The city of Bessemer will be having a public hearing on May 21 to discuss its Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The public hearing will take place at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium, 1801 Third Avenue North.
The city of Bessemer, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, is updating its five-year Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
In order to complete the plan, citizen input is needed.
Please make plans to attend this event.
The Sixth Annual Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues festival is set for May 30 at Debardeleben Park in Historic Downtown Bessemer.
The event has attracted thousands of visitors to Bessemer since its inception by Bob Sykes owner, Van Sykes.
The festival has been named as one of the top 13 Spring Food Festivals in Birmingham. The event includes music, food, activities for children and much more.
This year’s event will start at noon and last until 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Parking is free.
The headliner for this year’s event is the Ian Seigel, featuring Little G Weevil and Band. The line-up for this year’s festival includes:
12:10 p.m. – Alabama Blues Project Advanced Band with special guest Taylor Britton.
1:30 p.m. – Hallelujah Junction with Kendra Sutton.
2:45 p.m. – Earl “Guitar” Williams.
4 p.m. – JJ Thames
5:15 p.m. – Eddie Cotton.
6:30 p.m. – Ian Siegal, featuring Little G Weevil and Band.
For more information, visit http://www.bobsykesblues.com.
Alabama Splash Adventure in Bessemer is set to start its exciting 2015 season on May 23.
Highlighting the 2015 season will be the return of the park’s signature wooden roller coaster, The Rampage.
We’re very excited to bring Rampage back to the public,” said Dan Koch, one of the owners of Alabama Splash Adventure. “It’s a great ride, and it’ll be a thrill to see Alabama’s signature roller coaster entertaining our guests once again.”
The park offers free parking and, this year, free unlimited soft drinks for all guests.
The park is owned and operated by the Koch Family. The family purchased the park in 2014.
In addition to the Rampage, Alabama Splash Adventure features other attractions such as the Upsurge, Wipeout Adventure Course, the Wacky Worm Coaster and much more.
For more information on tickets, season passes and group outings, call 205-481-4750 or visit alabamasplash.com. Guests can purchase tickets on-line and receive $10.00 in free bonus cash to be used in the park on food, merchandise or rentals.
Alabama Splash Adventure is located off Interstate 20/59 at exit 110 in Bessemer.
Bessemer native and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been selected by the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the top overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Winston, 21, grew up in Bessemer and played his high school football at nearby Hueytown High School. He played for two seasons with the Florida State University Seminole Football team and won the 2013 Heisman Trophy.
Winston led Florida State to the 2014 BCS National Title and a 14-0 record. He went 26-1 as the starting quarterback at FSU.Winston is the second Bessemer-area native to win the award. Bo Jackson of Bessemer won the award in 1985 while playing for the Auburn University football team.
Winston held a draft night party in Bessemer, rather than attend the NFL Draft in Chicago. In attendance was FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher and media from throughout the United States, including ESPN and the NFL Network.
“I’m just part of a new family,” Winston said. “Having this jersey and especially, having my mom bring it out, I am born again. I am putting everything behind me and this is a new life for my family and everyone associated with us.”
On May 1, 2015, Winston signed a four year, $23.35 million contract with the Buccaneers, with a $16.7 million signing bonus.
Winston’s parents, Antonour and Loretta Winston are both Bessemer natives as well. Winston joins current Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Demeco Ryans among Bessemer natives currently on an NFL roster.
The city of Bessemer congratulates Winston and his family on another momentous achievement.