Hoover Chamber of Commerce to host job fair and business expo June 19

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce will be having its Inaugural Job Fair & Business Expo on June 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Apr 17, 2015 9:08 PM News

This map shows a drawing from the file for a conditional use request for 1801 Doug Baker Blvd.

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Covenant Bank files lawsuit against city over denied gas station

In response to a January decision to reject a proposed gas station at the corner of Highway 119 and Doug Baker Boulevard, Covenant Bank has filed a lawsuit against the city of Hoover. more »

Apr 16, 2015 9:35 PM News

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Hoover City Council to consider purchasing the Old Berry High School location

The Hoover City Council on April 20 will consider a resolution authorizing the mayor to purchase the old Berry High School property at 2826 Columbiana Road. The council is also expected to appoint a school board member to replace Donna Frazier. more »

Apr 16, 2015 9:27 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover Board of Education sets dates and times for superintendent finalists interviews

The Hoover Board of Education has set dates and times to interview the five finalists vying to be superintendent of Hoover City Schools. One candidate, John Barge, withdrew to accept a position in Georgia. more »

Apr 16, 2015 9:06 PM News

Coach Josh Niblett leads the Bucs onto the field for their game against Mountain Brook.

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Niblett now state's highest-paid prep football coach

The Hoover school board boosted Josh Niblett’s total compensation to $125,000 from $114,471. more »

Apr 16, 2015 2:19 AM Sports

Hoover school board president Donna Frazier, left, discusses the interview process for the five finalists for the Hoover City Schools superintendent.

Roy L. Williams

Three of the five finalists vying to be Hoover City Schools Superintendent have Alabama ties

Three of the five finalists vying to be superintendent of Hoover City Schools received their education doctorates from Alabama colleges and have been principals in state schools. Another finalist served as superintendent of Georgia’s public schools more »

Apr 15, 2015 7:01 PM News

Hoover school board president Donna Frazier, left, discusses the interview process for the five finalists for the Hoover City Schools superintendent.

Roy L. Williams

Names of superintendent finalists announced at board meeting

The five finalists for Hoover City Schools superintendent, announced during an April 14 board meeting at Spain Park High School, include a man who is superintendent for the entire Georgia public school system and two Alabama superintendents. more »

Apr 15, 2015 2:16 AM News

New real estate listings: April 14

Several new listings have been added in Hoover. more »

Apr 14, 2015 7:44 PM News

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Sprouts Farmers Market to open off Alabama 150 Wednesday

Sprouts Farmers Market will hold its grand-opening on Wednesday, April 15 just off Alabama 150 at 5250 Medford Drive. It is the second to open in the area, joining one near Brook Highland. more »

Apr 14, 2015 7:10 PM News

Names of Hoover City Schools superintendent finalists to be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. today

​The names of five finalists vying to be the next superintendent of Hoover City Schools will be announced during a special Hoover Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday April 14) at Spain Park High School. more »

Apr 14, 2015 6:27 PM News

Alabama School Connection founder gets data on Hoover school employee pay

Trisha Powell Crain, founder of Alabama School Connection, says she has received the payroll records revealing compensation of school employees including teachers that she requested from the Hoover Board of Education more than a year ago. more »

Apr 14, 2015 5:22 PM News 3 Comments

Darrell Skipper, transporation consultant for Hoover City Schools

Roy L. Williams

Transportation consultant tells BOE now-dropped plan to end bus system would cause congestion to and from school

A Birmingham-based traffic consultant told members of the Hoover Board of Education that if the school system had proceeded with its now-dropped plan to halt bus transportation for students, it would have made school traffic congestion worse. more »

Apr 14, 2015 2:32 AM News

Hoover Police Department

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Hoover Police investigate domestic dispute

Hoover Police investigated a domestic call at Cypress Gardens Apartments and surrounded a unit for five-hours Sunday, April 12, before the dispute ended without injury or arrest. Media reports of a hostage situation were false, police said. more »

Apr 13, 2015 7:18 PM News

Greg Powell, president/CEO of fi-Plan Partners in Hoover

Chris Davis

Five Questions With Roy Williams: Greg Powell, CEO of fi-Plan Partners in Hoover

Greg Powell has seen the stock market go through many peaks and valleys during his 33 years in the financial services industry. Since 2005, he has been CEO of fi-Plan Partners, a Hoover investment advisory firm. more »

