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"It's a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and geeky pop culture," said Krysten Griffin, chairwoman of the festival. "It's like a big party." more


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The awards are given out each year to one school district employee, one senior from Hoover High School and one senior from Spain Park High School. more


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The guest speaker was Medal of Honor recipient and retired Army Command Sgt. Major Bennie Adkins of Opelika. more

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Council members said they were attuned to residents' concerns about barking dogs, pet waste and the potential for declines in property values. more

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Montgomery, who has been an assistant under Hulin for 7 1/2 years, will take over when Hulin retires at the end of December. more

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About 250 people attended a celebration at the Hoover Public Library Sunday afternoon. more

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The indoor climbing center features 15 colorful climbing stations with 19 auto belays and most of the climbing stations stretching 26 feet tall. more


Police say the boy took at least five guns and was found by Vestavia Hills police three hours later hiding in a used car lot. more

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Founding member Eloise Martens and board member Sara Rast both are stepping off the board when their terms end Dec. 1. more


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The free class is being offered at the Hoover Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30. more


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The crowd this year was about twice as big as last year, when 880 people came, children's coordinator Jeremy Davis said. more



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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato tried to lure the hospital to Hoover, but some council members opposed a proposed $20 million incentive package. more

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Weems has been in education 17 years, all at Deer Valley Elementary. more

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The Station Church has about 375 members and an average attendance of 250 to 275. more


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The proposed comprehensive plan now will be presented on Oct. 30 and Nov. 7, with a public hearing on Dec. 6. more


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Hoover police say the boy shot 23-year-old Darryl Lavon Seay in the neck during a drug transaction in the parking lot of a Hoover apartment complex. more

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In addition to Bryan Stevenson, other authors scheduled to speak include Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg and New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin. more


The 2018 Hoover Hayride and Family Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. more



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The Mars Hill church, which has been around since 1876, sits on about 4 acres and includes a small cemetery on the property. more



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Hoover for many years has celebrated what city leaders calls Veterans Week, but this year there are numerous new events to honor veterans throughout the month of November. more



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Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church has been in Hoover’s Bluff Park community since about 1950, and Oakmont Presbyterian Church started meeting on Patton Chapel Road in 1964. more



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Aldridge Gardens has set its 2018 holiday greenery sale for Dec. 1. more


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