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Erica Techo

The plan detailed what residential and commercial customers and what wholesale customers of Shelby County Water Services should do in various levels of drought, as well as what triggers the different levels of response. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:17 AM News

Claire Moore

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Claire Moore is expected to announce a new curriculum tool for special education students. more

Jan 23, 2017 5:19 PM Hoover Schools

Chip Lindsey

Photo courtesy of Auburn Athletics

Chip Lindsey, former coach at Spain Park High School, was announced as Auburn's new offensive coordinator on Saturday. more

Jan 21, 2017 5:36 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

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Both Spain Park teams improved to 4-0 in the area with wins on Friday night. more

Jan 21, 2017 5:15 AM Sports

Santek leaf pickup 1-18-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

The head of Santek's Alabama operations said he hoped to be fully caught up with leaf pickup by the end of this weekend. more

Jan 19, 2017 8:23 PM News

Graffeo Levine and Ray

Photos by Jon Anderson

The chamber's 2017 officers and board of trustees also were installed. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:36 PM Businesses

Car break-in suspect

Courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify a woman suspected of breaking into multiple cars at daycares in the U.S. 280 area. more

Jan 18, 2017 5:04 PM News

Spain Park Basketball

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The Spain Park High School boys basketball team held on to beat Mountain Brook 66-62 in a raucous Spartan Arena on Tuesday night. The Spain Park girls won 62-36. more

Jan 18, 2017 4:40 AM Sports

Chelsea Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Chelsea High School basketball teams suffered losses to Helena on Tuesday night more

Jan 18, 2017 4:45 AM Sports

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Rendering courtesy of Lathan Associates Architects

The current building will be dismantled, and salvageable materials will be preserved for a future project. more

Jan 18, 2017 2:41 AM News

4670 Valleydale Road (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The plan is to put a gasoline station/convenience store and a small shopping center on the property, across the street from the North Shelby Fire Department's Station No. 1. more

Jan 17, 2017 8:03 PM News

Carmike Cinemas Patton Creek

Photo by Jon Anderson

The proposal has stirred debate in the Hoover community. more

Jan 16, 2017 6:20 PM News

Daniel Nixon

Sam Chandler

Spain Park High School alum Daniel Nixon ran his first race as a Mississippi State Bulldog on Friday, Jan. 13, at the UAB Blazer Invite, which was held at the Birmingham CrossPlex. more

Jan 15, 2017 7:24 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

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The Spain Park High School boys and girls basketball teams each picked up Class 7A, Area 6 victories over Huffman Friday night. more

Jan 14, 2017 5:15 AM Sports

City of Hoover logo - council chambers

Photo by Jon Anderson

Budget hearings were interrupted due to wintry weather. more

Jan 11, 2017 5:13 PM News

Jerome Morgan Jr. Dec 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

Morgan is the owner of the Oncort Professional Services commercial cleaning company. more

Jan 11, 2017 4:41 PM Businesses

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Todd Lester

Jamal Johnson scored 11 of his game-high 25 points in the second quarter. more

Jan 11, 2017 3:08 AM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Todd Lester

Spain Park scored the first seven points of the game and never looked back. more

Jan 11, 2017 1:29 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

A second meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4-7 p.m. The meeting will be at the Shelby County Services building at 1123 County Services Drive in Pelham. more

Jan 11, 2017 1:13 AM News

Rebecca Wells

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Tickets for the Saturday authors conference at the 2017 Southern Voices Festival also are selling briskly. more

Jan 10, 2017 11:53 AM News

Shelby County Schools logo

Shelby County Schools

Shelby County Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening on Monday, Jan. 9, and bus schedules will operate on a two-hour delay. Hoover City Schools will be closed for students. more

Jan 9, 2017 1:53 AM Schools

Hoover school board 9-12-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The school board is expected to vote on the 2017-18 school calendar. more

Jan 8, 2017 8:00 AM Schools

Jan 2017 Winter Weather

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The winter weather situation was becoming more clear Thursday afternoon. more

