Chelsea City Hall

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As you plan your Monday, keep in mind what public facilities and buildings are closed in observance of Memorial Day. more

May 25, 2017 9:23 PM News

Spain Park Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School senior class was offered $16.9 million in scholarships and accepted $8.7 million of those scholarships. more

May 23, 2017 9:42 PM Schools

Hoover school bus 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and Hoover High, Berry Middle and Riverchase Elementary are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

May 23, 2017 9:49 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

Shelby County Chief Financial Officer Butch Burbage presented a six month financial review to the County Commission during its May 22 meeting. more

May 23, 2017 1:34 AM News

Jefferson County Sheriff

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

The remains were "badly decomposed," and it was not possible to determine the race or gender of the remains on scene. more

May 22, 2017 6:35 PM News

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's softball team finished third in the Class 7A state tournament. After winning the first two games of the tournament on Thursday, the Jags fell twice on Friday. more

May 20, 2017 1:53 AM Sports

Nominations for the Community Member and Community Cause of the Year can be submitted here. The deadline to nominate is June 30. more

May 19, 2017 8:34 PM People/Places

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's softball team won a pair of games on Thursday to begin the Class 7A state tournament. more

May 19, 2017 12:16 AM Sports

Hoover 2017 chamber scholarships

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four students plan to use the money to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo and Troy University. more

May 18, 2017 7:08 PM Schools

Rick Davis Hoover chamber 5-18-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham-Hoover metro area accounts for 31 percent of the state's gross domestic product and had 20 percent of new job announcements in 2016, a Birmingham Business Alliance official said. more

May 18, 2017 7:05 PM Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

City officials placed the time capsule inside the wall in the lobby of the Hoover Municipal Center. more

May 18, 2017 7:01 PM News

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Erica Techo

The market will be held in front of Chelsea City Hall from 3-6 p.m. every Thursday. more

May 18, 2017 10:39 PM Businesses

Chelsea Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Chelsea softball team lost to Daphne in the Class 6A state softball tournament on Thursday, ending the Hornets season. more

May 18, 2017 7:45 PM Sports


Photo courtesy of Stacy Walkup

The luncheon was sponsored by George Henry, Chief Operating Officer of Central State Bank in the City of Calera. more

May 18, 2017 6:45 PM People/Places

Chelsea Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Chelsea softball team began play at Lagoon Park on Wednesday in the Class 6A state tournament, and finished 2-1 to move on to Thursday. more

May 17, 2017 6:10 PM Sports

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Layton Dudley

Among the celebrities participating were SEC football coaches Nick Saban (Alabama), Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Kirby Smart (Georgia), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State) and Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss). more

May 17, 2017 9:01 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Allan Rice

About a dozen Hoover-based technology companies met with city officials to share ideas. more

May 16, 2017 8:53 PM Businesses

Chelsea City Council - May 16, 2017

Erica Techo

Hester, who also serves as municipal judge for Calera and Vincent, will bring experience to the city of Chelsea, said Mayor Tony Picklesimer. more

May 17, 2017 1:04 AM News

Spain park girls golf 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park girls golf team held off Hoover to win the Class 7A girls state golf tournament. more

May 17, 2017 12:45 AM Sports

Briarwood boys golf 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood boys golf team finished third in the Class 5A boys golf tournament on Tuesday. more

May 17, 2017 12:46 AM Sports

Hoover Fire Class 1 ISO-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The upgrade could mean lower insurance premiums for home owners, renters and business owners. more

May 16, 2017 2:47 PM News


Photo courtesy of King's Home Shelby Auxiliary

The money was raised during the annual Tablescapes luncheon at Metro Church of God. more

May 16, 2017 4:20 PM People/Places


Courtesy of Shelby County Planning Commission

The changes to Dunnavant Square's commercial area reoriented the buildings, and the number of lots in the Highland Lakes master plan was reduced. more

May 16, 2017 1:56 AM News

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Alyx Chandler

From May 4-14, the Oak Mountain Spring State Fair brought thousands of families out to the Oak Mountain Amphitheater each day. more

May 15, 2017 7:51 PM People/Places

You can help us find interesting people from the 280 Living coverage area who are now living and working in the world's greatest city -- New York. more

