Hoover Football State Championship 2016

Sarah Finnegan

The players, coaches, band and cheerleaders are expected to attend. more

Dec 6, 2016 5:11 PM Sports 1 Comments

Michael Krawcheck

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Michael Krawcheck, who has served on the board for 20 years, is stepping down at age 77 to allow someone new to learn the ropes. more

Dec 6, 2016 4:51 PM News

Monty Jones Jr. 12-1-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The council went with Monty Jones Jr., who most recently managed the Macon Centreplex in Macon, Georgia. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:38 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover HIgh cheerleaders 2016 title game

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Vendors will sell art, jewelry, apparel, specialty foods and Hoover Bucs merchandise to help send the cheerleaders to their national competition in Orlando. more

Dec 5, 2016 12:10 PM High Schools

HV COMM BluffParkParade-14.jpg

Photos by Lexi Coon.

The parade featured local organizations, churches and schools, and it served as a way to bring the local community closer together during the start of the holidays. more

Dec 4, 2016 9:04 PM News

Vehicle rock damage 12-2-16

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police Department

There have been four vehicles with shattered windows in the past three days, police say. more

Dec 2, 2016 5:38 PM News

I-459 interchange map 12-5-16

Map provided by city of Hoover

The interchange would be just east of the South Shades Crest Road overpass. Brocato wants the city to pay $2 million to USS Real Estate to buy 31.3 acres to help with the project. more

Dec 2, 2016 2:54 PM News 1 Comments

The entire Hoover community is invited. more

Dec 1, 2016 10:03 PM News

Hoover Christmas tree lighting 2016-45

Photo by Jon Anderson

Santa and Mrs. Claus, elves, snow, Christmas tunes and hot chocolate and cookies helped add to the atmosphere. more

Dec 1, 2016 9:52 PM News

Alabama 150 widening Sept 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

The plan is to widen Alabama 150 to five lanes between Shades Crest Road and the entrance to Lake Cyrus and to replace two bridges over Shades Creek and a railroad track. more

Dec 1, 2016 3:18 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover Football State Championship 2016

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover's defense carried the Bucs all season, and the state championship game was no exception. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:47 AM Sports

Hoover Football State Championship 2016

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover High captured its 12th football state championship in school history on Wednesday night, defeating McGill-Toolen. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:14 AM Sports

Carrie Busby

Photo from Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools

The award comes from the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools. more

Nov 29, 2016 4:19 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover Football

Photo by Todd Lester / www.ToddLesterPhotography.com

Hoover plays McGill-Toolen in the Class 7A state championship game on Wednesday. more

Nov 29, 2016 3:16 PM Sports 2 Comments

Detectives said the Bessemer Division of the Jefferson County district attorney's office is not issuing charges at this time and will present evidence to a grand jury. more

Nov 28, 2016 5:36 PM News

Rebecca Wells

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

The 25th anniversary edition of Southern Voices will include more authors than usual. more

Nov 28, 2016 2:52 PM People

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Todd Lester

Hoover and Spain Park are off and running on the hardwood. more

Nov 28, 2016 7:54 PM Sports

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover police will work with the Bessemer Division of the District Attorney's office to determine charges, said Capt. Gregg Rector. more

Nov 27, 2016 9:51 PM News

Hoover Parks and Recreation

Image from city of Hoover website

Randy Lott, who has served on the park board for 11 years, has resigned with five years left on his current six-year term. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:42 PM News

Jamey Carroll, chairman of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, has joined the firm. more

Nov 23, 2016 11:32 AM Businesses

Hoover High cheer team Nov 2016

Photo courtesy of Kevin Brooks

Bob Jones High School won first place, while Vestavia Hills High School came in second. more

Nov 22, 2016 3:44 PM Sports

Happy Thanksgiving

Image courtesy of Becris at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Most public buildings are closed both Thursday and Friday. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:50 PM News

Buchanan house fire 1

Photo courtesy of David Buchanan

"I got my family. That's all that matters to me," David Buchanan said. more

Nov 21, 2016 11:17 PM News 1 Comments

Melinda Lopez

Photo by Jon Anderson

Melinda Lopez, who has been director of information management and reporting, now will be chief financial and information officer for the city. more

Nov 21, 2016 10:16 PM News

HSUN-CITY Planco Bluff Park subdivision map.jpg

Map courtesy of the city of Hoover.

The council also approved new car washes near Greystone and off John Hawkins Parkway across from The Grove shopping center. more

Nov 21, 2016 9:57 PM News

Hoover Football

Photo by Todd Lester / www.ToddLesterPhotography.com

Hoover exploded for 35 second half points to seal a trip to the Class 7A state final. more

Nov 19, 2016 5:07 AM Sports

Kathy Murphy 11-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Murphy said she is pleased with academic and financial progress, but challenges and goals for improvement still are ahead. more

Nov 17, 2016 4:57 PM Schools

Lisa Yancey 11-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Yancey is the officer manager for the student services department at the school district's central office. more

Nov 17, 2016 3:00 PM Schools 1 Comments

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church April 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

The event is a joint Thanksgiving service for six Bluff Park churches. more

Nov 16, 2016 4:00 PM News

Circle K robbery 11-15-16

Still shot from video provided by Hoover Police Department

The man, dressed in all black, had a mask over his face but was caught on video. more

Nov 15, 2016 5:03 PM News

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover takes its first road trip of the playoffs to Gadsden City in the Class 7A semifinals. more

