Hoover AT Hewitt Trussville Football Playoffs Round 2

Sarah Finnegan

It was a busy week for the Hoover and Spain Park high school athletic programs. more

Nov 21, 2017 12:47 AM , Sports

Hoover AT Hewitt Trussville Football Playoffs Round 2

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School football team scored 29 points in the third quarter to key its 56-21 victory over Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night in the Class 7A state quarterfinal. more

Nov 18, 2017 5:20 AM Hoover

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Erica Techo

The breakfast, which will be held Nov. 29 from 8-9 a.m., will feature Compact 2020 director Alan Miller. more

Nov 20, 2017 5:58 PM People

Hoover marching band 9-15-15

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The students were chosen out of a nationwide pool to be part of the 185-member marching band and 40-member color guard and dance troupe, which will perform in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. more

Nov 20, 2017 4:11 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy Hoover chamber 11-16-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

But Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she is more interested to see students compete with students nationally and internationally. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:23 PM Schools

Vicki Holden 17-18 Employee of Year

Photo by Jon Anderson

Holden oversees the 22 other nurses spread out among Hoover's 16 schools and was recognized for her extreme competence, care and compassion. more

Nov 16, 2017 3:05 PM Schools

Hoover High Marching Band 2017

Photo courtesy of Hoover High School marching band

The 34,000-square-foot facility will include a central band room large enough to seat 600 people. Hoover's current marching band has 352 students in it, including auxiliary groups. more

Nov 15, 2017 7:02 PM Schools 1 Comments

Future Hoover 11-14-17 (3)

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 40 people attended the second of four Future Hoover meetings designed to let residents share their vision for the city. more

Nov 14, 2017 11:10 PM News

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team will play at undefeated Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night in the Class 7A state quarterfinal. more

Nov 15, 2017 12:29 AM Hoover

Stadium Trace Village village center 11-1-17

Image courtesy of Broad Metro LLC

A traffic consultant for the developer spelled out planned traffic improvements for the 43-acre development off John Hawkins Parkway. more

Nov 13, 2017 8:30 PM News 4 Comments

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover and Spain Park high school football, cross-country and basketball teams were in action last week. more

Nov 13, 2017 9:52 PM , Sports

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Emily Featherston

Santa and a host of other characters welcomed crowds to the mall's event. more

Nov 12, 2017 12:57 PM People

Hoover Cross-Country

Jimmy Mitchell

Hoover High School seniors John McCrackin and Sydney Steely led the Buccaneers boys and girls cross-country teams to fourth-place finishes at Saturday's AHSAA state meet. more

Nov 12, 2017 2:50 AM Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Spain Park High School football team saw its season come to a close on Friday night with a 33-21 loss to Hewitt-Trussville in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs. more

Nov 11, 2017 4:51 AM Spain Park

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team returns to the field next week and will travel to Hewitt-Trussville in the second round of the 7A playoffs. more

Nov 11, 2017 4:50 AM Hoover

Thank you for all the wonderful and creative people who sent in their pictures to the Hoover Sun Halloween Costume Contest, and congratulations to our winner, who dressed up as Bob Ross! more

Nov 10, 2017 6:11 PM People

Service Club fashion 2017-48

Photo by Jon Anderson

Black and red outfits dominated the show, put together by personal stylist Darlene Higginbotham of Appearance Matters Inc. more

Nov 9, 2017 6:11 PM People 1 Comments

Ken Howard veterans art

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 15 veterans are participating in an art therapy program offered by the Birmingham Vet Center in Hoover's Trace Crossings community. more

Nov 9, 2017 7:07 PM People 1 Comments

William Henry Douglas

Photo courtesy of New Haven Police Department in Connecticut

The U.S. Marshal's Service arrested the man in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday, and he is awaiting extradition to Alabama. more

Nov 8, 2017 4:20 PM News

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team has its work cut out for it on Friday night, as the Jags take on undefeated Hewitt-Trussville to open up the Class 7A playoffs. more

Nov 8, 2017 7:05 AM Sports

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team will host Sparkman on Friday night in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs. more

Nov 8, 2017 6:04 AM Sports

Hoover legislative education forum 11-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four state legislators representing parts of Hoover answered questions at a public forum sponsored by the Hoover City Schools Foundation. more

Nov 7, 2017 10:11 PM Schools 2 Comments

IberiaBank Nov 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Louisiana-based bank plans to create a regional headquarters with 450 employees in the International Park office complex off Acton Road. more

Nov 6, 2017 8:26 PM Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Kendrick has worked for the Burr & Forman law firm for 17 years and lived in Hoover 16 years. more

Nov 6, 2017 7:54 PM Schools 1 Comments

The forum is scheduled for Tuesday night at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more

