Former Gardendale running back Jordan Howard is officially NFL bound. The 6-foot-1 bruiser has been drafted with the No. 150 pick by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. 

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SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. – A high school football team’s ritual of sophomore players doing exercise drills naked while upper-class teammates gather in a circle shouting has jolted this quiet Boston suburb.

Mortimer Jordan's Gavin Rogers (in blue) struggles to take down River Farley (in black) of Pinson Valley, during a 145-lb. first-round match at the Jefferson County Schools Wrestling Tournament in Gardendale on Friday. Rogers won the bout, but the Indians won their fourth consecutive championship.

This Week's Circulars

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…