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Spain Park High School

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The classroom discussions were prompted by a video of Hoover and Spain Park high school students making racist and anti-Semitic comments. Read more

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The Woods turn lane meeting 2-26-19 (1)

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Residents of The Woods community near Deer Valley say their safety is in danger because a turn lane was eliminated in a road widening project. Read more

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Numerous leaders involved in the protests have said their outrage is about much more than a single shooting death at the mall, as tragic as that is by itself. Read more

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City leaders and pastors also issued a call for an end to hateful speech and racism and for people to pursue peace over division. Read more

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City leaders offered condolences and prayers for the family, and the police chief apologized for incorrectly labeling Emantic "E.J." Bradford as the gunman in another shooting at the mall. Read more

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The council voted 4-3 in favor of the moratorium until city leaders can take a thorough review of their zoning regulations. Read more

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Hoover City Council 9-17-18

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Some council members voiced concerns about the increase in spending in the budget, but a majority said they felt the spending was justified for a growing city with growing needs. Read more

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Hoover council 7-10-18

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The council also voted down a proposal to raise residential rental and lease taxes for apartments and rental homes. Read more

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The 34 people in the group represent a variety of sectors in the Hoover community, including education, large and small businesses, nonprofits and government. Read more

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On Sunday afternoon, Hoover residents Greg Moon, David Cohen and Councilman Derrick Murphy brought a feast – in the form of 100 grilled hamburgers, 145 wings, 100 hot dogs and sides – to the RV Park to make their time in Hoover a little easier. Read more

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Dad Brigade 2017-3

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This year's back-to-school cleanup effort was expanded to include Hoover's two high schools, meaning volunteers were sprucing up all 16 campuses that are part of Hoover City Schools. Read more

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Councilman Derrick Murphy also was nominated. Read more

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Derrick Murphy 2016

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Derrick Murphy said he is running for City Council Place 5, now held by 20-year Councilman Jack Wright. Read more

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The Hoover school board has hired a new legal firm that board President Derrick Murphy says will transition to become the lead law firm for the district. Read more

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Derrick Murphy

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Murphy's five-year term on the school board ends in May. Read more

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Hoover school board 10-16-15

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The board's regular January meeting is being moved from Monday night to Tuesday night, Jan. 12. Read more

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Hoover Board of Education President Derrick Murphy organized the rally to oppose efforts in the state Legislature to move $80 million from the Education Trust Fund to the state’s general fund. Read more

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Hoover school board President Derrick Murphy has gathered commitments from at least 13 other school board presidents to be there. Read more

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Board President Derrick Murphy will publicly thank members of Hoover City Dad Brigade during the Sept. 14 Hoover Board of Education meeting at Hoover High School. Read more

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Hoover Dad Brigade

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Almost 400 volunteers, including around 70 students, came together for the first project of the Hoover City Dad Brigade on Aug. 1. Read more

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