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Erica Techo

A recap of the May 23 Shelby County Commission meeting. more »

May 24, 2016 2:08 AM News

Bernhard Langer 2016 Regions Tradition

Photo courtesy of Bruno Event Team

Bernhard Langer won the Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf and Country Club. more »

May 23, 2016 2:53 AM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park ran through the loser's bracket to make it to the championship game. more »

May 22, 2016 11:40 PM Sports

Chelsea Softball

Submitted photo

Mallory Bradford's home run lifted Chelsea to its second state title in school history. more »

May 22, 2016 9:35 PM Sports

Kathy Murphy 5-20-16

Still shot from video by Hoover City Schools

U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala has given preliminary approval to the rezoning plan but is withholding final approval pending more work by the school system, Justice Department and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. more »

May 20, 2016 10:22 PM Schools

Hoover chamber 5-19-16 Kay Ivey

Photo by Jon Anderson

Ivey also said she is hopeful that faith in government can be restored, not just in Alabama but in the nation. more »

May 19, 2016 5:33 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park plays in the state softball tournament Friday and Saturday in Montgomery. more »

May 18, 2016 5:21 PM Sports

Regions Tradition Pro-Am

Frank Couch

Several SEC football coaches and others took to the golf course on Wednesday. more »

May 18, 2016 4:30 PM Sports

Kathy Murphy 5-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

School officials met with U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala in her chambers on Friday and came away from the meeting upbeat. more »

May 17, 2016 8:53 PM Hoover Schools

Tina Hancock 5-17-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Tina Hancock has been the Jackson County Board of Education's chief school finance officer for five years. more »

May 17, 2016 7:53 PM Hoover Schools

Chelsea Softball

Kyle Parmley

Chelsea is hoping to have a better result at the state tournament than it did last year. more »

May 17, 2016 7:15 PM Sports

The primary items on the agenda are the potential appointment of a chief school finance officer and other personnel actions. Job cuts are expected due to budget constraints. more »

May 17, 2016 11:46 AM Hoover Schools

Oak Mountain Soccer

Submitted photo

Oak Mountain won its second straight state championship last weekend. more »

May 17, 2016 1:50 PM Sports

The agenda at the May 16 Shelby County Planning Commission meeting included a resubdivision request on Indian Crest Drive and a rezoning request on Champion Boulevard. more »

May 17, 2016 1:25 AM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park beat Hoover and Vestavia Hills in the North Central Regional over the weekend. more »

May 14, 2016 11:05 PM Sports

Chelsea Softball

Kyle Parmley

Chelsea defeated Gardendale on Friday to qualify for the state tournament. more »

May 13, 2016 9:09 PM Sports

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Shelby County Schools

The Shelby County School District released a plan for capital improvement projects to be completed over the next two years. more »

May 11, 2016 5:36 PM Schools

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park went 3-1 over the weekend to win the area tournament. more »

May 10, 2016 5:20 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The initiative, aimed at combating drug abuse, will launch in July. more »

May 9, 2016 10:15 PM News

Oak Mountain Baseball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain fell in nine innings to Hewitt-Trussville on Saturday. more »

May 8, 2016 3:27 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Baseball

Kyle Parmley

Joseph Hartsfield's shutout gave Oak Mountain a split and forced Game 3, set for Saturday. more »

May 7, 2016 4:22 AM Sports

Joe Sumners

Sydney Cromwell

When businesses are considering moving or expanding to a new city, Sumners said they look primarily at three things: workforce, infrastructure and incentives. more »

May 5, 2016 8:32 PM Businesses

Oak Mountain Baseball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain pulled off an upset last week against Vestavia Hills. Hewitt-Trussville looms in the second round. more »

May 5, 2016 6:02 PM Sports

6th district 2016 2nd place art

Photo courtesy of Gary Palmer's office

Sydney Harrington, a 12th-grader, won second place from among 84 entries from 24 schools. more »

May 4, 2016 4:33 PM People/Places

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast 2016 Humphrey 2

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 560 people attended the Hoover Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more »

May 3, 2016 1:18 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Tracie Marcum

The election for Chelsea mayor and five city council seats is scheduled for Aug. 23. more »

May 3, 2016 3:26 PM News

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Erica Techo

A recap of the May 2 Shelby County Planning Commission meeting. more »

May 3, 2016 2:21 AM News

Hoover Sportsplex 13

Photo by Jon Anderson/sketch by Goodwyn Mills & Cawood

That's in addition to the $3.37 million for the prefabricated metal building that will go on top of the foundation. more »

May 2, 2016 8:06 PM News

Air Force Award Greystone 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a teacher who excels in science, technology, engineering and math instruction. more »

May 2, 2016 3:57 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

The event benefitted Chelsea Kiwanis and Hero's Fire Safety Program. more »

