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12/21/2016
Fairfield Raises Money and Donations for Laid Off Workers

Fairfield Raises Money and Donations for Laid Off Workers

Fairfield’s new mayor, Ed May II, and the city government have had to make hard decisions lately to bring the city into fiscal solvency. The most painful of the budget cuts has involved laying off …

Development Planned on Fairfield's Aranov Drive
11/30/2016
Major Development Plans in Fairfield’s Future

Development Planned on Fairfield's Aranov Drive

Mayor Ed May II and Jeremy Duckworth, Executive Director of the Fairfield Business Alliance gathered the local media and residents together in front of the vacant Walmart building on Nov. 29th to a…

Foundations Early Learning and Family Center
11/03/2016
Foundations Early Learning and Family Center

Foundations Early Learning and Family Center

School readiness programs like Foundations Early Learning and Family Center in Fairfield can give a child the start he or she needs as they prepare for school and beyond. In addition, the family su…

38-year-old Fairfield Mayor-Elect wants to take city in a new direction
10/06/2016
38-year-old Fairfield Mayor-Elect wants to take city in a new direction

38-year-old Fairfield Mayor-Elect wants to take city in a new direction

It's a new day for Fairfield.Voters elected Edward May II  as Mayor.Now they are waiting to see if and when he can turn their city around.  The first priority has got to be getting a handle on expenses.  May said voting a 38- year old man into office is a

08/24/2016

The race in Fairfield is tight, we hear.

08/23/2016
Fairfield’s Invisible Assets

Vote today in municipal elections.

There have been conspiracy theories floating around lately about a certain lame duck mayor, a certain historically black college, and a plot to drive a small city into the ground until it is forced…

08/23/2016
Fairfield Candidates Introduce Themselves at Community Forums

Make sure you get out and vote in your municipal elections today!

A candidate forum on Friday August 5 gave those running for public office in Fairfield a chance to introduce themselves to the public. The basement of City Hall in Fairfield was packed for the even…

06/30/2016
Empowering Fathers and Families through Resident Engagement

Here's a piece from the our most recent print issue, out on the streets now.

by Joseph Jackson The Fairfield Alabama Housing Authority (FAHA) celebrated its Third Annual Father’s Day Initiative Celebration on Saturday June 11, 2016 at their administration office at Mattie G…

NPR spoke to our own Stephen Smith and others about the state of things in Fairfield.
06/02/2016
Fairfield's fiscal future

NPR spoke to our own Stephen Smith and others about the state of things in Fairfield.

It's been more than four months since the Wal-Mart store in Fairfield closed its doors, leaving many people to find goods and services elsewhere. City

05/30/2016

Happy Memorial Day to all our veterans and families of veterans!

05/27/2016

BJCTA (Birmingham -Jefferson County Transit Authority) announced today they voted to stop services in Fairfield effective July 5th. They stated "We can no longer continue to carry the $545,000 debt on our books that the City of Fairfield owes the transit authority." BJCTA route 41 services downtown Fairfield, Miles College, Western Hills Mall, Crossplex, Fairfield High School, Forest Hill Middle School and Princeton Hospital. The stop of fixed route services also impacts the Para-transit services. The BJCTA says the elderly and disabled can contact Class Tran or Commute Smart to schedule transportation. BJCTA apologizes for any inconvenience and encourages the Fairfield public to contact Fairfield City officials.

Brighton news
05/09/2016
Brighton Mayor Revives Plan for Memorial Park

Brighton news

Mayor Barbara Watkins of Brighton has revived 15-year old plans to build a memorial park in her town. Brighton was founded in 1901, and in 2001, the city held a centennial celebration that included…

05/07/2016

We'd like to reach out to people in the Fairfield, Midfield, Ensley, and other surrounding communities to write content for our new newspaper. Any topic that would be of interest to the community or promotes positive growth in the community will be welcome.

05/05/2016
Miles College

From Miles College news:

U. W. Clemon to deliver Commencement 2016 Speech Article Date: 05/07/16 Category: Adminstration, Latest News, News and Media Miles College Announces the Honorable Judge U. W. Clemon as Commencement SpeakerFairfield, AL- The Honorable Judge U.W. Clemon will deliver the commencement address to 246 g...

A brief report on this morning's prayer breakfast.
05/05/2016
At Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast, Calls for Unity

A brief report on this morning's prayer breakfast.

The 52nd Annual Greater Birmingham Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was held on May 5, 2016, which is also the National Day of Prayer, at The Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham. Over 200 people attended…

05/04/2016

The 52nd Annual Greater Birmingham Area Mayors' Prayer Breakfast is tomorrow morning.

Held on the U.S. National Day of Prayer, The Mayors' Prayer Breakfast is a regional event that brings the community of faith together on this momentous day. Founded on a belief that God responds when his people pray.

In 1964 the first Birmingham Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast was sponsored by a small group of local businessman who met weekly to pray for a city being torn apart by racial tension. The initial speaker was Bobby Richardson, star second baseman of the New York Yankees. Since that first meeting the honoree list has been greatly broadened, whereby now the Mayors of all Jefferson and Shelby County municipalities (over 40) are invited, plus several in adjoining counties. The goal is to encourage righteous leadership from each Mayor’s office and to foster greater cooperation in the Birmingham region.

05/03/2016
Transparency is Key to Saving Fairfield

Just my opinion.

John Archibald of The Birmingham News recently wrote that Fairfield is doomed. In light of the bickering between the Fairfield City Council and Mayor Kenneth Coachman, Archibald sees this as a fore…

05/02/2016

We'd like to invite people in the Fairfield, Midfield, Ensley, Brighton, and Lipscomb communities to write for us. Make an investment in your community by having your voice heard.

Our new issue is out. Here is our cover story.
04/30/2016
Grant Programs to Help Revitalize Fairfield Neighborhoods

Our new issue is out. Here is our cover story.

The Greater Birmingham Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Fairfield Alabama Housing Authority (FAHA) have partnered to take advantage of several grant programs to revitalize two Fairfield …

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