Carol McLaughlin Lincoln Clark

Photo by Jon Anderson

The winners were Carol McLaughlin, a second-grade teacher at Greystone and Lincoln Clark, a science teacher at Berry. more

Dec 14, 2017 10:20 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy rezoning press conference 12-14-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

School officials estimate the rezoning plan will send roughly 1,900 to 2,200 students to new school zones when the next school year starts in August 2018. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:09 PM Schools 5 Comments

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Courtesy of Altera Development

This will be the second Hoover location of the family-owned market and cafe. more

Dec 14, 2017 9:27 PM Businesses

Hoover City Schools flag

Photo by Jon Anderson

It's a dramatic turnaround from many years of deficit spending and the $1.9 million deficit that was projected when the 2017 budget originally was passed in September 2016. more

Dec 12, 2017 9:34 PM Schools 7 Comments

Lake Wilborn Phase 4

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The commission also postponed consideration of preliminary plans for 79 home sites in Flemming Farms. more

Dec 11, 2017 8:26 PM News

Hoover vs McGill Toolen Football State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover and Spain Park high school basketball and indoor track and field teams were also in action last week. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:28 PM , Sports

Take a look at all the snow day pictures. more

Dec 9, 2017 5:16 PM People

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Photo courtesy of Greg McCallister

The fire appeared to start in or around the chimney of a second-story apartment, a fire official said. more

Dec 8, 2017 7:40 PM News

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Image courtesy of National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is predicting up to 5 inches of snow in some parts of Jefferson and Shelby counties. more

Dec 8, 2017 8:04 AM Weather

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Snow accumulation of less than half an inch in grassy and elevated areas is forecast in central Alabama. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:32 PM Weather

Kevin Dewayne Turpin

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Hoover police said the 41-year-old Hoover man is accused of showing an obscene photo to young girls and women. He also faces an indecent exposure charge in Midfield. more

Dec 7, 2017 4:58 PM News

Hoover vs McGill Toolen Football State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School football team dominated the Class 7A state championship game on Wednesday night, thanks in large part to a stellar passing attack. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:45 AM Hoover

Hoover Football

Photo by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team downed McGill-Toolen on Wednesday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium to capture its second consecutive Class 7A state championship. more

Dec 7, 2017 4:46 AM Hoover 1 Comments

Kevin Dewayne Turpin

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The man reportedly showed an obscene photograph to two women and two girls younger than 10 years old at a Hoover business. more

Dec 6, 2017 4:36 PM News

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Lexi Coon.

Both Hoover High School and Spain Park High School took swimmers and divers to Auburn University on Dec. 1-2 to compete at the AHSAA high school state championship. more

Dec 6, 2017 8:41 PM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park High School freshman pitcher Annabelle Widra has committed to play college softball at Oklahoma State. more

Dec 5, 2017 10:05 PM Spain Park

John Castleberry 12-5-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 500 Major League Baseball scouts are expected to attend the event in August 2018. more

Dec 5, 2017 1:12 PM Sports

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters into the Meadow Brook Corporate Park and double its Birmingham-area workforce from 300 to 600 in five years, its president and CEO said. more

Dec 4, 2017 9:13 PM Businesses

The event is designed to bring together the top 150 or so high school baseball prospects in the eastern United States to be evaluated by scouts from Major League Baseball teams. more

Dec 4, 2017 3:45 PM Sports

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Lexi Coon.

Many of the Hoover and Spain Park high school athletic teams were in action last week. more

Dec 4, 2017 6:24 PM , , Sports

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Wing Zone will donate $1 to the Ben Abercrombie Fund for every free order of chicken wings given away on Wednesday, Dec. 6. more

Dec 4, 2017 4:17 PM News

Hoover AT Thompson Football Round 4 Playoffs

Sarah Finnegan

The Class 7A state championship game on Wednesday features a rematch of last year's, pitting the Hoover High School football team against McGill-Toolen. more

Dec 4, 2017 4:53 AM Hoover

The 63-year-old man was trying to cross U.S. 280 at Hugh Daniel Drive, police said. more

