See You at the Pole Simmons 2016-1

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Students prayed for their schools, friends, families, communities and nation. more »

Sep 28, 2016 12:20 PM Schools

Condorius Sanchez Williams

Hoover Police Department

The victim told police her boyfriend physically assaulted her and was forcing her to work as a prostitute, according to police. The assaults reportedly occurred over 11 months. more »

Sep 28, 2016 2:48 AM News

Grace on the Bluff

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Baptist Church

The church gives away yard sale items to demonstrate the free nature of God's grace. more »

Sep 27, 2016 5:50 PM News

Bluff Park Art Show 2015 Cindy Cail booth

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The event is Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Bluff Park Community Center. more »

Sep 27, 2016 5:30 PM News 1 Comments

Spain Park cross country

Sam Chandler

Spain Park's Mary Katherine Tedder captured fourth as an individual in the varsity girls race. more »

Sep 27, 2016 4:23 PM Sports

Berry High School campus

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Drone

Additional meetings will be held Wednesday and Thursday to take the next steps in annexation. more »

Sep 27, 2016 3:30 PM Schools

Chick-fil-A donation day set for Thursday in conjunction with new effort more »

Sep 27, 2016 2:26 PM News

Spain Park Football

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

Spain Park is on a two-game losing skid. more »

Sep 27, 2016 12:46 PM Sports

Hoover Football

Gary Cosby Jr./Tuscaloosa News

Hoover has never lost to the Eagles. more »

Sep 27, 2016 11:57 AM Sports

Berry Middle School

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The event includes dinner by Full Moon BBQ and a book fair sponsored by Barnes and Noble Booksellerks, plus information for parents at the PTO meeting. more »

Sep 26, 2016 5:45 PM Middle Schools

See You at the Pole Spain Park 9-23-15 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hundreds of students across Hoover are expected to gather for the annual prayer events this Wednesday morning. more »

Sep 26, 2016 5:08 PM Schools

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Sarah Finnegan

The 7th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Family Festival took place at The Hoover Preserve on Sept. 24, 2016. more »

Sep 26, 2016 9:02 PM Events

Hoover Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover volleyball coach Chris Camper said there is work to be done in Class 7A, Area 6. more »

Sep 26, 2016 7:14 PM Sports

Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

High school volleyball thrives on passion and energy, as evidenced in part by Spain Park's Caroline Horton. more »

Sep 25, 2016 11:30 PM Sports

Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain swept Spain Park on Thursday night. more »

Sep 23, 2016 7:39 PM Sports

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Photos provided by Alabama Marine Corps League

The fundraiser will be Oct. 1 at the Brock's Gap Training Center. more »

Sep 22, 2016 4:00 PM News

Berry Middle School

Kyle Parmley

Three championship teams at Berry Middle School were recognized at a Thursday pep rally. more »

Sep 22, 2016 9:13 PM Sports

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Stock photo

Says people should know about range before they buy a house off South Shades Crest Road more »

Sep 22, 2016 12:42 PM Opinion 23 Comments

There were no injuries in the wreck, according to the Rocky Ridge Fire Department. more »

Sep 21, 2016 6:28 PM News

Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park and Mountain Brook played a five-set match on Tuesday. more »

Sep 21, 2016 4:58 PM Sports

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Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park hosted their homecoming the week of Sept. 12-17, 2016. more »

Sep 20, 2016 3:33 PM High Schools

Alabama 150 widening

Photo by Jon Anderson

The project also includes a second left-turn lane from Ross Bridge Parkway onto Alabama 150. more »

Sep 19, 2016 10:20 PM News

Allen Pate 9-19-16 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Pate choked up with emotion as he made the announcement at a Hoover City Council meeting. more »

Sep 19, 2016 8:35 PM News 1 Comments

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Photos courtesy of Hoover PD

On Sept. 14, Hoover police responded to a report of shots fired in The Park at Hoover apartment complex. more »

Sep 19, 2016 10:05 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park's Maddie Majors has committed to play softball at Auburn. more »

Sep 17, 2016 9:59 PM Sports

Hoover Football

Gary Cosby Jr./Tuscaloosa News

Hoover rolled over Tuscaloosa County on Friday night, 62-7. more »

Sep 17, 2016 5:58 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

Spain Park scored late in the fourth quarter, but the Spartans rallied to win. more »

