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

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Alyx Chandler

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

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Photo by Jon Anderson

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

Jul 19, 2017 6:25 PM News

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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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Photo by Sarah Finnegan

"People tell me I know where all the bodies are buried. I kind of do," Denise Roberson said. more

Jun 30, 2017 10:26 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

The tournament will take place in May and June of 2018 and is open to professional and amateur golfers. more

Jun 28, 2017 8:18 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

Owner Mike Craft said he hopes to have the new building up and running by September or October. more

Jun 27, 2017 10:36 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

The county commission discussed a director position for 58 Inc. as well as a potential merger of Shelby Iron Works and the Shelby County Historical Society. more

Jun 27, 2017 1:32 AM News

The Drug Enforcement Task Force is partnering with the Alabaster Police Department, Pelham Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Compact 2020 for the town hall. more

Jun 26, 2017 7:40 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Bruce Guthrie

Kinsey now will compete in the 2018 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City in September of this year. more

Jun 24, 2017 9:06 AM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Rising sixth graders attended the week-long camp at Oak Mountain Intermediate School. more

Jun 23, 2017 6:18 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Matthew Alan Huggins

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

However, the cause of his death remains a mystery. more

Jun 22, 2017 10:45 AM News

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Erica Techo

The municipal court judge, clerk and magistrate were sworn in during the June 20 Chelsea City Council meeting. more

Jun 21, 2017 1:17 AM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

After meeting with school and city officials and holding town hall meetings with the public, he hopes to report back to the council in December and have recommendations for action by January. more

Jun 19, 2017 10:18 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo by Jon Anderson

The man was found unresponsive in his jail cell alone at 6:56 p.m. more

Jun 19, 2017 8:05 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Shelby County Planning Commission voted to continue two cases and approved a third request at its June 19 meeting. more

Jun 20, 2017 1:26 AM News


Sydney Cromwell

QuiltFest continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oak Mountain Middle School. more

Jun 16, 2017 9:22 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Chief assistant DA and Compact 2020 director Alan Miller spoke at the June 15 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Jun 15, 2017 9:57 PM Businesses

Congressman Gary Palmer

Deloye Burrell/Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce

At least five people were hospitalized, according to national reports, and others injured. more

Jun 14, 2017 8:56 PM News

Oak Mountain Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Kennedy Davis, a recent graduate of Oak Mountain High School, was named the 2017 Gatorade Alabama Boys Soccer Player of the Year on Monday. more

Jun 12, 2017 7:38 PM Sports

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Several local high school baseball and softball players were recognized by the Alabama Sports Writers Association on the all-state team. more

Jun 12, 2017 9:58 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Scott Dawson

Dawson and his wife, Tarra, have lived in Hoover for 20 years. more

Jun 7, 2017 1:35 AM People/Places

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The council also considered a rezoning request and two resolutions. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:43 AM News

Tori Skrobis donated $325 to King's Home in May. more

Jun 6, 2017 7:31 PM People/Places

Oak Mountain Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Oak Mountain High School head boys soccer coach Dan DeMasters will hold his Dynamic Development camp June 26-30 at OMHS. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:07 PM Sports

Hoover police

Photo by Jon Anderson

Her vehicle left Hugh Daniel Drive and struck a tree about 1:50 p.m., police said. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:34 PM News

Briarwood Girls Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

High school boys and girls soccer players earned spots on the all-state and metro teams. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:18 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

Made South, which hosts events that include Southern artists, chefs and businesses, was held in Hoover on June 2 and 3. more

Jun 5, 2017 10:11 PM Businesses

Free Friday Flicks 2017-11

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 400 people showed up for the first show in the summer outdoor movie series, the animated feature "Sing." more

Jun 2, 2017 11:59 PM News

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 7:22 PM People/Places

Blind Boys of Alabama

Photo courtesy of Blind Boys of Alabama

The Fourth of July celebration also includes a fireworks show, car show, the ZOOperstars inflatable dancing characters and activities for children. more

Jun 2, 2017 2:54 PM News

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Erica Techo

Taziki's owner Keith Richards spoke to the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce during its June 1 luncheon. more

Jun 1, 2017 9:07 PM Businesses

The deadline to submit is Aug. 4. more

Jun 1, 2017 8:23 PM People/Places

Please take a moment to engage with 280 Living and fill out our survey about snakes in the area. Keep an eye out for an upcoming article about dealing with snakes in Birmingham. more

