Hoover Bucs at Galleria Dec 2016

Photo by Ron Burkett

The Hoover High School athletic department encourages fans to come meet and support the football players as they prepare to start their 2017 season and begin their quest for a 13th state championship. more

Aug 17, 2017 8:18 PM Sports

Dee Ann Turner Hoover chamber 8-17-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The company is built on core values of excellence, integrity, loyalty and generosity, said Dee Ann Turner, Chick-fil-A's corporate vice president for enterprise and social responsibility. more

Aug 17, 2017 4:26 PM Businesses

YMCA after-school academy

Photo courtesy of YMCA

Hoover's current after-school program serves about 1,000 students in the elementary schools and Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more

Aug 15, 2017 9:14 PM Schools

Lake Wilborn 8-14-17

Photo by Jon Anderson.

The road leads to the new Lake Wilborn community and eventually will extend further southwest to the Blackridge community. more

Aug 14, 2017 6:50 PM News

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The wreck happened on South Shades Crest Road near the intersection with Eden Ridge Drive. more

Aug 14, 2017 12:09 PM News

Feeding Hoover

Photo by Keith McCoy

Guest speakers will be from the Hoover Helps school backpack feeding program and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. more

Aug 13, 2017 12:00 AM News 2 Comments

The Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC) gathered at the home of Lin and Jim Musgrove in Greystone on June 6 to install the 2017-18 SVC board and announce member awards. more

Aug 11, 2017 9:05 PM People 2 Comments

Letters of interest and resumes are due by Aug. 24. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:14 PM News 1 Comments

Melissa Sue Metzler

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The woman, arrested in a Hoover shoplifting case in July, was arrested again today. more

Aug 10, 2017 3:27 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover Sun asked the community to send in their back-to-school pictures. Enjoy browsing through shots of students starting another school year in Hoover! more

Aug 10, 2017 6:22 PM Schools

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Frank Couch

This year, volunteers who register early — before Sept. 30 — will receive $20 off the volunteer uniform package, as well as a complimentary and transferable round of golf on either The Founders or Legacy Course at Greystone Golf & Country Club. more

Aug 10, 2017 2:06 PM News

Hoover library renovation Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The $144,000 renovation project is expected to be completed by Sept. 8. more

Aug 8, 2017 6:30 PM News

Willy Wonka Jr. 8-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham theater put on the show with an all-kids cast 10 times between July 27 and Aug. 6. more

Aug 7, 2017 2:57 PM People

Chapel Farms housing devt 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

The 12 acres between Hoover First United Methodist Church and the Polo Trace subdivision now will remain zoned for agricultural, single-family residential and commercial use in unincorporated Jefferson County. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:54 AM News 2 Comments

Chuck Wingate 8-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Mayor Frank Brocato praised Wingate's leadership and said he will appoint a new chief at the Sept. 5 Hoover City Council meeting. more

Aug 7, 2017 10:20 PM News

Hoover Institute 2017-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school district's 1,750 employees gathered at Hunter Street Baptist Church for a back-to-school rally. more

Aug 4, 2017 4:05 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The suspect was found in possession of Police found four counterfeit Georgia licenses, two counterfeit Florida licenses and seven fake Capitol One credit cards, according to police. more

Aug 4, 2017 9:21 PM News

Hoover Fire Department Operations Chief Rick L. Patterson retired on Aug. 1, following a professional firefighting career spanning over 42 years of service, with 38 of those years with the City of Hoover. more

Aug 4, 2017 8:31 PM People

Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17 (3)

Photo courtesy of Eileen Lewis

City leaders have identified five pieces of private property where they say repairs are needed for the general protection and welfare of the public. more

Aug 3, 2017 8:53 PM News 4 Comments

Catherine Hogeland double shot

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Authorities have identified a 37-year-old woman as the suspect using a credit card stolen in the May 14 theft from Prince of Peace Catholic Church. more

Aug 3, 2017 3:31 PM News

Nick Derzis 7-24-17

Photo courtesy of National Association of School Resource Officers

The award now will be called the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award. more

