The assessment is part of the process to receive certification as an Alabama Community of Excellence. more

Jan 19, 2018 8:07 PM News

Hoover Met Complex South Access Road

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

C.S. Beatty Construction beat out two other bidders for the road project. more

Jan 19, 2018 9:47 AM News

Santek Waste Services truck

Photo courtesy of Santek Waste Services of Alabama

Santek acknowledges an uptick in complaints in the last couple of months and is working to address issues, a manager said. more

Jan 19, 2018 9:42 AM News

Ray Shea Clyce.png

Photos by Sarah Finnegan

Also, Council President John Greene today installed the chamber's 2018 officers. more

Jan 18, 2018 10:59 PM Businesses

After three closures due to winter weather, Shelby County Schools will be open on Friday, Jan. 19. more

Jan 18, 2018 9:28 PM Schools

Hard freeze warning 1-17-18 3-44am

Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Temperatures are expected to dip into the teens Wednesday night and stay below freezing Thursday morning. more

Jan 17, 2018 5:14 PM Schools

NWS winter advisory 1-16-17 6-14pm

Image courtesy of National Weather Service

The National Weather Service warned that snow melting on roads and refreezing could create hazardous travel conditions Wednesday. more

Jan 16, 2018 8:00 PM Weather

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The Chelsea City Council meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 16 will now be held Jan. 23. more

Jan 16, 2018 2:23 PM News

Hoover great place to live sign.jpg

Photo by Jon Anderson

Three meetings are scheduled in late January and early February. more

Jan 15, 2018 10:45 PM News

National Weather Service 1-15-18 2-17pm

Image courtesy of National Weather Service

After-school and evening activities related to schools also are canceled Tuesday. more

Jan 15, 2018 4:27 PM Weather

OMHS vs Chelsea Boys Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Local high school basketball teams started area play last week with mixed results. more

Jan 15, 2018 4:58 PM Sports

280 PHOTO PolarBearPlunge-12.jpg

Lexi Coon.

Typically, about 50 people plunge, but if everyone who registered this year participated, over 100 individuals jumped in the water. more

Jan 14, 2018 3:55 PM People/Places

The first meeting of the group is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the Hoover Public Library. more

Jan 9, 2018 3:11 PM News

The county was established on Feb. 7, 1818. more

Jan 8, 2018 6:06 PM News

OMHS vs Chelsea Boys Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Holiday tournaments have concluded for local high school basketball teams, with area play starting up this week. more

Jan 8, 2018 4:43 PM Sports


Image courtesy of Pixabay

There are a few rules to keep in mind before placing an item on the curb for bulk trash pick-up. more

Jan 3, 2018 8:41 PM News

Chelsea City Hall

File photo

The agenda at the Chelsea City Council's first meeting of 2018 also included a rezoning request and annexation. more

Jan 3, 2018 1:45 AM News

Birmingham AL Architectural Photography

Courtesy of Mt Laurel

The money is set to go toward new programs at the Mt Laurel Public Library. more

Dec 29, 2017 3:37 PM People/Places

Municipal Drive land purchase 12-28-17

Map courtesy of city of Hoover

The city plans to build a police training facility on the property, which is between Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and the Extra Space Storage facility. more

Dec 28, 2017 4:00 PM News

Tyric Toodle.png

Photo courtesy of Emily Hand

The 18-year-old's life was cut short when he was shot to death at the Elevation Hoover apartment complex. more

Dec 28, 2017 1:42 AM News

Shelby County Commission - Nov. 16-4.jpg

Erica Techo

The commission also discussed a recent meeting with legislators and an upcoming retirement. more

Dec 28, 2017 1:16 AM News

police training facility land 12-27-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

The 1.22 acres is along Municipal Drive between a half-acre the city already owns next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and the Extra Space Storage facility. more

Dec 27, 2017 6:33 PM News

Hoover police.jpg

(Photo by Hoover Police Department)

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hoover police department. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:39 PM News

ALDI opening - 1 (1).jpg

Erica Techo

Several shoppers stood outdoors in the rain at the new ALDI on U.S. 280 ahead of its grand opening. more

Dec 20, 2017 6:44 PM Businesses

The council agenda also included a resolution accepting a street under the city's care. more

Dec 20, 2017 1:34 AM News

Lake Wilborn home construction Dec 2017.jpg

Jon Anderson.

The rate increased from $6 to $8.50 per $1,000 worth of construction, in addition to the base fee of $1,500 per house that goes to the school board. more

Dec 19, 2017 4:14 AM News

Chelsea City Council-7.jpg

Erica Techo

The Chelsea Municipal Court was first established on April 4. more

Dec 19, 2017 2:19 AM News

OMHS vs Chelsea Girls Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood boys, Oak Mountain girls and Spain Park girls are a few high school basketball teams playing well early in the season. more

Dec 18, 2017 2:43 PM Sports

Carol McLaughlin Lincoln Clark

Photo by Jon Anderson

The winners were Carol McLaughlin, a second-grade teacher at Greystone and Lincoln Clark, a science teacher at Berry. more

Dec 14, 2017 10:33 PM Hoover Schools

Hoover City Schools Rezoning

Jon Anderson

A federal judge in Birmingham today approved a long-anticipated plan to redraw attendance zones for Hoover City Schools, to remedy what the judge has said were unfair zoning practices in the past and to help the school system deal with growth. more

