A London-based organization called SoccerEx has proposed bringing its first North American convention in 20 years to Hoover but wants Hoover to pay to be the host city. more

Oct 18, 2017 5:52 PM News

Whole Foods Riverchase 10-18-17 (21)

Photo by Jon Anderson

"This may be the most anticipated store opening since the Riverchase Galleria," Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato said. more

Oct 18, 2017 12:10 PM Businesses

Future Hoover 10-17-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 45 people showed up at Hunter Street Baptist Church for the first of four citywide town hall meetings. more

Oct 17, 2017 11:10 PM News 1 Comments

Thompson at Spain Park

Photos by Frank Couch.

The Spain Park High School football team needs to beat Tuscaloosa County on Friday in order to boost its playoff chances. more

Oct 17, 2017 6:09 PM Sports

Hoover Football

James Nicholas

The Hoover High School football team travels to longtime rival Vestavia Hills on Friday night aiming to maintain its perfect region mark. more

Oct 17, 2017 6:41 PM Sports

Hoover Beautification Board Johnson Hassee

Photo by Jon Anderson

Current and past board members were recognized during a reception and program at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Oct 16, 2017 10:21 PM People

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The developer of the shopping center will receive a rebate equal to 50 percent of new sales tax revenues coming from all the businesses in the shopping center over the next 10 years, not to exceed $4 million. more

Oct 16, 2017 9:29 PM News

Thompson at Spain Park

Photos by Frank Couch.

The Hoover and Spain Park high school athletic teams had a busy week. more

Oct 16, 2017 8:43 PM , Sports

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Alyx Chandler

On Sunday, Oct. 15, families spent the day at Aldridge Gardens learning about the cultural practices and traditions of the various Southeastern Native American tribes. more

Oct 16, 2017 7:51 PM People

10K Ruck Challenge 2017-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Eighty people turned out for this year's event, which includes a 6.2-mile trek with a weighted backpack and a 3.1-mile run/walk. more

Oct 14, 2017 2:14 PM News

Hoover Patriot Day

Layton Dudley

All Hoover Fire Department stations are accepting donations for Puerto Rico Aid Efforts now through Oct. 22. more

Oct 13, 2017 8:51 PM News

The London-based organization is proposing to bring 1,000 to 1,500 prominent figures in the soccer world from 41 countries in North America, Central America and the Caribbean to Hoover next year. more

Oct 12, 2017 11:25 PM News 1 Comments

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Erica Techo

About 400 people showed up to try food samples from 38 Hoover restaurants, caterers and other food and drink providers. more

Oct 12, 2017 9:21 PM News

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Courtesy of Cici's

The Riverchase location will join a Homewood franchise location that opened Oct. 9. more

Oct 13, 2017 1:31 AM Restaurants

Steve Berry

Photo courtesy of Kelly Campbell

Library officials announced the full lineup for the celebration of music, writing and art. more

Oct 10, 2017 10:44 PM People

Jill Ganus

Photo courtesy of Jill Ganus

Ganus is resigning her seat on the Hoover school board as she takes the new post in the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:19 PM People 1 Comments

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Superintendent Kathy Murphy had a conflict with a superintendents' fall conference. more

Oct 10, 2017 1:34 PM Schools

Share your best spooky costumes with the Hoover Sun. Entries will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 3, and the winner will receive a $25 dollar gift card to Iron City Delivery! Submissions will be featured online. more

Oct 10, 2017 6:24 PM People

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Spain Park High School football team will host Thompson on Friday night for a key showdown in Class 7A, Region 3. more

Oct 10, 2017 4:36 PM Sports

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Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team is unbeaten in Class 7A, Region 3 play this fall and aims to extend its streak at Huffman on Friday. more

Oct 10, 2017 4:33 PM Sports

Brock Point home

Photo courtesy of Signature Homes

So far, 25 of the eventual 97 home sites in Brock Point have been sold, and eight homeowners have moved in, Signature Homes President Jonathan Belcher said. more

