Hoover Board of Education Building

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Hoover school board tables vote on 2017-18 calendar

The board is choosing between two calendar options. Option A would start school on Aug. 8, 2017, and include a full week out for Thanksgiving, while Option B would start school on Aug. 14, 2017, and have three weekdays out of school at Thanksgiving. more »

Feb 8, 2016 10:18 PM Schools

I-459 apartment rezoning

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Hoover zoning board recommends rezoning 273 acres along I-459 to block apartments

U.S. Steel and other property owners adamantly objected. The matter now goes to the Hoover City Council. more »

Feb 8, 2016 8:53 PM News

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Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey gets warm reception at talk on $70 million Sportsplex

Ivey spoke to about 20 people at the Friends of Hoover meeting. more »

Feb 8, 2016 2:39 PM News


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Hoover, Spain Park set for area tournaments

The Bucs and Jags must win to advance to the sub-regionals. more »

Feb 8, 2016 8:17 PM Sports

Mason Sims

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Birmingham Area Mothers of Multiples to raise money for Sims family

The event is Thursday night at the Riverchase Moe's Southwest Grill. more »

Feb 8, 2016 4:50 PM People

Hoover school board to vote Monday night on 2017-18 calendar

Parents and faculty were asked to give feedback on two calendar options. more »

Feb 8, 2016 3:34 AM

I-459 apartment rezoning

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Vote to block apartment development along I-459 set for Monday night

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission is considering whether to rezone 273 acres between Preserve Parkway and Chapel Lane from multi-family use to commercial and single-family use. more »

Feb 7, 2016 9:19 PM News


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Hoover mayor to give talk on $70 million Sportsplex Monday

Mayor Gary Ivey is scheduled to speak to the Friends of Hoover group. more »

Feb 7, 2016 8:15 PM News 1 Comments


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Altercation at Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall leads to arrest with guns drawn on U.S. 31

A woman reportedly struck a dealership employee and stole a vehicle. more »

Feb 5, 2016 7:05 PM News

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Man in multi-state crime spree used female accomplice as human shield in standoff

Blake Fitzgerald, wanted for an attempted robbery in Hoover and home invasion and abduction in Vestavia Hills, was shot to death in Florida after a confrontation with deputies early this morning. more »

Feb 5, 2016 12:10 PM News

Hoover rezoning meeting 2-4-16

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Hoover school rezoning proposal would affect 2,500 students next year

Superintendent Kathy Murphy presented her rezoning proposal to hundreds of people tonight at Metropolitan Church of God. more »

Feb 4, 2016 8:55 PM Schools 1 Comments

Ahmad Jacquan Johnson

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Second teenager charged with murder in Lake Cyrus homicide in Hoover

Police say the two suspects are part of a group of common street criminals in Bessemer called M-tre that steal and break into cars. more »

Feb 4, 2016 11:23 AM News

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Frank Couch

Hoover High has 23 athletes in national signing day ceremony (videos)

Football player Jeremiah Moon is headed to the University of Florida, while teammate P.J. Hall chose to attend Tulane University. more »

Feb 3, 2016 1:15 PM Sports

Spain Park Signing Day

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park celebrates National Signing Day

The Jags honored 12 college signees on Wednesday morning. more »

Feb 3, 2016 3:01 PM Sports

Emergency notification system available for Jefferson County residents

Everbridge, a free program provided by the county, alerts users to weather threats and other emergencies in their area. more »

Feb 2, 2016 3:15 PM Weather

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Severe weather threat pushes Hoover schools to end after-school activities at 6 p.m. tonight

Extended day programs will run regular hours, closing at 6 p.m. more »

Feb 2, 2016 1:34 PM Schools

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Formal charges filed in weekend attempted robbery at Hoover McDonald's

A couple from Joplin, Missouri, also is wanted in connection with abductions in Tuscaloosa and Vestavia Hills. more »

Feb 2, 2016 11:45 AM News 1 Comments

Briarwood Christian School holding drug education forum

The forum, titled "Substance Abuse Issues and Teens," will be Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. more »

Feb 1, 2016 9:31 PM News

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Hoover mayor wants to add 10 police officers due to uptick in violent crime

Mayor Gary Ivey said he plans to propose a mid-year budget amendment to provide about $600,000 to pay for 10 additional patrol officers. more »

Feb 1, 2016 8:40 PM News 1 Comments

I-459 apartment rezoning

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City of Hoover seeks to rezone land along I-459 to block apartment development

The Hoover City Council has called for a public hearing for Monday, Feb. 8, to consider rezoning about 273 acres, without a request from owners of the property, including U.S. Steel. more »

