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Summertime is here, which means lots of fun in the sun and time spent in the outdoors. Hoover has many beautiful parks such as Veterans Park, Moss Rock Preserve and Aldridge Gardens, just to name a few. Read more

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I am thrilled that our economic developer Greg Knighton has been meeting with developers, commercial property owners and businesses on behalf of Hoover’s economic development efforts. Read more

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Springtime is here, and I hope you and your families are enjoying the beautiful weather and this exciting time in our city! Read more

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I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and a happy New Year! I have truly enjoyed my first full year as your mayor and will continue to work every day to move Hoover along to be No. 1. Read more

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Frances and I want to wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!  December is such a festive and fun time of year in Hoover. Read more

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We are very proud to say that recently Niche ranked Hoover City Schools number one on their “Safest Schools in Alabama” List, and we were ranked number five in the nation. Read more

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I hope your summer has been great.  It’s hard to believe the students will be back in school soon and that football season is fast approaching. Read more

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The city had $602 million in new construction in 2019, Mayor Frank Brocato said in his 2020 state-of-the-city speech. Read more

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The fire station is just one of many projects the city and Jefferson and Shelby counties are undertaking in 2020. Read more

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For more than a decade, Hoover resident Mark Davis has actively worked to recognize and support U.S. military veterans. Read more

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While I am grateful for all of these successes, I am most thankful for all of you — the people who make Hoover the great city that it is. Read more

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Hoover City Council President Gene Smith has announced he is challenging current Mayor Frank Brocato for the mayor’s chair in the Aug. 25 election, and other names are floating around as potential candidates for the mayor’s race as well. Read more

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Now, a traffic study will be conducted to determine if speed tables are indeed merited and welcomed by residents. Read more

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The garbage hauler has put cameras on all its trucks in Hoover and enacted landfill restrictions on recycling pickup day. Read more

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There is no doubt — winter is well on its way to Hoover. The chill in the air carries with it the anticipation of the holidays as they quickly approach. Read more

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City hall renovations should begin in early 2020, City Administrator Allan Rice said. Read more

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Two buyers purchased the property at auction. One plans to preserve scenic views; another reportedly eyeing development of new subdivision. Read more

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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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The new tower should greatly enhance cell service at the complex and nearby schools, homes and businesses, AT&T officials said. Read more

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The Riverchase Galleria will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony to usher in the holiday shopping season Nov. 8. Read more

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I hope you will take a few moments to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in such a great country — a country that would not be what it is today if it weren’t for the men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces. Read more

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About 200 people showed up for a community meeting at The Church at Brook Hills Tuesday night to hear a proposal. Read more

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The City Council cut $4.5 million from the mayor's proposed spending plan and added $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. Read more

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Destination Hoover International, a nonprofit group that was formed 17 months ago to build partnerships with communities around the globe, had a busy spring and summer. Read more

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If the Hoover City Council had not raised sales, use, leasing and lodging taxes last year, city revenues from those taxes likely would have declined this fiscal year, city records now indicate. Read more

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The mayor said his budget proposal is focused on better traffic management, education and public safety. Read more

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After more than two years of planning and renovation work, the Hoover school system’s Riverchase Career Connection Center is now open and running. Read more

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    Paul Dangel, director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, says a few words as the new president of the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce during the chamber's luncheon at the hotel on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy is recognized during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Terry Beckham, the scoutmaster for Scout Troop 93 at Oakmont Presbyterian Church in Hoover, Alabama, is recognized for his contributions during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city address at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato gives his 2020 state-of-the-city address at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Damian Gilbert, a leader of the Hoover-AHEAD (Ambassadors for Hoover Equity and Diversity) group, is recognized during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato speaks with Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy after delivering his 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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