Apartment fire

Hoover Fire Department

Fire destroys 20 apartments at The Park at Hoover complex in Rocky Ridge area

About 50 residents were displaced, a Rocky Ridge fire official said. more »

Nov 25, 2015 7:23 PM News

Apartment fire

Hoover Fire Department

Hoover, Rocky Ridge firefighters battling ‘out of control’ blaze at apartments

The fire is in the 6900 block of Rime Village Drive East in a complex off of Lorna Road. more »

Nov 25, 2015 3:16 PM News

Tiarta Jhane Smith

Hoover Police Department

FedEx driver who hit pedestrian and fled scene faces felony charge in Hoover

The warrant, charging Tiarta Jhane Smith with felony leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, was signed on Tuesday, Nov. 24. more »

Nov 25, 2015 2:48 PM News

Magic Muffins birthday cake

Photo courtesy of Rick DeFilippo

Reader submission: Magic Muffins bakery fulfills birthday wish for Hoover 9-year-old

Spontaneous human kindness still exists here in our communities. more »

Nov 25, 2015 10:15 AM Opinion

Hoover Municipal Center Fall 2015

Photo by Jon Anderson

Thanksgiving holiday closing schedule for public buildings, services in Hoover

Here's the rundown on when various facilities in Hoover will be closed. more »

Nov 24, 2015 5:03 PM News 2 Comments

Mobile Command Center

Hoover Police Department

Hoover police prepare for holiday shopping season, offer safe shopping tips

Additional officers will be on duty from Thanksgiving Day through the end of the year. more »

Nov 24, 2015 2:34 PM News

Michael Valentine Sanders

Hoover Police Department

Marathon gas station robber identified; in custody on other robbery charges

Hoover police identified the suspect in a Nov. 13 robbery off of U.S. 280. more »

Nov 23, 2015 10:12 PM News

Alabama Public Television Project C

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Hoover High students work on Alabama Public Television Show

The show, part of a series on the civil rights movement, focuses on the Montgomery bus boycott. more »

Nov 23, 2015 9:26 PM High Schools

Magic City Half-marathon 2015

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Hoover runners among top finishers for 2015 Magic City Half-marathon

Three men from Hoover placed in the top 10 overall, and two Hoover women were among the top 10 female finishers. more »

Nov 23, 2015 12:08 PM Sports

Electric vehicle display 11-21-15

Photo courtesy of Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition

Electric vehicles spotlighted in Hoover

Several Birmingham area auto dealerships joined with the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition and Alabama Power Co. to showcase the latest electric vehicle offerings near the Krispy Kreme along U.S. 31. more »

Nov 21, 2015 10:19 PM News

Hoover Police Department

Hoover police release sketch of armed robbery suspect

Police believe the suspect is connected to two armed robberies at The Place at Galleria apartments. more »

Nov 21, 2015 7:47 AM News

Photo by Dan Starnes

Spain Park ends Hoover's season, 7A title game next

The Spain Park Jaguars defeated the Hoover Buccaneers to advance to the AHSAA 7A State Championship game. more »

Nov 21, 2015 4:57 AM Sports

Hoover Spain Park 2015 reg season

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Jags, Bucs square off for rematch en route to state football finals

Hoover will try to correct the mistakes from its previous loss to crosstown rival Spain Park in Friday night's semifinal. more »

Nov 19, 2015 6:06 PM Sports

Hoover chamber 11-19-15 Kathy Murphy

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Hoover schools superintendent brags on district at first chamber address

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she's sad her daughter, now 23, never got to experience the Hoover school district as a student. more »

Nov 19, 2015 4:29 PM Schools

Computer guru Brian Fancher named Hoover City Schools 2015 Employee of the Year

Fancher helps make sure that 28,000 electronic devices can function within the school system's networks every day. more »

Nov 19, 2015 2:34 PM Schools

Brookwood FED

Erica Techo

New Brookwood free-standing emergency department not just about economic impact, Hoover mayor says

Brookwood Medical Center this morning held the ribbon cutting and open house for its facility off Alabama 119, set to open Nov. 30. more »

Nov 19, 2015 2:18 PM Businesses

Dr. Kathy Murphy

Roy L. Williams

Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy to speak at Hoover chamber luncheon Thursday

She also is scheduled to recognize the 2015 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year. more »

Nov 18, 2015 8:33 PM Schools

Free document shredding offered Thursday at Hoover Public Library

People can bring up to two boxes or two 13-gallon bags of documents. more »

