Capers on Park Avenue

Erica Techo

Officials with Hoover City Schools, which owns the former Bluff Park School building, say rumors they are shutting the facility down are false. more

May 26, 2017 3:45 PM News 9 Comments

Hoover school bd work session 5-26-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

"We know that can't happen," Mayor Frank Brocato told the school board. "We all know there's a need for more schools in our city. ... We're going to work hand in hand with each of you to reach that goal." more

May 26, 2016 11:29 AM News

Hoover Municipal Center May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

City offices are closed, but some facilities are open. more

May 25, 2017 3:47 PM News

Hoover High access roads

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

The city of Hoover is asking the school board to donate about six acres of land near Trace Crossings Elementary School and Hoover High School in conjunction with the city's plans to build two new access roads to Hoover High School. more

May 25, 2017 4:55 PM Schools

Hoover Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Class of 2017 received more than $37 million in scholarship offers and accepted $15.7 million of those scholarships, school officials said. more

May 24, 2017 11:14 PM High Schools 2 Comments

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Emily Featherston

State Rep. Jack Williams announced he will seek a seat on the Jefferson County Commission. more

May 24, 2017 10:22 PM News

Rayford Craig Phillips

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The robbery in Hoover occurred Saturday morning at a convenience store near Deer Valley. more

May 24, 2017 4:54 PM News

Spain Park Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School senior class was offered $16.9 million in scholarships and accepted $8.7 million of those scholarships. more

May 23, 2017 9:08 PM Schools

Hoover school bus 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and three other schools are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

May 23, 2017 1:53 PM Schools 3 Comments

Amy Gregory

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Gregory has been assistant principal at Gwin Elementary School for five years. more

May 23, 2017 11:59 AM Schools

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The Book It! 5k, Story Book Walk and summer reading kickoff party welcomed the start of the Hoover Public Library's summer reading program on May 20. more

May 21, 2017 10:21 PM People

Hoover Baseball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School baseball team overcame a Game 1 loss to sweep Auburn in Games 2 and 3 on Saturday, to win the school's second state championship. more

May 20, 2017 9:26 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover Baseball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover baseball team will have to win two games over Auburn on Saturday to win the Class 7A state title. more

May 20, 2017 2:13 AM Sports

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's softball team finished third in the Class 7A state tournament. After winning the first two games of the tournament on Thursday, the Jags fell twice on Friday. more

May 19, 2017 7:21 PM Sports

Three other young men also were charged with murder in the case and have not yet come to trial. more

May 19, 2017 2:32 PM News

Hoover 2017 chamber scholarships

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four students plan to use the money to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo and Troy University. more

May 18, 2017 6:48 PM Schools

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

A pair of wins on Thursday sent Spain Park's softball team to the semifinals of the Class 7A state tournament. more

May 18, 2017 6:06 PM Sports

Rick Davis Hoover chamber 5-18-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham-Hoover metro area accounts for 31 percent of the state's gross domestic product and had 20 percent of new job announcements in 2016, a Birmingham Business Alliance official said. more

May 18, 2017 4:45 PM Businesses

Time capsule

Photo by Jon Anderson

City officials placed the time capsule inside the wall in the lobby of the Hoover Municipal Center. more

May 18, 2017 11:53 AM News

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Layton Dudley

Among the celebrities participating were SEC football coaches Nick Saban (Alabama), Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Kirby Smart (Georgia), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State) and Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss). more

May 17, 2017 9:12 PM Sports

technology roundtable 5-16-17

Photo courtesy of Allan Rice

About a dozen Hoover-based technology companies met with city officials to share ideas. more

May 17, 2017 1:45 AM Businesses 1 Comments

Spain park girls golf 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park girls golf team held off Hoover to win the Class 7A girls state golf tournament. more

May 17, 2017 12:47 AM Sports

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Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park softball team is making another trip to the state tournament. more

May 16, 2017 9:25 PM Sports

Hoover Fire Class 1 ISO-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The upgrade could mean lower insurance premiums for home owners, renters and business owners. more

May 16, 2017 12:54 PM News 1 Comments

The SEC Fan Fest area also will include a host of other activities, including a carpet golf course, golf and driving simulators, classic arcade games, inflatables, a Lego construction zone and a sports bar with numerous table games. more