May 14, 2017 11:58 PM People/Places

Oak Mountain Boys Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain boys soccer team won its third consecutive state championship on Saturday. more

May 13, 2017 8:44 PM Sports

Chelsea Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Chelsea girls soccer team shut out Southside-Gadsden on Saturday to win the Class 6A championship. more

May 13, 2017 8:19 PM Sports

Chelsea Girls Soccer State SemiFinals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Haley Greene scored three goals in Friday's win over Northview. Chelsea will play in the Class 6A championship game at 10 a.m. on Saturday. more

May 13, 2017 7:09 AM Sports

Vestavia VS Oak Mountain Girls Soccer SemiFinals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain girls soccer team saw its season come to an end Friday in the Class 7A semifinals. more

May 13, 2017 6:31 AM Sports

Vestavia VS Oak Mountain Boys Soccer SemiFinals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain boys soccer team will take on Davidson at 10 a.m. Saturday in the championship game. more

May 13, 2017 5:43 AM Sports

Briarwood Girls Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Sarah Adcock scored six goals, as the Briarwood girls soccer team took home the Class 4A/5A state championship on Friday. more

May 13, 2017 5:15 AM Sports

Briarwood Boys Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood boys soccer team fell to Randolph on Friday in the Class 4A/5A state championship game more

May 13, 2017 5:24 AM Sports

Briarwood Soccer

Photo courtesy of Paul Neville

The Briarwood Christian School boys and girls prevailed in Thursday's state semifinal matches. more

May 12, 2017 2:08 AM Sports

Paul McEwan 5-10-17 (5)

Photo by Jon Anderson

McEwan also is the alternate overall Alabama Teacher of the Year, coming in second to Chasity Collier of Dawes Intermediate School in Mobile County. more

May 11, 2017 2:15 AM Schools

Briarwood Golf

Photo courtesy of Jim Brown

The Briarwood boys golf team placed second in the sub-state tournament on Monday. more

May 10, 2017 4:51 PM Sports


Jimmy Mitchell

The Oak Mountain baseball team suffered a Game 3 loss on Monday, ending the Eagles' season. more

May 9, 2017 2:22 AM Sports

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The resolution will allow for the construction and replacement of the bridge crossing Fourmile Creek on County Road 441. more

May 8, 2017 4:19 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park defeated Oak Mountain twice to win the Class 7A, Area 6 tournament. Both teams will advance to regionals later this week. more

May 7, 2017 10:57 PM Sports

Outdoot Track and Field State Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

A number of area athletes made the Class 4A-7A state outdoor track and field meet one to remember on the second and third days of competition. In Cullman, the Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys took the team title. more

May 7, 2017 10:58 AM Sports

Chelsea Soccer

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The Chelsea High School girls soccer team advanced to the Class 6A state semifinals with a thrilling win over John Carroll on Saturday. more

May 7, 2017 5:09 AM Sports

Chelsea Baseball

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa swept Chelsea in the Class 6A quarterfinals on Saturday. more

May 7, 2017 4:55 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Baseball

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Oak Mountain and Vestavia Hills played to a stalemate on Saturday, forcing a Game 3 on Monday. more

May 7, 2017 4:20 AM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field State Tournament 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Briarwood Christian School junior Ashton Domingue won the Class 5A boys javelin title on Thursday at the 4A-7A state meet in Gulf Shores. His victory capped a comeback from ankle reconstruction surgery. more

May 5, 2017 10:31 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

The planning commission heard two continued cases during its May 1 meeting. more

May 2, 2017 12:56 AM News

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Erica Techo

Allison Boyd, mental health programs coordinator and legal counsel to the probate judge, spoke to the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce on May 4. more

May 4, 2017 10:17 PM Businesses


Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Both Briarwood teams and the Chelsea girls soccer teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs with wins on Tuesday. more

May 3, 2017 9:02 PM Sports

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Photo By Todd Lester

The Oak Mountain High School girls and boys soccer teams swept Hoover on Tuesday night, punching their tickets to the quarterfinal round of the Class 7A state playoffs. more

May 3, 2017 4:05 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

Chelsea resident Skip Brown's Bronze Star was pinned by former Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry. more

May 3, 2017 1:42 AM News


Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park won the Class 7A, Section 3 golf tournament on Tuesday. more

