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

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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

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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

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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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Sarah Finnegan

"People tell me I know where all the bodies are buried. I kind of do," Denise Roberson said. more

Jun 30, 2017 6:20 PM People 1 Comments

Stan Fyfe

Photo courtesy of Stan Fyfe

The Hoover Fire Department has about 30 to 35 cases of cardiac arrest in a year, and, sadly, typically only about five of those survive, Hoover EMS Officer Rusty Lowe said. more

Jun 30, 2017 9:20 AM News 3 Comments

Ian Tyler Rettig

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The owner left the car running in the service lane at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham. more

Jun 29, 2017 8:52 AM News 1 Comments

The library has two weekday fiction book groups and three nonfiction book groups as well. more

Jun 27, 2017 6:15 PM News

SEC Baseball 2017 27

Photo by Jon Anderson

The addition of a Fan Fest entertainment zone at the new 155,000-square-foot Finley Center was a tremendous addition to the tournament, an SEC official said. more

Jun 27, 2017 8:00 AM Sports

Hoover Football

TCI Sports/Barry Stephenson

The Hoover wide receiver announced his decision on Monday morning. more

Jun 26, 2017 3:31 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Bruce Guthrie

Kinsey now will compete in the 2018 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City in September of this year. more

Jun 24, 2017 8:00 AM People 1 Comments

The foundation has allocated $41,000 to help educators brainstorm to find solutions to problems they face in the classroom. more

Jun 23, 2017 2:28 PM Schools

Hoover Track and Field

Sam Chandler

Caitlyn Little, a 2017 Hoover High School graduate, was named the Gatorade Alabama Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year Thursday. Her former teammate -- and future competitor -- Brittley Humphrey won the award in 2016. more

Jun 23, 2017 4:41 PM Sports

Southlake mansion 3

Photo courtesy of Target Auction Co.

The 18,000-square-foot lakefront home with seven bedrooms, seven full baths, four half baths, a theater room, workout room, game room and full tennis court originally was built for $5.5 million about 1990, the owner says. more

Jun 22, 2017 4:32 PM News

Hoover High Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The lefty put up a season for the record books as the staff ace for Hoover High's baseball championship. more

Jun 22, 2017 6:29 PM Sports 1 Comments

Matthew Alan Huggins

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

However, the cause of his death remains a mystery. more

Jun 22, 2017 10:18 AM News

The Intern

Still shot from movie trailer by Warner Brothers Pictures

"The Intern" and "What About Bob?" both will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, June 21. more

Jun 20, 2017 6:06 PM News

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Weather forecasters are reminding Central Alabama residents that tropical systems can cause dangerous conditions, even hundreds of miles inland. more

Jun 20, 2017 10:03 PM News

Hoover landscape

Photo by Jon Anderson

After meeting with school and city officials and holding town hall meetings with the public, he hopes to report back to the council in December and have recommendations for action by January. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:57 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo by Jon Anderson

The man was found unresponsive in his jail cell alone at 6:56 p.m. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:41 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Finley Center's grand opening was held on Friday, June 16, and a family fun fest on June 17 helped round out the weekend. more

Jun 18, 2017 8:11 PM People

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Erica Techo

Chief assistant DA and Compact 2020 director Alan Miller spoke at the June 15 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Jun 15, 2017 10:01 PM Businesses

The event is free and open to anyone in the community. more

Jun 15, 2017 2:12 PM News

Gary Palmer 10-15-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

At least five people were hospitalized and others had minor injuries on the scene, according to national media reports. more

Jun 14, 2017 8:45 PM News 1 Comments

Chapel Farms housing devt 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

The recommendation means the property will be sent to city council for simultaneous annexation and zoning approval. more

Jun 13, 2017 1:53 AM News

Hoover Baseball

Kyle Parmley

Several Hoover and Spain Park baseball and softball players made the Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state team. more

Jun 12, 2017 10:44 PM Sports

Trace Crossings 6-5-17 zoning amendment

Map provided by Signature Homes.

