Manager Miranda Martin stands at the Blu Spero storefront.

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Blu Spero boutique opens in Galleria

A brand new chain of boutiques called Blu Spero is opening its first location in Riverchase Galleria. more »

Apr 24, 2015 10:06 PM Businesses

Dr. Paul "Vic" Wilson

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Vic Wilson tells Hoover Board of Education why he deserves to lead city schools

The Hoover Board of Education interviewed Dr. Paul "Vic" Wilson for the Hoover superintendent position on Thursday, April 23. more »

Apr 24, 2015 12:56 AM News

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Hoover Police prostitution sting nets five arrests

Hoover Police arrested five women on prostitution charges in a sting operation on April 21. more »

Apr 23, 2015 1:49 PM News

Hoover’s Bluff Park Elementary selected as a 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

Bluff Park Elementary School was among only four schools in Alabama named as a 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School on Wednesday, April 22. more »

Apr 22, 2015 10:28 PM News

Hoover school board president Donna Frazier, left, discusses the interview process for the five finalists for the Hoover City Schools superintendent.

Roy L. Williams

Hoover School Board to interview second superintendent finalist April 22

The Hoover Board of Education between 5:30 and 7 tonight, April 22, will interview Dr. Chris Marzcak, the second of four finalists vying to be the new superintendent of Hoover City Schools. Interviews began April 21 and continue April 23 and April 27 more »

Apr 22, 2015 10:23 PM News

Hoover school board president Donna Frazier, left, discusses the interview process for the five finalists for the Hoover City Schools superintendent.

Roy L. Williams

Hoover Board of Education interviews first of 4 superintendent finalists

The Hoover Board of Education tonight, April 21, interviewed the first of four finalists seeking the job as the next superintendent of Hoover City Schools. The three remaining candidates will be interviewed April 22, April 23 and April 27. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:26 AM News

Garage clothing store to open at Galleria

Riverchase Galleria announced today that Garage, a clothing retailer based in Quebec, will be joining its list of stores. more »

Apr 21, 2015 7:06 PM News 1 Comments

New real estate listings: April 21

Several new listings have been added in Hoover. more »

Apr 21, 2015 4:48 PM News

Meet new Hoover Board of Education Member Jill Ganus Veitch

The newest appointee to the Hoover Board of Education, Jill Ganus Veitch, says she is looking forward to helping school leaders address many challenges, including rezoning as the school system tackles growth in population. more »

Apr 21, 2015 3:53 PM News 2 Comments

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Hoover City Council agrees to cable deal with Charter Communications

The Hoover City Council, during its April 20 meeting, authorized city officials to sign a new cable television franchise agreement with Charter Communications. The deal requires federal approval of Charter's purchase of rival Bright House Networks. more »

Apr 21, 2015 3:50 PM News 2 Comments

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Whole Foods prepares to begin construction

Hoover shoppers will soon see signs of construction on the Whole Foods store in Riverchase Village. more »

Apr 21, 2015 3:33 PM News 5 Comments

Former Berry High School campus.

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City of Hoover to buy the Old Berry Middle School location

The Hoover City Council, during its April 20 meeting, approved a plan by Mayor Gary Ivey to buy the old Berry High School property on Columbiana Road. The mayor said he is exploring plans to convert it into a proposed athletic complex. more »

Apr 21, 2015 12:31 AM News 2 Comments

Hoover City Council picks new school board member

After considering 15 applicants, the Hoover City Council appointed Jill Ganus Veitch to the Hoover Board of Education during the Monday, April 20 meeting. She will take office on June 1. more »

Apr 20, 2015 11:34 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover Chamber of Commerce to host job fair and business expo June 19

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce announced plans to host its Inaugural Job Fair & Business Expo on June 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Apr 17, 2015 9:08 PM News

This map shows a drawing from the file for a conditional use request for 1801 Doug Baker Blvd.

