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Rebecca Wells 2-24-17

Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

The New York Times bestselling author and actress performed the roles of three characters in her novels to a sold-out audience at the Hoover Library Theatre. more

Feb 24, 2017 11:55 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

The twice-annual sale raises money for Asbury United Methodist Church's children and youth ministries. more

Feb 24, 2017 9:52 PM People/Places

Sam Chandler, a sports writer for Starnes Publishing since October 2015, won first place in the Best Sportswriter competition and the current events on-site competition for the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference. more

Feb 24, 2017 9:32 PM News

2017 Show Choir Showcase

Photo from Hoover City Schools.

The event features performances by the show choirs from all Hoover intermediate, middle and high schools. more

Feb 24, 2017 2:49 PM Hoover Schools

The former UA quarterback, UA coach and Olympic gold medal gymnast are scheduled to speak Saturday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more

Feb 23, 2017 11:38 PM News

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Erica Techo

The 13 mayors from Shelby County gave updates on their municipalities during the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce’s “State of our Communities” luncheon on Feb. 22. more

Feb 22, 2017 11:05 PM Businesses

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Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.SmugMug.com

Spain Park knocked off Grissom on Wednesday morning to advance to the first Final Four in school history. more

Feb 22, 2017 7:04 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

On Dec. 26, Chelsea resident Mia Carter used an automated external defibrillator to administer a potentially life-saving shock to James Livings, who collapsed at the Chelsea Community Center. more

Feb 22, 2017 3:02 AM News

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Erica Techo

Palmer addressed a crowd of more than 100 people during a chamber sponsored Eggs and Issues breakfast at the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 21. more

Feb 21, 2017 7:48 PM News

City of Hoover logo - council chambers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The budget includes a $5 million contribution to Hoover City Schools and $13.3 million for various capital projects. more

Feb 20, 2017 10:56 PM News

Trent Richardson

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Richardson was taken to the Hoover Jail after an argument with a woman turned physical, police said. more

Feb 17, 2017 2:58 PM News

Hoover 2016 public safety awards

Photo by Jon Anderson

Twelve employees of the police and fire departments were recognized for outstanding work over the past year. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:26 PM News

SPHS girls basketball VS Gadsden City 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High girls basketball won a thriller over Gadsden City on Thursday to reach the regional finals. more

Feb 16, 2017 10:48 PM Sports

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Brookwood Diagnostic Center – 280 location

This Valentine's Day, Brookwood Diagnostic Center on 280 hosted Valentines Love Yourself Mammogram Party. The event was held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 14 for women age 35 and older to come get their annual mammogram screen. more

Feb 15, 2017 11:21 PM People/Places

Briarwood Basketball

Photo by Todd Lester

Briarwood's season ended on Tuesday night, as the Lions fell just short against Booker T. Washington in sub-regionals. more

Feb 15, 2017 4:54 AM Sports

Oak Mountain soccer

Sam Chandler

The Oak Mountain High School boys soccer team overcame a 2-0 deficit to secure a tie in its season-opening match against Vestavia Hills on Monday night. more

Feb 14, 2017 5:48 AM Sports

119 Partners shopping center layout

Site plan courtesy of city of Hoover

The center would be on land between the Meadow Brook post office and an existing office building, Hoover planning consultant Bob House said. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:34 PM News

Kathy Murphy 2-13-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Board President Stephen Presley has recommended her contract be extended through June 2020. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:22 PM Hoover Schools

Chelsea Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Chelsea's girls basketball team saw its season come to a close with a sub-regional loss at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa on Monday. more

Feb 14, 2017 4:36 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

The bond issue was proposed at the Association of County Commissions of Alabama’s 2017 legislative conference, according to the resolution, and received unanimous support of the 53 counties in attendance. more

Feb 13, 2017 9:27 PM News

Chelsea Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park and Chelsea girls basketball teams each lost in their respective area finals on Friday night. more

Feb 11, 2017 3:42 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.Smugmug.com

The Spain Park, Oak Mountain, Chelsea and Briarwood Christian boys basketball teams went 0-4 on Thursday night in their respective area tournaments. Only Briarwood is still alive in the playoffs. more

