Hoover Christmas tree lighting

Photo by Katie Turpen

City of Hoover Christmas tree lighting set for Monday, Nov. 30

The event includes an elementary school choir, a high school band, a visit and photos with Santa, hot chocolate and cider --- and a little snow. more »

Nov 25, 2015 8:55 PM News

North Shelby Library

Photo from North Shelby Library website

Thanksgiving holiday closing schedule for public buildings, services in U.S. 280 corridor

Here's the rundown on when various buildings will be closed: more »

Nov 24, 2015 5:38 PM News

Hoover police prepare for holiday shopping season, offer safe shopping tips

Additional officers will be on duty from Thanksgiving Day through the end of the year. more »

Nov 24, 2015 2:42 PM News

Prayer Breakfast

Erica Techo

Shelby County Chief Deputy Chris George speaks at annual prayer breakfast

George shared a message of faith, family and forgiveness at the 18th annual Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Prayer Breakfast. more »

Nov 24, 2015 11:11 AM News

Erica Techo

Commission approves new probate position

The Shelby County Commission approved a resolution to create a position for a programs coordinator for mental health services and legal counsel to the judge of probate. more »

Nov 24, 2015 1:34 AM News

Ana Good

Hundreds of vendors take part in Junior League of Birmingham's Market Noel

More than 100 vendors took part in the 25th annual Market Noel at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center this past weekend, Nov. 19-21. more »

Nov 22, 2015 6:53 PM News

Hoover chamber 11-19-15

Photo by Rhonda Pyatt/Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce

Hoover schools superintendent brags on district at first chamber address

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she's sad her daughter, now 23, never got to experience the Hoover school district as a student. more »

Nov 19, 2015 4:45 PM Hoover Schools

Computer guru Brian Fancher named Hoover City Schools 2015 Employee of the Year

Fancher helps make sure that 28,000 electronic devices can function within the school system's networks every day. more »

Nov 19, 2015 2:42 PM Hoover Schools

Brookwood FED

Erica Techo

New Brookwood free-standing emergency department not just about economic impact, Hoover mayor says

Brookwood Medical Center this morning held the ribbon cutting and open house for its facility off Alabama 119, set to open Nov. 30. more »

Nov 19, 2015 2:28 PM Businesses

Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy to speak at Hoover chamber luncheon Thursday

She also is scheduled to recognize the 2015 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year. more »

Nov 18, 2015 8:41 PM Hoover Schools

Free document shredding offered Thursday at Hoover Public Library

People can bring up to two boxes or two 13-gallon bags of documents. more »

Nov 18, 2015 8:37 PM News

Hoover school rezoning 11-5-15 (4)

Photo by Erica Techo

Hoover school superintendent: System 'absolutely' needs more city funding

Mayor Gary Ivey said the superintendent had not indicated a need for additional revenue more »

Nov 17, 2015 8:29 PM Hoover Schools

Open house rescheduled for Brookwood free-standing emergency department

The open house now will be Thursday following the ribbon cutting due to some minor construction delays. more »

Nov 17, 2015 8:22 PM Businesses

Hoover City Council passes $148 million budget for 2016

Councilman John Greene cast the lone vote against the budget, citing a need for more money for Hoover City Schools. more »

Nov 16, 2015 10:31 PM News

Dunnavant Square

Photo by Erica Techo.

Planning commission approves grocery store site plan

Recap from the Nov. 16 Shelby County Planning Commission meeting. more »

Nov 17, 2015 2:15 AM News

Bentley in Vestavia 11-14-15 (4)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Republicans need to be a 'big-tent party,' Gov. Robert Bentley says

They need to quit tearing each other apart over different philosophies for reaching the same goal, Bentley told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills. more »

Nov 14, 2015 2:54 PM News

Chloe Yeager

Mindy Black

Indian Springs' Yeager signs with Lipscomb University

Senior Chloe Yeager, signed with Lipscomb University in Nashville on Nov. 12 at the school’s library. more »

Nov 13, 2015 5:49 PM Schools

Gov. Robert Bentley

Photo by Frank Couch

Gov. Bentley to speak at Mid-Alabama Republican Club Saturday

The meeting is free and open to the public. more »

