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The city of Hoover has abundant amenities and is a wonderful place to live. Hoover offers strong schools, reliable public services, numerous green spaces and much more. Read more

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Words matter, perspective is big and forgiveness is essential, Lehman told 600 or so people at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. Read more

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Trace Crossings traffic 4-10-19 (5)

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He said they are "dead in the water" and he wants to keep pursuing more substantial solutions for traffic congestion in western Hoover. Read more

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The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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“The Shelby-Hoover campus is the only campus we have that has not been able to offer welding, and it’s time to change that,” Jeff State President Keith Brown said. Read more

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Sales at the Riverchase Galleria campus were down by $18.2 million in 2018, a 4 percent drop from 2017, according to a Hoover Sun analysis of tax records provided by the city of Hoover. Read more

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The city expects to get about $600,000 a year more and hopes the state and Jefferson and Shelby counties will have more for Hoover projects as well. Read more

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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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Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (1)

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Three Gardendale High School sports medicine students rendered aid to a woman who had fallen as people were fleeing gunshots at the mall. Read more

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Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more

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Benton Nissan

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The company sought a tax abatement to improve its Hoover dealership, but the mayor says other dealerships made improvements without incentives. Read more

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This is such a beautiful and busy time of the year! As we are winding down 2018, I can’t help but reflect on what this year has brought. Read more

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Hoover climbing center 10-31-18 (1)

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The indoor climbing center features 15 colorful climbing stations with 19 auto belays and most of the climbing stations stretching 26 feet tall. Read more

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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato tried to lure the hospital to Hoover, but some council members opposed a proposed $20 million incentive package. Read more

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I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! Read more

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The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the banquet room at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Read more

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Fall is here and the holidays are right around the corner! Read more

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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato hasn’t given up on the idea of the city building a performing arts center, even though no funding has materialized. Read more

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Explore groundbreaking 1

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The 15,000-square-foot playground and 7,000-square-foot splash pad will have a universal design, meaning they will be designed to meet the needs of all people, including those with disabilities and mobility issues. Read more

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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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Frank Brocato

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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  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 13

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 13

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Spain Park High School student Crestin Abawi at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Crestin Abawi, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 12

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Hoover High student Anne Stewart at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Anne Stewart, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

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    The Hoover Service Club gave Bumpus Middle School student Dominic Renda an award for outstanding academic performance and fellow student Ava Slocum an award for outstanding citizenship at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here are, from left, Bumpus counselor Nita Keith, Bumpus Principal Tamala Maddox, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Dominic Renda, Ava Slocum, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Bumpus Assistant Principal Sean Colosimo.

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    The Hoover Service Club gave Berry Middle School student Richard Wright an award for outstanding academic performance and fellow student Ryan McKern an award for outstanding citizenship at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured from left are Berry Assistant Principal Kari Tibbs, Richard Wright, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Ryan McKern, Berry counselor Ericka Leonard and Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy.

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 11

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Hoover High student Aleah Moon at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Aleah Moon, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 2

    The Hoover Service Club awarded $41,000 worth of scholarships and awards to 11 students from Hoover and Spain Park high schools at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here, from left, are Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Hoover High students Danah Dib, Jesse Kelley, Aleah Moon and Anne Stewart, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Hoover High Principal John Montgomery. Not pictured is Hoover High student Katherine Cohen.

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