Feb 1, 2016 7:45 PM News 4 Comments

Spain Park Bowling

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Spain Park takes home inaugural state bowling title

The Jags blew Stanhope-Elmore away in the final round. more »

Feb 1, 2016 9:25 PM Sports


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Hoover football finalizes 2016 schedule

The Bucs' schedule features road trips to Montgomery and Texas. more »

Feb 1, 2016 8:10 PM Sports

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Attempted robbery tied to Vestavia, Tuscaloosa abductions

The Vestavia Hills Police Department obtained warrants on two suspects. more »

Jan 31, 2016 11:27 PM News


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Spain Park falls at the buzzer

The Jags lost to Blackman (TN) in the final seconds on Saturday, in the Border Wars Showcase. more »

Jan 31, 2016 3:52 AM Sports


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Spain Park wins exciting contest over Hoover

The game featured a multitude of lead changes, but the Jags had the last say-so on Friday night. more »

Jan 30, 2016 5:15 AM Sports


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Lady Bucs knock off Spain Park behind Langham, Maddox

Kendra Langham (20 points) and Jailyn Maddox (18) each had big nights for Hoover in the rivalry game more »

Jan 30, 2016 2:23 AM Sports


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Elderly woman drives car into 4Health Chiropractic building

The woman appeared to have very minor injuries, according to police. more »

Jan 29, 2016 4:58 PM News

Victim in Hoover motorcycle wreck identified

The 32-year-old Hoover resident was declared dead on the scene. more »

Jan 28, 2016 7:36 PM News

Ellington Franklin

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Hoover World War II vet to receive France's highest honor Friday

Ellington Franklin, who flew two trips to Normandy on D-Day with the Army Air Corps, is among 7 veterans from Alabama and Mississippi to be honored in Montgomery by the French government. more »

Jan 27, 2016 9:25 PM People

Hoover resident Bill Veitch sworn in as Bessemer Division district attorney

Veitch will finish the term of Arthur Green, who retired Tuesday after three six-year terms. more »

Jan 27, 2016 6:08 PM News

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Painting with a Twist art studio to open in Village at Lee Branch

The studio is a franchise of a Louisiana-based company that offers people a chance to gather in groups to paint and drink beverages together. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:07 PM Businesses

Hoover school officials set five dates to release rezoning proposal details

The first is set for Feb. 4 at Metropolitan Church of God. more »

Jan 26, 2016 8:08 PM Schools 2 Comments

Hoover basketball

Barry Stephenson

Bucs knock off Fairfield in double overtime

The Lady Bucs also notched a win against Fairfield on Tuesday night to complete the sweep. more »

Jan 26, 2016 5:44 PM Sports


Ron Burkett

Spain Park wins coin toss, will host area tournament

The Jaguars get the boys basketball area tournament at their place, beginning Feb. 11. more »

Jan 26, 2016 4:45 PM Sports

Casey Middlebrooks

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Ross Bridge resident Casey Middlebrooks running for Hoover City Council

Middlebrooks is a librarian at Spain Park High School and wants the city to provide more money for the Hoover school system. more »

Jan 26, 2016 9:14 AM People

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Bluff Park resident Curt Posey running for Hoover City Council

Posey said he plans to run for Hoover Council Place 1, now held by Joe Rives. more »

Jan 26, 2016 8:22 AM People

Derrick Murphy

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Hoover school board President Derrick Murphy to run for City Council seat

Murphy's five-year term on the school board ends in May. more »

Jan 26, 2016 5:45 AM People

Hearts and Harmony Gala 2015

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Hoover Service Club's 2016 Hearts and Harmony Gala set for Feb. 19

Tickets should be purchased by Feb. 10 more »

Jan 25, 2016 7:42 PM News

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Erica Techo

Whatever it Takes meeting focuses on community, parental role in drug addiction prevention

Parents need to intervene, even if it's uncomfortable, attendees said. more »

Jan 25, 2016 6:29 PM People

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Kyle Parmley

Hoover falls to Oak Mountain in overtime

The Bucs lost their chance to host both basketball area tournaments with the loss. more »

Jan 24, 2016 4:53 AM Sports

Families help dedicate War on Terror monument at American Village

The creation of the monument was spearheaded by the Alabama Gold Star Families, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Hoover resident Marynell Winslow more »

Jan 23, 2016 3:56 PM News

Hoover City Schools, Jeff State dismissing early due to weather

All after-school activities also are canceled or postponed. more »

Jan 22, 2016 12:50 PM Schools

Hoover Chamber of Commerce

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Hoover chamber presents awards, recognizes new president

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2015 awards and recognized Chris Schmidt as 2016 president. more »

