North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL


  • person morris.jpg Person You Should Know: Sammy Morris

    Sammy Morris is a long-time runner that lives in Fultondale. He helps organize the city’s annual Stampede 5K Run, which raises money for the city fire department. The 20th annual Stampede 5K Run took place on Saturday.

    July 7, 2011 1 Photo

  • person leslie.jpg Leslie Gurganus

    Leslie Gurganus, 40, lives in Mt. Olive near her parents Gary and Mary McAnally. She volunteers four to five days a week at the Gardendale Senior Center.

    June 17, 2011 1 Photo

  • on the job administrator.jpg Assistant likes the changes in job

    Denean Ragland is an administrative assistant to the Gardendale Police Department. Some parts of her job are routine, such as distributing mail, checking messages, entering citations into the department’s new software and handling purchase orders. Other than that, she says her days can throw her curveballs.

    June 17, 2011 1 Photo

  • person belva.jpg Person You Should Know: Belva Davis

    Belva Davis is the children’s ministry coordinator at Fultondale Methodist Church. She lives in Gardendale.

    June 15, 2011 1 Photo

  • person you should know donna.jpg Person You Should Know: Donna Sigrist

    Donna Sigrist is the leader at the Weight Watchers meetings at Parkview Church of God in Gardendale.

    May 26, 2011 1 Photo

  • Person You Should Know: Sherry Webb

    Sherry Webb owns and operates Webb Payroll, Edgewire Digital and T-Lor Properties, all based in Gardendale.

    May 23, 2011

  • Mike Dempsey

    Mike Dempsey is a founding member of local oldies a cappella group Back in Time, which will be performing at the Gardendale Magnolia Festival and at a concert on April 30.

    April 22, 2011

  • Martin Bear

    Martin Bear is a Gardendale High School senior and Mr. GHS. He is also president of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and captain of the Scholar’s Bowl Team.

    April 22, 2011

  • on the job civic center.JPG Receptionist calls herself ‘queen’

    Kelsey Dodd insists that her job title be listed as “Queen of the Front Desk.”

    April 22, 2011 1 Photo

  • person lauren.jpg Person You Should Know

    Lauren Hughes is a Fultondale High School senior that has been accepted in the Alabama Ambassadors of Music program and will be traveling to Europe this summer. She is the only north Jefferson County student to be accepted into the program this year. She is trying to raise $3,000 to pay for the trip, email

    March 4, 2011 1 Photo