May 2, 2016 8:33 PM People/Places

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Photo by Ron Burkett

The day included a variety of activities, including live entertainment, a car show, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, carnival rides and games. more »

Apr 30, 2016 9:39 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor spent at least one night at Brookwood Medical Center. more »

Apr 29, 2016 9:59 AM News

Spain Park Tennis

Photo courtesy of Patrick Kellogg

Spain Park boasted a singles and a doubles champion at the state tennis tournament. more »

Apr 28, 2016 6:19 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

The Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce held its third annual student and educator of the year luncheon on April 27. more »

Apr 28, 2016 2:15 AM Businesses

Eight Spain Park senior athletes signed National Letters of Intent to extend their athletic careers during a ceremony held in the school's gymnasium on Wednesday, April 27. more »

Apr 27, 2016 6:42 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Baseball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain's baseball team concluded its regular season with a 27-11 record. more »

Apr 27, 2016 1:19 PM Sports

Goddard School Earth Week 1

Photo courtesy of The Goddard School

The children planted gardens, learned about insects, played recycling games and more. more »

Apr 26, 2016 4:31 PM Private Schools

Sheila Jones and Arthur Watts

Photos by Jon Anderson

A new chief school financial officer should be selected by May 9 at the latest, school board President Derrick Murphy said. more »

Apr 25, 2016 10:43 PM Hoover Schools

Briarwood Baseball

Photo courtesy of Todd Kwarcinski

The Briarwood Christian baseball team was swept last Friday by Oxford. more »

Apr 25, 2016 6:54 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

At the third annual State of the System Showcase Luncheon, Shelby County Schools' successes and resources were discussed. more »

Apr 21, 2016 9:16 PM Schools

Oak Mountain Baseball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain will see the playoffs for the first time since 2011. more »

Apr 20, 2016 1:23 AM Sports

Bamman will replace Derrick Murphy, whose five-year term expires at the end of May. more »

Apr 18, 2016 9:58 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park softball fell to Vestavia Hills on Monday night. more »

Apr 19, 2016 2:43 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

A recap of the April 18 Shelby County Planning Commission meeting. more »

Apr 19, 2016 1:50 AM News

Berry Softball

Submitted photo

The win was the first Metro South title in Berry history. more »

Apr 18, 2016 7:56 PM Sports


Photo by Frank Couch.

Oak Mountain baseball can clinch a playoff berth with a win next week. more »

Apr 15, 2016 2:26 PM Sports

Greystone Media Day

Sydney Cromwell

As grandstands were being erected on the Founders Course outside, leaders from Greystone, the PGA and Regions Bank gathered in the Founders Clubhouse. more »

Apr 11, 2016 9:17 PM Businesses

HV school bd 2016 candidates

Photos by Jon Anderson

School board candidates also revealed other challenges they see facing the system. more »

Apr 11, 2016 2:40 AM Hoover Schools

The event will be at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium from 6:30 to 10 p.m. more »

Apr 10, 2016 8:46 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The City of Chelsea held a ribbon cutting for its community center and celebrated the city's 20th anniversary on April 10. more »

Apr 11, 2016 1:27 AM News

Here's a short biography on each of the applicants, based on information provided in their applications: more »

Apr 8, 2016 6:39 AM Hoover Schools

But U.S. District Judge Madelyn Haikala will review testimony and evidence further before rendering a decision on the rezoning proposal. more »

Apr 8, 2016 6:35 AM Hoover Schools

Gary Ivey 2016 campaign kickoff

Photo courtesy of Gary Ivey campaign

Ivey touted the city's investments in education, economic development and public safety under his leadership. more »

Apr 8, 2016 6:25 AM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Lady Huskies earned a split for the week against Spain Park. more »

Apr 8, 2016 4:23 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

Blanket Fort Hope is an organization that aims to help child victims of sex trafficking. more »

Apr 7, 2016 11:32 PM Businesses

Spain Park vs Central-Phenix City Final Four

Frank Couch

The Auburn commit took home ASWA Class 7A Player of the Year honors. more »

Apr 6, 2016 6:53 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

A recap of the April 5 Chelsea City Council meeting. more »

Apr 6, 2016 2:58 AM News

Womens Committee Awards Brock

Photo by Jon Anderson

The annual awards luncheon was held at the Vestavia Country Club. more »

Apr 5, 2016 5:18 PM People/Places

Cellar 91

Sydney Cromwell

Cellar 91 will hold a ribbon cutting April 16 and open for business April 19. more »

Apr 5, 2016 9:19 PM Businesses

Oak Mountain Soccer

Kyle Parmley

No. 2 Vestavia Hills knocked off No. 1 Oak Mountain in girls soccer on Monday afternoon. more »

Apr 5, 2016 1:53 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

The election for Chelsea mayor and five city council seats is scheduled for Aug. 23. more »

Apr 1, 2016 3:36 PM News

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