Jan 21, 2016 6:03 PM Businesses

Tommy Bice Hoover visit 1-21-16 (1)

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State education officials visit Hoover schools to view innovative programs (video)

The visits to three schools were part of an Innovation Celebration tour where state officials find new ideas that are working and share them with the rest of the state. more »

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Schools

Walker Lott

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Lott commits to Yale

Walker Lott, the son of Trey Lott, played his senior season at Thompson after playing at Briarwood Christian. more »

Jan 21, 2016 6:12 PM Sports

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Hoover, Oak Mountain battle for area title Friday

Who will win Class 7A, Area 5, and earn the right to host the area tournament? more »

Jan 21, 2016 3:35 PM Sports

Shelby County legislative preview Jan 2016

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Balanced budgets, Medicaid, lottery likely big issues for 2016 legislative session

Eleven lawmakers representing parts of Shelby County today shared their outlook going into the session that starts Feb. 2. more »

Jan 20, 2016 5:16 PM News 2 Comments


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AHSAA reclassifies for 2016-2018

Hoover and Spain Park stay put in Class 7A. more »

Jan 20, 2016 6:44 PM Sports

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Emily Featherston

Elmington Capital Group acquires area apartment complexes

The Abbey at Wisteria Crest and the Cliffs at Rocky Ridge were purchased by the group as part of a transaction totaling $66 million. more »

Jan 20, 2016 11:00 AM Businesses

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Kyle Parmley

Hoover basketball sweeps Tuscaloosa County

The Hoover boys and girls basketball teams notched key area wins on Tuesday night. more »

Jan 20, 2016 4:21 AM Sports

Spain Park Mountain Brook Basketball

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Spain Park falls to area rival Mountain Brook

Austin Wiley scored 19 points and Jamal Johnson added 14 in a tough loss on Tuesday night. more »

Jan 20, 2016 4:05 AM Sports

Bluff Park sidewalk map Jan 2016

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Hoover council approves agreements for Bluff Park sidewalks

The city is ready to start acquiring rights of way, but sidewalk completion probably is two to 2 1/2 years away, Assistant Executive Director Tim Westhoven said. more »

Jan 19, 2016 9:30 PM News 1 Comments

Spain Park Mountain Brook Basketball

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Lady Jags fall; Mountain Brook clinches area

Claire Holt scored 13 points to lead Spain Park. more »

Jan 20, 2016 2:19 AM Sports

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Hoover council passes ordinance to allow, regulate Uber and similar companies

City leaders say the move will allow new transportation options for residents, visitors more »

Jan 19, 2016 8:17 PM News 2 Comments

Uber ride request

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Hoover council to vote on transportation network company (Uber) ordinance Tuesday

Hoover's ordinance was delayed while city and Uber officials negotiated details. more »

Jan 18, 2016 8:44 PM Businesses

Dr. Bhrett McCabe

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Sports psychologist visiting Spain Park Wednesday

Dr. Bhrett McCabe will deliver a presentation at Spain Park High School's theater. more »

Jan 18, 2016 6:24 PM Sports

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UA linebacker Reggie Ragland signs autographs at Hoover sporting goods store

The 2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Year spent Sunday afternoon visiting with fans at the Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Patton Creek shopping center. more »

Jan 17, 2016 9:30 PM People

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Hoover basketball splits with Thompson

The girls picked up a win, while the boys fell on Friday night. more »

Jan 16, 2016 2:34 PM Sports

16-year-old Bessemer boy charged with murder in Lake Cyrus homicide (Video)

Police have several other suspects in custody, ages 16-20, who have not been charged in relation to the homicide yet. more »

Jan 15, 2016 3:37 PM News 1 Comments

Blake Whitney Thompson

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New developer plans to take over two subdivisions in Hoover

The out-of-state company plans to invest $22 million in Trace Crossings, Lake Cyrus projects. more »

Jan 14, 2016 5:58 PM Businesses 1 Comments


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Hoover residents to perform in national figure skating championships

Before heading to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Alyssa McDougal and Paul Schatz will perform an exhibition this weekend in Pelham. more »

Jan 14, 2016 5:21 PM People

Residents targeted in apartment shooting left out information, Hoover police say

Police received called about shots fired at The Park at Wakefield Apartments on Tyler Road on Thursday around 12:45 a.m. more »

Jan 14, 2016 4:58 PM News

"Wake up" Breakfast

Erica Techo

(Video) Recovering heroin addicts speak on panel at ‘Wake up’ breakfast

The Addiction Prevention Coalition held a "Wake Up" breakfast to discuss drug addiction. more »

Jan 14, 2016 12:21 AM News

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Two men charged with trafficking meth; $13,000 in meth recovered

