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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On Saturday night, Gardendale Police and Fire and Rescue responded to the Gardendale WalMart on Odum Road after a bomb threat was reportedly called in to the store at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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Gardendale Troop 100 started their New Year with a service project at the GUTS Trail. The multi-use trail is located at the Kenneth Clemons Recreational Complex . The GUTS trails system is just one of the vast recreational opportunities that awaits you all in one location off Fieldstown Road…

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Three weeks after the most powerful Hurricane to ever hit the panhandle of Florida left a wake of destruction most have never seen before,a group of scouts from Gardendale loaded up their gear and headed South to see what they could do to help the residents.

The Gardendale City Council last Monday heard from Chamber Director Bill Casaday about the winners of the annual Gardendale Christmas Parade. Casaday presented the Gardendale Public Library with the first-place plaque for their float, UAB with the second-place award and Mercy Animal Hospital…

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The most paramount moment in any Christian’s life is when they come to the cross and give their life to God. “Come” was a powerful ministry message imparted by Gardendale First Baptist Church. The program, including a depiction of the life of Jesus, was a beautifully performed event incorpor…

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council donated $15,325 to Fultondale High School. That is $25 for each student in the school. The city makes the annual donation for the school to use to fill in gaps in educational funding. In past years, the money has been used for facility upgrades, additio…

FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Monday suspended its usual rules of order to pass an ordinance prohibiting driving through private or public property for the purpose of avoiding a traffic light or signal in the city.

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In the early morning hours of Saturday, Gardendale Fire and Rescue was called to Captain D’s for a fire in the kitchen area. Fultondale Fire Department also responded to assist Gardendale. The fire was extinguished but the restaurants suffered damage and will be closed indefinitely while rep…

Shoe Department Encore opened recently in the Fultondale Shopping Center at 3453 Lowery Parkway in Fultondale. The store joined the new neighboring Five Below in the shopping center.

Fishing League Worldwide, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Monday the complete professional angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour. The field will be showcased along the 2019 FLW Tour, which features seven regular-se…

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Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland honored Gardendale first responders in the Public Works, Police and Fire Departments for their work to save David Waldrep in July when his vehicle was crushed and caught fire.

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Students from Mortimer Jordan High School and North Jefferson Middle School have spent weeks learning about nutrition and healthy habits and finally squared off in a cooking contest designed to let them show what they had learned. The students were charged with creating a healthy treat that …

A Special Thanks to all our Veteran’s and everyone that participated in the Veteran’s Day Program on November 12th. We need to honor our Veterans everyday for their service and sacrifices they have made to keep our country free.

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Tiera Leftwich caught the singing bug when she was just a little girl in elementary school when she sang her first solo “Part of Your World” in the choir. She knew she loved to sing but, had never performed in front of so many people, especially her peers. She said she found it interesting t…

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On Thursday, Kathleen Phillips hosted her first cooking show at the Gardendale Civic Center. The event served as a fundraiser for a nonprofit run by Phillips’ husband and son.

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This time of year, ghosts, goblins and other horror scenes lurk around every corner. For Matt Weber, those nightmares stalk every bookshelf in his Gardendale home. He is an author and publisher of horror books through his Pint Bottle Press.

Mayor Stan Hogeland announced last week that non-perishable food items and supplies for the victims of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, FL will be collected at the Gardendale Civic Center anytime the Center is open, concluding on election day November 6th.

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KIMBERLY—The city of Kimberly continues to pursue a project, which has been quite evasive over the years. Mayor Bob Ellerbrock announced Monday night at the Kimberly City Council Meeting that he has signed a contract with an architect for the construction of a storm shelter.

MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office is reminding Alabamians of the upcoming deadline to register to vote in advance of the November 6, 2018 General Election. There are sites online hosted by the Secretary of State’s Office that will allow voters to check their registration s…

The Gardendale City Council on Monday heard from Police Chief Mike Walker that the city has seen a recent increase in car burglaries and car thefts, but that in every case, the vehicles were left unlocked and with keys in the vehicle. The break ins have also resulted in a number of stolen gu…

FULTONDALE—On Monday, the Fultondale City Council discussed complaints from residents about people ignoring stop signs on Walker Street and on Stouts Road in front of the Children’s Park. The city will be placing flashing lights on the stop signs to draw attention to them and police will be …

Tiffany Mitchell Wiginton (Formerly of Mt. Olive) and husband Barry Wiginton celebrated daughter Emersyn Quinn’s second birthday September 7th with a party hosted by Stephen and Michelle Freeman at their home in Homewood.

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FULTONDALE—It wasn’t exactly the homecoming effort that he wanted, but Fultondale head coach Don Dover will gladly take the 3-0 region record. His Wildcats struggled at times with energy, but found a way to finish Holly Pond (3-2, 1-2) by a count of 23-6 on Friday night in Class 3A, Region 5 play.

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The Gardendale City Council on Monday approved Mayor Stan Hogeland entering into a redevelopment plan with Foodland that will allow the Alabama-owned chain to make improvements and expand services in a renovation that is expected to cost approximately $800,000 to $1 million.

Have overdue library fines? What if there was a way to pay them off and help the less fortunate? That’s exactly what Jefferson County Libraries are offering to do this September. For every food item donated, $1 in fines will be forgiven, up to $10.

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