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Non-profit funding application deadline approaching

Monday, July 9, 2018

Applications for local non-profits interested in receiving funding from the city of Bessemer are now available. The city of Bessemer allocates a portion of its annual budget to provide support for projects that have a positive impact upon a significant portion of the population. The City Council and Mayor’s office reviews each application. Applications are […]

Municipal Election Qualifying underway

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Qualifying fee is $50.

Amazon to open Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, bring in at least 1,500 jobs

Friday, June 22, 2018

From Amazon.com:   Jun. 22, 2018– Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for the first Alabama fulfillment center to be located in Bessemer, which will create 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one. The company currently operates a sortation center in Mobile, AL. “We are thrilled to bring our first fulfillment center to […]

Bessemer Farmers Market begins 2018 season

Friday, June 1, 2018

  The Bessemer Farmers Market is starting its brand new season this month. On Monday, June 4, the market will be at Medical West near the cafeteria, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and hold open each Monday at the hospital thru  October. On Thursday, June 7, the market will be at Alex Bradford Park […]

City Offices closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 21, 2018

No garbage or trash collection on holiday.

Alabama Splash Adventure Opens with New Expansions

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The park has added six new amusement attractions, the Pirates High Dive Show, and many more enhancements to provide more fun all summer long.

Camp Bessemer applications now available

Monday, April 23, 2018

The City of Bessemer is seeking highly motivated youth between the ages of 14 to 18 to support local businesses, organizations, and governmental offices for summer employment. Responsibilities vary according to assigned locations upon hire.  Students must completely adhere to the application requirements as a part of the selection process.  A base compensation of $7.25 […]

Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival returns April 28

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Proceeds will benefit the Latch and Live Foundation.

Taste of Bessemer returns April 26

  The Fourth Annual Taste of Bessemer and Business Expo will return to the Bessemer Civic Center on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The event, organized by the Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce, features live entertainment, food and business display vendors and fun for the entire family. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the event […]

Council approves funding for various non-profit organizations

The Bessemer City Council approved funding on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 for non-profits doing work in the city of Bessemer. The following organizations applied to the city and were approved for funding for fiscal year 2018: Magic City Smooth Jazz ($4,000). The organization will host the annual Jazz in the Park Concert in Bessemer on June […]

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