ...

Neely Woodley hired as assistant principal at Spain Park High School

Woodley has been an administrator at Thompson High School for the past five years.

Supercop: BPD's longest-serving detective retires with $36 million in drug seizures under her gun belt

Finally, after a quarter century offering her body for sale on seedy downtown streets and groveling for crack in some of the city's grittiest neighborhoods, Mary ...

Packers won't retire Brett Favre's number this year, and the reason why is surprising  The Birmingham News -

The Green Bay Packers have no plans to retire Brett Favre's No. 4 jersey this season, apparently over concern he might get booed. Packers general manager ...

Georgia man arrested near Donaldson Correctional Facility was trying to smuggle cellphones to prisoner, state says

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama -- The man arrested near the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in western Jefferson County this morning evidently ...

Hoover High Band Director Ryan Fitchpatrick named 1 of '50 Directors Who Make a Difference'  The Birmingham News -

Fitchpatrick leads about 250 instrumental music students at Hoover High School.

Alabama schools weigh sheltering or dismissing during hazardous weather

Four years have passed since a tornado ripped through a South Alabama high school, taking eight lives and leaving the city of Enterprise reeling.

Brett Favre/Tiger Woods connection? Sites say Tiger's wife stayed at Favre's Hattiesburg home

"Inside Edition," "US" magazine are reporting that Tiger Woods' betrayed wife, Elin Nordegren, stayed at the home of Brett Favre while visiting her golf megastar ...

Mixed martial arts in limbo: Illegal fights occur in Alabama as commission creates rules

Alabama Athletic Commission still working on regulations 18 months after law passed to allow fights in state.

Lonnie Parsons gets behind the keyboard for "Piano Men"  The Birmingham News -

Lonnie Parsons said audiences will probably know all the songs he plays in “Piano Men.” “It's a celebration,” he says. “If they wind up singing along, that's great.

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