Commenters said the council should have delayed a decision until the city completes a comprehensive master plan. more

Jun 12, 2017 12:05 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

The 27-year-old was transported to UAB Hospital. more

Jun 12, 2017 12:11 AM News 1 Comments

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Emily Featherston

Hoover community members gave generously at the fundraising event for Aldridge Gardens. more

Jun 11, 2017 9:42 PM Businesses

The incident happened at the Renaissance at Galleria apartment complex off Galleria Woods Drive and John Hawkins Parkway. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:47 AM News

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Photo courtesy of Scott Dawson

Dawson and his wife, Tarra, have lived in Hoover for 20 years. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:45 PM People

Take a moment and fill out our Hoover Sun survey. more

Jun 6, 2017 6:24 PM News 5 Comments

Ledarius Jaquad Peterson

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The men lived at The Renaissance at Galleria apartment complex off John Hawkins Parkway and Galleria Woods Drive. more

Jun 6, 2017 11:38 AM News

Trace Crossings rezoning 5-8-17 (5)

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

The changes add 339 ares and 515 home sites to Trace Crossings, transferring all the home sites from approved home sites in other areas. more

Jun 6, 2017 1:36 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

Her vehicle left Hugh Daniel Drive and struck a tree about 1:50 p.m., police said. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:21 PM News

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Photos by Todd Lester.

Hoover and Spain Park soccer players earned spots on the all-state and metro teams. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:34 PM Sports

Hoover police vehicle

Photo by Jon Anderson

The wreck happened about 1:50 p.m., Hoover police said. more

Jun 4, 2017 6:27 PM News

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Erica Techo

Made South, which hosts events that include Southern artists, chefs and businesses, was held in Hoover June 2-3. more

Jun 4, 2017 11:01 PM Businesses

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 7:26 PM People

Trace Crossings rezoning 5-8-17 (5)

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

Trace Crossings residents have been calling on City Council members to reject parts of the rezoning plan or postpone consideration until the city adopts a comprehensive plan. more

Jun 1, 2017 9:10 PM News 1 Comments

Blind Boys of Alabama

Photo courtesy of Blind Boys of Alabama

The Fourth of July celebration also includes a fireworks show, car show, the ZOOperstars inflatable dancing characters and activities for children. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:45 PM News 1 Comments

The deadline to submit is Aug. 4. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:59 PM People

Jost is scheduled to perform just one night in Hoover. more

Jun 1, 2017 11:17 AM News

Hoover High access roads property

Map provided by Hoover City Schools.

The Hoover school board this morning agreed to give the city of Hoover 3.3 acres so the city can build an access road and parking lot related to the new sports park being built at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. more

May 30, 2017 10:13 AM Schools

SEC Baseball Tournament 2017

Layton Dudley

The tournament drew its fifth-largest crowd, as 127,479 fans showed up throughout the week at the Hoover Met. more

May 28, 2017 10:54 PM Sports

Capers on Park Avenue

Erica Techo

Officials with Hoover City Schools, which owns the former Bluff Park School building, say rumors they are shutting the facility down are false. more

May 26, 2017 3:45 PM News 14 Comments

Hoover school bd work session 5-26-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

"We know that can't happen," Mayor Frank Brocato told the school board. "We all know there's a need for more schools in our city. ... We're going to work hand in hand with each of you to reach that goal." more

May 26, 2017 11:29 AM News

Hoover Municipal Center May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

City offices are closed, but some facilities are open. more

May 25, 2017 3:47 PM News

Hoover High access roads

Map courtesy of Signature Homes

The city of Hoover is asking the school board to donate about six acres of land near Trace Crossings Elementary School and Hoover High School in conjunction with the city's plans to build two new access roads to Hoover High School. more

May 25, 2017 4:55 PM Schools

Hoover Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Class of 2017 received more than $37 million in scholarship offers and accepted $15.7 million of those scholarships, school officials said. more

