Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park tied the game at the end of regulation, but the Jags fell short on Friday night. more

Sep 23, 2017 5:04 AM Sports

2017 HHS Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover marched to an easy 63-0 victory over Tuscaloosa County High School at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more

Sep 23, 2017 4:02 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Hoover City Schools

A group of seven Hoover High students and nine Spain Park High students were recently named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists, joining approximately 16,000 other high school seniors in receiving this honor. more

Sep 23, 2017 2:19 AM High Schools

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Supporters have created a Stand UP for Ben event Monday in the aftermath of Ben Abercrombie’s severe neck injury in Harvard's football game last Saturday. more

Sep 22, 2017 12:20 PM News

Michael Williams Secret Service 9-21-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Michael Williams, the Secret Service special agent in charge for Alabama and Mississippi, shared his story with the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. more

Sep 21, 2017 6:30 PM News 4 Comments

Jefferson County distribution to schools 9-20-17

Photo courtesy of Grady Thornton.

The money was part of $69 million of unspent proceeds from the county's previous education sales and use tax that was divided among the county's 12 school districts. more

Sep 20, 2017 7:20 PM News 1 Comments

The 34 people in the group represent a variety of sectors in the Hoover community, including education, large and small businesses, nonprofits and government. more

Sep 20, 2017 4:35 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover vs. Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover High School volleyball team beat Vestavia Hills in four sets on Tuesday night. more

Sep 20, 2017 3:00 AM Sports

Hoover Football Spain Park Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School football team hosts Tuscaloosa County for homecoming this Friday. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:46 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team fell to Hoover last Friday. This week, it will face another challenge when it travels to Mountain Brook. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:42 PM Sports

Artists on the Bluff 2016-2

Photo by Jon Anderson

Neither the Hoover school board nor the Hoover City Council seems willing to invest the $1 million to $4 million to bring the nearly 100-year-old building up to code. more

Sep 18, 2017 10:09 PM News 20 Comments

Hoover Football Spain Park Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

It was a busy week for the football, volleyball and cross-country teams at Hoover and Spain Park high schools. more

Sep 18, 2017 7:33 PM , Sports

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Photo courtesy of Mary Katherine Smith.

Events that aim to support the fight against childhood cancers are planned around the city. more

Sep 18, 2017 3:38 PM Schools

Spain Park Cross Country Classic

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School girls cross-country team ran away with the team title at Saturday’s Spain Park Cross Country Classic, one week after capturing the team crown at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational. more

Sep 16, 2017 8:37 PM Sports

Hoover Football - Spain Park Football

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Shedrick Jackson's 25-yard touchdown catch capped off a thrilling rivalry game between Hoover and Spain Park. more

Sep 16, 2017 3:56 AM Sports

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Alyx Chandler

On Thursday, Sept. 14, the Riverchase Women's Club hosted its annual Girls Night Out fashion show that included dinner, wine and some of Hoover's newest fashion trends. The event was from 6-8 p.m. at Riverchase Country Club. more

Sep 15, 2017 9:14 PM People

Hoover school board 9-12-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board plans to spend $177.5 million in fiscal 2018, which starts Oct. 1, and take in $180.9 million in revenues, resulting in a $3.4 million positive balance. more

Sep 12, 2017 8:16 PM Schools


Photo by Todd Lester

Both teams are 1-0 in Class 7A, Region 3 play, and a win Friday will give one side an advantage moving forward. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:37 PM Sports

Artists on the Bluff 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Costs of needed building repairs have complicated negotiations. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:00 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover Patriot Day

Layton Dudley

A few dozen Hoover firefighters and community members came out to the 2017 Hoover Patriot Day ceremony. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:01 PM News

Stadium Trace Village concept plan 9-11-17

Conceptual plan provided by city of Hoover

The two developers will receive 50 percent of new sales tax revenue to the city over 10 years, not to exceed $20 million for one development and $2.5 million for the other. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:38 PM Businesses 1 Comments

Hoover school board Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board's second 2018 budget hearing and regular September school board meeting both were rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Irma. more

Sep 11, 2017 4:44 PM Schools


Photo by Todd Lester

Hoover and Spain Park high schools sports are fully underway in the fall season. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:22 PM , Sports

School employees should report to work at their normal time, however. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:13 PM Schools

Briana Kinsey Miss DC

Photo courtesy of Moshe Zusman Photography Studio

Kinsey, who now lives, works and goes to school in Washington, D.C., competed as Miss District of Columbia. more

Sep 10, 2017 11:39 PM People

Hurricane Irma Sunday 4 p.m.

