Skittles cake 1

Photo courtesy of Louise's Cakes N' Things

The cake was decorated with more than 6,000 Skittles that had to be sorted from bags by hand. more »

May 3, 2016 2:29 PM Businesses

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast 2016 Humphrey 2

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 560 people attended the Hoover Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

May 3, 2016 12:38 PM News

Hoover Sportsplex 13

Photo by Jon Anderson/sketch by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood

That's in addition to the $3.37 million for the prefabricated metal building that will go on top of the foundation. more »

May 2, 2016 8:05 PM News

Air Force Award Greystone 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a teacher who excels in science, technology, engineering and math instruction. more »

May 2, 2016 3:38 PM Schools


Barry Stephenson/TCImages

Hewitt-Trussville knocked off Hoover in the first-round playoff series. more »

May 2, 2016 3:57 PM Sports

HHS Band spring concert 2016 1

Photo courtesy of Donald Blair

Five different groups performed in the school gym. more »

May 1, 2016 8:49 PM High Schools

It's a two-hour fitness party at the Sertoma Park gym behind Green Valley Elementary School. more »

May 1, 2016 7:54 PM News

Celebrate Hoover Day 2016 1

Photo by Ron Burkett

The day included a variety of activities, including live entertainment, a car show, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, carnival rides and games. more »

Apr 30, 2016 9:07 PM News

The mayor spent at least one night at Brookwood Medical Center. more »

Apr 28, 2016 6:23 PM News 2 Comments

Whatever it Takes - 1.jpg

Photo by Erica Techo

The group wants to participate in PTO nights, get involved with National Night Out, hold programs for sports teams and build a presence on social media more »

Apr 28, 2016 4:02 PM News

Spain Park Tennis

Photo courtesy of Patrick Kellogg

Spain Park boasted a singles and a doubles champion at the state tennis tournament. more »

Apr 28, 2016 6:22 PM Sports

Chiaramonte and Ritchey

Photos courtesy of Alabama Department of Education

The winner is to be announced May 11 in Montgomery. more »

Apr 28, 2016 11:51 AM Schools

Brock's Gap Girls on the Run Team 1

Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run Birmingham

The event is set for May 7 in downtown Birmingham. more »

Apr 27, 2016 9:27 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Eight Spain Park senior athletes signed national letters of intent to extend their athletic careers during a ceremony held in the school's gymnasium on Wednesday, April 27. more »

Apr 27, 2016 6:09 PM Sports

Sheila Jones and Arthur Watts

Photos by Jon Anderson

A new chief school financial officer should be selected by May 9 at the latest, school board President Derrick Murphy said. more »

Apr 25, 2016 10:29 PM Schools

Hazardous Waste Day

Shay Allen

The Foundry Rescue and Recovery Center took in electronics to recycle. more »

Apr 23, 2016 9:47 PM News 1 Comments

The finalists are Jefferson County Chief School Finance Officer Sheila Jones and former Birmingham City Schools Chief School Finance Officer Arthur Watts Jr. more »

Apr 23, 2016 10:29 AM Schools

Hoover chamber 4-21-16 Jimmie Stephens

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Pyatt/Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Commission President Jimmie Stephens said the days of greed, corruption, sewer crises, bankruptcy and long car tag renewal lines are over. more »

Apr 21, 2016 5:35 PM News

Rivals for Wishes 2016

Image courtesy of Make-A-Wish Alabama

The fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Alabama will be at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa. more »

Apr 21, 2016 12:06 AM News

Life Labs - 3.jpg

Erica Techo

Four students in the Riverchase Elementary School Life Labs workshop collected stuffed animals and books to donate to the YWCA. more »

Apr 21, 2016 1:48 AM People

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover softball won six games in a row to take home the trophy. more »

Apr 19, 2016 6:13 PM Sports

Old Berry drone photo 1

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Drone

The price tag for the campus is $11 million. more »

Apr 18, 2016 11:32 PM Schools 1 Comments

Bamman will replace Derrick Murphy, whose five-year term expires at the end of May. more »

Apr 18, 2016 9:52 PM News 1 Comments

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park softball fell to Vestavia Hills on Monday night. more »

Apr 19, 2016 2:44 AM Sports

Berry Softball

Submitted photo

The win was the first Metro South title in Berry history. more »

Apr 18, 2016 7:53 PM Sports

Denim and Dining - 1 (1).jpg

Erica Techo

The event is set to become an annual affair. more »

Apr 18, 2016 10:33 AM Schools

Old Berry High School Nov 2015

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Vestavia HIlls Board of Education has offered $11 million for the property off Columbiana Road. more »

