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Sam Chandler

Oak Mountain's Caleb Van Geffen placed second in the varsity boys race, and Spain Park's Mary Katherine Tedder placed fourth in the varsity girls race. As a result, their respective teams left Heardmont Park with a pair of victories. more »

Sep 24, 2016 8:01 PM Sports

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Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

Briarwood scored 17 fourth-quarter points to down No. 4 Mortimer Jordan on Friday night. more »

Sep 24, 2016 4:55 AM Sports

Chelsea Football

Sarah Finnegan

Chelsea rushed for 345 yards in a confidence-building win over Gardendale. more »

Sep 24, 2016 4:04 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

The forum will be at Chelsea High School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. more »

Sep 23, 2016 9:02 PM News

Spain Park, Oak Mountain Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain swept Spain Park on Thursday night. more »

Sep 23, 2016 7:22 PM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The out-of-region contest pits two of top Class 6A teams. more »

Sep 20, 2016 7:01 PM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

Briarwood and Mortimer Jordan both sit at 4-1 on the season. more »

Sep 20, 2016 6:54 PM Sports

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Photo by Erica Techo.

Two additional lots and the incorporation of green space into previously existing lots were some of the plan modifications approved by the planning commission. more »

Sep 20, 2016 3:04 AM News

Allen Pate 9-19-16 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Pate choked up with emotion as he made the announcement at a Hoover City Council meeting. more »

Sep 19, 2016 9:06 PM News

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Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park hosted their homecoming the week of Sept. 12-17, 2016. more »

Sep 19, 2016 10:01 PM Hoover Schools

Jake Ganus

Photo by Cari Dean.

Former Chelsea standout Jake Ganus still has hope of getting his shot in the NFL. more »

Sep 19, 2016 7:07 PM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Zalon Reynolds and Matthew Marquet led the way to another Chelsea win. more »

Sep 17, 2016 5:13 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Football

Jimmy Mitchell

Oak Mountain sophomore quarterback Jackson Kimbrell threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to running back Ethan Duncan as time expired, lifting the Eagles to a region victory over Thompson. more »

Sep 17, 2016 5:04 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

Spain Park scored late in the fourth quarter, but the Spartans rallied to win. more »

Sep 17, 2016 4:48 AM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

William Gray tossed two TD passes, as the Lions overcame early struggles. more »

Sep 17, 2016 4:29 AM Sports

Al Del Greco 9-15-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

"We need to expect and we need to see more when it comes to wins," Del Greco said. more »

Sep 15, 2016 4:42 PM Sports

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Sarah Finnegan

The mounted patrol unit includes four officers and 10 horses. more »

Sep 13, 2016 10:12 PM People/Places

Spain Park Football

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The game features a battle of two teams sitting at 1-1 in Class 7A, Region 3. more »

Sep 13, 2016 6:05 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Oak Mountain's playoff chances will take a significant bump if it can beat Thompson. more »

Sep 13, 2016 5:55 PM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Chelsea is looking to get back on the winning side at Pelham. more »

Sep 13, 2016 5:40 PM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

The winner takes sole possession of Class 5A, Region 5. more »

Sep 13, 2016 4:49 PM Sports

Hoover school board 9-12-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Board member Jill Ganus Veitch voted against the budget, saying she didn't support short notice of cuts in principals' discretionary spending. more »

Sep 12, 2016 11:49 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The budget included more than $106.5 million in proposed revenues and more than $106.3 in proposed expenditures more »

Sep 13, 2016 2:14 AM News

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Chelsea rallied to take a 21-20 lead in the second half, but miscues helped Benjamin Russell string together three straight scores and a 40-29 win in the Wildcats’ home opener and Hornets’ first road test Friday. more »

Sep 10, 2016 5:07 AM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

William Gray's touchdown run and two-point conversion pass to Barrett Tindall seals key Class 5A Region 5 victory more »

Sep 10, 2016 4:47 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

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Hoover led 16-0 at halftime and didn't look back. more »