Image from National Weather Service

The National Weather Service was predicting Irma will be a tropical storm moving through east Alabama Monday. more

Sep 10, 2017 6:10 PM News


Sydney Cromwell

On Sunday afternoon, Hoover residents Greg Moon, David Cohen and Councilman Derrick Murphy brought a feast – in the form of 100 grilled hamburgers, 145 wings, 100 hot dogs and sides – to the RV Park to make their time in Hoover a little easier. more

Sep 10, 2017 6:32 PM People

Hoover Cross Country

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School girls cross-country team won the large school race on Saturday morning at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational. Homewood’s Will Stone and Vestavia Hills’ James Sweeney swept the large school boys race. more

Sep 9, 2017 10:05 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team opened region play Friday night with a convincing 33-14 win over Vestavia Hills. more

Sep 9, 2017 3:59 AM Sports


Photo by Todd lester

Hoover notched a win over the Spartans in the Class 7A, Region 3 opener on Friday night. more

Sep 9, 2017 3:41 AM Sports

Tynette Lynch spring 2016-2

Photo by Frank Couch

The award comes from the Alabama Tourism Department. more

Sep 8, 2017 10:45 AM People

Hoover vs. Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park High School volleyball team took down its crosstown rival on Thursday evening. more

Sep 8, 2017 3:14 AM Sports

Hoover RV Park May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

People must show proof of residency in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina or Texas. more

Sep 7, 2017 9:04 PM News

Hoover cell tower

Photo by Jon Anderson

Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks require more, but smaller cell towers, Councilman Mike Shaw said. more

Sep 7, 2017 4:16 PM News 1 Comments

Aldridge Gardens

Photo by Jon Anderson

There were not enough artists signing up for this year's juried art show, Aldridge CEO Tynette Lynch said. more

Sep 7, 2017 1:13 PM News

Jim Wilson Jr. Parkway lane addition

Sketch courtesy of city of Hoover

Improvements are slated for Braddock Drive, Wisteria Drive, Jim Wilson Jr. Parkway and Alford Avenue. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:58 PM News 3 Comments

Melinda Lopez 9-5-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor is proposing $113.9 million in expenditures and projecting $111 million in revenues for the general fund and plans to make up the difference with the capital projects fund. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:24 PM News

Spain Park Football

Photo by Todd Thompson

The Spain Park High School football team rides a wave of momentum into its region opener at Thompson Reynolds Stadium. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:15 PM Sports


Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover begins its defense of the Class 7A, Region 3 title on Friday night. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:00 PM Sports

Stadium Trace Village site 8-29-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two developments are part of the Trace Crossings community, and the third is the shopping center in Riverchase slated to gain a Whole Foods Market. more

Sep 5, 2017 8:50 PM News

Roderick Little Cedrick Carter

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police Department

They now face felony charges for using a gun to steal two pizzas. more

Sep 5, 2017 12:19 PM News 1 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Todd Thompson

Spain Park picked up its second win of the season in convincing fashion. more

Sep 2, 2017 4:46 AM Sports


Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover scored early and often en route to a big win on Friday night. more

Sep 2, 2017 4:32 AM Sports

Hoover Municipal Center May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Most city buildings will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, but the Hoover Recreation Center will have special hours. more

Aug 31, 2017 8:16 PM News

Hurricane Harvey relief 8-31-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Items being collected vary by location. more

Aug 31, 2017 12:00 AM News

Clay Bentley Aug 2016

Photo by Erica Techo

Bentley has served with the Hoover Fire Department for more than 20 years and worked full-time for the Birmingham Fire Department before that. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:04 PM People 3 Comments

Stadium Trace Village conceptual plan 8-30-17

Conceptual plan by Gonzalez-Strength & Associates

Plans for the shopping center include an "experiential" retail store, an organic grocery, a medical center, a retail village with small shops and restaurants and outparcels for hotels and other tenants. more

Aug 30, 2017 4:32 PM Businesses 54 Comments

Tina Hancock 8-29-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

If approved, this would be the first time in 13 years the school board has passed a budget predicting a surplus instead of a deficit, school officials said. more

Aug 29, 2017 11:06 PM Schools

Chuck Wingate retirement 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Several hundred people attended a retirement party for Wingate, who worked 42 years for the Fire Department. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:59 PM News 1 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton.