Nov 6, 2017 7:03 PM Schools

Hoover Council Education Committee 11-2-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Eleven people applied for the vacancy. more

Nov 6, 2017 4:06 PM News

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Hoover and Spain Park high school athletic teams were quite busy last week. more

Nov 6, 2017 8:00 PM , Sports

NF Walk

Sam Chandler

The Children’s Tumor Foundation held its fourth annual Alabama NF Walk on Sunday at Veterans Park. more

Nov 6, 2017 6:59 PM People

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The festival featured artists, artisans and specialty food vendors from all over the country as well as live music, adoptable pets, a beer garden, a kids craft area, outdoor activities and food trucks. more

Nov 6, 2017 12:24 AM People

Walking to Remember 2017-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Organizers were hoping this year's event will net $120,000 for the cause. more

Nov 4, 2017 11:04 AM News

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football football team fell to IMG Academy on Friday night, 32-21. But the Bucs didn’t go down without a fight. more

Nov 4, 2017 3:52 AM Sports

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders will kickoff its fourth annual Fall Parade of Homes this weekend. more

Nov 4, 2017 12:02 AM People

Hoover Cross-Country

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School cross-country teams qualified for the Nov. 11 state meet after posting strong performances at the Class 7A, Section 3 meet on Thursday. more

Nov 3, 2017 3:58 AM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team gained momentum for the playoffs with Thursday night’s 49-14 win over Minor in the regular season finale. more

Nov 3, 2017 3:46 AM Sports

IberiaBank sign

Photo by Jon Anderson

The deal would include an abatement of $495,630 of Hoover taxes, $720,430 of Jefferson County taxes and $463,500 of state taxes. more

Nov 2, 2017 8:36 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Hoover school board applicants Oct 2017

Photos courtesy of the applicants

The applicants are seeking to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Jill Ganus. more

Nov 1, 2017 8:15 PM Schools

Hoover VS McGill Toolen volleyball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School volleyball team saw its season come to a close on Wednesday when it lost to top-ranked McGill-Toolen in the state quarterfinals. more

Nov 1, 2017 10:28 PM Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Hoover High School football team hosts IMG Academy (Florida) on Friday to wrap up the regular season. more

Oct 31, 2017 3:58 PM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will wrap up its regular season when it hosts Minor on Thursday night at Jaguar Stadium. more

Oct 31, 2017 3:55 PM Sports

Hoover Library 2016 trick or treat

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Children in costumes will be able to get candy at 22 stations throughout the library. more

Oct 30, 2017 5:04 PM News

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Alyx Chandler

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a bundled up crowd, wearing mostly purple and gold, gathered outside at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium to taste food samples, enter raffles and talk football during the third annual event. more

Oct 30, 2017 9:09 PM People

Artists on the Bluff 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Councilman Curt Posey said he hopes to have the arts board established by the end of the year. more

Oct 30, 2017 6:21 PM News 3 Comments

Hoover Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park high school football and volleyball teams were in action this past week. The cross-country teams, meanwhile, were off as they prepared for sectionals. more

Oct 30, 2017 6:18 PM , Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Hoover High School football team fell short against Thompson on Friday in one of the most exciting games of the season more

Oct 28, 2017 4:33 AM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team fell to Oak Mountain, 29-3, on Friday night at Jaguar Stadium. more

Oct 28, 2017 4:18 AM Sports

Alessandra Terin Bishop

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Police said the baby girl had 11 fractures, including breaks in both arms and both legs. more

Oct 27, 2017 4:13 PM News

Hoover Bucs 12U 2017

Photo courtesy of Ky Gregory

The sixth-grade Hoover Bucs are 69-2 over the past seven years and have won 56 consecutive games. more

Oct 27, 2017 3:26 PM Sports

Hoover Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover High School volleyball team defeated James Clemens on Friday morning in the Class 7A North Super Regional to clinch its spot at the state tournament. more

Oct 27, 2017 5:25 PM Sports

Hoover Metropolitan Complex Jan 2017

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz/Bluff Park Drone

Parking lots will open at 4:30 p.m., gates will open at 5 p.m. and kickoff will be at 7 p.m. more

Oct 27, 2017 3:00 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The event, held at Veterans Park, included booths for trick-or-treating, food trucks, face painting and other activities. more

Oct 27, 2017 3:33 AM People

Interstate 459 at U.S. 31

Photo by Jon Anderson

Weather permitting, the work will be done on I-459 between I-65 and U.S. 31. more

Oct 26, 2017 1:53 PM News

Hoover fire engine

Photo by Jon Anderson

The event is designed particularly to benefit families with children affected by autism spectrum disorder but is open to all families. more