Nov 18, 2015 4:37 PM News

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

One dead following vehicle wreck on Acton Road

The driver reportedly suffered a medical episode and lost control of his vehicle. more »

Nov 18, 2015 11:06 AM News

Brookwood FED

Courtesy of Brookwood Medical Center

Open house rescheduled for Brookwood free-standing emergency department

The open house now will be Thursday following the ribbon cutting due to some minor construction delays. more »

Nov 17, 2015 8:15 PM Businesses


Hoover school superintendent: System 'absolutely' needs more city funding

Mayor Gary Ivey said the superintendent had not indicated a need for additional revenue more »

Nov 17, 2015 4:51 PM News 1 Comments

Park Avenue sidewalk

Photo by Frank Couch

Hoover council approves rights-of-way agreements for Bluff Park sidewalks

Acquiring rights of way should take nine months, and construction likely won't begin until late 2016, Assistant Executive Director Tim Westhoven said. more »

Nov 16, 2015 9:59 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover City Council passes $148 million budget for 2016

Councilman John Greene cast the lone vote against the budget, citing a need for more money for Hoover City Schools. more »

Nov 16, 2015 8:40 PM News 3 Comments

Hoover Police Department

Robbery reported at U.S. 280 Marathon gas station

Anyone who recognizes the individual or has information about this case can contact Sgt. Keith Czeskleba at 739-6795. more »

Nov 16, 2015 10:00 PM News

Bentley in Vestavia 11-14-15 (4)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Republicans need to be a 'big-tent party,' Gov. Robert Bentley says

They need to quit tearing each other apart over different philosophies for reaching the same goal, Bentley told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills. more »

Nov 14, 2015 2:31 PM News

Pediatric cancer nonprofit founded by Hoover resident wins charity giveaway

Open Hands and Overflowing Hearts won $5,000 to help with its cause. more »

Nov 12, 2015 10:17 PM News

Photo by Frank Couch.

Gov. Bentley to speak at Mid-Alabama Republican Club Saturday

The meeting is free and open to the public. more »

Nov 12, 2015 9:01 PM News

Riverchase Village Senior Living 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover Medical Clinic Board to meet Friday on bond deal for senior living complex

Omega Communities wants to take advantage of tax-exempt status available through the city board. more »

Nov 12, 2015 8:23 PM Businesses

Revolve restaurant

Photo by Frank Couch

Bellini’s owner plans new Lee Branch restaurant

The restaurant, which Doug Hovanec said will be called Revolve Kitchen and Brew, will take the place of the former Bella Cucina restaurant on Doug Baker Boulevard. He described it as a “chef-driven American style tavern and beer garden.” more »

Nov 11, 2015 9:02 PM Restaurants

Brookwood FED

Courtesy of Brookwood Medical Center

Brookwood FED plans opening events

The $19 million development will hold two events prior to the opening so that the public will be able to see the emergency room's facilities. more »

Nov 11, 2015 10:24 PM News

Bluff Park UMC youth 11-10-15

Photo by Cherie Olivier

Local church youth sleep outdoors to empathize with the homeless in Birmingham [Video]

In light of Veterans Day the youth group at Bluff Park Methodist Church camped outside to better understand the life of a homeless veteran of Birmingham. more »

Nov 11, 2015 4:02 AM News

Hoover school officials re-evaluate school capacity numbers after questions raised

Some residents say the formula school officials have been using to calculate how many students can fit in each school is flawed, and school officials are studying the issue. more »

Nov 9, 2015 9:27 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover planning commission approves 163 residential lots

New homes on the way to Magnolia Grove, Ross Bridge and The Preserve more »

Nov 9, 2015 8:33 PM News

Devarta Dedre Thomas

Hoover Police Department

Hoover man charged with murder in shooting death of his mother at his apartment

The shooting happened Sunday at Alpine Village Apartments, and charges were filed Monday. more »

Nov 9, 2015 7:30 PM News

Woman shot and killed at Hoover apartment; family member being questioned

Police responded to the apartment after receiving a hang-up 911 call Sunday afternoon. more »

Nov 8, 2015 9:16 PM News

Frank Couch

Bucs bag Bucks, host Rebels next

Buckhorn no match for Hoover. more »

Nov 7, 2015 4:45 AM Sports

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Jaguars blast Hazel Green behind Beatty's three TD passes.