May 3, 2017 12:47 AM Sports

Hoover Prayer Breakfast 2017-1

Photo by Layton Dudley

Murdock was the keynote speaker for the 2017 Hoover Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. more

May 2, 2017 4:41 PM News

Chelsea Soccer

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Many of the local high school baseball and soccer programs competed in the playoffs over the weekend. more

Apr 30, 2017 9:37 PM Sports

Celebrate Hoover Day 2017-1

Photo by Ron Burkett

The 2017 Celebrate Hoover Day drew an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 people, said Erin Colbaugh, the city of Hoover's events coordinator. more

Apr 30, 2017 3:02 PM News


Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Emmitt Hudspeath threw a complete game for Chelsea on Saturday. The Hornets moved on to the quarterfinals of the Class 6A playoffs. more

Apr 30, 2017 7:31 PM Sports

Spain Park Track and Field

Sam Chandler

The Hoover High School boys and girls track and field teams showed why they're the favorites to win Class 7A titles at this coming week's state meet. Multiple individuals from Spain Park and Oak Mountain advanced. more

Apr 30, 2017 7:15 PM Sports

Mkae-A-Wish beach trip 1

Photo by Ron Burkett

Four-year-old Henri Villatoro, who had a liver transplant before he was 2, is getting his first trip to the ocean through Make-A-Wish Alabama. more

Apr 30, 2017 2:06 PM News


Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The Chelsea High School baseball team rebounded from an 8-7 loss in the first game of Friday night's doubleheader against Benjamin Russell with a season-saving 8-4 victory. more

Apr 29, 2017 5:58 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Baseball Playoffs

Photo By Todd Lester

The Oak Mountain High baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class 7A playoffs with its sweep over Huntsville. more

Apr 29, 2017 3:43 AM Sports

Hoover library spring book sale-3

Photo courtesy of Anissa Copes/Hoover Public Library

Library staff and volunteers have been setting out thousands of used books for sale Friday and Saturday. more

Apr 27, 2017 10:44 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

This year's event is serving as the city's main 50th anniversary celebration. more

Apr 27, 2016 6:34 PM News

Spain Park Tennis

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's girls tennis team came home with a trophy in its first appearance at the state tournament. more

Apr 26, 2017 9:05 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The luncheon celebrated students and educators of the year. more

Apr 26, 2017 8:33 PM Businesses

Briarwood Baseball

Todd Kwarcinski

High school sports have kicked into high gear across the region. more

Apr 26, 2017 12:44 PM Sports

Spain Park track April 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

Track boosters say the track programs deserve a higher-quality surface, so they'll explore fundraising possibilities. more

Apr 25, 2017 4:54 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The training event included a live burn of a home located on Chesser Drive. The home was donated by the owners. more

Apr 25, 2017 5:01 PM News

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Erica Techo

Other items on the agenda included ALDOT contracts, updates to the county's emergency operations plan and other items. more

Apr 25, 2017 3:28 AM News

Chelsea Baseball

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Josh Gregg's walkoff single in the deciding game sent Chelsea to playoff series victory over Northview. more

Apr 24, 2017 1:01 AM Sports

Haz Waste Day 2017-28

Photo by Jon Anderson

Residents also brought loads and loads of old paint, batteries, gasoline, motor oil, pesticides, cleaning products, used tires, prescription medication and a host of other items best left out of landfills. more

Apr 22, 2017 4:10 PM News

Denim & Dining 2017-37

Photo by Jon Anderson

The event at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium included a casual barbecue dinner, music, a silent auction and even a little dancing. more

Apr 22, 2017 12:16 AM Hoover Schools

Spain Park Baseball

Photo courtesy of Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School baseball team rallied from a two-run deficit to beat Mountain Brook 3-2 on Friday night at Spartan Park, securing a postseason berth for the first time since 2014. more

Apr 22, 2017 3:36 AM Sports

Briarwood Baseball

Todd Kwarcinski

The Briarwood baseball team swept Headland on Friday in the first round of the state playoffs. more

Apr 22, 2017 2:41 AM Sports

Hoover track April 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board agreed to spend at least $2.74 million to replace the football turf and tracks at Hoover and Spain Park high schools but left the door open to possibly upgrade to higher-quality tracks after track and field supporters objected. more

