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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

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Spain Park 2019 graduation 1

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

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

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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

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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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Hugh Daniel Drive signal 1

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Shelby County and Hoover are partnering to add a traffic signal and turn lanes at the intersection at an estimated cost of $600,000. Read more

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Arnold Mooney

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He is the fourth Republican to announce his candidacy for Jones' Senate seat. Read more

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Jason McIntosh

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His wife was shot in the arm in February, but no charges were filed against either party in that incident. Read more

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The Hoover and Spain Park softball teams were in action last week. Read more

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The Hoover and Spain Park track and field teams competed Thursday to Saturday at the state meet in Gulf Shores. Read more

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Explore Playground 5-1-19 (1)

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The 15,000-square-foot playground includes features to accommodate a variety of disabilities. A 7,000-square-foot splash pad is set to open May 15. Read more

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Celebrate Hoover 2019 brought its usual crowd of thousands to Veterans Park in Hoover. Read more

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Kamp Fender

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

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Elementary schools will hold kindergarten enrollment from 4 to 6 p.m. to help plan staffing for next year. Read more

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Michele McCay 4-24-19 (2)

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Michele McCay has been with the Hoover school system for 16 years, nearly six years as accounting director. Read more

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

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Hoover chamber 4-18-19

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Commission President Jimmie Stephens gave updates on sewer and road projects, among other things. Read more

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Stars and Strikes

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Photos from the company's Facebook page indicate the site could include bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, an arcade and a bar. Read more

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Hoover back to school 2018 (20)

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Council members said Kelley's experience is critical as the district faces issues related to funding and a federal court desegregation case. Read more

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Kamp Fender

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

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Denim and Dining 2019 (1)

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The 2019 Denim & Dining fundraiser for the Hoover City Schools Foundation likely raised a record amount of money, organizers said. Read more

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Trace Crossings traffic 4-10-19 (5)

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He said they are "dead in the water" and he wants to keep pursuing more substantial solutions for traffic congestion in western Hoover. Read more

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police training center groundbreaking 1

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The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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Trace Crossings traffic 4-9-19

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Residents asked the school board not to let the city use the road around Hoover High as a new connector route from Trace Crossings to Alabama 150. Read more

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South shades Crest grocery map

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RealtyLink Investments wants to put a 48,000-square-foot grocery at the corner of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road. Read more

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Hoover vs. Oak Mountain Softball

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

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High Country 5K 2019  (1)

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Bluff Park Elementary School won the elementary school challenge this year after three years of wins by Shades Mountain Elementary School. Read more

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“I’m just very excited to learn and be part of such an amazing group of humans that were selected,” Bradley said. Read more

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The options are expected to cost anywhere from $3.1 million to $17.9 million. Read more

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The voluntary agreement states that the cities will not give incentives or otherwise try to lure businesses from their neighbors. Read more

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Jeff State welding building land

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“The Shelby-Hoover campus is the only campus we have that has not been able to offer welding, and it’s time to change that,” Jeff State President Keith Brown said. Read more

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