Gene Smith

Trace Crossings entrance sign 4-5-19

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Council President Gene Smith said a new connector road for Trace Crossings won't happen without the support of that community. Read more

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Alice in Wonderland

Images from Birmingham Children's Theatre

The theater plans to put on four shows at the mall as part of the Magic City Theatre Festival. Read more

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Gary Ivey June 2016

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Ivey served as Hoover's mayor from September 2011 to November 2016. Read more


Hoover council 12-3-18

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Other people upset about the shooting of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the Riverchase Galleria by a police officer warned the protester not to put hands on the mayor. Read more


Benton Nissan 11-20-18

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The owner of Benton Nissan did talk with Irondale officials about a potential move but now plans to stay and expand in Hoover. Read more


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

Businesses 2 Comments

  • Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

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    Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato (at right in front), police Chief Nick Derzis (at left in front) and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

  • Denim and Dining 2019 (13)

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    Denim and Dining 2019 (13)

    About 250 people attended the Denim & Dining fundraiser for the Hoover City Schools Foundation at Noah's Event Venue in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday, April 12, 2019. Among the guests, from left, were City Council President Gene Smith, Councilman Derrick Murphy, Mayor Frank Brocato and Councilman Curt Posey.

  • Hearts in Harmony 2019

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    Hearts in Harmony 2019

    Hoover Councilman Gene Smith and his wife, Pam, were among guests at the Hoover Service Club's 2019 Hearts in Harmony Gala at the Hoover Country Club on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

  • Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (3)

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    Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (3)

    Hoover Council President Gene Smith listens to people talk about a Hoover police officer's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night immediately after a Hoover City Council meeting in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

  • Taste of Hoover 2018 (26)

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    Taste of Hoover 2018 (26)

    Jefferson County Commissioner Jimmie Stephens, center, chats with Hoover Council President Gene Smith, at left, and incoming Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons at the 2018 Taste of Hoover event at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

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