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Erica Techo

An economic development proposal, the city's bills and a proclamation were also on the agenda. more

Sep 20, 2017 1:39 AM News

Vestavia vs Oak Mountain

Layton Dudley

The Oak Mountain High School football team hosts a strong Thompson team in a region matchup on Friday night. more

Sep 19, 2017 9:25 PM Sports

Briarwood VS Wenonah Football 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood Christian School football team is looking to extend its region winning streak on Friday. more

Sep 19, 2017 8:36 PM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The Chelsea High School football team is looking for its first win of the season as it takes on Pelham. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:50 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team fell to Hoover last Friday. This week, it will face another challenge when it travels to Mountain Brook. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:36 PM Sports

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Courtesy of the Shelby County Planning Commission

Both requests before the planning commission were unanimously approved. more

Sep 19, 2017 1:18 AM News

Hoover Football Spain Park Football

Photos by Barry Stephenson

Shedrick Jackson's 25-yard touchdown catch gave Hoover the win on Friday night. more

Sep 16, 2017 4:32 AM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The Hornets remain winless in the 2017 season. more

Sep 16, 2017 4:26 AM Sports

Vestavia vs Oak Mountain

Layton Dudley

After a Rebels touchdown in the first quarter, the remainder of the game was scoreless as the two teams battled back and forth across the field. more

Sep 16, 2017 4:03 AM Sports

Briarwood VS Wenonah Football 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Briarwood had a strong performance at tonight's game against Wenonah, holding the Dragons scoreless in Lions Pride Stadium. more

Sep 16, 2017 3:41 AM Sports

Parents, students and school system employees have three choices from which to choose for each year. more

Sep 14, 2017 9:31 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

While REVOLT Ministries was unable to participate at this year's event due to Irma, Bundles of Hope had collected nearly 70,000 diapers by Sept. 14. more

Sep 14, 2017 10:02 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

The county expects around a $400,000 surplus in FY18, which starts on Oct. 1, 2017. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:10 PM News

Briarwood vs Moody

Layton Dudley

The Lions and Dragons split a pair of games last year and face each other in what could prove to be a critical game in terms of the region standings. more

Sep 12, 2017 3:09 PM Sports

Chelsea Football

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Chelsea hosts Benjamin Russell on Friday in a Class 6A, Region 3 contest. more

Sep 12, 2017 3:01 PM Sports

Oak Mountain VS Huffman Football 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Oak Mountain has already won as many games this season as it did all of last year. Now, it travels to Vestavia Hills for a region battle. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:57 PM Sports


Photo by Ted Melton

Both teams are 1-0 in Class 7A, Region 3 play, and a win Friday will give one side an edge moving forward. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:39 PM Sports

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board's second 2018 budget hearing and regular September school board meeting both were rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Irma. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:53 PM Schools

School employees should report to work at their normal time, however. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:29 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

Irma was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm the morning of Sept. 11. more

Sep 11, 2017 7:22 PM News

Briana Kinsey Miss DC

Photo courtesy of Moshe Zusman Photography Studio

Kinsey, who now lives, works and goes to school in Washington, D.C., competed as Miss District of Columbia. more

Sep 11, 2017 2:06 PM People/Places


Map courtesy of the National Weather Service

Shelby County schools will also be closed on Tuesday, but Hoover City Schools have not announced if they will close on Tuesday. more

Sep 10, 2017 10:49 PM News


Photo by Ted Melton.

The Spain Park High School football team opened region play Friday night with a convincing 33-14 win over Vestavia Hills. more

Sep 9, 2017 4:10 AM Sports

Oak Mountain VS Huffman Football 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Oak Mountain moved to 3-0 and 1-0 with a shutout over Huffman. more

Sep 9, 2017 4:35 AM Sports

Briarwood vs Moody

Layton Dudley

Briarwood defeated Moody 35-14, improving to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in region play. more

Sep 9, 2017 4:12 AM Sports

Briarwood vs Chelsea

Photos by Ted Melton

Despite signs of progress over last week's game, the Hornets fell 44-22 to Wetumpka. more