Aug 2, 2017 4:21 PM News 1 Comments

National Night Out 2017-12

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis estimated 5,000 to 6,000 people attended the annual event in the parking lot of The Grove shopping center. more

Aug 1, 2017 10:23 PM News

The Voter Guide includes candidate bios, campaign contributor lists, voter information for Jefferson and Shelby counties and information about polling places, voter ID and campaign finances. more

Jul 31, 2017 3:58 PM News

Sci Fi costume winners

Photos by Jon Anderson

Two characters from the Overwatch video game and a character taken from "Brave" and "Braveheart" prevailed. more

Jul 29, 2017 11:41 PM People

Dad Brigade 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

This year's back-to-school cleanup effort was expanded to include Hoover's two high schools, meaning volunteers were sprucing up all 16 campuses that are part of Hoover City Schools. more

Jul 29, 2017 8:26 AM Schools 1 Comments

John Anderson

Photo provided by Hoover Public Library

"It's a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and geeky pop culture," said Krysten Griffin, chairwoman of the festival. "It's like a big party." more

Jul 27, 2017 6:25 PM News

Stadium Trace cyclist

Photo by Jon Anderson

The city of Hoover held a public involvement meeting at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium Thursday night and will continue taking comments until Aug. 15. more

Jul 27, 2017 9:10 PM News 1 Comments

Iron City Chef 2017, which took place Saturday, July 22, from 6-9 p.m., featured special dishes by four local chefs. The night ended with a cook-off between the two top-voted chefs, with three judges then deciding who was crowned Iron City Chef. more

Aug 1, 2017 8:45 PM People

Vestavia Bowl flooding 7-26-17 (1)

Photo by James Adams

Several shopping centers, business and apartments were damaged, and the manager at Vestavia Bowl had to be rescued by firefighters. more

Jul 26, 2017 8:10 PM News

Altadena Woods walkers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The first of two public input meetings this week regarding the city's bicycle and pedestrian plan was held at Heatherwood Hills Country Club. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:22 PM News

Star Lake meeting 7-20-17 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

However, some people are concerned that improvements may attract too many people to the small, community lake. more

Jul 20, 2017 8:20 PM News

Ron Bradstreet 7-20-17 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a role model who promotes the ideals of freedom and supports the government and U.S. military. more

Jul 20, 2017 4:31 PM News

Ross Bridge Parkway sidewalk

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two meetings are scheduled for July 25 and July 27. more

Jul 19, 2017 5:00 PM News

Star Lake 7-18-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

A public feedback meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Green Valley Baptist Church. more

Jul 18, 2017 5:35 PM News 3 Comments

Douglas Commons annexation

Map provided by city of Hoover

D.R. Horton wants to build 42 houses on 12 acres and to prohibit people under the age of 18 from living there permanently. more

Jul 17, 2017 9:31 PM News

Hoover 7x7

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover and Spain Park both competed this week at the USA Football 7 on 7 National Championship Series, held Thursday to Saturday at the Hoover Met. The Bucs advanced to the final. more

Jul 15, 2017 10:28 PM Sports

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Sydney Cromwell

Firefighters came out to help the Hoover Rec Center's campers with a physics experiment. more

Jul 14, 2017 9:04 PM People

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Courtesy of HCA.

A discussion has been planned for HCA faculty and parents to discuss the process of moving back in to Shades Mountain Community Church for the 2017-2018 school year. more

Jul 14, 2017 8:55 PM Private Schools

Hoover Library Theatre 17-18 season

Photos provided by Hoover Library Theatre

"I think we have a wide mix of just about everything that will appeal to everybody," Fine Arts Director Matina Johnson said. more

Jul 11, 2017 11:13 PM News

Hoover school board 7-11-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover is offering $4.25 million for the 41-acre campus. more

Jul 11, 2017 10:19 PM Schools 7 Comments

Lake Cyrus Sector 21 layout

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The commission also approved preliminary plans for 263 residential lots in Blackridge, Lake Cyrus and Lake Wilborn. more

Jul 10, 2017 7:07 PM News

Hoover Sun leaves the annual Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest victorious this weekend after picking up a number of awards. In all, Starnes Publishing tallied 55 awards across all seven of its papers. more

Jul 10, 2017 7:37 PM News 2 Comments

Edward Lawler Taylor

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Surveillance photos released to the public helped identify a suspect. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:26 PM News

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Hoover Police Department.

