Donald Lewis Smith.png

Courtesy Hamilton County Jail

On March 29, a victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on Montgomery Highway. more »

Aug 26, 2016 8:35 PM News

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

Hoover took part in a few pregame festivities on Friday. more »

Aug 26, 2016 7:57 PM Sports

Hoover volleyball

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School volleyball team dropped a pair of three-set matches to Mountain Brook and McGill-Toolen on Thursday, Aug. 26 more »

Aug 26, 2016 6:36 AM Sports

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover football team arrived in Allen, Texas, on Thursday, as the Bucs prepare for Friday's game. more »

Aug 26, 2016 3:50 AM Sports 5 Comments

Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park fell down two sets, but stormed back to win Thursday. more »

Aug 26, 2016 4:35 AM Sports

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Courtesy Hoover Police Department

All four individuals are Hoover residents. more »

Aug 25, 2016 12:27 AM News 3 Comments


Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover and Spain Park are in the top half of the ASWA football poll. more »

Aug 24, 2016 4:22 PM Sports

Frank Brocato

Sam Chandler

See the full list of city council election results. more »

Aug 24, 2016 2:57 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

Hoover travels to Texas to take on Allen High School in the Tom Landry Classic. more »

Aug 23, 2016 9:16 PM Sports

Spain Park football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will host Muscle Shoals in its home opener on Friday, Aug. 26. more »

Aug 22, 2016 9:25 PM Sports

Flood Donation

Matthew Allen

The donation truck will be parked outside the Hoover Public Safety Center at 2020 Valleydale Road until Friday at 7 p.m. more »

Aug 23, 2016 4:46 PM News

Brocato Ivey McClinton

Photos courtesy of the mayoral campaigns

There are three candidates for mayor and 15 men seeking seven seats on the Hoover City Council. more »

Aug 23, 2016 12:01 AM News

Brocato Ivey McClinton

Photos courtesy of the mayoral campaigns

See who has donated to Ivey, Brocato and McClinton's campaign. more »

Aug 23, 2016 5:18 AM News

Greene said bringing school funding up to an appropriate level is the first crucial step in moving Hoover forward. more »

Aug 22, 2016 11:17 AM People

Hoover Police

Erica Techo

One of the wrecks was on Alabama 150 early Saturday morning, and the other was on Interstate 459 South near the Parkwood Road bridge early Thursday morning. more »

Aug 22, 2016 9:48 AM News

Arnold Singer July 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Singer is battling one-term councilman John Lyda for the seat. more »

Aug 22, 2016 4:50 AM People

Dan Ellis

Photo courtesy of Dan Ellis

Ellis said he wants to use his business experience to serve as a good steward of taxpayers' money, keep taxes low and invest in the future growth of Hoover in a controlled and sustainable way. more »

Aug 22, 2016 12:48 AM People

The wreck happened near the entrance to the Lake Cyrus subdivision. more »

Aug 21, 2016 9:08 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal election more »

Aug 21, 2016 8:27 PM News

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 (5)

Photo by Kyle Parmley

The forum featured all three Hoover mayoral candidates and the 15 candidates seeking the seven seats on the Hoover City Council. more »

Aug 20, 2016 9:02 PM News

Hoover Football

Kyle Parmley

Hoover fought through a 51-minute rain delay on Friday night, but knocked off Central-Phenix City. more »

Aug 20, 2016 4:58 AM Sports 2 Comments

Spain Park football

Photo by Ted Melton.

The Spain Park High School football team jumped out a 21-14 halftime lead, and then held on in the game's final quarter to seal a season-opening, 21-17 road victory over Gadsden City High School on Friday, Aug. 19. more »

Aug 20, 2016 4:18 AM Sports

Bailey Ingle Margarita Grill Dec 2015

Photo courtesy of Teresa Ingle

Four musical acts are scheduled to perform at The Hangar Bar & Grill at the Bessemer Airport. more »

Aug 18, 2016 8:52 PM News

A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. more »

Aug 18, 2016 3:03 PM News

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The driver was the sole occupant of the truck, and he died at the scene. more »

Aug 18, 2016 2:24 PM News

Jim Porter Hoover chamber 8-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