Sep 17, 2016 4:51 AM Sports

Chick-fil-A

Heather VacLav

The first 100 people to get in the doors will receive free Chick-Fil- A for a year. more »

Sep 16, 2016 2:23 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

Al Del Greco 9-15-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

"We need to expect and we need to see more when it comes to wins," Del Greco said. more »

Sep 15, 2016 4:16 PM People

Hoover Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover and Spain Park went the distance on the volleyball court Tuesday night. more »

Sep 14, 2016 3:15 PM Sports

Linda Andrews 9-13-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Andrews is the only director the Hoover Public Library has ever had. more »

Sep 13, 2016 8:00 PM News

Hoover-Spain Park Football

TCI Sports/Barry Stephenson

Hoover can improve to 3-0 in Class 7A, Region 3 with a win on Friday more »

Sep 13, 2016 6:27 PM Sports

Hoover-Spain Park Football

Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

The game features a battle of two teams sitting at 1-1 in Class 7A, Region 3. more »

Sep 13, 2016 6:09 PM Sports

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Courtesy of Robert P. Kirk & Associates.

The property is located near the corner of Alford Avenue and Tyler Road, and the rezoning now goes to the Hoover City Council for final approval. more »

Sep 12, 2016 10:46 PM News

Hoover school board 9-12-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Board member Jill Ganus Veitch voted against the budget, saying she didn't support short notice of cuts in principals' discretionary spending. more »

Sep 12, 2016 8:10 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Arnold Finkelstein

The ceremony was conducted at Hoover Fire Station 2, on Patton Chapel Road. more »

Sep 12, 2016 8:18 PM People

Blackridge boot property map

Map provided by city of Hoover

The company also is asking for permission to build 40 townhouses in the Ross Bridge Village Center. more »

Sep 11, 2016 5:04 PM News

Hoover cross country

Sam Chandler

The Hoover and Spain Park cross-country teams both showed signs of promise on Saturday morning at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational. more »

Sep 11, 2016 2:53 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

Chase Brown intercepted two passes as Hoover rolled over Spain Park on Friday night. more »

Sep 10, 2016 5:13 AM Sports

Hoover-Spain Park Football

Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

Hoover led 16-0 at halftime and didn't look back. more »

Sep 10, 2016 3:56 AM Sports

Allen Pate Press Box

Kyle Parmley

The press box at the stadium will now be known as the Allen Pate Press Box. more »

Sep 10, 2016 12:01 AM Sports

Hoover High Principal Don Hulin said in an email to faculty the proposed 2017 budget was "deeply troubling on many fronts." more »

Sep 8, 2016 11:00 PM Schools 8 Comments

Al Del Greco

Photo courtesy of WJOX

The luncheon is Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Sep 8, 2016 4:09 PM News

Soldier surprise 9-7-16

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Teachers and staff at South Shades Crest Elementary School helped arrange the surprise reunion. more »

Sep 7, 2016 7:08 PM People

Tina Hancock 9-6-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said school officials have worked hard to lower the budget deficit from the $10 million deficits approved in recent years. more »

Sep 7, 2016 12:01 AM Schools 1 Comments

Casey Middlebrooks swearing in 9-6-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Skelton died on July 2, and Middlebrooks will finish out the last two months of his term, then begin the four-year term to which he was elected on Aug. 23. more »

Sep 6, 2016 10:15 PM News 1 Comments

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McMinn County Jail

The victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint at the Courtyard Marriott hotel on Montgomery Highway in March. more »

Sep 6, 2016 9:38 PM News

Hoover Football

Photo by Barry Stephenson

The battle of the city has arrived. more »

Sep 6, 2016 10:06 PM Sports

Fans of both schools are being challenged to see which school can raise the most money to fight hunger in Hoover. more »

Sep 6, 2016 10:55 AM News

Spain Park Football

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.SmugMug.com

Hunter Howell completed all 10 first-half passes on Friday night. more »

Sep 3, 2016 4:21 AM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover Football

TCI Sports/Barry Stephenson

Barret Pickering booted four field goals in Hoover's win on Friday night. more »

Sep 3, 2016 4:26 AM Sports

Casey Middlebrooks

Photo courtesy of Casey Middlebrooks

After five hours of running 13,801 ballots through machines, there was not a single change in the vote tally. more »

