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Mortimer Jordan High School was founded in 1920 and celebrated its first two graduates in 1921. Following its founding, Mortimer Jordan celebrated 91 graduating classes in its original location, and this year will mark the ninth graduating class at the new school.

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The North Jefferson Quilters Guild will be hosting a community quilt show and festival at Beechwood Baptist Church (2659 Mt. Olive Road) on Sept. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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One thing that most of us older guys have learned over the years is that not everything we hear is true, factual or even believable. Unfortunately, this adage is as true for veterans as it is for other people we may meet.

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The Gardendale Youth Football Association hosted its 11th annual charity bowl and raised $6,800 for breast cancer research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. The charity bowl involved the Gardendale Rockets, Fultondale Wildcats and Hoover Buccaneers facing off in four …

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Fultondale hosted its annual National Night Out las week at Black Creek Park, filled with games, food and a chance for citizens of all ages to get to know the police and fire personnel who keep them safe around the city. 

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Many Veterans and their families feel lost and “out of the loop.” There are however some excellent resources that Veterans and their loved ones can discover, utilize and win with. There is not enough space here to detail each resource, but look online to find more info.

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The annual Fairytale Ball at the Gardendale Civic Center raised money for North Jefferson Relay for Life by giving kids and adults a chance to meet and even dance with their favorite Disney characters.

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I have often thought how veterans could benefit from area churches and church people. I also believe that churches and their people could, in much the same way gain great benefit from veterans. The problem seems to be in getting these two needful and needed groups together.

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Veterans: If weight management is a challenge for you, the Birmingham VA MOVE! Program can be a real help. If you need to lose weight, losing even a little will help.

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For 32 years Jane Hicks has been the city clerk for the City of Fultondale. She has been charged by law with the responsibility of holding and certifying elections within the city; maintaining all records of ordinances and resolutions. She makes sure the books and records are kept current an…

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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,…

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Obituaries

G.B. Murphree of Mt. Olive went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 92. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who was lovingly known as Pappaw. For almost sixty-seven years he was a Godly helpmeet to his beloved wife, Murlene, who preceded…

Darrell Lloyd Cobbs, age 78, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his home in Springville, AL. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Leigh Kellem Cobbs; children, Paula Salter (Connery) and Vanessa Richardson; grandchildren Hunter and Luke Richardson, Nathanael and Hannah Salter; sibli…