Features

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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Image courtesy of ponsulak at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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

Photo by Jon Anderson

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

Aug 22, 2016 5:00 AM People/Places

Dan Ellis

Photo courtesy of Dan Ellis

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

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 (5)

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

Photo by Jon Anderson

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

Photo by Kyle Parmley

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

Aug 17, 2016 7:30 PM News

Hoover election forum 8-16-16 (14)

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

Photo courtesy of Barry Clemmons

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

Photo by Lenco

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

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

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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Courtesy of Donna Bowles

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

Photos provided by Hoover Library Theatre

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

Shelby County Schools Facebook

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

Photo by Jon Anderson

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

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

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

Photo by Jon Anderson

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

Photo courtesy of Dr. Trey Lott

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

Christian Cooper Theresa De Leon 1

Photo by Ali Renckens

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

Hoover Event Center exterior 1

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

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

Dustin & Carly Chandler May 2016

Photo courtesy of Dustin Chandler

The group's aim is to be a positive voice for families who have children receiving special education services in the city of Hoover and to help connect those families with one another. more »

Jul 31, 2016 8:09 PM News

Christian Cooper 7-29-16

Photo courtesy of Earl Cooper

"Physically, he looks different, of course. … Mentally, he’s not lost a bit. … On the inside, he’s the same guy he’s always been," his father said. more »

Jul 29, 2016 2:46 PM People/Places

Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

The caller said there were suspects in the area of Shoal Run Trail and County Road 119 breaking into cars. more »

Jul 29, 2016 2:07 PM News

Joe Rives

Photo courtesy of Joe Rives

Rives was appointed to the City Council in February 2015 and now is trying to win his first election. more »

Jul 28, 2016 3:33 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

The Chelsea Business Alliance allowed the candidates for Chelsea city council and mayor to present their platforms during the July 27 luncheon. more »

Jul 28, 2016 1:51 PM Businesses

A recap of the July 26 Chelsea City Council meeting. more »

Jul 27, 2016 2:04 AM News

Spain Park 2005-06 cheerleaders

Photo courtesy of Sara Sanderson Franklin

The event is scheduled to be held at iCantina Pepper Place's private party room. more »

Jul 26, 2016 4:07 PM News

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Erica Techo

Community members signed a petition asking the commission to hold a meeting with Double Oak Water Reclamation and the new Chelsea mayor, after they are elected. more »

Jul 26, 2016 2:31 PM News

Dahl Signed with Rockies MLB Organization

Photo courtesy of the Grand Junction Rockies

Oak Mountain alum David Dahl has been called up to the big show with the Colorado Rockies. more »

Jul 25, 2016 9:16 PM Sports

The crash occurred on Chelsea Road in front of Chelsea City Hall. more »

Jul 25, 2016 6:19 PM News

Oak Mountain Football

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain took its turn at the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days on Monday. more »

Jul 25, 2016 6:24 PM Sports

Spain Park Football

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park head coach Shawn Raney brought senior linebacker Houston Hollis and senior running back Larry Wooden to the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days on Monday, July 25. more »

Jul 25, 2016 6:18 PM Sports

The crash occurred on Chelsea Road in front of Chelsea City Hall. more »

Jul 25, 2016 6:19 PM News

Chelsea Football

Sam Chandler

Chelsea previewed its season at the Jefferson-Shelby Media Days. more »

Jul 25, 2016 5:30 PM Sports

Briarwood Football

Kyle Parmley

Briarwood took its turn at the 2016 Jefferson-Shelby Media Days. more »

Jul 25, 2016 3:05 PM Sports

Hoover City Dad Brigade 2016-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The volunteers helped with painting, pressure washing, clearing weeds, trimming bushes, moving furniture, caulking seams, cleaning gutters, picking up trash, laying pine straw and other tasks. more »

Jul 23, 2016 4:26 PM News

Hoover chamber Freedom Award 2016

Photo courtesy of Rhonda Pyatt/Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Davis was presented the 2016 award at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce July luncheon. more »

Jul 21, 2016 5:57 PM News

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

Jul 21, 2016 9:52 PM News

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Photos courtesy of CVFD

The blue lights are intended to signify an ongoing support of law enforcement officers and will be on 24 hours a day through the end of July. more »

Jul 21, 2016 9:49 PM News

The latest in the municipal elections happening in the U.S. 280 corridor. more »

Jul 21, 2016 6:55 PM News

Elizabeth Cooley

Courtesy of Elizabeth Cooley

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

Jul 21, 2016 2:34 PM News

Oak Mountain Baseball

Kyle Parmley

The Eagles are the only AHSAA program to be honored by the ABCA. more »

Jul 20, 2016 6:42 PM Sports

North-South Softball Game

Kyle Parmley

O'Neil Roberson and Mary Katherine Tedder participated in the AHSAA North-South All-Star Softball Game on Tuesday. more »

Jul 20, 2016 5:06 PM Sports

Qualifying for candidates officially ended on Tuesday, July 19. more »

Jul 20, 2016 1:57 PM News

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Courtesy Johnna Barnes

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

Jul 20, 2016 2:27 AM News

That gives a total of 16 candidates for the seven Hoover City Council seats and three people running for Hoover mayor. more »

