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Gene Smith 11-18-19

Photo by Erin Nelson

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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Photo courtesy of Kristin Bundren.

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

Schools

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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

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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

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Lights on the Bluff

Photo courtesy of Church on the Bluff.

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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Photo courtesy of Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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

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“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

Businesses

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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

Businesses

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

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

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Hoover hazmat truck 5

Photos courtesy of Hoover Fire Department.

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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Photo courtesy of Greg Bishop.

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

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Photo by Jon Anderson

With new zoning restrictions in place, the City Council also lifted its moratorium against such businesses. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

If you put up a live Christmas tree this year and are wondering what to do with it when Christmas is over, you have several options. Read more

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Sara Franklin horizontal Sept 2019

Photo courtesy of Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama.

The Hoover native and new mother was asleep in her home in the Kirkman Preserve community when she, for the first time in her life, experienced what is known as a tonic clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure. Read more

People

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

So the question was: What was happening with those items people were trying to recycle? The answer: They were going to the landfill instead. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 6-4-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

Her proposal, set for a vote by the school board on Dec. 10, would start the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10 and allow a full week out for Thanksgiving. Read more

Schools

Hoover Band 7A State Champs

Photo courtesy of Hoover High School Band Boosters

The 190-member competition band won among five schools competing in Class 7A. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Retired Army Maj. Ed Pulido, senior vice president of the Folds of Honor Foundation, delivered a message about challenges, triumph and change. Read more

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