Southern Voices 2-24-18 (1)

Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

Eight authors shared their arduous journeys of completing books and the joys and pitfalls of being a writer. more

Feb 24, 2018 9:15 PM People

Southern Voices 2018 Andrew Gross

Jon Anderson

Connections, coupled with persistence, really do matter. more

Feb 23, 2018 11:56 PM People

Mary White

Photo courtesy Jana White.

Hoover High student Mary White hopes she will appear on Ellen DeGeneres show when she attends the October taping. more

Feb 23, 2018 9:47 PM People

pre-teens

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The class will cover the physical changes that occur in puberty as well as issues pre-teens face in today’s culture, such as sex, drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, the Internet, social media, pornography and human trafficking. more

Feb 22, 2018 1:35 PM News

Finley Awards 2018

Sarah Finnegan

The award is given annually to a senior at Hoover High, a senior at Spain Park High and a Hoover City Schools employee who exemplify the strong character traits shown by the late Berry High School Coach Bob Finley. more

Feb 23, 2018 12:52 PM Schools 1 Comments

Steve Berry Andrew Gross

Photos courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Andrew Gross is a fiction thriller writer whose books have been sold in more than 25 countries. more

Feb 22, 2018 3:05 PM People

Winter Starlight Gala 2017

Photo courtesy of Donald Blair

The event includes dessert, coffee, a silent auction and pop and jazz music by student bands. more

Feb 22, 2018 11:53 AM Schools

Walt Maddox

Photo courtesy of Maddox for Governor campaign

Maddox is one of six Democrats seeking the governor's chair this year. more

Feb 21, 2018 5:02 PM People

Hoover High Spain Park HIgh

Photos by Jon Anderson

Parents are invited to meetings at Hoover and Spain Park high schools in early March. more

Feb 20, 2018 6:42 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School girls basketball team left no doubt, beating Huffman on Tuesday morning to advance to the state semifinals. more

Feb 20, 2018 5:00 PM Spain Park

Hoover Boys Basketball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School boys basketball team suffered a 70-63 defeat to Sparkman in the Class 7A Northwest Regional final on Tuesday. more

Feb 20, 2018 9:22 PM Hoover

Hoover Girls Basketball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School girls basketball team fell to Sparkman on Tuesday in the Class 7A Northwest Regional final. more

Feb 20, 2018 9:19 PM Hoover

Greystone SRO

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

That will give Hoover a total of 11 full-time police officers and 17 part-time officers in the city's 16 schools. more

Feb 19, 2018 10:17 PM News 3 Comments

Bluff Park Community Center

Photo courtesy of Heather Skaggs

The public involvement meeting is set from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Shades Crest Baptist Church. more

Feb 19, 2018 1:13 PM News 5 Comments

Eric Hinson Stanley Densmore

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Birmingham police rescued the victims unharmed in a sting operation Saturday. more

Feb 18, 2018 12:31 AM News 1 Comments

Jeff State culinary 2-16-18

Jon Anderson

The campus started with about 1,000 students the first year in 1993 and now serves nearly 5,000 students, Jeff State Interim President Keith Brown said. more

Feb 16, 2018 1:50 PM News

SPHS Girls Basketball VS Grissom Regionals

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School girls basketball team defeated Grissom in the Class 7A Northeast Regional semifinals on Thursday. more

Feb 15, 2018 11:20 PM Spain Park

Hoover 2017 Public Safety Officers of Year

Photos by Jon Anderson

Top police officer, firefighters helped rescue a man who was about to jump from a bridge onto Interstate 459 in an effort to kill himself. more

Feb 15, 2018 4:46 PM News

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Hoover High School boys basketball team beat James Clemens on Thursday in the Class 7A Northwest Regional Semifinals. more

Feb 15, 2018 9:33 PM Hoover 1 Comments

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Hoover High School girls basketball team took down Buckhorn in the Class 7A Northwest Regional Semifinals on Thursday. more

Feb 15, 2018 8:08 PM Hoover 1 Comments

Vote for your favorite local businesses in Hoover. more

Feb 15, 2018 3:11 PM News 14 Comments

Paradigm show choir 2-9-18

Photo courtesy of Amy Tosney

Former board member Stephen Presley told the Hoover school board Tuesday night that it's past time Hoover has a sufficient place for students to perform. more

Feb 13, 2018 10:02 PM Schools 5 Comments

Sidewalk Brock's Gap Parkway

Photo by Jon Anderson

Most new developments in Hoover now will have to build sidewalks on both sides of the street and make them at least 5 feet wide instead of 4 feet wide. more

Feb 12, 2018 9:05 PM News 2 Comments

Najam used card dealership vicinity map

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

Najam LLC wants to put a luxury used car dealership across from the Walmart Supercenter off John Hawkins Parkway, behind Cadence Bank, IberiaBank and Zaxby's. more

