Photo courtesy of Reeves Thompson.

The Hoover Sun would like to thank all of the community members who participated in this year’s contest. more

Aug 22, 2017 9:07 PM People

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Photos courtesy of Bruce Guthrie.

Getting ready for the Miss America Competition requires a lot of hard work — but not only the work most people associate with the pageant world. more

Aug 22, 2017 8:59 PM People

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Shades Crest mom puts pen to paper with ‘Just Be Me.’ more

Aug 22, 2017 8:54 PM People


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

SECA receives community support, positive reactions in 1st year of involvement. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:58 PM People


Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Richard Stamper teaching 9/11 to Spain Park students too young to remember. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:35 PM People


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Retired U.S. Army Major Ron Bradstreet, the recipient of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Freedom Award, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the city of Hoover’s 2017 Patriot Day ceremony. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:30 PM People

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Photo courtesy of Liz McGuire.

On Sept. 12, the Oak Mountain Missions Ministries will hold its 11th Harvest of Hope luncheon at The Club. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:20 PM People


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Even though summer is not technically over until Sept. 22, the weather has cooled down and events are revving up. If you’re looking to get outside and get active this fall, make sure to check out these runs around Hoover. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:14 PM People


Photo by Jon Anderson.

Art in the Gardens — an open-air market and show — will be held again this year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:11 PM People

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Photo by Loren Hopkins.

The first Dog Days at Discovery, organized by Discovery United Methodist, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:06 PM People

Bryan and Margaret Kelley, of Hoover would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lilly Cailin Kelley, to Alexander Layne Strickland, son of Wayne and Harrow Strickland of Auburn. more

Aug 22, 2017 7:02 PM Celebrations


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Sales are going strong and construction has started in the new Reynolds Landing “smart neighborhood” in Ross Bridge. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:46 PM People


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Trace Crossings’ Greg Blackman has spent more than 2 decades teaching the game of football — and life — to kids. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:43 PM People

Run for One

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The sixth annual R(un) for One 5K and 1 mile Fun Run took place Saturday, Aug. 19, at Veterans Park. The proceeds from the run went to benefit Lifeline Children's Services Unadopted Ministry. Runners of all ages attended and ran in the 5K. more

Aug 21, 2017 9:53 PM People

The Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC) gathered at the home of Lin and Jim Musgrove in Greystone on June 6 to install the 2017-18 SVC board and announce member awards. more

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CASA volunteers complete a specified training program that qualifies them to assist Judge Kramer. It is a job that he credits with improving the quality of life for children and families and saving the county “hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. more

Aug 8, 2017 6:49 PM People

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham theater put on the show with an all-kids cast 10 times between July 27 and Aug. 6. more

Aug 7, 2017 2:57 PM People

Hoover Fire Department Operations Chief Rick L. Patterson retired on Aug. 1, following a professional firefighting career spanning over 42 years of service, with 38 of those years with the City of Hoover. more

Aug 4, 2017 8:31 PM People

Iron City Chef 2017, which took place Saturday, July 22, from 6-9 p.m., featured special dishes by four local chefs. The night ended with a cook-off between the two top-voted chefs, with three judges then deciding who was crowned Iron City Chef. more

Aug 1, 2017 8:45 PM People

Sci Fi costume winners

Photos by Jon Anderson

Two characters from the Overwatch video game and a character taken from "Brave" and "Braveheart" prevailed. more

Jul 29, 2017 11:41 PM People

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