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. 

WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council on Monday night approved a resolution for the approval of economic development. The resolution is the first step of a joint effort between the City of Warrior and Jefferson County and what is called the “Hallmark Farm Cooperative District,” which was created …


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. 

UPDATE: Destiny Marie Walker, 14, has been identified as the Fultondale student killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Rouse Road Tuesday night. 

It is with great sadness that we learned tonight of the death of Shelton Waldrop.


Local poet Tyler Adams has published his long-awaited third book of poetry, which he calls “my heart on paper.”

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…

Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.These reports are a matter of public record. This list only represents arrests and all parties are innocent until and unless they are proven guilty in court.GARDENDALE ARRESTS•1/30: Tanyanika Mays, 27, Center Point, Domes…

The City of Gardendale will host an Amnesty Week April 8-12, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Anyone with warrants in the city of Gardendale can appear in front of the magistrate during that week to have the warrant recalled and take care of the issue without being arrested. These warrants inclu…

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.

Kimberly Police responded to Kimberly Estates Drive just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday on a homicide call. According to police, the death was related to a domestic incident and the suspect in is custody. The victim and suspect have not been identified at this time and police are still investigati…

The North Jefferson Baptist Association Caring Center is one of those villages. The amount of servant leadership and love in one building is almost beyond description, but here is an honest attempt to describe what all I witnessed.


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.

UPDATE: Gardendale Police Lt. Scott Banks said the Gardendale Police, with assistance from an explosive detection dog from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, cleared the store. No threat was found.  Walmart should be reopening soon. 


KIMBERLY—On Monday the Kimberly City Council declared a vehicle as surplus material. That vehicle will now be handed over to the city’s police department and will likely be utilized for training purposes at the firing range.

FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Monday approved a resolution to allow Mayor Jim Lowery to begin the process of taking bids and entering into contracts for road resurfacing in the city.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new freestanding emergency department and medical center in Gardendale on Mt. Olive Road hosted an open house on Sunday and officially opened its doors on Tuesday of this week.


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…

UPDATE: Deputies were called to the 8500 block of Old Bagley road this morning after neighbors reported a man with a gun at a home in the area. Shortly after, police received another call that a female was dead in a vehicle at the locations. 


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 North Jefferson Women’s Center served 1,650 clients between July of 2017 and June 2018. The clients received services that ranged from material goods, free medical services and counseling.


As Alabamians celebrate on New Year’s Eve, AAA Alabama cautions partygoers against getting behind the wheel after the champagne toast. According to a recent analysis conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, during the last decade, the years’ highest number of alcohol-related traff…


Gardendale Police arrested two people in connection with recent thefts at local churches:

Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.

Hunters who travel out of state should be aware that the Enforcement Section of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division has significantly increased its surveillance of roads along state borders, looking for persons illegally importing deer carcasses.

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…


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…


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.

WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council approved fixing the leaking roof at the armory and tearing down a condemned house on Elliot Drive.


The North Jefferson Arts Alliance recently hosted its annual Art After Dark at IberiaBank in Fultondale.

The Gardendale Council set mowing costs for seven houses around the city that have been found in violation of the city’s weed ordinance.

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