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Gene Smith 11-18-19

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Smith, a retired Hoover firefighter with multiple business interests, has been on the Hoover City Council for 15 years. 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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Smith Farm

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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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Hoover City Council 9-26-19

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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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For 25 years, the city and club both have been operating under the assumption that the city owned the pool and tennis courts and the club has a lease to use the facility through March 2093. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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    The city of Hoover, Alabama broke ground for the city's 11th fire station in the Trace Crossings community on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Shown here, from left, are Roy Brook, Hoover Council President Gene Smith and Signature Homes CEO Dwight Sandlin.

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    Officials with the city of Hoover, state of Alabama and AT&T cut a ribbon to celebrate the construction of beginning of operation of a new cell tower at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. In front, from left, are state Rep. David Wheeler, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner, AT&T Alabama President Wayne Hutchens, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover City Council President Gene Smith

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    191021_ATT_cell_tower_at_Met_JA

    Officials with the city of Hoover, state of Alabama and AT&T cut a ribbon to celebrate the construction of beginning of operation of a new cell tower at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. In front, from left, are state Rep. David Wheeler, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner, AT&T Alabama President Wayne Hutchens, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover City Council President Gene Smith, Councilman Mike Shaw and Councilman John Lyda.

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    Hoover City Council members Curt Posey, at left, and Gene Smith listen to discussion about Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 budget proposal during a council work session on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

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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.

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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.

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