May 24, 2017 11:14 PM High Schools 2 Comments

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Emily Featherston

State Rep. Jack Williams announced he will seek a seat on the Jefferson County Commission. more

May 24, 2017 10:22 PM News

Rayford Craig Phillips

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

The robbery in Hoover occurred Saturday morning at a convenience store near Deer Valley. more

May 24, 2017 4:54 PM News

Spain Park Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School senior class was offered $16.9 million in scholarships and accepted $8.7 million of those scholarships. more

May 23, 2017 9:08 PM Schools

Hoover school bus 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and three other schools are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

May 23, 2017 1:53 PM Schools 3 Comments

Amy Gregory

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Gregory has been assistant principal at Gwin Elementary School for five years. more

May 23, 2017 11:59 AM Schools

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The Book It! 5k, Story Book Walk and summer reading kickoff party welcomed the start of the Hoover Public Library's summer reading program on May 20. more

May 21, 2017 10:21 PM People

Hoover Baseball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School baseball team overcame a Game 1 loss to sweep Auburn in Games 2 and 3 on Saturday, to win the school's second state championship. more

May 20, 2017 9:26 PM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover Baseball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover baseball team will have to win two games over Auburn on Saturday to win the Class 7A state title. more

May 20, 2017 2:13 AM Sports

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's softball team finished third in the Class 7A state tournament. After winning the first two games of the tournament on Thursday, the Jags fell twice on Friday. more

May 19, 2017 7:21 PM Sports

Three other young men also were charged with murder in the case and have not yet come to trial. more

May 19, 2017 2:32 PM News

Hoover 2017 chamber scholarships

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four students plan to use the money to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo and Troy University. more

May 18, 2017 6:48 PM Schools

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

A pair of wins on Thursday sent Spain Park's softball team to the semifinals of the Class 7A state tournament. more

May 18, 2017 6:06 PM Sports

Rick Davis Hoover chamber 5-18-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham-Hoover metro area accounts for 31 percent of the state's gross domestic product and had 20 percent of new job announcements in 2016, a Birmingham Business Alliance official said. more

May 18, 2017 4:45 PM Businesses

Time capsule

Photo by Jon Anderson

City officials placed the time capsule inside the wall in the lobby of the Hoover Municipal Center. more

May 18, 2017 11:53 AM News

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Layton Dudley

Among the celebrities participating were SEC football coaches Nick Saban (Alabama), Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Kirby Smart (Georgia), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State) and Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss). more

May 17, 2017 9:12 PM Sports

technology roundtable 5-16-17

Photo courtesy of Allan Rice

About a dozen Hoover-based technology companies met with city officials to share ideas. more

May 17, 2017 1:45 AM Businesses 2 Comments

Spain park girls golf 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park girls golf team held off Hoover to win the Class 7A girls state golf tournament. more

May 17, 2017 12:47 AM Sports

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Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park softball team is making another trip to the state tournament. more

May 16, 2017 9:25 PM Sports

Hoover Fire Class 1 ISO-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The upgrade could mean lower insurance premiums for home owners, renters and business owners. more

May 16, 2017 12:54 PM News 1 Comments

The SEC Fan Fest area also will include a host of other activities, including a carpet golf course, golf and driving simulators, classic arcade games, inflatables, a Lego construction zone and a sports bar with numerous table games. more

May 15, 2017 11:05 PM News 1 Comments

We're looking for people from Hoover who are now living and working in the greatest city in the world -- New York. more

May 14, 2017 11:59 PM People 2 Comments

Hoover High Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover baseball team swept Vestavia Hills in the Class 7A semifinals to secure its spot in the state finals next week. more

May 14, 2017 1:56 AM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover/Vestavia Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Hoover won the first game of its Class 7A semifinal series on Friday night, but Game 2 was delayed due to lightning. more

May 13, 2017 4:52 AM Sports

Haz Waste Day 2017-29

Photo by Jon Anderson

One gun store owner estimated the 1892 double-barrel shotgun could be worth at least several thousand dollars. more

May 12, 2017 7:18 PM News 1 Comments

Paul McEwan 5-10-17 (5)