Nov 15, 2016 6:48 PM Sports

stacks of cash

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The school board voted to pay off some debt issued in 2010, refinance what's left of a 2005 bond issue and shift $50 million into U.S. treasury bonds. more

Nov 14, 2016 10:31 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover school bus

Photo from Hoover City Schools website

Cuts in staffing, delayed capital expenditures and unexpected increases in property tax revenues helped erase the school system's projected $10.4 million deficit. more

Nov 14, 2016 9:45 PM Schools

Blackridge cell tower map

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The cell tower is proposed to be built in the Blackridge community, just south of Trace Crossings and Lake Wilborn. more

Nov 14, 2016 11:30 AM News


Sydney Cromwell

The Clydesdale team have been a Budweiser tradition since the 1930s. more

Nov 14, 2016 7:57 AM People

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover earned a hard-fought, 14-7 victory over James Clemens in Friday night's state quarterfinal at the Hoover Met. more

Nov 12, 2016 5:07 AM Sports

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Murphy is scheduled to discuss the state of the school system and identify the 2016-17 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:20 PM Schools

Bluff Park youth homeless campout 2015

Still shot from video by Cherie Olivier

The public is invited to drop off items for the homeless between 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday. more

Nov 9, 2016 6:21 PM People


Courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The suspect admitted to smoking marijuana before handling the gun, according to police. more

Nov 9, 2016 9:10 PM News

Spain Park Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park's Jamal Johnson officially signed with the University of Memphis on Wednesday morning. more

Nov 9, 2016 2:57 PM Sports

The boy was taken to Children's Hospital late Tuesday night. more

Nov 9, 2016 1:03 AM News

Amanda Borden 11-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Borden, who has been an assistant director at the Hoover Public Library the past 10 years, will replace Linda Andrews when she retires at the end of this year. more

Nov 8, 2016 9:24 PM News

Hoover Football

TCI Sports/Barry Stephenson

Hoover and James Clemens have yet to meet on the field. more

Nov 8, 2016 7:46 PM Sports

Hoover sports complex

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Council members ran into a problem with the top choice among voters. more

Nov 8, 2016 10:30 AM News 4 Comments

Gene Smith council president

Photo by Jon Anderson

Councilman Derrick Murphy also was nominated. more

Nov 7, 2016 10:31 PM News 1 Comments

Frank Brocato swearing in

Photo by Jon Anderson

The retired Hoover fire marshal and all seven Hoover City Council members had a standing-room-only crowd at the Hoover Municipal Center to watch them take their oaths of office. more

Nov 7, 2016 9:39 PM News

Veterans Memorial Arbor 16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The arbor, which stretches across the dam at Aldridge Gardens, honors veterans who have served in all U.S. armed forces. more

Nov 7, 2016 4:33 PM News 1 Comments

HV COMM MossRock-6.jpg

Photos by Lexi Coon.

With a smart living marketplace, a variety of artists, The Beer Garden and The Sweetery, there was something for everyone at the Moss Rock Festival this year. more

Nov 6, 2016 4:53 PM People

Hoover Football

TCI Sports/Barry Stephenson

Hoover forced four turnovers and used a big second half to defeat Bob Jones 31-10 in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs on Friday night at the Hoover Met. more

Nov 5, 2016 3:16 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park never led and lost 21-12. more

Nov 5, 2016 3:56 AM Sports

Jim Lawrence was designated by former Gov. George Wallace as the "first Alabama veteran of the Vietnam War." more

Nov 4, 2016 3:00 PM News

Lake Purdy 10-25-16

Photo by Ron Burkett

That means even tighter restrictions and higher surcharges for excessive water usage. more

Nov 4, 2016 12:43 PM News 2 Comments


Courtesy of Hoover PD

Police have made a second arrest in an armed robbery that took place at the Chace Drive CVS in October. more

Nov 4, 2016 1:50 PM News

Riverchase Galleria 2016 tree lighting setup

Photo by Jon Anderson

Mayor Gary Ivey and NBC 13 news anchor Brooke Smith will lead the festivities to kick off the Christmas shopping season. more

Nov 3, 2016 10:00 PM News

Ivey Wright proclamations 11-3-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Special recognition was given for Mayor Gary Ivey, Council President Jack Wright and Councilman Joe Rives. more

Nov 3, 2016 9:46 PM News

Blackridge cell tower map

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The tower will be just south of the Lake Wilborn community being built at the end of Stadium Trace Parkway. more

Nov 3, 2016 9:16 PM News

Cross Country

Sam Chandler

Hoover's Tommy McDonough owned his final race at Veterans Park. The Bucs' senior captured a 15-second victory and propelled his team to a seven-point triumph over Mountain Brook. more

Nov 4, 2016 1:04 AM Sports

Trace Crossings restricted industrial zoning map

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The meeting between USS Corp. and residents concerned about the rezoning was scheduled to take place this coming Sunday, but USS Corp. does not yet have a revised plan ready to present. more

Nov 2, 2016 11:14 AM News

Spain Park Football

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.SmugMug.com

Spain Park takes a lengthy road trip to open the postseason. more

Nov 1, 2016 8:44 PM Sports

Hoover Football

TCI Sports/Barry Stephenson

After not advancing to the state championship last year for the first time since 2007, Hoover begins its playoff journey this week. more

Nov 1, 2016 9:47 PM Sports

Green Valley Veterans Day 2015

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Fourteen Hoover public schools have programs planned to honor veterans in the week or so preceding Veterans Day. more

Nov 1, 2016 4:10 PM Schools

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