Dec 1, 2017 5:35 PM News

SEC Media Days Atlanta 2018 logo

Image courtesy of SEC

However, Media Days is coming back to the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in 2019. more

Dec 1, 2017 4:19 PM Sports

Bluff Park Christmas parade 2016-20

Photo by Lexi Coon

At least 35 businesses, churches, community groups and individuals have registered to be in the parade, which will end with a celebration at Sweetspire Gardens. more

Dec 1, 2017 1:01 PM News

Cici's Riverchase

Courtesy of Cici's Pizza Buffet

The Riverchase location of the pizza buffet chain Cicis opened Nov. 30. more

Dec 1, 2017 1:31 AM Restaurants 2 Comments

City of Hoover logo - council chambers

Photo by Jon Anderson

City officials are not disclosing the name of the company until Monday, but City Treasurer Robert Yeager said the company plans to invest $12.5 million to move its corporate headquarters to Hoover, bringing 600 jobs to the city over five years. more

Nov 30, 2017 10:08 PM Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Hundreds of people showed up for the annual event at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Nov 30, 2017 9:13 PM News

Hoover Football State Championship 2016

Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The AHSAA reclassifies every two years, and here's how Spain Park and Hoover high schools are affected. more

Nov 30, 2017 9:50 PM Sports

The team was coached by Mike Plaia, David Blevins, George Corey, Tarrus Metcalf, Kyle Cahalan, Keith Rich, Tom Wolsoncroft, Rob Holston, Joshua Mosley and Richard Moon. more

Nov 30, 2017 6:22 PM Sports

This is the third consecutive year this age group has won. more

Nov 30, 2017 6:17 PM Sports

Hoover police vehicle

Photo by Jon Anderson

The collision occurred at 5:35 p.m., and the cyclist was declared dead on the scene. more

Nov 29, 2017 12:57 AM News 2 Comments

Manering family

Photo courtesy of Chad Manering.

Claire and Carter Manering are scheduled to help Mayor Frank Brocato light the city's Christmas tree on Thursday, Nov. 30. more

Nov 29, 2017 1:37 PM People 2 Comments

Jennifer Hogan

Photo courtesy of Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools

This is the second year in a row an assistant principal from Hoover High has won the award. more

Nov 29, 2017 1:12 PM Schools

The two-vehicle wreck occurred at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Interstate 459. more

Nov 29, 2017 11:53 AM News

Future Hoover 11-28-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Residents shared a desire for more city amenities on their side of town during the city's fourth Future Hoover meeting. more

Nov 28, 2017 10:29 PM News 1 Comments

Greg Knighton

Photo courtesy of Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

Greg Knighton will take on a new role of economic developer for the city of Hoover on Dec. 18. more

Nov 28, 2017 3:01 PM People 1 Comments

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The program, organized by the Hoover City Schools Foundation, will be at Bumpus Middle School. more

Nov 28, 2017 2:29 PM News

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Erica Techo

Computer science teacher Vinny Chiaramonte was one of 45 recipients of the 2017-18 Milken Educator Award nationally and the only one from Alabama. more

Nov 28, 2017 8:30 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover AT Thompson Football Round 4 Playoffs

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School football team advanced to the Class 7A title game, while the Hoover and Spain Park basketball teams were in action over the past week. more

Nov 27, 2017 10:04 PM Sports

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Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School team advanced to the Class 7A state championship game with its win over Thompson on Friday night. more

Nov 25, 2017 5:15 AM Hoover 1 Comments

Future Hoover 11-14-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Residents from across the city are invited to share their vision for the city's future and ideas about issues they want city officials to address. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:55 PM News

Future Hoover 11-21-17 (4)

Photo by Jon Anderson

"Don't kill the downtown arts district" in Birmingham, Altadena Woods resident Jack Goertz said at a meeting to discuss Hoover's future. more