Feb 12, 2018 8:14 PM Businesses

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Alyx Chandler

On Saturday, Feb. 3. the Riverchase Women's Club hosted their 12th Annual Riverchase Loves Art at the Riverchase Country Club, featured art in mediums ranging from pottery to glass to leather to paints. Each artist from the show was hand-picked. more

Feb 12, 2018 9:42 PM People

Spain Park vs. Oak Mountain Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park high school basketball and wrestling teams were in action last week. more

Feb 12, 2018 5:46 PM Sports

Preston Barker Moore

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The Shelby County District Attorney's Office charged the 16-year-old boy as an adult with two counts of first-degree felony assault. more

Feb 8, 2018 6:07 PM News

Justin Edward Fink

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Police say the 32-year-old man was stealing checks from business mailboxes throughout the metro area and altering the checks to make it appear they were written to him. more

Feb 7, 2018 4:07 PM News

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Sarah Finnegan

Many Hoover and Spain Park high school athletes were recognized on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day. more

Feb 7, 2018 7:40 PM Sports

Comp plan mtg 2-6-18

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 45 people showed up for the last of three initial public input meetings for the city's comprehensive plan. more

Feb 6, 2018 10:22 PM News 1 Comments

Southern Voices authors conference

Paula McLain photo courtesy of Nina Subin; Stephanie Powell Watts photo courtesy of Bob Watts; other photos courtesy of the authors or Hoover Public Library

The authors conference expanded to two venues in 2013. more

Feb 6, 2018 4:21 PM People

Marilyn Jones Charles Whatley

Photo by Jon Anderson

The council welcomed Marilyn Jones and Charles Whatley, two of the first black teachers in Hoover area schools. more

Feb 5, 2018 9:03 PM News 7 Comments

The Crossings at Hoover rendering

Rendering provided by city of Hoover.

The Crossings at Hoover, if approved by the state, will be built in the Riverchase office park along Parkway Lake Drive between U.S. 31 and Parkway Lake Drive. more

Feb 5, 2018 8:40 PM News 2 Comments

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Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover and Spain Park High School indoor track and field, basketball and wrestling teams were all in action last week. more

Feb 5, 2018 5:23 PM Sports

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Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School indoor track and field teams swept the Class 7A titles at the state meet over the weekend. more

Feb 4, 2018 1:03 AM Hoover 3 Comments

Hoover school board 2-2-18

Photo by Jon Anderson

The driver, Mark Pierce, had been employed with Hoover City Schools since September. more

Feb 2, 2018 3:07 PM Schools

Hoover school bus driver Mark Pierce

Pierce photo courtesy of Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; bus photo by Jon Anderson

"Thank God no children were on the bus at the time of the crash," Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. more

Feb 1, 2018 6:23 PM Schools

Hoover school bus

Photo by Jon Anderson

No children were on the bus when the driver wrecked it just off Interstate 459, school system spokesman Jason Gaston said. more

Jan 31, 2018 7:00 PM Schools

Deer Valley Elementary 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school is one of only two in Alabama to receive a 2018 State School of Character award. more

Jan 31, 2018 5:21 PM Schools

Gilchrist Bueche Gibson

Photos courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

The award is given annually for teachers who go beyond the call of duty to serve students. more

Jan 31, 2018 4:24 PM Schools

Vestavia burlgaries 1-30-18 (4)

Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills Police Department

At least nine homes in Hoover and Vestavia Hills were burglarized Tuesday, Jan. 30, and authorities say the cases may be related. more

Jan 31, 2018 12:09 PM News

Comp plan mtg 1-30-18 (6)

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 100 people showed up for the second of three public input meetings for the city's comprehensive plan. more

Jan 30, 2018 10:48 PM News 1 Comments

Riverchase Career Center 12-19-17

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz/Bluff Park Drone

Superintendent Kathy Murphy announced the one-year delay in her state-of-the-school-system address. more

Jan 29, 2018 11:02 AM Schools 1 Comments

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Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover and Spain Park high school basketball, wrestling and bowling teams were in action last week. more

Jan 29, 2018 1:58 PM Sports

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Staff

The Chamber announced that April Stone, current director of the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce, will take over the role in February. more

Jan 26, 2018 11:17 PM Businesses

Comp plan mtg Greystone

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 20 people showed up at Greystone Elementary for the first of three public input meetings for the city's comprehensive plan. more

Jan 25, 2018 10:29 PM News 2 Comments

Maurice Jerome Myers

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

A sporting goods store, liquor store and cafe all were burglarized overnight. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:00 PM News

2018 Hoover City Leaders Breakfast

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

The officials were at the 2018 Hoover City Leaders Breakfast, and the police and fire departments honored student contest winners. more

Jan 25, 2018 4:09 PM News 1 Comments

Marlon Humphrey Baltimore Ravens

Photo courtesy of Shawn Hubbard/Baltimore Ravens

The former Hoover Buc and University of Alabama cornerback is accused of taking a $15 charger, according to a police report. more