Jan 5, 2017 9:52 PM Weather

Frank Brocato 11-7-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The mayor plans to deliver similar speeches to numerous groups over the next few months. more

Jan 5, 2017 6:34 PM News

Rebecca Wells 2015

Photo courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University

The festival is a celebration of writing, music and art. This year's headliner is author and actress Rebecca Wells. more

Jan 5, 2017 2:30 PM News

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Erica Techo

State legislators discussed potential themes of the upcoming legislative session, which starts Feb. 7. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:19 PM Businesses

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The city of Chelsea's E-Day will take place Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:15 PM News

Hoover fire dept ladder trucks

Photo from Hoover Fire Department website

Mayor Frank Brocato requested the delay, saying he wants to do more research on potential options. more

Jan 3, 2017 8:22 PM News

Ruth Cole and Paul Sanford

Photos by Jon Anderson

Both appointees have a long history of service to the Hoover community. more

Jan 3, 2017 8:17 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

Chelsea residents formerly signed a petition expressing their concerns regarding rate increases over the years. more

Jan 4, 2017 1:58 AM News

Hoover City Council 11-7-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The hearings will be held Thursday and Friday at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Jan 3, 2017 4:21 PM News

Hoover fire ladder trucks 2015

Photo from Hoover Fire Department website

Fire Chief Chuck Wingate said the department needs to replace the 100-foot ladder truck at Station No. 4 on Municipal Drive. more

Jan 2, 2017 6:26 PM News

Hoover Public Safety Center

Photo from Hoover Police Department

The nonprofit has leased space at the Hoover Public Safety Center for six years and wants to extend its lease for three more years. more

Jan 2, 2017 6:29 PM News

Chelsea Basketball

Submitted photo

Chelsea won three games in three days and has now won eight straight. more

Dec 30, 2016 4:30 PM Sports

Hoover City Council Nov 2016

Photo by Jon Anderson

It will be the first time in years the council has held budget hearings with department heads. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:01 AM News

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Erica Techo

The grant would be used for a project along the Cahaba River. more

Dec 28, 2016 1:35 AM News

Spain Park Basketball

Kyle Parmley

Oak Mountain and Spain Park competed in local basketball tournaments last week. more

Dec 26, 2016 8:03 PM Sports

Amanda Borden 11-8-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

She hopes to make the library even more of a community hub and wants to consider the idea of library branches again. more

Dec 26, 2016 1:56 PM People/Places

Christmas tree recycling

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Alabama Power plans to use the trees for habitat enhancement in lakes. more

Dec 26, 2016 12:32 PM News

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Courtesy of CircusTrix

The 30,000-square-foot facility, to be built off Alabama 119, will replace the Airwalk trampoline park in The Village at Lee Branch. more

Dec 23, 2016 5:41 PM Businesses

Fire Dept 2016 toy drive 4

Photo courtesy of Rusty Lowe/Hoover Fire Department

The toys were donated by individuals, families, neighborhood associations and businesses and collected at Cahaba Valley, Hoover, North Shelby and Rocky Ridge fire stations. more

Dec 23, 2016 3:15 PM News

Oak Mountain Basketball

Photo by Jimmy Mitchell

Several local high school basketball teams are participating and/or hosting holiday tournaments this week. more

Dec 22, 2016 4:35 AM Sports


Photo courtesy of Derrick Murphy

A home in Highland Lakes caught fire Monday night, and community members are working to raise money for the family. more

Dec 21, 2016 10:17 PM People/Places

Chelsea Basketball

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

The Chelsea High boys basketball team knocked off Southside on Monday night. more

Dec 20, 2016 3:53 PM Sports

Spain Park Basketball

Photo by Todd Lester

Spain Park is hosting 16 girls varsity teams in the three-day event. more

Dec 20, 2016 3:10 PM Sports

General fund revenues rose by $1.5 million to $111.4 million in fiscal 2016, according to unaudited financial figures. more

Dec 19, 2016 11:08 PM News

I-459 interchange

Map provided by city of Hoover

The property is between South Shades Crest Road and Interstate 459, and city officials say they want to use part of it to build a new I-459 interchange. more

