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A new Chick-fil-A franchise is planned at the former site of a gas station at the Highway 280-Highway 119 intersection. A construction crew is still at work demolishing the gas station.

Sydney Cromwell

New Chick-fil-A planned for 280

The BP gas station that is being demolished at the intersection of Highway 280 and Highway 119 is expected to be replaced with a Chick-fil-A. more »

Aug 15, 2014 News (10 Comments)

The map illustrates the section of students in the Riverchase Parkway area multi-dwelling units between Highway 31 and Interstate 65 who might have to move from Riverchase Elementary to Greystone.
The red line surrounds Riverchase Gardens, Royal Oaks, The Gables Condominiums, Summerchase of Riverchase, Colonial Grand at Riverchase Trails and Sterling Oaks of Riverchase.

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

How does rezoning in Hoover affect U.S. 280?

To accommodate the continual growth within the city of Hoover, the Board of Education has released a breakdown of a proposed realignment plan for the 2015-2016 school year. Greystone Elementary only stands to gain from the proposed changes. more »

Aug 15, 2014 News (2 Comments)

The upscale furniture store will occupy the four open spaces between Hobby Lobby and Baumhower's in Lee Branch.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

A furniture store with more

Urban Home Market, a new upscale furniture store, is coming to Lee Branch in time for the holidays. more »

Aug 15, 2014 Businesses (1 Comments)

Chase Wilson (2) is competing with Matt Marquet for Chelsea’s starting quarterback spot.

Photos courtesy of Cari Dean.

Chelsea Hornets

Every team needs “that kid,” a player who displays heart, leadership or other intangibles — not only under the Friday night lights but also during the sweltering heat of August practices. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Sports

Oak Mountain Eagles

“I think it’ll be great for the fans,” said Eagles coach Cris Bell. “It is what it is. I think it’ll be really fun for high school football fans in the Birmingham area especially.” more »

Jul 29, 2014 Sports

Briarwood Christian quarterback Walker Lott scrambles against Spain Park in a spring game.

Photos courtesy of Ted Melton at Action Sports Pix, For more, visit ActionSportsPix.SmugMug.com.

Briarwood Christian Lions

The Lions don’t return a lot of starters, but coach Fred Yancey, heading into his 25th season as Briarwood’s head coach, said that’s not really unusual for his squads. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Sports

Spain Park Jaguars

Spain Park returns to the dreaded region that includes Hoover, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and Oak Mountain as the Jaguars move into the new Class 7A, Region 3. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Sports

When Travis Walker shot a hole-in-one at Pebble Beach Golf Club's No. 7 hole, he was presented with a flag marking his achievement.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Walker.

Hitting a hole-in-one

A local resident hit a hole-in-one while on vacation at Pebble Beach Golf Club. more »

Aug 15, 2014 Sports

What’s cool about going back to school?

Kids of 280 share what they're looking forward to about heading back to school today. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Schools

These cabins provided an overnight stop for travelers on their way to Florida in the 1950s.

Photo courtesy of Tim Hollis.

The short route to Florida

A look at 280’s past for area travelers. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People/Places

These four dams are located within Oak Mountain State Park. Dam 1 is on Double Oak Lake, dam 2 is on Old Lake, dam 3 is on Oak Mountain Lake, also called Beaver Lake, and dam 4 is on Lunker Lake.

Image courtesy of the City of Pelham.

Flooding Fears Unfounded

Dam failures at Oak Mountain State Park have been under discussion in the Pelham City Council, but Mayor Gary Waters emphasized that the city’s concern is still hypothetical. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Martha Washington from American Village says the prayer before guests line up for food.

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Shelby County sits centrally in the history of Alabama

Someone unexpected addressed the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce in July — Martha Washington. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Family’s herd of goats becomes a labor of love

A baby goat flicks its tail wildly as it feeds from a bottle in Eva Lorusso’s garage. The goat is only a month old, but it will grow up to provide the sweet milk for which Dolce Latte Farm gets its name. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People/Places

A new look for back to school

Whatever your style, 280’s clothing boutiques are here to make your wardrobe school-ready, even if you aren’t. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People/Places

James Hale Stables Barn Dayz Camp volunteer Emily Hillhouse helps attendee Lilly Maske with her third riding lesson on Bama.

Photo by Madison Miller.

A second chance for Saddlebreds

Bama and Peppermint were given a second chance when they were saved by horse rescue programs and given a home at James Hale Stables in Chelsea. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People/Places

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