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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 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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The Central Alabama Artist Guild moved its spring show back to Hoover and renamed it this year. Read more

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Inverness Eagle Scouts Feb 2020

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All the boys are either current or former students at Oak Mountain and Spain Park high schools. Read more

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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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