Dec 19, 2016 11:01 PM News

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Sydney Cromwell

Santa Claus was a parade guest along with Chelsea City Council members, first responders and organizations from the community. more

Dec 19, 2016 2:00 AM People/Places

A Christmas Story

Image from "A Christmas Story" trailer

The movie is scheduled for showing at 2 and 6:30 p.m. more

Dec 18, 2016 7:11 PM News

Austin Wiley

Photo courtesy of Auburn Athletics

The former Spain Park star joined the Tigers last week. more

Dec 18, 2016 10:40 PM Sports

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Erica Techo

A 37-year-old Chelsea resident was taken into custody on Thursday, Dec. 15 and charged early Friday morning. more

Dec 16, 2016 11:49 PM News

Constance Leigh Woolweaver was discovered dead in her home on Wednesday. more

Dec 16, 2016 6:43 PM News

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

There are five drop off locations throughout the county. more

Dec 16, 2016 6:29 PM News

Melody Greene Paul McEwan

Photos courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Melody Greene teaches fourth grade at Greystone Elementary and Paul McEwan teaches science at Hoover High. more

Dec 15, 2016 8:00 PM Hoover Schools

Frank Brocato chamber 12-15-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

New Mayor Frank Brocato delivered his first state-of-the-city address today to the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. more

Dec 15, 2016 4:17 PM News

Chelsea Basketball

Photo courtesy of Cari Dean

Michaella Edwards led the Lady Hornets with 35 points, as both Chelsea teams won on Tuesday night. more

Dec 14, 2016 1:18 PM Sports

Supt Advisory Council Travis Bryant 12-13-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy's Advisory Council shared its recommendations Tuesday night after six months of study. more

Dec 13, 2016 10:33 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The budget for this grant is made about 18 months in advance, said County Manager of Community Services Reggie Holloway, and the funding comes later on. more

Dec 13, 2016 10:46 PM News

Carmike Cinemas

Photo by Jon Anderson

Some people are all for it, but others say it will ruin the movie experience for children and families. more

Dec 13, 2016 1:53 PM News

Carmike Cinemas Patton Creek

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission gave its approval tonight, but now the proposal goes to the Hoover City Council. more

Dec 12, 2016 10:28 PM News

Thanksgiving turkey

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More than 77 percent of survey respondents chose a calendar option with a full week out of school for Thanksgiving. more

Dec 12, 2016 10:22 PM Hoover Schools

Kathy Murphy 11-14-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

Subcommittees have been meeting for months to do strategic planning. more

Dec 12, 2016 11:05 AM Hoover Schools

Sweeney has practiced education law in Alabama for more than 40 years and is recognized nationally as a public education law expert. more

Dec 8, 2016 4:00 PM People/Places

Hoops for Gabe

Courtesy of David Ingram

The fundraiser will support Hope for Gabe, which raises money for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. more

Dec 8, 2016 9:41 PM People/Places

Linda Andrews Library Plaza

Photo by Jon Anderson

The celebration will be in the Library Plaza and is open to the public. more

Dec 7, 2016 5:34 PM News

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Photo by Erica Techo

A class of Westminster School at Oak Mountain seniors constructed a Christmas tree for their school by utilizing concepts from physics and trigonometry. more

Dec 7, 2016 10:41 PM Private Schools

Monty Jones Jr. 12-1-16

Photo by Jon Anderson

The council went with Monty Jones Jr., who most recently managed the Macon Centreplex in Macon, Georgia. more

Dec 7, 2016 10:38 AM News

Michael Krawcheck

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Michael Krawcheck, who has served on the board for 20 years, is stepping down at age 77 to allow someone new to learn the ropes. more

Dec 7, 2016 10:21 AM News

Chelsea City Council Dec. 6

Erica Techo

The football players were recognized during the Dec. 6 Chelsea City Council meeting. more

Dec 6, 2016 8:21 PM News

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Courtesy of Alabama Forestry Commission

After rainfall returned to the state, the Governor's office and Alabama Forestry Commission have lifted burning restrictions. more

Dec 5, 2016 10:23 PM News

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