Sep 10, 2016 4:04 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Oak Mountain earned its first win of the 2016 season with a 34-7 drubbing of Vestavia Hills on Friday night. more »

Sep 10, 2016 4:17 AM Sports

Chelsea Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Chelsea improved to 10-3 on the season with two wins Thursday. more »

Sep 9, 2016 7:24 PM Sports

Hoover High Principal Don Hulin said in an email to faculty the proposed 2017 budget was "deeply troubling on many fronts." more »

Sep 9, 2016 4:30 AM Hoover Schools

Al Del Greco

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The luncheon is Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Sep 8, 2016 4:57 PM News

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said school officials have worked hard to lower the budget deficit from the $10 million deficits approved in recent years. more »

Sep 7, 2016 12:19 AM Hoover Schools

Casey Middlebrooks swearing in 9-6-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Skelton died on July 2, and Middlebrooks will finish out the last two months of his term, then begin the four-year term to which he was elected on Aug. 23. more »

Sep 7, 2016 12:06 AM News

Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Oak Mountain is still in search of its first victory. more »

Sep 7, 2016 12:15 AM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

A victory Friday would mean wonders for Chelsea. more »

Sep 6, 2016 11:56 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

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The battle of the city has arrived. more »

Sep 6, 2016 11:02 PM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

Briarwood and Wenonah both sit at 1-0 in region play. more »

Sep 6, 2016 11:00 PM Sports

Fans of both schools are being challenged to see which school can raise the most money to fight hunger in Hoover. more »

Sep 6, 2016 11:33 AM News

Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Huffman's Jacoby Johnson and Rodarrius Brooks combined for three touchdowns as Oak Mountain's defense struggled. more »

Sep 3, 2016 4:51 AM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

William Gray stole the show for Briarwood on Friday night. more »

Sep 3, 2016 4:15 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

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Hunter Howell completed all 10 of his first-half passes. more »

Sep 3, 2016 4:19 AM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Matthew Marquet totaled five touchdowns on Friday night. more »

Sep 3, 2016 4:57 AM Sports

Casey Middlebrooks

Photo courtesy of Casey Middlebrooks

After five hours of running 13,801 ballots through machines, there was not a single change in the vote tally. more »

Sep 2, 2016 1:07 PM News

DeLuca and Middlebrooks

Photos courtesy of the candidates

Official returns showed DeLuca losing to Casey Middlebrooks by just five votes. more »

Aug 31, 2016 7:07 PM News

Briarwood Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Briarwood defeated Homewood and lost to Vestavia Hills on Tuesday night. more »

Aug 31, 2016 5:01 AM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo courtesy of Todd Kwarcinski

Briarwood begins its run in Class 5A, Region 5 this week. more »

Aug 31, 2016 2:57 AM Sports

Chelsea-Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Wetumpka visits Chelsea on Friday night, as the two teams start region play. more »

Aug 31, 2016 2:43 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park faces a tough opponent at home this week. more »

Aug 31, 2016 2:39 AM Sports

Chelsea-Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Oak Mountain begins region play with a game at Huffman on Friday. more »

Aug 31, 2016 2:24 AM Sports

The school system's budget has been the topic of much discussion in recent years due to deficit spending and the status of city funding. more »

Aug 30, 2016 5:49 PM Hoover Schools

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One race ended being decided by just five votes. more »

Aug 30, 2016 5:15 PM News

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Erica Techo

City Clerk Becky Landers informed the council and attendees that of 22 provisional ballots, only four would be counted on Aug. 30 more »

Aug 30, 2016 8:45 PM News

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ERICA TECHO

Birmingham Fashion Week took place from Aug. 25-27 at Boutwell Auditorium. more »

Aug 29, 2016 6:09 PM People/Places

Chelsea Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Chelsea won 10 straight sets in the Smiths Station Invitational. more »

