North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL


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Local and state officials and politicians turn the first shovels of dirt at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Northern Beltline highway on Monday morning. Among thos taking part were Gardendale mayor Othell Phillips, third from left; Brookside mayor Roger McCondichie, to the right of Phillips; Pinson mayor Hoyt Sanders, seventh from left; U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, to Sanders' right; Gov. Robert Bentley, next to Bachus; Morris mayor Joe Pylant, fifth from right; and Warrior mayor Johnny Ragland, to Pylant's right.