Dec 15, 2017 1:32 AM Schools

Hoover City Schools flag

Photo by Jon Anderson

It's a dramatic turnaround from many years of deficit spending and the $1.9 million deficit that was projected when the 2017 budget originally was passed in September 2016. more

Dec 12, 2017 9:58 PM Hoover Schools


Courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office Facebook

The Sheriff's Office's helicopter will fly over shopping centers and retail stores, according to a post on Facebook. more

Dec 12, 2017 7:05 PM News

The commission also discussed bids and resolutions relating to work around the county. more

Dec 11, 2017 8:07 PM News

OMHS vs Chelsea Boys Basketball 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Despite weekend games being canceled, local high school basketball teams still played last week. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:23 PM Sports

Take a look at our pictures from the snow day. more

Dec 9, 2017 4:35 PM People/Places


Courtesy of the National Weather Service

Shelby County Schools made the announcement around 7:20 a.m. Friday. more

Dec 8, 2017 1:45 PM Schools


Photo by Todd Lester

The Briarwood Christian School football team fell to St. Paul's, 17-14, in the Class 5A state title game on Thursday night. more

Dec 8, 2017 4:23 AM Briarwood

Briarwood Football

Photo by Todd Lester

Briarwood Christian School senior wide receiver Hudson Hartsfield came down with both touchdown receptions in the Lions’ 17-14 loss to St. Paul’s in the Class 5A state final. more

Dec 8, 2017 5:11 AM Briarwood

winter weather advisory 12-7-17 1:45pm

Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Snow accumulation of less than half an inch in grassy and elevated areas is forecast in central Alabama. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:40 PM Weather

1212 Cahaba Valley Fire Santa

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Santa Claus will take two routes through the Cahaba Valley Fire District on Dec. 23. more

Dec 7, 2017 7:15 PM People/Places

280 SPORTS SwimDive-28.jpg

Lexi Coon

High school states were held on Dec. 1-2 at Auburn University, where swimmers and divers from Briarwood Christian School, Spain Park High School, Oak Mountain High School, Westminster at Oak Mountain and Chelsea High School competed. more

Dec 6, 2017 4:38 PM Sports

Chelsea City Council Dec. 5.jpg

Erica Techo

The city also considered a resolution regarding the Childersburg Work Release Center and had presentations from the CHHS SGA and a local chapter of Sons of the American Revolution. more

Dec 6, 2017 1:56 AM News

Spain Park Softball

Kyle Parmley

Spain Park High School freshman pitcher Annabelle Widra has committed to play college softball at Oklahoma State. more

Dec 5, 2017 10:08 PM Spain Park

Shelby County Teacher of the Year 2017-18 - 21.jpg

Erica Techo

This year's overall teachers of the year were Krysten Gunn from Calera Intermediate, SK Hutchings from Oak Mountain Middle and Michael Zauchin from Oak Mountain High School. more

Dec 5, 2017 7:02 PM Schools

Meadow Brook Corporate Park Building 100

Photo by Jon Anderson

The company plans to relocate its corporate headquarters into the Meadow Brook Corporate Park and double its Birmingham-area workforce from 300 to 600 in five years, its president and CEO said. more

Dec 4, 2017 9:39 PM Businesses

Swim-Dive reset-13.jpg

Lexi Coon.

Local high school basketball and swimming and diving teams were in action over the last week more

Dec 4, 2017 6:11 PM , Sports

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 9.51.47 AM.png

Photos by Ted Melton and Kyle Parmley.

Wing Zone will donate $1 to the Ben Abercrombie Fund for every free order of chicken wings given away on Wednesday, Dec. 6. more

Dec 4, 2017 4:47 PM News

Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The undefeated Briarwood Christian School football team will play in the Class 5A state final on Thursday at Bryant-Denny Stadium against St. Paul’s. more

Dec 4, 2017 2:59 AM Briarwood

Briarwood VS St Clair County Playoffs 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Briarwood Christian School football team beat St. Clair County, 37-33, on Friday night to advance to the Class 5A state final. more

Dec 2, 2017 5:47 AM Briarwood

The 63-year-old man was trying to cross U.S. 280 at Hugh Daniel Drive, police said. more

Dec 1, 2017 5:44 PM News

Hoover Christmas tree lightig 2017-36

Photo by Jon Anderson

Hundreds of people showed up for the annual event at the Hoover Municipal Center. more

Nov 30, 2017 10:17 PM News

City of Hoover logo - council chambers

Photo by Jon Anderson

City officials are not disclosing the name of the company until Monday, but City Treasurer Robert Yeager said the company plans to invest $12.5 million to move its corporate headquarters to Hoover, bringing 600 jobs to the city over five years. more

Nov 30, 2017 10:36 PM Businesses

Chelsea Soccer State Championship 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The AHSAA reclassifies every two years, and here's how local high school teams are affected. more

Nov 30, 2017 9:37 PM Sports

The team was coached by Mike Plaia, David Blevins, George Corey, Tarrus Metcalf, Kyle Cahalan, Keith Rich, Tom Wolsoncroft, Rob Holston, Joshua Mosley and Richard Moon. more

Nov 30, 2017 6:25 PM Sports

This is the third consecutive year that age group has won. more

Nov 30, 2017 6:15 PM Sports

Subscribe to our daily newsletters

* indicates required
January 2018