The Spain Park High School football team will aim to start the season 2-0. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:21 PM Sports


Sarah Finnegan

Hoover plays its second straight school from outside Alabama on Friday, as the Bucs host Meridian (Mississippi). more

Aug 29, 2017 7:10 PM Sports

Hoover school board 8-15-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

A second public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11. more

Aug 28, 2017 8:51 PM Schools


Sarah Finnegan

Hoover dropped a 35-26 decision to Grayson on Friday night in the Bucs' initial game of the season. more

Aug 26, 2017 3:39 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team scored a hard-fought 31-19 victory over Gadsden City to kick off its 2017 season. more

Aug 26, 2017 5:02 AM Sports

Leadership Hoover Thomas Vest

Photos by Jon Anderson and Erica Techo

Classes of about 30 leaders from all walks of life will meet monthly to learn about the city and look for ways to improve it. more

Aug 25, 2017 5:15 PM News

Golden Rule Bar-B-Q

Photo by Jon Anderson

Nick Manakides, owner of the Golden Rule Bar-B-Q on U.S. 31, said the shooting is scheduled for Friday morning, but there's no word on what all cast members will be present. more

Aug 24, 2017 4:53 PM News 11 Comments

Hoover Band Beatles show T-shirt

Photo courtesy of Hoover High School marching band

The 354-member band will perform songs from its Beatles-themed show, and food trucks will be on site. more

Aug 24, 2017 12:58 PM News

Vestavia Hills vs. Hoover Football

Jimmy J. Mitchell

Hoover travels to Grayson on Friday, a reigning state champion in Georgia. more

Aug 22, 2017 10:06 PM Sports 1 Comments


Photo by Jon Anderson

About a dozen DEA agents were on the scene at the office on South Shades Crest Road. more

Aug 22, 2017 4:27 PM News 9 Comments

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park hosts Gadsden City and its first-year coach, Bart Sessions, on Friday night at Jaguar Stadium. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:47 PM Sports

City of Hoover logo - council chambers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor plans to present his budget to the City Council on Sept. 5, and budget hearings will be held the following week. more

Aug 21, 2017 8:48 PM News

Run for One

Layton Dudley

The sixth annual R(un) for One 5K and 1 mile Fun Run took place Saturday, Aug. 19, at Veterans Park. The proceeds from the run went to benefit Lifeline Children's Services Unadopted Ministry. Runners of all ages attended and ran in the 5K. more

Aug 21, 2017 9:53 PM People

Hoover Bucs at Galleria Dec 2016

Photo by Ron Burkett

The Hoover High School athletic department encourages fans to come meet and support the football players as they prepare to start their 2017 season and begin their quest for a 13th state championship. more

Aug 17, 2017 8:18 PM Sports

Dee Ann Turner Hoover chamber 8-17-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The company is built on core values of excellence, integrity, loyalty and generosity, said Dee Ann Turner, Chick-fil-A's corporate vice president for enterprise and social responsibility. more

Aug 17, 2017 4:26 PM Businesses

YMCA after-school academy

Photo courtesy of YMCA

Hoover's current after-school program serves about 1,000 students in the elementary schools and Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more

Aug 15, 2017 9:14 PM Schools

Lake Wilborn 8-14-17

Photo by Jon Anderson.

