Clear Blue Sky

Photo courtesy of Alabama Bluegrass Music Association

The 20th annual Showcase of Bands is scheduled for March 4 at Spain Park High School. more

Feb 27, 2017 4:29 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park and Hoover competed in the tournament hosted by Central-Phenix City last weekend. more

Feb 27, 2017 10:16 PM Sports

Hoover police said Sheneika Lavonne Nevels bought almost $1,800 worth of merchandise with an 81-year-old Hoover woman's credit card information. more

Feb 27, 2017 2:34 PM News

Southern Voices Mary Kubica

Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

Saturday's authors conference concluded five days of celebrations of writing, music and art. more

Feb 25, 2017 10:13 PM People

Gary Palmer Town Hall Meeting

Sarah Finnegan

Representative Gary Palmer met with constituents on Feb. 25 at Hoover City Hall to hear their questions and concerns about governmental plans. more

Feb 25, 2017 8:28 PM News 12 Comments

Rebecca Wells 2-24-17

Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

The New York Times bestselling author and actress performed the roles of three characters in her novels to a sold-out audience at the Hoover Library Theatre. more

Feb 24, 2017 11:28 PM People

Sam Chandler, a sports writer for Starnes Publishing since October 2015, won first place in the Best Sportswriter competition and the current events on-site competition for the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference. more

Feb 24, 2017 9:47 PM

The former UA quarterback, UA coach and Olympic gold medal gymnast are scheduled to speak Saturday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:17 PM News


Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park knocked off Grissom on Wednesday morning to advance to the first Final Four in school history. more

Feb 22, 2017 6:55 PM Sports

The suspect is wanted in Shelby County for felony identity theft, on a $15,000 bond. more

Feb 22, 2017 5:37 PM News

Hoover Basketball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Miya Kimber drained the 3-pointer to lift Hoover to the overtime win over Sparkman on Tuesday morning, as the Lady Bucs advanced to the Final Four. more

Feb 21, 2017 5:37 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover Basketball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover shot just 26% on Tuesday morning and fell to Vestavia Hills in the Class 7A Northwest Regional Final. more

Feb 21, 2017 7:19 PM Sports

City of Hoover logo - council chambers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The budget includes a $5 million contribution to Hoover City Schools and $13.3 million for various capital projects. more

Feb 20, 2017 10:29 PM News

Pups on Parade

Alyx Chandler

The Best Friends of Shelby Humane Society teamed up with Cajun Steamer at Patton Creek and celebrated Mardi Gras with Pups on Parade on Sunday, Feb. 21, with live music, doggie treats from the Fetch Treat Truck and Cajun food. more

Feb 20, 2017 3:55 PM People

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Hoover Police Department

Richardson was taken to the Hoover Jail after an argument with a woman turned physical, police said. more

Feb 17, 2017 2:35 PM News

Dave and Buster's sports bar

Photo courtesy of Dave and Buster's

The plan is to open a 33,000-square-foot restaurant and arcade with 150 to 200 games by the second or third quarter of 2018, a company representative told the Hoover City Council. more

Feb 16, 2017 7:23 PM Businesses 21 Comments

Hoover 2016 public safety awards

Photo by Jon Anderson

Twelve employees of the police and fire departments were recognized for outstanding work over the past year. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:17 PM News

SPHS girls basketball VS Gadsden City 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High girls basketball won a thriller over Gadsden City on Thursday to reach the regional finals. more

Feb 16, 2017 10:47 PM Sports


Submitted by Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

The three-evening mission runs March 13-15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening in the church sanctuary. Dinner will be available in the church’s Deasy Hall, starting at 5:30 p.m. all three evenings. The event is free and open to the public. more

Feb 16, 2017 7:39 PM People

Hoover Basketball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High boys basketball team blew the game open against Sparkman in the fourth quarter on Thursday. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:28 PM Sports

Hoover Basketball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High girls basketball team took down Bob Jones on Thursday morning in the Class 7A Northwest Regional Semifinal. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:15 PM Sports

Davis Cup ball kid team 2017

Photo courtesy of Jenny Robb.