Oct 25, 2017 1:00 PM News

The Ross Bridge resident was known for her love of animals. more

Oct 25, 2017 12:13 PM News

Hoover Volleyball

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School volleyball team stormed back from a two-set deficit to capture the Class 7A, Area 5 title, which ensured favorable seeding at Friday’s North Super Regional tournament. more

Oct 25, 2017 4:18 AM Sports

OMHS vs SPHS volleyball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School volleyball team battled an Oak Mountain team it had previously beaten, but came up short in the Class 7A, Area 6 tournament on Tuesday night. more

Oct 25, 2017 3:16 AM Sports

Hoover Cup golf 2016-2

Photo courtesy of Debbie Burtnett

The tournament was rescheduled due to inclement weather resulting from remnants of Hurricane Nate. more

Oct 24, 2017 5:12 PM News

Hoover school board 8-15-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Board member Jill Ganus resigned after accepting an appointment to a Jefferson County District Court judgeship. more

Oct 24, 2017 5:21 PM Schools

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Hoover High School football team hosts Thompson on Friday night in the de facto Class 7A, Region 3 championship game. more

Oct 24, 2017 6:39 PM Sports

Spain Park

Photo by Jonathan Norris

The Spain Park High School football team, which clinched a playoff spot last week, will host Class 7A, Region 3 foe Oak Mountain on Friday night. more

Oct 24, 2017 6:48 PM Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The football, volleyball and cross-country teams from Hoover and Spain Park high schools were all in action last week. more

Oct 23, 2017 10:05 PM , Sports

Spain Park

Photo by Jonathan Norris

D'Arie Johnson ran for 248 yards in Spain Park's win over Tuscaloosa County on Friday night. more

Oct 21, 2017 4:34 AM Sports

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Photo By Todd Lester

Jacquez Allen took the second-half kickoff 87 yards, spurring the Hoover High School football team to a 17-7 victory over rival Vestavia Hills. more

Oct 21, 2017 4:17 AM Sports

Hoover City Council 10-19-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor and some council members said they weren't comfortable paying more than $500,000 to be able to host the convention next year. more

Oct 19, 2017 10:59 PM News 4 Comments

Mark Ingram Hoover chamber 10-19-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Ingram spoke at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hoover Country Club. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:27 PM Sports 1 Comments

Berry Football

Jimmy Mitchell

The Berry Middle School seventh-grade football team capped off a perfect season with a 29-8 victory over Irondale in the Metro championship on Wednesday night. more

Oct 19, 2017 4:24 PM Sports 4 Comments

A London-based organization called SoccerEx has proposed bringing its first North American convention in 20 years to Hoover but wants Hoover to pay to be the host city. more

Oct 18, 2017 5:52 PM News

Whole Foods Riverchase 10-18-17 (21)

Photo by Jon Anderson

"This may be the most anticipated store opening since the Riverchase Galleria," Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato said. more

Oct 18, 2017 12:10 PM Businesses

Future Hoover 10-17-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 45 people showed up at Hunter Street Baptist Church for the first of four citywide town hall meetings. more

Oct 17, 2017 11:10 PM News 2 Comments

Thompson at Spain Park

Photos by Frank Couch.

The Spain Park High School football team needs to beat Tuscaloosa County on Friday in order to boost its playoff chances. more

Oct 17, 2017 6:09 PM Sports

Hoover Football

James Nicholas

The Hoover High School football team travels to longtime rival Vestavia Hills on Friday night aiming to maintain its perfect region mark. more

Oct 17, 2017 6:41 PM Sports

Hoover Beautification Board Johnson Hassee

Photo by Jon Anderson

Current and past board members were recognized during a reception and program at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Oct 16, 2017 10:21 PM People

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The developer of the shopping center will receive a rebate equal to 50 percent of new sales tax revenues coming from all the businesses in the shopping center over the next 10 years, not to exceed $4 million. more

Oct 16, 2017 9:29 PM News

Thompson at Spain Park

Photos by Frank Couch.