Apr 10, 2015 7:09 PM Businesses

Alabama Association of School Boards to announce superintendent finalists April 14

The names of the five finalists vying to be the next superintendent of Hoover City Schools will be announced during a special Hoover Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 14. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Spain Park High School. more »

Apr 10, 2015 2:46 PM News

Brandi Mikkel Hicks

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Hoover Police arrest state forensic sciences employee for theft and trafficking of controlled substances

Hoover Police have arrested Brandi Mikkel Hicks, 30, of Odenville, an employee of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences employee, on charges related to the disappearance of cocaine and heroine taken from a Valleydale Road facility. more »

Apr 10, 2015 1:46 AM News

Crest Cadillac Golf Classic rescheduled for May 4

The Hoover-Metro Kiwanis Club welcomes players to the 23rd annual Crest Cadillac Golf Classic, which will now be on Monday, May 4 at the Riverchase Country Club. more »

Apr 9, 2015 6:54 PM News

Hoover financial entrepreneur Named to NFIB National Board of Directors

Greg Powell, president and CEO of fi-Plan Partners in Hoover, has been appointed to a seat on the National Federation of Independent Business' 15-member national Board of Directors. NFIB is the nation's leading small-business association. more »

Apr 9, 2015 5:10 PM Businesses

Kim Mitchell and her son James Strong, the 2015 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Alabama Champion.

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Berry Middle School student James Strong named Children's Miracle Network Champion

On Wednesday, April 8, Berry Middle School student James Strong was named as the 2015 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Alabama Champion. The event took place at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. more »

Apr 8, 2015 5:09 PM News

Roderick Lamont Watts

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Teen charged as adult in two armed robberies

Officers arrested a 16-year-old suspect after receiving a report of an armed robbery at the Abbey at Riverchase apartments. more »

Apr 8, 2015 2:02 PM News

Funding for a new satellite car tag office has been approved for this space near Green Valley Drugs.

Photo by Matthew Allen.

Jefferson County Commission approves funding for new satellite car tag office in Hoover

The Jefferson County Commission approved a contract to build a new satellite car tag office in Hoover Tuesday, April 7. The facility will be built in Hoover Court Town Center on U.S. 31 near Interstate 65. more »

Apr 7, 2015 6:10 PM News

Hoover City Council interviews 15 candidates for school board

All 15 applicants for the Hoover Board of Education stated their case one-by-one before the Hoover City Council during a marathon 5-hour plus interview session in Council Chambers on Monday, April 6. more »

Apr 7, 2015 4:39 AM News

Timothy Louis Jones, Jr.

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Burglary, domestic violence suspect arrested on five more charges

Hoover Police have arrested as suspect after attempting to conduct a traffic stop on March 26 in the Green Springs area. more »

Apr 2, 2015 10:10 PM News

Trace Crossings' Wiggins selected as finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year

Trace Crossings' first-grade teacher Minnette Wiggins has been selected as one of 16 finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year. Finalists were announced by the Alabama Department of Education Wednesday, April 1. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:04 PM News

The Galleria’s new guest services kiosk includes iPads, charging stations and a place to store bags while you shop.

Photo courtesy of Angela Jacks.

Galleria introduces new signs, service kiosk

Riverchase Galleria’s classic swan signs have been replaced with a new, more modern look. They are part of an upgrade to signs all around the mall. A new guest services kiosk is also being introduced. more »

Mar 31, 2015 6:48 PM News 8 Comments

Sweet, sweet strawberries

Each month as I search for a wonderful recipe to share I look for inspiration in fresh ingredients available or try and tie it to an event happening during the month. more »

Mar 24, 2015 5:29 PM People

Stride in purple for pancreatic cancer

PurpleStride Birmingham unites the community and raises awareness and support for the fight against pancreatic cancer this Saturday. more »

Mar 24, 2015 5:15 PM People

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Shades Mountain’s Belcher named a Bryant-Jordan regional winner

Shades Mountain Christian’s Brock Belcher has been selected as a Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete Regional winner. more »

Mar 24, 2015 4:58 PM Sports

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