Oct 9, 2017 7:22 PM News

Hoover Football Oak Mountain Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover and Spain Park high school football, volleyball and cross-country teams all racked up successful results last week. more

Oct 9, 2017 7:08 PM , Sports

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Courtesy of NWS Birmingham

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for the entire state Friday. more

Oct 7, 2017 9:30 PM News

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Spain Park High School football team picked up its second Class 7A, Region 3 win on Friday night with its 35-26 victory over Huffman. more

Oct 7, 2017 4:22 AM Sports

Hoover Football Oak Mountain Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team moved to 4-0 in Class 7A, Region 3 play with a win over Oak Mountain on Friday night. more

Oct 7, 2017 3:54 AM Sports

Greystone Crest cell tower Oct 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Crown Castle plans to replace a 90-foot-tall cell phone tower with a 120-foot-tall tower to help Verizon Wireless improve service. more

Oct 5, 2017 8:46 PM News 1 Comments

YMCA health fair 2017

Image courtesy of YMCA of Greater Birmingham

Most branches will offer free health screenings, pediatric dental care, flu shots, free personal training sessions and chair massages. more

Oct 5, 2017 3:00 PM News

Hoover library 2017 fall book sale

Photo by Jon Anderson

Thousands of books are available for 50 cents or less. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:11 PM News

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Patty Bradley

The Native American festival is being moved to Sunday, Oct. 15. more

Oct 4, 2017 4:15 PM News

Annie Jr. characters

Photo courtesy of Dianne Rowe

Performances are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7. more

Oct 4, 2017 10:36 AM Middle Schools 1 Comments

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

The Harvard Varsity Club announced on Wednesday morning that it has established a fund in honor of Hoover High School alumnus Ben Abercrombie, who suffered a severe neck injury during the Crimson's Sept. 16 game at Rhode Island. more

Oct 4, 2017 2:02 PM Sports

Riverchase Middle School summer 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

Some parents said they don't want to see current career academies moved from Hoover and Spain Park high schools to a proposed career tech center in Riverchase. more

Oct 3, 2017 10:33 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The change is being sought so Verizon Wireless can improve its service in the Greystone area. more

Oct 3, 2017 6:25 PM News

2017 HHS Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team hosts Oak Mountain on Friday night in a Class 7A, Region 3 matchup. more

Oct 3, 2017 2:07 PM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will shoot for a win at Huffman on Friday night. more

Oct 3, 2017 2:06 PM Sports

Bluff Park fire engine

Photo by Jon Anderson

There wasn't enough money to get both, so the city will try to find grants to help purchase a new hazardous materials truck. more

Oct 2, 2017 8:08 PM News

Hoover Cross Country

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High cross-country teams claimed first-place finishes on Saturday at the Oak Mountain Invitational, while the volleyball team won the Over the Mountain Tournament. more

Oct 2, 2017 8:58 PM , Sports

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Sydney Cromwell

The event honors Tripp Norris, a Vestavia Hills resident who died in 2011 due to a heroin overdose. more

Sep 30, 2017 3:12 PM People

Hoover City Council 9-28-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Council members praised the mayor and his staff for making $4 million in cuts since the beginning of September. more

Sep 28, 2017 8:56 PM News 1 Comments

Dlonta Khalil Melton and Levi Pointer

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police and Derrick Pointer

The child suffered a significant skull fracture while under the supervision of the mother's 19-year-old boyfriend. more

Sep 28, 2017 12:27 PM News

Frank Brocato 5-18-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Hoover City Council is scheduled to vote on the fiscal 2018 budget at a special action meeting Thursday night right after the council's regular 5 p.m. work session. more

Sep 27, 2017 7:24 PM News 1 Comments

Riverchase Middle School July 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school officials on Tuesday night unveiled a preliminary proposal and gathered community input in regard to the future use of Riverchase Middle School during a meeting at Hoover High School. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:49 AM Schools 7 Comments

Artists on the Bluff 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Artists on the Bluff group will, however, have to pay utility costs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 and make sure the building meets approval of the city fire marshal. more

Sep 25, 2017 9:09 PM Schools

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Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover's football team won, while several Spain Park football players performed well over the last week. more

