District 6 News

Birmingham City Councilors Sheila Tyson and Lashunda Scales win runoff races for the Jefferson County Commission, council seats expected to filled by the end of the year

July 19, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL— On Tuesday, Councilors Sheila Tyson and Lashunda Scales won their runoff races for the Jefferson County Commission against Democratic incumbents. Since no Republicans are in the race for either of the Jefferson County Commission seats, Councilors Scales and Tyson […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson continues to push for solutions to ongoing problem of trains blocking intersections in neighborhoods

July 16, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                         Monday, July 16, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— A train has been blocking intersections in West End since Sunday and has still not moved as of Monday afternoon. The location of the train is near Pearson Ave. Among the intersections that are currently blocked, 15thAve. SW […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson to bring greetings at Kids First Developmental Academy, Inc. Graduation Gala

May 25, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Friday May 25, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2036 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson believes in keeping the youth encouraged and motivated in everything they set out to do. This evening she will give greetings to parents, students and staff at the Kids First Developmental Academy, Inc. Graduating […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson to participate in informational session that will reveal new safety routes for pedestrians

April 26, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Thursday April 26, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—As a member of the Gulf States Coalition, Councilor Sheila Tyson will be in attendance as the group reveals findings from a three-year study this evening at 5:30 p.m. The information will reveal new safety routes throughout the city and will […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host Meeting Regarding Future of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital

January 31, 2018

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Wednesday January 31, 2018 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— Councilor Sheila Tyson along with the Committee to Save Jefferson County will be hosting an urgent meeting regarding the future of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. On January 25, the Jefferson County Commission voted to allow the County Manager […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson gives back with Toys for Kids Giveaway

December 21, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                     Thursday December 21, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL—Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson has […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson partners with Innovate Bham Workforce Development to help bring job opportunities to the community

December 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Monday December 18, 2017 Contact: Cody Owens Phone: 205-254-2294 cody.owens@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— The deadline for a workforce development program aimed at underemployed/unemployed Jefferson County residents who are between the ages of 17 and 26 who would like to learn coding basics is this coming Wednesday Dec. 20. There will be a recruiting […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson helps bring awareness to Caregivers benefits during Alabama Family Caregivers Network Conference

December 7, 2017

  PRESS RELEASE                          Thursday December 7, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Councilor Sheila Tyson has a heart for giving back to elderly and those that sacrifice their livelihood to take care of them. Today she will address the importance of caregivers’ benefits, as many are responsible for their […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson helps eligible Jefferson County felons register for absentee ballots

December 4, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Monday December 4, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-383-8432 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL – In May, Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law – named the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act — that restored the voting rights of thousands of felons in Alabama. On Monday, Councilor Sheila Tyson began an […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Hosts Free Flu Shots Courtesy of Publix

October 31, 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday October 31, 2017 Contact: Chiara Perry Phone: 205-254-2055 Cell: 205-908-7392 chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov   BIRMINGHAM, AL— Just in time for the cold snap of fall, Councilor Sheila Tyson is inviting the public to get a FREE flu shot plus receive a $10 Publix Gift Card on Tuesday October 31, 2017 on the 3rd floor […]

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The 76th Magic City Classic Festivities Didn’t Fall Short of Fanfare Despite Sudden Drop in Weather Temperature

October 30, 2017

During the parade that kicked off the Magic City Classic festivities on Saturday, a hard rain fell on the huddled masses of revellers who gathered downtown to see area high school marching bands, city councilors and other public figures parade through the cold, soaked streets. For those who ventured out into the dreary October morning, […]

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A New Medical Center Opens in District 6

March 1, 2017

A new medical center is now open in Birmingham! The new Cahaba Medical Care Center, located in the heart of District 6 is structured to provide high quality, comprehensive, and compassionate care for all residents. Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson, who serves as the Councilor for the district, which Cahaba Medical Care resides in, couldn’t be more excited […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Invites Citizens to Participate in the 2017 Prom Dress Giveaway

February 22, 2017

Prom season is arguably the height of students’ high school glory years. It’s the first ‘red carpet’ to thousands of America’s favorite elegant dances and is lauded as one major characterization of high school culture. The celebratory and creative themes of prom often make for unmatched dreamy nostalgia as parents all over the nation get […]

