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The Gardendale City Council on Monday approved a bid for the city’s first storm shelter, which will be located just off Highway 31 behind the Gardendale Fire Department.

Thomas Clyde Gardner, 60, of Warrior, was killed Friday evening on Barber Boulevard, when a vehicle collided with the motorcycle he was driving.

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The National Sacred Harp Singing Convention began Thursday at Fultondale’s Friendship Hall. The event draws visitors from all over the United States, as well as various other countries. It will continue on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15 from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. The hall is located at 1024…

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Monday approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Jim Lowery to enter into a contract to install a traffic light at the intersection of Walker Chapel Road and Main Street.

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Alabama Power announced this week that it would close  40 locations across the state. The Gardendale Alabama Power office is included in the closure list. 

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Warrior Fire Department Chief James Clay Neely has taken a six-month leave of absence for personal reasons, Mayor Johnny Ragland said on Tuesday.

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The death of an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail in May was due to natural causes, according to the coroner's office.

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The Gardendale City Council on Monday honored Gardendale High School graduate Josh Kinney after Kinney signed a record deal with Birmingham Entertainment LLC out of Los Angeles, California. Kinney will be heading to Nashville on June 18 to meet with industry insiders, producers and others to…

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KIMBERLY—The Kimberly City Council fielded a new member last Tuesday night in City Hall.

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Tuesday approved a stormwater management plan created in accordance with Alabama Department of Environmental Management rules.

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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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The Gardendale City Council on Monday night approved a plan that would allow ACE Hardware to retain half of the city’s 3% sales tax to help recoup the cost of building a new business in Gardendale. The agreement would be good until ACE collects $430,470 or for 10 years, whatever comes first.…

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A Jefferson County Circuit Judge ruled last week that Gardendale’s 10-mill tax is being levied lawfully, finding against Jay Campbell, who had filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners in Gardendale.

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Fultondale High School recently held its annual Fine Arts Night to showcase the many talents of its students. The halls were filled with art of different mediums and the gym hosted the school’s three bands.

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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.

Editor’s Note: In today’s print edition of the North Jefferson News, this story was published with an incorrect headline. This website version is correct.

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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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The Fultondale City Council on Monday night announced that construction will soon begin on the city’s third storm shelter, to be located on Main Street, near Fultondale First Baptist. The property was owned by Jefferson County, but Mayor Jim Lowery said the county deeded the land to the city…

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It was announced at a recent Kimberly City Council meeting that Jeff Gilliland has stepped down from his (planning and zoning) position on the council.

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The sixth annual Magnolia Festival 5k and one-mile fun run this year featured a color race instead of a traditional run. The race was also held on Friday night instead of Saturday morning and moved to the Gardendale First Baptist's north campus. The proceeds from the race will help Magic Mom…

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State Representative Allen Treadaway and Senator Shay Shelnutt presented a check to Librarian Connie Smith and Police Chief Mike Walker at a recent Gardendale City Council meeting.

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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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Update: Emily Burr was released from the Jefferson County jail Wednesday night on $2,600 bond. William Justin Cole has been charged with additional counts of resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a controlled substance. His bond on the new charges is se…

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WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council last Monday placed a lien on 315 Louisa Street for $7,973.64 after the property was declared a public nuisance and torn down and hauled away by the city. The lien is an attempt to recoup the city’s costs for the removal.

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Gardendale Police Chief Mike Walker cautioned residents to remove valuables from their vehicles after 11 vehicles were damaged and broken into over the weekend at Woodbrook apartments in the city.

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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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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…

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…