Apr 18, 2016 2:48 AM Schools

Door-to-door peddling would be prohibited in residential areas from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. and on Sundays, and peddlers would have to obtain a permit from the city. more »

Apr 18, 2016 1:01 AM News

HV school bd 2016 candidates

Photos by Jon Anderson

There are seven applicants to fill the seat being vacated by Derrick Murphy. more »

Apr 17, 2016 10:37 PM Schools

Gwin and Simmons April 2015

Photos by Jon Anderson

Hoover police reported two men leaving a burglary in the Carisbrooke area on foot. more »

Apr 15, 2016 7:16 PM News

Reid Chandler

Photo courtesy of Hoover High School.

Hoover baseball swept Tuscaloosa County and locked up a playoff berth. more »

Apr 15, 2016 1:25 PM Sports

Hoover signing

Kyle Parmley

A trio of Hoover student-athletes signed with colleges on Wednesday. more »

Apr 14, 2016 6:38 PM Sports

Jimmie Stephens

Photo courtesy of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

The luncheon will be at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Apr 13, 2016 9:04 PM Businesses

The city's planning consultant is expecting a zoning request for about 1,100 homes in May, but developers are still drawing up plans. more »

Apr 11, 2016 8:08 PM News 1 Comments

Tiffany Frederick led the Hoover program for four seasons. more »

Apr 11, 2016 10:46 PM Sports

Lake Wilborn phase one April 2016

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The first phase of the 499-home community at the end of Stadium Trace Parkway is now proposed to be 57 lots. more »

Apr 11, 2016 2:08 AM News 2 Comments

The event will be at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium from 6:30 to 10 p.m. more »

Apr 10, 2016 8:29 PM Schools

HV school bd 2016 candidates

Photos by Jon Anderson

School board candidates also revealed other challenges they see facing the system. more »

Apr 10, 2016 7:00 PM Schools

Trent Richardson and Blake Sims will be guest coaches at a football skills clinic at Brock's Gap Intermediate School on Saturday. more »

Apr 8, 2016 2:51 PM Sports


Hoover Police Department

The suspect was at large until he was arrested by the Birmingham Police Department on April 6. more »

Apr 8, 2016 4:47 AM News

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Here's a short biography on each of the applicants, based on information provided in their applications: more »

Apr 8, 2016 4:31 AM Schools

Gary Ivey 2016 campaign kickoff

Photo courtesy of Gary Ivey campaign

Ivey touted the city's investments in education, economic development and public safety under his leadership. more »

Apr 7, 2016 11:38 PM News 4 Comments


Kyle Parmley

The Lady Huskies earned a split for the week against Spain Park. more »

Apr 8, 2016 4:27 AM Sports 1 Comments

But U.S. District Judge Madelyn Haikala will review testimony and evidence further before rendering a decision on the rezoning proposal. more »

Apr 7, 2016 9:06 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 4-7-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala is hearing the case at the federal courthouse in downtown Birmingham. more »

Apr 7, 2016 2:00 PM Schools

AL Teacher of Yr 16-17 Sweet 16

Photos courtesy of Jason Gaston and Sandy Ritchey

The field soon will be narrowed down to four teachers, and the winner is scheduled to be chosen in May. more »

Apr 6, 2016 6:02 PM Schools

Hoover Sportsplex indoor event center

Sketch by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood

The 141,000-square-foot event center will be part of the $70 million Hoover Sportsplex next to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more »

Apr 5, 2016 3:29 PM News

Spain Park vs Central-Phenix City Final Four

Frank Couch

The Auburn commit took home ASWA Class 7A Player of the Year honors. more »

Apr 6, 2016 6:55 PM Sports

Cellar 91

Photo by Sydney Cromwell

Cellar 91 will hold a ribbon cutting April 16 and open for business April 19. more »

Apr 6, 2016 9:07 AM Businesses

Womens Committee Awards Williams

Photo by Jon Anderson

The annual awards luncheon was held at the Vestavia Country Club. more »

Apr 5, 2016 5:05 PM People

I-459 apartment rezoning

Photo by Jon Anderson

The council rejected stiff opposition from U.S. Steel and other owners of the property in question, saying the land is best suited for mostly commercial use. more »

Apr 4, 2016 9:44 PM News 10 Comments

I-459 apartment rezoning

Map provided by city of Hoover

The vote originally was scheduled for March 7 but was postponed until April 4. more »

Apr 3, 2016 8:15 PM News

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