Bob Cahoon 7-18-19 (1)

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Cahoon served in both World War II and the Korean War. Read more

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Finley Center June 2019

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Eight months into fiscal 2019, the complex has had an estimated $31 million economic impact, the manager says. Read more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy held off again on a recommendation for a policy against disruptive speech. Read more

Schools

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Families of 386 children were interested, but only 90 students could be accepted for five new pre-K classes. Read more

Schools

Tattersall Park proposed master plan July 2019

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Greystone residents strongly objected to the proposal. Read more

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Future land use plan July 2019

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Mayor Frank Brocato said the document will serve as a roadmap in making decisions over the next 20 to 25 years. Read more

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Hoover’s Jaqueline Mateo recently participated in the 21st annual Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) on the campus of Troy University. Read more

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The Magic City Theatre On Ice skating team defended their 2018 National title in the open division and won silver in the intermediate division during the National Theatre on Ice Competition at the end of June. Read more

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Camp Seale Harris, a nonprofit camping program empowering children and teens with diabetes, has been awarded a $10,000 donation from Whitehaven Insurance Services through the 2019 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Awards. Read more

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In the 2018-2019 school year, 16 Alabama schools raised $56,862 for wishes in Alabama. Read more

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Hoover teen James DeLano was named The Oley Foundation Child of the Year on June 22 at their national conference in Chicago. He was also recognized for being nominated for their Innovator/Advocator Award and their Celebration of Life Award. Read more

People

Hoover City Council 7-1-19

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The grocery store is planned to be built at the intersection of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road in southwest Hoover. Read more

Businesses

Two Maids & A Mop, the nation’s leading tech-driven residential cleaning service, recently hosted MaidCon at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. Read more

People

Strategic Development Concept June 2019

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Planning commissioners wanted a better summary and new plans for undeveloped areas. Read more

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Black Creek Mtn Bike Park

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The 73-acre park in the Trace Crossings community has about 5 miles of mountain bike trails. Read more

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Mary Helmer 6-20-19

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Hoover's economic developer, Greg Knighton, said a partnership with Main Street Alabama would be worth considering. Read more

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313 South Burbank Drive

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Residents have complained about having a constant stream of strangers coming and going from homes in their neighborhoods. Read more

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Free Friday Flicks 2019 (1)

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Skies were clear Friday night as moviegoers watched "The Little Mermaid." Read more

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All of Aldridge Gardens was strung with glowing lights on the night of June 8, as the 2019 Hydrangeas Under the Stars fundraiser took place. Read more

People

Hayden Perry

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He loved fishing and customizing his truck. Read more

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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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The proposal announced in May caused a lot of angst in the community, with people concerned about First Amendment rights. Read more

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IberiaBank June 2019

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The bank's renovation of a 130,000-square-foot building in International Park is taking longer than anticipated. Read more

Businesses

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But the council held off a decision to extend a fiber-optic line along Valleydale Road from U.S. 31 to almost U.S. 280. Read more

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More than 775 people had taken the Hoover Sun and 280 Living poll as of 3:30 p.m. June 3. Read more

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Mary Helmer

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Helmer is scheduled to speak at the chamber luncheon at the Hoover Country Club on June 20. Read more

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The 719 members of the graduating class are believed to be the largest high school graduating class in Alabama this year. Read more

High Schools

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In all, 23% of the graduating class ended with a GPA of 4.0 or higher. Read more

High Schools

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School officials are proposing a change to the code of conduct that allows school discipline for racist and sexist conduct or language, whether it occurs on campus, at home or online. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 5-9-19

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However, a proposed change would allow school officials to administer discipline when racist, sexist or other disparaging off-campus remarks substantially impact the school environment. Read more

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Hoover chamber 2019 scholarships 1

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Scholarship recipients were Taylor Edwards, Maggie Ethridge and Mary White from Hoover High School and Josh Stanton from Spain Park High School. Read more

People

A proposed change in the code of conduct would make it a class 3 (most serious) offense to engage in racist or sexist conduct or language, whether on or off campus. Read more

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Cahaba River Park

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The changes would shift 155 homes from Blackridge to Trace Crossings and have Signature Homes donate 158 acres for a potential new road out of the area. Read more

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Hoover Soccer

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The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

State Soccer Finals

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The Hoover High School boys soccer team beat Enterprise 3-2 on Saturday in penalty kicks to capture its first state championship since 2003. Read more

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Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 1

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The club also gave out 2019 academic and citizenship awards to six Hoover middle school students. Read more

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One was a 17-year-old freshman at Parker High School, and the other was a 15-year-old freshman from Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. Read more

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A 1999 Toyota 4Runner plunged off Shades Mountain where Valley Street meets Shades Crest Road. Read more

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Hoover 2019 prayer breakfast 1

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Words matter, perspective is big and forgiveness is essential, Lehman told 600 or so people at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. Read more

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