The youth practiced for four weeks prior to the event and served the entire tournament weekend. more

Feb 16, 2017 9:11 AM Sports

Jonathan Wade Copeland.jpg

Courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The man reportedly exposed himself to a woman at a Michael’s craft store on Feb. 3 and to another woman on Feb. 6 at the At Home store at The Grove. more

Feb 15, 2017 10:40 PM News

Kathy Murphy 2-13-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Board President Stephen Presley has recommended her contract be extended through June 2020. more

Feb 13, 2017 8:32 PM Schools

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission considered action related to both plans Monday night. more

Feb 13, 2017 10:09 PM News

Hoover Metropolitan Complex preliminary layout Feb 2017

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

The park board now will oversee construction of the outdoor sports complex, slated for completion in late 2018. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:33 AM News

Hoover basketball

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School boy and girls basketball teams won their games on Saturday night in the Class 7A, Area 5 finals. more

Feb 12, 2017 4:05 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park lost to Huffman in the area final, and now turns its attentions to the Northeast Regional. more

Feb 11, 2017 2:52 AM Sports

Trace Crossings rezoning meeting 2-9-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The new zoning plan calls for 421 residential lots to be moved from other parts of Hoover to Trace Crossings and includes a new layout for the sports complex, new access roads for schools, and park land along the Cahaba River. more

Feb 9, 2017 11:14 PM News

Vestavia VS Hoover Boys Basketball

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School boys basketball team defeated Tuscaloosa County on Thursday night in the first round of the Class 7A, Area 5 tournament. more

Feb 10, 2017 4:00 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton /

The Spain Park High School girls basketball team locked up a regional spot on Wednesday night by defeating Mountain Brook in the Class 7A, Area 6 tournament. The Hoover girls did the same by dispatching Vestavia Hills in the 7A, Area 5 tournament. more

Feb 9, 2017 4:12 AM Sports

Martin Weinberg

Provided by the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority

The city of Hoover appointed Martin Weinberg to the Board of Directors for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA). more

Feb 7, 2017 9:31 PM News

The Hoover and Vestavia Hills representative said he will not seek another term in 2018. more

Feb 7, 2017 5:35 PM News 1 Comments

Trace Crossings annexation

Map provided by Signature Homes.

The annexation plan is part of a more-involved proposed amendment to the Trace Crossings development plan, which will go to the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission for consideration. more

Feb 7, 2017 4:17 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover track and field

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High school boys and girls indoor track and field teams captured first-place finishes at the AHSAA State Indoor Track and Field Championships, held Feb. 3-4 at the Birmingham CrossPlex. more

Feb 5, 2017 4:34 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/

The Spain Park High School boys basketball team coughed up an 18-point lead to Hoover, but a late challenge from coach Donnie Quinn gave the Jags the boost they needed to hang on. more

Feb 4, 2017 6:42 AM Sports

Hoover school board 1-10-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Applications will be due by March 10. more

Feb 2, 2017 9:01 PM Schools

Hoover Metropolitan Complex Jan 2017

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz/Bluff Park Drone

The new design proposals are linked to new access roads for Hoover High and Trace Crossings Elementary, new nearby residential development and donated park land, city officials say. more

Feb 2, 2017 4:50 PM News

Stephen Todd Huddleston

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Police said the 45-year-old Calera man used school system accounts to order more than $37,000 worth of copper pipe that was not used in school projects. more

Feb 2, 2017 3:02 PM News

Hoover Signing Day 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover and Spain Park High Schools held ceremonies on Tuesday morning to celebrate the student-athletes planning to pursue sports at the college level. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:10 PM Sports

Vestavia VS Hoover Boys Basketball

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover will host both area tournaments, along with Spain Park's girls team. more

Jan 31, 2017 2:13 AM Sports

Spain Park Bowling Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park defeated Vestavia Hills in the state final on Friday afternoon. more

Jan 28, 2017 1:00 AM Sports

Cops We Care

Sydney Cromwell

The toys can be used by officers to comfort children they meet on duty. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:11 PM Businesses 1 Comments

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