Some are upset to learn that Simmons Middle School may lose its theater program. School officials give vague answers to questions. more »

May 27, 2016 6:33 PM Schools


Rusty Lowe/ Hoover Fire Department

It could take several hours to fix the issue with a high-pressure gas line, so no one is being allowed into the area at this time. more »

May 27, 2016 3:56 PM News

Melody Greene, Carol Barber and Kathy Wheaton together have more than 120 years in education. more »

May 27, 2016 2:44 AM Schools

Hoover High Commencement

Patty Bradley

About 300 of the seniors -- 47 percent -- were offered scholarships totaling $37.8 million and accepted $11.5 million of those scholarships. more »

May 26, 2016 11:34 PM High Schools 1 Comments

Danberry at Inverness

Photo by Tommy Daspit

Nominations are due by Friday, May 27. more »

May 26, 2016 12:15 AM News

Spain Park Commencement

Frank Couch

Photos and videos from graduation. See the caps fly: more »

May 25, 2016 10:00 PM High Schools

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Erica Techo

Firefighters and emergency dispatchers from all three shifts took the course, said Hoover Fire Department Executive Officer Rusty Lowe. more »

May 25, 2016 11:15 PM News

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Hoover Police Department

The burglary occurred on May 11, 2015, and blood evidence was collected from the scene. more »

May 25, 2016 11:11 PM News

Best Buy break-in 5-23-16

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Video footage shows three masked men in dark clothing between 2:15 and 4:38 a.m. Monday. more »

May 24, 2016 1:05 PM News

Bernhard Langer 2016 Regions Tradition

Photo courtesy of Bruno Event Team

Bernhard Langer won the Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf and Country Club. more »

May 22, 2016 10:00 PM Sports

Seventeen games are scheduled between Tuesday and Sunday, with the first pitch at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. more »

May 22, 2016 9:12 PM Sports 1 Comments

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park ran through the loser's bracket to make it to the championship game. more »

May 22, 2016 11:46 PM Sports 2 Comments

Kathy Murphy 5-20-16

Still shot from video by Hoover City Schools

U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala has given preliminary approval to the rezoning plan but is withholding final approval pending more work by the school system, Justice Department and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. more »

May 20, 2016 4:36 PM Schools


Courtesy Brian May/ Facebook

Police have spoken with the citizen who posted the photo and are working to identify the officer, according to a release. more »

May 20, 2016 3:19 PM News

Hoover chamber 5-18-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Ivey also said she is hopeful that faith in government can be restored, not just in Alabama but in the nation. more »

May 19, 2016 4:20 PM News 1 Comments

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park plays in the state softball tournament Friday and Saturday in Montgomery. more »

May 18, 2016 5:15 PM Sports

Regions Tradition Pro-Am

Frank Couch

Several SEC football coaches and others took to the golf course on Wednesday. more »

May 18, 2016 4:32 PM Sports

Former Shades Valley High School

Photo courtesy of Avery Sloan

Organizers are asking for responses by Friday, May 20. more »

May 17, 2016 9:12 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 5-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

School officials met with U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala in her chambers on Friday and came away from the meeting upbeat. more »

May 17, 2016 8:41 PM Schools

Tina Hancock 5-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson.

Tina Hancock has been the Jackson County Board of Education's chief school finance officer for five years. more »

May 17, 2016 6:53 PM Schools

Camp Shocco for the Deaf

Photo courtesy of Christian Deaf Fellowship

Last year, organizers expected about 70 children at the Camp Shocco for the Deaf, and about 120 ended up coming, so more money is needed. more »

May 17, 2016 12:18 PM News

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

The primary items on the agenda are the potential appointment of a chief school finance officer and other personnel actions. Job cuts are expected due to budget constraints. more »

May 17, 2016 10:26 AM Schools

Old Berry High School Nov 2015 (3)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Vestavia Hills school board’s purchase of the property was contingent on tonight’s vote because it could not legally operate a school outside of its city limits. more »

May 17, 2016 1:56 AM News 1 Comments

The effort is called "The Great Give" and includes a social media component. more »

May 16, 2016 3:57 PM News

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover softball saw a successful come to an end over the weekend at regionals. more »

May 16, 2016 8:11 PM Sports

Preserve Jazz Fest

Courtesy of Jason Henderson

The 2016 Preserve Jazz Fest will be Sept. 17 at 601 Preserve Way, with gates opening at 11 a.m. and music from 1 to 10 p.m. more »

May 16, 2016 4:50 PM People

Former Berry High campus aerial 1

Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Drone

The Hoover school board has voted to sell the 38.5-acre campus to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education for $11 million but needs the property de-annexed from Hoover and annexed into Vestavia Hills first. more »

May 15, 2016 9:29 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park beat Hoover and Vestavia Hills in the North Central Regional over the weekend. more »

May 14, 2016 11:13 PM Sports

Hoover softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover softball is ready to prove itself at the north central regional. more »

May 12, 2016 1:41 PM Sports

Flippo Ritchey Chiaramonte

Photos by Jon Anderson

Two were alternate elementary and secondary state Teachers of the Year, and a third was among the "Sweet 16" finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year. more »

May 12, 2016 2:15 AM Schools

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park went 3-1 over the weekend to win the area tournament. more »

May 10, 2016 5:17 PM Sports

Krystle Johson 5-9-16

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Former Bucs star Krystle Johnson was named the Hoover varsity girls basketball coach on Monday, May 9. more »

May 9, 2016 11:02 PM Sports 6 Comments

Tina Hancock interview 5-9-16

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

The Hoover school board interviewed a third candidate for the role of chief school financial officer but refrained from making a selection during its meeting on Monday, May 9. more »

May 9, 2016 10:33 PM Schools

The Hoover City Council now will consider the zoning plan for the property at the end of Stadium Trace Parkway, just past the Lake Wilborn planned development. more »

May 9, 2016 8:43 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover school board 10-16-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. Monday. more »

May 9, 2016 12:26 AM Schools

Presley Weems

Photo by Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School girls track and field team breezed to its fifth straight state outdoor track and field title at the Class 4A-7A meet. more »

May 8, 2016 1:21 AM Sports

Blackridge maps

Maps provided by city of Hoover

Signature Homes also is asking to gain approval for 1,285 houses on other property owned by the company in Hoover. more »

May 8, 2016 9:00 PM News 4 Comments

Hoover Softball

Kyle Parmley

Hoover softball will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday to determine if they will advance to regionals. more »

May 6, 2016 4:54 PM Sports

Hoover Mother's Day collage

Photos by Jon Anderson

'If I have a secret, I can talk to her about it.' more »

May 6, 2016 12:13 AM People

The judge said information provided to the court thus far has been confusing and not complete enough for her to adequately assess the impact of the rezoning plan on African-American students. more »

May 5, 2016 5:06 PM Schools

Medical West Hoover ER 5-5-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Medical West emergency facility is off Interstate 459 and John Hawkins Parkway in The Shoppes of Hoover, next to Sprouts. more »

May 5, 2016 2:06 PM Businesses

Sam Swiney

Photo courtesy of Sam Swiney

Swiney said he wants to see increased city funding for Hoover schools, more public engagement in city issues and development of a plan for smart, sustainable growth. more »

May 4, 2016 12:00 AM People 2 Comments

Mike Shaw

Photo courtesy of Mike Shaw

Shaw wants the city to develop a comprehensive plan, establish better cooperation with the school board and re-evaluate funding of city schools. more »

May 4, 2016 12:18 PM People

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 1 Comments

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 1 Comments

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

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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

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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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