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Covenant Bank files lawsuit against city over denied gas station

In response to a January decision to reject a proposed gas station at the corner of Highway 119 and Doug Baker Boulevard, Covenant Bank has filed a lawsuit against the city of Hoover. more »

Apr 16, 2015 9:35 PM News

Alabama School Connection founder gets data on Hoover school employee pay

Trisha Powell Crain, founder of Alabama School Connection, says she has received the payroll records revealing compensation of school employees including teachers that she requested from the Hoover Board of Education more than a year ago. more »

Apr 14, 2015 5:22 PM News 3 Comments

Darrell Skipper, transporation consultant for Hoover City Schools

Roy L. Williams

Transportation consultant tells BOE now-dropped plan to end bus system would cause congestion to and from school

A Birmingham-based traffic consultant told members of the Hoover Board of Education that if the school system had proceeded with its now-dropped plan to halt bus transportation for students, it would have made school traffic congestion worse. more »

Apr 14, 2015 2:32 AM News

Greg Powell, president/CEO of fi-Plan Partners in Hoover

Chris Davis

Five Questions With Roy Williams: Greg Powell, CEO of fi-Plan Partners in Hoover

Greg Powell has seen the stock market go through many peaks and valleys during his 33 years in the financial services industry. Since 2005, he has been CEO of fi-Plan Partners, a Hoover investment advisory firm. more »

Apr 10, 2015 7:09 PM Businesses

Alabama Association of School Boards to announce superintendent finalists April 14

The names of the five finalists vying to be the next superintendent of Hoover City Schools will be announced during a special Hoover Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 14. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Spain Park High School. more »

Apr 10, 2015 2:46 PM News

Brandi Mikkel Hicks

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Hoover Police arrest state forensic sciences employee for theft and trafficking of controlled substances

Hoover Police have arrested Brandi Mikkel Hicks, 30, of Odenville, an employee of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences employee, on charges related to the disappearance of cocaine and heroine taken from a Valleydale Road facility. more »

Apr 10, 2015 1:46 AM News

Crest Cadillac Golf Classic rescheduled for May 4

The Hoover-Metro Kiwanis Club welcomes players to the 23rd annual Crest Cadillac Golf Classic, which will now be on Monday, May 4 at the Riverchase Country Club. more »

Apr 9, 2015 6:54 PM News

Hoover financial entrepreneur Named to NFIB National Board of Directors

Greg Powell, president and CEO of fi-Plan Partners in Hoover, has been appointed to a seat on the National Federation of Independent Business' 15-member national Board of Directors. NFIB is the nation's leading small-business association. more »

Apr 9, 2015 5:10 PM Businesses

Kim Mitchell and her son James Strong, the 2015 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Alabama Champion.

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Berry Middle School student James Strong named Children's Miracle Network Champion

On Wednesday, April 8, Berry Middle School student James Strong was named as the 2015 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Alabama Champion. The event took place at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. more »

Apr 8, 2015 5:09 PM News

Roderick Lamont Watts

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Teen charged as adult in two armed robberies

Officers arrested a 16-year-old suspect after receiving a report of an armed robbery at the Abbey at Riverchase apartments. more »

Apr 8, 2015 2:02 PM News

Funding for a new satellite car tag office has been approved for this space near Green Valley Drugs.

Photo by Matthew Allen.

Jefferson County Commission approves funding for new satellite car tag office in Hoover

The Jefferson County Commission approved a contract to build a new satellite car tag office in Hoover Tuesday, April 7. The facility will be built in Hoover Court Town Center on U.S. 31 near Interstate 65. more »

Apr 7, 2015 6:10 PM News

The Galleria’s new guest services kiosk includes iPads, charging stations and a place to store bags while you shop.

Photo courtesy of Angela Jacks.

Galleria introduces new signs, service kiosk

Riverchase Galleria’s classic swan signs have been replaced with a new, more modern look. They are part of an upgrade to signs all around the mall. A new guest services kiosk is also being introduced. more »

Mar 31, 2015 6:48 PM News 8 Comments

Sweet, sweet strawberries

Each month as I search for a wonderful recipe to share I look for inspiration in fresh ingredients available or try and tie it to an event happening during the month. more »

Mar 24, 2015 5:29 PM People

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Shades Mountain’s Belcher named a Bryant-Jordan regional winner

Shades Mountain Christian’s Brock Belcher has been selected as a Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Regional winner. more »

Mar 24, 2015 4:58 PM Sports

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