Sep 9, 2017 4:07 AM Sports

Tynette Lynch spring 2016-2

Photo by Frank Couch

The award comes from the Alabama Tourism Department. more

Sep 8, 2017 11:02 AM People/Places

Hoover vs. Spain Park Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Spain Park High School volleyball team took down its crosstown rival on Thursday evening. more

Sep 8, 2017 3:16 AM Sports

Hoover RV Park May 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

People must show proof of residency in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina or Texas. more

Sep 7, 2017 9:20 PM News

Hoover cell tower

Photo by Jon Anderson

Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks require more, but smaller cell towers, Councilman Mike Shaw said. more

Sep 7, 2017 9:54 PM News

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Erica Techo

The budget in front of the council was a proposed budget, and nothing was decided at the meeting. more

Sep 8, 2017 1:54 AM News

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Erica Techo

The South Shelby Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor's Luncheon on Sept. 7. more

Sep 7, 2017 8:20 PM Businesses


Photo courtesy of Tony Nivens

The Chelsea Historical Society will have its second quarterly member meeting on Sunday, Oct. 22. more

Sep 6, 2017 4:43 PM People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor is proposing $113.9 million in expenditures and projecting $111 million in revenues for the general fund and plans to make up the difference with the capital projects fund. more

Sep 6, 2017 2:50 AM News

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Erica Techo

Other items of business included a rezoning request, Library Board appointments and news from Chelsea Fire and Rescue. more

Sep 6, 2017 2:25 AM News

Oak Mountain Football

Layton Dudley

The Oak Mountain High School football team will look to improve to 3-0 when it opens Class 7A, Region 3 play on Friday against Huffman. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:14 PM Sports


Photos by Todd Thompson

The Spain Park High School football team rides a wave of momentum into its region opener at Thompson Reynolds Stadium. more

Sep 5, 2017 10:13 PM Sports

Briarwood vs Chelsea

Photos by Ted Melton

Chelsea opens region play on the road this week. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:59 PM Sports

Briarwood Football

Photo by Ted Melton

Briarwood went unbeaten in region play last fall. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:58 PM Sports

Stadium Trace Village site 8-29-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two developments are part of the Trace Crossings community, and the third is the shopping center in Riverchase slated to gain a Whole Foods Market. more

Sep 5, 2017 4:03 PM News

Oak Mountain Football

Layton Dudley

Oak Mountain fought back multiple times and held on at the end for a one-point win over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. more

Sep 2, 2017 4:22 AM Sports

Briarwood vs Chelsea

Photos by Ted Melton

Briarwood snapped a three-game losing streak to Chelsea with a 19-7 win on Friday night. more

Sep 2, 2017 4:15 AM Sports

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

Keep these closings and service changes in mind for the Labor Day holiday. more

Sep 1, 2017 7:24 PM News


Photo by Erica Techo.

The railroad crossing in front of Chelsea City Hall will be closed from Sept. 9-10. more

Aug 31, 2017 3:48 PM News

Clay Bentley Aug 2016

Photo by Erica Techo

Bentley has served with the Hoover Fire Department for more than 20 years and worked full-time for the Birmingham Fire Department before that. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:44 PM People/Places

Point at Oak Mtn apt fire 11-27-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Cahaba Valley Fire and Chelsea Fire and Rescue will both collect donations. more

Aug 30, 2017 8:47 PM News

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Erica Techo

Dr. Taylor Mason discusses the effects of posture on overall health during the Aug. 30 Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Aug 30, 2017 8:38 PM Businesses

Tina Hancock 8-29-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

If approved, this would be the first time in 13 years the school board has passed a budget predicting a surplus instead of a deficit, school officials said. more

Aug 29, 2017 1:47 PM Hoover Schools

Chuck Wingate retirement 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Several hundred people attended a retirement party for Wingate, who worked 42 years for the Fire Department. more

Aug 29, 2017 11:36 PM News

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Erica Techo

A ribbon cutting and grand opening for the trail were held on Aug. 29. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:54 AM News

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton.

