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

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…

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. 


Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland assured residents on Friday that Fieldstown Road would be reopening later in the day. Hogeland posted on Facebook that the paving project should be done at approximately 3 p.m. and the striping project should be completed after that. The tentative time for reop…


The Gardendale City Council on Monday partially answered the question of what will happen to the property tax money that was put in place for use toward a city-run school system. The council voted unanimously to remove the earmark from the 5-mil tax increase enacted by the council in 2013. T…


A Pinson woman was arrested Saturday by Cullman County Sheriff's Office investigators on drug charges. The suspect made bond following the arrest.


The City of Gardendale held a public hearing during their regular council meeting on Monday night to determine the fate of a structure the city inspector claims has been a nuisance for years. The structure, located at 2275 Mt. Olive Road, is the family home of the Walker family, although no …


A Warrior police officer is currently facing domestic violence charges for the second time in two years after an alleged incident with his wife earlier this month. 


Fultondale is ready for the beginning of their annual Founder's Day celebration-starting tonight at 6 p.m. For the first time ever, Founder's Day will cover two days. The booths, food vendors, entertainment and children's area will all be open tonight (6-9 p.m.) and tomorrow (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) …

WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council discussed allegations from Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington in local media stories that the city owes $54,829.17 from 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Chosen Angels, a local nonprofit, will be hosting a “Back to School Champions Day” at the Warrior Community Center on Aug, 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Federal Judge Madeline Haikala will decide next week if Gardendale will be forced to pay approximately $1.3 million dollars in legal fees for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and private plaintiffs in the city’s failed school system bid.

According to a statement from Jefferson County Board of Education Superintendent Craig Pouncey, the board has received approval for its planned rezoning of elementary schools in Gardendale. 

MONTGOMERY – CNHI, LLC, one of the country’s leading providers of local news and information, said Monday it is exploring the sale of its newspaper properties in 22 states.

Brandon Adam Hamm, 33, of Cullman, was arrested this week in Virginia after police say he fled the state to avoid being arrested on charges of manslaughter. According to officials, a Cullman grand jury issued an indictment for Hamm last month in the wreck that killed Mortimer Jordan High Sch…

Moe's Southwest Grill opened the doors to its newest location on Thursday. The store, which is next door to T. J. Maxx at 655 Fieldstown Road, in Gardendale, will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The restaurant featured a number of grand opening specials, including free burritos for a year f…

Aaron Cory Thrift, 22, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison in the shooting death of his friend, Coy Lynn Bartlett. Thrift was convicted by a Jefferson County jury in February of this year. 

FULTONDALE—The City of Fultondale and the Fultondale Commercial Development Authority has reached an agreement with the Church of the Highlands regarding land the city owns near the shopping center on Lowery Parkway.

More details have emerged in the investigation into the wreck that killed Mortimer Jordan’s volleyball coach and the daughter of a state legislator in February.

Gardendale Police are expected to charge a man who called them to Wal-Mart on a report that he was forced to withdraw money at gun point on Tuesday morning.

Morris Police were called to Rolling Hills mobile home community on Morris Majestic Road just prior to 10 a.m. Monday morning for a person who had been shot. 

The City of Gardendale will not make further efforts to form a school system, according to a letter sent to the Jefferson County Board of Education today. The letter, signed by Mayor Stan Hogeland and Gardendale Board of Education President Michael Hogue, said the city will continue to suppo…

Church of the Highlands is once again looking for a new home in north Jefferson County. This time, the megachurch seems to have set its sights on Gardendale, after the original proposed site in Fultondale fell through. 


Students, faculty and community members gathered at Enon Baptist Church in Morris on Sunday evening to remember Kelsey Treadaway, who was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning.

Federal marshals arrested a suspect in the attempted murder shooting that occurred on Feb. 12 on North Road in Gardendale. 

“We have been through a very, very difficult time as a community and when I say [that], I mean our entire community, not just the city of Gardendale,” Gardendale School Board President Michael Hogue said. “This has been a monumental task made much more difficult by, in some cases, folks who …

Following the Tuesday ruling from a federal appeals court that Gardendale was racially motivated in their efforts to separate from the Jefferson County Board of Education and, therefore, would not be allowed to form a new school system, the city school board responded. 


A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the City of Gardendale cannot break away from the Jefferson County School System and form its own system after agreeing the separation was racially motivated.

This Week's Circulars