James Clemens up next for Jags. more »

Nov 7, 2015 5:17 AM Sports

Sydney Cromwell

Shoppers fill Preserve for Moss Rock Festival [Video]

A recap of this weekend's Moss Rock Festival. more »

Nov 8, 2015 10:43 PM People


Parents discuss timeline, extent of rezoning at community meeting

The fifth and final preliminary meeting to discuss rezoning for Hoover City Schools was held on Thursday, Nov. 5. more »

Nov 5, 2015 11:33 PM Schools 3 Comments

Riverchase Galleria 2015 tree lighting preview

Photo from Riverchase Galleria

Riverchase Galleria tree lighting set for Friday night

The night will include entertainment and the first 2015 appearance of Santa at the mall. more »

Nov 5, 2015 11:11 PM News

JeffCo Hoover office opening 11-5-15(7)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Jefferson County, Hoover officials hold grand opening for new county satellite office

Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey today presented a $100,000 check to county officials to help cover the cost of the new office. more »

Nov 5, 2015 2:28 PM News

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Spain Park tops football poll for first time in school history

Jaguars ascend to No. 1 in Class 7A poll after Bob Jones loss. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:15 PM Sports

Hoover school rezoning meeting 11-3-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover city, school officials need better planning, money to handle growth, residents say

Communication and planning between city and school officials was a big topic at Tuesday's meeting on Hoover school rezoning. more »

Nov 3, 2015 11:08 PM Schools 2 Comments

Berry High School

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston.

Hoover council rescinds offer to buy former Berry High School campus from school board

A timeline outlined in the offer already has expired, and school officials no longer seem interested in selling the buildings, Councilman Gene Smith said. more »

Nov 2, 2015 9:59 PM News 2 Comments

Brock Point locator map

Map provided by city of Hoover

Hoover council votes to annex 103 acres for 97-home subdivision near Greystone

The land is off Shelby County 41 directly across from Shoal Creek. more »

Nov 2, 2015 8:23 PM News 3 Comments

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AHSAA playoff schedule for round one

Hoover, Spain Park host games in round one. more »

Nov 2, 2015 3:58 PM Sports

Michael and Victoria Thorin

Photo courtesy of Michael Thorin

Hoover kicks off 2015 Veterans Week activities at the Hoover library

A reception to honor veterans was held at 2 p.m., followed by a concert by the Alabama Youth Symphony. more »

Nov 1, 2015 1:30 PM News

Kareem Gaymon

Photo by Hoover Police Department

Fultondale man arrested in shooting death of Hoover Home Depot employee

Authorities charged 23-year-old Kareem Dacar Gaymon, who was a co-worker of the victim, Xavier Beasley, at the time of the shooting. more »

Oct 31, 2015 2:02 PM News 3 Comments

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Jaguars take down Bessemer City 24-6

Region champ Spain Park uses usual method, defense, running game in playoff tuneup. more »

Oct 31, 2015 4:33 AM Sports

Hoover school rezoning meeting 10-8-15 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school rezoning meeting moved up one week

The meeting scheduled for Nov. 12 at Metropolitan Church of God has been moved up to Nov. 5. more »

Oct 30, 2015 4:10 PM News

Jefferson County Hoover revenue office

Photo by Sydney Cromwell

New Jefferson County satellite revenue office to open Monday

The 10,460-square-foot office will be in the Hoover Court Town Center off U.S. 31 between Green Valley Drugs and Tidmore Flags. more »

Oct 30, 2015 2:33 PM News

John Perry

Bucs rip past previously unbeaten Florida team

Hoover clinches home-field playoff spot in opener against Buckhorn. more »

Oct 30, 2015 4:14 AM Sports

Hoover Hayride 2015 (1)

Photo by Patty Bradley

Minions, princesses, witches take over Veterans Park for 2015 Hoover Hayride

An estimated 10,000 people showed up for the seventh annual Hoover Hayride and Family Night, organizers said. more »

Oct 29, 2015 10:14 PM News

Hoover Police

Erica Techo

Deer Valley deaths confirmed as murder/suicide

Hoover police have confirmed the deaths of two people found in a Deer Valley home Wednesday were the result of a murder/suicide. more »

Oct 29, 2015 4:50 PM News

Authorities release identities of victims found dead in Deer Valley home

The victims were Jimmy Edward Seritt, 56, and Robin Elizabeth Brown, 51. more »