Jun 1, 2017 7:29 PM People/Places

Chelsea City Hall

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As you plan your Monday, keep in mind what public facilities and buildings are closed in observance of Memorial Day. more

May 25, 2017 9:23 PM News

Spain Park Graduation 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park High School senior class was offered $16.9 million in scholarships and accepted $8.7 million of those scholarships. more

May 23, 2017 9:42 PM Schools

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and Hoover High, Berry Middle and Riverchase Elementary are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

May 23, 2017 9:49 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

Shelby County Chief Financial Officer Butch Burbage presented a six month financial review to the County Commission during its May 22 meeting. more

May 23, 2017 1:34 AM News

Jefferson County Sheriff

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

The remains were "badly decomposed," and it was not possible to determine the race or gender of the remains on scene. more

May 22, 2017 6:35 PM News

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's softball team finished third in the Class 7A state tournament. After winning the first two games of the tournament on Thursday, the Jags fell twice on Friday. more

May 20, 2017 1:53 AM Sports

Nominations for the Community Member and Community Cause of the Year can be submitted here. The deadline to nominate is June 30. more

May 19, 2017 8:34 PM People/Places

Spain Park Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park's softball team won a pair of games on Thursday to begin the Class 7A state tournament. more

May 19, 2017 12:16 AM Sports

Hoover 2017 chamber scholarships

Photo by Jon Anderson

Four students plan to use the money to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Montevallo and Troy University. more

May 18, 2017 7:08 PM Schools

Rick Davis Hoover chamber 5-18-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Birmingham-Hoover metro area accounts for 31 percent of the state's gross domestic product and had 20 percent of new job announcements in 2016, a Birmingham Business Alliance official said. more

May 18, 2017 7:05 PM Businesses

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Photo by Jon Anderson

City officials placed the time capsule inside the wall in the lobby of the Hoover Municipal Center. more

May 18, 2017 7:01 PM News

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Erica Techo

The market will be held in front of Chelsea City Hall from 3-6 p.m. every Thursday. more

May 18, 2017 10:39 PM Businesses

Chelsea Softball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Chelsea softball team lost to Daphne in the Class 6A state softball tournament on Thursday, ending the Hornets season. more

May 18, 2017 7:45 PM Sports


Photo courtesy of Stacy Walkup

The luncheon was sponsored by George Henry, Chief Operating Officer of Central State Bank in the City of Calera. more

May 18, 2017 6:45 PM People/Places

Chelsea Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Chelsea softball team began play at Lagoon Park on Wednesday in the Class 6A state tournament, and finished 2-1 to move on to Thursday. more

May 17, 2017 6:10 PM Sports

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Layton Dudley

Among the celebrities participating were SEC football coaches Nick Saban (Alabama), Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Kirby Smart (Georgia), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State) and Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss). more

May 17, 2017 9:01 PM Sports

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Photo courtesy of Allan Rice

About a dozen Hoover-based technology companies met with city officials to share ideas. more

May 16, 2017 8:53 PM Businesses

Chelsea City Council - May 16, 2017

Erica Techo

Hester, who also serves as municipal judge for Calera and Vincent, will bring experience to the city of Chelsea, said Mayor Tony Picklesimer. more

May 17, 2017 1:04 AM News

Spain park girls golf 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Spain Park girls golf team held off Hoover to win the Class 7A girls state golf tournament. more

May 17, 2017 12:45 AM Sports

Briarwood boys golf 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood boys golf team finished third in the Class 5A boys golf tournament on Tuesday. more

May 17, 2017 12:46 AM Sports

Hoover Fire Class 1 ISO-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The upgrade could mean lower insurance premiums for home owners, renters and business owners. more

May 16, 2017 2:47 PM News


Photo courtesy of King's Home Shelby Auxiliary

The money was raised during the annual Tablescapes luncheon at Metro Church of God. more

May 16, 2017 4:20 PM People/Places


Courtesy of Shelby County Planning Commission

The changes to Dunnavant Square's commercial area reoriented the buildings, and the number of lots in the Highland Lakes master plan was reduced. more

May 16, 2017 1:56 AM News

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Alyx Chandler

From May 4-14, the Oak Mountain Spring State Fair brought thousands of families out to the Oak Mountain Amphitheater each day. more

May 15, 2017 7:51 PM People/Places

You can help us find interesting people from the 280 Living coverage area who are now living and working in the world's greatest city -- New York. more

May 14, 2017 11:58 PM People/Places

Oak Mountain Boys Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain boys soccer team won its third consecutive state championship on Saturday. more

