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Developer Lance Kitchens wants to rezone about 6.7 acres of a 26.6-acre piece of the old Smith dairy farm from agricultural and estate zoning to an R-1 residential district, like the rest of the land. Read more



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Signature Homes is building the fire station at its own cost, and city officials hope to have it operational by early 2021. Read more



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There were about 40 entries in the parade, including churches, businesses, Scouting groups, cheerleaders, majorettes, veterans, families, groups of friends and, of course, Santa Claus. Read more


Santek recycling pickup  8-21-19

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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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Caitlyn McTier is a senior at the University of Alabama and will represent Hoover throughout the coming year and in the Miss Alabama 2020 competition. Read more

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The five-day celebration is scheduled for Feb. 18-22. Tickets go on sale Jan. 7. Read more



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"We’re trying to get people back to God, then back to life, then back to work,” Tony Cooper told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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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


pres science teaching awards 2019

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Two teachers from Spain Park High School and Berry Middle School were recently recognized as 2019 national winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Read more


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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

The play, inspired by Truman Capote’s experiences growing up in Alabama during the Depression, follows the adventures of a young boy during the holiday season. Read more



Photo courtesy of Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is holding the 13th installment of the BYOB (Bring Your Old Buddy) Scramble golf tournament Dec. 8. Read more


Lights on the Bluff

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The Church on the Bluff is holding its 12th annual Lights on the Bluff community Christmas event Saturday, Dec. 14, but this year’s event will be slightly different. Read more


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This year’s Bluff Park Christmas is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. Now in its fourth year, the parade will follow the same route as it did last year, starting and ending at the park next to the Shades Cliff Pool. Read more

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Shoppers at the Riverchase Galleria will be treated to live Christmas concerts on two weekends in December. Read more


“What we want to deliver is traditional Southern cuisine, but on an elevated basis,” George said. “We’re taking recipes for what anyone might consider their grandmother’s comfort food, but using slightly different ingredients.” Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

In the past two years, McLeod Software has added more than 120 associates, bringing total employment to more than 500. More than 100 of those new employees are based in the new Hoover headquarters, putting its total Hoover workforce at more than 400. Read more



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The Hoover Public Library has received positive feedback about the six new remote book drops that have been placed in the outer parts of the city, Director Amanda Borden said. Read more


Hoover hazmat truck 5

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The truck, which is about the size of an 18-wheeler and resembles a long soft drink delivery truck, also includes $153,000 worth of new equipment to deal with hazardous materials. Read more

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The amount of city funding for the Hoover City Schools Foundation still remains uncertain. Read more


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