year in preview

Hoover 2017 city plans

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The 155,000-square-foot Finley Center, to be used for sports, entertainment, conventions, banquets and other events, is slated to open in May, more

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Kathy Murphy 6-6-16

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Two of the taxes cover all of Jefferson County and will be voted on by all county voters. Together, they total 7.5 mills and brought in about $7.1 million for Hoover City Schools (plus additional money for other school districts) in fiscal 2015. more

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Photo courtesy of USA Track & Field.

For the first time in six years, the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships will return to Veterans Park in Hoover. more


Parents in Hoover schools are eagerly awaiting the release of Superintendent Kathy Murphy’s plan to redraw attendance zones — some looking forward to changes and others wary of what might happen. more


Hoover City Council

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Hoover residents return to the polls this summer to elect a mayor and City Council, if the incumbents indeed have opposition. more


Hoover construction

Photo by Frank Couch.

Hoover residents can expect to see more neighbors in 2016 as the city continues to see steady residential growth, the city’s planning consultant said. more

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