Christian Cooper 7-29-16

Photo courtesy of Earl Cooper

"Physically, he looks different, of course. … Mentally, he’s not lost a bit. … On the inside, he’s the same guy he’s always been," his father said. more »

Jul 29, 2016 2:24 PM People 20 Comments

Hoover Football

Photo courtesy of Allen Independent School District

Hoover is the first out-of-state school to play in the Texas kickoff event. more »

Jul 29, 2016 1:58 PM Sports 4 Comments

The latest in Hoover's municipal election more »

Jul 28, 2016 9:00 PM News

Joe Rives

Photo courtesy of Joe Rives

Rives was appointed to the City Council in February 2015 and now is trying to win his first election. more »

Jul 28, 2016 3:02 PM People

Spain Park 2005-06 cheerleaders

Photo courtesy of Sara Sanderson Franklin

The event is scheduled to be held at iCantina Pepper Place's private party room. more »

Jul 26, 2016 3:55 PM News

Hoover Football

Sam Chandler

Hoover High School head football coach Josh Niblett brought senior linebacker Kholbe Coleman-Abrams and senior quarterback Garrett Farquhar to the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days on Tuesday, July 26, at the Gardendale Civic Center. more »

Jul 26, 2016 4:19 PM Sports

Backpack girl

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Organizers plan to give out 700 free backpacks with school supplies and give free health screenings. more »

Jul 25, 2016 7:16 PM News

Spain Park Football

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park head coach Shawn Raney brought senior linebacker Houston Hollis and senior running back Larry Wooden to the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days on Monday, July 25. more »

Jul 25, 2016 6:14 PM Sports

2015 Signing Day

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

Christian Bell will look elsewhere for his new college home. more »

Jul 25, 2016 2:14 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover City Dad Brigade 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The volunteers helped with painting, pressure washing, clearing weeds, trimming bushes, moving furniture, caulking seams, cleaning gutters, picking up trash, laying pine straw and other tasks. more »

Jul 23, 2016 5:08 PM News

Hoover chamber Freedom Award 2016

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Pyatt/Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Davis was presented the 2016 award at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce July luncheon. more »

Jul 21, 2016 5:25 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal elections. more »

Jul 21, 2016 7:04 PM News

North-South Softball Game

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park standout softball players participated in the North-South All-Star game in Montgomery on Tuesday. more »

Jul 20, 2016 4:45 PM Sports

Hoover High School

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Class of 1996 was the second class to graduate from Hoover High. more »

Jul 19, 2016 10:48 AM News

Hoover school photos

Photos courtesy of Hoover Board of Education

The school board voted to ask the Jefferson County Commission to put the tax renewals on the Nov. 8 general election ballots. more »

Jul 19, 2016 10:07 PM Schools 1 Comments

That gives a total of 16 candidates for the seven Hoover City Council seats and three people running for Hoover mayor. more »

Jul 19, 2016 8:41 PM People

That makes three candidates seeking to become Hoover's mayor for the 2016-20 term. more »

Jul 19, 2016 11:30 AM People

Hoover Event Center exterior 3

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

The council delayed awarding a "general works" construction package for the complex after the low bid came in at $22 million — $3.75 million over budget. more »

Jul 19, 2016 8:37 AM News

Jack Wright 7-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Wright has served 20 years on the City Council, the past five as president. more »

Jul 18, 2016 8:24 PM News 1 Comments

Oak Mountain State Park sign - 1.jpg

File photo

Pelham Fire Department dive team rescuers recovered the body of 40-year-old Amin Nizar Humirani 50 feet from shore. more »

Jul 18, 2016 2:00 AM News

Hoover Event Center Master Plan

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Sports Facilities Management is based in Clearwater, Florida, and manages sports complexes all over the country. more »

Jul 17, 2016 9:31 PM News

USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship

Photo by Ted Melton

Hoover and Spain Park put forth solid efforts at the USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship tournament. more »

Jul 18, 2016 12:53 AM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park and head coach C.J. Hawkins earned the South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. more »

Jul 16, 2016 12:11 AM Sports 1 Comments

The 76-year-old retired Navy admiral said he has devoted 43 years of life to public service and he wants to spend more time with his family. more »

Jul 15, 2016 10:38 AM People

The latest in Hoover's municipal elections more »

Jul 14, 2016 7:58 PM News

Freedom Fest 2016 8

Photo by Lance Shores/City of Hoover

The luncheon will be at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Jul 14, 2016 9:20 AM News 1 Comments

USS Alabama Peul Reinhardt

Photo by Jon Anderson

Commander Paul Reinhardt and two other USS Alabama crew members stopped in Hoover as part of a three-day "namesake visit" to the state. more »