Sep 2, 2016 12:50 PM News

Derrick Henry

Photo from University of Alabama

The first 64 people in line will get to participate in a bean bag toss tournament, with the champion taking on Henry. more »

Sep 1, 2016 12:03 PM Businesses

DeLuca and Middlebrooks

Photos courtesy of the candidates

Official returns showed DeLuca losing to Casey Middlebrooks by just five votes. more »

Aug 31, 2016 6:40 PM News

Summer photo winner 2016

Photo courtesy of Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn won with a photo of a 4-month-old chilling out on the beach. more »

Aug 31, 2016 11:00 AM People

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park faces a tough opponent at home this week. more »

Aug 31, 2016 3:05 AM Sports

Hoover Football

Photo by Neil Fonville

Hoover Met gets its first action of the football season on Friday night. more »

Aug 31, 2016 3:01 AM Sports

The school system's budget has been the topic of much discussion in recent years due to deficit spending and the status of city funding. more »

Aug 30, 2016 4:40 PM Schools

Hoover council 8-30-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

One race ended up with a five-vote split. more »

Aug 30, 2016 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

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Courtesy photo.

In a week’s time, residents of Hoover and surrounding communities came together to nearly fill a 20-foot-long truck with donations for those affected by the floods in Louisiana. more »

Aug 30, 2016 6:02 PM People

Hoover Football

Photo by Neil Fonville

The Hoover High School football team came up empty in the Tom Landry Classic, falling 25-7 to Allen High School at Eagle Stadium on Friday night. more »

Aug 27, 2016 4:43 AM Sports 1 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park has success in the running and passing game to run away from Muscle Shoals. more »

Aug 27, 2016 3:43 AM Sports

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Courtesy Hamilton County Jail

On March 29, a victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on Montgomery Highway. more »

Aug 26, 2016 8:35 PM News

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

Hoover took part in a few pregame festivities on Friday. more »

Aug 26, 2016 7:57 PM Sports

Hoover Volleyball

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School volleyball team dropped a pair of three-set matches to Mountain Brook and McGill-Toolen on Thursday, Aug. 26 more »

Aug 26, 2016 6:36 AM Sports

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover football team arrived in Allen, Texas, on Thursday, as the Bucs prepare for Friday's game. more »

Aug 26, 2016 3:50 AM Sports 5 Comments

Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park fell down two sets, but stormed back to win Thursday. more »

Aug 26, 2016 4:35 AM Sports

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Courtesy Hoover Police Department

All four individuals are Hoover residents. more »

Aug 25, 2016 12:27 AM News 3 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover and Spain Park are in the top half of the ASWA football poll. more »

Aug 24, 2016 4:22 PM Sports

Frank Brocato

Sam Chandler

See the full list of city council election results. more »

Aug 24, 2016 2:57 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

Hoover travels to Texas to take on Allen High School in the Tom Landry Classic. more »

Aug 23, 2016 9:16 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will host Muscle Shoals in its home opener on Friday, Aug. 26. more »

Aug 22, 2016 9:25 PM Sports

Flood Donation

Matthew Allen

The donation truck will be parked outside the Hoover Public Safety Center at 2020 Valleydale Road until Friday at 7 p.m. more »

Aug 23, 2016 4:46 PM News

Brocato Ivey McClinton

Photos courtesy of the mayoral campaigns

There are three candidates for mayor and 15 men seeking seven seats on the Hoover City Council. more »

Aug 23, 2016 12:01 AM News

Brocato Ivey McClinton

Photos courtesy of the mayoral campaigns

See who has donated to Ivey, Brocato and McClinton's campaign. more »

Aug 23, 2016 5:18 AM News

Greene said bringing school funding up to an appropriate level is the first crucial step in moving Hoover forward. more »

Aug 22, 2016 11:17 AM People

Hoover Police

Erica Techo

One of the wrecks was on Alabama 150 early Saturday morning, and the other was on Interstate 459 South near the Parkwood Road bridge early Thursday morning. more »

Aug 22, 2016 9:48 AM News

Arnold Singer July 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Singer is battling one-term councilman John Lyda for the seat. more »

Aug 22, 2016 4:50 AM People

Dan Ellis

Photo courtesy of Dan Ellis

Ellis said he wants to use his business experience to serve as a good steward of taxpayers' money, keep taxes low and invest in the future growth of Hoover in a controlled and sustainable way. more »