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14th Annual Wenonah High School Unity Breakfast Taking Place This Week

February 20, 2017

It’s one of the most highly anticipated events for proud students along with their parents and residents alike. Wenonah High School’s 14th Annual Unity Breakfast will take place this Friday and it’s an event that you do not want to miss. The event, spearheaded by Wenonah High School staff under the leadership of principal Regina Carr-Hope, […]

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Residents in District 6 Travel Through History

February 13, 2017

Empowering residents in the community has always been a passion for Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson. That’s why Councilor Tyson and citizens in District 6 traveled through history as she hosted a number of black history programs educating youth throughout District 6. Councilor Tyson says the goal of these events were not only to inspire […]

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Former Intern Student of the Birmingham City Council Internship Program Details How the Program Helped Him

January 5, 2017

Making an impact in the lives of young people continues to be the focal point for the Birmingham City Council. That’s why each year the Birmingham City Council provides a number of well-deserved students with the opportunity to gain knowledgeable information on how local government is ran through the Birmingham City Council Internship program. We were able […]

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Councilor Tyson Gifts Hundreds of Families With Thanksgiving Baskets!

November 23, 2016

District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson wants to make sure that families in her district have an unforgettable holiday. She recently teamed up with Judge Elizabeth French and Chief Deputy District Attorney Danny Carr to providing over 400 boxes of food to feed a family of up to seven. For more information about everything the Council is doing visit […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Encourage Residents to Join the Commemoration of Veteran’s Day Through Acts of Service

November 9, 2016

As we experience a turning point in our nation’s history, the Birmingham City Council is encouraging everyone to pay tribute through acts of service and honor those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. This year’s Veteran’s Day observance will begin with a Memorial Service on November 10th at 4:30 p.m. at […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Hold Press Conference to Educate Citizens on Amendment 14

November 7, 2016

On November 8th you will not only be voting on the next president, but you will also vote on local issues and statewide amendments that affect you directly. Birmingham City Council members are making sure residents of Birmingham know exactly what they are voting for when it comes to Amendment 14. Amendment 14 could have a direct impact […]

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The Magic City Classic Celebrates 75 Years of Rich Culture and Tradition!

October 28, 2016

For 75 years a historic football matchup between Alabama A&M and Alabama State universities has taken center stage in Birmingham. This historic game is the longest continuous rivalry in the state of Alabama. History shows that the first game between the two schools was played in 1924. This uninterrupted, annual tradition first began in 1945 […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Helping Citizens Combat Flu Season

October 14, 2016

It’s that time of year where citizens are taking preventative measures to avoid getting the flu and Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is doing her part to aid in these measures. Councilor Tyson teamed up with Walgreens this week to help educate the community and provide a free flu shot clinic open to Birmingham City Employees and the public at […]

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Birmingham Citizens Strut for a Good Cause!

September 28, 2016

With the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month just a day away many citizens are taking steps to help bring awareness to breast cancer in the City of Birmingham. Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson recently strutted for a good cause to support women of color impacted by breast cancer during the 5th anniversary of Brenda’s […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Participate in the 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Sistah Strut Race

September 24, 2016

Studies show that about one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2016 alone, over 300,000 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed in women, not including the nearly 3,000 additional cases that are expected to be diagnosed in men. With epidemics like […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Join City Leaders for Launch of the ‘On the Porch’ Neighborhood Initiative

September 23, 2016

It is a known fact that a positive city image draws visitors, residents, businesses, and employees to communities, which ultimately strengthens city services. In knowing this the Birmingham City Council is focused on bringing new life into all 99 of Birmingham’s neighborhoods. Next week Councilors will visit communities to launch the “On the Porch” initiative. […]

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District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson Joins West End Community in Honoring Senior Citizens

September 2, 2016

Senior citizens in District 6 have played such a vital role in a number of communities, and residents in West End are doing their part to show them tha they are appreciated. Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson teamed up with Urban Ministries and a number of others to feed senior citizens and residents for the 3rd Annual […]

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District 6 Residents Celebrate Rich Southern Heritage During Annual Titusville Day!

