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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David Eugene Weichler, age 78, of Gardendale, Alabama, passed away at home on December 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. David is preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Velmer Weichler, sister, Evelyn Gibson and daughter Catherine Jean Weichler. He is survived by his wife of 57…

Jeanette Lindsay went home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at age 90. She is survived by three children, Bruce (Janice) Lindsay, Karen Daugherty, and Brian (Debbie) Lindsay; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Dunlap, Cori Brown, Austin (Tori) Lindsay, Taylor Lindsay, Hunter Daugherty, and Kir…