High-profile shootings of multiple victims have gun control advocates pushing hard, but tighter gun restrictions won't impact crime, Porter said. more »

Aug 17, 2016 9:08 PM Businesses

Old Berry drone photo 1

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Drone

The Vestavia Hills Board of Education is paying $11 million for the 38.5-acre campus off Columbiana Road but is not certain exactly what type of school facility will be located there yet. more »

Aug 17, 2016 6:54 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 Smith Swiney

Photo by Kyle Parmley

The alarm sent hundreds of people heading for the doors to exit the building. more »

Aug 17, 2016 6:01 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 (14)

Photo by Kyle Parmley

The three Hoover mayoral candidates and all 15 City Council candidates stated their cases at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Aug 17, 2016 4:08 AM News 2 Comments

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover's Carolline Nichols will play college softball at the University of South Alabama. more »

Aug 16, 2016 9:46 PM Sports

Hoover Football

Photo courtesy of Barry Stephenson

All Hoover High School football games will be broadcast on 93.7 WDJC this fall. more »

Aug 16, 2016 4:26 PM Sports

USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship

Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover will play its season opener in Montgomery on Friday. more »

Aug 16, 2016 1:58 PM Sports 1 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will kick off its 2016 season at Gadsden City on Friday, Aug. 19. more »

Aug 16, 2016 1:18 PM Sports

Andy Rotenstrick

Photo by Erica Techo

The proposed tower will be a 190-foot-tall monopole with a 9-foot lightning rod on top. more »

Aug 15, 2016 10:39 PM News

The three candidates for mayor and 15 candidates for seven council seats have confirmed they plan to be there. more »

Aug 15, 2016 2:05 PM News

Pedro Ivan Rico Mendoza

Hoover Police

The crash occurred on I-65 South between Alford Avenue and U.S. 31 around 3:47 a.m., when a silver Chevrolet Cruze driven by Mendoza was traveling the wrong way in the southbound lanes. more »

Aug 16, 2016 1:20 AM News 1 Comments

Lenco Bearcat armored rescue vehicle

Photo from Lenco

Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis said such a vehicle will come in handy in hostile situations where an officer or civilian needs rescuing. more »

Aug 15, 2016 7:51 PM News 3 Comments

The name change will go into effect in July 2017 when the school moves to a new location in Pelham. more »

Aug 15, 2016 11:50 AM Schools

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The person police say was driving the wrong way and left the scene is still being held in the Hoover Jail. more »

Aug 15, 2016 10:15 AM News

The driver of the vehicle going the wrong way left the scene on foot but was captured. more »

Aug 14, 2016 1:03 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal election more »

Aug 12, 2016 10:25 PM News 1 Comments

Police training site option

Photo by Jon Anderson

Police officials estimate it will cost $600,000 to retrofit the building for use as a training center. more »

Aug 11, 2016 10:44 PM News 1 Comments

Jim Porter, a Birmingham attorney, will be speaking about the Second Amendment and how it affects the lives of everyday Americans. more »

Aug 10, 2016 8:26 PM Businesses

Marc Cohn, Molly Ringwald, Phil Vassar

Photos provided by Hoover Library Theatre

They're part of a 25th anniversary lineup of returning acts. more »

Aug 10, 2016 7:09 PM People

SUN COMM traffic signal.jpg

Photo by Maryellen Newton.

The need for a traffic signal at the intersection of Lake Crest Drive and Preserve Parkway was significant, according to the assistant executive director for the city of Hoover, Tim Westhoven. more »

Aug 10, 2016 7:51 PM 1 Comments

Bluff Park election forum 8-9-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

All three candidates for mayor and 15 candidates for Hoover City Council were present Tuesday night at Shades Crest Baptist Church. more »

Aug 10, 2016 3:40 AM News 6 Comments

Polo Trace water geyser 8-9-16

Photo courtesy of Kay Witt

Road crews have been milling and resurfacing in the community and apparently went too deep, resident Kay Witt said. more »

Aug 9, 2016 1:12 AM News

Hoover school finance talk 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

If Hoover wants to maintain low class sizes and electives and higher paid employees, new or increased revenue streams must be found, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said in a finance report Monday night. more »

Aug 9, 2016 12:14 AM Schools 3 Comments

This forum is sponsored by and the Monte D'Oro Neighborhood Association. more »

Aug 8, 2016 8:44 PM News

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Superintendent Kathy Murphy gave a back-to-school address to the school district's nearly 1,800 employees this morning at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more »

Aug 8, 2016 3:10 PM Schools

Josh Niblett

Photo by Barry Stephenson.