The Spain Park High School football team will look to improve to 2-0. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:23 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

Firefighters recently had the chance to practice their driving skills with a simulator from Alabama Fire College. more

Aug 29, 2017 7:24 PM News


Photo by Todd Lester

Oak Mountain started off its season with a win over Chelsea last week, and faces Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa this week. more

Aug 29, 2017 7:03 PM Sports


Photo by Todd Lester

Chelsea has defeated Briarwood each of the last three seasons, and the two teams face off once again on Friday night. more

Aug 29, 2017 6:57 PM Sports

Hoover school board 8-15-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

A second public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:20 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

ALDOT contracts and the cost of waste removal services were discussed at the Aug. 28 Shelby County Commission meeting. more

Aug 29, 2017 1:39 AM News

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Erica Techo

The Back to School Bash included arts and crafts, lunch, games and a dedication ceremony, during which the Chelsea Community Center was renamed. more

Aug 27, 2017 10:12 PM People/Places

Spain Park Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Spain Park High School football team scored a hard-fought 31-19 victory over Gadsden City to kick off its 2017 season. more

Aug 26, 2017 5:12 AM Sports


Photo by Todd Lester

The Oak Mountain High School football team relied on a constant ground game and airtight defense to knock off Chelsea 21-10 in both teams’ season opener. A special teams jolt helped too. more

Aug 26, 2017 3:45 AM Sports

Leadership Hoover Thomas Vest

Photos by Jon Anderson and Erica Techo

Classes of about 30 leaders from all walks of life will meet monthly to learn about the city and look for ways to improve it. more

Aug 25, 2017 5:27 PM News

Westminster School at Oak Mountain Cross Country

Sam Chandler

The Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys and girls cross-country teams look poised for strong seasons. more

Aug 24, 2017 8:33 PM Sports

Chelsea-Oak Mountain Football

Photo by Todd Lester

The Chelsea High School football team will host Oak Mountain on Friday to open the 2017 season. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:52 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Photos by Ted Melton/ ActionSportsPix

Spain Park hosts Gadsden City and its first-year coach, Bart Sessions, on Friday night at Jaguar Stadium. more

Aug 22, 2017 6:49 PM Sports

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Courtesy of Highpointe Properties.

The amendment identified the use of two buildings at the front of the development. more

Aug 22, 2017 1:46 AM News

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Erica Techo

The North Shelby and Mt Laurel libraries gave out a round of free pairs of eclipse glasses, but library director Katie Guerin said they could easily have given out thousands. more

Aug 21, 2017 8:36 PM People/Places

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Alyx Chandler

The third annual Mayhem on the Mountain, which took place at Oak Mountain State Park on Aug. 18-19, pushed even the fittest participants to their limits. more

Aug 21, 2017 5:12 PM People/Places

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Jon Anderson

The company is built on core values of excellence, integrity, loyalty and generosity, said Dee Ann Turner, Chick-fil-A's corporate vice president for enterprise and social responsibility. more

Aug 17, 2017 10:03 PM Businesses

YMCA after-school academy

Photo courtesy of YMCA

Hoover's current after-school program serves about 1,000 students in the elementary schools and Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more

Aug 15, 2017 9:36 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The Chelsea Community Center will soon be renamed in honor of the city's first mayor. more

Aug 16, 2017 2:26 AM News

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Erica Techo

Kirk Mancer is the President and CEO of the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:47 PM Businesses

Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Sam Chandler

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce introduced its ShelbyOne -- Next Level Up! plan during a Tuesday morning breakfast at Inverness Country Club. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:27 PM News

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Erica Techo

The commission approved three resolutions extending agreements and heard concerns from a resident. more

Aug 14, 2017 10:15 PM News

Sain Associates will make a presentation regarding the intersection of County Roads 39 and 47 following the Chelsea City Council meeting on Aug. 15. more

Aug 14, 2017 6:52 PM News

The Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC), the main volunteer organization supporting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, gathered at the home of Lin and Jim Musgrove in Greystone on June 6 to install the 2017-18 SVC board. more

