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Courtesy of Alabama Power

The 62-home community will have energy-efficient technologies, materials and appliances and a community-scale power system, according to a press release from Alabama Power. more

Apr 24, 2017 7:28 PM News 2 Comments

Haz Waste Day 2017-28

Photo by Jon Anderson

Residents also brought loads and loads of old paint, batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, cleaning products, used tires, prescription medication and a host of other items best left out of landfills. more

Apr 22, 2017 2:37 PM News

Denim & Dining 2017-37

Photo by Jon Anderson

The event at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium included a casual barbecue dinner, music, a silent auction and even a little dancing. more

Apr 21, 2017 11:45 PM Schools

Spain Park Baseball

Photo courtesy of Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School baseball team rallied from a two-run deficit to beat Mountain Brook 3-2 on Friday night at Spartan Park, securing a postseason berth for the first time since 2014. more

Apr 22, 2017 3:21 AM Sports

Hoover track April 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board agreed to spend at least $2.74 million to replace the football turf and tracks at Hoover and Spain Park high schools but left the door open to possibly upgrade to higher-quality tracks after track and field supporters objected. more

Apr 21, 2017 6:23 PM Schools 1 Comments

The Spain Park girls tennis team finished second in the section tournament to qualify for state. more

Apr 20, 2017 9:38 PM Sports

Jimmie Stephens 2017 Hoover chamber

Photo by Jon Anderson

County government, legislators, cities, schools, the business community and the public must all work together as a team for success, Commission President Jimmie Stephens said. more

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 PM News

Berry Middle ASFA contest

Sydney Cromwell

The school had two students place in a statewide writing contest, as well as several students who were selected as schoolwide art and poetry winners. more

Apr 19, 2017 8:56 PM Middle Schools

Jeff Singer

Photo from Hoover City Schools

Jeff Singer will move to an assistant principal job, effective July 1. more

Apr 18, 2017 4:35 PM Schools

Jimmie Stephens

Photo courtesy of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens is scheduled to give his third annual state-of-the-county address on Wednesday, April 19. more

Apr 18, 2017 1:10 PM Businesses

Mac Martin Jr.

Photo by Jon Anderson.

Monday was the first day for Mac Martin Jr., who previously served as the city planner and zoning official for Athens. more

Apr 17, 2017 8:51 PM News

Comedy Club Stardome April 2017-2

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover officials said the city of Birmingham heavily recruited the Comedy Club to move to Birmingham, but the tax rebate deal was worked out to keep the club in Hoover. more

Apr 17, 2017 9:39 PM News

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Hope for Autumn Foundation

Hope for Autumn Foundation will host its 10th annual Crawfish Boil on April 29, from 3-9 p.m. on the Main Green of Ross Bridge. more

Apr 17, 2017 4:26 PM People

Mountain Brook Invitational

Sam Chandler

Local stars shined at the Mountain Brook Invitational track and field meet, which drew more than 75 teams and 2,000 athletes to Mountain Brook High School this past weekend. more

Apr 17, 2017 3:50 PM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park softball team dropped a 10-inning contest to Oak Mountain on Thursday. more

Apr 14, 2017 5:24 PM Sports

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover picked up a proverbial sweep over Vestavia Hills on Wednesday afternoon. more

Apr 13, 2017 3:28 AM Sports

Hoover Cross Country

Sam Chandler

Four Hoover High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to participate in college athletics during a ceremony held in the school's cafeteria on Wednesday, April 12. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:25 AM Sports

Paul McEwan

Photo by Jon Anderson

The pool will be narrowed to four finalists soon, and a winner is expected to be announced on May 10. more

Apr 12, 2017 2:47 PM Schools

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover softball and Spain Park baseball took to the field on Tuesday night. more

Apr 12, 2017 4:28 AM Sports

Hoover Baseball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover High School baseball team regained the lead in the final moments on Monday night. more

Apr 11, 2017 6:27 AM Sports

Soiree Event Gallery 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Soiree Event Gallery plans to host weddings, engagement parties, corporate parties, birthday parties and other private parties. more