Aug 22, 2016 12:48 AM People

The wreck happened near the entrance to the Lake Cyrus subdivision. more »

Aug 21, 2016 9:08 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal election more »

Aug 21, 2016 8:27 PM News

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 (5)

Photo by Kyle Parmley

The forum featured all three Hoover mayoral candidates and the 15 candidates seeking the seven seats on the Hoover City Council. more »

Aug 20, 2016 9:02 PM News

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

Hoover fought through a 51-minute rain delay on Friday night, but knocked off Central-Phenix City. more »

Aug 20, 2016 4:58 AM Sports 2 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team jumped out a 21-14 halftime lead, and then held on in the game's final quarter to seal a season-opening, 21-17 road victory over Gadsden City High School on Friday, Aug. 19. more »

Aug 20, 2016 4:18 AM Sports

Bailey Ingle Margarita Grill Dec 2015

Photo courtesy of Teresa Ingle

Four musical acts are scheduled to perform at The Hangar Bar & Grill at the Bessemer Airport. more »

Aug 18, 2016 8:52 PM News

A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. more »

Aug 18, 2016 3:03 PM News

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The driver was the sole occupant of the truck, and he died at the scene. more »

Aug 18, 2016 2:24 PM News

Jim Porter Hoover chamber 8-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

High-profile shootings of multiple victims have gun control advocates pushing hard, but tighter gun restrictions won't impact crime, Porter said. more »

Aug 17, 2016 9:08 PM Businesses

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Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Drone

The Vestavia Hills Board of Education is paying $11 million for the 38.5-acre campus off Columbiana Road but is not certain exactly what type of school facility will be located there yet. more »

Aug 17, 2016 6:54 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 Smith Swiney

Photo by Kyle Parmley

The alarm sent hundreds of people heading for the doors to exit the building. more »

Aug 17, 2016 6:01 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 (14)

Photo by Kyle Parmley

The three Hoover mayoral candidates and all 15 City Council candidates stated their cases at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Aug 17, 2016 4:08 AM News 2 Comments

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover's Carolline Nichols will play college softball at the University of South Alabama. more »

Aug 16, 2016 9:46 PM Sports

Hoover Football

Photo courtesy of Barry Stephenson

All Hoover High School football games will be broadcast on 93.7 WDJC this fall. more »

Aug 16, 2016 4:26 PM Sports

USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship

Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover will play its season opener in Montgomery on Friday. more »

Aug 16, 2016 1:58 PM Sports 1 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will kick off its 2016 season at Gadsden City on Friday, Aug. 19. more »

Aug 16, 2016 1:18 PM Sports

Andy Rotenstrick

Photo by Erica Techo

The proposed tower will be a 190-foot-tall monopole with a 9-foot lightning rod on top. more »

Aug 15, 2016 10:39 PM News

The three candidates for mayor and 15 candidates for seven council seats have confirmed they plan to be there. more »

Aug 15, 2016 2:05 PM News

Pedro Ivan Rico Mendoza

Hoover Police

The crash occurred on I-65 South between Alford Avenue and U.S. 31 around 3:47 a.m., when a silver Chevrolet Cruze driven by Mendoza was traveling the wrong way in the southbound lanes. more »

Aug 16, 2016 1:20 AM News 1 Comments

Lenco Bearcat armored rescue vehicle

Photo from Lenco

Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis said such a vehicle will come in handy in hostile situations where an officer or civilian needs rescuing. more »

Aug 15, 2016 7:51 PM News 3 Comments

The name change will go into effect in July 2017 when the school moves to a new location in Pelham. more »

Aug 15, 2016 11:50 AM Schools

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The person police say was driving the wrong way and left the scene is still being held in the Hoover Jail. more »

Aug 15, 2016 10:15 AM News

The driver of the vehicle going the wrong way left the scene on foot but was captured. more »

Aug 14, 2016 1:03 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal election more »

Aug 12, 2016 10:25 PM News 1 Comments

Police training site option

Photo by Jon Anderson

Police officials estimate it will cost $600,000 to retrofit the building for use as a training center. more »

Aug 11, 2016 10:44 PM News 1 Comments

Jim Porter, a Birmingham attorney, will be speaking about the Second Amendment and how it affects the lives of everyday Americans. more »

Aug 10, 2016 8:26 PM Businesses

Marc Cohn, Molly Ringwald, Phil Vassar

Photos provided by Hoover Library Theatre

They're part of a 25th anniversary lineup of returning acts. more »

Aug 10, 2016 7:09 PM People

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Photo by Maryellen Newton.