The driver refused to stop, and a vehicle description was broadcast to other law enforcement in the area, including Birmingham, Hoover and Vestavia Hills police departments. more »

Jan 13, 2016 11:44 AM News


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Spain Park basketball sweeps Vestavia Hills

The boys and girls teams notched an area win on Tuesday night. more »

Jan 13, 2016 5:45 PM Sports

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Hoover school board approves 2016-17 school calendar

A parent survey is still active for the 2017-18 school calendar. more »

Jan 12, 2016 8:21 PM Schools

The Place at Galleria

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(Video) Recent robberies appear similar to robberies from November, police say

Police have released surveillance video and photos of the Jan. 6 robbery, which can be viewed below. more »

Jan 12, 2016 7:54 PM News 1 Comments

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Hoover indoor track places 1st, 3rd at Ice Breaker Invitational

The Hoover girls indoor track team finished top of the charts over the weekend. more »

Jan 12, 2016 6:23 PM Sports 1 Comments

Alabama Football

Frank Couch

Alabama fans flock to Dicks Sporting Goods to buy championship gear

Alabama fans purchase Alabama National Championship gear immediately following the game. more »

Jan 12, 2016 2:39 PM Sports

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Hoover school board moves meeting due to national championship game

The board's regular January meeting is being moved from Monday night to Tuesday night, Jan. 12. more »

Jan 10, 2016 8:04 PM Schools

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(Video) Hoover resident charged with attempted murder after intentionally hitting pedestrian

Police report the victim was struck by the suspect's car after he had shouted obscenities at him. more »

Jan 10, 2016 1:31 AM News

Lake Cyrus

Matthew Allen

Police to hold funeral procession for Lake Cyrus husband, father

The funeral for Mike Gilotti, who was killed around 5 a.m. on Jan. 5 as he was leaving his home on Parkside Circle, will be held at Riverchase United Methodist Church. more »

Jan 9, 2016 8:05 PM News


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Johnson, Wiley lead Jags to big win over Mountain Brook

Spain Park improves to 2-0 in area play with an emphatic win on Friday. more »

Jan 9, 2016 3:55 AM Sports


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Lady Jags suffer slow 2nd half in loss

Spain Park's offense struggled in the final two periods against the Lady Spartans. more »

Jan 9, 2016 2:53 AM Sports


Hoover Police Department

Hoover police look to ID two men for questioning in Lake Cyrus homicide

The two men caught on surveillance footage and two others are wanted for questioning. more »

Jan 8, 2016 7:37 PM News

Hoover High junior Bailey Ingle to perform Sunday at Hoover Library Plaza

Ingle gained notoriety in August 2014 when she sang a duet on stage with Keith Urban at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. more »

Jan 7, 2016 5:59 PM People

Lake Cyrus community meeting 1-6-16

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Lake Cyrus community discusses security, neighborhood watch after homicide

More than 200 residents gathered at Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more »

Jan 6, 2016 10:11 PM News

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Hoover Police Department

Police locate suspect vehicle in Lake Cyrus homicide

Police report and older Ford pickup truck was seen leaving Lake Cyrus around the time of yesterday's homicide, and a stolen vehicle matching that description was found in Bessemer. more »

Jan 6, 2016 9:35 AM News


Ron Burkett

Spain Park boys overtake Hewitt in area basketball opener

The Jaguars came away with a 69-46 win over area foe Hewitt-Trussville on Tuesday. more »

Jan 6, 2016 4:06 AM Sports

Spain Park Lady Jags basketball 2015-16

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Big 3rd quarter leads Lady Jags over Hewitt-Trussville

Spain Park started off area play with a win on Tuesday night. more »

Jan 6, 2016 2:38 AM Sports

Lake Cyrus

Matthew Allen

Lake Cyrus shooting victim identified

Police have identified the victim of an early morning shooting as a 33-year-old Iraq War veteran and father of two. more »

Jan 5, 2016 4:00 PM News 1 Comments


Erica Techo

Hoover police ask public to share surveillance footage to aid murder investigation (video)

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 33-year-old Lake Cyrus resident that occurred early this morning. more »

Jan 5, 2016 2:57 PM News

Man shot, killed outside of Lake Cyrus home

Police said the shooting may be connected to a car burglary. more »

Jan 5, 2016 4:01 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover police chief satisfied with changes to transportation network ordinance

The Police Department's main concern is that drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft undergo proper background checks, Chief Nick Derzis said. more »

Jan 4, 2016 7:34 PM News


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Hoover council to consider changes in proposed transportation network company ordinance

The ordinance would allow and regulate companies such as Uber and Lyft. more »

Jan 3, 2016 9:36 PM News

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