August 28, 2016

Endless amounts of fun is what its all about during the 32nd annual Titusville Day in District 6. Birmingham City Councilor Shelia Tyson along with neighbors, family and friends, gathered together to celebrate the community’s growth and rich southern heritage in the city of Birmingham. Residents say Titusville is not just a community but more […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public to Attend Annual “Titusville Day”

August 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, August 19, 2016 Contact: Brittany Sharp Phone: 205-721-5369 brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov BIRMINGHAM, AL – Neighbors, family and friends often come together to fellowship in the rich southern heritage of the South. This Saturday, August 20th, Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson will help resonate the richness of that southern heritage as the […]

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This Month in Riding With Sheila: Councilor Sheila Tyson Takes on Uber!

August 10, 2016

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is always on the go and this time she’s taking advantage of the newest ride sharing service in Birmingham. Councilor Tyson took a ride in Uber this month for her 4th installment of “Riding with Shelia.” Councilor Tyson who serves on the Transportation Committee says Uber is a great means […]

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21ST ANNUAL R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally Proves to Be Successful Again As They Send Hundreds of Students Back to School With the Tools to Excel

July 26, 2016

Whenever communities come together to encourage youth and supply them with tools to succeed as they prepare to pursue their education, the rewards can be priceless. Monday, More Than Conquerors Faith Church, situated in the heart of District 6, hosted their 21st Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally. The Back to School Rally provided students with free book […]

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Zoomania! Residents Enjoy Free Day at Zoo Thanks to Birmingham City Councilors

July 15, 2016

The fun was endless and every where in sight! From the safari to zipping to feeding the animals residents in Districts 5 & 6 got to enjoy a unique experience at the zoo thanks in part to City Council President Johnathan Austin and Councilor Shelia Tyson. Councilors say the opportunity to be able to provide […]

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A Hidden Jewel Within District 6 Making a National Impact

July 14, 2016

There’s a hidden jewel within District 6….that touches not just local residents but people all over the country. Did you know that the Golden Flake facility is located right here in Birmingham? Birmingham City Councilwoman Shelia Tyson was invited along with the Titusville Civitan Club to tour the golden flake foods facility for an inside look […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Pushes Community to Get Involved with Housing Authority Standards During Women’s Empowerment Series

June 22, 2016

‘Your Change is Coming’ that’s the message that was shared at the latest forum hosted by District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson as a part of her Women’s Empowerment Series. During the forum that was held in the Loveman Village Housing Community, residents voiced their concerns on some of the changes that they would like to […]

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The U.S Environmental Protection Agency Awards Birmingham with Huge Grants

June 6, 2016

The push to redevelopment communities in Birmingham City continues to grow as Birmingham City Councilors look for additional resources that will aid in a greater Birmingham. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded two grants within one week of each other to the City of Birmingham. Both grants totaled $600,000. Councilor William Parker says the grants will help empower communities and spark […]

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New Senior Living Facility to be Unveiled in District 6

May 27, 2016

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson has a passion for serving and promoting the benefits of a balanced quality of life to all constituents especially her beloved senior citizens. On Saturday May 28, 2016, at 1 p.m. she will join community leaders and cut the ribbon for the new upgrades at the Princeton Towers II senior […]

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Birmingham City Councilors to Join City Leaders and Launch “On the Porch’” Neighborhood Initiative

May 26, 2016

Gone are the days when all it took to have a safe community was local cops on the beat. Now, neighborhoods must deal with countless issues that can become overwhelming when reaching solutions. In light of these issues, City leaders continue to build upon existing strengths and improve the reality of all the people who […]

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History Still Being Made at Rickwood Field!

May 13, 2016

There is proof that there is still an abundance of life at one of the oldest baseball parks in the United States and its right in the heart of Birmingham City. The Alabama State Hornets and The Alabama A&M bulldogs faced off in the 2nd Magic City Diamond Classic at the historic Rickwood Field. For more […]

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Birmingham City Councilors “Zyp” Through Birmingham!