Photo by Jon Anderson

McEwan also is the alternate overall Alabama Teacher of the Year, coming in second to Chasity Collier of Dawes Intermediate School in Mobile County. more

May 10, 2017 10:28 PM Schools

Hoover Golf

Photo courtesy of Lori Elgin

The Hoover and Spain Park girls golf teams qualified for the state tournament next week. more

May 10, 2017 5:15 PM Sports

Dom Gentile

Photo courtesy of Dom Gentile

Gentile is the franchise developer for the Jan-Pro commercial cleaning company in the Birmingham and Huntsville markets and describes himself as a political outsider without baggage. more

May 10, 2017 6:00 AM News 1 Comments

Lucas Dunigan Legos

Photo courtesy of Michael Dunigan

The second-grader from Rocky Ridge Elementary School was one of two children who lit the city of Hoover's official Christmas tree this past December. more

May 9, 2017 9:39 PM People 3 Comments

Marlon Humphrey Baltimore Ravens

Photo courtesy of Shawn Hubbard/Baltimore Ravens

Humphrey, who graduated from Hoover High in 2014, is the Hoover school system's first alumnus selected in the first round of the NFL draft. more

May 9, 2017 4:48 PM Sports 2 Comments

Nia Mya Reese's book, "How To Deal With and Care For Your Annoying Little Brother," continues to resonate with people and draw attention. more

May 9, 2017 10:02 AM Elementary/Intermediate Schools

Trace Crossings rezone plan 5-8-17

Map provided by Signature Homes

The request, which now goes to the Hoover City Council, would add 348 acres and nearly 500 homes to Trace Crossings and rezone land across from the Hoover Met for commercial development. more

May 8, 2017 11:23 PM News 6 Comments

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park outscored its opponents 42-4 in three games to win the Class 7A, Area 6 tournament. more

May 7, 2017 10:51 PM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field State Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School track and field teams swept Class 7A titles on Saturday at the state meet. more

May 7, 2017 4:05 AM Sports 1 Comments

Hoover High Baseball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High baseball team swept Grissom on Saturday to advance to the Class 7A semifinals. more

May 7, 2017 3:15 AM Sports 1 Comments

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The event was created to help bring neighbors together and introduce community members to one another. more

May 7, 2017 1:14 AM People

Outdoor Track and Field State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover High School boys and girls track and field teams will look to move up the Class 7A team leaderboard on the third and final day of the state meet. more

May 6, 2017 2:02 PM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field Tournament 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Hoover and Spain Park high school track and field teams endured less than ideal weather conditions on Thursday at the Class 4A-7A state track and field meet in Gulf Shores. more

May 5, 2017 8:12 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Hoover PD

Police reportedly found a syringe in the suspect's pocket and a BB pistol in the back seat of the victim's car. more

May 3, 2017 10:50 PM News

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Photo By Todd Lester

The Hoover High School soccer teams fell to Oak Mountain Tuesday night in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs. The Spain Park squads didn't fare well either. more

May 3, 2017 4:33 AM Sports 2 Comments

Spain Park Golf

Photo courtesy of Kelly Holland

Spain Park won the Class 7A, Section 3 girls golf tournament on Tuesday. more

May 3, 2017 12:46 AM Sports

Hoover Prayer Breakfast 2017-1

Photo by Layton Dudley

Murdock was the keynote speaker for the 2017 Hoover Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. more

May 2, 2017 2:36 PM News 1 Comments

Browning annexation

Map provided by city of Hoover

City Council members discussed the annexation of the house near Ross Bridge at length due to concerns about opening the door to more houses the city can't handle. more

May 1, 2017 9:46 PM News

Paul McEwan

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

The winner will be named May 10 at a ceremony in Montgomery. more

May 1, 2017 4:22 PM Schools

Spain Park Baseball

Photo courtesy of Ted Melton

The Spain Park High baseball team was swept by Grissom in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs. more

May 1, 2017 12:36 AM Sports

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