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The hearings with department heads are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23. more

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The apparent accident occurred in the parking lot of the Home Depot off U.S. 280. more

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The city's economic developer, Greg Knighton, shared the city's strategies at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce August luncheon. more

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School officials are hiring extra bus drivers to help take care of an unexpected demand for bus service. more

Hoover Schools

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The board has scheduled a meeting for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15. more

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All commissioners were present, with the exception of Mike Vest, who is being treated for injuries sustained during a biking accident last week. more

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Met baseball opening 8-11-18

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Hundreds of people showed up to check out the five new fields at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. more

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Attendees will be able to sample cakes, pies, cookies and other desserts created by Alabama chefs, home cooks and restaurant professionals, as well as Bo Jackson's signature hamburgers. more

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There will be a ribbon cutting and family fun night with inflatables, face painting, balloon twisters, music, sports clinics and a Birmingham area celebrity softball game. more

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Neal Embry

Opponents say there is not enough being done to address potential negative impacts on Birmingham-area drinking water. more

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Lifeguards April Fitten and Taylor Davis rescued a man and his young son, neither of whom knew how to swim, as they accidentally went from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end. more

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Members of the new group say the city needs a space, and eventually a performing arts center, for artists who had to leave the Artists on the Bluff facility. more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy encouraged faculty to build upon the vision of those who started the school system and keep fulfilling dreams. more

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages but can be deadly for babies less than a year old. more

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The South Shelby Chamber of Commerce held their monthly membership luncheon at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana on Thursday, Aug. 2, sponsored by St. Vincent’s One Nineteen and Candlewood Suites. more

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The City of Hoover tonight is holding a second public meeting to discuss potential rate increases and long-term needs for the city’s sewer system. more

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The town hall meeting will take place at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. more

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Dodson will become director of the Riverchase Career Connection Center on Oct. 1. more

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On Monday, July 23, the Shelby County Commission meeting opened with the Commission adopting the Cost of Living Adjustment Compensation Action. more

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The chamber is leaving The Centre at Riverchase to rent space in the office tower adjoining the Riverchase Galleria. more

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Pate, the city's former executive director, was instrumental in the development of the Veterans Memorial Arbor at Aldridge Gardens and Veterans Memorial Plaza at Veterans Park off Valleydale Road. more

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Leah Ingram

During the pre-council meeting, Mayor Tony Picklesimer also said he had reviewed the numbers from the treasurer and that the city operated with a surplus for month of June. more

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Bailey, a six-time Emmy winner, is scheduled to perform at the Comedy Club Stardome. more

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Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17

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Hoover property owners in Shelby County may see the stormwater fee increase as soon as fiscal 2019, but the fee increase won't impact Jefferson County until fiscal 2020. more

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Sydney Cromwell

The competition was held Saturday, July 14. more

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Don Leo talked about his history in sport and where the Regions Field is looking to grow. more

Businesses

Chelsea Council votes to purchase sewer system

Sydney Cromwell

The council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution, which will allow an appraisal and an offer by the city for the sewer system, currently managed by Shelby Ridge Utility Systems. more

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The council also voted down a proposal to raise residential rental and lease taxes for apartments and rental homes. more

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See who else is coming to the Hoover Library Theatre between now and May. more

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The county commission also discussed bids for a project on the county courthouse. more

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Racers came decked-out in patriotic clothing to celebrate the Fourth of July. more

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The latest proposal would charge hotel guests a $2 nightly room fee in Hoover instead of the $2.50 fee proposed last week. more

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Hotel operators say they would rather see a $2.50 per night room fee than an increase in the city's total lodging tax from 14 percent to 17 percent. more

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Alabama Tourism Deputy Director Grey Brennan spoke at the June 27 Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

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Jimmy Mitchell

Briarwood athlete JR Tran-Reno committed to Vanderbilt University on Tuesday evening. more

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Sydney Cromwell

The event raised money for the American Cancer Society. more

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Riverchase sewer meeting 6-21-18 (1)

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About 150 people heard details from Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and his staff about the need to raise rates for the first time in 14 years. more

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The greater Birmingham region drew a record 4.6 million visitors in 2017, the head of the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. more

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At the July 10 Chelsea City Council meeting, the council will consider a resolution to allow the mayor to make an offer to purchase the sewer system that is in city limits. more

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The council did rezone 11 acres in International Park from office use to commercial use but turned down a request to put apartments on the top two floors of a three-story building. more

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The meeting is scheduled for Thursday night at the Riverchase Country Club. more

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Hoover City Council 6-18-18

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Council members left a proposed lodging tax increase intact but are proposing half as much of a sales tax increase and an increase in the real estate rental and lease tax. more

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The next planning commission meeting will be Aug. 6, 2018. more

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Alyx Chandler

Birmingham's first Campicon kicked off this weekend from June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, bringing out comic book and cosplay enthusiasts, as well as families of campers. more

People/Places

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Erica Techo

Shelby County's economic development initiative 58 Inc. is working to recruit retail, develop the workforce and figure out the needs of the county. more

Businesses

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Erica Techo

The museum, which was formerly located in Chelsea City Hall, is now open and operational at the Crane House. more

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The commission also recognized Sheriff John Samaniego and the Sheriff's Office for its security work at the USGA Women's Open in early June. more

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The robbery occurred at 3:42 p.m. Thursday. more

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Orange Development has plans to build one of the training centers off U.S. 31 near Interstate 65 and Lorna Road and the other off U.S. 280 in the Meadow Brook area. more

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The school board also approved a change in the district's drug testing policy for school system employees. more

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The council also declared items surplus and for sale, and it heard from a concerned resident. more

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The mayor said the increases are needed to eliminate projected budget deficits, pay for routine capital expenses, provide more money for schools and pay for projects requested by residents. more

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Womens US Open 2018

Sarah Finnegan

Ariya Jutanugarn defeated Hyo-joo Kim in a four-hole playoff, as the U.S. Women's Open was held in the state of Alabama for the first time. more

Sports

Free Friday Flicks 6-1-18

Jon Anderson

Lightning, thunder and rain led to the cancellation of what was supposed to be the first installment of the 2018 Free Friday Flicks series at Veterans Park. more

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Erica Techo

The primary election will take place June 5. more

Schools

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