Nov 21, 2017 10:44 PM News

Hoover AT Hewitt Trussville Football Playoffs Round 2

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School football team will take on Thompson on Friday in the Class 7A semifinals in a rematch of the Region 3 title game. more

Nov 21, 2017 9:15 PM Hoover

Freshwater Land Trust annexation map

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The annexation vote is now set for March 5. more

Nov 20, 2017 9:01 PM News

Hoover AT Hewitt Trussville Football Playoffs Round 2

Sarah Finnegan

It was a busy week for the Hoover and Spain Park high school athletic programs. more

Nov 21, 2017 12:47 AM , Sports

Hoover AT Hewitt Trussville Football Playoffs Round 2

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School football team scored 29 points in the third quarter to key its 56-21 victory over Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night in the Class 7A state quarterfinal. more

Nov 18, 2017 5:20 AM Hoover

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Erica Techo

The breakfast, which will be held Nov. 29 from 8-9 a.m., will feature Compact 2020 director Alan Miller. more

Nov 20, 2017 5:58 PM People

Hoover marching band 9-15-15

Barry Stephenson/TCImages

The students were chosen out of a nationwide pool to be part of the 185-member marching band and 40-member color guard and dance troupe, which will perform in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. more

Nov 20, 2017 4:11 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy Hoover chamber 11-16-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

But Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she is more interested to see students compete with students nationally and internationally. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:23 PM Schools

Vicki Holden 17-18 Employee of Year

Photo by Jon Anderson

Holden oversees the 22 other nurses spread out among Hoover's 16 schools and was recognized for her extreme competence, care and compassion. more

Nov 16, 2017 3:05 PM Schools

Hoover High Marching Band 2017

Photo courtesy of Hoover High School marching band

The 34,000-square-foot facility will include a central band room large enough to seat 600 people. Hoover's current marching band has 352 students in it, including auxiliary groups. more

Nov 15, 2017 7:02 PM Schools 1 Comments

Future Hoover 11-14-17 (3)

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 40 people attended the second of four Future Hoover meetings designed to let residents share their vision for the city. more

Nov 14, 2017 11:10 PM News

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team will play at undefeated Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night in the Class 7A state quarterfinal. more

Nov 15, 2017 12:29 AM Hoover

Stadium Trace Village village center 11-1-17

Image courtesy of Broad Metro LLC

A traffic consultant for the developer spelled out planned traffic improvements for the 43-acre development off John Hawkins Parkway. more

Nov 13, 2017 8:30 PM News 5 Comments

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover and Spain Park high school football, cross-country and basketball teams were in action last week. more

Nov 13, 2017 9:52 PM , Sports

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Emily Featherston

Santa and a host of other characters welcomed crowds to the mall's event. more

Nov 12, 2017 12:57 PM People

Hoover Cross-Country

Jimmy Mitchell

Hoover High School seniors John McCrackin and Sydney Steely led the Buccaneers boys and girls cross-country teams to fourth-place finishes at Saturday's AHSAA state meet. more

Nov 12, 2017 2:50 AM Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Spain Park High School football team saw its season come to a close on Friday night with a 33-21 loss to Hewitt-Trussville in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs. more

Nov 11, 2017 4:51 AM Spain Park

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team returns to the field next week and will travel to Hewitt-Trussville in the second round of the 7A playoffs. more

Nov 11, 2017 4:50 AM Hoover

Thank you for all the wonderful and creative people who sent in their pictures to the Hoover Sun Halloween Costume Contest, and congratulations to our winner, who dressed up as Bob Ross! more

Nov 10, 2017 6:11 PM People

Service Club fashion 2017-48

Photo by Jon Anderson

Black and red outfits dominated the show, put together by personal stylist Darlene Higginbotham of Appearance Matters Inc. more

Nov 9, 2017 6:11 PM People 1 Comments

Ken Howard veterans art

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 15 veterans are participating in an art therapy program offered by the Birmingham Vet Center in Hoover's Trace Crossings community. more

Nov 9, 2017 7:07 PM People 1 Comments

William Henry Douglas

Photo courtesy of New Haven Police Department in Connecticut

The U.S. Marshal's Service arrested the man in New Haven, Connecticut, on Monday, and he is awaiting extradition to Alabama. more

