POARCH CREEK INDIAN RESERVATION, Ala., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians' (PBCI's) local successes have made it possible for us to expand and invest into other markets across the country and internationally. We have and will continue to look for ways both gaming and non-gaming to invest in Alabama. We have invested over a billion dollars in capital expenditures in our three gaming properties and OWA is currently a $250 million dollar investment. We have committed an additional $100 million dollars at OWA to build the largest indoor water park and hotel that will create a family destination in Alabama for everyone to enjoy.

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Captain D's, the nation's leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today the reopening of its corporate-owned Gardendale location in Alabama. Located at 1284 Decatur Highway, the Gardendale restaurant marks the brand's 70th Alabama restaurant and debuts 10 months after recovering fr…

NORTHPORT, Ala., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The classic southern flavor of Jack's continues to break new ground. On Tuesday, October 15 at 5 a.m., Jack's will open the doors of their newest location in Northport, located at 5821 McFarland Blvd.

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Latta Plumbing is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who stole items from their shop on Highway 31 in Gardendale.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaco Systems today announced the GBX25 Level 3 Managed 6U VME NETernity Ethernet Switch. It provides unprecedented flexibility, delivering new levels of simplicity in configuring 6U VME network support and handling almost any network configuration while delivering industry-leading performance. The GBX25 represents the optimum switch solution for any user planning to create new systems based on the 6U VME architecture, or planning to refresh existing systems.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain D's, the nation's leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today the reopening of its corporate-owned Gardendale location in Alabama. Located at 1284 Decatur Highway, the Gardendale restaurant marks the brand's 70(th) Alabama restaurant and the debuts just 10 months after recovering from a restaurant fire earlier this year. With company-owned locations representing about half of Captain D's restaurants, the brand plans to maintain its rapid growth across the Southeast using corporate locations and remodels as a template for success while focusing on new territories for development throughout the Midwest.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, today announced the election of Melissa H. Anderson to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Anderson will serve on the Compensation and Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committees. Ms. Anderson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., delivering electric, natural gas and renewable energy services across the country.

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The Gardendale City Council on Monday approved a request from the Dobbins Group to extend a deadline for the zoning change that would allow the developer to build apartments off Flippo Parkway. The original zoning approval required the developer to have the permits approved for the building …

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WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council on Monday approved a request from Fire Chief Jeff Hilton to sell old equipment from the department and use the money to purchase new equipment.

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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve has free admission, but operating the preserve is not free. The Preserve depends on volunteers to help with the general up keep, fundraising efforts and projects around the park.

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The Mt. Olive Fall Festival was held last weekend and featured a special visit from Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway and the department’s helicopter.

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The Mt. Olive Ballpark hosted a ribbon cutting last month at its newly renovated concession stand. The North Jefferson Rotary Club and Woodmen of America have assisted the park with the efforts to revitalize the park. 

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The Gardendale Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new website to help its businesses connect with customer and residents and help residents find the resources they need.

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KIMBERLY—On Monday night the Kimberly City Council made a $500 donation to the Mortimer Jordan High School Bass Club. The city will be sponsored on the team’s 2019 competition shirts, according to Mayor Bob Ellerbrock.

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Monday agreed to a line of credit from Regions Bank, not to exceed $2 million, that will be devoted to repair and repaving projects and investments in public safety equipment for the police and fire departments.

Joey Nichols, chairman and CEO of the Jimmie Van Zant Cancer Charity, said he was in awe of the support the group receives at its roadblocks in Morris. The group is devoted to helping individuals with cancer of all types, fulfilling a dream their friend Jimmie Van Zany had before his death f…

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Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.

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The North Jefferson Rotary Club will host a golf ball drop at the Mt. Olive Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5, at the Mt. Olive Ballpark.

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FULTONDALE—Fultondale Mayor Jim Lowery was on hand Friday night at Wildcats Field to present a plaque to the parents of former Fultondale student Shelton Waldrop at halftime of the Wildcats’ home opener against J.B. Pennington.

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The Gardendale City Council moved forward on a proposed retail development to be located between Interstate 65 and Odum Road.

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council voted unanimously to name Teresa Brakefield the new city clerk to replace Jane Hicks, who retired after 32 years in the position.

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KIMBERLY—The Kimberly City Council on Monday night thanked Police Chief Ricky Pridmore for his efforts during an incident at the Mortimer Jordan football game at Center Point last Friday night.

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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.

UPDATE: Police confirm the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has taken a 16-year-old student into custody related to the bomb threat Thursday morning at Gardendale High School. The student’s identity has not been released. No actual threat was found at the school.

Gardendale Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday night just before 11 p.m. at the Citgo gas station on Highway 31. 

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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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The City of Gardendale hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new ACE Hardware, which will be built near Buffalo Wild Wings.The store hopes to open in the spring of 2020. 

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Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale city council on Monday issued new business licenses to three new businesses in the city.

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As heavy rain settled over Gardendale on Monday, Ken Smith and Harrell Acton stood under a tent on the corner of Fieldstown Road and Brookwood Court, holding soggy, battered signs declaring a strike against their employer, AT&T. The brown, nondescript building behind them is one of AT&am…

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Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.

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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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In an email from their corporate office, a spokesperson from Captain D's said they will be reopening the Gardendale location next month, although an exact date in September has not been set. 

A member of the Mt. Olive Community Ballpark's board said six juveniles were caught at the park while they were vandalizing the park with spray paint. The board member said the youths broke into a storage area, stole the paint and used it in and around the buildings at the park. Jefferson Co…

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KIMBERLY—The Kimberly City Council last Monday discussed details surrounding the Back to School Bash event which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 at North Jefferson Middle School. 

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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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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Monday discussed the city’s plan to have additional rides and activities for children at this year’s annual Founder’s Day event. The event, which last year was expanded to two days, has always had a free children’s area, but this year will see even m…

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Obituaries

Peggy Mitchum Camp passed away peacefully on September 15, 2019. She was born in Lanett, Alabama on August 6, 1932. She graduated from Lanett High School with honors and worked as a bank teller through her 20's. Peggy married James O. Camp on July 30 1961, and in 1962 they moved to Gardendal…

Suzanna Sitton, age 55, of Hayden, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Erskine Thomas. She is survived by her husband, James Sitton; son, Zachary King (Amanda); daughters, Zoe and Riley Sitton; mother, Margaret Shaver (C.J.); birth mot…

James Donnie Pair, age 74, of Gardendale, Alabama, passed away on September 20, 2019. Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, George and Evie Pair; brothers, Bud, Buck, and Buddy Pair; and sisters, Lorene Torbert, Trannie Holt, Joyce Breckenridge, and Josephine Payne. He is survived by h…