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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

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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

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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

Mountain Brook Invitational

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

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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

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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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Alyx Chandler

PurpleStride Birmingham 2017 Presented by UAB Medicine was a 5K run and walk event aimed at raising money to make strides against pancreatic cancer. more

Apr 3, 2017 7:35 PM People/Places

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Emily Featherston

The second annual event brought dogs of all breeds and sizes to the Summit for a day of fun. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:06 PM People/Places

Plants are blooming earlier this year due to a warmer winter. more

Mar 31, 2017 11:38 PM News

Tickets for the breakfast go on sale Monday, April 3. more

Mar 31, 2017 3:06 PM News

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Courtesy of the City of Chelsea

Both projects are expected to be completed by June 1. more

Mar 30, 2017 9:16 PM News

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Erica Techo

Suggested changes included swapping old bulbs for LED lights, looking into alternative fuel sources and recycling. more

Mar 29, 2017 10:27 PM Businesses

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Photos by Jon Anderson

The applicants gave their views on everything from a third high school to rezoning and dealing with criticism. more

Mar 28, 2017 10:26 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

Oak Mountain baseball's college signees were honored in a ceremony in the school's cafeteria on March 22. more

Mar 28, 2017 4:09 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The Shelby County Commission voted on several bids during its March 27 meeting. more

Mar 28, 2017 2:17 AM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park softball will be promoting community awareness for the Alzheimer's Association with two home events. more

Mar 24, 2017 8:01 PM Sports

119 Partners shopping center layout

Site plan courtesy of city of Hoover

The council also approved numerous funding agreements with agencies that serve the city. more

Mar 20, 2017 9:38 PM News

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Erica Techo

The BackPack Buddies program provides students in need with food for the weekend and school breaks. more

Mar 20, 2017 8:40 PM News

The meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Mar 19, 2017 8:30 PM News

Lee Ogle Tosney

Photos courtesy of the applicants

The three applicants are a 25-year-old college student, a retired middle school science teacher and the vice president and office manager for an overhead door company who formerly taught school. more

Mar 19, 2017 8:26 PM Hoover Schools

Brenda Ladun

Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society

The event is organized by the American Cancer Society Junior Board and held at the St. Vincent's One Nineteen facility off Alabama 119. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Murphy now has a contract good through June 30, 2020. more

Mar 14, 2017 4:51 PM Hoover Schools

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she is hopeful the school district and other parties in the case will have a joint filing to the court this week. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:23 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The finance committee formerly met to discuss the agenda item. more

Mar 13, 2017 9:50 PM News

That leaves three applicants left for the Hoover City Council to consider. more

Mar 13, 2017 11:40 AM Hoover Schools

The applicants include a college instructor, clothing store employee, retired teacher and vice president/office manager for an overhead door company. more

Mar 10, 2017 6:04 PM Hoover Schools

Bradley Johnson

Courtesy Shari Johnson

Fifteen teams will compete in the event, which honors the memory of a talented Spain Park High School golfer killed in a 2006 car accident. more

Mar 10, 2017 3:28 PM News

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Erica Techo

The action is in relation to a budget amendment passed in September. more

Mar 9, 2017 11:26 PM News

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Courtesy of City of Chelsea.

The city is set to purchase the old Renasant Bank building on U.S. 280 for $895,000. It will then be renovated to house the city's library. more

Mar 8, 2017 2:55 AM News

Most of the budget discussions centered on cuts in overtime, the salary of the municipal judge and the mayor's recommendation to hire a public relations company to develop a marketing and social media strategy for the city. more

Mar 6, 2017 10:23 PM News

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Courtesy of Shelby County Development Services

A recap of the March 6 Shelby County Planning Commission meeting. more

Mar 7, 2017 1:46 AM News

Voters in the Jefferson County portion of Hoover will be voting on three tax renewals that together bring in more than $22 million a year for Hoover City Schools, officials said. more

Mar 6, 2017 6:12 PM Schools

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Jon Anderson

The city had 135 trees to give away and honored nine students for outstanding Arbor Day essays. more

Mar 6, 2017 4:49 PM People/Places

Hoover vs Spain Park Girls Basketball Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

It took overtime, but the Hoover High School girls basketball team clinched the Class 7A state crown by outlasting crosstown rival Spain Park on Saturday night at the BJCC's Legacy Arena. more

Mar 5, 2017 3:13 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

County Manage Alex Dudchock addressed the South Shelby Chamber during its March 2 luncheon. more

Mar 2, 2017 11:35 PM Businesses

Spain Park Basketball

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park overcame a double-digit deficit for the second time in the playoffs to beat McGill-Toolen in overtime in the Class 7A State Semifinals. more

Mar 2, 2017 9:10 PM Sports

Hoover Elementary Music Festival 2017

Artwork created by Trace Crossings Elementary art teacher Adriana Northcutt and Trace Crossings first-graders

Each of the city's elementary and intermediate schools is sending a group of children to Hoover High School to either sing, play instruments or dance. more

Feb 28, 2017 5:33 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The Shelby County Commission recognized Thompson High School engineering teacher Brian Copes and approved an ADECA grant application for the county coroner. more

Feb 28, 2017 3:09 AM News

Westminster-Oak Mountain State SemiFinals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Westminster School at Oak Mountain girls basketball team advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history, falling in the Class 1A State Semifinals on Monday morning. more

Feb 28, 2017 12:02 AM Sports

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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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Photo by Ted Melton

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

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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

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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 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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