The latest in Hoover's municipal election more »

Jul 28, 2016 9:00 PM News

Joe Rives

Photo courtesy of Joe Rives

Rives was appointed to the City Council in February 2015 and now is trying to win his first election. more »

Jul 28, 2016 3:02 PM People

Spain Park 2005-06 cheerleaders

Photo courtesy of Sara Sanderson Franklin

The event is scheduled to be held at iCantina Pepper Place's private party room. more »

Jul 26, 2016 3:55 PM News

Hoover Football

Sam Chandler

Hoover High School head football coach Josh Niblett brought senior linebacker Kholbe Coleman-Abrams and senior quarterback Garrett Farquhar to the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days on Tuesday, July 26, at the Gardendale Civic Center. more »

Jul 26, 2016 4:19 PM Sports

Backpack girl

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Organizers plan to give out 700 free backpacks with school supplies and give free health screenings. more »

Jul 25, 2016 7:16 PM News

Spain Park Football

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park head coach Shawn Raney brought senior linebacker Houston Hollis and senior running back Larry Wooden to the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days on Monday, July 25. more »

Jul 25, 2016 6:14 PM Sports

2015 Signing Day

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

Christian Bell will look elsewhere for his new college home. more »

Jul 25, 2016 2:14 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover City Dad Brigade 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The volunteers helped with painting, pressure washing, clearing weeds, trimming bushes, moving furniture, caulking seams, cleaning gutters, picking up trash, laying pine straw and other tasks. more »

Jul 23, 2016 5:08 PM News

Hoover chamber Freedom Award 2016

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Pyatt/Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Davis was presented the 2016 award at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce July luncheon. more »

Jul 21, 2016 5:25 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal elections. more »

Jul 21, 2016 7:04 PM News

North-South Softball Game

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park standout softball players participated in the North-South All-Star game in Montgomery on Tuesday. more »

Jul 20, 2016 4:45 PM Sports

Hoover High School

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Class of 1996 was the second class to graduate from Hoover High. more »

Jul 19, 2016 10:48 AM News

Hoover school photos

Photos courtesy of Hoover Board of Education

The school board voted to ask the Jefferson County Commission to put the tax renewals on the Nov. 8 general election ballots. more »

Jul 19, 2016 10:07 PM Schools 1 Comments

That gives a total of 16 candidates for the seven Hoover City Council seats and three people running for Hoover mayor. more »

Jul 19, 2016 8:41 PM People

That makes three candidates seeking to become Hoover's mayor for the 2016-20 term. more »

Jul 19, 2016 11:30 AM People

Hoover Event Center exterior 3

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

The council delayed awarding a "general works" construction package for the complex after the low bid came in at $22 million — $3.75 million over budget. more »

Jul 19, 2016 8:37 AM News

Jack Wright 7-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Wright has served 20 years on the City Council, the past five as president. more »

Jul 18, 2016 8:24 PM News 1 Comments

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Pelham Fire Department dive team rescuers recovered the body of 40-year-old Amin Nizar Humirani 50 feet from shore. more »

Jul 18, 2016 2:00 AM News

Hoover Event Center Master Plan

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Sports Facilities Management is based in Clearwater, Florida, and manages sports complexes all over the country. more »

Jul 17, 2016 9:31 PM News

USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship

Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover and Spain Park put forth solid efforts at the USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship tournament. more »

Jul 18, 2016 12:53 AM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park and head coach C.J. Hawkins earned the South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. more »

Jul 16, 2016 12:11 AM Sports 1 Comments

The 76-year-old retired Navy admiral said he has devoted 43 years of life to public service and he wants to spend more time with his family. more »

Jul 15, 2016 10:38 AM People

The latest in Hoover's municipal elections more »

Jul 14, 2016 7:58 PM News

Freedom Fest 2016 8

Photo by Lance Shores/City of Hoover

The luncheon will be at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Jul 14, 2016 9:20 AM News 1 Comments

USS Alabama Peul Reinhardt

Photo by Jon Anderson

Commander Paul Reinhardt and two other USS Alabama crew members stopped in Hoover as part of a three-day "namesake visit" to the state. more »