May 15, 2017 11:05 PM News 1 Comments

We're looking for people from Hoover who are now living and working in the greatest city in the world -- New York. more

May 14, 2017 11:59 PM People 2 Comments

Hoover High Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover baseball team swept Vestavia Hills in the Class 7A semifinals to secure its spot in the state finals next week. more

May 14, 2017 1:56 AM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover/Vestavia Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover won the first game of its Class 7A semifinal series on Friday night, but Game 2 was delayed due to lightning. more

May 13, 2017 4:52 AM Sports

Haz Waste Day 2017-29

Photo by Jon Anderson

One gun store owner estimated the 1892 double-barrel shotgun could be worth at least several thousand dollars. more

May 12, 2017 7:18 PM News 1 Comments

Paul McEwan 5-10-17 (5)

Photo by Jon Anderson

McEwan also is the alternate overall Alabama Teacher of the Year, coming in second to Chasity Collier of Dawes Intermediate School in Mobile County. more

May 10, 2017 10:28 PM Schools

Hoover Golf

Photo courtesy of Lori Elgin

The Hoover and Spain Park girls golf teams qualified for the state tournament next week. more

May 10, 2017 5:15 PM Sports

Dom Gentile

Photo courtesy of Dom Gentile

Gentile is the franchise developer for the Jan-Pro commercial cleaning company in the Birmingham and Huntsville markets and describes himself as a political outsider without baggage. more

May 10, 2017 6:00 AM News 1 Comments

Lucas Dunigan Legos

Photo courtesy of Michael Dunigan

The second-grader from Rocky Ridge Elementary School was one of two children who lit the city of Hoover's official Christmas tree this past December. more

May 9, 2017 9:39 PM People 3 Comments

Marlon Humphrey Baltimore Ravens

Photo courtesy of Shawn Hubbard/Baltimore Ravens

Humphrey, who graduated from Hoover High in 2014, is the Hoover school system's first alumnus selected in the first round of the NFL draft. more

May 9, 2017 4:48 PM Sports 2 Comments

Nia Mya Reese's book, "How To Deal With and Care For Your Annoying Little Brother," continues to resonate with people and draw attention. more

May 9, 2017 10:02 AM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Trace Crossings rezone plan 5-8-17

Map provided by Signature Homes

The request, which now goes to the Hoover City Council, would add 348 acres and nearly 500 homes to Trace Crossings and rezone land across from the Hoover Met for commercial development. more

May 8, 2017 11:23 PM News 6 Comments

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park outscored its opponents 42-4 in three games to win the Class 7A, Area 6 tournament. more

May 7, 2017 10:51 PM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field State Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School track and field teams swept Class 7A titles on Saturday at the state meet. more

May 7, 2017 4:05 AM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover High Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High baseball team swept Grissom on Saturday to advance to the Class 7A semifinals. more

May 7, 2017 3:15 AM Sports 1 Comments

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The event was created to help bring neighbors together and introduce community members to one another. more

May 7, 2017 1:14 AM People

Outdoor Track and Field State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School boys and girls track and field teams will look to move up the Class 7A team leaderboard on the third and final day of the state meet. more

May 6, 2017 2:02 PM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field Tournament 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover and Spain Park high school track and field teams endured less than ideal weather conditions on Thursday at the Class 4A-7A state track and field meet in Gulf Shores. more

May 5, 2017 8:12 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Hoover PD

Police reportedly found a syringe in the suspect's pocket and a BB pistol in the back seat of the victim's car. more

May 3, 2017 10:50 PM News

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Photo By Todd Lester

The Hoover High School soccer teams fell to Oak Mountain Tuesday night in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs. The Spain Park squads didn't fare well either. more

May 3, 2017 4:33 AM Sports 2 Comments

Spain Park Golf

Photo courtesy of Kelly Holland

Spain Park won the Class 7A, Section 3 girls golf tournament on Tuesday. more

May 3, 2017 12:46 AM Sports

Hoover Prayer Breakfast 2017-1

Photo by Layton Dudley

Murdock was the keynote speaker for the 2017 Hoover Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. more

May 2, 2017 2:36 PM News 1 Comments

Browning annexation

Map provided by city of Hoover

City Council members discussed the annexation of the house near Ross Bridge at length due to concerns about opening the door to more houses the city can't handle. more