The Hoover and Spain Park high school athletic teams had a busy week. more

Oct 16, 2017 8:43 PM , Sports

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Alyx Chandler

On Sunday, Oct. 15, families spent the day at Aldridge Gardens learning about the cultural practices and traditions of the various Southeastern Native American tribes. more

Oct 16, 2017 7:51 PM People

10K Ruck Challenge 2017-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Eighty people turned out for this year's event, which includes a 6.2-mile trek with a weighted backpack and a 3.1-mile run/walk. more

Oct 14, 2017 2:14 PM News

Hoover Patriot Day

Layton Dudley

All Hoover Fire Department stations are accepting donations for Puerto Rico Aid Efforts now through Oct. 22. more

Oct 13, 2017 8:51 PM News

The London-based organization is proposing to bring 1,000 to 1,500 prominent figures in the soccer world from 41 countries in North America, Central America and the Caribbean to Hoover next year. more

Oct 12, 2017 11:25 PM News 1 Comments

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Erica Techo

About 400 people showed up to try food samples from 38 Hoover restaurants, caterers and other food and drink providers. more

Oct 12, 2017 9:21 PM News

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Courtesy of Cici's

The Riverchase location will join a Homewood franchise location that opened Oct. 9. more

Oct 13, 2017 1:31 AM Restaurants

Steve Berry

Photo courtesy of Kelly Campbell

Library officials announced the full lineup for the celebration of music, writing and art. more

Oct 10, 2017 10:44 PM People

Jill Ganus

Photo courtesy of Jill Ganus

Ganus is resigning her seat on the Hoover school board as she takes the new post in the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:19 PM People 1 Comments

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Superintendent Kathy Murphy had a conflict with a superintendents' fall conference. more

Oct 10, 2017 1:34 PM Schools

Share your best spooky costumes with the Hoover Sun. Entries will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 3, and the winner will receive a $25 dollar gift card to Iron City Delivery! Submissions will be featured online. more

Oct 10, 2017 6:24 PM People

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Spain Park High School football team will host Thompson on Friday night for a key showdown in Class 7A, Region 3. more

Oct 10, 2017 4:36 PM Sports

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Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team is unbeaten in Class 7A, Region 3 play this fall and aims to extend its streak at Huffman on Friday. more

Oct 10, 2017 4:33 PM Sports

Brock Point home

Photo courtesy of Signature Homes

So far, 25 of the eventual 97 home sites in Brock Point have been sold, and eight homeowners have moved in, Signature Homes President Jonathan Belcher said. more

Oct 9, 2017 7:22 PM News

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Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover and Spain Park high school football, volleyball and cross-country teams all racked up successful results last week. more

Oct 9, 2017 7:08 PM , Sports

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Courtesy of NWS Birmingham

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for the entire state Friday. more

Oct 7, 2017 9:30 PM News

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Spain Park High School football team picked up its second Class 7A, Region 3 win on Friday night with its 35-26 victory over Huffman. more

Oct 7, 2017 4:22 AM Sports

Hoover Football Oak Mountain Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team moved to 4-0 in Class 7A, Region 3 play with a win over Oak Mountain on Friday night. more

Oct 7, 2017 3:54 AM Sports

Greystone Crest cell tower Oct 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Crown Castle plans to replace a 90-foot-tall cell phone tower with a 120-foot-tall tower to help Verizon Wireless improve service. more

Oct 5, 2017 8:46 PM News 1 Comments

YMCA health fair 2017

Image courtesy of YMCA of Greater Birmingham

Most branches will offer free health screenings, pediatric dental care, flu shots, free personal training sessions and chair massages. more

Oct 5, 2017 3:00 PM News

Hoover library 2017 fall book sale

Photo by Jon Anderson

Thousands of books are available for 50 cents or less. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:11 PM News

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Patty Bradley

The Native American festival is being moved to Sunday, Oct. 15. more

Oct 4, 2017 4:15 PM News

Annie Jr. characters

Photo courtesy of Dianne Rowe

Performances are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7. more

Oct 4, 2017 10:36 AM Middle Schools 1 Comments

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

The Harvard Varsity Club announced on Wednesday morning that it has established a fund in honor of Hoover High School alumnus Ben Abercrombie, who suffered a severe neck injury during the Crimson's Sept. 16 game at Rhode Island. more

Oct 4, 2017 2:02 PM Sports

Riverchase Middle School summer 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

Some parents said they don't want to see current career academies moved from Hoover and Spain Park high schools to a proposed career tech center in Riverchase. more

Oct 3, 2017 10:33 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The change is being sought so Verizon Wireless can improve its service in the Greystone area. more

Oct 3, 2017 6:25 PM News

2017 HHS Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team hosts Oak Mountain on Friday night in a Class 7A, Region 3 matchup. more

Oct 3, 2017 2:07 PM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will shoot for a win at Huffman on Friday night. more

Oct 3, 2017 2:06 PM Sports

Bluff Park fire engine

Photo by Jon Anderson

There wasn't enough money to get both, so the city will try to find grants to help purchase a new hazardous materials truck. more

Oct 2, 2017 8:08 PM News

Hoover Cross Country

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High cross-country teams claimed first-place finishes on Saturday at the Oak Mountain Invitational, while the volleyball team won the Over the Mountain Tournament. more

Oct 2, 2017 8:58 PM , Sports

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