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The total 1.8-mile project is expected to cost almost $2.7 million. Read more

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Piggly Wiggly will relocate its store from Shades Mountain Plaza to a bigger, new store in the adjacent Bluff Park Village. Read more

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The city had $602 million in new construction in 2019, Mayor Frank Brocato said in his 2020 state-of-the-city speech. Read more

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Bluff Park Elem demolition proposal

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Some classrooms deemed unsafe and outdated are to be torn down, while the nearly 100-year-old part will be preserved and renovated. Read more

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There is now one pre-K classroom at five schools, and officials are seeking grants to add six more pre-K classrooms, including at two new schools. Read more

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The zoning board recommended the City Council rezone 5.6 acres on the old Smith dairy farm to allow for up to 47 houses on 26.4 acres. Read more

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The issue goes back to the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, Jan. 13. Read more

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A pilot mentoring program already is operating in four Hoover schools and is set to be expanded to other schools. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The fire station is just one of many projects the city and Jefferson and Shelby counties are undertaking in 2020. Read more

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Hoover Residential Construction

Photos by Erin Nelson.

A drop in interest rates spurred greater than expected home building in Hoover in 2019, and the market shows no sign of slowing down in 2020, industry observers say. Read more

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For more than a decade, Hoover resident Mark Davis has actively worked to recognize and support U.S. military veterans. Read more

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You may have heard it said there is a time to stand up and be counted. Officials with the city of Hoover are taking that literally and have a plan to maximize the number of Hoover residents counted in the 2020 Census. Read more

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Hoover City Council President Gene Smith has announced he is challenging current Mayor Frank Brocato for the mayor’s chair in the Aug. 25 election, and other names are floating around as potential candidates for the mayor’s race as well. 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

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Now, a traffic study will be conducted to determine if speed tables are indeed merited and welcomed by residents. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

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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Photo by Jon Anderson

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

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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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