Sep 25, 2017 8:56 PM , Sports

Artists on Bluff and Riverchase Middle

Photos by Jon Anderson

School officials must decide how long they will give Artists on the Bluff to move out of the former Bluff Park Elementary and decide how best to use the Riverchase Middle School being acquired from Pelham. more

Sep 24, 2017 8:00 PM Schools 1 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park tied the game at the end of regulation, but the Jags fell short on Friday night. more

Sep 23, 2017 5:04 AM Sports

2017 HHS Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover marched to an easy 63-0 victory over Tuscaloosa County High School at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more

Sep 23, 2017 4:02 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Hoover City Schools

A group of seven Hoover High students and nine Spain Park High students were recently named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists, joining approximately 16,000 other high school seniors in receiving this honor. more

Sep 23, 2017 2:19 AM High Schools

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Supporters have created a Stand UP for Ben event Monday in the aftermath of Ben Abercrombie’s severe neck injury in Harvard's football game last Saturday. more

Sep 22, 2017 12:20 PM News

Michael Williams Secret Service 9-21-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Michael Williams, the Secret Service special agent in charge for Alabama and Mississippi, shared his story with the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. more

Sep 21, 2017 6:30 PM News 4 Comments

Jefferson County distribution to schools 9-20-17

Photo courtesy of Grady Thornton.

The money was part of $69 million of unspent proceeds from the county's previous education sales and use tax that was divided among the county's 12 school districts. more

Sep 20, 2017 7:20 PM News 1 Comments

The 34 people in the group represent a variety of sectors in the Hoover community, including education, large and small businesses, nonprofits and government. more

Sep 20, 2017 4:35 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover vs. Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover High School volleyball team beat Vestavia Hills in four sets on Tuesday night. more

Sep 20, 2017 3:00 AM Sports

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Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team hosts Tuscaloosa County for homecoming this Friday. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:46 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team fell to Hoover last Friday. This week, it will face another challenge when it travels to Mountain Brook. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:42 PM Sports

Artists on the Bluff 2016-2

Photo by Jon Anderson

Neither the Hoover school board nor the Hoover City Council seems willing to invest the $1 million to $4 million to bring the nearly 100-year-old building up to code. more

Sep 18, 2017 10:09 PM News 21 Comments

Hoover Football Spain Park Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

It was a busy week for the football, volleyball and cross-country teams at Hoover and Spain Park high schools. more

Sep 18, 2017 7:33 PM , Sports

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Photo courtesy of Mary Katherine Smith.

Events that aim to support the fight against childhood cancers are planned around the city. more

Sep 18, 2017 3:38 PM Schools

Spain Park Cross Country Classic

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School girls cross-country team ran away with the team title at Saturday’s Spain Park Cross Country Classic, one week after capturing the team crown at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational. more

Sep 16, 2017 8:37 PM Sports

Hoover Football - Spain Park Football

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Shedrick Jackson's 25-yard touchdown catch capped off a thrilling rivalry game between Hoover and Spain Park. more

Sep 16, 2017 3:56 AM Sports

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Alyx Chandler

On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Riverchase Women's Club hosted its annual Girls Night Out fashion show that included dinner, wine and some of Hoover's newest fashion trends. The event was from 6-8 p.m. at Riverchase Country Club. more

Sep 15, 2017 9:14 PM People

Hoover school board 9-12-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board plans to spend $177.5 million in fiscal 2018, which starts Oct. 1, and take in $180.9 million in revenues, resulting in a $3.4 million positive balance. more

Sep 12, 2017 8:16 PM Schools

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Photo by Todd Lester

Both teams are 1-0 in Class 7A, Region 3 play, and a win Friday will give one side an advantage moving forward. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:37 PM Sports

Artists on the Bluff 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Costs of needed building repairs have complicated negotiations. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:00 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover Patriot Day

Layton Dudley

A few dozen Hoover firefighters and community members came out to the 2017 Hoover Patriot Day ceremony. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:01 PM News

