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Summer is in full swing and an army of creepy crawlers is patiently waiting outside ready to attack! Mosquitos, fleas, mites, chiggers and ticks abound. Some are found where you least expect them and seem especially attracted to the tender young skin of infants and children. What’s a parent to do?

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Veterans deal with all kinds of problems, many of which stem from their veteran status as a former military man or woman. None of these problems present themselves exactly the same in each and every instance or for each and every veteran.

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Marzella Mitchell Keith was honored by the City of Fultondale as she celebrated her 101st birthday with her family and caregivers from Hope Hospice.

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We celebrate our country’s 243 birthday this week! Whether everyone wants to recognize the fact or not, this birthday (and its predecessors) all stem from the actions of our veterans and fighting folk!

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The City of Fultondale hosted a ceremony on Tuesday to honor Korean War veterans. The ceremony honors the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the war.

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Summertime is here and with the warm weather comes another round of annoying rashes. Infants and children are frequent targets. What’s a parent to do?

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The weather has turned hot and so have Veteran activities. I would like to update you a little on just what is and isn’t going on.

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We would like to thank everyone that attended the North Jefferson Memorial Day Ceremony honoring our Veterans.  Although we should honor them everyday.

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The annual Gardendale Farmer’s Market opened last Thursday at the Gardendale Civic Center. The market will be open each Thursday through the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with local farmers and vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, to baked goods, to fresh beef and musc…

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Students, ages 6-12, achieved Memory Master status this month after memorizing more than 500 facts and completing three separate oral testing events with 100-percent accuracy.
Elementary-age students in the homeschool program Classical Conversations may choose to complete an end-of-year oral…

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Memorial Day is an annual opportunity to honor those who died in active military service, and local officials have decided to remember those men and women on Monday, May 27 at the North Jefferson Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Gardendale High School senior, Taylor Corbin, was selected as the 2019 Gardendale Chamber of Commerce Scholarship winner. Corbin was presented with a scholarship worth $1,000 at the May luncheon.

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Gardendale Classical Conversation Homeschoolers had their day in court this month as they joined classes throughout the country in holding mock trials. “Lawyers” on both sides argued in front of Judge Gomany in the Gardendale municipal courtroom.

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Maureen Guffin has a story about each of the plants in her yard, from the roses that climb her trellised garden entrance, to her award-winning iris, to the wild ginger that grows in one of her flower beds.

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This year’s Magnolia Festival will once again feature artisans who exhibit their craft at the festival, alongside their wares. As part of the Alabama Bicenntenial Event this year.

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Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland presented his annual State of the City address at April’s Chamber Luncheon. The event opened with a prayer by Gardendale First Baptists’ Pastor Kevin Hamm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The event was catered by Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ with table arrangements …

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The Gardendale Parks and Recreation Department continues to work on the recent improvements and additions at Kenny Clemons Park. They are adding on to the splash pad with a separate area that is designed for toddlers.

The North Jefferson News’ veteran columnist, Joe Stahlkuppe, spoke to the Gardendale Historical Society on Saturday about the history of veterans in the United States and how it impacted Alabama.

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Gardendale hosted the fifth annual Strike Out Cancer event on Saturday at both of the city's ballparks, William Noble Park on Moncrief Road and Luman Harris Park.

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FULTONDALE­—Fultondale Mayor Jim Lowery gave a State of the City update Thursday morning. Lowery began his address by stating the leaders of the past gave the city the firm foundation that the leaders of the present continue to build upon. He said Fultondale’s leaders were committed to enhan…

Many of you read the article about BJ Cotton in the Winter edition of North Jefferson Magazine. Cotton is on a quest to hike 2200 miles for 22 veterans that left us too soon from suicide as a result from PTSD. He had to stop his hike due to health concerns, but will begin it again on Friday,…

Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland welcomed mayors and elected officials from around northern Jefferson County to the annual Prayer Breakfast held at the Gardendale Civic Center. The program began at 7 a.m. with a welcome and blessing by Bill Casaday, Executive Director of Gardendale Chamber of …

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One of the most amazing sounds to any parent is the sound of their child’s laughter. As parents, we would do almost anything to make sure our children are happy and healthy. What better way to have fun than a Dance Party? It is definitely a bonus that the party benefits families of children …

It is no secret that Alabama is home to many musical talents including Hank Williams Sr. and Jr., Tammy Wynette, Sonny James, the group Alabama and Taylor Hicks, just to name a few. Another name to add to this Who’s Who among the musical talents of our great state, but this one is also a son…

The Gardendale, Fultondale and Irondale fire departments strung up an American flag at the old Gardendale First Baptist campus on Thursday in honor of Shelton Waldrop, a Fultondale teen who died earlier this week after a three-year fight with cancer. 

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FULTONDALE—The student parking lot at Fultondale High was barely half-full Wednesday morning as the bell echoed off the old brick walls. It was as if some believed to not arrive meant, perhaps, the night before was mistaken. 

The annual World Spay Day will be Feb. 26. Locally, the Animal League of Birmingham, Friends of Cats and Dogs and Mercy Animal Clinic will partner to spay and neuter companion animals. This year, the event will focus on spaying and neutering the pets of veterans and active duty military pers…

WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council on Monday voted to accept a slight rate increase from Republic Services, which provides trash pickup services for the city. The increase will be $1.32 per quarter for each account.

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GREG PEARCE Phillip Gregory Pearce passed away July 1, 2019 at the age of 38. He is survived by his parents, Phillip F. Pearce and Carole Cook Pearce. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John A. and Margaret Cook, Sonny and Elizabeth Pearce, an uncle, Scott Pearce and cousins, John…

In loving memory of Marshall Lane Childers, age 88, went home to be with his Lord on April 27, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Warrior, Al. He is preceded in death by his parents Marion H. and Nellie (Dolly) Childers; three brothers, Onnie, Kenneth and Billy Ray; four sisters, Sybil Comp…