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.

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John Thomas Parker, Sr. went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 24, 2020 at age 83. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Keef Parker; daughters, Renay Parker and Rhonda Parker Wingard (Craig); daughter-in-law, Lisa Parker; five grandchildren, Chris Dowd (Jill), Juliann…

Lawrence O. Taylor, Jr. went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2019 at the age of 83. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bobbie Taylor; son, Terry Taylor (Rexana) and daughter, Tammi Wren (Dwight); grandchildren, Christina Savage (Joe), Matthew Wren, Mariah Wren, Martin Taylor (…