The road leads to the new Lake Wilborn community and eventually will extend further southwest to the Blackridge community. more

Aug 14, 2017 6:50 PM News

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The wreck happened on South Shades Crest Road near the intersection with Eden Ridge Drive. more

Aug 14, 2017 12:09 PM News

Feeding Hoover

Photo by Keith McCoy

Guest speakers will be from the Hoover Helps school backpack feeding program and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. more

Aug 13, 2017 12:00 AM News 2 Comments

The Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC) gathered at the home of Lin and Jim Musgrove in Greystone on June 6 to install the 2017-18 SVC board and announce member awards. more

Aug 11, 2017 9:05 PM People 57 Comments

Letters of interest and resumes are due by Aug. 24. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:14 PM News 1 Comments

Melissa Sue Metzler

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The woman, arrested in a Hoover shoplifting case in July, was arrested again today. more

Aug 10, 2017 3:27 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover Sun asked the community to send in their back-to-school pictures. Enjoy browsing through shots of students starting another school year in Hoover! more

Aug 10, 2017 6:22 PM Schools

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Frank Couch

This year, volunteers who register early — before Sept. 30 — will receive $20 off the volunteer uniform package, as well as a complimentary and transferable round of golf on either The Founders or Legacy Course at Greystone Golf & Country Club. more

Aug 10, 2017 2:06 PM News

Hoover library renovation Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The $144,000 renovation project is expected to be completed by Sept. 8. more

Aug 8, 2017 6:30 PM News

Willy Wonka Jr. 8-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham theater put on the show with an all-kids cast 10 times between July 27 and Aug. 6. more

Aug 7, 2017 2:57 PM People

Chapel Farms housing devt 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

The 12 acres between Hoover First United Methodist Church and the Polo Trace subdivision now will remain zoned for agricultural, single-family residential and commercial use in unincorporated Jefferson County. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:54 AM News 2 Comments

Chuck Wingate 8-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Mayor Frank Brocato praised Wingate's leadership and said he will appoint a new chief at the Sept. 5 Hoover City Council meeting. more

Aug 7, 2017 10:20 PM News

Hoover Institute 2017-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school district's 1,750 employees gathered at Hunter Street Baptist Church for a back-to-school rally. more

Aug 4, 2017 4:05 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The suspect was found in possession of Police found four counterfeit Georgia licenses, two counterfeit Florida licenses and seven fake Capitol One credit cards, according to police. more

Aug 4, 2017 9:21 PM News

Hoover Fire Department Operations Chief Rick L. Patterson retired on Aug. 1, following a professional firefighting career spanning over 42 years of service, with 38 of those years with the City of Hoover. more

Aug 4, 2017 8:31 PM People

Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17 (3)

Photo courtesy of Eileen Lewis

City leaders have identified five pieces of private property where they say repairs are needed for the general protection and welfare of the public. more

Aug 3, 2017 8:53 PM News 4 Comments

Catherine Hogeland double shot

Photos courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Authorities have identified a 37-year-old woman as the suspect using a credit card stolen in the May 14 theft from Prince of Peace Catholic Church. more

Aug 3, 2017 3:31 PM News

Nick Derzis 7-24-17

Photo courtesy of National Association of School Resource Officers

The award now will be called the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award. more

Aug 2, 2017 4:21 PM News 1 Comments

National Night Out 2017-12

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis estimated 5,000 to 6,000 people attended the annual event in the parking lot of The Grove shopping center. more

Aug 1, 2017 10:23 PM News

The Voter Guide includes candidate bios, campaign contributor lists, voter information for Jefferson and Shelby counties and information about polling places, voter ID and campaign finances. more

Jul 31, 2017 3:58 PM News

Sci Fi costume winners

Photos by Jon Anderson

Two characters from the Overwatch video game and a character taken from "Brave" and "Braveheart" prevailed. more

Jul 29, 2017 11:41 PM People

Dad Brigade 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

This year's back-to-school cleanup effort was expanded to include Hoover's two high schools, meaning volunteers were sprucing up all 16 campuses that are part of Hoover City Schools. more

Jul 29, 2017 8:26 AM Schools 1 Comments

John Anderson

Photo provided by Hoover Public Library

"It's a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and geeky pop culture," said Krysten Griffin, chairwoman of the festival. "It's like a big party." more

Jul 27, 2017 6:25 PM News

Stadium Trace cyclist

Photo by Jon Anderson

The city of Hoover held a public involvement meeting at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium Thursday night and will continue taking comments until Aug. 15. more

Jul 27, 2017 9:10 PM News 1 Comments

Iron City Chef 2017, which took place Saturday, July 22, from 6-9 p.m., featured special dishes by four local chefs. The night ended with a cook-off between the two top-voted chefs, with three judges then deciding who was crowned Iron City Chef. more