The CVS Pharmacy at Inverness Plaza was robbed Monday around 1:25 p.m., according to a release from the Hoover Police Department. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:34 PM News

Freedom Fest 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The 20-minute fireworks show also seemed to be a crowd pleaser. more

Jul 5, 2017 9:00 AM People

Ellen Williams

Photo by Jon Anderson

Williams has worked as a civilian employee for the Hoover Police Department for 27 years. more

Jul 4, 2017 7:00 AM People

Hoover Metropolitan Complex June 2017

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz/Bluff Park Drone

Two members were appointed by the council president, two members by the mayor and one member by the Hoover Parks and Recreation Board. more

Jul 3, 2017 8:30 PM News

Flemming annexation map

Map courtesy of Signature Homes.

The land is designated for houses, two football fields, tennis courts and park land along the Cahaba River. more

Jul 3, 2017 7:44 PM News

Hoover Recreation Center May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Garbage and recycling pickup also will be delayed one day through the end of the week. more

Jul 3, 2017 2:28 PM News

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Sarah Finnegan

The Wynfrey Hotel hosted Magic City Con from June 30 - July 2, 2017, allowing Birmingham's comic book, sci-fi and fantasy fans to come out and gather for a weekend of fun. more

Jul 3, 2017 3:06 PM News

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Sarah Finnegan

"People tell me I know where all the bodies are buried. I kind of do," Denise Roberson said. more

Jun 30, 2017 6:20 PM People 1 Comments

Stan Fyfe

Photo courtesy of Stan Fyfe

The Hoover Fire Department has about 30 to 35 cases of cardiac arrest in a year, and, sadly, typically only about five of those survive, Hoover EMS Officer Rusty Lowe said. more

Jun 30, 2017 9:20 AM News 3 Comments

Ian Tyler Rettig

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The owner left the car running in the service lane at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham. more

Jun 29, 2017 8:52 AM News 1 Comments

The library has two weekday fiction book groups and three nonfiction book groups as well. more

Jun 27, 2017 6:15 PM News

SEC Baseball 2017 27

Photo by Jon Anderson

The addition of a Fan Fest entertainment zone at the new 155,000-square-foot Finley Center was a tremendous addition to the tournament, an SEC official said. more

Jun 27, 2017 8:00 AM Sports

Hoover Football

TCI Sports/Barry Stephenson

The Hoover wide receiver announced his decision on Monday morning. more

Jun 26, 2017 3:31 PM Sports

Briana Kinsey DC 3

Photo courtesy of Bruce Guthrie

Kinsey now will compete in the 2018 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City in September of this year. more

Jun 24, 2017 8:00 AM People 1 Comments

The foundation has allocated $41,000 to help educators brainstorm to find solutions to problems they face in the classroom. more

Jun 23, 2017 2:28 PM Schools

Hoover Track and Field

Sam Chandler

Caitlyn Little, a 2017 Hoover High School graduate, was named the Gatorade Alabama Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year Thursday. Her former teammate -- and future competitor -- Brittley Humphrey won the award in 2016. more

Jun 23, 2017 4:41 PM Sports

Southlake mansion 3

Photo courtesy of Target Auction Co.