Jul 13, 2016 12:48 PM News 1 Comments

Derrick Murphy 2016

Photo courtesy of Derrick Murphy

Derrick Murphy said he is running for City Council Place 5, now held by 20-year Councilman Jack Wright. more »

Jul 13, 2016 10:39 AM People

USA 7-on-7 Football Tournament

Ted Melton

The national 7-on-7 tournament will take place in Hoover. more »

Jul 13, 2016 1:10 AM Sports


Provided by Laura Chramer

Bailey Kennon, a 20-year-old student at UAB, was crowned Miss Hoover 2017, and is pictured in the fully white dress. Sixteen-year-old Reagan Handley was named Miss Hoover's Outstanding Teen 2017. more »

Jul 12, 2016 5:00 PM News

John Lyda 2016

Photo courtesy of John Lyda

Lyda is running for Place 3 on the council. more »

Jul 12, 2016 2:06 PM People 1 Comments

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Both meetings still will be held at the Farr Administration Building. more »

Jul 12, 2016 10:01 AM Schools

Tattersall Park Lot 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

The 18 acres are part of the larger 75-acre Tattersall Park development being marketed by EBSCO. more »

Jul 11, 2016 8:51 PM Businesses

Hoover 12U Strykers 2016

Photo courtesy of Hoover Softball Association

The girls defeated Hueytown twice in row to claim the crown in Gulf Shores this weekend. more »

Jul 10, 2016 8:47 PM Sports

Tattersall Park aerial map

Aerial map from RBY Retail website

The company on Monday night is seeking rezoning for part of the 75-acre property near the corner of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119. more »

Jul 10, 2016 8:22 PM Businesses

Regions Tradition Pro-Am

Frank Couch

The SEC football coaches make their annual stop in Hoover this week. more »

Jul 10, 2016 11:35 PM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Mary Katherine Tedder was joined by Kynadi Tipler and Hoover's Jamie Gregg on the NFCA All-Region teams. more »

Jul 8, 2016 3:21 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The Hoover Board of Education approved principals for Trace Crossings and Greystone Elementary Schools at its July 7 meeting. more »

Jul 8, 2016 12:21 AM Schools


Courtesy of Hoover PD

The break-in reportedly occurred July 6 around 2:30 a.m. more »

Jul 7, 2016 10:09 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal elections. more »

Jul 7, 2016 9:39 PM News

Hoover Hometown Pharmacy

Ali Renckens

Culpepper's goal for Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, projected to open later in July, is to offer a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. more »

Jul 7, 2016 5:05 PM Businesses

Hoover Firefighters Association

Tara Massouleh

In its first mayoral endorsement, the Hoover Fire Fighters Association Local 435 announced its support for Gary Ivey over former Hoover Fire Marshal Frank Brocato. more »

Jul 7, 2016 10:30 AM News 19 Comments

2016 Beauty Awards Fire Station 4

Photo courtesy of Hoover Beautification Board

Hoover Fire Station No. 4 won the top award for 2016. more »

Jul 6, 2016 10:39 AM Businesses


Courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The department now has a new captain, two new lieutenants and two new sergeants. more »

Jul 5, 2016 2:47 PM News

Freedom Fest 2016 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Not a drop of rain at this year's music, fireworks festival at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium more »

Jul 5, 2016 3:22 AM News

Brian Skelton

Photo courtesy of city of Hoover

The longtime councilman and former Hoover mayor died close to midnight on July 2 after suffering a stroke June 23. more »

Jul 3, 2016 9:10 PM People

"Hoover's lost a great leader and a servant and a dear friend," fellow Councilman Jack Wright said. more »

Jul 3, 2016 7:18 AM People

As institutional investors scrambled for secure investments, Hoover's strong credit rating played in its favor. more »

Jul 3, 2016 5:22 AM News

Sam Swiney

Photo courtesy of Sam Swiney

The city election is Aug. 23 more »

Jul 2, 2016 12:42 PM People


Courtesy Hoover Police

Photos of the suspect were posted on June 27, and a detective on the case received a citizen tip the following day. more »

Jul 1, 2016 6:55 PM News

Robin Schultz June 2016

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz

Schultz said Hoover residents need council members who will actively fight for more school funding. more »

Jul 1, 2016 1:34 PM People

Freedom Fest

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoover.

