Lodging tax expected to be tabled

Hoover council member John Lyda said that discussion in a Thursday council work session led to an agreement to table consideration of doubling Hoover lodging tax. The motion to table will be formally made by the council on Monday night. more »

Jul 30, 2015 11:08 PM News

Alabama Beverage Control Board holds public hearing in Hoover

During a public hearing held at Hoover City Hall on Tuesday, July 28, the Alabama Beverage Control Board's Public Study Commission on Alcohol Sales heard advocates and opponents of proposed legislation that could ease restrictions on alcohol sales. more »

Jul 29, 2015 3:11 PM News

City of Hoover to switch to new garbage pickup contractor in October

The Hoover City Council has authorized city officials to sign a contract with a new provider, Santek/Waste Services of Alabama. They will replace the current garbage pickup provider, Republic/BFI Waste Services, effective Oct. 1, 2015. more »

Jul 23, 2015 10:20 PM News 8 Comments

Hoover City teachers attend three-day summer training workshop

More than 250 teachers took a break from summer to attend Hoover City Schools' 2015 Annual Learning Conference: Learn.Teach.Inspire, a professional development workshop held July 21-23, 2015 at Old Berry High School on Columbiana Road. more »

Jul 23, 2015 8:54 PM Schools

Hotel execs speak out against proposed Hoover lodging tax increase

Hoover hotel executives, during the Monday, July 20 Hoover City Council meeting, spoke out against a proposal by Mayor Gary Ivey to double Hoover's lodging tax from 3 to 6 percent, saying the increase could cost them business. more »

Jul 21, 2015 12:56 AM News

New traffic light being installed at Chapel Lane and Al Seier Road

Hoover city officials are installing a new traffic light on Chapel Drive at Al Seier Road just up from Rooms To Go and the new Field & Stream store. The lights were up but weren’t operational yet as of early Friday, July 17. more »

Jul 17, 2015 8:16 PM News 1 Comments

Costco request to sell liquor goes before Hoover City Council July 20

The Hoover City Council during its Monday, July 20 meeting will consider a request by Costco Wholesale Corp. to sell off-premise liquor. On July 13, the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission approved Costco’s proposal. more »

Jul 17, 2015 8:11 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover City Council to consider raising lodging tax

The city tax for staying in Hoover hotels and motels could soon double. The Hoover City Council on Monday, July 6 meeting at 6 p.m. will consider a proposal from Mayor Gary Ivey to raise the city's lodging tax rate from 3 percent to 6 percent. more »

Jul 3, 2015 3:23 PM News 1 Comments

Young inventors converge on Trace Crossings Elementary School

Young inventors from schools across Hoover and surrounding cities recently got a chance to use their creativity in a “RoboGarage Makers Camp” held June 1-3 at Trace Crossings Elementary School in Hoover. more »

Jun 30, 2015 8:54 PM Schools

Police begin training, use of body cameras

Hoover police officers began training on Tuesday, June 30, in the use of body cameras. Police spokesperson Capt. Gregg Rector said some of the cameras will be deployed this week. more »

Jun 30, 2015 3:51 PM News

Hoover cyclist finishes Race Across America

On June 16, Hoover cyclist Brian Toone set out to race 3,000 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. As of Saturday, June 27, Toone had made his way to the finish line with an official time of 10 days, 14 hours and 20 minutes. more »

Jun 26, 2015 7:56 PM News

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