Taste of Bessemer returns April 26

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  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 […]

City joins with partners to collect Hazardous Household items on April 21

Monday, April 16, 2018

The city of Bessemer, in conjunction with Jefferson County and the town of Sylvan Springs, will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Bessemer Public Works Laydown Yard, located at 1205 15th Avenue North. Collections will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 11 a.m. Collections will only […]

City officially opens new Rail-Trail

Friday, April 13, 2018

The ribbon-cutting for the new Bessemer Rail-Trail. Photo courtesy of The Cutoff News. The city of Bessemer’s new Rail-Trail is officially open. On a beautiful, spring morning, some 100 walkers joined with Mayor Kenneth Gulley and members of the Bessemer City Council to officially open the city’s first-ever Rails-to-Trails Multi-use at the Fairfax Avenue and […]

City to officially open first-ever Rail Trail

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The city of Bessemer will cut the ribbon on the first phase of its first-ever Rails to Trail project on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. The ribbon-cutting will take place at the trailhead at 15th Street South and Fairfax Avenue. Parking will be available for the event at the Bessemer Housing Authority’s Main […]

Public involvement meetings for CDBG program

Friday, March 23, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC MEETINGS TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES AND PROJECTED USE OF CDBG ENTITLEMENT AND PROGRAM INCOME FUNDS FOR THE CITY OF BESSEMER, ALABAMA   As set forth in 24CFR Part 91, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires jurisdictions to incorporate their planning and application requirements into one five year document […]

Bessemer 5K Run set for April 7 in downtown Bessemer

Monday, March 12, 2018

This event will raise funds to provide fitness equipment for the physically-challenged.

Polling places set for August Municipal Election

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Changes to three polling places approved by City Council.

Mayor Gulley highlights sound finances, infrastructure improvements in State of the City Address

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The city’s crime-rate continues to drop, evidenced by a 40 percent drop in homicides in the past five years, a 16 percent drop in burglaries and an 18-percent drop in robberies in 2017.

State of the City Address set for Jan. 29

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mayor Kenneth Gulley will deliver the State of the City of Bessemer Address on Jan. 29, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Bessemer Civic Center, 1130 Ninth Avenue Southwest. Mayor Gulley will use the address to discuss issues and accomplishments in the city of Bessemer over the past year, including updates on crime fighting efforts, […]