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All proceeds will go toward scholarships to be given in the next Miss Hoover competition, set for August 2021, Bentley said. Read more

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Black Jacket Symphony 4

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The cover band plans to perform complete albums by The Beatles, Queen, Journey and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Read more

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Kitty Kat Haven cat adoption

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The Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue facility in Hoover had 463 email inquiries, 242 applications and 101 adoptions in April. That's triple the normal inquiries and double the adoptions. Read more

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The 2,100-square-foot cat rescue facility is at 3432 Old Columbiana Road in Hoover. Read more

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The council seat Schultz is seeking is currently held by Gene Smith, who is giving up his seat on the council to run for mayor. Read more

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For Joriann Lee, a senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School and an Ambassador in Girl Scout Troop 872, "A Dog's Purpose" not only moved her, but also provided her with the inspiration for her capstone project, which won her the Girl Scout Gold Award. Read more

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Thunnell was the first to compete out of 26 other high school students. He played “Piece de Concours,” a French composition by Guillaume Balay — and he won second place. Read more

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For more than 50 years, visitors to Davenport’s Pizza Palace in Mountain Brook Village have dined in the shadows of a mural covering one wall of the family restaurant’s game room. Read more

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The Rev. Glenda Curry didn’t set out to pursue becoming the first female bishop-elect for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama — but through the years, people persistently told her to think about it. Read more

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Moryoussef describes the podcast as “true crime between friends,” where they lay out the facts of each case in a way that’s understandable and passionate. Read more

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Coronavirus Wedding

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While they didn't get their planned wedding, their Kirkman Preserve neighborhood gave them a surprise grand sendoff. Read more

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Every year, Homewood native Annie Morgan looks forward to reading Dance Magazine’s annual list of top 25 dancers, choreographers and companies to watch. This year, she saw her own name on the list. Read more

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Rachel Smolin has epilepsy, so being alone for even five minutes could mean that a seizure goes unnoticed for too long. But with the help of Trixie, a golden retriever service dog, Rachel could eventually live a safe, independent life. Read more

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The family has used the foundation’s activities, including numerous camps and special events, to aid the process of emotional and psychological healing for burn victims, family members and firefighters. Read more

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After more than two dozen trips to NASCAR races, Ellen Turner can help her husband, Daniel Turner, take out and repair the U-joints on their van’s drive shaft. She would not have known what or where that was a year ago. Read more

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After meeting in a brunch small group, they discovered a mutual calling to help hurting women and share their testimonies through writing. Read more

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Richardson Axe Works

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What the 35-year-old Bluff Park resident didn’t know was that his obsession for old axes was about to turn into a business venture that would spread nationwide. Read more

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On March 14, members of the Lily of the Cahaba Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution marked Women’s History Month (March) and commemorated the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Read more

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Eli Hairston homecoming

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Eli Hairston was welcomed back to his hometown with open arms. A homecoming party was held on Feb. 6 at the Chelsea Middle School gym for the eighth-grader, following his release from Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Read more

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Hoover Sports Park West, also known as Shades Mountain Park, has 734 baseball players on 71 teams this year. Read more

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