Roy L. Williams

One Love Ministries International of Hoover will present Women of Wisdom & Worth Conference "Searching for Love in all The Wrong Places" on Sept. 25-26 at the Holiday Inn on John Hawkins Parkway. more

Sep 4, 2015 9:17 PM News

City Council

Photo by Katie Turpen.

The Hoover City Council agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 8 includes a proposal from Mayor Gary Ivey for a firefighter recruit school by the Hoover Fire Department and a proposed sidewalk along Preserve Parkway. more

Sep 4, 2015 8:55 PM News

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Courtesy Jason Gaston

Board President Derrick Murphy will publicly thank members of Hoover City Dad Brigade during the Sept. 14 Hoover Board of Education meeting at Hoover High School. more

Sep 4, 2015 3:24 PM News

Alexa Smitherman, who studies at The Pointe Dance Arts at 3403 Lorna Lane in Hoover, spent part of the summer developing her ballet technique and performance skills at the official School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive Program. more

Sep 3, 2015 5:17 PM People

Hoover School Board

Roy L. Williams

Hoover City Schools has decided not to become a charter school authorizer, Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy said. Under the charter school legislation signed into law, state school systems had the option to become "authorizers" of charter schools more

Aug 31, 2015 9:43 PM News

A new survey by, a website that does research designed to help Americans make informed decisions, ranks Homewood City Schools No. 1, Hoover as second best public school system in Alabama for teachers to work at. more

Aug 26, 2015 1:50 PM News

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

​The Hoover City Board of Education will hold its first public hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Farr Administration Building, 2810 Metropolitan Way. more

Aug 24, 2015 8:22 PM Schools

Jamie Smith

Courtesy of Jason Gaston

Three Hoover City Schools have welcomed two new assistant principals this fall, including one (Jamie Smith) will split her day at Brocks Gap Intermediate and Deer Valley Elementary. April Bucki is assistant principal at Riverchase Elementary. more

Aug 23, 2015 12:42 PM Schools

Hoover-Metro Kiwanis Club

Roy L. Williams

The Hoover-Metro Kiwanis Club presented a $1,250 check to the Hope for Autumn Foundation to help fight childhood cancer during its Friday, Aug. 21 breakfast meeting. more

Aug 21, 2015 8:00 PM News

Hoover City Councilman Gene Smith says he is investigating whether the city can implement a commercial property nuisance ordinance. Smith is responding to complaints by Bluff Park resident Robin Schultz about the conditions at Shades Mountain Plaza. more

Aug 21, 2015 4:52 PM News

The owner of Hoover Tactical & Firearms is hoping the tragic death of a Hoover man who police believe was accidentally shot by his 2-year-old son will spark gun owners to make sure their weapons are properly and securely stored. more

Aug 19, 2015 4:08 PM News

Hoover School Board

Roy L. Williams

After a discussion on the pros and cons of becoming an authorizer for charter schools in the city, the Hoover Board of Education during a Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting voted to table a decision until Superintendent Kathy Murphy gets more information more

Aug 19, 2015 3:36 AM Schools

Hoover Welcome Sign

Matthew Allen

The City of Hoover has installed a new sign welcoming drivers on U.S. 31 entering the city from Vestavia Hills. The sign on U.S. 31 South just past the Interstate 65 ramp says “The City of Hoover welcomes you” and was put up in late July. more

Aug 18, 2015 11:06 PM News

Costco Wholesale Corp.

Roy L. Williams

Costco, the big wholesaler, has won approval to sell liquor at its Galleria Circle store under the name Costco Whole Sale Liquor. more

Aug 18, 2015 2:38 AM News

Hoover City Council Aug. 17

Roy L. Williams

Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey issued a proclamation recognizing September as ovarian/gynencological awareness month during the Monday, Aug. 17 Hoover City Council meeting. more

Aug 18, 2015 2:04 AM News

Costco Wholesale Corp.

Roy L. Williams

The Hoover City Council on Monday, Aug. 17 will consider a request by Costco Wholesale Corp. to sell liquor at its Galleria Circle store. more

Aug 14, 2015 2:23 PM News

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Roy Williams

New Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy visited several city schools to greet principals, teachers, students and parents as the district kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, Aug. 13. more

Aug 13, 2015 9:51 PM Schools

Planning Commission

Roy L. Williams

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved two new subdivisions in Ross Bridge and three new subdivisions in the Lake Cyrus communities during its Monday, Aug. 10 meeting. more

Aug 11, 2015 1:04 AM News

Hoover City Schools Institute

Roy L. Williams

In a motivational speech, new Hoover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy addressed 1,000 employees gathered at Hunter Street Baptist Church today, Monday, Aug. 10 for Hoover City Schools Institute. more

Aug 10, 2015 6:37 PM Schools

Hoover Board of Education Building

Photo by Jessa Pease.

The Hoover City School System, which passed a resolution Aug. 3, has joined other state public education advocates in urging Alabama lawmakers to leave the Education Trust Fund alone as the state legislature seeks to fill a state budget shortfall. more

Aug 7, 2015 7:58 PM News

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