Aug 11, 2017 9:09 PM People/Places

The woman, arrested in a Hoover shoplifting case in July, was arrested again today. more

Aug 10, 2017 9:05 PM News

This year, volunteers who register early — before Sept. 30 — will receive $20 off the volunteer uniform package, as well as a complimentary and transferable round of golf. more

Aug 9, 2017 3:17 PM People/Places

Hoover library renovation Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The $144,000 renovation project is expected to be completed by Sept. 8. more

Aug 8, 2017 6:14 PM News

Willy Wonka Jr. 8-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham theater put on the show with an all-kids cast 10 times between July 27 and Aug. 6. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:51 PM People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Wingate came to the Hoover Fire Department in July 1975 from the Bluff Park Fire Department (before Bluff Park was annexed into Hoover). more

Aug 8, 2017 2:21 PM News

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Erica Techo

A final plat in Highland Lakes and a rezoning for a Highway 119 property were also on the agenda. more

Aug 8, 2017 2:05 AM News

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Erica Techo

The 5K benefitted Vapor Ministries, which aims to establish sustainable systems in third-world environments and works to share the Christian message throughout the world. more

Aug 6, 2017 10:04 PM People/Places

Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17

Photo courtesy of Eileen Lewis

City leaders have identified five pieces of private property where they say repairs are needed for the general protection and welfare of the public. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:34 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Chelsea Walmart was selected to be a Walmart Training Academy, which will help train employees from around two dozen Walmart stores. more

Aug 4, 2017 1:42 AM People/Places

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Once the Pelham City Council de-annexes the property, the two parties will be able to close the $4.25 million land purchase. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:55 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

David Bobo, director of media relations at Jefferson State Community College, spoke at the Aug. 3 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:29 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

Rep. Gary Palmer was the guest speaker at the Shelby County City Clerks Association's August meeting. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:16 PM News

The award now will be called the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award. more

Aug 2, 2017 9:29 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Restaurant Week

This year's Birmingham Restaurant Week will take place Aug. 11-20. more

Aug 2, 2017 2:10 PM Businesses

National Night Out 2017-12

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis estimated 5,000 to 6,000 people attended the annual event in the parking lot of The Grove shopping center. more

Aug 1, 2017 11:00 PM News

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Erica Techo

A rezoning request, Waste-Pro contract and other items were also on the agenda. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:30 AM News

The wreck occurred July 31 at 3 p.m. The Shelby County Traffic Homicide Investigation unit is looking into the cause of the accident. more

Aug 1, 2017 5:59 PM News

The four-vehicle wreck occurred at 3 p.m. It is unknown how long the road will be closed. more

Jul 31, 2017 9:42 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Eggs and Issues breakfast was co-sponsored by the Greater Shelby, South Shelby, Homewood, Mountain Brook and Montevallo chambers of commerce. more

Jul 31, 2017 5:53 PM Businesses

The Voter Guide includes candidate bios, campaign contributor lists, voter information for Jefferson and Shelby counties and information about polling places, voter ID and campaign finances. more

Jul 31, 2017 3:56 PM News

Sci fi costume winners

Photos by Jon Anderson

Two characters from the Overwatch video game and a character taken from "Brave" and "Braveheart" prevailed. more

Jul 30, 2017 12:41 AM People/Places

Dad Brigade 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

This year's back-to-school cleanup effort was expanded to include Hoover's two high schools, meaning volunteers were sprucing up all 16 campuses that are part of Hoover City Schools. more

Jul 29, 2017 8:55 AM Hoover Schools

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Photos by Erica Techo

The training focused on recognizing the symptoms of mental illness, understanding developmental disabilities and how to interact with individuals with mental illness. more

Jul 28, 2017 7:52 PM News

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Alyx Chandler

Iron City Chef 2017, which took place Saturday, July 22, from 6-9 p.m., featured special dishes by four local chefs. The night ended with a cook-off between the two top-voted chefs, with three judges then deciding who was crowned Iron City Chef. more