Jul 13, 2016 12:48 PM News 1 Comments

Derrick Murphy 2016

Photo courtesy of Derrick Murphy

Derrick Murphy said he is running for City Council Place 5, now held by 20-year Councilman Jack Wright. more »

Jul 13, 2016 10:39 AM People

USA 7-on-7 Football Tournament

Ted Melton

The national 7-on-7 tournament will take place in Hoover. more »

Jul 13, 2016 1:10 AM Sports


Provided by Laura Chramer

Bailey Kennon, a 20-year-old student at UAB, was crowned Miss Hoover 2017, and is pictured in the fully white dress. Sixteen-year-old Reagan Handley was named Miss Hoover's Outstanding Teen 2017. more »

Jul 12, 2016 5:00 PM News

John Lyda 2016

Photo courtesy of John Lyda

Lyda is running for Place 3 on the council. more »

Jul 12, 2016 2:06 PM People 1 Comments

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Both meetings still will be held at the Farr Administration Building. more »

Jul 12, 2016 10:01 AM Schools

Tattersall Park Lot 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

The 18 acres are part of the larger 75-acre Tattersall Park development being marketed by EBSCO. more »

Jul 11, 2016 8:51 PM Businesses

Hoover 12U Strykers 2016

Photo courtesy of Hoover Softball Association

The girls defeated Hueytown twice in row to claim the crown in Gulf Shores this weekend. more »

Jul 10, 2016 8:47 PM Sports

Tattersall Park aerial map

Aerial map from RBY Retail website

The company on Monday night is seeking rezoning for part of the 75-acre property near the corner of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119. more »

Jul 10, 2016 8:22 PM Businesses

Regions Tradition Pro-Am

Frank Couch

The SEC football coaches make their annual stop in Hoover this week. more »

Jul 10, 2016 11:35 PM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Mary Katherine Tedder was joined by Kynadi Tipler and Hoover's Jamie Gregg on the NFCA All-Region teams. more »

Jul 8, 2016 3:21 PM Sports

Hoover Board of Education - 1.jpg

Erica Techo

The Hoover Board of Education approved principals for Trace Crossings and Greystone Elementary Schools at its July 7 meeting. more »

Jul 8, 2016 12:21 AM Schools


Courtesy of Hoover PD

The break-in reportedly occurred July 6 around 2:30 a.m. more »

Jul 7, 2016 10:09 PM News

The latest in Hoover's municipal elections. more »

Jul 7, 2016 9:39 PM News

Hoover Hometown Pharmacy

Ali Renckens

Culpepper's goal for Hoover Hometown Pharmacy, projected to open later in July, is to offer a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. more »

Jul 7, 2016 5:05 PM Businesses

Hoover Firefighters Association

Tara Massouleh

In its first mayoral endorsement, the Hoover Fire Fighters Association Local 435 announced its support for Gary Ivey over former Hoover Fire Marshal Frank Brocato. more »

Jul 7, 2016 10:30 AM News 19 Comments

2016 Beauty Awards Fire Station 4

Photo courtesy of Hoover Beautification Board

Hoover Fire Station No. 4 won the top award for 2016. more »

Jul 6, 2016 10:39 AM Businesses


Courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The department now has a new captain, two new lieutenants and two new sergeants. more »

Jul 5, 2016 2:47 PM News

Freedom Fest 2016 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Not a drop of rain at this year's music, fireworks festival at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium more »

Jul 5, 2016 3:22 AM News

Brian Skelton

Photo courtesy of city of Hoover

The longtime councilman and former Hoover mayor died close to midnight on July 2 after suffering a stroke June 23. more »

Jul 3, 2016 9:10 PM People

"Hoover's lost a great leader and a servant and a dear friend," fellow Councilman Jack Wright said. more »

Jul 3, 2016 7:18 AM People

As institutional investors scrambled for secure investments, Hoover's strong credit rating played in its favor. more »

Jul 3, 2016 5:22 AM News

Sam Swiney

Photo courtesy of Sam Swiney

The city election is Aug. 23 more »

Jul 2, 2016 12:42 PM People


Courtesy Hoover Police

Photos of the suspect were posted on June 27, and a detective on the case received a citizen tip the following day. more »

Jul 1, 2016 6:55 PM News

Robin Schultz June 2016

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz

Schultz said Hoover residents need council members who will actively fight for more school funding. more »

Jul 1, 2016 1:34 PM People

Freedom Fest

Photo courtesy of the City of Hoover.

See how Independence Day will impact garbage pickup, pool hours and more. more »

Jul 1, 2016 6:19 PM News

USA 7-on-7 Football Tournament

Kyle Parmley

Both schools have qualified for the national championship. more »

Jul 1, 2016 5:39 PM Sports

Mike Shaw

Photo courtesy of Mike Shaw

That puts him in competition with Michael Holt and Joel Smith. more »

Jul 1, 2016 10:57 AM People

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