See how Independence Day will impact garbage pickup, pool hours and more. more »

Jul 1, 2016 6:19 PM News

USA 7-on-7 Football Tournament

Kyle Parmley

Both schools have qualified for the national championship. more »

Jul 1, 2016 5:39 PM Sports

Mike Shaw

Photo courtesy of Mike Shaw

That puts him in competition with Michael Holt and Joel Smith. more »

Jul 1, 2016 10:57 AM People

Hoover Event Center exterior 3

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Council President Jack Wright said the council will get feedback from athletic organizations and likely make a decision in mid-July. more »

Jun 30, 2016 8:43 PM News 3 Comments

Hoover Event Center Master Plan

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

The council's work session is at 5 p.m. at the Hoover Municipal Center. more »

Jun 30, 2016 3:11 PM News

Jason DeLuca

Photo courtesy of Jason DeLuca

The spot is now held by Councilman Brian Skelton and also is being sought by high school librarian Casey Middlebrooks. more »

Jun 30, 2016 5:34 AM People 2 Comments

Hoover 2016 softball all-star state champs

Photos courtesy of Hoover Softball Association

Two other softball teams from Hoover placed third in state more »

Jun 29, 2016 5:16 PM Sports

Hoover Police Department

Courtesy Hoover Police Department

Multiple credit cards were reportedly stolen during a car break-in on Kelly Lane which occurred June 12. more »

Jun 29, 2016 6:49 PM News

Moss Rock boulder clean up

Courtesy of Zachary Lesch-Huie

Two more volunteer days remain: Saturday July 2 and July 9 beginning at 9 a.m. more »

Jun 29, 2016 2:53 PM People

Supt advisory council 6-28-16 (3)

Photo by Jon Anderson

More than 300 people signed up, and about 130 showed up for the first meeting. more »

Jun 28, 2016 9:29 PM Schools

June 28 OTA

Photo by Sam Chandler

The Spain Park High School football team hosted Pell City and Pinson Valley for about two hours of organized team activities on Tuesday, June 28. more »

Jun 28, 2016 10:50 PM Sports

Skelton suffered a stroke on Thursday, June 23 more »

Jun 28, 2016 1:54 PM People 4 Comments

Holt and Natter

Photos by Jon Anderson and Lance Shores

Army veteran Michael Holt said he is switching races to take on retired Navy Adm. Jack Natter. more »

Jun 24, 2016 12:11 AM People 2 Comments

The latest updates on Hoover's City Council and mayoral elections. more »

Jun 23, 2016 5:15 PM News

Kathy Murphy 3-7-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Parents, employees and community members are invited to join the group, which help the school system develop a strategic plan. more »

Jun 23, 2016 4:41 PM Schools

Brittley Humphrey

Photo by Sam Chandler.

On Thursday morning, Gatorade announced that 2016 Hoover High graduate Brittley Humphrey was named the 2015-2016 Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. more »

Jun 23, 2016 6:36 PM Sports

Following the spring season, local high school coaches voted on and announced postseason honor teams, with a number hailing from Spain Park and Hoover. more »

Jun 23, 2016 1:53 PM Sports

Hoover polling place March 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

There are three people hoping to become mayor for 2016-20 and 16 people who qualified to run for City Council seats. more »

Jun 22, 2016 10:40 AM News 2 Comments

Michael Holt June 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Holt originally said he was running against Joe Rives for Council Place 1 but changed his mind on June 23 and decided to run for Council Place 4. more »

Jun 21, 2016 9:39 PM People 4 Comments

APA Award

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The Hoover Sun snagged more than a few awards last weekend at the annual Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. more »

Jun 20, 2016 11:49 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover Event Center Master Plan

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Most of the money is slated for the 124-acre sports complex and indoor event center to be built next to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more »

Jun 20, 2016 7:49 PM News 4 Comments

Hoover Event Center exterior 3

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

The majority of the money — an estimated $76 million — would be used to build the new sports complex and indoor event center next to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more »