Both Hoover City Schools found themselves in the top five. more »

Aug 8, 2016 1:29 PM Sports

Kathy Murphy 8-4-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Tonight's talk is expected to focus more on federal and state funding for Hoover City Schools. more »

Aug 8, 2016 1:17 AM Schools

Tyler Road and Alford Avenue rezoning map 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

It's the same site where Bluff Park residents fought off a Walmart Neighborhood Market two years ago. more »

Aug 7, 2016 11:10 PM News 3 Comments

Lake Cyrus house fire 8-6-16

Photo by Hoover Fire Department

Neighbors set up a GoFundMe account to assist the family of four. more »

Aug 7, 2016 12:25 AM News

Trey Lott

Photo courtesy of Dr. Trey Lott

Lott left the council to move to Alabaster so his son could play football there but now is back in Hoover. more »

Aug 6, 2016 5:39 PM People 3 Comments

Smith said his priorities include maintaining the city's financial stability, improving and supporting public safety departments and working with school officials to find a solution to school funding issues. more »

Aug 5, 2016 2:31 PM People 4 Comments

Readers' opinion: Mayor Gary Ivey has failed to demonstrate transparent and collaborative leadership. more »

Aug 5, 2016 10:07 AM Opinion 29 Comments

Climate justice

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“The scary thing is that humans are causing an asteroid-size impact on the planet,” said Kyle Crider of the Alabama Environmental Council. more »

Aug 4, 2016 7:50 PM News 1 Comments

The latest in Hoover's municipal election. more »

Aug 4, 2016 5:55 PM News

Lori McCombs

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

An online petition is calling for the teacher's dismissal, but school officials say two weeks without pay was appropriate. more »

Aug 4, 2016 12:58 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Photo by Ali Renckens

The last time Theresa De Leon saw Cooper, 80 percent of his body was severely burned. more »

Aug 3, 2016 11:05 PM People

Hoover 2016 National Night Out 23

Photo by Jon Anderson

Kids and their families got an up-close look at lots of fire, police and other law enforcement and military vehicles and equipment. more »

Aug 3, 2016 1:35 AM News

The Boot at Preserve Village closed

Photo by Jon Anderson

The founder of the restaurant said the owners need more space and more parking. more »

Aug 2, 2016 10:39 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Spain Park Basketball

Frank Couch

Austin Wiley will complete his final year of high school at a prep school in Florida. more »

Aug 2, 2016 9:42 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover Football

Photo courtesy of Barry Stephenson

Kholbe Coleman-Abrams and KJ Vault will play Division I college football. more »

Aug 2, 2016 8:35 PM Sports

Hoover Event Center exterior 1

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

The contract was $1.9 million over budget but $1.83 million less than the amount originally proposed by the low bidder. more »

Aug 1, 2016 9:29 PM News 1 Comments

That leaves Michael Holt and Mike Shaw battling for the seat. more »

Aug 1, 2016 12:54 PM People

Dustin and Carly Chandler May 2016

Photo courtesy of Dustin Chandler

The group's aim is to be a positive voice for families who have children receiving special education services in the city of Hoover and to help connect those families with one another. more »

Jul 31, 2016 7:35 PM News

Christian Cooper 7-29-16

Photo courtesy of Earl Cooper

"Physically, he looks different, of course. … Mentally, he’s not lost a bit. … On the inside, he’s the same guy he’s always been," his father said. more »

Jul 29, 2016 2:24 PM People 26 Comments

Hoover Football

Photo courtesy of Allen Independent School District

Hoover is the first out-of-state school to play in the Texas kickoff event. more »

Jul 29, 2016 1:58 PM Sports 6 Comments

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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File photo

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

Photo by 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 2 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

Hoover Board of Education - 1.jpg

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

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