The Bessemer Police Department, the Bessemer Fire Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and area Ambulance Services will hold a Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony in Debardeleben Park on Sept. 11 at noon.
Please join us as we remember the events and sacrifices of Sept. 11, 2001.
More than 1,000 people packed Bessemer's DeBardeleben Park for the first ever Jazz in the Park Concert series in the city.
Guest poured into Bessemer from throughout the state and metro area for the event on the evening of Aug. 9.
Among the performers were Soul Collaboration and and N'Fusion featuring James Crumb, Jr. The concert was free. It was sponsored by the city of Bessemer.
Magic City Smooth Jazz officials and city officials said they will work to return the series to Bessemer in 2016.
(FROM WBRC)The Bessemer Police Department recognized graduates of its Citizen Police Academy tonight (Aug. 11) at the Bessemer Civic Center.
The department trains participants for six weeks.
Its chief said that he has been at the department for 12 years. The program was established long before he arrived, but now, more ever, he sees its importance to community.
"We realize that there's so much going on around the country and there are so many things challenging the relationship between law enforcement and our communities, but we have not confused this. We realize that it takes all of us working together to make a viable difference in our communities, " said Nathaniel Rutledge, Chief Bessemer Police Department.
The class gets better acquainted with the department, how it works and how they can help the department serve their community.
Chief Rutledge added in the six week period the participants get hands on training at the police department's shooting range, learn CPR and the basics of self defense.
UAB Football Coach Bill Clark will be the guest speaker for the Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards Gala on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Bessemer Civic Center.
NBC 13's and Bessemer's very own Eunice Elliott will be the Mistress of Ceremony. The Chamber recognizes the best of Bessmer's businesses and First Responders during the gala.
Contact the Chamber at 425-3253 by Aug. 18 for tickets.