Jun 19, 2016 9:25 PM News

Brittley Humphrey

Photo taken during Flotrack live stream

Hoover High School's Brittley Humphrey edged Colorado's Emily Sloan to win the girls 100-meter hurdles at the Brooks PR Invitational in Renton, Washington, on Saturday afternoon. Spain Park's Daniel Nixon finished ninth in the boys 800. more »

Jun 19, 2016 12:46 AM Sports

Dr. Harold Jones

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Pyatt/Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Harold Jones spoke to about 175 people at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce's June luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Jun 16, 2016 4:16 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Brittley Humphrey

Photo by Sam Chandler

Hoover High School's Brittley Humphrey will compete at the Brooks PR Invitational in Renton, Washington, while four of her teammates will compete at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet in Greensboro, North Carolina. more »

Jun 16, 2016 5:45 PM Sports

Hoover elem kids

Photos by Jon Anderson

"When I feel a little bit down or scared, he always tries to get courage in me." more »

Jun 15, 2016 6:38 PM People

Austin Wiley

Photo courtesy of USA Basketball

Spain Park's Austin Wiley made the national team that will compete in the 2016 FIBA Men’s U17 World Championship. more »

Jun 15, 2016 10:18 PM Sports

Daniel Nixon

Photo by Sam Chandler

Spain Park Class of 2016 graduate Daniel Nixon will compete at the Brooks PR Invitational, held Saturday, June 18, in Renton, Washington. more »

Jun 15, 2016 2:29 PM Sports

Spain Park Golf

Kyle Parmley

Keat Litton comes from Homewood, where he won the school's first golf state title in 2016. more »

Jun 14, 2016 10:11 PM Sports

Hoover Sportsplex groundbreaking 3

Photo by Jon Anderson

The 155,000-square-foot indoor event center is scheduled to be completed by May 2017, while the outdoor sports fields are slated to open by February 2018. more »

Jun 14, 2016 2:09 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Five softball players from the Hoover area were named to the ASWA All-State team. more »

Jun 13, 2016 6:25 PM Sports 1 Comments

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Photo courtesy of Barry Stephenson.

Over 40 teams are in the tournament, that will take place at sites across the city June 9-11. more »

Jun 8, 2016 7:27 PM Sports

Charles Butler

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Charles Butler has been in education for 20 years. more »

Jun 7, 2016 7:11 AM High Schools 2 Comments

The council also agreed to require door-to-door peddlers to obtain a permit and badge from the city and set time limitations for door-to-door sales. more »

Jun 7, 2016 1:39 AM News 6 Comments

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park's Mary Katherine Tedder was one of three finalists for the Gatorade Alabama Softball Player of the Year. more »

Jun 6, 2016 8:18 PM Sports

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Courtesy Hoover Police Department

The attempted purse snatching happened at Inverness Corners on May 26, police said. more »

Jun 6, 2016 2:03 PM News

The development is called Blackridge and is just past the planned Lake Wilborn community at the end of Stadium Trace Parkway. more »

Jun 5, 2016 6:33 PM News

Buddy Gray June 2016-2

Photo by Jon Anderson

The pastor talks about the church relocation from Birmingham, being a megachurch and how long he might stay. more »

Jun 4, 2016 9:16 PM People 6 Comments

Gene Hallman 6-3-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

"I think we hit a grand slam," said John Oros, president of the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau. more »

Jun 3, 2016 7:17 PM Sports

The United States Tennis Association last held a Davis Cup event in the Birmingham area in 2009, and it sold out within an hour. more »

Jun 3, 2016 5:01 PM Sports

SEC Baseball Tournament crowd 2016

Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover beat out bids from Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans and Jacksonville. more »

Jun 3, 2016 12:47 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover Sportsplex design June 2016

Design sketch by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood

Officials have made the indoor event center bigger and added a pro shop and shade canopies for fans at the tennis complex, among other cost increases. more »

Jun 2, 2016 7:45 PM News


Courtesy Animal League of Birmingham Facebook

Pops, Pups and Pancakes will take place at Over Easy on Acton Road on Saturday, June 18 from 8 to 11 a.m. more »

Jun 2, 2016 9:59 AM News

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