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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…

BIRMINGHAM — SunBelt Golf Corporation, which operates the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, has promoted Mike Beverly to chief operations officer.

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Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.

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Tonya Hawes, who owned Kiss My Grits in Hayden previously, said she was looking for a new location but hadn’t settled on one, when she got a call from her friends at Nail Connection about an open restaurant space in downtown Warrior.

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The Gardendale City Council on Monday approved a rezoning for the property at 325 Fieldstown Road, which is currently the Church at Gardendale. The rezoning will designate the property as C-2 Community Business District. The property is under contract to become the new home of an Andrews Spo…

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Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.

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After originally announcing the closure of many of its locations, including Gardendale, Alabama Power has now decided to transition the Gardendale location into the first freestanding and largest Appliance Center.

Sunday morning at approximately 6 a.m., Lemanuel Deondrea Garner, 28, of Leeds, was driving northbound on I-65 when his Honda Accord left the roadway and struck a concrete barrier. The vehicle then fell from I-65 to Sardis Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Garner was the only person…

KIMBERLY—The Kimberly City Council took action on multiple topics Monday night, many of which involved the city’s fire department which could be adding a volunteer member soon. 

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Monday added a special item to the agenda at the last minute—a surprise resolution honoring Jane Hicks, who has served as the Fultondale City Clerk for the last 32 years. Hicks was appointed in 1987 and is retiring on Aug. 1.

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The Town of Morris broke ground on a new storm shelter that will be located adjacent to town hall on Friday. Construction on the safe room will begin immediately.

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The suspect who was shot by Gardendale Police on Wednesday night has been identified as Tyress Dimitri Hill, 20, of Bessemer. He has been charged by Gardendale Police with one count of attempted murder and one count of persons forbidden to possess a firearm. He will be held on $130,000 bond. 

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The Gardendale City Council created a new position, Senior Crossing Guard Supervisor, at a rate of $13.28 an hour. They appointed Thomas Zelko to the position.

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KIMBERLY—The Kimberly Fire Department has received two grants for the purchase of rescue airbags, which are designed to assist first responders with lifting or stabilizing vehicles in rescue situations. Walmart has provided a $1,000 grant to go with another $1,200 grant, leaving $1,480 remai…

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FULTONDALE—The Fultondale City Council on Monday approved business licenses for four new businesses in the city.

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Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies.

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Gardendale City Council on Monday approved a measure that will save the city interest on general obligation warrants from 2013, in the amount of $6.5 million. The council will reissue new general obligation warrants at a lower interest rate to replace the old debt.

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The Gardendale Farmers Market hosted its annual veteran’s appreciation ceremony last week with a reenactment of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. The ceremony also featured a speaker from the Veteran’s Administration.

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Amid the destruction of the April 27, 2011 tornado, the North Jefferson Veterans Memorial Park in Fultondale remained unscathed. The monument, originally poised between the Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters and American Legion, avoided the fate of those buildings.

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WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council on Monday approved a $1,000 donation to support a classroom at Warrior Elementary School in the Lexia Reading Program.

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UPDATE: Homewood Police have charged Jackie Wayne Balentine, 65, of Florence, in an attempted robbery on Monday, just before SouthPoint Bank was robbed in Gardendale.

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KIMBERLY—The Kimberly City Council met on Monday night and there were some big-ticket items on the agenda. 

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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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WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council on Monday heard from residents of the Smith Glenn subdivision about issues with the roadways, pool and lack of visibility in their community.

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Gardendale Police announced Wednesday they have secured a warrant for third-degree assault against Laquincis Vondrez Gurley in the May incident at Lexington Park's pool. 

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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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Obituaries

On July 13, 2019, Ann Harbison, 70, of Hayden, Alabama went home to be with her LORD. She was a graduate of Hueytown High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Hayden for more than 45 years. Ann drove a Blount County School Bus serving the Hayden community for 19 years. Ann is survi…

Carolyn Dodd, passed away on Friday July 19, 2019 at the age of 63. She was a member of the Grand Old Gospel House Baptist Church in Fultondale. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd Lucas and sister, Mary Winters. She is survived by her children, Matthew Dodd and Josh Dodd; brothe…