Nov 8, 2017 4:20 PM News

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team has its work cut out for it on Friday night, as the Jags take on undefeated Hewitt-Trussville to open up the Class 7A playoffs. more

Nov 8, 2017 7:05 AM Sports

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team will host Sparkman on Friday night in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs. more

Nov 8, 2017 6:04 AM Sports

Hoover legislative education forum 11-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four state legislators representing parts of Hoover answered questions at a public forum sponsored by the Hoover City Schools Foundation. more

Nov 7, 2017 10:11 PM Schools 2 Comments

IberiaBank Nov 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Louisiana-based bank plans to create a regional headquarters with 450 employees in the International Park office complex off Acton Road. more

Nov 6, 2017 8:26 PM Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Kendrick has worked for the Burr & Forman law firm for 17 years and lived in Hoover 16 years. more

Nov 6, 2017 7:54 PM Schools 1 Comments

The forum is scheduled for Tuesday night at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more

Nov 6, 2017 7:03 PM Schools

Hoover Council Education Committee 11-2-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Eleven people applied for the vacancy. more

Nov 6, 2017 4:06 PM News

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Hoover and Spain Park high school athletic teams were quite busy last week. more

Nov 6, 2017 8:00 PM , Sports

NF Walk

Sam Chandler

The Children’s Tumor Foundation held its fourth annual Alabama NF Walk on Sunday at Veterans Park. more

Nov 6, 2017 6:59 PM People

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The festival featured artists, artisans and specialty food vendors from all over the country as well as live music, adoptable pets, a beer garden, a kids craft area, outdoor activities and food trucks. more

Nov 6, 2017 12:24 AM People

Walking to Remember 2017-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Organizers were hoping this year's event will net $120,000 for the cause. more

Nov 4, 2017 11:04 AM News

Hoover Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football football team fell to IMG Academy on Friday night, 32-21. But the Bucs didn’t go down without a fight. more

Nov 4, 2017 3:52 AM Sports

The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders will kickoff its fourth annual Fall Parade of Homes this weekend. more

Nov 4, 2017 12:02 AM People

Hoover Cross-Country

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School cross-country teams qualified for the Nov. 11 state meet after posting strong performances at the Class 7A, Section 3 meet on Thursday. more

Nov 3, 2017 3:58 AM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team gained momentum for the playoffs with Thursday night’s 49-14 win over Minor in the regular season finale. more

Nov 3, 2017 3:46 AM Sports

IberiaBank sign

Photo by Jon Anderson

The deal would include an abatement of $495,630 of Hoover taxes, $720,430 of Jefferson County taxes and $463,500 of state taxes. more

Nov 2, 2017 8:36 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Hoover school board applicants Oct 2017

Photos courtesy of the applicants

The applicants are seeking to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Jill Ganus. more

Nov 1, 2017 8:15 PM Schools

Hoover VS McGill Toolen volleyball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School volleyball team saw its season come to a close on Wednesday when it lost to top-ranked McGill-Toolen in the state quarterfinals. more

Nov 1, 2017 10:28 PM Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Hoover High School football team hosts IMG Academy (Florida) on Friday to wrap up the regular season. more

Oct 31, 2017 3:58 PM Sports

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Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will wrap up its regular season when it hosts Minor on Thursday night at Jaguar Stadium. more

Oct 31, 2017 3:55 PM Sports

Hoover Library 2016 trick or treat

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Children in costumes will be able to get candy at 22 stations throughout the library. more

Oct 30, 2017 5:04 PM News

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Alyx Chandler

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a bundled up crowd, wearing mostly purple and gold, gathered outside at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium to taste food samples, enter raffles and talk football during the third annual event. more

Oct 30, 2017 9:09 PM People

Artists on the Bluff 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Councilman Curt Posey said he hopes to have the arts board established by the end of the year. more

Oct 30, 2017 6:21 PM News 3 Comments

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