Jan 25, 2018 2:01 PM News

Maggie Ballard

Courtesy of Maggie Ballard

One of her most recent projects was “Get Out,” a thriller where Ballard worked as second assistant director. “Get Out” is nominated for four Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:19 PM People 5 Comments

Teddi Butcher

Photo from Hoover High School website

The Hoover school board accepted her resignation in a special meeting this morning. more

Jan 25, 2018 9:28 AM Schools 3 Comments

Hoover High School

Photo by Jon Anderson

The superintendent would not specify the personnel matter to be discussed Thursday, but she did say she was ready to move forward with a recommendation to the board concerning the racial slur. more

Jan 24, 2018 9:02 PM Schools

Isaiah Jovan Flowers

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Police said the two teens were accomplices in a robbery during a drug deal when their robbery partner was shot in the head. more

Jan 24, 2018 6:10 PM News

Meanwhile, the teacher who used the slur in her classroom Friday remains on paid administrative leave. more

Jan 23, 2018 4:35 PM Schools 9 Comments

Dlonta Khalil Melton and Levi Pointer

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police and Derrick Pointer

Two-year-old Levi Ellise Pointer suffered a significant skull fracture while under the supervision of her mother's boyfriend, Hoover police said. more

Jan 23, 2018 5:41 PM News

Anabelle Kunz Riverchase snow day 12-8-17

Photo courtesy of Danielle Kunz

However, the two instructional days lost Jan. 16-17 due to icy roads likely won't have to be made up, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. more

Jan 23, 2018 11:45 AM Schools

Greystone YMCA Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

School officials say the YMCA offers a superior program, but it also may cost more. more

Jan 23, 2018 12:00 AM Schools

Teddi Butcher

Photo from Hoover High School website

Students said the teacher told students to "turn that n----- music off" when she came into her classroom and found them listening to hip hop music. more

Jan 22, 2018 9:51 PM Schools 5 Comments

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Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover and Spain Park high school boys bowling teams qualify for state, and the Hoover basketball teams continued their strong play. more

Jan 22, 2018 5:31 PM Sports

Santek Waste Services truck

Photo courtesy of Santek Waste Services

Santek acknowledges an uptick in complaints in the last couple of months and is working to address issues, a manager said. more

Jan 18, 2018 9:10 PM News 19 Comments

Hoover Met Complex South Access Rd

Map provided by city of Hoover.

C.S. Beatty Construction beat out two other bidders for the road project. more

Jan 18, 2018 8:07 PM News

Ray Shea Clyce

Photos by Sarah Finnegan

Also, Council President John Greene today installed the chamber's 2018 officers. more

Jan 18, 2018 4:32 PM Businesses

Nominate your favorite local business for our annual Best of Hoover. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:15 PM Businesses 3 Comments

Temperatures should drop into the teens tonight but are expected to climb to 41 Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. more

Jan 17, 2018 4:45 PM Schools

Hoover great place to live sign

Photo by Jon Anderson

Three meetings are scheduled in late January and early February. more

Jan 15, 2018 4:36 PM News

Hoover Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover High School basketball teams continued their strong play last week, as Class 7A, Area 5 play began. more

Jan 15, 2018 4:59 PM Sports

Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

Sarah Finnegan

The surprise happened Saturday morning, the day after Huffstutler's final cancer treatment. more

Jan 13, 2018 6:07 PM News 2 Comments

Bob Finley

Painting by Daniel Moore

Nominations are open through Feb. 1. more

Jan 12, 2018 6:35 PM Schools

The first meeting of the group is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the Hoover Public Library. more

Jan 9, 2018 3:04 PM News 12 Comments

The Crossings at Hoover layout

Layout provided by city of Hoover

The Crossings at Hoover would have about 90 independent living units, about 70 assisted living beds and about 34 memory care beds, according to an architect working for the developer. more

Jan 8, 2018 6:53 PM News

The Crossings at Hoover rendering

Rendering provided by city of Hoover.

The community, if approved, would be called The Crossings at Hoover and include about 90 independent living units, about 70 assisted living beds and about 34 memory care beds, according to an architect working on the project. more

Jan 8, 2018 11:57 AM News 1 Comments

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Jimmy Mitchell

The Hoover and Spain Park high school basketball and wrestling teams were in action over the last week. more

Jan 8, 2018 4:51 PM Sports

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Jimmy Mitchell

The Hoover High School boys basketball team fell short against Mountain Brook on Thursday night. more

Jan 5, 2018 4:21 AM Hoover

Dewayne Bias Tyrone Hendrix Jr.

Photos courtesy of Jefferson County Jail

One of the suspects charged is from Hoover, and the other is from Pinson. more

Jan 3, 2018 5:25 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Jim Pressler

The Hoover and Spain Park high school basketball teams took part in tournament action over the holiday break. more

Jan 3, 2018 1:28 AM Sports

Nia Mya Reese gained national attention with her first book, “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother.” more

Dec 29, 2017 5:28 PM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Best of Hoover 2018

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