Oak Mountain basketball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain spoils Senior Night at Clay-Chalkville

The Eagles will now prepare for the important Class 7A, Area 5 tournament. more »

Feb 6, 2016 3:01 AM Sports

South Shelby Chamber Luncheon

Erica Techo

Brookwood Baptist COO discusses Medicaid, Tenet partnership

A recap of the Feb. 4 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more »

Feb 5, 2016 12:08 AM Businesses

Greg Sankey

Kyle Parmley

SEC does things "exceedingly well," commissioner tells Greater Shelby Chamber

Greg Sankey was the keynote speaker at the 35th annual meeting of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. more »

Feb 4, 2016 10:13 PM News

Spain Park Signing Day

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park celebrates National Signing Day

The Jags honored 12 college signees on Wednesday morning. more »

Feb 3, 2016 3:03 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

City of Chelsea to borrow $2 million for sports complex, capital projects

A recap of the Feb. 2 Chelsea City Council meeting. more »

Feb 3, 2016 2:18 AM News

Emergency notification system available for Jefferson County residents

Everbridge, a free program provided by the county, alerts users to weather threats and other emergencies in their area. more »

Feb 2, 2016 3:15 PM Weather

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School systems respond to threat of severe weather tonight

Shelby County is canceling or postponing all after-school events, while Hoover schools will end activities at 6 p.m. more »

Feb 2, 2016 11:55 AM Schools

Hoover police officers 2015

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Hoover mayor wants to add 10 police officers due to uptick in violent crime

Mayor Gary Ivey said he plans to propose a mid-year budget amendment to provide about $600,000 to pay for 10 additional patrol officers. more »

Feb 1, 2016 8:46 PM News

Spain Park Bowling

Frank Couch

Spain Park takes home inaugural state bowling title

The Jags blew Stanhope-Elmore away in the final round. more »

Feb 1, 2016 9:18 PM Sports

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Grandview receives Cancer Center approval

The freestanding Cancer Center will be on Grandview's 280 campus. more »

Feb 1, 2016 3:29 PM News

Shelby County Spelling Bee

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Briarwood Junior High student wins Shelby County spelling bee

The spelling bee was held Jan. 29. more »

Feb 1, 2016 3:12 PM Schools

Spain Park Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park falls at the buzzer

The Jags lost to Blackman (TN) in the final seconds on Saturday, in the Border Wars Showcase. more »

Jan 31, 2016 3:54 AM Sports

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Frank Couch

Polar Plunge raises money for Alabama Special Olympics

2016 Polar Plunge raised money for Alabama Special Olympics. more »

Jan 30, 2016 9:38 PM People/Places

Oak Mountain Basketball

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Patrick's buzzer beater in overtime sends Oak Mountain to victory

It took overtime, but the Eagles beat a strong Helena team on Friday night. more »

Jan 30, 2016 5:42 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park wins exciting contest over Hoover

The game featured a multitude of lead changes, but the Jags had the last say-so on Friday night. more »

Jan 30, 2016 5:16 AM Sports

Spain Park Girls Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Lady Bucs knock off Spain Park behind Langham, Maddox

Kendra Langham (20 points) and Jailyn Maddox (18) each had big nights for Hoover in the rivalry game more »

Jan 30, 2016 2:30 AM Sports

Victim in Hoover motorcycle wreck identified

The 32-year-old Hoover resident was declared dead on the scene. more »

Jan 28, 2016 7:40 PM News

Briarwood Christian School holding drug education forum

The forum, titled "Substance Abuse Issues and Teens," will be Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. more »

Jan 28, 2016 4:27 PM Schools

32-year-old man killed, 5-year-old and 17-year-old injured in Hoover motorcycle wreck

The wreck happened Wednesday night on Alabama 119 at Brook Highland Parkway. more »

Jan 27, 2016 11:03 PM News

Painting with a Twist

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Painting with a Twist art studio to open in Village at Lee Branch

The studio is a franchise of a Louisiana-based company that offers people a chance to gather in groups to paint and drink beverages together. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:14 PM Businesses

Character in Action

Erica Techo

Oak Mountain students recognized for strong character traits

The Shelby County school system and juvenile court handed out five Character in Action awards. more »

Jan 27, 2016 1:27 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Oak Mountain Basketball

Barry Stephenson

Oak Mountain defeats Spain Park in battle of area champs

In the matchup of Class 7A foes, the Eagles continued their strong campaign. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:55 PM Sports

Hoover school officials set five dates to release rezoning proposal details

The first is set for Feb. 4 at Metropolitan Church of God. more »

Jan 26, 2016 8:37 PM Hoover Schools


Ron Burkett

Spain Park wins coin toss, will host area tournament

The Jaguars get the boys basketball area tournament at their place, beginning Feb. 11. more »

Jan 26, 2016 4:42 PM Sports

Casey Middlebrooks

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Ross Bridge resident Casey Middlebrooks running for Hoover City Council

Middlebrooks is a librarian at Spain Park High School and wants the city to provide more money for the Hoover school system. more »

Jan 26, 2016 9:32 AM People/Places

Curt Posey

Photo courtesy of Reagan Posey

Bluff Park resident Curt Posey running for Hoover City Council

Posey said he plans to run for Hoover Council Place 1, now held by Joe Rives. more »

Jan 26, 2016 9:27 AM People/Places

Derrick Murphy

Photo courtesy of Derrick Murphy

Hoover school board President Derrick Murphy to run for City Council seat

Murphy's five-year term on the school board ends in May. more »

Jan 26, 2016 6:00 AM People/Places

Shelby County Commissioners recognize Life Scout

Lauren Thornton Tobin

Shelby County Commission votes to buy property next to landfill

Commissioners agreed to pay $256,000 for 80 acres and to negotiate the price of 42 more acres. more »

