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The average romance reader reads 10 to 12 books a month, novelist Sarah MacLean said. Read more



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New York Times bestselling crime and mystery writer Laura Lippman shares her life journey with Southern Voices audience in Hoover. Read more


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Hemphill published his second book, “The Restored Man,” in 2019, which details his journey from being a religious man to a restored man and provides a process to help men grow both spiritually and emotionally. Read more



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The website includes hundreds of listings of resources ranging from churches, the Jefferson County Department of Health and other nonprofits, all of which provide help to people in general, and specifically to mothers and children, Read more


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After military combat training, the 18-year-old Hoover High School graduate is headed to his military occupation specialty school in Texas. Read more

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Boy Scouts isn’t just for boys anymore. The name has changed from Boy Scouts of America to Scouts BSA, and in 2019, the group started allowing girls to participate. Read more


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With the help of police, the store was able to locate the woman who lost the money. Read more

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Martin took home the title in the 2019 Summer North American Bridge Championships in Las Vegas this past summer. Read more



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Caitlyn McTier is a senior at the University of Alabama and will represent Hoover throughout the coming year and in the Miss Alabama 2020 competition. Read more

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The five-day celebration is scheduled for Feb. 18-22. Tickets go on sale Jan. 7. Read more


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The Hoover native and new mother was asleep in her home in the Kirkman Preserve community when she, for the first time in her life, experienced what is known as a tonic clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure. Read more


Natalie Thorn

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As part of her four-year education, Thorn will spend one year training as a cadet aboard oceangoing vessels. Read more


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The new weekly get-together will allow new and expecting mothers to socialize and get expert lactation advice. Read more


Debbi Austin Land served as director of the Bessemer Area Cutoff Children's Advocacy Center, also known as the Clay House. Read more


Prince of Peace diaper drive

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The church collected more than 5,000 in two weekends in October. Read more


Prince of Peace pet blessing 2019

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Father John Fallon recently pronounced a blessing for dogs, cats, snakes and a turtle. Read more



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Men and women from the department modeled fashions from Von Maur and The Gilded Garment as part of a fundraiser for the Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation. Read more


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The event is the biggest fundraiser for Down Syndrome Alabama. Read more


Art Clarkson remembrance

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A celebration of Clarkson's life will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Read more



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One day about 11 years ago, Kendall Boggs saw a painting of a goose at a restaurant and told her husband, “I love that painting, and I think I can paint.” Read more

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