May 11, 2016

From Memorial Park to city hall, City Councilors zyped through the City of Birmingham with one purpose in mind. With more than 400 Zyp bikes deployed around Birmingham city through an initiative of Rev Birmingham, Councilors took on the challenge of encourage residents to participate in the bike share program in hopes of maintaining health […]

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New Series Works to Educate Women Through Community Forums

May 5, 2016

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is putting forth new initiatives to work with the community to help them come up with solutions to deal with problems that for so long have plagued their environments. First on her agenda…is a new series entitled, ‘I am My Sister’s Keeper’ which is a forum that is organized to […]

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Celebrating the Champs! Fans Come Together in Downtown Birmingham To Honor the Wenonah Lady Dragons

May 4, 2016

It was a setting fit for champions as fans came together to celebrate the Wenonah Lady Dragons as three time 5A Basketball Champions. The Lady Dragons, under the leadership of Coach Emanuel Bell, defeated Tuscaloosa’s Central High during the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s basketball finals. Players of the team say they could not be more thrilled to […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Kicks Off Women’s Empowerment Series

May 2, 2016

Crime, drug usage, and educational underperformance are all widely associated within public housing and Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson wants to do more than just advocate. She is also putting forth new initiatives to work with the community to help them come up with solutions to deal with problems that for so long have plagued […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host Women’s Empowerment Series

April 29, 2016

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Birmingham City Council Makes National Headlines Again!

April 21, 2016

MSNBC is interested in how Councilor Sheila Tyson views some important issues that will affect many nationwide. To learn more about where she stands on those issues, they recently interviewed her for an article that highlighted her civic participation, and what she’s doing to bring more awareness to different issues, specifically with our youth. CLICK HERE […]

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Cooper Green Ballpark Opens to the Public, Unveiling Exciting Opportunities

April 14, 2016

After years in the making Birmingham residents can now take delight in a new state-of-the-art ballpark. Five full-size baseball fields recently opened to the public at the Cooper Green Park. Little league baseball teams were eager to take the fields, which featured a modern day concession stand and press box. City leaders say the complex will host a number of […]

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New Rotary Trail Lights Up Downtown Birmingham

April 11, 2016

This is what a resurgent Birmingham looks like! On the heels of new hotels going up, and buildings being renovated, there’s now something else to add to the list of why Birmingham is truly a magic city. The new Rotary Trail was recently dedicated before hundreds of spectators eager to see Birmingham’s latest trademark. For more information about everything the […]

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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson Partners with Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity to Provide Energy Assistance to Residents

March 31, 2016

As the temperatures continue to fluctuate and people are having to go from turning on their heat to turning up their air, a local organization wants to make sure residents in Jefferson County are comfortable in their homes. This week residents, who needed assistance paying their energy bills, were able to take part in an Energy […]

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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inspires Mentees to Tap Into Their Greatness at 5th Annual Black Women’s Roundtable Women of Power

March 21, 2016

As women continue to make strides on international scales, it is important that young women recognize their value as they begin to excel into the real world. That is why Councilor Sheila Tyson felt it was imperative that the young women of Parker High School accompany her to the 5th Annual Black Women’s Roundtable Women […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Appear on International Show “Al Jazeera”

March 11, 2016

The fight to push minimum wage is making the national spotlight once again. International news network, Al Jazeera recently paid a visit to highlight all of the efforts that Birmingham City Councilors are doing to ensure that a livable wage is obtainable for all. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Partners with Congresswoman Terri Sewell to Address Voting Inequalities at Restore the Vote Congressional Forum

March 7, 2016

Dozens of members from the United States Congress along with statewide and local elected officials landed in Birmingham over the weekend to organize efforts and address the current state of voting rights in America. Restore the Vote, a national legislative effort to mobilize support for the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015, drew leaders and […]

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Cooking With the Council: Birmingham City Councilors Take on New Role

March 3, 2016

Birmingham is rich in history, and much of that history is due in part to our “seasoned residents.” As the Birmingham City Council looks to continue building on that history, they are looking to learn from some of our senior citizens about their part in creating Birmingham’s past, and what they would like to see […]

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Demolition Begins at Larkway Gardens Ending an Era of Blight

February 22, 2016

It’s a sight that many have longed to see for years, and now that wish has become a reality. After nearly two decades a sitting idle and causing numerous problems for the community, the eyesore known as Larkway Gardens is no more. At the call of Councilor Sheila Tyson who advocated for the demolition long before […]

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“Riding With Sheila” Kicks Off in District 6