Aug 1, 2017 8:49 PM People/Places

Stadium Trace cyclist

Photo by Jon Anderson

The city of Hoover held a public involvement meeting at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium Thursday night and will continue taking comments until Aug. 15. more

Jul 27, 2017 9:55 PM News

John Anderson

Photo from Hoover Public Library website

"It's a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and geeky pop culture," said Krysten Griffin, chairwoman of the festival. "It's like a big party." more

Jul 27, 2017 9:40 PM News

The superintendents addressed questions on topics ranging from teaching students soft skills and career readiness skills to partnering with local businesses to general updates on their respective school systems. more

Jul 26, 2017 11:02 PM Schools

Motorists can expect delays and are asked to consider using alternate routes. more

Jul 26, 2017 10:22 PM News

Altadena Woods walkers

Photo by Jon Anderson

The first of two public input meetings this week regarding the city's bicycle and pedestrian plan was held at Heatherwood Hills Country Club. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:00 PM News

Ron Bradstreet 7-20-17 (2)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The award is given annually to a role model who promotes the ideals of freedom and supports the government and U.S. military. more

Jul 20, 2017 8:28 PM News

Every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. near Pottery Barn, the Urban Cookhouse Farmers Market brings out farmers, bakers and craft vendors to encourage local community shoppers to take a break and check out the farmers market. more

Jul 20, 2017 6:47 PM People/Places

Greystone sidewalk

Photo by Jon Anderson

Two meetings are scheduled for July 25 and July 27. more

Jul 19, 2017 6:25 PM News

Ben's bracelets.jpg

Photo courtesy of Tammy Wolfe, Chelsea Fire & Rescue

Lt. Ben Hostetter had a heart attack while on scene at a fire. more

Jul 19, 2017 7:12 PM News

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Erica Techo

A roads database and renovation plans for the city's new library were also discussed. more

Jul 19, 2017 1:39 AM News

SPHS 7x7

Sarah Finnegan

Hoover and Spain Park both competed this week at the USA Football 7 on 7 National Championship Series, held Thursday to Saturday at the Hoover Met. The Bucs advanced to the final. more

Jul 15, 2017 11:33 PM Sports

Hoover Library Theatre 17-18 season

Photos provided by Hoover Library Theatre

"I think we have a wide mix of just about everything that will appeal to everybody," Fine Arts Director Matina Johnson said. more

Jul 12, 2017 4:54 AM People/Places

Hoover school board 7-11-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover is offering $4.25 million for the 41-acre campus. more

Jul 11, 2017 11:37 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The restaurant is located at 101 Resource Center Parkway and will hold a launch day July 14 at 11 a.m. more

Jul 11, 2017 11:19 PM Businesses

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Alyx Chandler

On Saturday, July 8, a total of 15 vendors braved the heat to sell fresh foods, handcrafted items and a few different styles of jewelry to their weekly Mt. Laurel Farmers Market. more

Jul 10, 2017 9:27 PM People/Places

280 Living earned a number of awards last weekend at the annual Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. In all, Starnes Publishing tallied 55 awards across all seven of its papers. more

Jul 10, 2017 7:29 PM News

Edward Lawler Taylor

Photo courtesy of Shelby County Jail

Surveillance photos released to the public helped identify a suspect. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:48 PM News

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Erica Techo

Phoebe Robinson, regent of the David Lindsay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, spoke during the public comment portion of the July 10 Shelby County Commission meeting. more

Jul 10, 2017 5:06 PM Schools

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Hoover Police Department.

The CVS Pharmacy at Inverness Plaza was robbed Monday around 1:25 p.m., according to a release from the Hoover Police Department. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:44 PM News

Freedom Fest 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The 20-minute fireworks show also seemed to be a crowd pleaser. more

Jul 5, 2017 4:23 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo from Hoover Police Department

Garbage and recycling pickup also is being delayed. more

Jul 3, 2017 5:05 PM News

0613 Fireworks Hoover

Photo courtesy Pyro Shows.

The Big Kaboom/ Chelsea Fest will take place on Saturday, July 1 from 4-11 p.m. more

Jul 1, 2017 3:17 PM News

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