May 13, 2017 8:44 PM Sports 1 Comments

Chelsea Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Chelsea girls soccer team shut out Southside-Gadsden on Saturday to win the Class 6A championship. more

May 13, 2017 8:19 PM Sports

Chelsea Girls Soccer State SemiFinals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Haley Greene scored three goals in Friday's win over Northview. Chelsea will play in the Class 6A championship game at 10 a.m. on Saturday. more

May 13, 2017 7:09 AM Sports

Vestavia VS Oak Mountain Girls Soccer SemiFinals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain girls soccer team saw its season come to an end Friday in the Class 7A semifinals. more

May 13, 2017 6:31 AM Sports

Vestavia VS Oak Mountain Boys Soccer SemiFinals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Oak Mountain boys soccer team will take on Davidson at 10 a.m. Saturday in the championship game. more

May 13, 2017 5:43 AM Sports

Briarwood Girls Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Sarah Adcock scored six goals, as the Briarwood girls soccer team took home the Class 4A/5A state championship on Friday. more

May 13, 2017 5:15 AM Sports

Briarwood Boys Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood boys soccer team fell to Randolph on Friday in the Class 4A/5A state championship game more

May 13, 2017 5:24 AM Sports

Briarwood Soccer

Photo courtesy of Paul Neville

The Briarwood Christian School boys and girls prevailed in Thursday's state semifinal matches. more

May 12, 2017 2:08 AM Sports

Paul McEwan 5-10-17 (5)

Photo by Jon Anderson

McEwan also is the alternate overall Alabama Teacher of the Year, coming in second to Chasity Collier of Dawes Intermediate School in Mobile County. more

May 11, 2017 2:15 AM Schools

Briarwood Golf

Photo courtesy of Jim Brown

The Briarwood boys golf team placed second in the sub-state tournament on Monday. more

May 10, 2017 4:51 PM Sports


Jimmy Mitchell

The Oak Mountain baseball team suffered a Game 3 loss on Monday, ending the Eagles' season. more

May 9, 2017 2:22 AM Sports

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The resolution will allow for the construction and replacement of the bridge crossing Fourmile Creek on County Road 441. more

May 8, 2017 4:19 PM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park defeated Oak Mountain twice to win the Class 7A, Area 6 tournament. Both teams will advance to regionals later this week. more

May 7, 2017 10:57 PM Sports

Outdoot Track and Field State Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

A number of area athletes made the Class 4A-7A state outdoor track and field meet one to remember on the second and third days of competition. In Cullman, the Westminster School at Oak Mountain boys took the team title. more

May 7, 2017 10:58 AM Sports

Chelsea Soccer

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The Chelsea High School girls soccer team advanced to the Class 6A state semifinals with a thrilling win over John Carroll on Saturday. more

May 7, 2017 5:09 AM Sports

Chelsea Baseball

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa swept Chelsea in the Class 6A quarterfinals on Saturday. more

May 7, 2017 4:55 AM Sports

Oak Mountain Baseball

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Oak Mountain and Vestavia Hills played to a stalemate on Saturday, forcing a Game 3 on Monday. more

May 7, 2017 4:20 AM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field State Tournament 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Briarwood Christian School junior Ashton Domingue won the Class 5A boys javelin title on Thursday at the 4A-7A state meet in Gulf Shores. His victory capped a comeback from ankle reconstruction surgery. more

May 5, 2017 10:31 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

The planning commission heard two continued cases during its May 1 meeting. more

May 2, 2017 12:56 AM News

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Erica Techo

Allison Boyd, mental health programs coordinator and legal counsel to the probate judge, spoke to the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce on May 4. more

May 4, 2017 10:17 PM Businesses


Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Both Briarwood teams and the Chelsea girls soccer teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs with wins on Tuesday. more

May 3, 2017 9:02 PM Sports

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Photo By Todd Lester

The Oak Mountain High School girls and boys soccer teams swept Hoover on Tuesday night, punching their tickets to the quarterfinal round of the Class 7A state playoffs. more

May 3, 2017 4:05 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

Chelsea resident Skip Brown's Bronze Star was pinned by former Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry. more

May 3, 2017 1:42 AM News


Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park won the Class 7A, Section 3 golf tournament on Tuesday. more

May 3, 2017 12:47 AM Sports

Hoover Prayer Breakfast 2017-1

Photo by Layton Dudley

Murdock was the keynote speaker for the 2017 Hoover Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. more

May 2, 2017 4:41 PM News

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