Jul 19, 2016 8:54 PM People/Places

That makes three candidates seeking to become Hoover's mayor for the 2016-20 term. more »

Jul 19, 2016 11:42 AM People/Places

Hoover Event Center exterior 3

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

The council delayed awarding a "general works" construction package for the complex after the low bid came in at $22 million — $3.75 million over budget. more »

Jul 19, 2016 8:50 AM News

Jack Wright 7-18-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Wright has served 20 years on the City Council and nine years on the city's Industrial Development Board. more »

Jul 18, 2016 8:47 PM News

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File photo

Oak Mountain State Park, Deputy Fire Chief Blair Sides said, is one of the main places where the dive team is sent out. more »

Jul 18, 2016 2:00 AM News

Hoover Event Center Master Plan

Sketch by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Sports Facilities Management is based in Clearwater, Florida, and manages sports complexes all over the country. more »

Jul 17, 2016 9:45 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park and head coach C.J. Hawkins earned the South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. more »

Jul 16, 2016 12:14 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Tony Picklesimer

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

Jul 15, 2016 11:16 PM News

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Courtesy of Tom Holcombe

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

Jul 15, 2016 9:11 PM News

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Erica Techo

Students learned to use their mobile devices for movie making during "A Minor Film School" with the Chelsea Public Library. more »

Jul 15, 2016 6:28 PM People/Places

The 76-year-old retired Navy admiral said he has devoted 43 years of life to public service and he wants to spend more time with his family. more »

Jul 15, 2016 11:00 AM People/Places

Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy of the Shelby County Sheriffs Office.

Birmingham police officers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle that was stolen during the burglary and found the suspect nearby. more »

Jul 15, 2016 3:24 PM News

The latest in the municipal elections happening in the U.S. 280 corridor. more »

Jul 14, 2016 5:25 PM

USS Alabama Paul Reinhardt 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Commander Paul Reinhardt and two other USS Alabama crew members stopped in Hoover as part of a three-day "namesake visit" to the state. more »

Jul 13, 2016 2:16 PM News

Derrick Murphy 2016

Photo courtesy of Derrick Murphy

Derrick Murphy said he is running for City Council Place 5, now held by 20-year Councilman Jack Wright. more »

Jul 13, 2016 5:56 AM People/Places

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Erica Techo

A recap of the July 12 Chelsea City Council meeting. more »

Jul 13, 2016 3:33 AM News

Oak Mountain Soccer

Submitted photo

Oak Mountain's boys soccer team was voted as the top team in the country. more »

Jul 13, 2016 1:41 AM Sports

John Lyda 2016

Photo courtesy of John Lyda

Lyda is running for Place 3 on the council. more »

Jul 12, 2016 2:36 PM People/Places

Both meetings still will be held at the Farr Administration Building. more »

Jul 12, 2016 10:10 AM Hoover Schools

Tattersall Park Lot 2

Map provided by city of Hoover

The 18 acres are part of the larger 75-acre Tattersall Park development being marketed by EBSCO. more »

Jul 11, 2016 9:02 PM Businesses

Hoover 12U Strykers 2016

Photo courtesy of Hoover Softball Association

The girls defeated Hueytown twice in row to claim the crown in Gulf Shores this weekend. more »

Jul 10, 2016 8:55 PM Sports

Tattersall Park aerial map

Aerial map from RBY Retail website

The company on Monday night is seeking rezoning for part of the 75-acre property near the corner of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119. more »

Jul 10, 2016 8:35 PM Businesses

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Mary Katherine Tedder was joined by Kynadi Tipler on the NFCA All-Region teams. more »

Jul 8, 2016 3:22 PM Sports

The latest updates on Chelsea and Hoover's City Council and mayoral elections. more »

Jul 7, 2016 11:47 PM News

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

Jul 7, 2016 11:38 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Alison Moore Nichols

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

Jul 7, 2016 10:04 PM News

2016 Beauty Awards Renfroe

Photo courtesy of Hoover Beautification Board

Four businesses from the U.S. 280 corridor are on the 2016 list. more »

Jul 6, 2016 11:02 AM Businesses

Freedom Fest 2016 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Not a drop of rain at this year's music, fireworks festival at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium more »

Jul 5, 2016 3:49 AM News

Brian Skelton

Photo courtesy of city of Hoover

The longtime councilman and former Hoover mayor died early Sunday morning after suffering a stroke June 23. more »

Jul 3, 2016 9:28 PM People/Places

"Hoover's lost a great leader and a servant and a dear friend," fellow Councilman Jack Wright said. more »

Jul 3, 2016 8:14 AM People/Places

As institutional investors scrambled for secure investments, Hoover's strong credit rating played in its favor. more »

Jul 3, 2016 5:24 AM News

Sam Swiney

Photo courtesy of Sam Swiney

The city election is Aug. 23 more »

Jul 2, 2016 1:05 PM People/Places

Robin Schultz June 2016

Photo courtesy of Robin Schultz

Schultz said Hoover residents need council members who will actively fight for more school funding. more »

Jul 1, 2016 1:53 PM People/Places

Mike Shaw

Photo courtesy of Mike Shaw

That puts him in competition with Russet Woods resident Michael Holt. more »

Jul 1, 2016 11:15 AM People/Places

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