The 18,000-square-foot lakefront home with seven bedrooms, seven full baths, four half baths, a theater room, workout room, game room and full tennis court originally was built for $5.5 million about 1990, the owner says. more

Jun 22, 2017 4:32 PM News

Hoover High Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The lefty put up a season for the record books as the staff ace for Hoover High's baseball championship. more

Jun 22, 2017 6:29 PM Sports 1 Comments

Matthew Alan Huggins

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

However, the cause of his death remains a mystery. more

Jun 22, 2017 10:18 AM News

The Intern

Still shot from movie trailer by Warner Brothers Pictures

"The Intern" and "What About Bob?" both will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, June 21. more

Jun 20, 2017 6:06 PM News

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Weather forecasters are reminding Central Alabama residents that tropical systems can cause dangerous conditions, even hundreds of miles inland. more

Jun 20, 2017 10:03 PM News

Hoover landscape

Photo by Jon Anderson

After meeting with school and city officials and holding town hall meetings with the public, he hopes to report back to the council in December and have recommendations for action by January. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:57 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo by Jon Anderson

The man was found unresponsive in his jail cell alone at 6:56 p.m. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:41 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Finley Center's grand opening was held on Friday, June 16, and a family fun fest on June 17 helped round out the weekend. more

Jun 18, 2017 8:11 PM People

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Erica Techo

Chief assistant DA and Compact 2020 director Alan Miller spoke at the June 15 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Jun 15, 2017 10:01 PM Businesses

The event is free and open to anyone in the community. more

Jun 15, 2017 2:12 PM News

Gary Palmer 10-15-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

At least five people were hospitalized and others had minor injuries on the scene, according to national media reports. more

Jun 14, 2017 8:45 PM News 1 Comments

Chapel Farms housing devt 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

The recommendation means the property will be sent to city council for simultaneous annexation and zoning approval. more

Jun 13, 2017 1:53 AM News

Hoover Baseball

Kyle Parmley

Several Hoover and Spain Park baseball and softball players made the Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state team. more

Jun 12, 2017 10:44 PM Sports

Trace Crossings 6-5-17 zoning amendment

Map provided by Signature Homes.

Commenters said the council should have delayed a decision until the city completes a comprehensive master plan. more

Jun 12, 2017 12:05 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The 27-year-old was transported to UAB Hospital. more

Jun 12, 2017 12:11 AM News 1 Comments

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Emily Featherston

Hoover community members gave generously at the fundraising event for Aldridge Gardens. more

Jun 11, 2017 9:42 PM Businesses

The incident happened at the Renaissance at Galleria apartment complex off Galleria Woods Drive and John Hawkins Parkway. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:47 AM News

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Photo courtesy of Scott Dawson

Dawson and his wife, Tarra, have lived in Hoover for 20 years. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:45 PM People

Take a moment and fill out our Hoover Sun survey. more

Jun 6, 2017 6:24 PM News 5 Comments

Ledarius Jaquad Peterson

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The men lived at The Renaissance at Galleria apartment complex off John Hawkins Parkway and Galleria Woods Drive. more

Jun 6, 2017 11:38 AM News

Trace Crossings rezoning 5-8-17 (5)

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

The changes add 339 ares and 515 home sites to Trace Crossings, transferring all the home sites from approved home sites in other areas. more

Jun 6, 2017 1:36 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

Her vehicle left Hugh Daniel Drive and struck a tree about 1:50 p.m., police said. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:21 PM News

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Photos by Todd Lester.

Hoover and Spain Park soccer players earned spots on the all-state and metro teams. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:34 PM Sports

Hoover police vehicle

Photo by Jon Anderson

The wreck happened about 1:50 p.m., Hoover police said. more

Jun 4, 2017 6:27 PM News

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Erica Techo

Made South, which hosts events that include Southern artists, chefs and businesses, was held in Hoover June 2-3. more

Jun 4, 2017 11:01 PM Businesses

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 7:26 PM People

Trace Crossings rezoning 5-8-17 (5)

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

Trace Crossings residents have been calling on City Council members to reject parts of the rezoning plan or postpone consideration until the city adopts a comprehensive plan. more

Jun 1, 2017 9:10 PM News 1 Comments

Blind Boys of Alabama

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The Fourth of July celebration also includes a fireworks show, car show, the ZOOperstars inflatable dancing characters and activities for children. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:45 PM News 1 Comments

The deadline to submit is Aug. 4. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:59 PM People

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