Aug 1, 2017 8:45 PM People

Vestavia Bowl flooding 7-26-17 (1)

Photo by James Adams

Several shopping centers, business and apartments were damaged, and the manager at Vestavia Bowl had to be rescued by firefighters. more

Jul 26, 2017 8:10 PM News

Altadena Woods walkers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The first of two public input meetings this week regarding the city's bicycle and pedestrian plan was held at Heatherwood Hills Country Club. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:22 PM News

Star Lake meeting 7-20-17 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

However, some people are concerned that improvements may attract too many people to the small, community lake. more

Jul 20, 2017 8:20 PM News

Ron Bradstreet 7-20-17 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a role model who promotes the ideals of freedom and supports the government and U.S. military. more

Jul 20, 2017 4:31 PM News

Ross Bridge Parkway sidewalk

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two meetings are scheduled for July 25 and July 27. more

Jul 19, 2017 5:00 PM News

Star Lake 7-18-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

A public feedback meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Green Valley Baptist Church. more

Jul 18, 2017 5:35 PM News 3 Comments

Douglas Commons annexation

Map provided by city of Hoover

D.R. Horton wants to build 42 houses on 12 acres and to prohibit people under the age of 18 from living there permanently. more

Jul 17, 2017 9:31 PM News

Hoover 7x7

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover and Spain Park both competed this week at the USA Football 7 on 7 National Championship Series, held Thursday to Saturday at the Hoover Met. The Bucs advanced to the final. more

Jul 15, 2017 10:28 PM Sports


Sydney Cromwell

Firefighters came out to help the Hoover Rec Center's campers with a physics experiment. more

Jul 14, 2017 9:04 PM People


Courtesy of HCA.

A discussion has been planned for HCA faculty and parents to discuss the process of moving back in to Shades Mountain Community Church for the 2017-2018 school year. more

Jul 14, 2017 8:55 PM Private Schools

Hoover Library Theatre 17-18 season

Photos provided by Hoover Library Theatre

"I think we have a wide mix of just about everything that will appeal to everybody," Fine Arts Director Matina Johnson said. more

Jul 11, 2017 11:13 PM News

Hoover school board 7-11-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover is offering $4.25 million for the 41-acre campus. more

Jul 11, 2017 10:19 PM Schools 7 Comments

Lake Cyrus Sector 21 layout

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The commission also approved preliminary plans for 263 residential lots in Blackridge, Lake Cyrus and Lake Wilborn. more

Jul 10, 2017 7:07 PM News

Hoover Sun leaves the annual Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest victorious this weekend after picking up a number of awards. In all, Starnes Publishing tallied 55 awards across all seven of its papers. more

Jul 10, 2017 7:37 PM News 2 Comments

Edward Lawler Taylor

Photo courtesy of Shelby County Jail

Surveillance photos released to the public helped identify a suspect. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:26 PM News

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Hoover Police Department.

The CVS Pharmacy at Inverness Plaza was robbed Monday around 1:25 p.m., according to a release from the Hoover Police Department. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:34 PM News

Freedom Fest 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The 20-minute fireworks show also seemed to be a crowd pleaser. more

Jul 5, 2017 9:00 AM People

Ellen Williams

Photo by Jon Anderson

Williams has worked as a civilian employee for the Hoover Police Department for 27 years. more

Jul 4, 2017 7:00 AM People

Hoover Metropolitan Complex June 2017

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz/Bluff Park Drone

Two members were appointed by the council president, two members by the mayor and one member by the Hoover Parks and Recreation Board. more

Jul 3, 2017 8:30 PM News

Flemming annexation map

Map courtesy of Signature Homes.

The land is designated for houses, two football fields, tennis courts and park land along the Cahaba River. more

Jul 3, 2017 7:44 PM News

Hoover Recreation Center May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Garbage and recycling pickup also will be delayed one day through the end of the week. more

Jul 3, 2017 2:28 PM News


Sarah Finnegan

The Wynfrey Hotel hosted Magic City Con from June 30 - July 2, 2017, allowing Birmingham's comic book, sci-fi and fantasy fans to come out and gather for a weekend of fun. more

Jul 3, 2017 3:06 PM News

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