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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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Sara Franklin horizontal Sept 2019

Photo courtesy of Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama.

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

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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

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

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Prince of Peace diaper drive

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

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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

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Art Clarkson remembrance

Photo at left by Jon Anderson.

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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Photos by Alyx Chandler.

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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With a father who died of skin cancer and a mother who survived uterine cancer, Ashley Huffstutler thought in she probably would get some of kind of cancer in her old age, but she never imagined it would strike her at age 29 while pregnant. Read more

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Nearly 800 people registered to participate in the two races in The Preserve community on Saturday. Read more

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Girl Scout Leadership Summit 2

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The girls were able to hear from MIss Alabama Tiara Pennington and NASA astronaut Jan Davis, as well as other female mentors. Read more

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Avadian Credit Union was recently named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group. Read more

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Jacob Pugh, a Hoover resident and recent graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship by The Greater Birmingham ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program at its annual scholarship banquet. Read more

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The event raised more than $38,000 for the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Read more

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American Legion rifle raffle 2019

Photo courtesy of Ryan Winslow American Legion Post 911

The raffle raised more than $3,300 to help support veterans in need. Read more

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Ron Bradstreet July 2019

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Bradstreet will provide leadership for the 170 chapters and almost 20,000 members of the American Legion throughout Alabama. Read more

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