Feb 10, 2017 4:48 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park and Chelsea girls basketball teams won the first games of their respective area tournaments on Wednesday night, while Oak Mountain saw its season come to an end. more

Feb 9, 2017 4:08 AM Sports

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Kyle Parmley

In the opening round of the Class 5A, Area 8 tournament, the Briarwood boys knocked off Shelby County, while the girls lost in the final seconds. more

Feb 8, 2017 4:03 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

The council approve resolutions to authorize the payment for an additional Shelby County contract law enforcement officer and to make an amendment to the 2016-17 budget for Chelsea Fire & Rescue Department. more

Feb 8, 2017 3:32 AM News

Alabama State Parks will have prescribed burns at two locations in Oak Mountain State Park in February/ March of this year. more

Feb 6, 2017 11:07 PM News

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.SmugMug.com

The Spain Park High School boys basketball team coughed up an 18-point lead to Hoover, but a late challenge from coach Donnie Quinn gave the Jags the boost they needed to hang on. more

Feb 4, 2017 6:45 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham Executive Director Charles Ball spoke at the Feb. 2 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Feb 3, 2017 2:12 AM Businesses

Stephen Todd Huddleston

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

Police said the 45-year-old Calera man used school system accounts to order more than $37,000 worth of copper pipe that was not used in school projects. more

Feb 2, 2017 3:25 PM News

Spain Park 2017 National Signing Day

Kyle Parmley

Briarwood Christian School, Spain Park High School, Oak Mountain High School and the Westminster School at Oak Mountain held signing day ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 1. more

Feb 1, 2017 11:33 PM Sports

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Kyle Parmley

The Lions sent their seniors out in style with a pair of wins on Tuesday night. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:59 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.Smugmug.com

See where local basketball teams stand entering the final week of regular season action. more

Jan 31, 2017 2:01 AM Sports

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Courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office

The suspect was last seen behind the Publix in Chelsea. more

Jan 30, 2017 11:14 PM News

Spain Park Bowling Champs

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park defeated Vestavia Hills in the state final on Friday afternoon. more

Jan 28, 2017 1:04 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Shelby County Jail

Police responded to a call regarding a car theft around 8:30 p.m., and a suspect was arrested around 9:15 p.m. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:07 PM News

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Erica Techo

Stephen Craft, dean of Montevallo’s business school and a professor at the university, presented the results of the second annual Shelby County Business Outlook Survey at the Greater Shelby Chamber's 36th annual meeting. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:36 PM Businesses

Spain Park Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park's girls defeated Huffman, while the boys faltered in the final quarter and fell to the Vikings on Tuesday night. more

Jan 25, 2017 4:14 AM Sports

Lake Purdy 10-13-16

Photo courtesy of Dr. James Sanderson

Water usage restrictions are now voluntary, according to the drought management plan. more

Jan 25, 2017 12:13 AM News

Claire Moore

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Claire Moore is expected to announce a new curriculum tool for special education students. more

Jan 23, 2017 5:19 PM Hoover Schools

Chip Lindsey

Photo courtesy of Auburn Athletics

Chip Lindsey, former coach at Spain Park High School, was announced as Auburn's new offensive coordinator on Saturday. more

Jan 21, 2017 5:36 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.SmugMug.com

Both Spain Park teams improved to 4-0 in the area with wins on Friday night. more

Jan 21, 2017 5:15 AM Sports

Santek leaf pickup 1-18-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The head of Santek's Alabama operations said he hoped to be fully caught up with leaf pickup by the end of this weekend. more

Jan 19, 2017 8:23 PM News

Graffeo Levine and Ray

Photos by Jon Anderson

The chamber's 2017 officers and board of trustees also were installed. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:36 PM Businesses

Car break-in suspect

Courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a woman suspected of breaking into multiple cars at daycares in the U.S. 280 area. more

Jan 18, 2017 5:04 PM News

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.SmugMug.com

The Spain Park High School boys basketball team held on to beat Mountain Brook 66-62 in a raucous Spartan Arena on Tuesday night. The Spain Park girls won 62-36. more

Jan 18, 2017 4:40 AM Sports

Chelsea Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Chelsea High School basketball teams suffered losses to Helena on Tuesday night more