The need for a traffic signal at the intersection of Lake Crest Drive and Preserve Parkway was significant, according to the assistant executive director for the city of Hoover, Tim Westhoven. more »

Aug 10, 2016 7:51 PM 1 Comments

Bluff Park election forum 8-9-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

All three candidates for mayor and 15 candidates for Hoover City Council were present Tuesday night at Shades Crest Baptist Church. more »

Aug 10, 2016 3:40 AM News 6 Comments

Polo Trace water geyser 8-9-16

Photo courtesy of Kay Witt

Road crews have been milling and resurfacing in the community and apparently went too deep, resident Kay Witt said. more »

Aug 9, 2016 1:12 AM News

Hoover school finance talk 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

If Hoover wants to maintain low class sizes and electives and higher paid employees, new or increased revenue streams must be found, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said in a finance report Monday night. more »

Aug 9, 2016 12:14 AM Schools 3 Comments

This forum is sponsored by bluffparkal.org and the Monte D'Oro Neighborhood Association. more »

Aug 8, 2016 8:44 PM News

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Superintendent Kathy Murphy gave a back-to-school address to the school district's nearly 1,800 employees this morning at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more »

Aug 8, 2016 3:10 PM Schools

Josh Niblett

Photo by Barry Stephenson.

Both Hoover City Schools found themselves in the top five. more »

Aug 8, 2016 1:29 PM Sports

Kathy Murphy 8-4-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Tonight's talk is expected to focus more on federal and state funding for Hoover City Schools. more »

Aug 8, 2016 1:17 AM Schools

Tyler Road and Alford Avenue rezoning map 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

It's the same site where Bluff Park residents fought off a Walmart Neighborhood Market two years ago. more »

Aug 7, 2016 11:10 PM News 3 Comments

Lake Cyrus house fire 8-6-16

Photo by Hoover Fire Department

Neighbors set up a GoFundMe account to assist the family of four. more »

Aug 7, 2016 12:25 AM News

Trey Lott

Photo courtesy of Dr. Trey Lott

Lott left the council to move to Alabaster so his son could play football there but now is back in Hoover. more »

Aug 6, 2016 5:39 PM People 3 Comments

Smith said his priorities include maintaining the city's financial stability, improving and supporting public safety departments and working with school officials to find a solution to school funding issues. more »

Aug 5, 2016 2:31 PM People 4 Comments

Readers' opinion: Mayor Gary Ivey has failed to demonstrate transparent and collaborative leadership. more »

Aug 5, 2016 10:07 AM Opinion 29 Comments

Climate justice

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“The scary thing is that humans are causing an asteroid-size impact on the planet,” said Kyle Crider of the Alabama Environmental Council. more »

Aug 4, 2016 7:50 PM News 1 Comments

The latest in Hoover's municipal election. more »

Aug 4, 2016 5:55 PM News

Lori McCombs

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

An online petition is calling for the teacher's dismissal, but school officials say two weeks without pay was appropriate. more »

Aug 4, 2016 12:58 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Photo by Ali Renckens

The last time Theresa De Leon saw Cooper, 80 percent of his body was severely burned. more »

Aug 3, 2016 11:05 PM People

Hoover 2016 National Night Out 23

Photo by Jon Anderson

Kids and their families got an up-close look at lots of fire, police and other law enforcement and military vehicles and equipment. more »

Aug 3, 2016 1:35 AM News

The Boot at Preserve Village closed

Photo by Jon Anderson

The founder of the restaurant said the owners need more space and more parking. more »

Aug 2, 2016 10:39 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Spain Park Basketball

Frank Couch

Austin Wiley will complete his final year of high school at a prep school in Florida. more »

Aug 2, 2016 9:42 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover Football

Photo courtesy of Barry Stephenson

Kholbe Coleman-Abrams and KJ Vault will play Division I college football. more »

Aug 2, 2016 8:35 PM Sports

Hoover Event Center exterior 1

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

The contract was $1.9 million over budget but $1.83 million less than the amount originally proposed by the low bidder. more »

Aug 1, 2016 9:29 PM News 1 Comments

That leaves Michael Holt and Mike Shaw battling for the seat. more »

Aug 1, 2016 12:54 PM People

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