Oct 29, 2015 3:40 PM News

Greater Shelby Chamber 10-28-15

Photo by Erica Techo

Shelby County government revenues have bounced back since recession, county manager says

County Manager Alex Dudchock discussed Shelby County’s progress at the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce October luncheon. more »

Oct 28, 2015 5:02 PM News

Frank Couch

Lady Bucs' season ends in Elite Eight

McGill-Toolen edges Hoover in 5 games, 3-2. more »

Oct 28, 2015 8:35 PM Sports

Hoover police.jpg

(Photo by Hoover Police Department)

Man and woman found dead in Deer Valley home

Hoover police said both people suffered gunshot wounds, but an autopsy likely won’t be performed until Thursday. more »

Oct 28, 2015 2:44 PM News

HHS volleyball

Photo by Keith McCoy.

Lady Bucs back for title shot

Hoover opens play in state volleyball Elite Eight on Wednesday at CrossPlex. more »

Oct 27, 2015 6:21 PM Sports

Josh Niblett

Photo by Barry Stephenson.

Bucs face Thursday night challenge from Florida power on ESPN2

Unbeaten North Marion, TV cameras come to Met for Bucs' final regular-season game. more »

Oct 27, 2015 9:27 PM Sports

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Spain Park celebrates Senior Night vs. Bessemer City

Jaguars get ready for playoffs with final regular-season game on Friday. more »

Oct 28, 2015 1:36 AM Sports

Halloween candy

Photo courtesy of terren in Virginia/Foter/CC BY

See Alabama's favorite Halloween candy and cast your vote for Hoover's favorite

The Influenster website surveyed more than 42,000 people across the country and broke the results down to show the favorite Halloween candy in every state. more »

Oct 27, 2015 12:49 PM News 4 Comments

2014 Hoover Hayride and Family Night

Hoover Sun file photo

Thousands expected for 2015 Hoover Hayride and Family Night

The event is scheduled at Veterans Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. more »

Oct 26, 2015 7:06 PM News 2 Comments

Kerry Dewayne Harbin

Hoover Police

Wigged bank robber captured in Mississippi, formally charged in Hoover

Kerry Dewayne Harbin was taken into custody in Mississippi on Friday, Oct. 23 after being captured during a traffic stop. more »

Oct 26, 2015 7:01 PM News

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Jaguars close out perfect region run

Spain Park knocks off Mountain Brook 21-7, improves to 8-1 overall and 7-0 in Class 7A, Region 3. more »

Oct 24, 2015 4:53 AM Sports

John Perry

Bucs blank Hewitt-Trussville 38-0

Hoover, Hewitt, Vestavia are now in three-way tie for region runner-up spot. more »

Oct 24, 2015 4:02 AM Sports

Taste of Hoover

Frank Couch Hoover Sun

More than 400 people show up for 2015 Taste of Hoover event at Aldridge Gardens [Video]

About 25 restaurants and at least six catering companies shared samples of their food. more »

Oct 22, 2015 9:07 PM News

Brain Surgery Live 1

Still shot from National Geographic Channel preview video

Mental Floss partners with National Geographic for live brain surgery on TV

The "Live Brain Surgery" special is scheduled to air on the National Geographic Channel Sunday night. more »

Oct 22, 2015 4:16 PM News

Hoover Lacrosse Day is Sunday

Boys and girls welcome to take part in lacrosse clinic, learn about Hoover Youth Lacrosse. more »

Oct 21, 2015 9:13 PM Sports

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Jaguars eye undefeated region run vs. Mountain Brook

No. 2 Spain Park hosts Spartans Friday night. more »

Oct 21, 2015 1:57 PM Sports

Girls selfies

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Hunter Street Baptist to hold parent chat on online safety for kids

The two-hour seminar is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday. more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:35 PM News

Hoover holds 19th annual Pig Iron BBQ Challenge [Video]

The city of Hoover "gets piggy with it" at the Pig Iron BBQ Challenge. The community enjoyed a day of food and fun while sponsor teams cooked up some real competition. more »

Oct 20, 2015 3:32 PM News

No. 7 Bucs await No. 8 Huskies in key region game Friday [Video]

Hoover is a lock for the playoffs, looks to improve position in post-season. more »

Oct 20, 2015 9:00 PM Sports


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Hoover schools offer parent talk on drug abuse trends, student anxiety, bullying and more

The "Let's Keep Talking" event -- for parents at all Hoover City Schools -- is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. more »

