Jefferson County

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Public buildings and services around Hoover have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Read more


Photo by Jon Anderson.

Hoover, county and state offices will close for both the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays in 2019, but some public buildings will have different holiday hours. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

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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pumping gas 3-18-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

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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Photo Courtesy of the Rocky Ridge Fire Department.

One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Fire Chief Mike Bartlett said. Read more


Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17

Photo courtesy of Eileen Lewis

Hoover property owners in Shelby County may see the stormwater fee increase as soon as fiscal 2019, but the fee increase won't impact Jefferson County until fiscal 2020. Read more


JeffCo 2018 road project plan

Map courtesy of Jefferson County

Jefferson County Commissioner President Jimmie Stephens said the road projects are just one example of "a new day" in Jefferson County government. Read more

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Jill Ganus

Photo courtesy of Jill Ganus

Ganus is resigning her seat on the Hoover school board as she takes the new post in the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County. Read more

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Jefferson County distribution to schools 9-20-17

Photo courtesy of Grady Thornton.

The money was part of $69 million of unspent proceeds from the county's previous education sales and use tax that was divided among the county's 12 school districts. Read more

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Judge Julie A. Palmer, former presiding judge for the domestic relations courts of Jefferson County, Birmingham Division, announces she is “of counsel” with the Merrell Law Firm as of Feb. 1. Read more


Jimmie Stephens

Photo courtesy of Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens is scheduled to give his third annual state-of-the-county address on Wednesday, April 19. Read more


Alabama Supreme Court

Photo by Paul Robertson (from Alabama Supreme Court website)

The court said a law allowing Jefferson County to reroute sales tax money for schools to other county projects is not unconstitutional. Read more


Hoover tax vote 3-7-17

Still shot from video by Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

"I'm absolutely excited for the children of Jefferson County," Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more


Voting at Hoover library

Photo by Jon Anderson

Voters in the Jefferson County portion of Hoover will be voting on three tax renewals that together bring in more than $22 million a year for Hoover City Schools, officials said. Read more


The Distinguished Young Women program of Jefferson County is accepting applications from high school girls graduating in 2018 and residing in Jefferson County. Read more


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Photo by Sydney Cromwell

A convenience store is just a quick pit stop for most drivers on their morning commute. Read more


Hoover Public Library Oct 2015

Photo by Jon Anderson

City offices are closed Friday through Monday, but some buildings have different hours. Read more



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At a meeting on Nov. 10, the Birmingham Water Works Board discussed the effects of the current drought and approved a rate increase of 3.9%. Read more

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Erica Techo

Amendment 14, the final amendment on the ballot, would correct a procedural inconsistency in the legislature while grandfathering in nearly 700 local bills. Read more


A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. Read more


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    Photo Courtesy of the Rocky Ridge Fire Department.

    A fire damaged at least five units at the Windhover Condominiums early Thursday morning.

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