David Carrington http://apr.org en Jefferson County Emerges From Bankruptcy http://apr.org/post/jefferson-county-emerges-bankruptcy <p></p><p>Jefferson County has closed the sale of nearly $1.8 billion in new debt and emerged from the nation's second largest municipal bankruptcy.</p><p>Jefferson County Commission President David Carrington said the paperwork on the new debt was signed Tuesday. Commissioner Jimmy Stephens said a great weight has been lifted.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:10:38 +0000 The Associated Press 42638 at http://apr.org Jefferson County Emerges From Bankruptcy Broke Ala. County Delays Decision On Indigent Care http://apr.org/post/broke-ala-county-delays-decision-indigent-care Commissioners in bankrupt Jefferson County have delayed a decision on whether to close its charity hospital serving the poor. Commission President David Carrington recessed a meeting indefinitely Tuesday after chaos erupted in the packed commission chamber. Demonstrators yelling and singing civil rights protest songs prevented members from discussing the future of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. The hospital is costing the county millions of dollars annually, and supporters of the shutdown say the county can't afford it. Some commissioners oppose the move, and protesters disrupted the Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:33:33 +0000 Associated Press 16257 at http://apr.org Broke Ala. County Delays Decision On Indigent Care