Apr 21, 2017 6:29 PM Hoover Schools

Briarwood Tennis

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood boys and girls tennis teams won the Class 4A/5A section tournament earlier this week. more

Apr 21, 2017 8:04 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The resolution, which was unanimously approved by all present council members, came about after an error was found in the city’s zoning code. more

Apr 21, 2017 2:09 AM News


Sarah Finnegan

The conversation included questions spanning from health care and tax returns to the EPA and the Miner Protection Act, and expressed opinions both in support and against Palmer or his actions. more

Apr 19, 2017 3:19 AM News

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Erica Techo

During the presentation, two parents shared the story of how their daughter died in a drunk driving accident and encouraged students to have a safe prom. more

Apr 19, 2017 1:58 AM Hoover Schools

Jimmie Stephens

Photo provided by Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens is scheduled to give his third annual state-of-the-county address on Wednesday, April 19. more

Apr 18, 2017 5:08 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover officials said the city of Birmingham heavily recruited the Comedy Club to move to Birmingham, but the tax rebate deal was worked out to keep the club in Hoover. more

Apr 18, 2017 3:46 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Monday was the first day for Mac Martin Jr., who previously served as the city planner and zoning official for Athens. more

Apr 18, 2017 3:21 AM News

Oak Mountain Track and Field

Sam Chandler

Local stars shined at the Mountain Brook Invitational track and field meet, which drew more than 75 teams and 2,000 athletes to Mountain Brook High School this past weekend. more

Apr 17, 2017 4:10 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Softball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain knocked off Spain Park in 10 innings on Thursday evening. more

Apr 14, 2017 4:19 PM Sports

Paul McEwan

Photo by Jon Anderson

The pool will be narrowed to four finalists soon, and a winner is expected to be announced on May 10. more

Apr 12, 2017 3:30 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

Mayor Tony Picklesimer gave updates on public safety, upcoming projects and new events. more

Apr 12, 2017 4:51 PM News

Oak Mountain Baseball

Photo by Todd Lester

Local baseball and softball teams were in action all over the region on Tuesday night. more

Apr 12, 2017 4:22 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Tony Picklesimer

The event will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Community Center. more

Apr 11, 2017 9:41 PM News

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Erica Techo

The commission also heard from the Shelby Humane Society's new executive director. more

Apr 10, 2017 9:38 PM News

Spain Park Baseball

Photo by Ted Melton

Three area baseball and softball teams were in action on Monday. more

Apr 11, 2017 2:35 AM Sports

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she plans to ask a federal judge to implement the rezoning for 2018-19 instead to give families, employees and the community plenty of time to prepare. more

Apr 10, 2017 8:54 PM Hoover Schools

Regions Tradition Media Day Sluman putting

Photo by Jon Anderson

The previous agreement to hold the golf PGA Tour Champions golf tournament at Greystone Golf and Country Club was set to expire after 2018. more

Apr 10, 2017 6:51 PM News

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Erica Techo

The commission also heard from the Shelby Humane Society's new executive director. more

Apr 10, 2017 9:38 PM News

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Erica Techo

The festival included booths from local shops and restaurants, food trucks and a kids area. more

Apr 9, 2017 8:49 PM People/Places

12U Strykers World Series Champs 2016

Photo courtesy of Hoover Softball Association

The association plans to dedicate a field in honor of a man who has served as an umpire at the park for 30 years. more

Apr 7, 2017 8:34 PM Sports

South Shelby Chamber scholarship winners 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

More than 55 students applied for the scholarships this year, chamber Executive Director April Stone said. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:47 PM Schools

Randy Fuller S Shelby Chamber 4-6-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Superintendent Randy Fuller updated the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce on progress in Shelby County schools. more

Apr 6, 2017 4:57 PM Schools

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Lexi Coon

The summit focused on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving. more

Apr 4, 2017 8:56 PM Schools

Tosney is a former teacher and has nine years experience as vice president and office manager for Magic City Door. more

Apr 4, 2017 5:47 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

The planning commission voted to continue two cases over to its May 1 meeting, and approved a third request. more

Apr 4, 2017 2:14 AM News

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