Stadium Trace Village concept plan 9-11-17

Conceptual plan provided by city of Hoover

The two developers will receive 50 percent of new sales tax revenue to the city over 10 years, not to exceed $20 million for one development and $2.5 million for the other. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:38 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Hoover school board Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board's second 2018 budget hearing and regular September school board meeting both were rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Irma. more

Sep 11, 2017 4:44 PM Schools

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Photo by Todd Lester

Hoover and Spain Park high schools sports are fully underway in the fall season. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:22 PM , Sports

School employees should report to work at their normal time, however. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:13 PM Schools

Briana Kinsey Miss DC

Photo courtesy of Moshe Zusman Photography Studio

Kinsey, who now lives, works and goes to school in Washington, D.C., competed as Miss District of Columbia. more

Sep 10, 2017 11:39 PM People

Hurricane Irma Sunday 4 p.m.

Image from National Weather Service

The National Weather Service was predicting Irma will be a tropical storm moving through east Alabama Monday. more

Sep 10, 2017 6:10 PM News

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Sydney Cromwell

On Sunday afternoon, Hoover residents Greg Moon, David Cohen and Councilman Derrick Murphy brought a feast – in the form of 100 grilled hamburgers, 145 wings, 100 hot dogs and sides – to the RV Park to make their time in Hoover a little easier. more

Sep 10, 2017 6:32 PM People

Hoover Cross Country

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School girls cross-country team won the large school race on Saturday morning at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational. Homewood’s Will Stone and Vestavia Hills’ James Sweeney swept the large school boys race. more

Sep 9, 2017 10:05 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team opened region play Friday night with a convincing 33-14 win over Vestavia Hills. more

Sep 9, 2017 3:59 AM Sports

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Photo by Todd lester

Hoover notched a win over the Spartans in the Class 7A, Region 3 opener on Friday night. more

Sep 9, 2017 3:41 AM Sports

Tynette Lynch spring 2016-2

Photo by Frank Couch

The award comes from the Alabama Tourism Department. more

Sep 8, 2017 10:45 AM People

Hoover vs. Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park High School volleyball team took down its crosstown rival on Thursday evening. more

Sep 8, 2017 3:14 AM Sports

Hoover RV Park May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

People must show proof of residency in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina or Texas. more

Sep 7, 2017 9:04 PM News

Hoover cell tower

Photo by Jon Anderson

Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks require more, but smaller cell towers, Councilman Mike Shaw said. more

Sep 7, 2017 4:16 PM News 1 Comments

Aldridge Gardens

Photo by Jon Anderson

There were not enough artists signing up for this year's juried art show, Aldridge CEO Tynette Lynch said. more

Sep 7, 2017 1:13 PM News

Jim Wilson Jr. Parkway lane addition

Sketch courtesy of city of Hoover

Improvements are slated for Braddock Drive, Wisteria Drive, Jim Wilson Jr. Parkway and Alford Avenue. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:58 PM News 3 Comments

Melinda Lopez 9-5-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor is proposing $113.9 million in expenditures and projecting $111 million in revenues for the general fund and plans to make up the difference with the capital projects fund. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:24 PM News

Spain Park Football

Photo by Todd Thompson

The Spain Park High School football team rides a wave of momentum into its region opener at Thompson Reynolds Stadium. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:15 PM Sports

2017 HOOVER FOOTBALL

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover begins its defense of the Class 7A, Region 3 title on Friday night. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:00 PM Sports

Stadium Trace Village site 8-29-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two developments are part of the Trace Crossings community, and the third is the shopping center in Riverchase slated to gain a Whole Foods Market. more

Sep 5, 2017 8:50 PM News

Roderick Little Cedrick Carter

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police Department

They now face felony charges for using a gun to steal two pizzas. more

Sep 5, 2017 12:19 PM News 1 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Todd Thompson

Spain Park picked up its second win of the season in convincing fashion. more

Sep 2, 2017 4:46 AM Sports

2017 HOOVER FOOTBALL

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover scored early and often en route to a big win on Friday night. more

Sep 2, 2017 4:32 AM Sports

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