January 16, 2016

District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson will be riding the bus to council meetings in an effort to increase awareness about the MAX bus system in Birmingham. www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org

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New Year, New Demolition: Birmingham City Councilors Make Way for New Developments in West End

January 7, 2016

It’s no secret that communities thrive at their best without the plague of dilapidated houses and heinous building structures. The West End community, Birmingham’s own diamond in the rough, is ready to thrive again as citizens are anxious to rebuild and re-claim this jewel of territory and it begins with removing the long overdue Larkway […]

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Birmingham City Council’s “Nine Acts of Kindness” Continues With District 6

November 24, 2015

Our Nine Acts of Kindness project continues this time with a visit to Booker T. Washington K-8 School in District 6.  Through the “Nine Acts of Kindness” campaign, each Councilor is donating much needed school supplies to each school in their district to show our appreciation for our students and teachers as we pause to […]

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On Your Mark: Birmingham City Councilors Pull Out Their Tennis Shoes in Support of Race for the Cure

October 17, 2015

Linn Park was a sea of pink this morning as family and friends came together to honor the fight of many breast cancer survivors at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In the sentiments of this occasion, Birmingham City Councilors Lashunda Scales, Sheila Tyson, and President Pro Tem Jay Roberson joined in on […]

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A Big Victory for Birmingham City Councilors! Unanimous Vote Clears the Way for Demolition of Abandoned Property Known as Larkway Gardens

October 14, 2015

The wait is over! After working non-stop to remove the eyesore in the West End community known as Larkway Gardens, Councilors finally received the victory they’ve been waiting for. A unanimous vote during this week’s Council Meeting declares the property a nuisance thus allowing for the buildings to be demolished. Residents of Oakwood Place and […]

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Birmingham City Councilors Take a Stand Against DMV Closings in the State of Alabama

October 12, 2015

‘Injustice any where is a threat to justice everywhere’ were the sentiments of what elected officials, leaders and constituents shared with the Greater Birmingham community on the recent notification that over 30 Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices will be closing in the state of Alabama. Eight of the DMVs closed in the state are […]

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Action Plans Are Set: Councilor Sheila Tyson’s Community Meeting Drew Hundreds of Concerned Citizens, Block Watch Captains Were Recruited on Site

September 24, 2015

Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson doesn’t hold back any efforts when gathering citizens together to promote change. Tuesday night was no different as hundreds of residents, including neighborhood officers and youth leaders gathered together to address the issues of a recent string of crimes in the West End area at a special called community meeting […]

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Community Meeting in District Six Addresses Recent Violence

September 23, 2015

Recent violence in District six prompted Councilor Sheila Tyson to get community leaders together to see what can be done to help residents feel safe. Police representatives were also on hand to talk about what is being done to curb shootings in the area. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit […]

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“Rescue Ship” Restoration- Willie Perry Car Project Underway

August 12, 2015

“Batman” is back in Birmingham, well,  his car is. The Willie Perry car, known as the “rescue ship”, is about to get a complete restoration thanks to efforts by Councilor Sheila Tyson.  In the 1980’s, Willie Perry took his 1971 Ford Thunderbird  and outfitted it with gadgets galore earning him the nickname “Batman of Birmingham”. […]

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Over 600 District 6 residents enjoyed a free day at the Birmingham Zoo thanks to Councilor Sheila Tyson

July 31, 2015

The Birmingham Zoo’s wildlife got a big visit from over six hundred local residents. Councilor Sheila Tyson’s second annual day at the zoo brought in adults and children from District 6 free of charge. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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District six health fair helps over 2,000 residents

June 28, 2015

Keeping residents healthy, happy and wise was the goal behind the District six health fair.  Councilor Sheila Tyson helped sponsor the event at Princeton Towers which brought out more than 2,000 visitors.

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Inaugural “Pappa Jack Baseball Classic” pulls in huge crowd & “Sportskid of the Year” Mona Davis

June 27, 2015

Rickwood Field has seen its share of amazing athletes, and now the “Sportskid of the Year”, Mona Davis, is added to that list. The inaugural “Pappa Jack Youth Baseball Classic” brought a crowd from all over the country to watch Davis and the Youth Birmingham Black Barons. Ron Jackson, better known as “Pappa Jack”, was […]

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