Oct 20, 2015 2:25 AM Schools

Hoover school rezoning meeting 10-19-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Trace Crossings is 'elephant in the room' at Hoover school rezoning meeting

Parents at Deer Valley Elementary share concerns about the quality of education offered at Trace Crossings Elementary, though some were hesitant to mention the school by name. more »

Oct 19, 2015 10:51 PM Schools 3 Comments

Brock Point tree conservation map

Map provided by city of Hoover

Signature Homes, Samford ask Hoover to annex 103 acres for new subdivision

The subdivision, which would be called Brock Point, is off Shelby County 41 next to The Cove at Greystone and across from Shoal Creek. more »

Oct 19, 2015 1:42 PM News

Spain Park, Vestavia Hills Key Clubs to hold Dashing for Dialysis 5K Saturday

The 5K and a 1-mile fun run will be at Veterans Park off Valleydale Road in Hoover. more »

Oct 19, 2015 9:23 AM News

Uncorked on the Green

Photos courtesy of Classic Events

Hoover resident named runner-up in Master of the Brew

This year, Craig Pinkerton's pumpkin ale brought in more than praise from friends and family – it also brought in a $100 cash prize from the Uncorked on the Green Master of the Brew competition at Ross Bridge on Oct. 10. more »

Oct 16, 2015 11:06 AM People

Hoover school board 10-16-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school system to recoup more money from Medicaid

A new agreement through the Alabama Association of School Boards will reduce administrative fees paid to the AASB and give more money to Hoover schools for services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and hearing and vision screenings. more »

Oct 16, 2015 9:21 AM Schools

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Hoover school board to hold special meeting Friday morning

The agenda includes an amendment to a Medicaid reimbursement agreement, personnel actions, the selection of a delegate to the Alabama Association of School Boards, and an executive session. more »

Oct 15, 2015 6:22 PM Schools

Gary Palmer 10-15-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

U.S. House 'not as messed up as you might think,' Gary Palmer says

The Congressman said there are some very bright people in Washington working to decentralize power in the House, balance the budget, open up foreign markets to U.S. oil and reduce government regulation. more »

Oct 15, 2015 3:15 PM News

Hoover marching band 9-15-15

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Thirteen high school marching bands to perform Saturday at Hoover Met

The bands come from throughout Alabama and Mississippi and will begin performing at 1:30 p.m. more »

Oct 15, 2015 9:47 AM News

2014 Alabama NF Walk

Still shot from Children's Tumor Foundation video

Children's Tumor Foundation to hold fundraising walk at Veterans Park on Sunday

The event is designed to help fund research to help battle neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth and causes tumors in a person's nervous system. more »

Oct 14, 2015 10:41 PM News

2015 Pig Iron BBQ Challenge is set for Friday night at Hoover RV Park

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Children's Harbor nonprofit that serves families of long-term seriously ill children. more »

Oct 14, 2015 9:46 PM News

Paws for the Cause 5K and One-Mile Run

Photo courtesy of Inga Clum.

Paws for the Cause 5K and 1-mile fun run set for Saturday at Veterans Park

The seventh annual event is a fundraiser for the Shelby Humane Society. more »

Oct 14, 2015 9:06 PM News

Erik Larson

Photo courtesy of Ben Benschneider

Author Erik Larson to headline 2016 Southern Voices Festival at Hoover Public Library

Library officials also tonight unveiled their full lineup for the 2016 authors conference. more »

Oct 13, 2015 9:38 PM News 1 Comments

Hidden Valley Apartments map 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

Hoover planning commission denies U.S. Steel request to subdivide 140 acres for up to 820 apartments

Planning commissioners said the land is indeed zoned for apartments, but U.S. Steel's application seemed incomplete. more »

Oct 12, 2015 7:32 PM News 3 Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer to speak at Hoover chamber luncheon Thursday

Tuesday is the deadline for reservations. more »

Oct 12, 2015 2:03 PM Businesses

Hidden Valley Apartments map 1

Map provided by city of Hoover

U.S. Steel plans up to 820 apartments along Interstate 459 in Hoover

The company tonight is asking the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission to divide 140 acres into three lots and approve construction of a public road. more »

Oct 12, 2015 11:26 AM News


Runners don rucks for National Veteran's Day 10K [Video]

A crowd of around 100 ran in the Third Annual 5K/10K Ruck Challenge hosted by National Veteran's Day. more »