Apr 10, 2017 8:03 PM Businesses

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she plans to ask a federal judge to implement the rezoning for 2018-19 instead to give families, employees and the community plenty of time to prepare. more

Apr 10, 2017 8:34 PM Schools

Regions Tradition Media Day Sluman Summers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The previous agreement to hold the golf PGA Tour Champions golf tournament at Greystone Golf and Country Club was set to expire after 2018. more

Apr 10, 2017 3:58 PM News

12U Strykers World Series Champs 2016

Photo courtesy of Hoover Softball Association

The association plans to dedicate a field in honor of a man who has served as an umpire at the park for 30 years. more

Apr 7, 2017 7:49 PM Sports

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Courtesy of NWS

Severe weather is expected throughout the day Wednesday. more

Apr 4, 2017 11:40 PM Schools

Bluff Park UMC BBQ 2016

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park United Methodist Church

Proceeds will go to the church's building fund. more

Apr 4, 2017 9:56 AM News

Chapel Farms housing devt 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

Plans for the land include 42 garden homes, but the decision was not unanimous, and it is not final. more

Apr 3, 2017 9:35 PM News

Amy Tosney

Photo by Jon Anderson

Tosney is a former teacher and has nine years experience as vice president and office manager for Magic City Door. more

Apr 3, 2017 8:33 PM Schools

Bob Saget

Photo from Comedy Club Stardome

Saget's performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. more

Apr 3, 2017 3:22 PM News

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Alyx Chandler

PurpleStride Birmingham 2017 Presented by UAB Medicine was a 5K run and walk event aimed at raising money to make strides against pancreatic cancer. more

Apr 3, 2017 7:16 PM People

Plants are blooming earlier this year due to a warmer winter. more

Mar 31, 2017 4:50 PM News

Douglas Commons annexation

Map provided by city of Hoover

The plan is to build a new subdivision with 42 houses on about 12 acres and also to annex about five acres of commercial property fronting Old Columbiana Road. more

Mar 31, 2017 10:45 AM News 1 Comments

Tickets for the breakfast go on sale Monday, April 3. more

Mar 31, 2017 9:46 AM News

Carriage rides at the Preserve

Courtesy of Mo's Carriage and Trail Rides, Facebook

The rides will be on Friday evenings. more

Mar 29, 2017 7:28 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Joyce Lanning

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park United Methodist Church

Joyce Lanning, a former assistant professor in the Graduate School for Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will discuss faith-based solutions to climate change. more

Mar 29, 2017 1:58 PM News

Lee Ogle and Tosney 2

Photos by Jon Anderson

The applicants gave their views on everything from a third high school to rezoning and dealing with criticism. more

Mar 28, 2017 4:51 PM Schools

0213 Hoover Met Aerial

Photo courtesy of hooveral.org.

The show will be held May 6-7. more

Mar 27, 2017 4:00 PM People 4 Comments

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park softball hosted the Strike Out Alzheimer's game on April 4. more

Mar 24, 2017 7:57 PM Sports

Dan Fulton 1-12-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Fulton was active in the fight to save Hoover school buses, elect a new group of city leaders and make local government more transparent. more

Mar 23, 2017 4:42 PM News

Wasabi Juan's

Sydney Cromwell

The sushi and Mexican food fusion restaurant has been open for three years in Avondale. more

Mar 23, 2017 3:16 PM Restaurants

Anthonys Car Wash near Grove

Sketch provided by city of Hoover

The council also approved numerous funding agreements with agencies that serve the city. more

Mar 20, 2017 9:15 PM News

The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Mar 19, 2017 7:41 PM News

Lee Ogle Tosney

Photos courtesy of the applicants.