May 1, 2017 9:46 PM News

Paul McEwan

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

The winner will be named May 10 at a ceremony in Montgomery. more

May 1, 2017 4:22 PM Schools

Spain Park Baseball

Photo courtesy of Ted Melton

The Spain Park High baseball team was swept by Grissom in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs. more

May 1, 2017 12:36 AM Sports

Hoover Track and Field

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School boys and girls track and field teams showed why they're the favorites to win Class 7A titles at this coming week's state meet. more

Apr 30, 2017 6:17 PM Sports

Celebrate Hoover Day 2017-1

Photo by Ron Burkett

The 2017 Celebrate Hoover Day drew an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 people, said Erin Colbaugh, the city of Hoover's events coordinator. more

Apr 29, 2017 9:40 PM News 1 Comments

Make-A-Wish beach trip 1

Photo by Ron Burkett

Four-year-old Henri Villatoro, who had a liver transplant before he was 2, is getting his first trip to the ocean through Make-A-Wish Alabama. more

Apr 29, 2017 6:52 PM News

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Layton Dudley

The Hoover High baseball team swept Buckhorn in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs on Friday night. more

Apr 29, 2017 3:34 AM Sports

The 51-year-old man was struck by a log that fell from a piece of equipment as it was being moved, Hoover police said. more

Apr 28, 2017 1:03 PM News

RockyRidge 2016 Spring Fling

Photo courtesy of Susanne Russell/Rocky Ridge Elementary School PTO

Both events will include multiple activities for kids, food vendors and silent auctions. more

Apr 28, 2017 11:43 AM Schools

Marlon Humphrey Signing Day

Photo courtesy of Kevin Brooks / Hoover City Schools.

The Baltimore Ravens selected Hoover High alumnus Marlon Humphrey on Thursday night with the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:24 AM Sports

Hoover library spring book sale-3

Photo courtesy of Anissa Copes/Hoover Public Library

Library staff and volunteers have been setting out thousands of used books for sale Friday and Saturday. more

Apr 27, 2017 6:25 PM News

Celebrate Hoover Day 2016 31

Photo by Jon Anderson

This year's event is serving as the city's main 50th anniversary celebration. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:34 PM News

A log that had been hoisted into the air fell and hit an employee standing on the ground. more

Apr 27, 2017 1:55 PM News

Finley Center 4-22-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Sports Facilities Management is looking for people to fill part-time jobs at both Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and the new 155,000-square-foot Finley Center for sports, banquets, trade shows and other events. more

Apr 26, 2017 8:02 PM News

Spain Park Tennis

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's girls tennis team came home with a trophy in its first appearance at the state tournament. more

Apr 26, 2017 9:02 PM Sports

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover and Spain Park excel at many spring sports, of which playoff action is set to begin. more

Apr 26, 2017 1:39 PM Sports

Spain Park track April 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Track boosters say the track programs deserve a higher-quality surface, so they'll explore fundraising possibilities. more

Apr 25, 2017 10:49 AM Schools 3 Comments

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Courtesy of Alabama Power

The 62-home community will have energy-efficient technologies, materials and appliances and a community-scale power system, according to a press release from Alabama Power. more

Apr 24, 2017 7:28 PM News 3 Comments

Haz Waste Day 2017-28

Photo by Jon Anderson

Residents also brought loads and loads of old paint, batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, cleaning products, used tires, prescription medication and a host of other items best left out of landfills. more

Apr 22, 2017 2:37 PM News

Denim & Dining 2017-37

Photo by Jon Anderson

The event at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium included a casual barbecue dinner, music, a silent auction and even a little dancing. more

Apr 21, 2017 11:45 PM Schools

Spain Park Baseball

Photo courtesy of Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School baseball team rallied from a two-run deficit to beat Mountain Brook 3-2 on Friday night at Spartan Park, securing a postseason berth for the first time since 2014. more

Apr 22, 2017 3:21 AM Sports

Hoover track April 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board agreed to spend at least $2.74 million to replace the football turf and tracks at Hoover and Spain Park high schools but left the door open to possibly upgrade to higher-quality tracks after track and field supporters objected. more