Oct 11, 2015 11:07 PM News

Whispers from the Past

Sydney Cromwell

'Energetic crowd' for Whispers from the Past [Video]

The annual event at Aldridge Gardens had kids activities such as making clay pots, weaving dreamcatchers, fishing, painting gourd masks, grinding corn, beading, storytelling and learning about Native American tools. more »

Oct 11, 2015 9:44 PM People

Hoover school rezoning meeting 2 10-8-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover's high school students likely won't be rezoned, superintendent says

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she's 99 percent sure that students currently at Hoover's two high schools won't be rezoned to a different school in the current rezoning effort. more »

Oct 8, 2015 10:13 PM Schools

Hoover High School Sept 2015

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover High student confesses to writing disturbing suicide notes in boys' bathrooms

School officials say the matter is resolved and all school activities will continue as normal Friday. more »

Oct 8, 2015 1:38 PM Schools

California Pizza Kitchen

Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen plans events to honor veterans

Every year on Veterans Day, the California Pizza Kitchen at the Galleria offers free meals to those who have served. This year, however, the owners want to do something extra. more »

Oct 8, 2015 1:43 PM Restaurants

Hoover school rezoning meeting 10-6-15 (3)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school rezoning meetings get started again after year hiatus

The first of five preliminary community meetings was held at Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more »

Oct 6, 2015 9:54 PM Schools

Hoover recycle carts 10-6-15 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover officials urge patience with transition in garbage, recycle services

Many residents have complained about garbage not being picked up or old garbage and recycling carts not being collected. Others say they still haven't received their new garbage and recycling carts. more »

Oct 6, 2015 6:15 PM News 6 Comments

Renaissance Ross Bridge

Courtesy of Renaissance Ross Bridge

Renaissance Ross Bridge chef, manager win hospitality awards

General Manager Rick Smith won Hotelier of the Year at the Sept. 28 ceremony. He has been with Renaissance since July 2013. more »

Oct 6, 2015 7:27 PM Businesses

Grants Mill Road

Photo by Keith McCoy

Hoover council approves up to $60,000 for Grants Mill Road realignment study

The city is partnering with five other cities, Jefferson and Shelby counties and the Birmingham Water Works, hoping to find a way to relieve traffic congestion on U.S. 280. more »

Oct 6, 2015 9:02 AM News

Hoover mayor proposes $148 million budget for fiscal 2016

The budget includes $21.4 million in capital projects, including $4.4 million for road improvements, more than $3 million for parks and recreation projects and $3 million in upgrades to the police and fire dispatch communication and computer systems. more »

Oct 5, 2015 10:43 PM News

Hoover Police

Erica Techo

UPDATE: Letter threatening suicide found at Hoover High School

Police report the author of the letter did not make threats to anyone other than himself. more »

Oct 6, 2015 12:26 AM News 1 Comments

Pool closing for resurfacing

The Hoover Recreation Center Indoor Pool will reopen on Oct. 11. more »

Oct 5, 2015 9:20 PM News 1 Comments

Shane Rodriguez

Courtesy Shane Rodriguez

Local gym owner competes in national championship

The National Pro Grid League Championship will air on NBC Sports on Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. more »

Oct 5, 2015 6:14 PM Sports 1 Comments

Whispers From the Past Native American festival at Aldridge Gardens postponed to Oct. 11

Organizers postponed the event for a week because of the rainy weather this weekend. more »

Oct 3, 2015 6:26 PM News

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Twitter explodes with reaction to Spain Park shutout of Hoover

Hoover was at the top of the trend list on Twitter in the Birmingham area for most of the night once it became clear the Spain Park Jags were going to upset the three-peat state champions. more »

Oct 2, 2015 8:58 AM Sports

Bluff Park UMC Guardian of the Bell

Courtesy of UMCH

Bluff Park UMC receives ‘Guardian of the Bell’ award

This award comes from the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) and signifies Bluff Park UMC’s efforts toward supporting UMCH and those it serves. more »

Oct 2, 2015 3:11 PM News

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Spain Park breaks the streak

On a brisk, fall Thursday evening at the Hoover Met in a game designated as a Great American Rivalry, Spain Park broke the streak. more »

Oct 2, 2015 4:36 AM Sports

Computer guru Brian Fancher named Hoover City Schools 2015 Employee of the Year

Fancher helps make sure that 28,000 electronic devices can function within the school system's networks every day. more »

Nov 19, 2015 2:34 PM Schools

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