The three applicants are a 25-year-old college student, a retired middle school science teacher and the vice president and office manager for an overhead door company who formerly taught school. more

Mar 19, 2017 8:05 PM Schools

Alabama Supreme Court

Photo by Paul Robertson (from Alabama Supreme Court website)

The court said a law allowing Jefferson County to reroute sales tax money for schools to other county projects is not unconstitutional. more

Mar 17, 2017 10:11 PM News

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Erica Techo

Marlon Humphrey, who played at Hoover High School and followed in his dad’s footsteps to the University of Alabama, will enter the 2017 NFL draft and is currently going through the draft process. more

Mar 16, 2017 9:17 PM Sports 1 Comments

Brenda Ladun

Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society

The event is organized by the American Cancer Society Junior Board and held at the St. Vincent's One Nineteen facility off Alabama 119. more

Mar 15, 2017 4:07 PM News 4 Comments

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Murphy now has a contract good through June 30, 2020. more

Mar 14, 2017 4:10 PM Schools

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she is hopeful the school district and other parties in the case will have a joint filing to the court this week. more

Mar 14, 2017 2:13 PM Schools 3 Comments

Trace Crossings amendment commercial land

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

Trace Crossings residents say proposed restrictions on commercial development across from Hoover Metropolitan Stadium are not strict enough. more

Mar 13, 2017 9:52 PM News

That leaves three applicants left for the Hoover City Council to consider. more

Mar 13, 2017 11:08 AM Schools

The applicants include a college instructor, clothing store employee, retired teacher and vice president/office manager for an overhead door company. more

Mar 10, 2017 5:50 PM Schools

Dana Langford

Photo courtesy of Simmons Middle School

The award was given by the Alabama Science Teachers Association. more

Mar 9, 2017 3:03 PM Schools

Performances are Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Spain Park High School theater. Admission is $5; children 5 and under are free. more

Mar 8, 2017 3:20 PM Middle Schools

Hoover tax vote 3-7-17

Still shot from video by Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

"I'm absolutely excited for the children of Jefferson County," Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. more

Mar 7, 2017 9:42 PM News

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Emily Featherston

Mayor Brocato and other city leaders spoke at the kick off ceremony held at the Hoover-Randle Home & Gardens. more

Mar 7, 2017 9:06 PM News

Most of the budget discussions centered on cuts in overtime, the salary of the municipal judge and the mayor's recommendation to hire a public relations company to develop a marketing and social media strategy for the city. more

Mar 6, 2017 10:01 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover vs Spain Park Girls Basketball Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

It took overtime, but the Hoover High School girls basketball team clinched the Class 7A state crown by outlasting crosstown rival Spain Park on Saturday night at the BJCC's Legacy Arena. more

Mar 5, 2017 2:51 AM Sports 1 Comments

Voting at Hoover library

Photo by Jon Anderson

Voters in the Jefferson County portion of Hoover will be voting on three tax renewals that together bring in more than $22 million a year for Hoover City Schools, officials said. more

Mar 4, 2017 3:20 PM News

Arbor Day 2017-32

Photo by Jon Anderson

The city had 135 trees to give away and honored nine students for outstanding Arbor Day essays. more

Mar 4, 2017 2:25 PM News 1 Comments

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

"Each of you has a story, and I challenge you to tell it." more

Mar 3, 2017 4:02 PM Schools

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Sydney Cromwell

"It is our responsibility to stand up for our brothers and sisters who are being threatened," Edgewood Presbyterian minister Joe Genau said after the vigil. more

Mar 3, 2017 9:09 PM People 1 Comments

Dan Fulton

Photo by Jon Anderson

Fulton was a retired social studies teacher from Birmingham City Schools who fought to keep Hoover school buses in 2013 and elect new city leaders in 2016. more

Mar 2, 2017 8:43 PM People 3 Comments

Spain Park Girls Basketball State Finals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park overcame a double-digit deficit for the second time in the playoffs to beat McGill-Toolen in overtime in the Class 7A State Semifinals. more

Mar 2, 2017 9:05 PM Sports

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Photo by Phil Free.

Hoover residents Katherine Free, Allison Pendleton and Erin Lutomski will be performing in Birmingham Ballet's Cinderella alongside fellow dancers from Homewood, Mountain Brook and Vestavia this weekend. more

Mar 2, 2017 6:49 PM People

Waitr is an online restaurant technology platform designed to connect local restaurants to hungry consumers. Their mission is to develop the local food culture for communities across the U.S. by expanding the reach of local restaurant menus. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:43 PM News

Hoover Girls Basketball AHSAA Finals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover High knocked off Central-Phenix City on Thursday morning in the Class 7A State Semifinals. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:07 PM Sports

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