North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

Top Stories

November 12, 2013

NJN/am for Tuesday, November 12

Good Tuesday morning to you – grab a warm coat...

Weather: Really cold. An Arctic cold front comes blowing in today, with breezy conditions at midday followed by sharply colder temperatures. The high today will struggle to get into the 50s, and temps will fall throughout the afternoon. Tonight we will see a hard freeze, with lows down to the middle 20s. It will be even colder on Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s and lows in the lower 20s.

Decision time is here. Polls opened at 7 a.m. for the a referendum on whether to raise Gardendale property taxes another five mills to finance a city school system that will break away from the Jefferson County Schools. Polls will close at 7 p.m. We'll have full coverage Tuesday here at, as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter feed (@NorthJeffNews).

More bad news for ObamaCare. The problems for the federally-managed website have been well documented. But for the 14 states plus Washington, D.C. which opted to operate their own health insurance exchanges, the enrollment numbers aren't looking much better. A report by the consulting firm Avalere Health and reported by Reuters News Service says that about 3 percent of those expected to enroll by this point have done so. Nationwide numbers are expected later this week.

Sports: Hoops time. They may still be playing football at a handful of fortunate high schools, but they aren't waiting to start playing basketball. Tabernacle Christian's boys opened play last Friday with a comeback win; tonight, play starts with local AHSAA schools as Pinson Valley hosts Clay-Chalkville (boys only) and Mortimer Jordan travels to John Carroll Catholic (girls and boys). Football has affected one hoops team, though: Gardendale's opener with Pleasant Grove on Thursday has been postponed because the Spartans are still alive in football playoffs... Minor league football: Let's go inside. Lee Ellison, the Warrior businessman who has owned, coached or played on (sometimes all at once) various minor league teams around north Jefferson County, will announce in a press conference this morning that he is forming a new indoor football team called the Alabama Outlawz. The team will be in a new league called the X-League, and will play its games at the Harris Arena next to the Birmingham Crossplex.

Text Only
Top Stories
Featured Ads
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Twitter Updates