Jan 25, 2016 10:02 PM News

Hearts and Harmony Gala 2015

Photo courtesy of Randall Veazey Studio

Hoover Service Club's 2016 Hearts and Harmony Gala set for Feb. 19

Tickets should be purchased by Feb. 10 more »

Jan 25, 2016 7:50 PM News

Oak Mountain Basketball

Photo courtesy of Chris Love

Oak Mountain wins thriller in overtime, clinches area crown

The Eagles knocked off Hoover in overtime on Saturday night, meaning they will host the Class 7A, Area 5 tournament. more »

Jan 24, 2016 4:48 AM Sports

Families help dedicate War on Terror monument at American Village

The creation of the monument was spearheaded by the Alabama Gold Star Families, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Hoover resident Marynell Winslow more »

Jan 23, 2016 5:29 PM News

Hoover City Schools, Jeff State dismissing early due to weather

All after-school activities also are canceled or postponed. more »

Jan 22, 2016 1:01 PM Schools

Joel Cheatwood

Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Joel Cheatwood signs with Snead State

The Chelsea pitcher and shortstop looks forward to a strong senior season. more »

Jan 21, 2016 8:12 PM Sports

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Former Briarwood QB commits to Yale

Walker Lott played his senior season at Thompson after playing at Briarwood Christian. more »

Jan 21, 2016 6:07 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Basketball

Photo courtesy of Chris Love

Oak Mountain, Hoover battle for area title Friday

Who will win Class 7A, Area 5, and earn the right to host the area tournament? more »

Jan 21, 2016 3:33 PM Sports

Shelby County legislative preview Jan 2015

Photo by Erica Techo

Balanced budgets, Medicaid, lottery likely big issues for 2016 legislative session

Eleven lawmakers representing parts of Shelby County today shared their outlook going into the session that starts Feb. 2. more »

Jan 20, 2016 5:04 PM News

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Photos courtesy of J.J. Roupe.

AHSAA reclassifies for 2016-2018

Local teams will be facing new opponents, as new areas and regions were announced for 2016-2018. more »

Jan 20, 2016 6:25 PM Sports

Oak Mountain Basketball

Photo courtesy of Chris Love

Oak Mountain beats Thompson in Area 5 clash

The win for the Eagles sets up a big game on Friday. more »

Jan 20, 2016 4:30 AM Sports

Spain Park Mountain Brook Basketball

Photo by Ted Melton.

Spain Park falls to area rival Mountain Brook

Austin Wiley scored 19 points and Jamal Johnson added 14 in a tough loss on Tuesday night. more »

Jan 20, 2016 4:02 AM Sports

Chelsea City Council discusses new sports complex

A recap of the Jan. 19 Chelsea City Council meeting. more »

Jan 20, 2016 2:53 AM News

Spain Park Mountain Brook Basketball

Photo by Ted Melton.

Lady Jags fall; Mountain Brook clinches area

Claire Holt scored 13 points to lead Spain Park. more »

Jan 20, 2016 2:16 AM Sports

Dr. Bhrett McCabe

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Sports psychologist visiting Spain Park Wednesday

Dr. Bhrett McCabe will deliver a presentation at Spain Park High School's theater. more »

Jan 18, 2016 6:21 PM Sports

Southern Living Idea House

Rendering courtesy of Julianna Vance

Mt Laurel chosen for 2016 Southern Living Idea House

Construction is underway on the house, and the project is expected to be completed by June 2016. Tours will then be open throughout the rest of the year. more »

Jan 18, 2016 4:15 PM People/Places

Oak Mountain Basketball

Photo courtesy of Chris Love

Oak Mountain splits with Tuscaloosa County

The Eagles basketball teams split a pair of varsity games with the area foe. more »

Jan 16, 2016 2:43 PM Sports


Ted Melton

Spain Park basketball sweeps Vestavia Hills

The boys and girls teams notched an area win on Tuesday night. more »

Jan 13, 2016 5:40 PM Sports

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school board approves 2016-17 school calendar

A parent survey is still active for the 2017-18 school calendar. more »

Jan 12, 2016 10:24 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

Chelsea council hears presentation from Alabama Power

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

Jan 13, 2016 2:43 AM News

Alabama Football

Frank Couch

Alabama fans flock to Dicks Sporting Goods to buy championship gear

Alabama fans purchase Alabama National Championship gear immediately following the game. more »

Jan 12, 2016 2:39 PM Sports


Photo by Frank Couch.

County commission OKs Oak Mountain State Park bike lanes

The project is expected to cost $2.55 million, with 80 percent covered by the federal government and the rest from the state and Shelby County. more »

Jan 11, 2016 4:01 PM News


Ted Melton

Johnson, Wiley lead Jags to big win over Mountain Brook

Spain Park improves to 2-0 in area play with an emphatic win on Friday. more »

Jan 9, 2016 3:52 AM Sports

Erik Larson

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Benschneider

Tickets for Southern Voices Festival go on sale Friday

Hoover Public Library officials expect strong demand to see and hear this year’s lineup. more »

Jan 7, 2016 11:10 AM News

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Courtesy Jim Fuhrmeister, Judge of Probate

Probate judge announces appointment for new probate position

This position was approved by the Shelby County Commission at its Nov. 23 meeting, and Boyd’s appointment was effective starting Monday, Jan. 4. more »

Jan 6, 2016 5:56 PM People/Places

Hoover police chief satisfied with changes to transportation network ordinance

The Police Department's main concern is that drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft undergo proper background checks, Chief Nick Derzis said. more »

Jan 4, 2016 7:51 PM News

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