Mexico Lindo fire

Lexi Coon

Firefighters were battling the flames into the early hours of Thursday morning. more


Hoover Senior Center

Courtesy of Dana Stewart

Hoover Senior Center, located at 400 Municipal Drive, is the first in Alabama to receive accreditation. more

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Tony Tanner is known for his positive attitude, which his 1986 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has done nothing to change. more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

For those who haven’t applied for a new job in decades, re-entering the hiring market can be a daunting experience. more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The first time Twyla Taylor saw her brother Cedric Oden, he was 17 months old and had a 10 percent chance of living. more

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Hoover seventh-grader Sid Doppalapudi recently had two opportunities to compete on the national stage. more

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Photos by Emily Featherston.

There were 269 drug overdose deaths in Jefferson County in 2017, including 11 in Hoover. The mayors of four over-the-mountain cities have created a new coalition to increase awareness of drug abuse and addiction resources. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Each week, the contents of 50 to 60 Hoover recycling bins get dumped in the trash instead of into Santek Waste Services’ recycling trucks, City Administrator Allan Rice said. more

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Home Depot Foundation project for Ben Abercrombie

Courtesy of Andrea Agsalud.

Ben Abercrombie is recovering from a paralyzing spinal cord injury at his family's home in Hoover. more

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

MJ Dobbins’ favorite subject to paint is also the most difficult: faces. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

For Vietnam vets with Agent Orange syndrome, combat’s effects continue decades later. more


Over the Edge

Courtesy of the Tanner Foundation

The Tanner Foundation supports patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and Parkinson's disease. more

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Hoover child to participate in new fundraising marathon. more



Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Bud’s Best expands capacity in Hoover-based bakery. more

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Photos courtesy of Bluff Park Sugar.

Bluff Park high school students open their own candy company. more



Sydney Cromwell

The BWWB brought several members of its staff to address questions in the general meeting and one-on-one afterward. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Signs of Frank Spain’s philanthropy can be seen around Birmingham, from UAB’s Spain Rehabilitation Center to Spain Park High School. more

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Photo courtesy of Homewood Public Library.

Authors and illustrators of children’s books, whether published or still aspiring to be, are invited to attend the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators regional chapter’s annual conference this month. more


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Photo courtesy of Jay Ernst.

Jay Ernst was cut off from many of the things he loved in life in 2017 as his kidney function declined. more


Maggie Ballard

Courtesy of Maggie Ballard

One of her most recent projects was “Get Out,” a thriller where Ballard worked as second assistant director. “Get Out” is nominated for four Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor. more

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