Nov 12, 2015 9:07 PM News

Riverchase Village Senior Living 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover Medical Clinic Board to meet Friday on bond deal for senior living complex

Omega Communities wants to take advantage of tax-exempt status available through the city board. more »

Nov 12, 2015 8:40 PM Businesses

Brookwood FED plans opening events

The $19 million development will hold two events prior to the opening so that the public will be able to see the emergency room's facilities. more »

Nov 11, 2015 10:23 PM News

Hoover school officials re-evaluate school capacity numbers after questions raised

Some residents say the formula school officials have been using to calculate how many students can fit in each school is flawed, and school officials are studying the issue. more »

Nov 9, 2015 9:43 PM

Shelby County Commission

Erica Techo

Shelby County landfill receives ADEM award

A recap of the Nov. 9 Shelby County Commission meeting. more »

Nov 10, 2015 2:25 AM News

Smyer Ridge

Courtesy of the Freshwater Land Trust

Freshwater Land Trust announces Double Oak Mountain land purchase

A 2-mile stretch of land along the ridge just northwest of Shoal Creek will be protected from development more »

Nov 9, 2015 4:19 PM News

Hoover rezoning 11-5-15

Photo by Erica Techo

Hoover parents discuss timeline, extent of rezoning at community meeting

The fifth and final preliminary meeting to discuss rezoning for Hoover City Schools was held on Thursday, Nov. 5. more »

Nov 6, 2015 10:51 AM Hoover Schools

Hoover school rezoning meeting 11-3-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover city, school officials need better planning, money to handle growth, residents say

Communication and planning between city and school officials was a big topic at Tuesday's meeting on Hoover school rezoning. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:06 AM Hoover Schools

Chelsea City Council

Ana Good

Chelsea City Council agrees to advance up to $5,000 to high school

Principal Wayne Trucks will be responsible for distributing the funds, should the school accept the motion from the council. more »

Nov 4, 2015 1:34 AM News

Old Berry High School campus

Photo by Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

Hoover council rescinds offer to buy former Berry High School campus from school board

A timeline outlined in the offer already has expired, and school officials no longer seem interested in selling the buildings, Councilman Gene Smith said. more »

Nov 2, 2015 10:13 PM News

Brock Point locator map

Map provided by city of Hoover

Hoover council votes to annex 103 acres for 97-home subdivision near Greystone

The land is off Shelby County 41 directly across from Shoal Creek. more »

Nov 2, 2015 8:29 PM News

Shelby County Planning Commission

Erica Techo

Planning Commission approves Shoal Creek resubdivision

The request was submitted by Caroline T. Little, president of Thompson Realty Inc. and took four lots and divided them into 10 residential lots. more »

Nov 3, 2015 1:49 AM News

Kareem Gaymon

Photo by Hoover Police Department

Fultondale man arrested in shooting death of U.S. 280 Home Depot employee

Authorities charged 23-year-old Kareem Dacar Gaymon, who was a co-worker of the victim, Xavier Beasley, at the time of the shooting. more »

Oct 31, 2015 2:16 PM News

Hoover Hayride 2015 (1)

Photo by Patty Bradley

Minions, princesses, witches take over Veterans Park for 2015 Hoover Hayride

An estimated 10,000 people showed up for the seventh annual Hoover Hayride and Family Night, organizers said. more »

Oct 29, 2015 11:11 PM News

Erica Techo

Shelby County government revenues have bounced back since recession, county manager says

County Manager Alex Dudchock discussed Shelby County’s progress at the Greater Shelby Chamber October luncheon. more »

Oct 28, 2015 4:42 PM News

Hoover Hayride and Family NIght 2014

280 Living file photo

Thousands expected for 2015 Hoover Hayride and Family Night

The event is scheduled at Veterans Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. more »

Oct 27, 2015 6:00 AM News

Shelby County Commission

Erica Techo

Shelby County Commission approves two alcohol licenses

One alcohol license was for Blowfish Sushi Bar, a new sushi restaurant set to open on U.S. 280. The restaurant will be located in the former City Vineyard location. more »