Aug 29, 2016 12:05 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Football

Dan Starnes

Oak Mountain rallied in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 34-point halftime deficit Friday night, as the Eagles fell 41-21 on the road to the Class 6A fourth-ranked Hillcrest Patriots. more »

Aug 27, 2016 5:08 AM Sports

Briarwood-Chelsea Football

Sam Chandler

The Chelsea High School football team bested Briarwood for a third consecutive year, as the Hornets rolled to a 43-15 victory on Friday, Aug. 26. more »

Aug 27, 2016 3:45 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Jaguars have success in the running game and passing game during victory over visiting Muscle Shoals. more »

Aug 27, 2016 3:48 AM Sports

Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park fell down two sets, but stormed back to win Thursday. more »

Aug 26, 2016 4:38 AM Sports

Chelsea Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

Chelsea knocked off Jeff Davis on Thursday. more »

Aug 26, 2016 4:23 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

Around 2,300 voters turned out in the Aug. 23 Chelsea municipal election. more »

Aug 24, 2016 3:36 AM News

Chelsea-Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Chelsea comes off a thrilling win, while Briarwood plays its first regular season game. more »

Aug 22, 2016 3:36 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will host Muscle Shoals in its home opener on Friday, Aug. 26. more »

Aug 22, 2016 9:25 PM Sports

Chelsea-Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Oak Mountain travels to Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa on Friday. more »

Aug 23, 2016 8:45 PM Sports

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U.S. Steel gives money to Brocato, McClinton, but Brocato gives the donation back more »

Aug 23, 2016 5:31 AM News

Greene said bringing school funding up to an appropriate level is the first crucial step in moving Hoover forward. more »

Aug 22, 2016 11:26 AM People/Places

Arnold Singer July 2016

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Singer is battling one-term councilman John Lyda for the seat. more »

Aug 22, 2016 5:00 AM People/Places

Dan Ellis

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Ellis said he wants to use his business experience to serve as a good steward of taxpayers' money, keep taxes low and invest in the future growth of Hoover in a controlled and sustainable way. more »

Aug 22, 2016 1:00 AM People/Places

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Photo by Kyle Parmley

The forum featured all three Hoover mayoral candidates and the 15 candidates seeking the seven seats on the Hoover City Council. more »

Aug 20, 2016 9:37 PM News

Chelsea-Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Zalon Reynolds and Matthew Marquet helped Chelsea overcome a slow start in season-opening win. more »

Aug 20, 2016 4:02 AM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Spain Park jumped out a 21-14 halftime lead, and then held on in the game's final quarter to seal a season-opening victory over Gadsden City. more »

Aug 20, 2016 4:40 AM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Gary Lloyd

Briarwood dropped a 20-7 decision to Vestavia Hills in a season-opening jamboree game. more »

Aug 20, 2016 3:07 AM Sports

A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. more »

Aug 18, 2016 2:48 PM News

Jim Porter Hoover chamber 8-17-16

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High-profile shootings of multiple victims have gun control advocates pushing hard, but tighter gun restrictions won't impact crime, Porter said. more »

Aug 17, 2016 9:25 PM Businesses

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 Smith Swiney

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The alarm sent hundreds of people heading for the doors to exit the building. more »

Aug 17, 2016 7:30 PM News

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Photo by Kyle Parmley

The three Hoover mayoral candidates and all 15 City Council candidates stated their cases at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

Aug 17, 2016 4:48 AM News

Oak Mountain Football

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Chelsea has never beaten Oak Mountain on the football field. more »

Aug 16, 2016 1:15 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team will kick off its 2016 season at Gadsden City on Friday, Aug. 19. more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:48 PM Sports

Lenco Bearcat armored rescue vehicle

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Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis said such a vehicle will come in handy in hostile situations where an officer or civilian needs rescuing. more »

Aug 15, 2016 8:16 PM News

About 400 people gathered at Chelsea High School for the Chelsea Business Alliance-sponsored mayoral candidate forum, where three of the city’s current council members discussed their campaigns and plans for the city. more »