Jan 18, 2017 4:45 AM Sports

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Rendering courtesy of Lathan Associates Architects

The current building will be dismantled, and salvageable materials will be preserved for a future project. more

Jan 18, 2017 2:41 AM News

4670 Valleydale Road (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The plan is to put a gasoline station/convenience store and a small shopping center on the property, across the street from the North Shelby Fire Department's Station No. 1. more

Jan 17, 2017 8:03 PM News

Carmike Cinemas Patton Creek

Photo by Jon Anderson

The proposal has stirred debate in the Hoover community. more

Jan 16, 2017 6:20 PM News

Daniel Nixon

Sam Chandler

Spain Park High School alum Daniel Nixon ran his first race as a Mississippi State Bulldog on Friday, Jan. 13, at the UAB Blazer Invite, which was held at the Birmingham CrossPlex. more

Jan 15, 2017 7:24 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix.Smugmug.com

The Spain Park High School boys and girls basketball teams each picked up Class 7A, Area 6 victories over Huffman Friday night. more

Jan 14, 2017 5:15 AM Sports

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Budget hearings were interrupted due to wintry weather. more

Jan 11, 2017 5:13 PM News

Jerome Morgan Jr. Dec 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Morgan is the owner of the Oncort Professional Services commercial cleaning company. more

Jan 11, 2017 4:41 PM Businesses

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Todd Lester

Jamal Johnson scored 11 of his game-high 25 points in the second quarter. more

Jan 11, 2017 3:08 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Todd Lester

Spain Park scored the first seven points of the game and never looked back. more

Jan 11, 2017 1:29 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

A second meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4-7 p.m. The meeting will be at the Shelby County Services building at 1123 County Services Drive in Pelham. more

Jan 11, 2017 1:13 AM News

Rebecca Wells

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Tickets for the Saturday authors conference at the 2017 Southern Voices Festival also are selling briskly. more

Jan 10, 2017 11:53 AM News

Shelby County Schools logo

Shelby County Schools

Shelby County Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening on Monday, Jan. 9, and bus schedules will operate on a two-hour delay. Hoover City Schools will be closed for students. more

Jan 9, 2017 1:53 AM Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board is expected to vote on the 2017-18 school calendar. more

Jan 8, 2017 8:00 AM Schools

Jan 2017 Winter Weather

Courtesy of the National Weather Service BHM

The winter weather situation was becoming more clear Thursday afternoon. more

Jan 5, 2017 9:52 PM Weather

Frank Brocato 11-7-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor plans to deliver similar speeches to numerous groups over the next few months. more

Jan 5, 2017 6:34 PM News

Rebecca Wells 2015

Photo courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University

The festival is a celebration of writing, music and art. This year's headliner is author and actress Rebecca Wells. more

Jan 5, 2017 2:30 PM News

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Erica Techo

State legislators discussed potential themes of the upcoming legislative session, which starts Feb. 7. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:19 PM Businesses

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The city of Chelsea's E-Day will take place Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:15 PM News

Hoover fire dept ladder trucks

Photo from Hoover Fire Department website

Mayor Frank Brocato requested the delay, saying he wants to do more research on potential options. more

Jan 3, 2017 8:22 PM News

Ruth Cole and Paul Sanford

Photos by Jon Anderson

Both appointees have a long history of service to the Hoover community. more

Jan 3, 2017 8:17 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Chelsea residents formerly signed a petition expressing their concerns regarding rate increases over the years. more

Jan 4, 2017 1:58 AM News

Hoover City Council 11-7-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The hearings will be held Thursday and Friday at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:21 PM News

Hoover fire ladder trucks 2015

Photo from Hoover Fire Department website

Fire Chief Chuck Wingate said the department needs to replace the 100-foot ladder truck at Station No. 4 on Municipal Drive. more

Jan 2, 2017 6:26 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo from Hoover Police Department

The nonprofit has leased space at the Hoover Public Safety Center for six years and wants to extend its lease for three more years. more

Jan 2, 2017 6:29 PM News

Chelsea Basketball

Submitted photo

Chelsea won three games in three days and has now won eight straight. more

Dec 30, 2016 4:30 PM Sports

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