Oct 27, 2015 2:09 AM News

Brock Point tree conservation map

Map provided by city of Hoover

Signature Homes, Samford ask Hoover to annex 103 acres for new subdivision

The subdivision, which would be called Brock Point, is off Shelby County 41 next to The Cove at Greystone and across from Shoal Creek. more »

Oct 19, 2015 1:53 PM News


Sheriff's Office holds substation grand opening

Several people attended the Oct. 19 grand opening, including Hoover police officers, county commissioners and members of the Greater and South Shelby Chambers of Commerce. more »

Oct 19, 2015 5:36 PM News

Spain Park, Vestavia Hills Key Clubs to hold Dashing for Dialysis 5K Saturday

The 5K and a 1-mile fun run will be at Veterans Park off Valleydale Road in Hoover. more »

Oct 19, 2015 9:48 AM News

Blue White Color Dash


Third annual Color Dash held at CHMS [Video]

The event, put on by the Chelsea Middle School Athletics Booster Club, is held as a fundraiser for CHMS athletics. more »

Oct 18, 2015 8:49 PM Chelsea Schools

Belk hosts pink shopping event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The 10th annual Private Shopping Night is Sunday, Oct. 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets for the VIP shopping event cost $25 and can be pre-ordered online or purchased at the door. more »

Oct 16, 2015 11:04 PM Businesses

Hoover school board 10-16-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school system to recoup more money from Medicaid

A new agreement through the Alabama Association of School Boards will reduce administrative fees paid to the AASB and give more money to Hoover schools for services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and hearing and vision screenings. more »

Oct 16, 2015 9:33 AM Hoover Schools

Hoover school board to hold special meeting Friday morning

The agenda includes an amendment to a Medicaid reimbursement agreement, personnel actions, the selection of a delegate to the Alabama Association of School Boards, and an executive session. more »

Oct 15, 2015 6:35 PM Hoover Schools

Gary Palmer 10-15-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

U.S. House 'not as messed up as you might think,' Gary Palmer says

The Congressman said there are some very bright people in Washington working to decentralize power in the House, balance the budget, open up foreign markets to U.S. oil and reduce government regulation. more »

Oct 15, 2015 3:24 PM News

2014 Alabama NF Walk

Still shot from Children's Tumor Foundation video

Children's Tumor Foundation to hold fundraising walk at Veterans Park on Sunday

The event is designed to help fund research to help battle neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth and causes tumors in a person's nervous system. more »

Oct 15, 2015 7:58 AM News

2015 Pig Iron BBQ Challenge is set for Friday night at Hoover RV Park

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Children's Harbor nonprofit that serves families of long-term seriously ill children. more »

Oct 14, 2015 10:01 PM News

Paws for the Cause 2014

Photo courtesy of Inga Clum.

Paws for the Cause 5K and 1-mile fun run set for Saturday at Veterans Park

The seventh annual event is a fundraiser for the Shelby Humane Society. more »

Oct 14, 2015 9:18 PM News

Photo by Frank Couch. Frank Couch

Grandview enters agreement with local cardiology group

This alignment is a collaboration between ACG and Grandview Medical Group, the affiliated physician practice group of Grandview Health. more »

Oct 14, 2015 3:08 PM News

Trader Joe's Opens at The Summit [Video]

Birmingham's first Trader Joe's opened on Tuesday, Oct. 13. It is located at 209 Summit Blvd., near Belk. more »

Oct 14, 2015 2:15 PM Businesses

Erik Larson

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Benschneider

Author Erik Larson to headline 2016 Southern Voices Festival at Hoover Public Library

Library officials also tonight unveiled their full lineup for the 2016 authors conference. more »

Oct 13, 2015 9:56 PM News

Picture the Cure

Courtesy of Cassandra Callens

Photo competition helping raise money for breast cancer research

To raise money for breast cancer research, the Kyra Callens created the Picture a Cure photogenic contest. more »

Oct 13, 2015 9:01 PM People/Places

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer to speak at Hoover chamber luncheon Thursday

Tuesday is the deadline for reservations. more »

