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Wetumpka falls in 5A/6A Wrestling Duals Finals

BIRMINGHAM – Gardendale High School’s wrestling team opened its second straight AHSAA Duals Championship match appearance Friday with pins in the first three matches en route to a 38-19 win over Wetumpka at Bill Harris Arena. Keenan Wyatt won his 152-pound match with a pin at 1:37. Carson Kim followed won by fall just 39 seconds into his match at 160…

SPLC Settles Federal Lawsuit in Gardendale

Settlement Agreement Resolves Claims Against City, Judge For Violating Rights Of Defendants Unable To Pay Court Debt

The city of Gardendale and its municipal court have cut ties with a private probation company that ran an illegal, profit-driven, private probation scheme in Gardendale by exploiting low-income defendants and violating their federal constitutional and state rights. The separation is part of the settlement of a federal, class-action lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that also required new…

Gardendale Won’t Appeal Blocked School Split in Desegregation Case

A mostly white Alabama city that a federal appeals court ruled cannot separate from a heavily black county school system has stopped its efforts to form its own educational district. AL.com reports Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland and City Schools Board of Education President Michael Hogue said in a letter Wednesday to the Jefferson County Board of Education that it won’t…