Aug 12, 2016 12:31 AM News

Police training site option

Photo by Jon Anderson

Police officials estimate it will cost $600,000 to retrofit the building for use as a training center. more »

Aug 11, 2016 11:42 PM News

Shelby County Sheriff's Office

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Sheriff's deputies responded to U.S. 280 near Chelsea Park Drive Tuesday around 2 p.m. more »

Aug 11, 2016 5:08 PM News

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As one of the year’s first fundraisers, for $20, seniors and juniors are able to paint and customize their parking spots. more »

Aug 11, 2016 4:07 PM Chelsea Schools

Jim Porter, a Birmingham attorney, will be speaking about the Second Amendment and how it affects the lives of everyday Americans. more »

Aug 10, 2016 8:30 PM Businesses

Marc Cohn, Molly Ringwald, Phil Vassar

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They're part of a 25th anniversary lineup of returning acts. more »

Aug 10, 2016 7:50 PM People/Places

Bluff Park election forum 8-9-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

All three candidates for mayor and 15 candidates for Hoover City Council were present Tuesday night at Shades Crest Baptist Church. more »

Aug 10, 2016 4:22 AM News

Back to school photos

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To share photos, tag shelbyalschools on Facebook, @shelbyedk12alus on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #shelbyfirstday. more »

Aug 9, 2016 2:26 PM Schools

This forum is sponsored by bluffparkal.org and the Monte D'Oro Neighborhood Association. more »

Aug 9, 2016 12:31 AM News

Hoover school finance talk 8-8-16

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If Hoover wants to maintain low class sizes and electives and higher paid employees, new or increased revenue streams must be found, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said in a finance report Monday night. more »

Aug 9, 2016 12:27 AM Hoover Schools

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy gave a back-to-school address to the school district's nearly 1,800 employees this morning at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more »

Aug 8, 2016 3:55 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The Shelby County Commission discussed projected revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. more »

Aug 8, 2016 8:23 PM News

Kathy Murphy 8-4-16

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Tonight's talk is expected to focus more on federal and state funding for Hoover City Schools. more »

Aug 8, 2016 1:41 AM Hoover Schools

Trey Lott

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Lott left the council to move to Alabaster so his son could play football there but now is back in Hoover. more »

Aug 6, 2016 6:04 PM People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Readers' opinion: Mayor Gary Ivey has failed to demonstrate transparent and collaborative leadership. more »

Aug 5, 2016 3:17 PM Columns

Gene Smith summer 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Smith said his priorities include maintaining the city's financial stability, improving and supporting public safety departments and working with school officials to find a solution to school funding issues. more »

Aug 5, 2016 3:04 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Alabama Department of Tourism Public Relations Director Brian Jones spoke at the Aug. 4 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more »

Aug 4, 2016 4:30 PM Businesses

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The last time Theresa De Leon saw Cooper, 80 percent of his body was severely burned. more »

Aug 4, 2016 12:57 AM People/Places

Hoover 2016 National Night Out 23

Photo by Jon Anderson

Kids and their families got an up-close look at lots of fire, police and other law enforcement and military vehicles and equipment. more »

Aug 3, 2016 9:52 AM News

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ERICA TECHO

A recap of the Aug. 2 Chelsea City Council meeting. more »

Aug 2, 2016 9:20 PM News

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Ted Melton

Austin Wiley will complete his final year of high school at a prep school in Florida. more »

Aug 2, 2016 9:45 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Taco Mama

The restaurant is Taco Mama's fifth location, including Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham's Crestline and Edgewood communities. more »

Aug 2, 2016 2:32 PM Businesses

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The contract was $1.9 million over budget but $1.83 million less than the amount originally proposed by the low bidder. more »

Aug 1, 2016 9:42 PM News

That leaves Michael Holt and Mike Shaw battling for the seat. more »

Aug 1, 2016 1:01 PM People/Places

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