Bibb County

Group opposes new plans for Bibb County prison

Dec 1, 2020

Opposers of a proposed Alabama prison are bringing environmental and economic concerns to the governor's attention. 

The group Block the Brierfield Prison, represented by Birmingham attorney Chris Christie, has sent a letter for Gov. Kay Ivey about how the 3,000-inmate prison will affect the taxpayers of Bibb County.

The letter said the project could hurt local water supply and that other possible environmental impacts need to be studied. Leasing prisons built by private companies was also questioned in the letter. 

 

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Sept. 3 that negotiations are beginning for the construction of a new prison site in Bibb County.

Construction should begin early next year, Ivey announced in a news release.

April Weaver
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A member of the Alabama House of Representatives says she is resigning to join the Trump administration. 

Rep. April Weaver announced her resignation in a statement Tuesday. Weaver says she is quitting to accept a position with President Donald Trump's administration, but she didn't elaborate. She says she is excited to be able to use her skills and experience on a national level.

$46.3M Auto Parts Plant Opens in Alabama

Mar 18, 2018

A German automotive supplier has opened a new $46.3 million plant in central Alabama.

MöllerTech officials say the company will hire 222 employees at the new supply plant by the end of 2019. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week almost 16 months after the company announced it would build the plant in Bibb County.

The plant currently has 50 employees.

The supply plant is located next door to Mercedes-Benz's new Global Logistics Center at the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park. The automaker will also have an after-sales North American hub in the park.

ADOC Inmate Killed in Bibb County Stabbing

May 16, 2017

A stabbing inside an Alabama state prison has left one inmate dead and a second injured.

Correctional officials say 34-year-old Jamie Marcus Witherspoon was fatally stabbed yesterday morning at the state prison in the Bibb County town of Brent. A second man was injured and is being treated in the prison infirmary.

Bibb County Sheriff Found Dead

Nov 17, 2016

Bibb County Sheriff Keith Hannah was found dead at his office in the central Alabama town of Centreville yesterday.

District Attorney Michael Jackson says Hannah's body was discovered yesterday morning. He says it was located in a bathroom connected to Hannah's office at the sheriff's department.

Jackson says preliminary evidence indicates Hannah died of a gunshot wound, but there was no immediate indication of any foul play.

MöllerTech chooses Bibb County for $46.3 million plant

Nov 13, 2016

Officials say a central Alabama county landed a $46.3 million production plant deal for a German auto supplier.

Al.com reports that MöllerTech chose Bibb County for the production plant. Officials said during a groundbreaking Tuesday that Bibb beat out more than 30 sites in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee.

MöllerTech plans to have the site in full production by the end of 2019. The 150,000-square-foot plant will employ 220 people and will be MöllerTech's flagship production facility.