Apr 21, 2017 6:23 PM Schools 1 Comments

The Spain Park girls tennis team finished second in the section tournament to qualify for state. more

Apr 20, 2017 9:38 PM Sports

Jimmie Stephens 2017 Hoover chamber

Photo by Jon Anderson

County government, legislators, cities, schools, the business community and the public must all work together as a team for success, Commission President Jimmie Stephens said. more

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 PM News

Berry Middle ASFA contest

Sydney Cromwell

The school had two students place in a statewide writing contest, as well as several students who were selected as schoolwide art and poetry winners. more

Apr 19, 2017 8:56 PM Middle Schools

Jeff Singer

Photo from Hoover City Schools

Jeff Singer will move to an assistant principal job, effective July 1. more

Apr 18, 2017 4:35 PM Schools

Jimmie Stephens

Photo courtesy of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens is scheduled to give his third annual state-of-the-county address on Wednesday, April 19. more

Apr 18, 2017 1:10 PM Businesses

Mac Martin Jr.

Photo by Jon Anderson.

Monday was the first day for Mac Martin Jr., who previously served as the city planner and zoning official for Athens. more

Apr 17, 2017 8:51 PM News

Comedy Club Stardome April 2017-2

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover officials said the city of Birmingham heavily recruited the Comedy Club to move to Birmingham, but the tax rebate deal was worked out to keep the club in Hoover. more

Apr 17, 2017 9:39 PM News

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Hope for Autumn Foundation

Hope for Autumn Foundation will host its 10th annual Crawfish Boil on April 29, from 3-9 p.m. on the Main Green of Ross Bridge. more

Apr 17, 2017 4:26 PM People

Mountain Brook Invitational

Sam Chandler

Local stars shined at the Mountain Brook Invitational track and field meet, which drew more than 75 teams and 2,000 athletes to Mountain Brook High School this past weekend. more

Apr 17, 2017 3:50 PM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park softball team dropped a 10-inning contest to Oak Mountain on Thursday. more

Apr 14, 2017 5:24 PM Sports

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover picked up a proverbial sweep over Vestavia Hills on Wednesday afternoon. more

Apr 13, 2017 3:28 AM Sports

Hoover Cross Country

Sam Chandler

Four Hoover High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to participate in college athletics during a ceremony held in the school's cafeteria on Wednesday, April 12. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:25 AM Sports

Paul McEwan

Photo by Jon Anderson

The pool will be narrowed to four finalists soon, and a winner is expected to be announced on May 10. more

Apr 12, 2017 2:47 PM Schools

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover softball and Spain Park baseball took to the field on Tuesday night. more

Apr 12, 2017 4:28 AM Sports

Hoover Baseball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover High School baseball team regained the lead in the final moments on Monday night. more

Apr 11, 2017 6:27 AM Sports

Soiree Event Gallery 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Soiree Event Gallery plans to host weddings, engagement parties, corporate parties, birthday parties and other private parties. more

Apr 10, 2017 8:03 PM Businesses

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she plans to ask a federal judge to implement the rezoning for 2018-19 instead to give families, employees and the community plenty of time to prepare. more

Apr 10, 2017 8:34 PM Schools

Regions Tradition Media Day Sluman Summers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The previous agreement to hold the golf PGA Tour Champions golf tournament at Greystone Golf and Country Club was set to expire after 2018. more

Apr 10, 2017 3:58 PM News

12U Strykers World Series Champs 2016

Photo courtesy of Hoover Softball Association

The association plans to dedicate a field in honor of a man who has served as an umpire at the park for 30 years. more

Apr 7, 2017 7:49 PM Sports

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Courtesy of NWS

Severe weather is expected throughout the day Wednesday. more

Apr 4, 2017 11:40 PM Schools

Bluff Park UMC BBQ 2016

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park United Methodist Church

Proceeds will go to the church's building fund. more

Apr 4, 2017 9:56 AM News

Chapel Farms housing devt 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

Plans for the land include 42 garden homes, but the decision was not unanimous, and it is not final. more

Apr 3, 2017 9:35 PM News

Amy Tosney

Photo by Jon Anderson

Tosney is a former teacher and has nine years experience as vice president and office manager for Magic City Door. more

Apr 3, 2017 8:33 PM Schools

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