Oct 12, 2015 2:09 PM Businesses

Woodlawn Premiere

Courtesy Shelby County Schools

Local music teacher attends LA ‘Woodlawn’ premiere

Local music teacher Haley Spates got to see herself perform on the big screen at the Oct. 5 premiere of Woodlawn. more »

Oct 12, 2015 3:26 PM Schools

Grandview Baby

Emily Featherston

Grandview nurse delivers hospital’s first baby

Meghan Elizabeth was born at 12:34 a.m. Sunday to labor and delivery nurse Tracy and her husband Joseph. more »

Oct 12, 2015 2:38 PM News

Shelby Sheriff's Office Substation

Keith McCoy

Sheriff's Office substation sets grand opening date

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office North Substation will hold its grand opening on Monday, Oct. 19. more »

Oct 12, 2015 2:19 PM News

10K Ruck

Erica Techo

Runners don rucks for National Veteran's Day 10K [Video]

A crowd of around 100 ran in the Third Annual 5K/10K Ruck Challenge hosted by National Veteran's Day. more »

Oct 11, 2015 11:16 PM News

Grandview Medical Center

Emily Featherston

Grandview Hospital officially open

At 5:50 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, Grandview treated its first emergency room patient. Shortly after, at around 7 a.m., the first of the 98 patients transferred from Trinity Medical Center arrived. more »

Oct 11, 2015 6:39 PM News

Hoover school rezoning meeting 2 10-8-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover's high school students likely won't be rezoned, superintendent says

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she's 99 percent sure that students currently at Hoover's two high schools won't be rezoned to a different school in the current rezoning effort. more »

Oct 8, 2015 10:23 PM Hoover Schools

Mt Laurel

Courtesy of EBSCO Development

Mt Laurel chosen as Southern Living Inspired Community

Mt Laurel was the only Birmingham-area community selected for the honor. more »

Oct 7, 2015 4:24 PM News

Hoover school rezoning meeting 10-6-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover school rezoning meetings get started again after year hiatus

The first of five preliminary community meetings was held at Brock's Gap Intermediate School. more »

Oct 6, 2015 10:09 PM Hoover Schools

Chelsea City Council

Erica Techo

Chelsea FY2016 budget includes land purchase for fire department

Within the $2,594,808 capital budget, Mayor Earl Niven included $50,000 toward a land purchase for a new fire department. more »

Oct 7, 2015 2:13 AM News

Hoover recycle carts 10-6-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hoover officials urge patience with transition in garbage, recycle services

Many residents have complained about garbage not being picked up or old garbage and recycling carts not being collected. Others say they still haven't received their new garbage and recycling carts. more »

Oct 6, 2015 6:24 PM News

Grants Mill Road

Photo by Keith McCoy

Hoover council approves up to $60,000 for Grants Mill Road realignment study

The city is partnering with five other cities, Jefferson and Shelby counties and the Birmingham Water Works, hoping to find a way to relieve traffic congestion on U.S. 280 more »

Oct 6, 2015 12:00 AM News

Hoover mayor proposes $148 million budget for fiscal 2016

The budget includes $21.4 million for capital projects, including at least $4.4 million for road improvements, more than $3 million for parks and recreation projects and $3 million for upgraded police and fire communication and computer systems. more »

Oct 5, 2015 11:02 PM News

Hoover Spain Park goal post

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Twitter explodes with reaction to Spain Park shutout of Hoover

Hoover was at the top of the trend list on Twitter in the Birmingham area for most of the night once it became clear the Spain Park Jags were going to upset the three-peat state champions. more »

Oct 2, 2015 10:55 AM Sports

St. Vincent’s One Nineteen discusses healthcare changes

Brian Massey, administrative director of business development at St. Vincent’s Health System, started his presentation by discussing the growth in healthcare, including several new buildings going up in the South Shelby County area. more »

Oct 1, 2015 8:31 PM Businesses

Greater Shelby Chamber presents 2015 Safety Awards

Public safety officials throughout Shelby County, including firemen, police officers and volunteers, were recognized at the Sept. 30 luncheon. more »

Oct 1, 2015 2:40 AM News

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